graduated in 1985 from Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Francisco California. Where he specialized in the art of precision haircuts. He continued his career at Cinta Hair, Salon where he shares his art and knowledge with the best of the industry; Tony and Guy, Bumble and Bumble, and many others. During that adventure he enhanced his technique in razor cutting which is a technique used for modern, edgy looks. He also worked with famous colorists Beth Minardi from NY City. Gio worked with the well known academy of art in San Francisco and the Grand Opera House, he was given the opportunity to develop his skills demonstrating elegant and modern updos that are used today for proms, Sweet Sixteen’s, and of course brides on their most important day. He showed his talent and was able to work with local and world known famous designers on run way shows such as Oscar De La Renta, Gucci, and Mayda Cisneros being one of the top 3 that were chosen locally to be part of the team re-opening the new Red Door Salon in 1998 as a Master Colorist. In 2000, Gio was thrilled to join the talented team at Avant Garde Salon and Spa where he shares his amazing talents with celebrities and the biggest well known TV anchors in Florida from Univision, WSVN, and ABC. Currently, Belkys Nery stylist, Gio also participates in styling the cast of Nuestra Belleza Latina, Mira Quien Baila, and Miss Florida Pageant. Gio loves to balance his client service to their needs and lifestyle to be able to please and accommodate as best as possible. He specializes in creating a unique and special look to match each of his clients because to him every one is special and different in their own way. He is recognized for his great customer service and for good communication skills with clients to achieve a successful finish. Now.. why Gio? Well, to sum it all up, Gio will create an urban chic look that you can recreate at home so you will always look your best. Experience is talent in Avant-Garde Salon and Spa ,155 Miracle Mile ,Miami, 305-442-8136 . www.avantgardesalonandspa.com
When we start seeing Doctor Martens being worn with lace and liberty prints, there is no doubt that we have entered the age of ” romantic grunge ” This truce between tough and tender ,and nonchalance and elegance ,was first worn by youngsters before being adopted by other generations . It is a trend that expresses a real melting pot of characteristics . Both rebellious and romantic ,it shows that opposites can work together . The make-up is all about strong eyes as “smoky eyes” and hair is styling for a natural rock attitude .This is a trend that leaves the ” total look ” in the shade !
Avant-Garde hair Salon Miami ,Florida 155 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables 33134
present : Collection Summer 2014
“Romantic and Grunge “
A COLLECTION ON THE THEME OF
1/ Hair Coloring
This technique alternating veils of single-tone color brings volume and body to fine hair .The hair colorist technician will choose a neutral base and another shade witch will be applied alternately. This prevents the final color from being too uniform and flat , without having to resort to high and lowlights, ensuring a tailor-made color result .
“sunny Hair” Ombre Balayage Technique
The ever-popular Californian Blond announces the return of the summer .
The richness of this intense blond which brings sunshine into your hair requires the talent of a professional master stylist .Alternating bold platinum streaks with a warmer ,more golden blond brings subtlety and volume . The color is deliberately lighter towards the ends of a naturally sun-kissed , surfer-girl look .
Beach styling hair
The solution for those who have always longed for wavy hair!Dozing off in the sun after is no longer the only way to dry your locks into airy waves . Isaac Mesa Master stylist in Avant-Garde salon and spa Miami advise you on this YouTube video on this technique which is perfect for women who like to let their hair fly in the wind .
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3/ Hair Accessories
Hair accessories now have an important role in creating a style ! Flowers Head band on the go !
If you’re interested on giving a try to ” a romantic grunge look” , or would like to come visit our salon for a consultation, please feel free to stop by, we are located at 155 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables,
or you can call us at (305) 442-8136.
We look forward to making you look even more beautiful than you already are!!
A butterfly doesn`t know how beautiful she is because she can`t see her own wings.
When a client walks into Avant-Garde hair Salon and Spa, what the world may look at is an aging woman with graying hair.
But no! This is not what our Salon and master stylist’s see. They see a woman with a Make Over who will look ten years younger and leave with more confidence with her new Haircut and freshened Color as she walks out. Just like that butterfly, our stylists in Avant-Garde, Coral Gables, Miami, see something in her that she doesn’t even see in herself. Avant-Garde saw her wings.
The power the stylist’s have in their hands to change lives through a make over is truly profound. Avant-Garde ,Salon Miami, is not just doing hair but brings transformations to people`s lives. The moment our client walks out , realizing her incredible make over, she holds her head up high and spreads her wings to fly back into the world for another day-another six weeks, before she `s back in Avant-Garde stylist chair once again to continue exploring.
So, what about you? When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Now look closer… What could you see? So many of us live our lives on the surface of what is, instead of reaching out of the box for a little help to dig deep inside and discover what could be, and what better through our talented Make Over Beauty Consultant Professional’s to help you and eventually become not only your beauty partner but a friend. Do you see your own wings?
Stop just looking at yourself and begin seeing the kind of person you want to become and consider the changes you`ll need to make in your life to get there. Discover the beauty inside you. You may not be able to see your own wings, but in Avant-Garde hair Salon and Spa we promise, just like the butterfly, they are truly unique.
Life has so much to offer. Your hopes and dreams can come to life. There are only seven days in a week…”Someday” isn`t one of them. It`s time to fly and if by any chance you are in Miami, Coral Gables and need someone to help you to find your wings, Avant-Garde hair Salon and Spa will feel honor for your visit.
Recommendations for maintaining your Keratin Hair Extensions by stylist Edward from Avant-Garde Salon and Spa Miami
Do you have extensions? Well here are a few tips to maintain the longest lasting extensions.
Brush hair from scalp to ends at least 2 times a day, once in the morning or before washing and once in the evening before bed.
Washing your hair
Do not shampoo your hair for at least 48 hours after your extensions have been applied to allow the bond to set. Shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would, but try to avoid using too much conditioner at the bonding points. Cold water is key. Avoid warm/hot water.
Do not comb between the scalp and the bond. On a regular basis, separate the bonds with your fingers to prevent matting
Drying your hair
Always dry your hair thoroughly, starting at the bond, as it is at its most vulnerable when wet
Do not towel dry the hair with a scrubbing motion. Instead, use a blotting motion and wrap the hair in a towel to remove excess moisture
Always blow dry your hair on a cool/warm temperature
Great Lengths flat headed, soft bristle brushes are the most suitable for brushing your hair. With small sections of hair gently brush from the bonds to the ends of the hair
Styling and finishing
Styling products such as Pearl Gloss Styler can only be applied to the lengths and ends of your hair and not the bond itself
The Great Lengths round brush can be used for blow drying
Straighteners, tongs and heated rollers can be used; however they must be kept away from the bond area
We recommend you tie your hair in a loose pony tail or braid to prevent tangling while sleeping
Exercise and your lifestyle
Extensions suit most lifestyles, however be mindful in the following circumstances which may affect the lifespan of your bonds, or in fact, cause them to breakdown:
Regular swimming, particularly in sea water and chlorinated water
Regular sauna or steam room use
Excessive aerobic activity
Please feel free to send in any questions you might have about Extensions, hair care, or simple your experience either by email, blog, Facebook, Google+ or call us.
Location in Miami: Avant-Garde Salon and Spa – 155 Miracle Mile – Coral Gables, FL 33134