The midtown Team
Our team consists some of the best, most sought after experts in hair, skin, and nail care in New York City.
Their ability to translate fashion forward styling to fit their clients needs can be accredited to their vast experience in the industry. They have won numerous awards and worked with many celebrities, super models, and industry legends.
Andrew - Colorist
Andrew is an experienced colorist who also studied both art and design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture, & Planning along with completing a specialized training in Menswear from the Fashion Institute of Technology. His formal training in color theory and three dimensional design serves him equally well in the field of hair coloring. A salon environment has allowed him to provide his clients with the impact of his knowledge and skill. He enjoys the fulfillment of seeing the transformation process and a client's smile framed by revitalized hair color. Andrew specializes in seamlessly matching the client's natural hair color and loves to maximize hair dimension through painting and sculpting with highlights and/or lowlights.
Brad - Colorist
Brad Johns is the founding father of the “Chunking Method” and is famous for his buttery, “Child at the Beach” blondes, coppery redheads and caramel brunettes. He is most proud of his attention to seasonal hair color detail and has a celebrity following of every shade and hue. His hair color philosophy is hair color should highlight the eyes first, then skin color, followed by season of the year and finally a client’s profession.
Brad Johns was voted many times “Best Colorist in New York” by Allure Magazine.
Christina - Colorist and Stylist
With over 25 years of experience, Christina Liberatore has been one of the most sought after hair designers worldwide. She has designed hair and makeup for fashion shows like Donatella Versace and Isaac Mizrahi in the U.S. and in Paris, and styled for a royal wedding in Italy. She has worked on hair and makeup for many commercials, music videos, music CD covers, and popular T.V. shows including Saturday Night Live, Law and Order, Ru Paul's Drag Race, One Life to Live. She has also worked on award shows like the Daytime Emmys, Miss America Pageant , and other Music, Fashion. and Video Award shows. Christina has worked alongside top hair stylists and makeup artists such as Kevin Aucoin where she was able to master her skills and develop her own unique style. Some of Christina's Celebrity clients have included Heather Locklear, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Esposito, Isabella Rosselini.
Elena - Esthetician
Elena was born in Transylvania, Romania and Immigrated to the United States in 1994. She completed her Esthetics studies at TORONTO SCHOOL OF AESTHETICS, under the late French-Iranian esthetic guru, Sudi. In 2000 she joined the esthetician team at the former posh AVON SALON AND SPA, in Trump Tower. After an intense training in #eyebrowshaping under the keen eye of "The queen of arch", Eliza, she became an associate as an eyebrow specialist, at "ELIZA’S EYES" boutique.
J Mari - Stylist
J Mari is a holistic hair stylist who strives to bring out the beauty within each person, creating styles that are both bold and sophisticated for her ever expanding clientele. J Mari has worked with celebrities such as Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Duff and Tyler Lawrence, creating unforgettable styles that spark the next big trends. A favorite of the beauty and fashion world, J Mari’s work has been seen on fashion runaways such as Monique Lhulier, Rebecca Taylor, VPL, Badgley Mishka, Cynthia Steffe, Charles Nolan, and John Bartlett. Her work has also been in editorial features for publications like W and Teen Vogue and in Campaigns for Organic by John Patrick, Lens Crafters and Juergens. J Mari is a certified REIKI master level practitioner and Holistic Hair stylist. J Mari is an avid hiker and when out of the salon she can be found on one of the many trails in the US.
John - Stylist
John Atchison is known worldwide as a leading hairstylist and educator. With training in New York and London, he became a master at the craft of haircutting and styling, dedicating himself to the development of the John Atchison Method of precision haircutting for all hair textures. He opened his New York salon in 1976. He has been featured on TV talk shows including Good Day New York (FOX), Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, CNN, and "Our Voices" (BET). Editorial coverage includes Vogue, Essence, Mademoiselle, Ebony, The New York Times, Glamour and numerous hair care trade publications. He has received numerous awards and honors including: Philadelphia Beauty Showcase Award to Master Educator, New York Evvy Fashion Award, Voted as one of Top 75 Educators of the Century by Modern Salon magazine. Mr. Atchison has serviced many celebrities, high-powered business executives, and politicians, including: Nancy Wilson, Danny Glover, Ruby Dee, Candice Bergen, Diahann Carroll, Alfre Woodard, Muhammad Ali, Phylicia Rashad, Cecily Tyson, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Maxine Walters, Dionne Warwick, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Lola Falana. Mr. Atchison has been an avid fundraiser for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Food For Survival, Fresh Air Fund, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the NAACP, and the Boys Choir of Harlem. He regularly donates percentages of gross sales to community organizations.
Marcus - Colorist
Marcus trained extensively in highlighting techniques to give hair a very natural sun kissed look and trained on high-end color lines. He uses painting techniques for single processes that give hair more dimension and a natural highlighted effect. He's also experienced in Keratin hair extensions as seen on actress Marianne Mayberry of Broadway's "August Osage County ". He has worked on celebs like Britney Snow, Alexis Bledel, actors from Broadway and daytime soaps . A self taught painter, Marcus has a good understanding of color and practices a different form of color in his art work. (MarcusKGarcia.com)
Peter - Colorist and Styist
Peter has worked for some of the most noteable luxury salons in both Miami and NYC. HIs creativity and talents are versatile; he specializes in the art of color, cutting, and styling. His work has been seen on many of the NYC runways and on the covers of top fashion magazines. Peter also worked on Broadway for 6 years as a hairstylist for Phantom of the Opera, Little Shop of Horrors, and Hairspray. His celebrity clients include Susan Lucci and Dweezil & Moon Zappa.
Rita - Stylist
Rita Mastrorilli is an expert in curly hair and men’s short razor cuts. She has also specialized in hair texturizing so whether clients want a Keratin straightening treatment, Japanese relaxer, or a Wave treatment, Rita will help them get the hair they desire while keeping it healthy. Her techniques give her clients' hair control and manageability. Rita says her goal when working with clients is to deliver on their specific needs and focus on their face shape, lifestyle and personality to create their customized look. Rita has been with the Riccardo Maggiore Salons for over 15 years and has worked in numerous top NYC salons throughout her career.
Shushan - Colorist and Stylist
After training at Riccardo Maggiore Salon, Shushan went on to gain experience at several top NYC salons. She now brings her positive energy, work ethic and creativity as a stylist and colorist to the Riccardo Maggiore team. She loves making people beautiful and happy, boosting their confidence and strives to understand her customers by listening to their opinion and motivating them in achieving their goal.
Sumio - Stylist
Sumio is a one of the best short hair specialist in NYC. He specializies in cutting and takes a cient's hair texture and lifestye into consideration. He trained at the prestigeous Tokyo Beauty School in Tokyo, Japan. Along with a passion for his craft, Sumio is an artist, photographer, poet, and linguist; a true Renaissance Man.
Tom - Colorist and Stylist
Tom, an expert in Corrective Color and haircutting has worked in many of NYC's pretigious salons. He has been working as a top colorist and stylist at the Riccardo Maggiore Salons for over a decade. His knowledge, expertise, strong and loyal client base makes him one of the most sought after stylist and colorist in NYC. Tom has styled many celebrities, worked in television with the 2006 winter Olympics in Torino Italy, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Other works include Sondheim's Follies in concert, the 25th anniversary of Sondheim`s Company and a tribute to Sheldon Harnick at the 92d Street Y.