Anthony Vitale's study of color theory at The Art Institute, The Museum School, and other institutions comes in handy for his one-man art shows, but he's also brought that knowledge to the family business: hairstyling. As a sixth-generation stylist, Vitale opened his first salon at the age of 21 and began winning multiple awards for his coloring abilities. Since then, the ambitious stylist has gone on to develop his own coloring technique and sulfate-free hair-care line. As a fierce proponent of natural hair care, Vitale uses NaYo, a yogurt-based hair-coloring system, at his current salon: Anthony David Salon.
Here, Vitale takes brings an artist's eye to each appointment, assessing his clients' skin tone, eye color, hair texture, and the easel they?re tacked to before putting shears to strands. Vitale works alongside other like-minded hairdressers including Jackie, a Framesi-trained master stylist who uses Slide Light and Raking techniques to create natural-looking highlights, Krysten, who specializes in layering and foiling techniques, and Brianna, who is trained in Kemon color specializing in J Beverly Hills Cutting and Styling techniques. The team, armed with sulfate- and paraben-free products such as DevaCurl, style tresses with customized highlights, keratin-smoothing treatments, and hair tinsel.