Beauty on the Edge’s cosmetologist, Christina Efstathiou, has worked on hair for two decades. However, she regularly updates her skills with continuing education. With that constantly cultivated technique, she avoids becoming over-specialized, and her array of services covers all sorts of beauty needs. As skilled with shears as she is with hair dye, Christina makes her clients’ hair as beautiful and as notable as the Venus de Milo substituting as midfielder for the Greek national soccer team.
When you’ve been styling hair for more than 35 years, it can be easy to fall into a routine. That’s why Hairs 2 U owner and master stylist Toni Staskus continues to attend classes and hair shows whenever she can, ensuring she stays up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques. Her commitment to education has led Toni to earn master hair-colorist certification from Wella, Clairol, and Redken, as well as certifications in hot-fusion hair extensions and KeraGreen organic hair straightening.
Inside the lavender-walled salon, pop-art paintings and magazine clippings inspire clients to request classic cuts or the modern, asymmetrical looks favored by most Picasso models. Beyond relaxing, texturizing, and perming tresses, Toni and her staff also weave in glitz in the form of feather, tinsel, or party-color extensions and can lend their coloring expertise to tint eyelashes or freshly shaped brows.
The Great Clips empire spans more than 3,000 salons across North America, where a collective of over 30,000 stylists wait, ready to tend to hairstyles. At these salons, no appointments are necessary—though an online check-in system aids those who wish to skip any potential lines by adding their names directly to the haircut queue. And to aid their new hairstyles, customers can peruse a line of gels, conditioners, pomades, and tea-tree oil shampoos and body washes.
With Keri Diaz, don't expect an over-inflated ego. The talented, dedicated stylist currently operates out of Artistic Hair Care & Design, where she specializes in precision cuts, bold highlights, and blowout styling.
For more than three decades, hairstylist Barbara Dey has kept up to date on the latest hair techniques—from Moroccanoil deep conditioners to ombre highlights—by regularly attending the Orlando Premiere International Beauty Show and watching online tutorials from Italy Color. The bulk of her vast knowledge, however, has best been gained through good old-fashioned salon experience. At Artistic Hair Care & Design salon, she proudly showcases her cache of accumulated skills via an extensive service menu, which includes clipper cuts for men, corrective coloring services for women, and stylish perms for fashion-forward wookies.
Stronger. Softer. Lighter. Darker. Beneath the skilled hands of Frankie Jo Sexton, hair willingly shifts its shape, color, and texture, much like Gumby and his pals after a few drinks. The stylist has spent more than 20 years working with locks, picking up a variety of skills along the way. When stepping up to the salon chair, Ms. Sexton brings along expertise in areas such as color correction, hair extensions, and keratin treatments.