Cristina Prioletta

Cristina Prioletta, photo by Vincenzo D'Alto

Top Italian-Canadian Female Hairstylists

Age: 28 Claim to Fame: Wella Trendvision Awards – bronze winner in Canada for young talent (2015), Wella Trendvision Awards – bronze winner in Canada for creative vision (2017), Wella Trendvision Awards – silver winner in Canada for creative vision (2018), New York Fashion Week 2018, Sebastian Professional artist Experience: Over 10 years Italian Roots: My father is from Campobasso and my mother’s side is from Caserta. Where To Find Her: Mute Salon, 2070 de la Montagne

Industry Icons/Mentors: Robert Lobetta, Michael Polsinelli, Akin Konizi, Demo Pedulla (Bloke Barbershop), Anne Marie Amendola (Coiffure Eleganza)

Hair Do: Wear a style that represents you in the best and most unique way and that also makes you feel great.

Hair Don’t: Do not jump from hairdresser to hairdresser. DO NOT CUT YOUR OWN HAIR OR DO YOUR OWN COLOUR!

Best Hair Tip For The Season: Less is more. Either tone up the colour and wear a simple cut, or have a simple colour with more of an edgy cut. Balance is key.

Advice For Choosing A Hairstylist: Do your homework. Read reviews on salons and stylists. Go for consultations, and when you feel comfortable with a hairdresser, give him or her a chance.

Remember: word of mouth is the best.

Favourite Bridal Hair-Do: A low messy bun – it’s romantic and elegant all in one look.

Top Celebrity Style Pick: Jennifer Lopez always has amazing hair and even though she has a lot of extensions her hairstyles are always matched perfectly with her outfits. Emma Stone has a simple beauty, yet always looks chic.

Horror Story: The day a customer told me to “JUST DO MY JOB.”  I’ve never felt more insulted as a professional and I kicked her out of my chair. I’m all for listening to what the customer wants and needs but I do not tolerate rudeness or condescension.

Tool Of The Trade: POTION 9 by Sebastian Professional is hands down the perfect product for any hair type.