Creative Leader for TONI&GUY
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Zak Mascolo is the creative leader of TONI&GUY in both salons and academies nationally and is the integral lead in all collection and education decisions.
With a firm belief that at the heart of creativity is a formal education, Zak helps hairdressers around the world find their individual creative voice through foundational and advanced curriculum. Zak began his hairdressing career as a child, helping his father, Guy Mascolo, in his TONI&GUY salons.
For over 20 years, Zak has used his talents and artistry to express his creativity through hairdressing. His accomplishments include leading the creative team and managing all classes for the TIGI Advanced Academy in New York for 10 years prior to returning to TONI&GUY full time in 2009.
He was also the winner of the 2005 “Contemporary Classic” category for the North American Hairstyling Awards and was one of five finalists for the 2006 “North American Hairdresser of the Year.” Zak credits his father and his uncle, Bruno Mascolo, who both overcame tremendous obstacles to get where they are today, as his personal and professional mentors. They, along with his uncle Anthony Mascolo, whom Zak calls “a creative mastermind”, inspire him to stay focused on his goals and his vision for TONI&GUY.