In 2001 , Chris began as an apprentice at the flagship Frederic Fekkai Salon located in the iconic Chanel building on 57th and Madison. After graduating from years of vigorous training, Chris began working behind the chair at Salons AKS and Pierre Michel before settling in as one of the top stylists at the Warren Tricomi salon on Madison Ave. It did not take long to be recruited for the opening of Vu Hair in the Peninsula Hotel. Next stop was in soho spearheading a new team with Marie Lou & D, as head stylist. All Chris’s Manhattan experiences gave him the knowledge and confidence to chase his dream of ownership. It was now time to build his dream salon in his newly adopted community of Astoria. He is now the proud owner and founder of Crush Studio on Ditmars Blvd. He’s never been happier to be home!!
Deirdre Barrett is a native New Yew Yorker, bringing over 8 years of professional experience in the salon industry to Crush Studio. She has studied in Soho at the Arrojo Salon and under Joel Warren at Warren Tricomi on the Upper East Side. Being immersed in the culture, style and innovation of these salons, Deirdre was able to hone in on her craft. Her forte lies in the chemistry of color; customizing shades that compliment her guest’s skin tones. Achieving the desired look of her guest’s while maintaining the integrity of the hair is her passion.
Deirdre draws her inspiration from Pop Culture and her recent travels. Time with Deirdre’s is much like her personal trademark, her nails… always fun, room to explore, precise and never a dull moment!
Emi has been working as a hair stylist for over ten years. Emi started this profession in Buenos Aires, Argentina where own her very own hairsalon in her early twenties. Currently Emi is seeing clients in NYC, where she is able to transform her client’s hairs. She has extensive experience in hair cutting, hair coloring and hair styling for clients of all ages and sexes. She possesses an in depth knowledge of hair styles that are contemporary and keeps up with new trends while making sure each hairstyle is personalized to her client’s needs. Emi is friendly, talented and honest which is why she has been able to maintain the majority of her clients. Book your appointment today for the hair experience you have been waiting for!
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