“Treat people the way you want to be treated while making
them look awesome!”
At a young age Blowdry Specialist Stacy Brardo loved watching her mom get dressed up, doing her hair and makeup. This (and slew of bad haircuts as a teen!) is what truly inspired Stacy to pursue a career as a hair stylist. “No one should ever have to have a bad hair experience!” Stacy studied cosmetology at Aveda Institute in NYC and picked up tricks of the trade at Salon AKS. Some career highlights include assisting during New York Fashion Weeks and on television segments for NBC Live and The Today Show.
Her love of fashion and strong sense of style come to life in her work with hair. She can take you from edgy to classical and everything in between; finding the best look for your event or lifestyle.
Brardo finds pride in being a good listener. Her personal and professional belief is to “Treat people the way you want to be treated while making them look awesome!” Stacy is always ahead of trends and is ready to bring you there too. You should probably get her on speed dial!
First, the right tools are essential. Choose a professional blowdryer fitted with a nozzle at the end. Our favorite is the Twin Turbo. Using a nozzle on the end of your hair dryer will help to reduce flyaways and get you better control of your roots. Next, use brushes with high quality, all natural bristles. Boar bristles are ideal for coarse and curly hair, while the silk bristles work well with fine or damaged hair. The size of your brush is determined by the length of your hair and your desired end result. The longer your hair or the straighter you’d like your ends to be, the larger the brush size you use. For shorter hair or for long hair that desires bounce and wave, choose a brush with a smaller diameter. Purchase Here.
Now that you’ve got the right tools, it is important that you follow up with great products. Start off with a high quality shampoo and conditioner. Next, you will need to prep your hair with the right products before any blowdrying starts. When making a product decision, ask yourself: is my hair dry? is my hair oily? do I want volume? how much hold do I need my hair to have? do I need an anti-humectant to fight frizz? do I want to define my natural curls? or do I want to smooth them out? Then go to Shop AKS for the best of the best products! Ask yourself the questions above then type your answers into the search tool of Shop AKS, Voila! the right products for your hair will pop right up!
A master stylist at Salon AKS, Nikki’s natural talents are exceptional. Unparalleled artistry emanates from Nikki’s hands, creating masterful bridal looks, natural looking hair extensions, cutting edge haircuts. She is known for bringing out the beauty in ethnic hair. Nikki is a visionary. Her client are often seen with transformative looks – she can give you a hot pixie one day and add extensions the next to alter the mood. Nikki has earned credits in Town & Country, Allure, Suede, and Vanity Fair. Combining her talent with her experience, she is often sought out by New York City’s fashion forward heavyweights and VIP’s . Always in demand, Nikki frequently travels and makes house calls to accommodate her clients needs.
An integral talent at Salon AKS, Mika has established herself as a bridal specialist and detail oriented hairtylist. Utilizing skills learned in art school and fashion, Mika’s looks are designed to frame an individual’s face and body. Mika is constantly sought after by New York’s most prominent socialites, editors. She is known for her men’s haircuts that range from cleancut to edgy. Always in demand, Mika frequently travels and makes house calls to accommodate the needs of her loyal clientele. Mika’s work has been seen in fashion shows for Ralph Lauren, Erickson Beamon and Alfred Angelo. In New York Magazine’s “Best of New York,” Mika was recognized for giving the best blow-dry in the city. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Allure, Brides.com, Self, InStyle Weddings, InStyle and Ladies Home Journal, to name a few.
Ralph Lauren Men’s NYFW
Allure, Best of the Best
Zac Posen Presentation 2015
FatemaFardana NYFW 2015
New York Times Article
Laurel Dewitt NYFW 2015
Allure, Best of the Best
Ericsson Beamon NYFW
Ericsson Beamon NYFW
Alfred Angelo Show 2010
Laurel Dewitt, NYFW
Married At First Sight, on A&E
MAC Baking Beauties
Mika creates flat iron waves on NBC NY Live! Click image below to watch!
Little Things Make Big Things Happen…Click Image to Watch it!
Watch Mika Transform Beyonce Fan on CBS ‘Live from the Couch’,
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4 Wedding Hair Tips and Trends by Mika;as seen on Glamour.com