Larissa Fortuno

Over the last seven years in the beauty business, Larissa has been most attracted to the art of hair coloring. Whether working through a single-color process or highlighting, she carefully considers a client’s skin tones in order to bring out her natural beauty.

Inspired as a little girl by her mother, also a colorist, Larissa takes great pride in her ability to enhance an individual’s style and play such an active role in helping people feel confident and beautiful.

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Don’t want to wait for a complimentary color blowdry? You can now book an appointment following your color service for just $40!

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Samantha Garrone

Samantha loves what she does.  Everyday she gets to be inspired by her clients.  Her belief is that the best haircolor derives from listening to her client, assesing the tones best suited to them and then painting the color into the hair in a way that complements their haircut and personal style.

Eager to realize her lifeong dream to create beauty, Samantha joined the AKS team ready to learn.  She started her training, learning all the basics and then spent two years honing in on those skills with Kathleen Flynn. Under Kathleen, Samantha learned to not only create outstanding color but also to be comfortable in the presence of cameras and celebrities and to accomodate the needs of an exacting clientele.

A few minutes with Samantha, and you’ve left all the hassles of your day behind. Her calming energy, her patience and her good humor combine with her skilled hands and trained eye; You leave Samantha’s chair not liking your color but loving it and knowing how to maintain it.



Kathleen Flynn-Hui

Kathleen began making an impact in the field of hair color over twenty years ago. Throughout this time, she has become celebrated for her hundreds of loyal adherents. There are celebrities (Christie Brinkley, Julianna Margulies, Bette Midler, Gretchen Mol, Rickie Lauren and Heidi Klum, to name only a few) but also simply those women who come from across the country and around the world to see someone they know—and whom they know knows them.

Kathleen is an artist. She excels in natural-looking brunettes who want to incorporate bright, rich highlights. She works carefully with each client, learning the nuances of their complexion, the character of their hair—and even the fundamental nature of their personality. Her genius is in bringing out what the client sees herself to be, ideally.

Kathleen listens. She works closely with the stylists in the Salon. “I respect what the stylist is creating,” she says. “They build the foundation, and I am working to enhance that foundation. Making a match, and keeping the integrity of the original vision: this is what I find challenging. And fun.”

Kathleen has unique, extensive experience in media, too, as an author, a producer and an educator. She is the author of Beyond the Blonde, a book about the world on which she has a unique vantage point. She served as co-host for Plum TV’s Morning, Noon and Night show for two summers, where her work included beauty and fashion segments, as well as profiles of composer Itzhak Perlman and New Line Cinema’s Michael Lynne. And throughout her career Kathleen has dedicated time and energy to teaching younger colorists four times a week, an experience that has given her the ability to design classes and “perform” in front of a critical, and well-educated audience.

In addition to her work with the clients she has come to know and call close friends, Kathleen is above of all proud to be the mother of two young women, Jade and Cameron. Like so many other working mothers, she tries to balance business and home-life, and for this reason she has a unique understanding of all the accomplished women who come and sit in her chair.

No surprise to us,master colorist Kathleen Flynn-Hui is on Allure’s list for best colorist in NYC! Read on…and then book your appointment!

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Mika Rummo

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,, Self, InStyle Weddings, InStyle and Ladies Home Journal, to name a few.

Mika creates flat iron waves on NBC NY Live! Click image below to watch!

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Little Things Make Big Things Happen...Watch it!

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

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Salon AKS at Spring Fashion Week 2012

See your favorite A.K.S Stylists in action at Fashion Week Spring 2012.

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