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Guest Artists Live 018

Omar Antonio San Francisco​

San Francisco native Omar Antonio has always been a creative mind. From a young age he has always excelled at drawing, sewing, sketching, painting, dancing, and having his own unique “style”. It is not hard to see how Omar incorporates all of those talents into the artistry of hair design.

Omar graduated from Miss Marty’s School of cosmetology in San Francisco, CA and from there has never looked back. Being a young parent he began immediately working in a salon and started taking all the educational classes he could.

Then in 2004 he was noticed by Sebastian Professional and become a member of the core artistic team in 2008 and his career hasn’t stopped yet. His work has graced the pages of many magazines including Culture, Modern Salon, Launchpad, American Salon, Elle, Tribute and Dreamscape.

He continues to educate and inspire hair artist all over the world, with such tours as Black Ops, High Definition Tour Canada, Robert Lobetta’s House of Sin, Future Vision, and Inspire. Being able to help inspire fellow artists is Omar’s passion as well as his love for AvantGuarde and editorial hair styling.

Omar Antonio continues to set goals for himself and for his career and can now add submitting his work into his first competition with NAHA this year and becoming the newest member of the Sebastian International Artistic team to his list of accomplishments.​

His face may not be well known, but this architect of beauty has been responsible for the image of famous personalities. With more than 15 years in the beauty industry, working in prestigious salons in Puerto Rico, he has traveled to places like Australia, Holland, Argentina and New York (amongst others) as hairdresser to some famous artists. 

His hard work, his desire to stay up to date with the trends in the industry and his passion for cut and color have earned him recognition in his native Puerto Rico as well as internationally. He has recently worked at New York Fashion Week, Miami Fashion Week and VOGUE USA Magazine Fashion Editorial. 

For more than 10 years JT has been working with TIGI, one of the most prestigious and trend setting companies in the industry, both for their beauty products as well as for their education programs. Now JT is the PR Caribbean & Central America TIGI Talent Art Director. His role within the company takes him all over the Caribbean, South America and the United States giving educational seminars and presenting his work on the stages of industry conventions. Being part of the team allows him to follow two of his greatest passions: being continuously educated on the latest trends from around the globe and sharing his knowledge with fellow hairdressers and stylists.

In spite of all his success, he is still very clear on his goals: “I hope to continue to present my work in cities not yet visited, and representing Puerto Rico with pride. I also want to continue my education in places like London, Spain and Canada.” 

Also JT has found a new passion for making videos and photography where he can express all his creativity documenting all his work and travel experiences. Take a closer look at JT and follow his adventures at: facebook, twitter, blogger, youtube and vimeo.

Chiala Marvici, Creator of Hand Pressed Color and Named One of Glamour’s Top 25 Beauty Influencers for 2016 has been doing hair for over 19 years. After owning a salon in the Northeast she decided to move to NYC to expand her career. 

She has worked on shoots and runways for many designers and brands including Armani, Peter Som, Nicole Miller, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmo, Glamour, ID Magazine, Brooks Brothers, Harry Winston and many more as well as numerous advertising Campaigns. 

Chiala’s work has been featured in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, The Gloss, Allure, Teen Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, The Colorist, Vogue, Glamour, Lucky Magazine, Redbook as well as numerous Global Publications 

Chiala has also created a must have name with her hair in video. Her work has graced the TV commercials of Avon, Garnier, Biolage, and Sally Hansen. Chiala’s work can also be seen in Global campaigns for Redken and Pureology and brands such as Garage and Adam Levine.  

As an artist and educator, Chiala aspires to encourage and inspire the hair stylist to reach their potential and maximize their success through Education. Her creativity, experience and skill show through in every aspect of her work. 

She works at Cutler Salon in NYC as a Sr. Colorist/ Stylist and is also one of Redken’s top Global Educators for the last 16 years. Chiala is an imaginative and innovative hair stylist that can conceptualize ideas and bring them to life. 

"Inspire, create, think, question, add ... Intervene the hair to create a unique and unrepeatable piece". Winner of Trend Vision Award 04 and representative of Mexico in International Trend Vision Award in Paris (Louvre Museum) has combed in important editorials such as InFashion, InStyle, Spot, Time of Jewels, Cream, Rocket Magazine (Barcelona), V Magazine (Spain) ), specialized media such as Collection Mexico, Modalite, Hairdressers (Spain), C & C (Spain)

In fashion collaborated with Devota & Lomba, Victorio & Lucchino, Agata Ruiz de la Prada, Custo (Barcelona), Rolando Santana, Malafacha, Punto, Culter, Macario Jimenez, Julia and Renata, Pineda Covalin, brands such as Grypho, Pepe Jeans, Louis Vuitton, Hermenegildo Zegna. He presents seminars and hairdressing shows in Barcelona, ​​Los Angeles, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala. Stylist Desing Artist Latin America (Sebastian Professional), International Ambassador (Schwarzkopf Professional). In 2012 he created Black Academy, an inspiration concept for hairdressers specializing in hair trends.

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