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Meet the Stylist – Timothy Ro

November 17, 2017

Introduce yourself!

Hey, my name is Timothy Ro and I’m a Master Stylist at our Newbury Street location.

What are your credentials?

I have studied various facets of the beauty industry, extensively with L’Oreal Professionnel, Shu Uemura, Kérastase and One Styling, where I was granted with an Artistic Technical Trainer role.

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How many years have you been a part of the SalonCapri team?

I’ve been with SalonCapri for 4 years.

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What do you enjoy about your job?

First and foremost, I love to make people feel pretty. I love that my career allows me to be artistic and pushes my creativity forward.

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What do you specialize in?

Dimensional hair color, natural balayage, editorial styling and textured haircuts.

What inspired you to become a stylist?

My first thought was to go to art school, but after a friend mentioned the idea of hair, I became intrigued. I started highlighting friends and family which propelled me into the cosmetology field. Being a hairstylist has always been in my DNA, also; my great aunts owned a salon in East Boston back in the day.

What is your #1 hair care or styling tip?

Product placement – I make it a point to show and teach my clients the best way to use each product. For example, I like to dip a wide-toothed comb into mousse to evenly distribute it throughout the hair.

What is the most valuable or interesting lesson you’ve learned from your Fashion Week/editorial experiences and training? How can you apply that to working with your clients at SalonCapri?

DETAILS! DETAILS! DETAILS! Backstage, we have a very limited amount of time to create the look, so you need to make it a point to always check on the details as you are creating.

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Which favorite hair care product has been in constant rotation for you behind the chair to use on clients?

My holy trinity is Shu Uemura’s Wonder Worker Blow Dry Primer, Ample Angora Volumizing Light Foam and Texture Wave Finishing Spray!

Which celeb haircut and/or color are you loving right now and why?

For a decade now, Sarah Jessica Parker has been a huge hair inspiration to me. Her look is never out of style!

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What are your favorite hair colors or style/cuts right now?

This fall and winter, it’s all about smoky caramels, creamy vanillas and deep iced mocha hues. The textured mid-length cut is having a serious moment right now – even Nicole Kidman has jumped on the bandwagon.

What advice would you give any client that is looking to do something different with their hair?

Remember that your hair is your number one accessory, so be comfortable and confident in choosing a new look. Research looks you have in mind and bring pictures in case you can’t explain exactly what you are thinking.

What do you predict is going to be one of the hair trends for Winter 2017?

I think we are going to start seeing smoother hair. I created a ripple wave technique that I’m really into right now, smooth with a slight fluid surface wave.

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What hair products should everyone have in their arsenal at home?

As we head into the chillier months in Boston, everyone should have Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil! I like to use a 3-2-1 when using this product: 3 pumps as a hair treatment before washing, 2 pumps on towel-dried hair before drying, and 1 pump as a finisher on styled hair.

Any interesting/fun talents you have outside of hair styling?

I’m a bit of a foodie; I’m often referred to as “chef” amongst my friends and family. Also, I’m very crafty and obsessed with rehabbing furniture pieces.

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