Stylists

NINA BIO

“My job is to make you feel sexy and confident in your own skin”.

Over 10 years Nina build her career as a passionate, enthusiastic and very talented hair stylist. After graduating from “Hair School” in Opatija, Croatia she opened a chain of small hair salons F.E.A in Rijeka and Umak, Croatia. Seeking always perfection Nina moved to Trondheim, Norway when she was invited by a very famous hair stylist Knut Olsen and got the opportunity to educate new students and work as a hair stylist. Her career continued in Treviso, Padova and Venezia, Italy where she was a part of the Schwarzkopf team collaborating with Lorena Gasparetto, who was two times winner in world competition in cutting hair. In a series of competitions called “Golden Comb” Opatija, Croatia Nina was a second and third place winner in 2006, 2007 and 2008. One of the biggest success was winning a first place with her team in competition Tony&Guy in Zagreb, Croatia in 2007. Beside that she participated in many fashion shows, including independent shows, performances and photo shoots.

Nina worked with wide spectrum of popular hair products, attending seminars and taking classes with Schwarzkopf, Matrix, Revlon, Artego, Aveda and Original&Minerals. Nina relocated to NYC in 2011 seeking even better opportunities to express her artistic talent in haircuts, coloring and designing.

TONY BIO

Hair stylist to the stars, Tony's roster of clients includes the likes of Dennis Rodman, Sylvester Stallone, Kellan Lutz, East 17, Raina Kabaivanska.

Tony's career ( over 12 years) took shape under the mentorship of famed hair stylist Giancarlo ( Madonna's stylist at the time), Stephanie Kocielski, Gianfranco Blassime, Takashi Kitamura, Robert Cromeans. Tony's portfolio includes advertisement campaigns for "Paul Mitchell", "Wella", "Nivea"; numerous music videos, TV and Fashion shows. His work also appeared in leading European publications such as "Amica", "Eva", "Hello", "One". Tony was part of Paul Mitchell's creative team, developing new trends for the brand. He participated in many workshops and seminars as part of the team and as a spokesman of Paul Mitchell's brand in England, Italy, Bulgaria.

Tony believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of his field with creativity and knowledge of new products, services and techniques available in order to provide excellent service to his clientele. He specializes in cutting-edge multi-dimensional coloring techniques, balayage, ombre, highlights, fashion cuts and special occasion hair dressing.

Praised for his unique ability to blend timeless elegance with current trends, Tony serves clients in Europe and the USA, at studio NOVA in New York City.

Tony loves Michael Jackson's music( favorite song "Man in the mirror"). His favorite food is Ice Cream:)

JILL SCHNAPP

Jill Schnapp is known to have a unique sense of style for showing people, clients, and photographers the endless possibilities of hair design. She started her career 15 years ago hoping to expand her artistic ability in college. When reality set in, a decision had to be made to pay tuition, or pay rent. Having grown up in a house kept by a hairdresser, Jill had decided to use what her mother had instilled in her subconsciously, and work in a salon to pay bills. Little did she know her fate had started its course.

While assisting in a salon, she was introduced to her first mentor, Harvey Sobler. Trained at some of the top academies in London, Harvey taught Jill how much being a hair stylist was a work of art. Harvey gave her the tools she would need to succeed and opened her eyes to the industry she was about to encounter. In years to follow, Harvey brought her to London where her artistry began, at academies such as Vidal Sassoon of London, Tony & Guy and The Mahogany Institute. Walking down streets she had never walked on before, she realized she took a turn in life that would help bring forth her true identity. She learned the latest styles and trends as well as the study of platform artistry from some of London’s finest platform artists. Unbeknownst to her, she too would become one!

In the course of her studies she encountered inspirational educators such as; Nick Irwin, Anthony Mascola, DJ Muldoon, April Barton, Robert Cromeans and Angus Mitchell. She learned the fundamentals of her industry by starting at the bottom where it raised her issues concerning self doubt which she quickly got over by learning how to find tune her abilities to enhance her work.

Check Jill's website for more details at jillschnapphair.com.