The Allilon team from Great Britian is known for its wonderful and innovative collections. Joe Mastalia, President of Depasquale, was so impressed with their "Aces" collection that he invited the team to come to the newest and surprisingly cozy Depasquale "warehouse" to present the collection to 400 salon professionals from the Northern New Jersey area.
"This collection is not consumer friendly," announced Johnny Othona, Allilon co-founder, who used Davines products to create the looks. "It is aggressive and powerful." Johnny and team did three cuts on stage before bringing out their finished collection of models, all sporting colors and designs inspired by a deck of cards. Hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades were either built into the shape or placed within the color finish.
"It's all designed to make you smile," said Johnny after telling the moving story of Angelo Pangalos (forwardthesmile.com), a physically challenged magician and musician. "Please go, learn more about him and 'like' his page. He inspired this collection."