Stacey Ciceron, Oribe Brand Ambassador, is known for her innovative and informative style tutorials and campaigns, as well as training stylists and retailers on proper care of textured hair and product usage. As a celebrity stylist, Ciceron has created show-stopping looks for celebrities and supermodels for film, editorials and runway. Ciceron also has an impressive television resume, including America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Vogue, Essence, Elle, Allure, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Black Hair Sophisticates, Marie Claire and many other national and international fashion and beauty publications have featured Ciceron’s finishes on their pages. The born and bred New Yorker (born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens) has a very special PERSONAL STYLE!
I am known as: the go-to resource and authority for textured hair and hair education.
I would love to makeover: my mother! Who can relate? She’s a feisty little firecracker, and I would love to give her a whole new look and a photoshoot to memorialize it.
Favorite item in my wardrobe: black pants or anything black—it’s the hairstylist in me. You can dress it up or dress it down and black goes with everything.
Favorite accessory: a good statement necklace, but my hair is the ultimate accessory.
If I hadn’t become a salon professional I would have become a: creative content producer or event planner.
Most people would be surprised that I: am married with kids. I’m not sure why that shocks everyone!
My guilty pleasure: is the Real Housewives of Atlanta—I just can’t stop watching.
For inspiration I: read, listen to audiobooks, watch videos and attend workshops in order to improve my craft, stay current and develop personally.
Best piece of advice I ever received: never give up. You’ll get there as long as you keep going. Most people quit before they get to the finish line.
My mentor: is my Dad. He is a vault of gems and wisdom. I rarely make any important move without consulting him first. I know he always has my best interest at heart, and I feel so grateful for his guidance.
My style icon: is Michelle Obama (her effortless elegance) mixed with a little New York style.
My best vacation was: a family cruise to Mexico. It’s rare that we all get together, and it was such a treasurable moment that I will cherish for a lifetime. We laughed, explored, ate, enjoyed shows and danced.
Every beauty professional should: never stop learning. Invest in yourself, in your health, in love, in time, in your finances and in education. We CAN have it all!
My secret weapon is: my spirituality and belief system. It keeps me grounded, aligned and optimistic in what can sometimes appear as challenging times.
I relax by: unplugging from the world, slowing down and enjoying the moment.
My goal as a professional is to: be in/of service, add value, leave places better than I found them and operate in excellence.
I became a salon professional because: at a young age, I discovered the gift of healing through hair sessions. I love witnessing the transformation that occurs when a client starts to realize their full beauty potential. It transcends beauty and flows into other areas of their life. I help them bring out their inner and outer beauty.
I am most proud of: my ability to push through adversity. I’ve had so many setbacks in life, but I always bounce back stronger and better than I was before.
Favorite place on earth is: out in nature, especially in the water.
My favorite styling trick or tip is to: take a moment to understand the canvas (hair) that you’re working with during your consultation. Determine hair type, texture, density and porosity, and use this information to create a road map and proper hair care regimen. [Ciceron uses Oribe Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler.]
The one tool or product I use most often is: leave-in conditioner. It’s my go-to first step for all hair types and textures. It hydrates, detangles, evens out porosity and prepares the hair for other styling products, if necessary.
The talent I would most like to have is to be a: professional dancer. If you’re asking about a hair related talent, it would be master colorist. It’s a skill/talent I didn’t spend enough time developing, and I think it would be the icing on my cake.
My mantra is: Educate, elevate, and inspire. That’s the intention I set before sharing anything with the world.
My vision: A world where everyone lives in their highest possibility and knows that they matter.