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Family Matters: Zak Mascolo's Journey to the Top

Lauren Quick | July 24, 2015 | 8:24 AM
1973: Zak Mascolo is born in London on May 25.
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1986: Mascolo moves to Miami to live with his mother.
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1992: After graduating from high school, he moves back to London to begin training at the Toni&Guy Academy with Christian, Anthony and Sacha Mascolo.
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1999: Moves to New York City and runs the first Toni&Guy salon in Manhattan.
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2000: Shoots his first Toni&Guy collection, Zero.
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2003: Mascolo runs the TIGI Academy in New York City and is named TIGI U.S. creative director.
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2005: Submits a collection, is named a finalist and wins the 2005 NAHA Contemporary Classics category.
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2006: Oh baby! Mascolo and his wife, Caroline, have their first child, Fabiana. They will have two more children.
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2009: When Mascolo’s father, Guy Mascolo, passes away, Zak and his family move to Los Angeles to help run Toni&Guy with his uncle Bruno Mascolo. (Pictured: Guy Mascolo)
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2014: MODERN SALON features Mascolo’s story in its November issue.
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2014: Mascolo puts a new spin on the Toni&Guy Classics collection, which is the core of Toni&Guy education curriculum.
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The Mascolo name is synonymous with hairdressing—and despite a sprawling family tree filled with creative masterminds, Zak Mascolo has charted his own path in this industry.

Mascolo, creative director of the Americas for Toni&Guy, heavily values the power of education as a cornerstone for creativity and can date his involvement with the craft back to his childhood, when he helped his father, Guy Mascolo, in his Toni&Guy salons.

Mascolo has clocked in more than 20 years in the industry as an integral part of the Toni&Guy team and a NAHA winner. His focus and vision continues to be a driving force behind the future of Toni&Guy.



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