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The Art of Hair - Season One Review

Season 1 of The Art of Hair Podcast has been a completely wild ride!

Join the Altieri Brothers on a quick summary of the first season of their podcast. Know all about them, their family history, and their ride in the industry. Discover the most prominent leaders’ journeys in the beauty and hairstyling business. They also have three masterclasses turned podcast episodes with the history of the Shag cut, the Pixie cut, and the bob cut!

Get in touch with the Altieri Brothers and stay tuned for season 2!

About The Altieri Brothers

The Altieri Brothers are celebrity hairstylists with one of the longest-running careers in the beauty business.

Growing up in a tightly knit Italian-American family, brothers Riccardo and Anthony Altieri were inspired by their mother Gloria, father Anthony Sr., and younger brother John to pursue the profession of hairdressing. Now, the two both own and operate vibrant popular salons and are recognized as legendary celebrity hairstylists. They are also the driving force behind Altieri hair care products and the “The Art of Hair” brand.

Episode 1: Introduction to the Art of Hair Podcast with the Altieri Brothers

Welcome to the Art of Hair Podcast! In this episode, you will dive deep into why the Altieri Brothers created this show. They want to share their 40+ years of experience in the beauty industry with you. Get involved with the Altieri Brothers through the podcast!

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Episode 2: The Altieri Origin Story

Dive deep into the Altieri Brothers’ experience and life in this episode. You will be able to get some family history and details about Tony’s life.

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Episode 3: The Altieri Origin Story - Part 2

The second part of the Origin Story covers how the Altieri Brothers embraced their journey in the beauty industry. They had a long, successful ride with Matrix, and they share their memories here!

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Episode 4: Featuring Allan Papaleo

Alan Papaleo is the Senior Artistic Team Member for Ergo Styling Tools. We cover some of the advantages of working in the hair industry, favorite experiences with different companies we have worked with, and the fun education shows we've had over the years.

Send Alan an email at

Follow Alan on Instagram at @PapaleoFineArts

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Episode 5: Featuring Allen Edwards

Allen Edwards is one of the most legendary hairdressers of our time. He is also the creator of the iconic Farrah Fawcett hair that became super popular in the 70s. Know his journey in the industry through his own words.

Check out Allen’s website

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Episode 6: Featuring Presley Poe

Get to know one of the most talented colorists that have ever walked the planet! Presley Poe uses social media platforms not only to show her art and creations but to keep working on herself as a brand. Even when working with a company, Poe knows how to differentiate and keep her own voice in the process.

Check out Presley Poe’s website

Follow Presley on Instagram

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Episode 7: The Shag Haircut

Originally created by the Scottish hairdresser Paul McGregor, this haircut is all things volume and layers. The story says Jane Fonda came into his Greenwich Village salon in the 60s and asked him to do something, anything he wanted on her hair. On that day, the shag haircut was born. Listen to the Altieri Brothers giving a masterclass about this cut!

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Episode 8: Featuring Jeff Schwartz

Jeff Schwartz is one of the most experienced men in the beauty industry. In this episode, he reflects on his career, how starting a position at Revlon took him to other roles in the biggest companies, and through the years started meeting the industry's most successful icons.

Connect and follow Jeff on LinkedIn

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Episode 9: The History of the Pixie Haircut

Used as a way to find and express freedom, women started cutting their long locks into shorter layers of hair that framed their faces; this is how the Pixie cut trend started. Over the years celebrities across the entertainment industry like Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Halle Berry, and recently J-Lo have rocked this cut on the movies, tv-series, and stages across the world.

Tony and Ricco even have their own approach, technique, and specific face shape for this cut!

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Episode 10: The History of the Bob Haircut

A Bob haircut is more or less a one-length haircut at the shoulders or anywhere above the shoulders. Once judged as the ugliest hairstyle on earth, the Bob slowly became popular thanks to the influencers of that time: the movie stars.

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Episode 11: Featuring Tony Rizzo

Tony Rizzo is a recognized hairdresser, and teacher that has taken a family tradition to a next level. With his academy, Sanrizz Academy, he won the British Hairdressing Awards of Education. Listen to Tony sharing not only his experience but advice on the industry.

Dive deep into the Sanrizz Technique and School here

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Episode 12: Featuring Kauilani Goodwyn

Life took Kauilani Goodwyn down a different path than expected and got her to fall in love with cosmetology and hair care in the way. Kauilani uses a special technique for cutting textured hair called Air Cut, developed by MIZANI. Listen to her journey to know what happens when pharmacognosy, cosmetology, and chemical engineering meets hairstyling!

Connect with Kauilani on Linkedin

Follow Kauilani on Instagram to keep up with the latest

Know more about the Texpert Collective

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Episode 13: Featuring Robert Reed

Robert Reed has been surrounded by the top-notch elite hairdressers in the world. He started in radio but quickly transferred his skills into the beauty industry. His talent with public speaking called Jheri Redding’s attention. With his company, Ergo, he started to help people with disabilities be part of the beauty business.

Connect and follow Robert on Linkedin here

Shoot Robert a text message at (818) 489-7681

Follow Ergo Styling Tools on Instagram

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Episode 14: Featuring Philip Wolff

Philip Wolff is the man and the legend in the flesh. He does not limit his style to one specific thing. He accepts he has several influences around his artistic approach to hairstyling. Philip’s style comes from his own personal background. Discover how he works in this episode!

Stay tuned to Philip’s new projects on his website

Follow Philip on Instagram

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