Featured Hair Stylist of August 2011:

Bruce Kushnick

Bruce has worked in some of the finest salons in Manhattan, including the John Sahag workshop, Orbie hair salon, Pierre Michel salon, Vidal Sassoon, and Eiji salon, Patrick Melville Salon and Spa.

His first job was at Vidal Sassoon on Fifth Avenue in the GM building. He spent his first ten years in the beauty industry learning and perfecting wet haircuts. At the time, he thought this was considered the best way to cut hair.

Then in 1985, Bruce went on to learn dry cutting from John Sahag, when he opened his first salon in New York. He always believed in cutting hair as it falls naturally on its own produced the best results for clients that want to do their hair themselves every day. He found cutting hair when it is dry allowed him to create straighter lines and more precise layering. He learned how to taper off the ends of the hair with a scissor to soften the edges of the layers as well as thinning the lines of a blunt cut. After three and a half years with the John Sahag workshop, Bruce went out on his own. He started to build a portfolio, and do some editorial work for magazines.

He loves hair. There are so many variations in texture and thickness of hair. He loves the challenge of creating something new for a client and making them feel confident about the way they look.

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