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Stylist Q&A with Giovanni & Pileggi: Meet the Experts

At Giovanni & Pileggi, our talented stylists are the heart and soul of our salon. Today, we’re excited to share some insider tips and favorite products from two of our top stylists, Missy Ambrosini and Joey Arzillo. They’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions to help you keep your hair looking fabulous all year round.

Q&A with Missy Ambrosini

1. What is your holy grail product and why?

My absolute must-have product is the Keratin Therapy Daily Smoothing Cream. This heat-activated smoothing cream is a game-changer for anyone who wants to achieve silky, frizz-free hair. It not only protects your hair from heat damage but also infuses it with keratin, which helps to strengthen and smooth your strands. The result? A sleek, polished look that lasts all day, even in humid conditions.

2. What product do you recommend for damage repair, and can you expand on why?

For damage repair, I always recommend the Momo Shampoo and Momo Hair Conditioner from Davines. The Momo line is incredibly hydrating and nourishing, making it perfect for hair that has been damaged by heat styling, coloring, or environmental factors. The shampoo gently cleanses while providing essential moisture, and the conditioner delivers deep hydration, leaving hair soft, shiny, and revitalized. These products are formulated with natural ingredients like Cartucciaru Melon extract from Italy, which is rich in vitamins and minerals to restore hair health.

3. What is your favorite finishing product? What result does it give your clients?

My go-to finishing product is the Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair Texturizing Spray. This lightweight spray adds just the right amount of texture and volume, giving hair that effortlessly tousled, lived-in look. It’s perfect for creating an undone style that still has plenty of movement and body. My clients love how it makes their hair look naturally voluminous and touchably soft without feeling stiff or sticky.

Q&A with Joey Arzillo

1. What is your holy grail product and why?

I’d say my holy grail product is definitely the Sebastian Hairspray. It’s incredibly versatile, providing a light, touchable hold that’s perfect for keeping styles in place without weighing hair down. Plus, it has fantastic anti-humidity properties, which is essential for maintaining a polished look in our often unpredictable weather. Whether you’re going for a sleek updo or loose waves, this hairspray ensures your style stays put.

2. What would you say your specialty is?

I hate to brag, but my clients often tell me I’m the fastest foil highlighter they’ve ever met. Especially my blondes – they really appreciate not having to spend their entire day in the salon. I’ve honed my technique to be efficient and precise, delivering beautiful, natural-looking highlights in record time. It’s all about understanding the client’s hair and using the right methods to achieve stunning results quickly and effectively.

3. What product would you recommend using during the warm summer months?

During the warm summer months, I have a couple of go-to recommendations. Alongside the Sebastian Hairspray, which is fantastic for battling humidity, I also love using the Davines Curl Bouncing Serum for those with curly hair. It enhances natural curls, providing definition and bounce without any crunchiness. For those dealing with dry summer hair, a dime-sized amount of Unite U Oil (Argan Oil) is perfect for nourishing and protecting the ends. This lightweight oil absorbs quickly, adding shine and reducing frizz. And remember, these tips aren’t just for women – men can benefit from these products too!

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