Anthony Mascolo is an award-winning hairdresser and International Creative Director of TIGI. He has led a Creative Team for over 30 years and demonstrated his ideas and techniques to hairdressers around the globe. Anthony Mascolo has won the title "British Hairdresser of the Year" three times.
Anthony Mascolo was born in London in 1957, the son of Italian immigrants, Francesco and Maria Mascolo. The youngest of five brothers, four of which were to become hairdressers, Anthony cannot remember ever thinking of doing anything else except joining the family hairdressing business. By the time he left school he was a competent and fully qualified hairdresser. His first job was in the family’s Toni&Guy salon in South London, where his father and brother Bruno, also worked. By the time the Mascolo brothers opened their first central London salon in 1974, Anthony was already a highly creative hairdresser working on photographic shoots with top photographers.
The First Artistic Team
During the 1970s several companies were exploring the new concept of hair shows and the Mascolo brothers were invited to present their work. Their talent for stage presentation work was soon spotted and by the time Anthony had turned twenty, he was regularly travelling with his team, to Europe, Japan, USA, Canada and Australia. By the early 1980s Anthony had begun experimenting with photography. At the same time his wife Pat began learning make-up and the couple soon became a formidable creative force. During his 35-year career Anthony has created many memorable photographic collections, as well as creating step-by-step educational books linking his photo collections with supportive DVD training programmes.
Over the years Anthony’s work has won him many accolades. At 18 he won his first and very apt award for: “The most promising hairdresser”.