Having been in the business for over twenty years, I have been exposed to the
insights of many people. Through these experiences
I have been inspired to name the salon THE ART OF SUBTRACTION.
Once, many years ago, my dear friend Vincent and I were discussing ideas
of perception. Vincent (being one of the coolest and most inspiring people
I know) and I began to speak of Michelangelo. The discussion revolved
around the manner in which his sculpture David came about. A
brief description follows, however, I do recommend reading about the entire
technique, as it’s quite interesting.
Michelangelo proceeded with the concept that the shape of David had
always been present in the stone. All that was truly necessary
was to liberate the material between what he saw and what
occupied the space between him and his vision. In other words, he could
already see the final form, whereas you and I might have
only viewed a misshapen block of marble.
This concept has intrigued me for years and I have no doubt it will continue
to do so. It has not only influenced my approach to cutting and colouring
hair, it has provided me with a unique method of day-to-day problem-solving
and has freed up my imagination to
realize new possibilities.
Having worked at Vitali Salon for more than twelve years, I have gained
immeasurable experience. I also want to give thanks to Ronnie, owner and
founder of Vitali Salon. You have given me a great place to begin my journey. Special thanks to Sebastian Miles.