Allyn Washington is a professionally trained barber and stylist with over 25 years in the industry. His appreciation for art and wanting to be an artist guided him into the world of hair design and managing his own salon for many years before moving to Bellezza in Miami.
Allyn, originally from Washington D.C., trained under Joseph La Puma (La Puma Salon) in Miami (for the Miss USA pageant 1990) and attends continued education courses with Bumble and Bumble University, Schwarzkopf, Wella, and Vidal Sassoon.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
I specializes in men's hair cuts and fashions because it is so much more relevant now compared to when I was coming up through school. There wasn't as much opportunity to be creative or develop a look for men's hair.
I start by learning about your interests and lifestyle. I want to know how you feel about your hair now along with the history of your hair styles. I want to know things that you may feel self conscious about like the size of your ears, a bald spot, or a receding hairline. If you have a reference of what you want I find that this is usually the best. We'll start there and then develop it for your complexion, face shape and hair type. A lot of people don't realize how much these three factors determine what you can and can't do with your hair. If you want to learn more about this, checkout Gabriel's articles.
Even guys with great cuts needs to learn how to rock the look appropriately. It doesn't matter if you are a professional businessman wearing a Gordon Gecko power cut or an artist with a pompadour. Those styles are not going to assemble themselves. I will teach you about haircare and at home styling products a long with the techniques to get the most out of them.