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Olivia Culpo

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Butterfly Studio Salon Founder/hairstylist Kattia Solano talks evolution, renovation, and hair trends Words by Vanessa Pascale Butterfly Studio Salon in New York City recently received a gorgeous renovation or should I say, transformation as this is what butterflies do. "I just redid the salon again… Added more chairs, stations, better flow. Took down walls to allow all the natural light in. Invested in the best lighting —it helps for color," says founder/hairstylist Kattia Solano. The renowned salon also revised their menu to include services tailored toward the on-the-go client. Their Paint Bar is a fantastic means to enhance your look or intensify your color without sitting in the chair for hours. At Butterfly Studio Salon, they pride themselves on transforming a client's hair. "I wanted a name that people would remember #1 and also feel good about it. I swear, I've never met anyone that didn't like butterflies. And I love the transformation process of it, so we went with Butterfly," Kattia explains. I am in the bustling, bright, airy salon with Kattia who is preparing to transform my brunette locks to a sun-shiney blonde. As she explains the process to me (it will take two visits to achieve the Jennifer Aniston hue I covet), she begins to mix the bleach. Kattia knew she wanted to do hair since high school, so once she graduated, she enlisted in beauty school. "It was in my blood," says the third-generation hairstylist, whose grandfather was a barber and aunt was a hairdresser. She started out at a salon in New Jersey, where her passion for education led her to teaching in the hair industry. From there she went to Frédéric Fekkai in Manhattan for seven years where she assisted, worked on photo shoots with Kim Basinger and other

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