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Sunday, June 28, 2009

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Edward Tricomi, Legendary Hair Stylist

What truly separates legendary stylist Edward Tricomi from his peers is his signature cutting technique. Precision is his trademark, and watching Edward cut hair is much like watching an artist move his brush. One person who instantly recognized this unique talent was famed Vogue editor Polly Mellon, who introduced the world to Edward and was instrumental in jumpstarting his career.

Edward’s work can be seen in magazines around the world including Vogue, French Vogue and Italian Vogue, and on the runways during New York City’s 7th on 6th Fashion Week. Recent collaborations have included work with designers such as J.Mendel, Ann Bowen, Lilly Pulitzer, Anand Jon and Rosa Cha, just to name a few. He has also shared his expertise on television shows like The View, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly and more recently America’s Next Top Model.

In 1990, Edward joined forces with renowned colorist Joel Warren and business guru Roxana Pintilie to launch the first Warren-Tricomi Salon at 57th Street in New York City. This eclectic hair haven reflects Edward’s exotic travels throughout Europe, Morocco and the Far East and also captures his colorful personality on each wall. Since then, Warren-Tricomi salons have opened in Greenwich, Connecticut, Los Angeles, California, and most recently at The Plaza Retail Collection. As the new flagship salon, the 6,100 square foot space in New York’s legendary Plaza Hotel is the ultimate testament to Joel and Edward’s unparalleled position in the industry. With a shared heritage of superior pampering and subtle sophistication, Warren-Tricomi and The Plaza Retail Collection together represent the perfect marriage of luxury and style.

Edward is always dreaming of new ways to share his vision with the world. These dreams have led to the collaboration with Joel on the signature Warren-Tricomi haircare collection. The line includes shampoos, conditioners, styling products and hair extensions highlighting specific benefits such as, the Strength Collection, which features their revolutionary Three-Step System (Cleanse, Close and Condition), Protect Collection (styling products with an organic protective shield), Style Collection (an innovative collection of professional-grade, salon-quality items that puts the power of their collective expertise into the hands of consumers everywhere), extension products (including temporary extensions and bang hairpieces) and the Repair Collection (an assortment of formulas that restore, renew and revitalize weak, damaged hair including shampoo, conditioner, masks and serums). All Warren-Tricomi products are available at Whom You Know is so pleased to present Edward Tricomi as our latest Mover and Shaker!

Peachy Deegan interviewed Edward Tricomi for Whom You Know.

Peachy Deegan: How did you first interact with Polly Mellen-did you do her hair?
Edward Tricomi: Polly came in for a cut with me and I cut her hair in the original form that she has to this day

At what point in life did you realize you had an extraordinary styling talent?
I believe that I have a naturally artistic talent which was accentuated through working with great mentors through the years. I have been lucky enough to work with the best and greatest stylists all over the world. Learning from their techniques was the key to perfecting mine.

What kind of style is your favorite to do and why?
There is not one single favorite style, each style is created originally for each intellectual to keep it interesting.

Who has the hair that is the most fun to do and what makes it fun?
Its not about the most fun, what makes it interesting is not how you spell but how you write. If there is something to do that is what makes it interesting.

What is the biggest mistake people make with their hair?
People don’t know how to blow it out correctly.

Does Eloise swing by from upstairs for a trim once in awhile? (Tricomi is located in the Plaza Hotel.)
Every once in a while she is running around. There is a actually a little girl at the Plaza that I know that is the daughter of a tenant/friend of mine. She embodies Eloise and is the most adorable little girl.

You mentioned you follow politics-who do you think is politically inspirational and why?
There are a lot of politicians I like for many different reasons. I am an independent so I take the best of both side and make it work. All good ideas are not specifically from one camp.

Who has the best hair in politics?
To be honest, they all need a little help.

I found Anna Wintour to be quite gracious; how would you describe Anna to those that don't know her?
Anna is true to who she is, she cares and is true to the business, she has a point of view and I respect her for that.

What is your favorite place to be in NYC?
Central Park

What is your favorite shop?
I make all my clothes myself from start to finish.

What is your favorite drink?
Coca-Cola or Juice.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Lunch at Armani – great pasta! Cipriani’s is fun and interesting.

What is your favorite NYC book?
Books on Quantum Physics and anything from Donald Trump and Steven Hawkins.

What is your favorite thing to do in NYC that you can do nowhere else?
Go out!

What do you think is most underrated and overrated here?
Overrated: Broadway, specific nightclubs
Underrated: Bowling, going to Central Park, Spumoni Gardens Pizza in BK (Best pizza in the city!)

What else should Whom You Know readers know about you?
I look like a rocker but I am nerd in disguise. I am a deep thinker, love philosophy as well as music and art. They all tie together and I love the picture that it creates.

How would you like to be contacted by Whom You Know readers?
Through PR: Jenn Conlon

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