Even when she was young, it was obvious that Rosa was destined to do hair. Rosa was never shy about cutting her own hair if it wasn’t right and she frequently practiced on her friends. She began cultivating her passion for the industry after watching her mother at work, a stylist herself since the 1970’s (even showing Rosa how to cut hair on her Barbies). Unable to shake this penchant for the world of beauty she found her calling as a hair stylist and decided to go to school for cosmetology. There, she sharpened her already keen sense for hair cutting, and learned how to apply her love for chemistry and art theory with coloring hair.
Soon after graduating The Orlo School of Cosmetology in 2004 she began an apprenticeship here at Ania Hair Studio and studied under the very special and extremely talented Bumble and Bumble network educator (our beloved Liza) where she was shown how to master the razor cut, blowouts, and dry cutting.
Now with more than 12 years in the business (10 of which were spent in San Diego and NYC) Rosa decided it was time to return home to our capital region. With her nieces, nephews, sisters and mother all living here, she realized she missed them just as much as they had always missed her and was finally ready to leave the robust fast paced NYC life style. She couldn’t think of a better place to continue her craft then to rejoin her original “salon family” here at Anias!
Having worked with top stylists and educators on both coasts, to most recently working as a stylist for the iconic flagship Bumble and bumble salon in NYC’s midtown east (where the brand first began in 1977), she has mastered a variety of hair-cutting and coloring techniques for both women and men.
Inspired by the beauty she finds in films, fashion and the creative minds around her, she’s always envisioning new techniques to use and education to attain. From classic to modern, she is known for her versatility and seemingly effortless ability to help clients find their own style that brings out the best in them.