Dubbed “The King of Curls” by The Wall Street Journal and Women’s Wear Daily, Global Artistic Director of Curlisto® products and Christo Fifth Avenue Salon, Christo approaches curly hair with revolutionary Diametrix cutting and styling technique. His philosophy centers on healthy, gorgeous hair, and his luxurious line of Curlisto® products focuses first and foremost on nourishing hair with ingredients that specifically remedy curly hair challenges.
The celebrity stylist and curl master began his career at the tender age of twelve, with an apprenticeship at his family’s salon in the Greek island of Cyprus. During his teenage years, he ventured to Paris, where he advanced as a young talent for his Parisian clientele. By his early twenties, Christo led a team of artists around the world to educate salon professionals. He later ventured stateside, opening his flagship salon in the heart of New York City on Fifth Avenue in 2002. In 2014, he gave his salon a glam makeover and expanded it to a state-of-the-art 5,000 sq. foot luxurious salon and spa, opening his door to A-list celebrities and loyal clientele.
Christo is renowned for his unique Diametrix cutting technique and Curlisto® styling method, an approach that cuts into the curls so that hair can be sculpted, shaped, and contoured to maximize each individual’s hair texture, face shape, and personal style. Christo received great reputation as an educator on his “The Art of Curly Hair®” for years in teaching classes at the International Beauty Show, New York, Las Vegas, and Orlando Premier Show.
His styling has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, American Salon, Modern Salon, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Family Circle and countless more. Christo has been featured as hair expert for many news segments including PIX11, ABC, CBS, FOX 5, and Telemundo. Christo was also invited to transform hair color and style for TLC’s “Date Patrol,” HBO’s “Fit Club,” Bravo’s “Guide to Style” and Reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson from “Kendra On Top.”
Christo works closely with top designers for major fashion events, including New York and San Francisco Fashion Week, the Latin Grammy and Billboard Awards, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival to name a few.
Over the past 20 years, Christo has styled and recommended products for many V.I.Ps and celebrities such as Princess Lalla of Morocco, the First Ladies of Cyprus, Colombia, and Mexico, as well as Nia Long, Kelly Preston, Jamie Shimizu, Melanie Brown from the Spice Girls, Adrienne Bailon, Matthew Modine, and Marcia Gay Harden. Other celebrities include Debra Messing, Olympia Dukakis, Rosanna and Patricia Arquette, Katherine Waterston, Andrea Powell, Angelica Vale, Christian Siedel, Sofia Milos, Tony Trucks, and various cast members from the popular Twilight Saga, TV series Gotham, Orange Is The New Black, and many more.