Of Italian decent, Celebrity Hairstylist & Hair Colorist, Frank Galasso was raised in Melbourne, Australia and developed his creativity from an early age. After an apprenticeship at the age of 15, and with a natural flair for style and an insatiable desire to create, he headed to Italy to study and perfect his knowledge of hair. It was there that he proudly headed the design team for Gianni Versace’s runway shows.
In the midst of a job in the U.S., Frank fell in love with the Los Angeles sunshine. He decided to relocate and chose to apprentice as a Hairstylist under a second generation, Vidal Sassoon-trained stylist. Soon finding himself in the glitz of Hollywood glamour, Frank quickly became a sought after Hair Colorist in demand by the hottest stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Felicity Huffman, Calista Flockhart and Vanessa Williams, and Pop Icons such as Nicole Scherzinger (Pussy Cat Dolls) TV stars, Kim & Khloe Kardashian and Grand Dames like Barbra Streisand and Lisa Marie Presley.
A big fan of the Australian beaches, blonde hair always has been an obsession for him. His love of hair color is because it is both creative and it’s a science. To achieve the perfect naturally highlighted and sun-kissed hair, he blends multiple shades of color while lightening the ends to create an illusion of years of summer sun, ocean and sand, while showing faded strands of glistening perfection.
Frank loves styling hair just as much as coloring it. When his celebrity clients realized he could not only color hair, but also style it while giving them a killer blowout, he soon found himself toting around the world, trailing celebrities and styling them for magazine covers, music videos, films and more. Yet living out of suitcase and in and out of airports, he missed the everyday salon environment where he could create.
After ten years at Fred Segal Beauty, where he became the acclaimed hair master, featured in over 500 publications with a six-month waiting list for an appointment, the highly successful “Frank Studio” was born. A mix of the freelance world and his love for the salon ambiance, Frank Studio was complete with an in-house photo studio, makeup counter, a lash extension bar, and all of his creations in a back door beauty kitchen.
Frank soon developed his own line of hair care products called “Stuff.” His beach spray was the first ever invented that smelled like the Australian ocean with a breeze of suntan lotion blowing in the wind - a few squirts in the hair and Wow!! instant texture. It created breezy, beach hair, looking like a full day in the sun. “Stuff” became his signature product, with big fans in the most elite Hollywood stars like Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Garner, among others.
After another decade of traveling the world three times over with celebrities fighting for his time, he realized that it was time to ground, revitalize and reinvent. So he recently joined forces with world renowned Celebrity Makeup Artist, Scott Barnes to create “Barnes & Galasso,” an intimate, boutique salon giving his clients what he’s always given every Hollywood star, the ultimate glam experience.
Frank is one of the top 2% of Hairstylists worldwide who was named by Elle UK as “One of the top 10 Hairstylists in the world.” Allure’s Beauty Bible named him the “Best Hair Colorist” for blondes in the U.S. He has been recognized by international, beauty companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Joico, and L’Oreal Professionel even named him a “Renaissance Man,” as he is excellent at everything in his craft, cut, color and style, he is brilliant with it all!