As Austin's own "celebrity hairstylist", Giacomo is really set apart from the field of other, run-of-the mill hairstylists in Austin and his studio produces the best hair fashion I've seen, or experienced.
As a woman who's career has been involved in the fashion and fashion publishing industries, I've been fortunate to come across some gifted hair and makeup artists. That said, as a resident of Houston it's always a pleasure to make the flight or drive to Austin to have my hair done by Giacomo as his skill is unmatched.
I've had occasion to refer several of my girlfriends to his private, intimate studio and ALL have enjoyed the experience!
It's not rare that many of his clients, including myself, suddenly find themselves experiencing a hair crisis, or find themselves in town without an appointment and need to see Giacomo with little notice. He's always as accommodating as possible, even offering to work late in order to fit me in... and believe me, the evening appointments are the BEST and worth experiencing. The mood, the lighting, the intimacy, the complete comfort... like nothing else!
Thankfully, when one cannot get in with Giacomo there is his friend and colleague Scott Maynard to see: A talented and Euro-pleasant man who's been a close friend of Giacomo's for many years. Since his arrival at the studio last Summer he's been a real asset to the salon, and several of my friends see him exclusively. Like Giacomo, he's a true hair "dresser" and has done some runway and session work too... and it shows in his attention to detail and expert finish. I myself have had the pleasure of having him do a blow/style and make-up session for me and I was amazed!
I'm reticent about writing this because I want them both to myself! But I really do think everyone should experience having their hair done by either of these two "true" hairdressers at least once...