By: Alejandra Ruiz-Dana


Allison Gandolfo’s finely attuned sense of color and style her clients traveling from all over the world to put themselves in her sole care. In addition to ensuring that hair color complements the personality and lifestyle of a client, Allison draws from art and fashion trends to create a look that is both unique and timeless.



“Love who you are and what you do,” is a favorite mantra of Allison’s. It is only fitting that one of the key drivers of her work is bringing out the best in her clients. “Feeling good is not about wearing the latest trends,” she notes, “It’s about coming into alignment with your own authentic self and projecting that through your own style. I am very much committed to helping my clients achieve that.”




Originally from Long Island, Allison started working in the beauty industry at the tender age of 15. Her extensive experience, meticulous skills and strong service orientation gained her a coveted spot on the John Barrett salon team in 2010. Allison’s work has been featured in several major publications, including Elle, In Touch, Marie Claire and Redbook.



Next up, Allison will be fulfilling a lifelong dream. She was recently recruited to join Ithaka Films as a Co-Executive Producer. “I always dreamed of being in the film industry. As a young girl, I used to come to the city with my mother, to audition for TV commercials and shows.” To Allison, this venture into filmmaking is part of a natural progression. After all, she has spent two decades honing her understanding of what it takes to steal the limelight.

To learn more about Allison’s work, please visit her website at

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