March 30, 2009

Orlando Pita Master Styling Class

Allure Magazine, March 09

W Magazine shoot

Backstage at a runway show

Tanner, Misty, Lisa, me, and Deborah in Times Square

Some pics from the class...

Q & A with Orlando

Me and my hair idol!

In November of last year, we were invited New York City to a once-in-a-lifetime Master Styling Class with Orlando Pita.  He has always been an inspiration to me, so the chance to take a class with him was amazing!  The class was held at a salon called Butterfly Studio on 5th avenue.  It was a very small class, only about 20 people, from all over the country.  We got to sit down and ask him any questions we could think of, from hair tips to celebrity client gossip.  He was cracking us up with stories about Amy Winehouse being so messed up she could barely function (with some pretty ratty hairpieces) and trying to force him to go crazy with her bouffant (he didn't!), and how Gwyneth Paltrow would never let him cut her hair.  She would say, "Oh, I have to keep it long for the film I am working on" and then when he saw the movie, she wore a wig the whole time! (Iron Man, of course)  Obviously, she let him cut it and the rest is history!  He also talked about how T3 developed a special waving iron because of the way he started styling Madonna's hair.  After that, we got to see him demonstrate styles from the Giambattista Valli and Dior runways and then we got to replicate them on models with his one-on-one help.  It was the greatest experience!    I was so lucky to be a part of it, and I hope to have more experiences like that in the future.  I may not really do "runway" hair every day, but I learned some great tricks to use for making "real life" hair fabulous!


  1. Love the idea of your new blog! Count me in as a devote reader.


  2. this blog is a good idea taylor! funny that i just saw these pics of you and orlando pita bc just earlier this morning i was looking at pics of my sis and him on her fb...she was in chi town this weekend and took some classes...she loves him too! hope you have a wonderful tuesday =)

  3. ok next time you cut my hair lets remake that first picture : )

    ps of course you can take pics when you do my hair!

  4. Love my new haircut, if I could only fix it like you do everyday. Love the new blog, it will be lots of fun.

  5. I just got back lastnight from Chicago and sat in on a class with Orlando Pita- He is amazing! I wish i could have gotten my picture taken with him-he is soo cute! I also Sat in on a class with Kim Vo-Yes his lips are that huge in person! Mandi was joking that he looks like he could be my sister!!

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