Gina Etri graduated Valedictorian of the Paul Mitchel NYC Academy class of 2008. She went on to work at The Warren Tricomi Salon in The Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York where she assisted celebrity colorist Joel Warren. In 2010, Gina worked at the Elizabeth Arden Salon and Spa, located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York. She partnered with owner/colorist William Simon and worked on celebrities like Sting and his wife. Additionally, Gina was also a makeup artist at Fashion Week 2010 in New York City.
Gina specializes in "Balayage" highlights, which in French stands for "Sweeping of the hair”. The Balayage technique allows Gina to design a specific color pattern by strategically placing high and low lights to a guest's hair. This is all accomplished by studying the contour of a haircut and deciding which pattern best fits the guest’s style.
Gina recently became a L'Oréal Professionnel Artist and is excited for her future with the company. She is eager to share her knowledge and expertise with other professionals in her field who are seeking to specialize in balayage and other hair coloring techniques.