John Gaita found his passion for styling hair at an early age. While attending a performing-arts high school in NJ, Johnny realized his interest and raw talent for hair through involvement with school plays, fashion shows and willing friends. He moved to New York City in 1996 ,and after graduating from cosmetology school, began his career in hair under the infamous Antonio Prieto in 1997.
Working up from the shampoo bowl to creative director/head educator, Johnny spent a total of 8 years with Antonio, cultivating a loose, casual, modern look that he has been perfecting ever since.
Johnny's work and expert opinions have been featured and rewarded in top industry beauty guides. He was named Best Blow-Out and Best of New York in Nylon (2002 & 2003), Best Bangs in Glamour (2001) and Best of New Work in Allure (1998, 2000 & 2001).
Editorial styling for magazines and commercials, as well as styling celebrities hair for film, stage and television was the next step in Johnny's career. Celebrity clientel includes the cast of Glee (Lea Michele, Heather Morris...