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Stylist Frank Marasco is Sudbury’s good looks ambassador

 

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The hair stylist, owner of A touch of Class on Loach’s Rd. has almost 50 years of work experience to perfect his craft of bringing out the best in them.

 

He is a good looks ambassador for Sudbury. His work has been featured in international fashion and hairstyling magazines.

 

Crucial to Marasco is being on top of the latest hair styles.

 

“What I am designing here is what is being done in Europe or America. I know what is being done there. There is no difference to what I do here.”

 

He is a long time member of Intercoiffure America/Canada and will be judging hair styles in an international competition in Toronto later this month.

 

This fall, Marasco said he is advocating the free-flowing casual, natural look.

 

“The hair is a little wavy, a little curly, loose flowing with the wind. She can move her hair and it returns back in place. That makes it easier to manage,” he said while working on 16-year-old Joëlle Arseneault.

 

He said this style is popular because people are so busy they want hair that is easy to deal with.

 

“Young people (like Joëlle) do not want to have to spend a lot of time on their hair in the morning. They want to get up and get going. A hair stylist has to realize where people are coming from. But you need a lot of skill,” he said.

 

Though he would not comment on what he charges to style people’s hair he did say his hair designs could be considered an investment.

 

“I make an ordinary girl look extraordinary. It is important that the woman has a style no one else has. This style will last six- to seven weeks.”

 

True to the fall season, when leaves turn colour, Marasco is advocating lots of colour for hair styles in the coming months.

 

“There is colour in my hair designs — lots of blonde, red and chocolate brown.”

 

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With files from Northern Life article by Bill Bradley, September 2009

 

Sudbury’s own Intercoiffure 35-year member, stylist Frank Marasco, was recently honoured with the prestigious Cheena O’Searo Award.  at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Oct. 20, 2013/

Thr award was a complete surprise. says Marasco.

The Cheena O’Searo award, established seven years ago, is presented to a hard- working, dedicated Intercoiffure member who helps people within the industry. His years of service, fashion edge and countless worldwide demonstrations, photography and collections made him an easy choice for the selection committee.

“I love helping those who are new to the industry, it’s very rewarding”, said Marasco of his work.

Marasco and his team of hair stylists and colourists at A Touch of Class are able to provide individualized hairstyles based on facial structure and lifestyle. With influences from around the world, he brings his creativity and newest hair collection to his clients in Sudbury and across Northern Ontario.

Cheena O’Seara was the first woman to become a member of ICA. The Cheena O’Seara Award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of ICA’smembers.

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