Hi there. My name is Ruxandra Vasilescu.
You can call me Andra, if you wish.
I am a licensed hairdresser with twenty years of experience in the beauty industry. I mostly focus on hair coloring services, hair smoothing treatments, and balayage. No matter what the trend of the moment is, one thing is sure: your hair is my medium.
When I don’t disperse hair confidence, I help business owners establish their presence in the digital space, flip stranded horseshoe crabs from Long Island beaches, and rescue birds from all sorts of trouble.
On Balayage: Less is more
In 2008, I decided to specialize in hair coloring and balayage, also known as hair painting.
I found that painting hair replicates natural highlights more accurately than a traditional highlighting/foiling application. Balayage grows out beautifully, allows longer time between appointments, looks better, and once clients are introduced to it, 99% will stick to it. I am all for low-maintenance/high-impact highlights.
On Cezanne: A Holy Grail
Frizzy, weak hair that breaks off as soon at it reaches shoulder length is a common issue. Thus, hair smoothing is essential at repairing and strengthening. After testing several keratin treatments on myself and others, in 2014, I discovered Cezanne keratin treatment. As a curly hair girl with complex texture issues, Cezanne was a godsend solution.
A smoothing treatment, rather than a straightening system, it addresses all my hair problems without making it too limp or too straight.