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Vasilé European Hair Salon Brings Old World Traditions to Tucson
Arizona Gourmet Magazine
Vasilé “Stan” Florea has salon traditions in his DNA.
Vasilé is a third generation stylist, who started working in family salons with his grandfather and parents when he was just 13 years old. While he quickly mastered the techniques needed to bring his patron's desires to life, he also learned that styling means more than just embracing a singular art form.
“Yes, you got to be an artist,” Vasilé says. “But, you have to be like a psychiatrist too, you have to be able to handle the stress, people come in stressed.”
To that end, Vasilé European Hair Salon is an opportunity for Vasilé's clientele to relax and escape the stressors of their everyday lives, and explore all the possibilities that a gorgeous new hairstyle can have on their personal
Opened in 1985, Vasilé’s salon is also the workplace of his wife, Lidia, another master stylist who specializes in up-dos and color.
“She does my hair,” Vasilé says. “She is really a master at work.” Vasilé, too, specializes in world-class color highlights and haircuts, and also teaches his craft to a variety of pupils here in the states and abroad in Europe.
Beyond his familial roots, his professional training includes stints in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
To keep the salon's clients coming back and to help you try out new looks and fashions, Vasilé introduces new hair cuts every
Admitting that he specializes and enjoys doing highlights and haircuts, Vasilé says, with “the haircut, you frame the face; fine and medium hair, the layers and haircut is a lot different.”
After framing the face, “then you do detail,” he adds,“the volume, the texture…you can’t put one haircut on different faces; you can do the same technique but alter it to each face.”
Stocking most of his shelves with European products from Graham Webb, Vasilé combines these products with his styling
But although Vasilé crafts a unique hair style for each client, he says, “Most of people in Tucson want natural blonde, not bleach blonde, something healthy.” It's a look that they've mastered and also one that the salon uses as a foundation for patrons to find their own, perfect style.
“I will not stray,” says Libra Aguilar, a loyal patron who has been visiting Vasilé for nearly two years. “I love the ambiance
Aquilar vows to wear wigs if Vasilé decides to retire, but he says, “I’ve got another 30 years before retirement!”
Through the end of the year, Vasilé is offering a special discount to all new and returning clients 15 percent off any style, haircut, coloring, and products.
“For me it’s a reward if the customer is happy, it doesn’t matter how good you are, if the customer is happy, that’s good,” Vasilé says. “You wash, you move and go with your hairstyle.”
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