Staff

Rudy Brucato

Owner / Stylist / Colorist
Rudy's foundation of training began at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London and continued through various seminars and hair shows over the years culminating in the foundation of Austin-Rolfe Salon in Westport, Connecticut.
Rudy's philosophy centers around collaboration. He believes in working closely with clients to leverage the unique qualities and attributes of their hair, while finding the perfect look for their individual personality and lifestyle.By utilizing a combination of the latest products and techniques, an attractive and timeless style can be achieved which is not only contemporary, but easy to maintain day-to-day.

Gregory Mahoney

Stylist / Colorist
Gregory Mahoney has been a hair stylist working in Fairfield County since 1996. Gregory has adopted a rigorous schedule of continuing education with stylists from Paul Mitchell, Graham Webb in Washington D.C., Bumble and Bumble in NYC, as well as Tony and Guy in London.Gregory creates styles that are fashionable and unique to each client. Lifestyle and hair texture are taken into consideration for every individual. "I believe in giving a client a stylish-yet-wearable haircut so they can maintain it themselves at home and still look as great as they did leaving the salon.

Fernanda Reis

Colorist
As a colorist, Fernanda embraces the challenge of a classic makeover along with putting together the puzzle of corrective color. She works to create modern color for the individual woman.

Krisztina Radvanyi-Godo

Stylist / Colorist
Krisztina brings18 years of experience to the Austin Rolfe team. She studied and become a hairstylist in Hungary.
Since 2000 she's been working in Westport and continued her education with various classes including Wella, Rusk, American Crew, Aquage and established a loyal clientele. She is recognized for her ability to create natural looks with hair color, her meticulous men's haircuts, and personalized finishing touches with dry haircutting techniques.Krisztina is certified by Deva Curl haircutting system, and often requested to work with bridal, and special events up styling.

Jan Schneider-Wright

Colorist
Jan has been a colorists for over 20 years. Her expertise in color and detail has earned her the loyalty of a long standing clientele. When determining the color for a new client Jan takes in consideration the skin tone, eye color, personality, and life style of the individual.

Liz Santiago

Stylist / Certified Brazilian Blowout Specialist
I have been in the business for 20 plus years and worked in New York City, Miami and Connecticut.
Cutting and Styling hair is what I do best, I'm always ready to try something new and have lots of ideas.
I love to follow new trends and techniques and have trained with Paul Mitchell, Tony & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Brazilian Blowout to name a few.
I enjoy a challenge and specialize in taming the frizziest of hair.
Keratin treatments are a big part of what I do. I have many formulas so I can tailor make a treatment for all hair types.

Roxanne Angrisano

Receptionist / Customer Service

Nancy Paternostro

Stylist / Colorist
Nancy has 25 years of experience at Austin-Rolfe Salon doing haircuts and coloring in a wide variety of techniques and styles.

During this time, continuing training in new hair design trends has helped her create a a unique personal philosophy.

She offers her clients a clean, fresh look that's easy to care for after you leave the salon.

Christian Limburger

Stylist / Colorist
Precision! Quality! Perfection!
Big words I know; hardly ever used in the beauty industry.
Still, I try to define my work this way. Moving to the US about 20 years with no language skills I had to depend on my professional skills from day one. I found out very quickly that the language of fashion is universal, and quality is appreciated everywhere.

To fulfill all three requirements in unison is what motivates me in setting you apart from your peers. This does not exclusively mean the latest hairstyle, but one which is customized for your hair and lifestyle.

My pedigree (3rd generation in the industry) and extensive training in Munich (Wella), Paris (Alexandre de Paris), Hamburg (L’Oreal) and London (Sassoon) have ensured that despite all the exposure and training it is important to understand the concept of narrowing ‘it’ down for the individual customer.

To reflect this philosophy I specialize in Haircutting and all kinds of Hair Coloring services, including color correction. 5 years ago I added customized Smoothing Treatments (Brazilian Blowouts etc.) to my service spectrum

References:
Demonstrator for Laboratoire de Biosthetique in New York and Washington D.C.
Demonstrator for Shiseido in Tokyo
International trade magazines: American Salon, Top Hair, Quick
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