About Michelle Iorio

Michelle Iorio, Certified Color Specialist and Master Stylist, established THE aRT OF HAIR, Inc. in 2003. After having to expand 2 times in Cornwall, Michelle decided she wanted a change of scenery. In 2011, she relocated her company to the historic waterfront on the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY. She chose the new location because it offers a more intimate and eclectic experience and maintains the edgy feel that THE aRT OF HAIR is so well known for.

Throughout this time, her own professional development has been her utmost priority. When she is not at THE aRT OF HAIR, she is busy researching beauty styles and traveling the world to experience current trends first hand, making her team way ahead of the game.
The opportunity to delve into celebrity hairstyling while in Hollywood, led to actress Kristy Swanson later hiring her as her personal stylist for her wedding photographs and several publicity events, including the Academy Awards.
Hands on training at the International Beauty show in London enabled her to bring the newest styles to her clients, putting THE aRT OF HAIR on the map as the trendiest salon in the Hudson Valley.  
During Michelle's time as a Schwarzkopf Professional educator, she was asked to be apart of the OSiS+ Fashion Week Team. She had the experience of working New York Fashion Week, along with award-wining and celebrity stylists for the Alice + Olivia show. While being a SKP team member, she also got to enjoy traveling to various hair shows. This enabled Michelle to work closely with some of the best stylists in our industry, while they  prepped the models for the runway, or performed on stage to inspire and educate the attendees. Michelle also held classes at THE aRT OF HAIR or traveled to other salons to teach hairdressers color theory and knowledge, along with hands-on training.
Michelle is well known for her custom tailored hairstyles using dry cutting techniques and theories she developed. She combines her sculpted styles and creative color designs to enhance the beauty of each client by complementing their facial features, skin tones, hair texture and lifestyle.
Her clientele ranges from all ages, from classic looks to edgy disconnected styles. Because her eye for detail is as sharp as her scissor’s blade, Michelle’s eye catching, precision cut styles reveal her masterful skills. She says, “I am forever appreciative of my clients. I enjoy taking inspiration from the outside world and translating it into the hair world. It makes me happy to see my clients’ faces light up with excitement when they look in the mirror and fall in love with their own reflections. The love, support and friendship I have received from them enables me to have the confidence to see the future with limitless possibilities at the creative place that I call home…you call THE aRT OF HAIR…”