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A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Philip Foresto didn’t grow up aspiring to work in the hair industry. In fact, he remembers his mother cutting his hair from the kitchen of their home. In 2009, he left his hometown for New Orleans, LA, where he would meet his now father-in-law, a hairstylist of over thirty years. He allowed Foresto to work in his salon sweeping floors & answering phones, & after this introduction to the world of professional hair, Foresto was hooked.

From there, Foresto says he made it his life’s mission to become the best hairstylist he could be. Foresto started his apprenticeship in January 2009, took his first official client in 2012, & opened his own salon in 2017.

Of his successful trajectory in the industry & his new role with Redken, Foresto says, "It’s everything I’ve dreamed of & more, having the opportunity to work with incredible brands & now a company like Redken. I have used Shades EQ over the course of my entire career & couldn’t perform the work I do without it. I always say "You are only as good as your tools’ & that’s why I trust Redken".