We had the good fortune of connecting with Antonello Pasci and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Antonello, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Actually every time that I took a risk I can say that the risk took me to a big change for my life/career . So I can say that risk for me is a necessary reason to keep going. I took a risk when I decided to leave my own town and my old business, to join/work with a group that was founded by a well known Italian stylist. Then I took another big risk leaving my country and coming to America. I always saw those risks as a challenge to do better and grow professionally.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Me and my wife own a boutique salon in Coral Gables, and one thing that I believe sets us apart from a traditional salon is that we produce and sell a natural line of products for hair, skin, and ambiance that caters specifically to our clientele. Merging both of our businesses wasn’t going to be easy, but we’re very grateful to those that believed in us and trust us as their hairstylists enough to try something new like this. It’s discouraging at times, because we want to make a change and encourage other businesses like us into changing to an organic salon, because of the results it has shown us.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Most of the time I like to cook with my family at home but if I were to go out I would start off my recommending Wynwood, with an amazing selection of bars, art installations and restaurants its the perfect place to start off. KYU & Cuyo Taco are two of my favorite restaurants, followed by drinks at bar bevy (design district.) For some traditional cuban food and live music I would suggest Cafe La Troba in little Havana. Moving to downtown, Brickell City Center is the next stop, with dozens of restaurants and shops to choose from, followed by visiting either Frost Museum or PAMM. Finishing off at Coconut grove, this is a perfect place to finish off the week, grab lunch at The Spillover (get the sweet potato fries, you’ll thank me later,) and go watch the sunset at the marina.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Well, Gianni and Claudia, my first employers (and also owners of the beauty school where it all started) I could never thank them enough. They saw something in me and gave me the opportunity to practice what they taught me, and I’m lucky to have been able to make a career out of it. Having this guidance and people who believed in me from the beginning made chasing this dream a reality and a stable future for me.

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Bianca Pasci

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