Hair stylist Roberto Novo is a good
example of true success.
Novo was born in Argentina. In 1978 he left his country with
only a pair of
scissors and some
and went to Europe. Now, after many years of work, dedication
training, Novo is the owner of three salons in New York
City, the Roberto Novo Salon, NovoCut, and NovoGlamour.
For a decade Novo lived and worked in Tokyo, Paris and London.
In 1989 he went to the US where his cosmopolitan accent
a real asset in the salon.
Novo discovered that he had talent when he cut a girlfriend's
hair in the late 1970s. He began taking
styling classes in 1978. After moving to the US., he
worked for the famous Cuban-born hairstylist Oribe who has
worked for fashion houses including Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
He worked at Elizabeth Arden with Oribe for several years and
then decided to open his own salon.
strongly in helping others. He is involved in
raising money for many
charities. His family, friends and employees are very
important to Novo, he says.
Now he would like to open his own hair cutting school. His
advice to people starting a new business is to "have
confidence in themselves and
keep in touch with their customers."