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Chris Piraino

Studio Piraino Hair Designs
1320 SE Maynard Rd #204
Cary, NC 27511

JUN 24, 2018 • L2 & M2
JUL 15, 2018 • L1 & M1
JUL 29, 2018 • L2 & M2


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With 30 years of experience as a salon owner and stylist Chris Piraino still can’t help but gush about how much he loves being a part of the beauty industry. “I’m in love with it!” you’ll often hear him saying. Originally from the Chicago area Chris attended a Redken focused beauty school and upon graduation relocated to North Carolina to attend North Carolina State University. He graduated with a BA in Business Management and has been a salon owner for over 26 years. 

A strong believer in continuing education, Chris has attended such notable academies as Graham Webb in Washington D.C., Wella in NYC, Toni & Guy in Dallas, Redken Exchange in NYC, Unite in San Diego, and Jamison Shaw in Atlanta. He earned a 2nd place finish in “NickEducation’s” online haircutting contest, and studied under artists such as Philip Wilson, Andrew Dale, Nick Berardi, Candy Shaw, Kaz Amore, and of course...Sally Rogerson! 

Chris first met Sally when attending her Women’s Comprehensive Cutting Class. He enjoyed his experience so much he decided to adopt her techniques and philosophy as his salon’s in house training program. With Sally’s encouragement Chris enrolled in the S•R Education 12-Month Teacher Training & Mentorship Program as a way to learn to more clearly and effectively communicate with his stylists as well as take his educator skills to the next level. Seeing a need for consistent and high-quality education in the Raleigh area Chris jumped at the opportunity to open an academy in the Raleigh area when Sally offered. “I can’t wait to bring Sally’s vision of supporting stylists commercial salon friendly haircuts done in a efficient manner at an affordable price."

“I feel like we are living in the most exciting time to be a hairdresser. With social media and the internet inspiration is everywhere. With hair color so often being the focus of online imagery, a solid hair cutting foundation is crucial in order to properly complement it.”