Antonio Francisco Gonzales is a successful hairstylist from Trinidad & Tobago now based at NYC’s Orlo, an exclusive salon created by the world-famous Orlando Pita in the Meatpacking District. Antonio has been a stylist for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and for many years at Fashion Week in New York. Allure featured him in “Best Haircuts in NYC,” Vogue described him as a “rising star,” and Gotham called him “shear genius.” He has appeared as a guest on radio and TV, and is a guest writer for many online beauty sites.

Antonio was named Volunteer of the Year by WIN (Women in Need), and is deeply committed to volunteer work in transitional homes for girls, women’s shelters, and working directly with the homeless. He has created a platform with one voice to inspire and educate people on helping people through life’s difficulties.

“I don’t do image makeovers,” Antonio says. “I believe a makeover has to start from the inside, as a first step to transformation and real happiness based on awareness of one’s individuality and inner beauty. What I find most beautiful is self-expression.”