|Christo's 5th Ave, loft is THE place for gorgeous curls and Red Carpet makeup artistry.|
We were invited to attend the Ice Theatre of New York's 30th Anniversary Benefit Gala and made an appointment at Christo Fifth Avenue. We were personally greeted by the most gracious host, Irina, who catered to us during the day and served wine in the afternoon. Likewise Yashira ordered lunch for us and made sure we had plenty of ice water.
|Christo 5th Avenue|
The whole atmosphere is more like visiting a very comfortable but posh artist's loft. Open, spacious yet intimate at the same time. Beautiful natural lighting from the huge 45th street windows and ambient lighting complimented with multiple chandeliers and warm hardwood floors throughout the space.
|Owner and Designer, Christo|
|Christo Fifth Avenue offers makeup, hair and nail styling|
|Gina's makeup by Kelly-Senior Designer (L) & hair by Rosaura Miranda (R)|
|Nails by Silvia Pineiro - Esthetician - Nail Technician|
Her station has a little quiet place to relax and put your feet up. Silvia did a very fresh looking French Manicure which made my nails look very elegant and polished.
|Christo 5th Avenue Nail Technician-Esthetician Silvia Pineiro|
I was surprised that Ray was accomplished in both hair and makeup but I also noticed other Christo designers namely Kelly sporting the same dual skills. This makes these stylists highly desirable for runway shows, movie sets and red carpet events as they are able to pinch hit from one discipline to another.
Ray did my makeup before styling my hair and used both Mac and Makeup Forever palettes. He also added some false eyelashes and lots of drama for the eyes. However how he did my brows was a pure revelation. Beautifully sculpted to frame my face. Lastly he styled my hair using a 3 inch iron and a touch of light hair spray to give it extra lift. The finished look was simply fabulous!
|Hair and makeup artistry by Ray - Top Designer|
|(L-R) Gina Miczak, Sarah Hughes, Dr.Tenley Albright, Dr. Marie J Miczak|
|Dr. M and Ice Show Star, Richard "Mr. Debonair" Dwyer|
Jewelry c/o Kathy Hershelow - Sublime Beauty
Dr. M's dress by Nora Gardner, NYC
Salon services c/o Christo Fifth Avenue