At the age of seventeen, Omar knew that he wanted to make a difference in the hair industry; that is what inspired him to go to NYC. Even then, he knew that solid training was what he needed to be a success. His first job was on Fifth Avenue, working for Sergio Valente. It was there that he learned that Frederick Fekkai was the leader in the hair industry. It wasn’t long before Omar made his way to the Frederick Fekkai Salon at Bergdorf Goodman.After years of working on many celebrities, and doing many fashion shows such as SEVENTH ON SIXTH, and much editorial work, it was no surprise that he was ready to take on yet another challenge. He was introduced to Jose Eber’ of Beverly Hills and was asked not only to lend his talents as a top stylist, but also to take on the role of Salon Director at his first East Coast salon in Westchester.Nine years and much success later, Omar was ready to take on the ultimate challenge … opening a business of his own.
“I like stylish, but natural looking hair,” Omar says. “Women have such a natural beauty; all I have to do is find out what motivates them and bring it out, not only in their hair, but also in the way they feel about themselves”. With Omar “it is a package deal”, so it’s not unlikely for him to tell you that “you have to soften up your hair color”, or that “your lipstick isn’t working for you”. It all has to look beautiful, soft and sophisticated. He starts his journey with each client by listening to their needs and concerns. “It’s not about me, it’s about my client,” he says, and “while I execute my job, I never lose sight of what their needs and concerns are”. The same applies to Omar’s male clientele. Bringing out the best in someone is what it’s all about, whether you are a man or a woman. Omar gives everyone the chance to look their best all the time. There simply is no reason not to.
Rocco, aka the Ray Donavan of hair, began his career working for celebrity hair stylist Jose Eber, where he became an integral part of the team at just 18 years of age. Over his 9 years there, Rocco became widely known for his precision cutting skills and signature wash and wear haircuts for men and women. What sets him apart is his attention to detail and masterful eye for proportion and beauty. Passionate about his work, he is adamant about keeping up with the latest trends and cutting techniques. Traveling to Paris, Spain, and Italy with the creative forces behind L’Oreal, he studied hands-on with the best in the world.
In 2005, Rocco joined forces with Omar Roth to open Salon O in Greenwich, CT. Ten years strong, Rocco and Omar lead a team of over 30 of the most talented people in the beauty industry, and have recently expanded to meet the demand of their ever-growing clientele.