Lucianna says the number ONE tip she took with her from assisting Tracey was,
“Never say NO – it is the reason for ones success”
Lucianna Pezzolo was introduced to Tracey when she was a color assistant at Cutler salon in New York City and was tending to her East Coast clientele.
“From the moment I met Tracey she took me under her wing like a fairy god mother. I was a young girl from Staten Island just starting my career”.
As time went on Pezzolo became a full time colorist building her clientele, with her proclaimed “fairy godmother”, Tracey, sending her clients and recommending her as a “go to” colorist for her people to see when in New York.
“It was unbelievable, I was doing some of the most sought after celebrity clients and meeting the most influential people one could imagine, building a great roster”.
As time went by Lucianna wanted a change of cities, she called her mentor and announced her decision to move to LA, to switch gears and experience new things. “Tracey practically hung up on me, she said – Do you really want to give up everything you have? No, you’re not moving, you’re staying in New York!” CLICK! “Within 10 seconds Tracey called me back and said – OK, you’re so young, just do it!”
Pezzolo arrived in L.A. and had the support, still as constant as ever, from Cunningham. Wherever Tracey could help, she did. “I would work with her anytime – between whirling around the salon or early/late house calls or literally anything she needed. I just wanted to be around her, I could watch her work forever”.
Lucianna adds that there has never been a time that she didn’t learn something new from Tracey with regards to day to day life and the business of hair.
Presently, Lucianna Pezzolo, is now working on a daytime live talk show, is a member of the Make-up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Local 706 and she continues to do house calls for clients in L.A and New York.