Name: Eric James
Business: Armando Cassano Hair Studio
Business Address: 367 Washington St Dedham
Contact info.: 781-461-9311 www.ArmandoCassano.com
Describe yourself in 3 sentences:
I am a Master Stylist that specializes in Thinning Hair, Extensions, and Color. I am married to an amazing woman (from Dedham) and we have a beautiful and sometimes too clever for her own good 2 1/2 year old daughter Isabelle. I am a firm believer that we create our own opportunities as well as our own problems, so always be aware of your thoughts and actions!
How did you end up in this line of work?
I am an artist and have always looked for as many creative outlets as I could possibly find! One day I picked up clippers and did a design for a friend in his hair (Remember this is the 90’s, think Vanilla Ice haha) He mentioned that I should look into doing hair professionally. I went to my local beauty school, loved the energy and creativity and signed up that week, and here we are 15 years later!
What you like most about your work?
I love helping people look and feel beautiful and confident. Hair is a big deal and it can be directly related to confidence and self esteem. A fresh cut, new color, or extensions can really make someones day, especially my clients with thinning hair. It is so gratifying to see that my clients are so happy when they leave the Salon walking with their head held high!
What's a typical day like for you?
Always make the client #1, Listen Listen Listen, and consistently go above and beyond in order to give them the best experience possible.
What makes your business unique?
Armando has created an amazing atmosphere and culture within the Salon. We strive to make every appointment an “experience” not a chore for our clients. We want you, to want to come visit us, share whats new, and catch up. We don’t have clients we have friends and guests!
What do you like most about Dedham Square?
I Love the community feel of Dedham Square, the numerous unique small businesses to support, and the people! I am from Worcester originally so the square is a refreshing change of atmosphere and environment for me. People here care about their community and take pride in it, that is what drew me!