ION Studio is a full-service luxury and green salon, that was created using green or recycled materials and is powered with wind energy. It carries a full range of products by Davines, a company that follows the philosophy of a healthier earth. They use only renewable energy resources and have a 0% carbon footprint.
Founders Leonardo Manetti and Marco Santini are both formerly of Bumble and bumble, teaming with co-owner Pasquale Ferrante, a creative director from Toni & Guy. All three currently work with editorial, music and celebrity clientele. ION studio is located in the heart of SOHO at 41 Wooster Street between Broome and Grand.
Dante Pronio Dante trained at Bumble + bumble in NYC, and has been cutting and styling an enviable clientele for the last 10 years, before taking the next step in his career by joining fellow master stylists at ION Studio. Well-known for his long layers, and sharp cuts for both men and women, Dante also has become a lead Educator at ION Studio, helping to create an exciting curriculum for fellow stylists. A dynamic personality, Dante helps students create suitable looks by using various tools while drawing inspiration from the runways. Dante also has an extensive background within the fashion and celebrity circuit and counts Marisa Miller as a client and is called upon for high-profile events such the Met Ball.
Leonardo Manetti Born in and raised in Florence, Italy, Leonardo Manetti has been a hair stylist for 24 years. Leonardo began his career at a small salon in Florence, but a self-professed gypsy, he left for London less than a year later. There, he studied styling at Alan International. From there, Leonardo trained in advanced cutting under acclaimed stylist Luis Llongueras in Spain. A yearning to gain exposure to new cultures and fresh inspiration soon led him to the US. In 1994, Leonardo began as a salon stylist at famed Manhattan salon Bumble and bumble. Days were split styling clients and teaching cutting techniques at Bumble and bumble’s Bb.U design school. With what little free time was left, he ventured into editorial styling. Leonardo had intended to stay just long enough to improve his English, but his career quickly took off in America. By 2000, Leonardo’s reputation as an editorial stylist was established. His work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Numero (France), Numero (Tokyo), Numero (Korea), Vogue (Russia), Vogue (Germany), i-D, Dazed and Confused, Flair and Muse. Leonardo styled major advertising campaigns such as Diesel, Moschino, Express and Lancome. Joining forces with top designers, he lead such fashion shows as Paul & Joe at Paris Fashion Week; Miss Sixty, Rebecca Taylor, Jenny Packham and Yigal Azrouël at New York Fashion Week; and Gaetano Navarra at Milan Fashion Week.