Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Oprah Touch..

I would imagine, much like an intern with Meryl Strep's character in The Devil Wears Prada, a person who has worked for Oprah Winfrey can go on to do anything.

Such is the case for former Oprah hairstylist, Vivian Arpino. After a lengthy career styling the hair of Oprah's most famous guests, she has moved on to open her own hair salon.

Prior to striking out on her own she wowed the fabulous manes of The Duchess of York. Maria Shriver. Al Gore.  These are just a few of the notables whose pre-Oprah-appearance coiffures were tended by Vivian Arpino, a stylist trained by Chicago salon legend Charles Ifergan. For 22 years, Arpino was a celebrity guest stylist for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” — taking the lead in that role starting in 1995.

“I never imagined I’d go out on my own,” Arpino said. “But everyone said ‘Oh, you should open up your own salon. You’d do great.’”

After the Oprah finale last May, Arpino decided to do just that. 

The salon, AllBlowouts, opened in February 2013, in the posh Chicago suburb of Highland Park.

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