Hair for the Holidays

By Megan Waldrep   |   December 5, 2019

The first thing you may notice about Edward Anthony is his style. Inspired by movies of the ‘twenties, ‘thirties, and ‘forties, his love of fashion means you’ll usually find him in a suit or coordinating ensemble. A “born artist,” Anthony has dabbled in painting, ceramics, and other mediums before finding a passion in styling hair. But once he found his calling, Anthony sought to learn from the best; at age twenty-one, he trained under the extended education program of Vidal Sassoon, then worked with world-renowned stylists Toni&Guy in Beverly Hills.

Mr. Anthony settled in Santa Barbara twenty years ago, with more than half of those years in Montecito, and brought not only his talent but great stories along with him. For example, he once styled Priscilla Presley and, upon her request to incorporate a necklace Elvis had given her into an updo, Priscilla sparked an idea that Edward turned into a special technique that he still uses today. His skill of weaving and braiding ribbons and jewelry into hairstyles even grabbed the attention of the 2012 Summer Olympic Committee in London who considered having Anthony as the official hairstylist for the gymnastic, volleyball, and other American women’s sports teams. Though the job did not come to fruition, Anthony has his eye set on the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

With thirty-five-years of experience, Edward now holds a chair as an independent stylist at the Rosewood Miramar Beach Luxury Resort. Anthony prefers to use pictures as reference, giving clients more control. “I don’t move quickly. I move through transitional changes slowly,” he said. Edward suggests a classic, more formal up-do for the holidays. “All year round, people want to look sexy and there’s nothing wrong with that,” he said. “But maybe try something more special for your holiday events.” Bring personal jewelry to add a sparkling touch to your look. As a bonus, all consultations and appointments come with complimentary valet.

Edward Anthony
Sense Salon at the Rosewood Miramar Beach
Call Edward directly for an appointment at (805) 453-5637


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