Matthew has been in the hair industry since 2002. To date, Matthew's artistic skills and self motivation has led him to live out his dream as now the founder at Avenue145. With hard work and the passion for hairdressing Matthew graduated from the Putnam Northern Westchester Boces Cosmetology program after two years. While attending cosmetology school, Matthew worked for a local salon in Mount Kisco, New York, where he worked under many master stylists and colorists. After graduating his cosmetology program, Matthew had two options. One option was to become a full time stylist in Westchester, New York. Matthew had other plans. He chose a greater challenge that he felt was more rewarding. He decided to take an offer as a 5th Avenue stylist for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon in Manhattan, New York, where he went through master stylist training. It was always one of Matthew’s dreams to be a master stylist in Manhattan, and that dream quickly became a reality. While working at Elizabeth Arden, Matthew’s skills grew exponentially. During part of his training, Matthew not only became a master stylist, he soon became a master at the art of balayage highlights, where his artistry truly blossomed. Matthews mens haircuts also separated him greatly. Taking ongoing education to keep up with the latest trends, Matthew worked with celebrity stylist, John Allan, mastering the art of haircutting and barbering combined. This gave Matthew the ability to create any look desired.
Once the New York City lifestyle became routine, Matthew turned back towards Westchester with another dream, a dream to one day open his own salon back in his home town. Matthew was offered a job at a trendy salon in Bedford, New York. There, he soon made a name for himself in the upscale area. Honing in on his skills, Matthew came into the salon as master stylist and worked for three years building a tremendous clientele. Continuing to build his clientele, Matthew worked in a high end salon in Mount Kisco, New York, for the next nine years. As Matthew's clientele grew so did his relationships. Matthew is now living out his biggest dream as the founder at, Avenue 145 in Mount Kisco, New York.
Matthew passionately puts his heart and soul into each and every client he sees. His upbeat personality, strong energy, and great vibe always makes his clients feel right at home. Matthew quotes, “We truly care about our clients happiness, and you will always leave us with a smile no matter what!” He continues, “Happiness is the most important thing in life, and our salon.”
Matthew specializes in trendy cuts and styles for men and women, as well as balayage highlights and color melting. He also has a high demand for the Brazilian/Keratin Treatment, which he does to perfection.
Christina’s love for the beauty industry began early on in her life. She eagerly acknowledged the opportunity to take cosmetology as an elective course in high school. She decided without a doubt to make cosmetology her career goal and she conscientiously pursued that desire. Immediately after completing her formal education, Christina landed a job as an apprentice hairstylist in a salon in Mahopac New York. Christina spent the next few years focusing on developing her skills. She was recognized for her unique talent and was issued a chair with the position of stylist/colorist and she ceased the opportunity to expand her clientele.
Christina attended many advance educational seminars. Christina has achieved certification in Sexy Hair Concepts and as a Redken Specialist just to name a few. This advanced education help to perfect her talents and expertise in hair cutting, hair color, and highlighting techniques. Christina also specializes in the art of Hair Extensions.
Christina became an accomplished hairstylist and colorist in Mahopac, Briarclif Manor, Mt. kisco and now reaching her maximum potential as the Founder Avenue145. Chrissy pays close attention to consultation with her client’s to make them look and feel there very best. By using her creative ability and adding a few foils to accent your hair color, dramatic changes to bring out ones personality or creating a cosmopolitan look, Christina will always satisfy her client’s needs. With her spunky character, amazing personality and noticeable talent you will love Christina when you meet her. She will greet you with a magnificent smile and she is always ready to suggest something new and exciting.
Chrissy also gifted in formal up-do styling for an elegant evening out or black tie affair.
Tyler graduated from Berkeley College in 2009 with a BBA in marketing. Although an education was his first priority he always knew it would be the back up, his true passion was always hair styling. From a young age Tyler showed interest in hair. Begging his curly haired mother to take him to the hair salon so he could see where these amazing transformations take place. His parents pushed him to get a degree before following his passion but ultimately nothing could steer him away. He started working at the Richard Scott Salon in 2010 and attended cosmetology school at night. He excelled quickly finishing school, becoming an assistant and then transitioning on to the cutting floor.
During his time at Richard Scott he obtained priceless knowledge through attending many classes and continuing education at the Wella Institute in NYC as well as the Nioxin Brand Educator training program. After 6 years at the Richard Scott Salon & Day Spa, Tyler was looking for an opportunity to grow. During those 6 years he also worked part time at a salon on the upper east side and obtained a real estate license. He felt as though his career at Richard Scott had hit a plateau but his aspirations and ambition were pushing him to seek more. His opportunity arrived when Matthew Cucolo and Christina Pestone (former Stylists at the Richard Scott Salon and day spa) informed him that they were opening a new salon in Mount Kisco. After visiting the space and hearing the new owners vision there was no doubt; this would be the boost his career needed. Tyler immediately asked to be part of the team and start with them from the ground up. His persistence paid off when they agreed to hire him in late 2016. Within this new environment his creativity and artwork continue to blossom.