Carlina Ortega believes that a great hair colorist should master creating every hair color. This inspired her to work along-side the best in the hair industry. After studying multiple techniques she was able to create her own innovative style with the capability to employ either the foil or balayage method. Her skill and know-how have clients lining up to sit in her chair, thus becoming one of NYC's most sought-after hair colorists, by New Yorkers, royalty from abroad and celebrities like Al Pacino, Becky G, Angie Martinez, Lucila Sola, Sophia Body, Gong Li, Joely RIchardson, Patricia Richardson and Tia Carerra.
Named best in NYC by Manhattan Magazine and a colorist that will "change your hair forever" by Refinery 29, Carlina's talent for mixing color formulas that produce shades complimentary to individual skin tone and facial features are enhanced by her unique artistic ability. This enables her to strategically place color and highlights in a way that ensures the utmost natural and refreshing look, without causing any damage to the hair. Although Carlina has perfected creating natural blonde highlights and ombré, she's also known for her amazing reds and chocolaty hues. After getting her start at Oribe Salon, Carlina spent seven years producing every shade of "Bergdorf Blonde" in Bergdorf Goodman, before bringing her talent to NYC's hottest salon, Rita Hazan Salon, a favorite of celebrities like Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Savannah Guthrie and Thalia.