Curl guru Christo of Christo Fifth Avenue treated twin curly sisters to a makeover.

Curl guru Christo of Christo Fifth Avenue treated twin curly sisters to a makeover the other day. From the moment they walked into his salon, he could see beautiful curls hidden in their hair. But it would take the right cut and color.

Maria, on the left in the photos, had very brassy color — the result of at-home coloring. The mid-shaft of her hair was reddish brown while the ends had faded to an orange tone. Color expert Cypriano decided to give her a color that was as close to her natural brunette color, but with added depth and vibrancy. He used a combination of Colorective Coloring Shampoo and Conditioner from Curlisto Systems, followed with a Curlisto Iron Therapy to hydrate the hair and seal the color in.

Chrystalla had very long hair, but it lacked shape. Christo decided to take off a good amount of length and sculpted through her curls to create the ultimate style that suits her features the best. Her hair was dry and frizzy, therefore he used the Deep Therapy Masque to moisturize her curls properly. Finally, Cypriano applied a custom blend of Colorective for extra dimension and luster on her natural color.

Maria and Chrystalla Mihailidis before their makeovers.

The detailsProducts used on the sisters' hair Structura Lotion Control I Repair Styling Cream Unruly Paste Structura Spray (See CurlMart for information about purchasing these items.) The Crew: Hair Stylist Colorist: Cypriano Make up: Natalie Art Direction of Photography: Christo Assistant Stylist: Rosaoura

Texans, get the look yourself! You don't have to live in New York to get Christo's special treatment. Christo and Cypriano will be in Austin, Texas April 25 and 26, offering cuts and color at fraction of their usual cost. The two-day event will be held at the hip San Jose Motel in Austin's SoCo district. To make an appointment, you can call Christo Fifth Avenue at 1-800-810-CURL or at 1-888-249-9250.


As co-founder of, a website for curly hair she began with her business partner and friend, Gretchen Heber, Michelle Breyer helped create the leading community and resource for people with curly hair. Frustrated by the lack of information on curly hair and the limited products available in the marketplace, the duo launched the site in 1998 with the help of a 14-year-old web designer. When Procter & Gamble called three years later to advertise to the® audience, Breyer knew they had indeed created a force in the industry, providing helpful information and unparalleled expertise for what was then considered a niche market.