Known for his cutting-edge creativity and attention to detail, Claudio Lazo has become one of the most sought after stylists in Hollywood. A professional for over twenty years, Claudio uses hair as his canvas truly creating art.

Born in Santiago Chile, and raised in Los Angeles, Claudio credits his fascination with the shapes and design of architecture with his lifelong passion of creatively manipulating hair. His career began at sixteen, when he began as an assistant to Walter Zipuch, a world-renowned Austrian hair genius. By twenty, he was deep into the world of fashion becoming an editorial hairstylist for such high profile designers as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Azzedine Alaia. His trend-setting flair became a favorite of fashion week in both New York and Los Angeles.

In his mid-twenties, Claudio was hand picked to work alongside Geri Cusenza, wife of John Sebastian and owner of the prestigious Cassandra 2000 Salon in Los Angeles. Geri was known as the most groundbreaking and creative hairdresser of her time. She was a true innovator who became famous for giving Sebastian their unique look and style – a true visionary.

While honing his craft, Claudio soon became part of the Sebastian International Artistic Team. Traveling the world working as a platform artist, he developed his unique style. His knowledge and love of working with color and texture as well as his artistic vision, cutting edge style have brought him acclaim being featured and quoted in numerous international magazines such as Allure, Bazaar, C , Modern Salon, and many others. His work has also been seen on E!, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah.

Claudio is owner of C the salon, a 2500 sq. ft salon and photo studio where he holds classes, photo shoots and his legendary assistant program. Located in Los Angeles, his staff of over thirty-five stylists serves over five hundred clients a week by cultivating his cutler for the ultimate customer experience. When not wielding scissors and comb, Claudio spends much of his time behind the camera shooting fashion or his favorite creation, his twelve-year-old daughter, Camilla.


Runway Texture Braid Styling Seminar / 49:44
Learn essential techniques to create this high fashion style combining ponytails, crimping and braiding.