“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create”
—H.R.H. Sheikh Mohammed—
About Y12 Salon
Y12, the first Italian, unisex hair salon in Dubai is once again innovating the industry with a brand new concept in its new location at ICD Brookfield Place in DIFC.
This new concept brings together wellness, music, luxury pampering, Italian coffee, and most of all great-looking hair.
Pay us a visit or book a complimentary online consultation for your own convenience.
You can also browse through our online shop to find the best hair care products available on the market today at incredibly amazing prices.
So don’t delay, get great hair today with Y12 Salon.
Meet the Crew of UAE's first Italian Unisex Hair Salon
Giampiero Renzetti is a Master stylist and award-winning colorist with over 20 years of industry experience. Giampiero is best known for his eclectic styles with a burst of vibrance. His creative and innovative vision inspired Y12 after 9 years located at ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai DIFC. Today, Y12 is a pioneering sustainable salon in Dubai, UAE. He is a recipient of the “Gold Winner” National Trend Vision Award 2013 and Creative Category Color Zoom Challenge in 2019 the by Wella Professional in UAE. He is proud to be a part of such a prestigious industry and relies on his keen eyes for styles to continually satisfy clients’ expectations. For Giampiero, teamwork brings dreams to fruition, and working with diverse clientele and stylists is the key to success. He loves to keep abreast of the latest trends and resources to stay relevant in a fast-paced growing industry.
Creative Artistic Director
From Italy, Max brings 25 years of experience in the beauty industry. He started his career at a young age offering to work as a stylist for Davines in Italty where his mother worked. From there, he relocated to London and worked as hairstylist with Toni & Guy and then to Barcelona where he worked with Polopelo Peluqueria. He moved back to Rome, where he worked for Aldo Coppola Salon and worked with many celebrities and TV shows. Max is passionate about hair art and fashion industry. He understands the needs of his clients, exceeds their expectations, and delivers outstanding results by paying attention to every detail. Max values his relationship with his clientele. As Y12’s Creative Art Director, he excels in making high-level creative decisions, especially in the aspects of aesthetics. He has also a passion for the art of tattoos and electronic music, taking it to the next level by playing as Dj.
Creative Colour Director
Originally from Iran, Mahyar brings over a decade’s experience as a color specialist. He specializes in Keratin treatment and hair extensions. He is currently the creative color director for Y12 Salon and has been a part of the team for over nine years. Mahyar has a keen eye for beauty and understands how to use colors in its vibrance to convey a subtle but powerful appearance for clients. In the past ten years, he has worked with numerous clients using his artistry to enhance their looks. Mahyar values the integrity of the hair. He strongly believes in educating his customers about home care and how to style their hair. Being a part of the Y12 team is an amazing experience for him; he looks forward to delivering top-notch services to customers. In addition to being a color savant, he has a strong music background as a sound engineer and DJ. He also brings refined leadership skills to the team.
Hair Cutting Director
Joseph Ong became a hairstylist in Singapore 20 years ago. Joseph is particularly strong in taming difficult-to-manage hair just with haircuts. He doesn’t just do wet or dry cuts but by combining both to ensure that both the internal and external structure of the hair is well built.
While he is most famous for sculpted short cuts that look effortlessly stylish. He specializes in creating a style based on what would suit the individual, an artist in his own right.
Master Stylist & Makeup Artist
Rafael Castro brings over 16 years of experience to the team. He is a Master Stylist and Makeup Artist who has worked in Brazil, Amsterdam, London, and now Dubai. Rafael was inspired by his mom who was a hairstylist and makeup artist. As a makeup artist, he specializes in enhancing the natural beauty of peoples faces. He also provides customized hair color for every individual, based on their skin tones and the texture of their hair. Rafael has worked in the London Fashion week, behind the scenes in many magazines photoshoots and also has been featured in Harper Bazaar Arabia. He loves to express his work with integrity and honesty giving the best options for his clients. Rafael is dedicated to creatively enhancing beauty by deeply understanding the needs and lifestyle of each client.
Audrey Lagarde is a Master Stylist from France. She attended the Toni & Guy Academy in Hong Kong and brings over 13 years of industry experience. Audrey specializes in women’s shortcuts such as bob and pixie cut, men’s cut, and treatment. She enjoys every bit of her work, from long haircut, styling to the finishing stages. She also appreciates the opportunity to transform looks and make people feel confident about themselves. Her clients love her unique approach to styling, open- mindedness, and skill set. She is professional in her delivery and has a strong customer service background. An avid learner, she strives to expand her knowledge base to better serve people. Audrey is a loving mother of two amazing sons.
As a Master stylist, Masha Tarasiuk specializes in color, balayage, and creative color. She brings over 13 years of industry experience to the Y12 team. In her career years, she has helped lots of people understand the essence of beauty. She is passionate about educating people, especially new and aspiring hairstylists. She is always at her best when it comes to giving people a deserving look that makes them appear confident. Masha derives great joy in making people feel good and look good about themselves. Likewise, she enjoys using her experience and skills to give people a remarkable salon experience. Masha holds a degree in phycology. She enjoys electronic music and is a proud owner of a vinyl collection.
Giorgia is one of our youngest lady hairstylists. Despite her young age, her talent and experience are as impressive as our other stylists. Born and raised in Italy, she has taken her passion to the next level by attending one of the best hair academies in Italy. In her career years, she has worked in different cities like the famous Lignano Sabbia d’Oro, and Zurich. Since she arrived in Dubai, she has displayed contagious confidence, admirable professionalism, and the ability to be part of Y12 Salon. Giorgia values the importance of a consultation with a customer and loves freehand balayage, styling, and finishing. She is happy to be a part of the beauty industry and continually seeks more ways to deliver excellent styling services for our customers.
Andrea De Luca
Andrea De Luca as a Master Stylist, has been involved in the fashion hairdressing industry for 14 years. He has worked as an educator for fashion week’s magazine’s photo shooting and has also undertaken roles in VIP customer service for football players. At the age of 23, he relocated to London to join the Toni & Guy Academy. Here, he nurtured his dream to be a part of the Artist Team as Educator and Salon Customer Services. With rewarding career years, he has gained outstanding professional skills as well as an increased passion for his works. As a Hairstylist, his signature is to realize the perfect haircut and styling for clients’ looks while giving them a personalized look. His goal is to make his clients feel unique while helping them make informed decisions for their hair.
Andrea is a very positive, spirited, energetic individual with a radiant personality. He carries out his duties with passion, dedication, creativity, and strives to improve his craft consistently.
Hanna is a talented and motivated hairstylist and color expert with 12 years of experience in the industry. An excellent listener, always meeting and exceeding client’s expectations. She’s obsessed with the perfect hair and beauty overall! Her personal opinion is that each one of us is unique and we all deserve an individual approach. In her work she infuse everything she love about hair artistry- innovations, technology and creativity, which helps her to achieve perfect results.
Imad is bringing the true barbering experience to Y12 salon. With 16 years of experience our Syrian barber has won the title of best shave barber of UAE in 2018. Working for a long time in DIFC he knows exactly how to make his clients look their best for their professional and private life. Imad is specialized in beard trimming, shaping, shaving and also the traditional male haircuts.
Jayson Parel is a talented hairstylist with over seven years of experience. He is a skilled blowout stylist, specializing in Brazilian/keratin treatment, men’s cut shaving, and high fades. Jayson’s background as a photographer helps him deliver a more artistic approach while enhancing the beauty of customers. He listens to the needs of his clients and helps them make favorable decisions when it comes to styling. Jayson relishes the rare opportunity to make people appear more confident. Likewise, he strives to stay unique by being a trendsetter instead of a follower. He is goal-oriented, highly ethical, and self-motivated.
Coming from the Philippines, Lara Sicat has been a part of Dubai’s hair industry for over 16 years. She specializes in hair colouring and styling and takes pride in enhancing beauty. Lara has worked in this industry long enough to know that it requires consistency and continuous learning. She is patient and excels in delivering detailed finishes. Lara’s skills are top-notch; her can-do attitude makes up for whatever skill she does not possess. Her goals are to have remarkable transformation for clientele and make sure they keep their smile on when they leave the chair. She enjoys reading a book and sunbathing on the beach in her spare time.
Moi Santiago is a hairstylist from the Philippines and a part of the Y12 team. A certified hairstylist in color, Moi specializes in coloring, assisting, and styling. He is a fast-rising talent with a zeal to improve his craft. Although he finds every aspect of his craft to be rewarding, he finds working with new people to be most rewarding. Moi is highly customer service oriented; he expresses an unwavering commitment to delivering value to each customer. He is also a spirited team player with the success of the salon at heart. During his free time, he enjoys cooking and visiting the beach.
Michela is an experienced Nail Technician who brings over six years of experience in this field. Before working with Y12, the 25-year-old worked as an employee for five years. Also, she worked as a freelancer where she gained both theoretical and practical knowledge. In her career years, she has attended several training courses with a prominent Italian nail company, Crystal nails, and also in Dubai with the company Enigma. Relocating to Dubai has instilled in her the value of sacrifice and willpower. Michela excels in providing quality nail services to clients. She also has expertise in customer service, time management and organization. Michela showcases advanced nail technical abilities alongside the desire to provide clients with the best and most pleasurable salon experience possible. She is dedicated to remaining up to date with the latest nail service technologies, designs, and trends.
Laila Burgarin is a Nail technician with over nine years of experience. Having resided in Dubai for over 14 years, she has gained a deep understanding of the Dubai market. Laila specializes in removing ingrown nails, shaping, waxing, and facials. Laila enjoys every aspect of her work and is proud to deliver outstanding results. She is exposed to the latest industry trends, tech, and seeks more ways to proffer solutions to enhance beauty. Laila is also passionate about the quality of life of the people she serves. She values their natural appearances and does not do anything to take this gift from them. She is admired for her easy-going and cheerful persona.
Leah Cadallo is a Nail technician with over 14 of experience. She has been trained in the Philippines as a Cosmetologist. Leah has been with Y12 salon for many years and has now just rejoined the team after a break back home. She is specialized in classic nails, shaping, extensions, threading, and facials. Leah is dedicated to deliver outstanding work every single time. She is always seeking for the new trends and improving her skills with training.
Exclusive to Y12 Salon
Kangen Water®: The secret is in the Water
What keeps you healthy and hydrated inside can help keep you beautiful and clean on the outside too. It’s time to become responsible with what we put on our bodies, that’s why Y12 is the first salon in the world with the built-in Kangen water system, which will adjust the water’s PH level accordingly to the scalp’s needs.
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