Carlo Bay, an artist’s portrait who combines image, style and ability to plan

Carlo Bay is a renowned Tuscan hairstylist with a long career behind him and a succession of triumphant and positive experiences: he has built a lucrative brand that combines hair trend, hair care e make up. Born in Arezzo, Carlo Bay has always worked in Florence as a hairstylist and since 1985 created the Carlo Bay Diffusion: a chain of 19 salons, initially in Tuscany, then in Lombardy, Liguria and Veneto.

In 1990, Carlo Bay opened the Florence Academy: a school to give all hair stylists an opportunity to train at every level: basic training for beginners and artistic and managerial training for business owners who wish to expand within their profession.

In 1999 the Carlo Bay System was created, consisting of a chain of selected salons in a franchise business, providing a guarantee of sincerity and professionalism.

In 2002, the collaboration with Matrix led to the creation of the Carlo Bay Club: comprising of more than 80 salons in the whole of Italy, integrated by the same training and development programme. Over the years, Carlo Bay has created two lines of professional hair care products and a complete Make Up line: Carlo Bay Hair Diffusion and Carlo Bay Make Up. These products are exclusively available in Carlo Bay salons and through their online catalogue, in the e-commerce area.

Today, Carlo Bay is constantly present and active in his salons. He continually researches and develops innovative styles. He works in the fashion shows of the most important stylist and undertakes photographic shoots with the famous fashion photographer Aldo Fallai.

In addition to his numerous appearances on national TV programs, he has received prestigious International acknowledgments: in 2004, at the Cosmoprof event, Carlo Bay was awarded the winner of the “NextLook Awards”.

The pursuits of Carlo Bay are ongoing with fresh commitment, many initiatives and new programs with the onset of every new salon that he opens.