Master Colorist • Balayage Expert • Hair Educator
Chelsea Caruso is a master colorist at Gerber Salon in Keyport, NJ.
She specializes in balayage and uses her expert knowledge and growing platform to educate hair stylists everywhere.
Her journey started at a young age in her mom’s salon. Chelsea would go with her mom to work, set up her own station at an empty hairdressers chair and wait to see if she would get a client!
It was during high school when her passion really took off, on a leap of faith she and began attending cosmetology school vocationally.
After the first day of classes, she knew this was a passion she was meant to pursue.
In her career, Chelsea quickly developed a fortè for the art of balayage. Her technique caught the attention of the industry's social media platforms such as BehindTheChair, Modern Salon, and American Salon.
“My approach with my clients is to envision them as the person that they are going to be when they leave the salon“
Chelsea and her teamed brand, The Platform Group, have taught over thirty classes independently and teamed up with fellow masters Ammon Carver, Larry Raspanti, and Victoria Hunter.
Her brand has also sold three international best selling balayage educational dvds, booklets, and online streaming courses. She has become a spokesperson for brands such as Framar and Whittemorehouse Lightener, as well as being featured in the June issue of Mirabella Magazine.
In July 2016, Chelsea debuted The Balayage Platform; a sold out show in Asbury Park at the brand new venue House of Independents which was filmed live for distribution.
Since then, Chelsea has reached nearly fifty thousand followers on Instagram and is still climbing. Her mission is to share her technique internationally, and give back the same confidence and determination that she was and still is instilled with each and every day.
“I love teaching…someone gave that to me so if I can give it to someone else then that’s a really cool thing.”