As a third-generation hairstylist, Rossano Ferretti knew the magic of a shear and a comb in his infancy. “The art of hair runs naturally in my family, starting with my grandfather who worked as a local barber and my grandmother who was exceptional at wigs and updos; she was a very precise person,” recalls Ferretti. At age 14, the young Ferretti lived and breathed hair, already honing his craft in his native Campegine, Italy. He looks back on his early years as his “incubation period”—a time where he experimented and let his young mind run wild. But of course, with youth came a hunger to travel and expand his knowledge, and Ferretti left Italy by way of London to study hair design at age 15. “I was the first in my village to go international!” he exclaims. From there he traveled the world, soaking up various cultures and their divergent views on hair, but he never forgot his roots—not even as a free-flying youth. Ferretti always made sure to touch back down to where it all started: “My mother and grandmother had a quaint two-chair salon that gave me the opportunity to practice my teachings when I got back from my travels,” Ferretti remembers.