Most everyone loves a comeback story — including the salon industry. And Peter Coppola, the Manhattan-born hairstylist with a 40-year hairstyling-salon owning-product manufacturing career under his belt, does not disappoint.
It seems best when talking about Coppola, 63, a resident of Boca Raton, Fla., where he operates his salon, the 37th in his career, to get to the heart of the matter. It involved unpaid taxes before his latest reinvention. He has, among other things, helped establish unisex salons in the Northeast during the Seventies; owned and operated a successful chain of salons in Florida in the Eighties and Nineties; founded a business in 2007 that’s revolutionized hair straightening treatments, and is on track next year to open a 10,000-square-foot salon in Manhattan.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"