Pranith Gunasena


Growing up in Orange County, California, Pranith always had a great love of art, design and fashion. He earned a BA in Studio Art at University of California, Irvine, where he explored various mediums in the visual arts. He later went to New York City to participate in an intensive fashion design program at the prestigious Parsons School of Design. He interned at both Esquire and Surface magazine. During this time he worked on coordinating designer samples for photo shoots, researching articles, assisting the fashion director, and eventually ended up freelancing in the marketing department. He then moved on to be an account executive for MaxMara and later Me&Ro. After seven years he was ready for a new challenge, so he packed up and returned to the west coast. Having been involved with the fashion industry for so many years, hair design seemed like a natural transition. He received his degree in cosmetology from the Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in Costa Mesa, CA.

Pranith loves the organic, creative process of coloring hair, and he finds constant inspiration from his clients and their stories. By using techniques of balayage and hair painting, Pranith strives to create beautiful “lived in” color for his clients. He specializes in providing everyone with a custom palette designed specifically for them and finishes every look with a flawless blow-out.


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