Founder & master barber with over 15 years of experience
Creative Italian flair based in the heart of Mayfair
Stefan Avanzato is a London-based hair stylist and grooming consultant. Having spear-headed some of the key salons in London for the past 15 years Stefan decided to launch his eponymous barbershop and consultancy in 2018.
During his grooming career Stefan has been involved in numerous projects. From styling the Dolce & Gabbana and Ada + Nik runway shows during London Collections: Men to collaborating with charity Style for Soldiers and travelling to Senegal as part of the Project Africa initiative.
Stefan’s diverse clientele – from high-profile individuals to globe-trotter businessmen and fashion heavyweights – keeps his finger on the pulse of the ever-changing grooming industry making his work evolve constantly.
Francesco Cheruseo is a talented and established barber with 9 years of experience at his fingertips. As a classically trained artist and having worked for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Francesco is a natural fit at Avanzato Grooming Lounge.
He began his career as a Junior Barber at the young age of 15 in a traditional barbershop in Sorrento, Italy. Willing to start from the bottom and make his way to the top, Francesco would spend his afternoons at the salon helping the professionals, fascinated by the techniques used. Fuelled with a new found passion, Francesco enrolled himself at the National Academy of Italian Hairstylists, a private academy for the best. Upon graduating, he took a full time position at one of best barbershops in the city of Campania, while also continuously honing his skills attending courses like “Barber Match”, “Wahl Workshop” and “Shorem Barber´s Workshop” whilst also nuturing a competitive streak by taking part in the “Italian Hairdresser Championship”.
Since his move to London, Francesco has learnt from the very best in the men´s grooming field, where he made a solid start at Murdocks, where he was promoted. Impressed with his work, Dolce & Gabbana offered him a position in their salon where he flourished. Having seen his talent, Stefan Avanzato asked Francesco to join his team at the very first grooming lounge by Stefan Avanzato.