Award Winning Stylist Enjoying Return to Tulsa
By KENDRA BLEVINS
TIFFANY LANDING: Eric Basansky has styled stars like Brooke Shields, Buck Trent and Jimmy Conners during his award winning career. He’s now back in Tulsa and taking appointments at Tiffany’s Salon, 81st and Harvard.
Courtesy of Tiffany Salon
Award winning stylist, Eric Basansky is celebrating his two-year anniversary this September with Tiffany’s salon, located at 81st and Harvard in Walnut Creek II. He says it’s a great atmosphere with peace and harmony among the stylists and clientele. “It’s exciting to come to work,” he says. “Hair is an outward extension of yourself and how you dress is how people perceive you,” he says.
Eric is offering a special on a shampoo, cut and style for $15 and $10 off of perms, which are normally $55. The special runs through Dec. 31 and is on an appointment only basis. He has a private room in the salon where he works with the client to achieve the perfect look for them. In 2004, he, his wife Karen and their two children, made the move back to Tulsa from Fort Meyers Fla. in order to be close to family. He wants Tulsans to know that he’s back in town and building clientele. “I’ll do the best of my ability to make the clients look their best before leaving the salon,” he says.
Eric has earned first place in a men’s competition in Detroit, Mich., a gold medal in the World Hairstyling Team Competition in Paris and second place in a women and men’s competition for most creative style during his styling career. He also worked in Las Vegas as an assistant to the shows at the historic Sands Hotel. In Fort Myers, he worked with his uncle, Valentino LaSario at Valentino’s Studio One with clientele such as Brooke Shields, Buck Trent, tennis pro Jimmy Conners and golf pro Chi Chi Rodriguez.
Eric earned his education degree from Oral Robert’s University in 1978, but hairstyling always called his name since his days as an apprentice under his uncle who is a master barber. “I had a knack for it. I came up with some haircuts that just clicked. It worked for me,” he says.
Along his journey back to Tulsa, he’s worked with stylists Jose Eber in Beverly Hills and Toni&Guy in Toronto, Canada, the originators of TIGI hair products.
He also worked as an extra in the 1980’s movie Urban Cowboy. “People would come up to me and ask if I was John Travolta’s brother, because we both looked alike.”
Call Eric Basansky at 688-1402 to make an appointment.