Our Team

New York’s most talented and experienced hair professionals

Janet Rufin

Salon Owner + Master Stylist/Colorist

Tom Castiglia

Hair Stylist/Colorist

Randy Darden

Hair + Make Up + Extensions + Henna

CRYSDIAN LLEMSON

Hair Stylist + Colorist

TINA ORTIZ

Apprentice

NATALIA GUZMAN

Apprentice

JENNIFER FEBLES

Front Desk Coordinator

Janet Rufin

Salon Owner + Master Stylist/Colorist

Janet is a master stylist/colorist with more than two decades of experience. She specializes in color correction and precision cutting, but has a broad range that allows her to truly connect with her clients. Contemporary, classic, and always chic.

Janet is renowned for her ability with color, both transformative and corrective work. If you have ever had a hair disaster with another stylist, “bring it on” says Janet, who promises, “I can resuscitate even the most hideous color disasters.”

A great listener with a black belt in highlights, she will make sure you leave the salon happy and beautiful.

Tom Castiglia

Hair Stylist + Colorist

Tom is a dynamic, passionate, life-long hair care professional with years of diverse experience in hair coloring, cutting, and styling, as well as industry regulation, education, and demonstration. Tom combines a strong technical background with extensive knowledge of classic and modern finishing techniques for men and women to create personalized haircutting and styling for every client.

With a unique sense of fashion and an love for alternative and edgy styles, Tom is an innovator in “modern classic” wearable styles. He is always looking for inspiration to broaden his range, which allows him to move effortlessly between barbering styles, short and wild, long and lush, and everything in between.

Tom is licensed and 5-star rated in several states, but he was compelled to join Janet Rufin’s team because of their complete attention to quality, detail, and technique.

Randy Darden

Hair Stylist + Make Up + Extensions + Henna

Randy is a New York City based hairstylist with clients in New York, Miami, LA, and all around the world. Whether you want your curly hair smoothed and tamed or your straight hair permanently waved, weaved, or extended, or your locks colored, cut, and styled, Randy does it all.

With more than twenty-five years of experience in the industry, Randy is an expert on all hair textures (especially textured hair and mixed hair), chemical treatments, hair additions/extensions, make-up application, henna body art, and more. She has done fashion shows as well as stage and television work, and has been featured in fashion forward magazines and at fashion events. Randy is also a salon educator for Uberliss, a formaldehyde-free keratin smoothing treatment.

In addition to her beauty work, Randy is also a painter, sculptor, and graphic designer who regularly shares her skills and passion for beauty with volunteer programs. Most recently, she was involved with a project called “A Day of Beauty,” which helped young adults (ages 13-21) in crisis situations look and feel great about themselves. It was a spiritually uplifting experience for everyone involved.

Crysdian Llemson

Hair Stylist + Colorist

With over 20 years experience, Crysdian has travelled the United States and Europe perfecting his craft. His passion is classic, sexy styling that conjures your beauty from within. His styles are easily taken from the office to the next premier opening with ease. A true perfectionist and trained by Sassoon, Toni & Guy, and his years of experience, Crysdian loves to bring out your internal beauty. He brings out what you desire with a current vision that works with you to create the perfect look.

Although color and cutting is his passion, Crysdian also takes enjoyment in the city from writing books to volunteering with his dog. Giving back to the community and diving deep into the positive and aesthetically pleasing lifestyle, enhances his creativity.

Tina Ortiz

Apprentice

Tina Ortiz, a certified Makeup Artist, Hair Design Institute graduate and Janet Rufin’s Parlor apprentice, has been involved in the arts from a young age. From ballet, jazz tap, to painting and drawing, Tina’s artistic spectrum is very versatile. She began experimenting with hair and make-up around the age of 13. Tina would braid hair during her high school years, and became a freelance make-up artist, which has led her to be credited in work in The Source and Vibe magazine for their fashion sector.

She continues to freelance, working for up and coming models and designers throughout NYC, as well as doing bridal makeup. Tina dreams of traveling to all of the fashion capitals of the world to showcase her work on the runways.

Tina is currently looking for models for haircut, blow dry & style classes are held on Thursdays. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email me at hello@janetrufinsparlor.com with “Attention Tina” in the subject line. Please include your service request along with a current picture of your hair.

Natalia Guzman

Apprentice

Natalia achieved her life-long dream and passion for hair, earning her cosmetology degree at Empire Beauty School. Currently, Natalia is studying as an apprentice, learning hair theory, styling, coloring, and cutting under expert educator, Janet Rufin’s tutelage. Additionally, the strong and nurturing team-environment at Parlor, has enabled Natalia to observe and work with other senior stylists, increasing her knowledge. Natalia also has a background in Make-up Artistry, working as a freelance Make-up artist and desires to combine her love of make-up and hair.

It is a great joy for Natalia, working at Janet Rufin’s Parlor, as she derives a deep sense of happiness, making people look and feel terrific. Her motto is: “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort, And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.

Seeking Models: 
I’m always seeking models for our FREE blow dry and styling classes.  If you’re interested in booking an appointment, please contact me at hello@janetrufinsparlor.com ATTN: Natalia in the subject line. Please include your request and attach a photo of your current hairstyle. Many thanks. I look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer Febles

Front Desk Coordinator

Although she is also a licensed Cosmetologist, she is proud to be the first face you greet when you enter our lovely salon, welcoming you into what has become our home. An avid comic book lover, she has plans to turn her love into a career through Special Effects makeup. Looking to work on the sets of television shows and movies, her vision is to bring the pages of those beloved comic books to life.