3 October 2023

The Beauty Industry Loses a Great Friend: Andy Lazarri

The beauty industry recently lost a dear friend, Adorno “Andy” G. Lazarri, Pittsburgh’s former leading barber & hairdresser, trendsetter and master businesses developer. He passed away surrounded by his loving family on February 17, 2021.

Andy was part of a team of great colorists, barbers and stylists that included Sam Lapin (the Father of Color) and Dr. Farouk Shami. They worked together for both Roffler and Framesi. Andy also won “Stylist of the Year” from the Association Master Barber Beauty America (AMBB) as well as competing in the National USA Championship in Men’s Styling. He went on to become a distributor for the Pennsylvania area as well as a successful salon owner of Hairtique. Working for years with Dr. Farouk Shami, Andy was one of the first to sell Farouk Systems’ Sunglitz Lightening System in Pennsylvania back in 1986 when Dr. Farouk Shami formed the company. 

Andy Lazarri was instrumental in creating and molding the beauty industry in Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia – in an era when beauty began to evolve into a brand-new thrilling industry. 

His work over the course of decades created excitement and energy that fueled the growth of professional beauty. Whether he was calling on salon owners, managing talent on stage at fashion shows and conventions, winning a World Championship or working to solve problems in the conference room, Andy was always involved and dedicated to excellence in our incredible beauty industry. Andy taught fellow stylists and co-workers that we should love what we’re doing and really listen to each other. He had a remarkable way of making us feel loved and always made us smile. 

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife and family and to his extended family.


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