International Master Stylist & Senior Artistic Director at Andrea Orsi Beauty Lounge
Rodrigo Orsi has become one of Southern California’s most highly sought-after high-end stylists. A third-generation
hairstylist, Rodrigo and his sister Andrea’s passion for hairstyling began in their family’s salons in São Paulo, Brazil.
With a grandmother and mother who became lifelong hairstylists and a grandfather who was a barber, styling is in
their blood, and they are proud to carry on their family’s legacy here in Newport Beach.
Trained by the best hair designers in the world, Rodrigo has styled for some of the biggest names across the globe, including Vidal Sassoon in London, Tony & Guy in London, Jaque D’ssage in Paris, Longueras Academy of Hair in São Paulo, Brazil. During his 11 years at the prestigious Soho Japanese Hair Academy, he became a master of world-famous Japanese scissor techniques and methods.
Three years ago, Rodrigo moved to Newport Beach to reunite with Andrea, who moved to the area in 2011. Together they launched Andrea Orsi Beauty Lounge, a highend, one-stop salon offering highquality hair and beauty services. After just two years at the salon, Rodrigo achieved Senior Artistic Director, the salon’s top level. With a captivating personality, he has proven to be an extremely talented professional with exceptional skills for texturizing and coloring hair and mastering blondes and men’s haircuts. In addition to his local clients, he also has clients who fly across the country just to have him style their hair.
Focused on his clients’ needs, Rodrigo listens, observes, and takes time to understand their lifestyles and desired outcomes. A client’s experience is most important, and he never wants time in the salon to feel rushed or impersonal. To make sure clients are relaxed, Rodrigo
offers a neck and head massage prior to his hair services to ensure daily stress is gone and they are present in the moment.
Rodrigo is always focused on making his clients feel and look their best. The opportunity to change people’s lives by changing their looks is what he enjoys most about his craft. According to Rodrigo, seeing their mood change by a simple haircut is priceless. Although Rodrigo and Andrea faced challenges with the salon during the initial months of the Covid pandemic, they quickly adjusted and used the experience
as an opportunity for growth with cutting-edge technology, developing a more effective structure with a technological investment for
marketing and education. Using technology, their employees greatly improved their professional skills, and their team never stopped learning and growing.
“Today we feel empowered in the industry because we expanded our network in a very fast way so we can now absorb new techniques in no
time,” explains Andrea. “Something that has been seen in Paris or Milan is already being experimented by our stylists. This is what makes us
the best and only 5-star salon in Orange County.” In addition to offering educational opportunities for their staff, Rodrigo and Andrea also train employees to provide extraordinary
service for a very affordable price. Using a level system at the salon, stylists can grow to achieve higher levels and the magnitude of career
they desire. The salon’s four levels of stylists also provide a variety of pricing options for customers, allowing all members of clients’ families to receive services starting at competitive market prices. With a potential recession looming, Rodrigo and Andrea are focused on helping the community continue their beauty services even when times are difficult. The level system as well as a discount program that offers 20% off all services and levels on Tuesdays gives clients options during challenging times. In September, Rodrigo and Andrea will celebrate three years since opening Andrea Orsi Beauty Lounge in Lido Village. Although their business continues to grow and evolve, they always remain steadfast in their mission to provide an exceptional, unique, and personalized experience for every client. Stop by the salon in September to celebrate their anniversary and feel the warmth, expertise, and energy of three generations of the Orsi family stylists. They love what they do and are ready to help you feel and look your best.