TOWN-CRIER Online Features Claudia Diesti THE REAL HAIR TRUTH

Claudia Diesti In Documentary
Local Wellington hairstylist Claudia Diesti has made her mark styling runway hair for photographers and fashion designers, and now her experiences will be included in a 2010 documentary about the industry.

Diesti has lived and worked in Wellington for 11 years, and over the past four years has styled runway hair for designers such as Nichole Miller, Zac Posen, Nikki Hilton and Perry Ellis. “I love the fast-paced, intense pressure needed to handle runway work,” Diesti said. “The audience’s perspective is so calm and well planned. Most don’t see the chaos behind the stage, but that’s where you’ll get noticed.”

Diesti’s accomplishments caught the eye of Joseph Kellner, producer of the upcoming documentary The Real Hair Truth. She was asked to speak about her rise from a young girl who came to the United States with nothing, to her passion for advanced education — an education that has taken her across the U.S., to Europe and Asia.

The documentary will show the ups and downs of the industry and includes interviews with Rusk International Educator Phil Stone, YellowStrawberry owner Jesse Briggs and Tampa’s Scott Bentley. All the proceeds will go to scholarships for advanced education, books and tools.