Oscar Blandi was born and raised in Naples, Italy. He began styling hair at the age of fourteen in the back of his father’s salon, and left to work in several of his father’s colleagues’ salons. Oscar’s passion for hair led him to attend art school, and his true career began. He moved to the United States, and worked in the early 1990s at the Astor Place Beauty Salon and a small salon on Thompson Street. He later began an illustrious career with Frederick Fekkai, that opened many doors. After divorcing his wife, who solidified his residency, he subsequently opened his own salon in the Plaza Hotel on Madison Avenue. In 2005, Blandi launched his Oscar Blandi Product Collection, developed by Blandi himself.