the sfumato name

Sfumato – the name

Pronounced Sf-uh-mato, the name is Italian (meaning “shaded off”) and has it’s origins in art. It relates to the painting technique used by Leonardo Da Vinci on his Mona Lisa which allows gradual, almost imperceptible transitions of color from light to dark. But what does this have to do with us? Well, we’re not suggesting for a moment that our stylists posses the talent of Leonardo (and maybe they do) but we like to think of them as artistic stylists who do everything in their power to send you away happy.

What we do… or, more importantly, what we won’t do.

We work for you, not for Wayne. Sure, he pays us, but he pays us with your money… so, we won’t send you away sporting a new look when all you wanted was a trim… we won’t send you away with something we like, but you hate… we won’t roll our eyes and ignore you when you tell us what you want… we won’t sit you in our window with your hair all over the place… we won’t even expect you to drink second rate instant coffee while you’re with us. Call in and we’ll show you what we can do.