Matthew has been in the hair industry since 2002. To date, Matthew’s artistic skills have lead him to be one of the top stylists at the Richard Scott Salon & Day Spa. He graduated from Yorktown BOCES Cosmetology, after 2 years of intense training and hard work with a passion for the art of hairdressing. While attending cosmetology school, Matthew worked for a local salon in Mt Kisco training under top stylists and colorists from all over the country. After graduation school, Matthew had two options. One was to become a full-time stylist but Matthew had other plans. He chose a greater challenge that was even more rewarding. He decided to take an offer as a 5th Avenue stylist for Elizabeth Arden: The Red Door Salon in Manhattan.
It was always a dream of Matthew’s to be a Master Stylist in Manhattan and that dream quickly became a reality. During the 2 years in NYC, Matthew acquired a prestigious clientele such as Broadway Star Andrea McArdle, who was the first “Annie”, the longest running Bell from “Beauty and the Beast”. He also worked regularly on models for Dolce and Gabbana fashion shoots and and other designer shows.
Once the NYC lifestyle became routine, Matthew turned back towards Westchester and was offered a job at a trendy boutique salon in Bedford. He rapidly then made a name for himself in the area. Matthew came into the salon as Master Stylist and worked for 3 years building a tremendous clientele and further refining his skills.
He soon after realized that he wanted to take his career to the next level and work in one of the top salons in Westchester. There was only one salon that could come to his mind and he joined the team at the Richard Scott Salon & Day Spa. When Matthew met Ricky Mason (Salon Owner) they immediately sensed this relationship was destined! Matthew loved the atmosphere and all of the employee’s and they in turn, were happy to take him in with his large clientele and unique experience.
Recently, Matthew was cast with his girlfriend Ashley Gordon on the Emmy Award winning reality show, The Amazing Race, on CBS. The couples unique chemistry and passion for hair resulted in the trending #THEHAIRSTYLISTS on Twitter. Half way through his journey, Matthew got down on one knee in Thailand, in front of the WORLD and proposed to his now fiance. Seeing the world has inspired him in more ways than one. This reintroduced Matthew to show business, leading into another TV appearance in the Home & Family: Makeover Show on the Hallmark Channel.