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March 2024

AMPLIFY THE STYLIST TO DOMINATE AT AMERICA’S BEAUTY SHOW Rob Burgio, inventor of the BARRACUDA COMB CLIPS & CARBON COMB EVOLUTION, and Goldwell National Artist, Master Stylist and NY Salon Owner, will be featured at the ‘What’s Next’ booth, teaching classes and previewing his LATEST PRODUCT LAUNCH

Amplify the Stylist is taking over “America’s Beauty Show,” going on April 20-22 in Rosemont, Illinois. In addition to a major presence showcasing and answering questions at the “What’s Next Area” (located in between the International Zone and Runway Stage in the middle of the exhibition hall), Rob Burgio, inventor of the Barracuda Comb Clips and Carbon Comb Revolution, and an award-winning Goldwell National Artist, Master Stylist and owner of Tesoro Salon in New York, will also be teaching two classes:

  • Saturday, April 20 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – The Cutting Edge Public Cutting Class (Room 07) – Featuring The Curved Gradient, a 90s throwback with a 2024 flair, this modern, edgy style uses triangular graduation, disconnection and pivot point cutting techniques to flatter a variety of face shapes.
  • Sunday April 21 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. on the Beauty Innovation Stage – Hide n Seek Color Placement Featuring The Rachel 2.0: an updated version of the ‘90s classic using diffusion and bold placement to create high-impact, modernized results.

Under his Amplify the Stylist brand, Burgio debuted the original Barracuda Comb Clips 1 in 2022, followed by his Carbon Comb Evolution last year. Both lines have been wildly successful, not only due to their high-quality materials, but because of their superior heat resistance, anti-static and non-slip qualities for better stylist control, speed and efficiency. They are:

  • DURABLE: made in Japan with a long-lasting Carbon material then covered with a soft touch rubber overlay, they’re chemically resistant to acid, alkali and oil;
  • VERSATILE: Working on both wet and dry hair, they’re perfect for salon, barber and cosmetology professionals;
  • SALON QUALITY: both product lines are made from professional grade carbon fiber, corrosion-free and can be sterilized by boiling.
    • Woman’s Short Haircutting, for separating hair in areas by the occipital;
    • Men’s Grooming, providing clean, sharp lines and a guide by using the back of the clip;

With demonstration videos on YouTube, Barracuda Comb Clips are the ideal choice for:

Even makeup artists will find the Barracuda Comb Clip an essential tool, since the clip grooms hair away from the hairline perfectly, giving the ideal palate to apply any foundational makeup.

The Barracuda Comb Clip comes in a 4-pack and retails for $14.99. Other clips available for purchase include:

  • The Barracuda Classic Clip (4-pack for $9.99), with its no crease design, is perfect for dry and wet hair;
  • Dry Hair Sectioning Clips – No Crease Design (4-pack for $9.99), use these clips to section hair before highlighting, dry cutting or styling; they hold both baby- fine and thick, heavy hair with ease.

The new hybrid combs, each retailing for $10.99, are:

All tools in the Amplify the Stylist line are available on, Burgio’s website that offers videos and step-by-step tutorials with descriptive PDF head sheets to accompany all tutorials, in addition to a professional line of styling
tools. The tools can also be purchased on Amazon and eBay, and are distributed globally through Hair Brained and M.I.X.
ABS will also be the first time Burgio will be previewing the latest addition to the Amplify the Stylist line with his Barracuda line of professional scissors. Made of Japanese Cobalt Alloy & VG-10 steel, they will come in the following varieties:

  • 6.20” Precision Cobalt Alloy Scissors
  • 6.75” All Purpose Vg-10 Scissors
  • 6.0” Texturizer 23T VG-10 Scissors

“Once you pick them up, you know these shears are something special,” said Burgio. “The quality you feel in our shears comes from years of engineering and designing, paired with our unique manufacturing process where every shear is hand-honed to
perfection. The black & silver custom design will definitely make a statement as well.

Burgio, who said that his dissatisfaction with the status quo led him put his 30-plus years of practical experience to use and create Amplify the Stylist, “from a stylist, for a stylist,” understands the challenges that hairdressers and educators face in their cosmetology careers and strives to address them.

“We’re committed to supporting the professional hairdressing community and are proud to offer a range of products that meet the highest standards of quality and performance,” he said.

Burgio expects the line of scissors to be available for purchase in May of 2024 on and wherever Amplify the Stylist products are sold. They will retail from $185-$200 or two for $350.

Rob Burgio is the mastermind behind Amplify the Stylist, which offers educational
videos and products exclusively for professional stylists and artists who are hungry
for inspiration and want only the best tools and products.
For more information on Amplify the Stylist, the Carbon Comb Evolution and
Barracuda Comb Clips, visit:
To connect with Rob:
● Instagram: @HairbyRobBurgio
● Facebook

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