Lillo's passion for all things hair and art started in his youth. In Italy, he started to learn about hair at nine years old. Years later, he came to the United States to work at the prestigious La Coupe with the orginal Vidal Sassoon team. With his knowledge and appreciation of style and hair, he went on to open his own salon for almost a decade. During this time, Lillo discovered John Sahag and his hair cutting methods, and was inspired to learn the Sahag Dry Cut. Driven by his desire to create beautiful shapes like the mater himself. 

Lillo closed up shop and started to work for John Sahag and has been at the Workshop for 25 years.