Liliana Escoto, also known as Topaz, migrated to New York from Bogota Colombia with her mother and seven of her siblings. Liliana knew very early in her life that helping people gave her the greatest satisfaction.
As a teenager she began her journey to find a career that gives her the ability to help others feel more confident about themselves which in return helped Liliana discover her passion for cosmetology. Her career began in 1995, choosing Dramatics NYC because of their excellent educational program.
Liliana learned that Dramatics NYC had educated thousands of licensed cosmetologists to be top notch stylists all across the country. Liliana has been with Dramatics NYC over 25 years, growing from High Performance Stylist to Manager of one location to Educational Director in the Dramatics NYC Color Institute. Her credentials over the past 25 years are very impressive.
With this long list of certifications and education, Liliana began a mission to find the perfect color line. She found that one company had the best reds, another company was noted to have the best neutrals, and ash tones and for blondes had to go to another color line. She approached Rock, CEO of Dramatics NYC to ask if she could take the best qualities of each one of these color lines, work with a chemist and create one perfect color instead of working with three different lines.
Rock thought that was a fabulous idea. So they both embarked on a mission to create a color line that encompasses the best qualities of all three major color lines that Dramatics NYC was using in their salons. It has taken three years, with many obstacles in their way, and now Liliana is proud to say that the Take Home Color (THC) color line is without a doubt the best color line you can find anywhere.
Dramatics NYC now exclusively uses the color line in all they’re salons. Topaz’ passion has taken her to be President of THC which also exclusively uses the THC color line for anyone who wants to do their color at home. Hard work, perseverance, and commitment to helping others feel more confident about themselves will always remain her passion.
• 1997 to 1999 Redken Exchange – Design and Color
• 2001 to 2002 L’Oréal Professional- Color Key Educational Seminar
• 2006 Skill Path – How to excel at Managing and Supervising People
• 2007 – Schwarzkopf – Master Forum
• 2007 – Mahogany Academy -London – Advanced Creative Course
• 2011 – Scruples Academy – Training for Tomorrow – Educator 2011 to 2012 Alfaparf Milano – Illuminati Contour Color
• 2013 – Well-a Master Color Expert 2015 – Milano Insider Club Advanced Training – Ambassador for Alfaparf.