meet the team

The milk_shake® PRO education team is ready to support you no matter what stage you are in your beauty career. Learn a wide range of techniques from the basic fundamentals to more advanced, unique skill sets to set your salon apart.

featured instructor

featured instructor

gerard caruso

creative director of education

Gerard Caruso serves as the Creative Director, international spokesperson and featured platform artist for milk_shake pro International. from the very early days in his career, Gerard has enjoyed 25+ years in the industry and has become an award-winning and celebrated hair designer in his own right.

Entrepreneur and Creative Director of Salon G in Hackensack N.J. allows Gerard to stay connected to both the Stylist and consumers needs and wants. Whether Gerard is consulting behind the chair of his salon, on the Set of a Photo shoot, behind the scenes for fashion week, or Simply Creating styles for media attention he is passionately dedicated to the art of hairdressing.

Gerard travels the world teaching a synergistic approach to milk_shake pro's cut, color and style, and makes it his personal mission to ensure that the voice of the stylist is at the forefront of everything that they represents. Gerard’s extraordinary creative talent, coupled with his strong leadership abilities and passion for mentoring others, has earned him the respect of his peers and the admiration of stylists around the world.

‘Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You!’

meet the pro artist team

  • hair styling, bridal, up-styling, braids
  • coloring
  • cutting & dimensional color placement to enhance a cut
  • technical and corrective color
  • hair color, creating new techniques and balayage
  • troubleshooting hair color challenges
  • in salon:cutting / out of salon: dressing hair for shoots
  • the marriage between cut and color