Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Prada began his career as an apprentice at the age of fifteen at LLongueras, a salon known for styling the royal family in Spain. At 18, he transferred to the main branch of LLongueras in Barcelona. Soon after, Hernan came to New York City to work at the John Barrett Salon in Bergdorf Goodman.
In 2004, he opened Prada Studio in Pelham, followed by locations in Scarsdale and Bedford. In 2019, he opened his first Fairfield County location at 895 Post Road in Darien. All locations are “Green Circle Certified.” Under that program, a salon’s hair, foils, papers, plastics, and additional styling-related waste materials are collected weekly to be recycled and repurposed.
Hernan is a "pioneer" of the eco-friendly balayage technique. Although balayage has recently become a popular hair trend, Prada has been using it since he first started his studies in Argentina and Europe. Perfect for any color, balayage coloring works with the hair's natural pigment, using an ammonia-free lightening powder, so it will not damage the hair.
"I have been bringing my whole family to Hernan for over 3 years and am always happy with everything he does. He is a true artist!"