Cosmetologist leading a busy double life

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North suburban cosmetologist Filippo Aliperta has been plying his profession for decades, all the while pursuing his passion for the visual arts.

The owner of Estetica Hair Design in Glenview, Aliperta is currently showing his work through June at the Northbrook Court shopping center and on an ongoing basis at the LG Gallery in Lake Geneva.

“I like doing abstract work in mixed media the best,” Aliperta says. “I love combining paint with stone, metal, etc.”

Born in Somma Vesuviana, Italy, Aliperta started painting at an early age and took private lessons in nearby Napoli.

He continued to create after he moved to America with his family when he was 19, taking classes over the decades in oil painting, ceramic sculpting and mixed media.

“Art is my passion,” he says. “I love to show my work and share it with the people I meet.”

Aliperta is a member of the Glenview, Northside and Casa Italia art leagues, and does art demonstrations for the Glenview league.

He is equally dedicated to his profession, having served on the Chicago Cosmetologist Board as well as its Education and Competition committee.

And as if he weren’t busy enough, he is also president of Associazione Regionale Campania.

To view artwork by Aliperta, visit For more information, email him at


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