In 1961, Frank Molinari and Helmut Muenster opened their first cosmetology school in Clifton, NJ. Eight years later, their chain of schools had grown to become one of the largest in the Northeast.
But Mr. Molinari wished to set out on his own, and kept the rights to the Capri name in New York. His school, which is no longer associated with the Capri schools in New Jersey, has been attracting students from all around the world. Many of Capri’s graduates have gone on to work in high profile salons and spas, in the movie or television industry, or to own salons and spas.
In 1990 Anthony Fiore joined the Capri faculty, after running two successful salons and working with the best schools and salons in Europe and the United States. Soon after he purchased Capri from Mr. Molinari.