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Luis Alvarez

Luis Alvarez

Named one of the 50 Most Influential Hairdressers by Modern Salon Magazine and knighted the L’Ordre de la Chevalerie, one of the highest honors from Intercoiffure. Voted one of the top 75 educators of the century, Luis’ internationally-renowned expertise in styling and finishing is born of his unique history and experience spanning over 20 years in the fashion and beauty industry. His work has been featured in national and international magazines including Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Amica, Donna and many others.

He has spent most of his career as an artist specializing in photographic imagery and creating his own signature techniques of styling and finishing. He has worked with top photographers and supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Rebecca Romjin Stamos and Yasmine Ghauri.

Most recently, Luis was honored with the first Leo Passage Educator of the Year Award presented by Intercoiffure.

Luis’ unique perspective has been influenced and expanded by his artistic collaboration with beauty professionals throughout the world. He has traveled the globe helping leading haircare manufactures create and establish their own visual identity and has been instrumental in the development of innovative, high-performance salon products.

Luis believes that knowledge is an energy source we can all tap into to inspire creative growth. As an educator, he shows that the secret to elevating our craft lies in our ability to share our knowledge. His engaging style, refreshing attitude and a penchant for creating truly beautiful and exciting styles, makes Luis one of the most sought after talents in the beauty industry. His passion and creative vision bring innovation, education and inspiration to Aquage.