Armando started his career as a cosmetologist in the late 90’s. Although, if you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s been doing hair his whole life. During the height of the .com Armando owned a salon in Santa Clara. It was located right in the heart of Silicon Valley. At the decline of the .com Armando decided to go freelance as a hair and makeup artist. While, still maintaining a in-salon clientele. Armando was on his way to follow his passion for styling and chasing brides up the aisle.
In the salon Armando still is in touch with his first love of hair, hair color & haircutting. As, Armando puts it “A great color and haircut is a necessary foundation for a great up-do”.
Armando has received editorial accomplishments and recognition from the wedding industry.
Editors Choice Award Winner for, Hair and Makeup, Northern California brides Magazine.
Editors Pick, Best 'DO for your "I DO" The San Francisco Bay Guardian.
VOTED BEST Wedding Make-up 2010 SF Bay-list. San Francisco Bay Area
TODAY’S BRIDE MAGAZINE, Northern California, brides magazine
Style Me Pretty
In Style Magazine, Germany
Your Wedding Day Magazine
7x7 San Francisco Magazine
CBS Eye on the Bay
The Style Network’s, Who’s Wedding is it Anyways?.
As an artist and inspired by art Armando approaches the medium of hair and looks at it as lines, shapes, forms and color. Once they are created he then visualizes where texture will create movement and enhances that space with color. Trained at TIGI and Vidal Sassoon, and working as a color educator for wella haircolor. Armando utilizes his past education and experience to approach his classic looks and modernizing them for today’s client.