UNDER THE VEIL
Hi my name is Armando, I'm the guy underneath the veil.
I offer in-salon hair color, cut and styling services as well as on-location wedding and event styling. I am best known for taking classic bridal hair styles and re-sculpting them for today’s bride.
I am based in San Francisco and service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, Napa, Monterey County, & Los Angeles. I am also available for your luxury dream destination wedding.
I started my career as a cosmetologist in the early 90’s, although I truly have been styling hair my whole life - I couldn't grow up around three sisters and not at least try to cut and style their hair.
During the height of the dot-com bubble, an opportunity to own my own salon presented itself. The salon was located in Santa Clara, CA right in the heart of Silicon Valley. When the decline of the dot-com arrived, I knew it was time to go freelance as an on-location hair and make-up artist. I still maintained an in-salon clientele as I started following my passion for special event styling and began chasing brides up the aisle.
I try to stay in touch with my first love of hair cutting and coloring. After all, a great color and haircut is the necessary foundation for a great up-do.
As an artist and lover of visual art, I approach the medium of hair through lines, shapes, forms and color. Once a beautiful backdrop is created, I can then visualize where texture will create movement and how to enhance that space with color.