stylist/Colorist & curly hair expert
Carlos has been in the hair industry focusing solely on naturally curly hair for the past 15 years. He has been referred to as a ‘Curl Expert’, a ‘Curl Guru’ and even a ‘Curl Genius’ but what is essentially clear, is his true passion and caring for naturally curly hair.
The foundation of his passion started at an early age. Carlos was born one of five children to a Puerto Rican family in central New Jersey. During his childhood, he watched the women in his life struggle to tame their curly hair, instead of embracing it. Carlos himself battled his curls by wearing his hair buzzed short.
While living in New Jersey, he had several types of jobs. People are most surprised to find out that Carlos was a very skilled car painter (which explains why he is so talented at coloring hair using the painting method!) He found his passion when he moved to NYC in 1995 and with his sister’s encouragement decided to attend beauty school.
Right out of school, he worked for a top NYC salon dedicated to naturally curly hair. During the years that followed, Carlos also grew his curls long allowing him to learn the ins/outs of curly first hand. In 2007, he moved to the Mario Diab Salon to allow himself more freedom, advance his career and further cultivate his skill for naturally curly hair.
Nowadays, Carlos manages a demanding and busy schedule in the US with traveling all over Europe three times a year to see his curly hair clients.
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