Stylist Spotlight

Personal Style: Cate Torrealba @beautybymissruby

by Mary Kaleta | March 21, 2019

Redefining Hollywood glam isn’t an easy thing to do, but Los-Angeles-based Cate Torrealba is already her own star.

Before entering the hair industry, Torrealba studied art and graphic design. As a member of CosmoProf’s Artistic Team, Torrealba is the mastermind behind an abundance of retro glam styles including big waves, curls and updos. Her picture-perfect work has gained her more than 160k followers on her @beautybymissruby Instagram page and has led to Torrealba touring the country teaching Miss Ruby’s Beauty School.

When she isn’t focused on vintage styling, Torrealba says her passion falls for editorial and creative modern styling.

Born and raised:

I became a hairdresser because:
I’m an artist at heart. Being a hairdresser means creating living, breathing art every day.

Best part of your job:
Seeing my creative vision come to life.

Favorite tool:
Any BaBylissPro curling iron.

Industry icon:
Mustafa Avci

Hardest part of your job:
Getting noticed in a sea of other amazing creative artists.

Guilty pleasure:
I’ve recently been binge watching 90 Day Fiancé!

Favorite song:
The Beatles “I Saw Her Standing There”

Favorite city: Barcelona

Most people would be surprised to know:
I’m an introvert that likes to spend free time watching Netflix with my dogs.

Biggest splurge:
My husband and I have the travel bug, so we like to go on trips.

How do you treat yourself?

I own two Boston Terriers, Moose and Sebastian.

Which living person do you most admire?
Barack Obama, because I admire when people are kind and inclusive.

What is your greatest achievement?
Being asked to join the CosmoProf Artistic Team has been my greatest career achievement so far.

What is your motto?
Do what makes you happy!

TRENDING: The French Bob


TRENDING: The French Bob

by Anne Moratto

Leave it to the French to inspire a haircut so chic, it’s truly timeless. It’s a look that never goes away and when you see it, you know it. And lately, we’ve been seeing it everywhere.

Valsamis used GL Tapes from Great Lengths to give this braid depth and thickness.


Add Extensions to Give Braids Dimension

by Mary Kaleta

When looking to add fullness and volume to her braided styles, artist Alison Valsamis (@braidedandblonde) uses extensions. In this video tutorial, Valsamis incorporated Great Lengths' GL Tapes to give this 3D pull-through braid extra depth.

Salon Career Path: Coming Home

Salon Career Path: Coming Home

by Staff

Never did I think this country boy who made all the wrong choices early in my career and personal life would be able to impact so many other people’s careers.

Find out why over 400,000 subscribers love our newsletters

Salon Career Path: Personal Makeover

Salon Career Path: Personal Makeover

by Staff

"I’m coming up on my five-year Ulta-versary and I’m celebrating some milestones: I am 100% debt free, have paid off two cars, received five promotions, joined the education team, earned Elite Salon Professional status, and I am house hunting for my very first home." - BAILEY RICHARDSON


In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

Load More