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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:
Minneapolis

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?
Massages

Pets?
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!