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Carlos Valenzuela

Carlos Valenzuela

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Carlos Valenzuela, initially trained in London and Chicago with Pivot Point International, has a master's degree in international management and forty-six-plus year's experience as a hairdresser, ex-salon/school owner and worldwide spokesperson for professional beauty brands. He is the author of numerous success and personal development programs and published the novella Letters to Young Carlos, about a gay boy growing up along the US/Mexico border in the 1960s. Visit him at www.carlos-valenzuela.com

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Ageism in the Salon

Ageism in the Salon

by Carlos Valenzuela

"Nobody was rude to me; everyone was nice, yet silently, I was denied opportunities awarded to anyone younger. Ageism is sneaky and includes biases like younger stylists give the salon a better image, clients prefer younger stylists, and they only do old- fashioned styling."

All photos by Kevin Robinson, Makeup by Catie Fisher, Hair by Jason Ashkenazi

Macho Makeup Part 3: The Final Looks

by Carlos Valenzuela

New perceptions of gender--more specifically, the greater acceptance of gender fluidity and things like choosing your personal pronoun — have opened the door to men’s acceptance of more traditionally feminine products and services. However, the marketing of cosmetics for men still retains a heavily masculine sensibility, but this is changing.

Macho Makeup Part Two: The Photo Shoot

Macho Makeup Part Two: The Photo Shoot

by Carlos Valenzuela

Before you click a camera, know this: why are you creating the images? The success of a photoshoot hinges on your answer. Even if it’s just for fun, set a goal or purpose and stay focused to attain good results, otherwise, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel—you might get a nice photo, you might not.

Macho Makeup Part One: The Concept

Macho Makeup Part One: The Concept

by Carlos Valenzuela

In planning our photo shoot, we asked the question: men with makeup, what is it? They have to be men who wear cosmetics for a more significant reason than to cover up a pimple. They want to look better and maintain an air of naturalness. It has to complement their lifestyle, I said to the team.

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