Andis, a brand dedicated to tools and education for the barber, beauty and animal grooming industries, has announced Angel Villegas and Jesse Figueroa as additions to its Global Education Team. The two bring their powerful influence on the barbering industry as well as impressive repertoires of industry involvement and innovation to Andis.
“Beyond their immense skills, Angel and Jesse bring a passion for supporting fellow barbers that is a major asset to the Global Education Team,” said Angie Perino, Andis Global Education Manager. “This determination to see others succeed is vital for maintaining connection across the greater barbering industry, as well as the Latinx barbering community during these challenging times.”
For nearly 100 years, Andis Company has been a leader and innovator in the men’s grooming industry with its innovative technology and top-tier educational offerings. Andis recently launched a new Virtual Education program allowing barbers and stylists across the world the opportunity to take in-depth, hands- on classes with Andis’ world-class education team from the comfort of their home. Andis also offers free online educational resources at master-barberschool.com, allowing everyone from expert barbers to beginning at-home users to learn new tips and techniques. These online resources, as well as both new educators’ bilingual abilities, continue to strengthen Andis’ efforts to provide education to professionals across the world.
Angel Villegas (@angelraws) –– Angel was born in Kissimmee, Florida and graduated cosmetology school in 2010 just two years after graduating high school. Just a year after graduating, Angel won his first competition, then two more the following year. He has gone on to compete and win the titles of various competitions across the United States.
In 2014, Angel opened his first of now three Raw Cuts Barbershops, located in Jacksonville, FL. The shop saw immense success, attracting celebrity clients such as Marcedes Lewis, Aaron Ross and Mac Miller. There is still to be seen from the barbering boss, as the Angel Raws brand and impact continues to expand. However, one thing is for sure: Angel and his it-factor are a winning combination.
Jesse Figueroa (@j.figz) –– Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Jesse Figueroa is a master barber and platform artist with more than two decades of experience. After working in several barbershops across Miami starting at age 13, he returned to his hometown to open his own shop, 305 Barbershop, at the age of 19. There, he became one of the first and most influential new wave barbers in the country.
Jesse has worked with celebrities, musicians, actors and athletes. In 2013, he established his own barber academy in Bogota and has shared his experience with thousands of students who travel from all over the world. He is also a very active member of his community, sharing his craft with vulnerable youth. Jesse specializes in hair art, becoming one of the first artists to create hair portraits, freestyle designs and hair color trends with as a powerful expression.
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