The Top 5 Beauty Pros to Know
in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Readers, do you know what makes September extra special? Sure, the promise of Fall is in the air, and PSLs (and pumpkin-flavored everything) are everywhere, but this month marks a whole more than just the prelude to Autumn.
That's right, it's Hispanic Heritage Month!
Every year, the month of September (technically Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) is dedicated to Hispanic Heritage. This month honors the cultures, contributions, and traditions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. It's all about celebrating heritages rooted in Latin American countries.
The main goal? To put the focus on Latin, LatinX, and Hispanic folks who have positively influenced and enriched our nation, our society, and, in our case, the beauty industry!
At EBS, we believe in honoring Hispanic heritage this month and every month! And in honor of this annual celebration, we're sharing some of the most talented Hispanic cosmetologists and beauty pros on our radar!
The Top Beauty Pros You Should Know This Hispanic Heritage Month
Just a quick note before we dive in–this list is just the beginning! We could probably publish a full-length book that honors the achievements, accomplishments, and contributions that Hispanic people have brought to the industry. But for now, we're keen on highlighting these five superstars! Take a peek, scroll their Instas, and get a feeling for their amazing talents!
Karen Tellez | @karenkolors
This L.A.-based stylist knows all things cutie color. She's a gifted colorist, has an eye for matching inspo, and knows her way around a badass before and after shot for socials. If you scroll through her insta, you'll see a ton of rich caramels, deep browns, and golden blond looks, but she's also a vibrant color queen! Her looks rock dimension and depth, her clients always come out of the chair stunning, and she's always ready to make her clients' dreams come to life.
Joanna Antunez | @joannaidaly
Joanna is a fierce stylist who isn't just thriving independently in the beauty biz world; she's helping other stylists figure it out, too. Iconic looks, gorgeous extensions, and rich color are just a few of her specialties–she's also an independent entrepreneur who knows her way around salon education. She's big on promoting mental health awareness for her beauty community and her Latinx community, too. If you're looking for a badass stylist who's got a lot of education, tips, and insight to share, you're definitely going to want to give this pro a follow.
Taisha Ortiz | @taiibeauty
Known as the "Curl Whisperer," this curly-haired stylist has a lot of sass and a lot of skill. An Ohio-based beauty pro, she's constantly sharing aesthetic glam, killer transformations, and tons of curly-girly content on her Insta. She knows the secret to creating or unlocking natural texture, is focused on helping clients find their ideal shape and style, and is never afraid to share about her curl journey, either. She's a self-taught superstar with a lot of style, and we highly recommend giving her a follow!
Natalia Bolanos | @nataliadidmyhair
If you're lookin' for the lowdown on high-quality hair extensions, look no further than Natalia Bolanos. This beauty pro knows all there is to know about extensions, is constantly sharing about second-stream incomes for beauty pros, and is the founder of Cooperative Hair, a brand that's all about hand-tied extension education. If you love seeing epic transformations, crave education on hair extensions, or just want to peep some gorgeous work, Natalia is the one to watch.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA, Nora is a one-of-a-kind color specialist who has a special skillset for platinum extensions. That said, her insta is nothing short of a stylist's dream portfolio. From rich, lived-in color and effortless blonding to keratin treatments and low-maintenance balayage, her page is a treasure chest full of amazing inspo and knowledge. If you're in the market for dreamy looks, expert application, and a stylist to learn from, you'll definitely want to follow Nora.
So, beauty pros, what do you think?
Aren't these Latin and Latinx stylists absolutely amazing? If you've got a stylist you want to shine a light on this month (or any month!), we highly recommend dropping us a comment!
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