Specializing in hair design and styling for over 22 years, Hugo's passion for education and obsession for the craft is a valued asset. Since graduating from Beauty College in 1993, he has had the opportunity to be a Redken instructor for the past 15 years. His work has been featured in national and global collections for Redken . Hugo’s down to earth approachable teaching style makes his classes easy to understand. He challenges himself and all stylists to utilize a different approach through focused hands-on training. This has led him to educating stylists and educators across the country, as well as internationally.
In 2002, Hugo started teaching at the Redken Exchange an advanced Academy in New York City on Fifth Avenue. Teaching Hairdressers foundational and creative design and finishing classes designed to take hairdressers to a new level of finesse and creativity. Beginning in 2003, Hugo has participated in fashion week for L.A. and N.Y.C. Hugo has been a main stage artist at the Redken Symposium since 2007.The same year, he collaborated teaching Session Skills with Noah Hatton. Hugo was then able to share the ins and outs of the freelance editorial world with various stylists. He persistently helps students with what to expect and how to utilize their foundational skills in the demanding and creative setting of a photo shoot. Hugo has produced hair Cutting , Styling , Blow Dry Bar Teaser videos with Salon Sessions since the first run of production back in 2009 Hugo currently teaches Cut and Know Why , Fashion Forecast, City As Classroom .
Hugo has worked on major music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Pharell, P. Diddy, Papa Roach, Keith Sweat and Gavin Degraw. His editorial work has appeared in Eliza, Town and Country, Teen Magazine, Brides, and LA Weekly. He has worked on the sets of Model Latina and America's Next Top Model. In 2010, Hugo worked in New York City as a member of Hairdressers Against AIDS to raise awareness. Hugo makes challenges in hairdressing easier for the learner with his alternative approach to hairdressing. Hugo’s commitment to artistry, great service, and education has taken him to the top of his game, and has led him to believe that we are capable of paving our own road as long as we are in love with our life's work and believe in ourselves.