“Do not think it, do it!” – ft. José Quiñones

“Do not think it, do it! That thought is the indication that it is time to get on the train that will lead you to success.” According to this 2017 North American TrendVision Awards Color Vision Gold winner, it’ll be an unforgettable ride.

José Quiñones, Puerto Rico NATVA winner, has one tip for stylists thinking of entering a competition: Go for it!

Editorial magic happened behind the scenes at the Vogue photoshoot, and was quite an unbelievable experience for José. “Having the opportunity to be guided by the Wella Professional Team to create the looks was spectacular! I learned the whole process: the directors explained the concept and how to get the reader’s focus in the photo.”One big challenge? Presenting in English. “I had the opportunity to do it in Spanish, but I said: Jose, you can do it—and I did.”

José’s been a go-getter since he was a little boy shadowing his mom in the salon. “Around the age of eleven, I offered to help her with the clients. Little by little, she taught me the basic principles of styling.” As a kid, he also dreamt of becoming an architect. As Vidal Sassoon said: the working of hair is architecture with a human element. José agrees. “I think I do the role of architect with my clients’ hair.” He trained professionally and is now at Peter Cardón Salon. After boosting his portfolio at NATVA, the books are filling up.

Learning is a passion for José. After recently completing his BBA in Marketing, he’s making moves pursuing an MBA in Finance. For this business-minded stylist, there’s more to it than finances. “To see each client feel good about themselves through my work is priceless.” He hopes to open his own salon and to mentor aspiring stylists. “I’d love to create an institution for continuing education professionals, and to provide financial and administrative advice to beauty salon owners.”

The future is looking good for José: shortly after we spoke, he left for ITVA—and came home with another gold!

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Upcoming trend: Fusion between warm and cold colors

Motto: Continue to learn and share knowledge

Hair product: Blondor

Instagram: @josequinonescarbonell

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