Hairdressing is a very competitive field, each year hundreds and thousands of hairdressers become licensed in San Diego alone, so making a successful career out of it can be challenging. As the owner of Cut, Raphael Alvarez knows just how tough this industry can be and he has made it a point to start an internship program within his salon to assist young hairdressing students in learning what it takes to make it in this industry.
Raphael received his training from the internationally-acclaimed Bellus Academy. This Academy prides itself on giving the best education possible and is dedicated to graduating the top industry professionals. As a way of giving back to his alma mater and the community he selects aspiring hairdressers out of their cosmetology program and offers them an 8 week, hands on San Diego salon experience. He takes what he has learn over the past 20 years and shares it in hopes of giving these students a competitive edge once they have graduated enabling them to achieve great success in their future career.