Brandon Bal-Lance

Creative Director 2019 Award Winning Artist Educator with Schwarzkopf Professional

Brandon’s passion and love for hair began at a very young age. As a child, Brandon’s favorite aisle at the toy store was “the pink aisle”! His eyes lit up with excitement as they scoured the aisle trying to decide which Barbie doll had the best hair. Brandon loved playing with, brushing, braiding and cutting Barbie dolls hair. In high school, Brandon frequently colored and styled his friends, family, and his own hair. In 2013, after obtaining his Cosmetology license, Brandon began his professional hairstylist career. In 2014, Brandon started an apprenticeship at a “top rated” salon in Mt. View, CA where he received one-on-one education with the Creative Director and obtained Schwarzkopf BlondMe andSchwarzkopf Color Expert Certification. At this salon, Brandon‘s passion for hair became apparent to others as he started as a Stylist and soon thereafter became a Color Educator. By 2015, with his intense desire, knowledge and skills, Brandon quickly leveled-up and became a Master Stylist. On numerous occasions, Brandon has traveled the US to receive advanced education and several certifications (including but not limited to multiple cutting and coloring certificates) from Vidal Sassoon Academies (which is globally recognized as the ultimate in hairdressing education, and for over 60 years, has been built on developing and providing world-class education).   In 2016, in order to elevate his skills and mastery in cutting and styling curly hair, Brandon completed "The Love Curls Workshop" presented by EVOLVh Haircare which is an intense and advanced level workshop led by top curly hair educator, Wendy Rae Johnson. During 2017, on several occasions, Brandon traveled to the east coast to become certified as a Schwarzkopf Royal Master Colorist (which is the gold standard in color education. It is the highest level of in depth color knowledge and interactive learning experience a colorist can achieve within the Schwarzkopf brand). In 2017, at only 23 years old, Brandon opened his first salon in Santa Clara, CA. In 2018, Brandon became an Educator with Schwarzkopf Professional allowing him the opportunity to educate and share his knowledge with other artists who are as passionate as he is about hair and the beauty industry. Brandon is certified in I-Tips, Tape-In by Cinderella Hair and Hot Heads,  Beaded Weft Extensions and Keratin Complex® Smoothing Treatment Certification. Brandon has also received education and/or assisted several well-known beauty industry influencers such as training by Celebrity Hair Stylist Jon Reyman (Cinta Aveda Institute), Linh Phan (Bescene), Ricky Zito (Hairgodzito), Candy Shaw (Thebalaylama), Butterfly Loft Salon, Josie Vilay and more. Brandon’s mission is to make the world a more beautiful place one person at a time. 

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