Andrew Martinez

Atelier Protégé

Joined Atelier: May 2016

Hometown/ Places lived: San Jose born and raised.

Why I decided to become a stylist: I’ve always wanted to make people feel special, confident, and fabulous what better way then to give them the hair they desire.

My favorite thing about my work:  I love what I do because, it’s never the same thing each day.

Describe the last time you made someone’s day:  She was a young gal who hadn’t been able to get her hair done in a long time due to her family situation, so her Mom booked her with me, and once we determined what I needed to do, I stayed late to make sure that little angel got what she deserved and she was so grateful and that’s why I chose my career.

What I want every client to know about me: I’m a very compassionate person and I’m all about my guests! If you’re in my chair, it’s all about you and I’ll do anything I can to make sure you are happy.

Best or worst hairstyle in your past: The worst one was when I had the Tabatha Coffey pixie with the side sweep bang across my forehead. Let’s just say I didn’t look like Tabatha!  Best hairstyle is what I have now I love longer hair on myself–I like a fun style with an undercut of some sort to really give it a little edge.

What quote or mantra do you strive to live by? “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with compassion, some humor, and some style”  – Maya Angelou