Master Stylist & Stylist Team Lead
Samuel graduated from Blanco-Blanco Cosmetology School in 2010. Samuel soon moved to Austin to start his career in a larger, modern city with a warmer climate and agreeable lifestyle. Upon arriving in Austin, Samuel completed a six month apprenticeship under Master Stylist, John MacDonald. Over the next two years, Samuel quickly built his clientele through referrals and established his brand in Austin. In October 2012, Samuel was awarded the title of “Rising Star” stylist in the Austin Monthly Beauty Issue. Samuel has realized his greatest passion is working with clients to create beautiful, natural color that compliments a client’s skin tone, all the while designing a customized cut to compliment the color. Samuel decided it was time to venture out in search of a salon which complimented his style, continue his growth and expand his brand. Samuel selected Wild Orchid Salon from a long list of salons vying for his talent. As a colorist, he is always searching for the newest and most innovative techniques for styling and coloring that leave hair healthy, vibrant and natural. When not exploring the chemistry of coloring, Samuel enjoys the amount of detail that goes into a men’s haircut and the challenge and reward of creating a perfectly styled cut. In his free time, Samuel enjoys sampling Austin’s best brunch spots, yoga, cooking and hiking with his dachshund.