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2: Diego Raviglione, Artistic Director & Wella Top Stylist With over 28 years of experience as a highly creative artistic hair designer and educator, Diego Raviglione exudes an unsurpassed enthusiasm and talent that impacts all those he inspires. 2012 Winner of P&G Mentor of the Year. His work has been published in worldwide magazines including Elle, Elle Girl, InStyle, Marie Claire, Cosmo, and Allure, as well as several key industry trades such as American Salon, Launchpad, Behind the Chair and Modern Salon. Ravigliones ingenuity has also been featured on runways during LA Fashion Week. Raviglione draws his inspiration from the youth culture, the mastery of technique and the ongoing quest to mature and evolve as a stylist. From the conception and creation of new editorial collections, the development of academies and curriculum to international hair shows and in-salon education, he never settles for mediocrity and is a true inspiration for others. | Bryden Mugleston, BE / Creative Artistic Director, Poway In 2006 Bryden Mugleston walked down the path of his family's history becoming a 3rd generation to graduate from cosmetology school. With big aspirations and a technical foundation of education that is second to none, Bryden opened salon Phillip Edwards in Pacific Beach San Diego just one year removed from his schooling. While his experience as a salon owner was valuable his true passion remained in education and the gratification of seeing a student grasp this wonderful craft for the first time. Joining our team in 2009, Bryden quickly developed an elevated sense for education and having the ability to mentor students both technically and professionally. In 2011 Bryden advanced his career with Bellus Academy becoming the Assistant Artistic Director where his responsibilities focused on the continued development and growth of our Advanced Academy. In 2012 Bryden represented Bellus Academy as a make-up artist for the North American Trendvision competition alongside cosmetology manager Matt Hom. The team was awarded GOLD for their work and went on to represent the United States in the International competition in Madrid, Spain.

3: Welcome to BE / Creative. This course is geared towards students who have completed the Inspiration phase of their program and salon professionals that are looking to improve their skills and exercise their creativity. The entire month is geared towards inspiration based design, focusing on the development of the hair designer and taking an in depth study of converting strong foundation technique to creative artistic expression in cutting, color and styling. These three key elements are linked together and follow a common philosophy that follows one discipline to the next. This course is a MUST for any student that is passionate, creative and wants to take there education to a higher level. Salons are extremely selective in who they hire, it is crucial to take advantage of every possible educational opportunity in order to be prepared to enter this extremely diverse and competitive industry. We are committed to providing each of you with the highest level of education possible and producing confident, award winning professionals! We are dedicated to your education and making sure you have the best experience possible. We hope you enjoy this journey into the art of Hair Design Diego Raviglione, & Bryden Mugleston, Artistic Director BE / Creative Artistic Director

20: Kristina-Monique Cortez, Make-Up Artistry Director, Poway Kristina-Monique Cortez is a Professional Make-Up Artist and the founding educator of Bellus Academys Make-Up Artistry Program. At an early age, she had a profound sense that make-up enhanced beauty and she was entranced by the make-up she saw in movies like Funny Girl. Coupled with a passion for art and painting, this lead to her highly successful career as a make-up artist and educator, where uncovering the beauty of others is something that gives her great joy and enables her to continuously grow. Throughout her career, Kristina-Monique has worked with industry giants such as MAC, MUD and Sebastians professional make-up line, Trucco. Other professional environments she has lent her talent to include independent films such as Southern Question and Just Desserts, promotional work for production companies such as Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures and FOX, Fashion Week in San Diego and Los Angeles, music videos for the likes of Brooklyn Haley, and a number of fashion labels such as Rock & Republic and Goga by Project Runway prodigy, Gordana Gehlhausen. Her work and expertise have also appeared in Allure, Salon International-Mexico, PurseBuzz.com and other high-profile editorial channels. Kristina-Monique joined Bellus Academy in 2006 as a Cosmetology educator but still held a true passion for the art of make-up. Wanting to remain a part of Bellus Academys progressive approach to education, she helped create the first-ever Make-Up Program in the San Diego area. For the past seven years, her role as Make-up Director has allowed her to motivate aspiring artists to embrace both the creative and business aspects of the make-up industry. She has inspired thousands of students under the philosophy that make-up artistry is the gateway to making others see themselves from a more attractive perspective. Like all Bellus Academy educators, she also still sees herself as a student of the beauty industry and constantly strives to find new ways to grow. For 2013, Kristina-Monique expects to see more color-blocking, incorporating the pantone hue emerald. She suggests that for eyes, a thin line will keep it subtle while a thicker, winged eyeliner in green will be more dramatic. | All photos by Jonathan Sevilla


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