Raul Blanco
Level 3 - Designer Stylist/ Creative Director

Raul never had an interest in doing hair until he met Gatsby founder Daniel Gianfrancesco. Attending one of Danny’s numerous classes as support for a friend, Raul was approached asked to come to work for him. To Raul’s surprise, he was really inspired by Danny and grew to not only love his career but highly respect those within this industry. Raul feels lucky to have had someone as talented as Daniel to be his mentor. Personally assisting Danny, Raul soaked up everything he possibly could during his skill development. Now, Raul finds himself mimicking many of the tricks and techniques taught to him so many years ago. Specializing in precision haircutting as his teacher Daniel did, Raul prides himself on emulating Daniel’s short cuts. He takes these classic and traditional cuts and modernizes them for his clients.

What tool can you not live without? My thinning shears – to blend my precision haircuts rather than adding texture.

Favorite product? Gatsby Salon’s Gel Mousse because it’s versatile. You can use it on almost everyone and manipulate it to create what you want.