Born and raised in Orange County, California Rafael Mercado began his beauty education after getting his Visual + Graphic Design degrees at FIDM. After completing his education, Rafael trained at the Toni & Guy Hair Academy where he fine-tuned his skills and further developed his artistic drive. Since completing his education, Rafael has assisted with LA Fashion Week, has done session work and has served as an assistant at Cristophe Salon Beverly for nearly 2 years.
Rafael specializes in men’s cuts, long layers and blowouts. Rafael utilizes face shape and personal style to create a tailored, current and manageable look for all clients. Rafael’s background in visual design allows him to handcraft looks to make his clients to look and feel their best, while complementing their lifestyle.
Rafael travels regularly between Cristophe Salon Beverly Hills and Newport Beach where he continues to build his clientele.