Juan Perez’s passion for art and fashion led him from his prior life as a Graphic Designer and Art Director to the doors of the Aveda Institute. He is now the Director of Education for our New Talent Team. Juan is especially passionate about curly to highly textured hair and is constantly seeking new opportunities to explore all hair types as an artistic expression. During his time in the industry Juan has had the pleasure of working under the direction of industry greats like Peter Gray, Odile Gilbert and Jon Reyman at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
As an Aveda Purefessional, Juan’s philosophy is that “inspiration fuels desire”; “to find inspiration, a person needs only to open themselves up to the world they live in, to allow themselves the opportunity to make mistakes, and to let those mistakes fuel new desires.” Juan’s goal is to guide all his students through this process, in every class he teaches, sending them out more confident in their craft.