The Wella Studios, a place where hairdressers come to refine their skills and push their limits, recently announced that Diego Raviglione will be joining the Wella Studio Team as their new Artistic Manager.
“Diego has been part of the Wella family for many years, as an educator and a Wella top artist; we are very excited to have him join our team full time," said Fabio Sementilli, VP of Education, for Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G. "In his new role, Diego will take The Studios to the next level creatively, technically and inspirationally. With our tremendously talented Studio team, Diego will shape the future of advanced Education.”
Wella Education’s motto "Collaborate, Innovate and Accelerate" rings true for Diego, a professional hairdresser and educator for over 27 years. The Artistic Director for Bellus Academy - an award-winning cosmetology academy based in San Diego - for the past eight years, a Wella Top Artist for the last five and an advocate for advanced education, Diego was a natural choice for this position. Diego draws his inspiration from youth culture, the mastery of technique and the ongoing quest to mature and evolve as a stylist.
As a Wella Top Artist, Diego’s work has been published in magazines such as Elle, Allure, InStyle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Elle Girl, but more importantly he is well known within the industry as an inspirational figure to both professional and aspiring stylists. Diego was named “Mentor of the Year” in 2012 by Wella Professional and guided Team I.C.A.N., a group of emerging talent, to first place at the 2012 RAW competition and on to national recognition as up and coming young stylists. Diego is also a three-time recipient of Bellus Academy’s “Visionary Award,” an honor that celebrates his influence as the institution’s Artistic Director.
A long-time partnership with Bellus Academy has brought Diego and Wella Education together for many collaborations and Diego’s recent appointment as The Studio’s Artistic Manager is being celebrated throughout the industry.
“I would like to congratulate Diego on being recognized to lead the artistic direction for the Wella Studios” said Lynelle Lynch, founder and director of the Bellus Academy. “Diego led the evolution of our cosmetology program to be recognized as a premier program that graduates salon-ready professionals. He recruited and mentored top educators who have won countless awards and accolades for their professional expertise. Diego is a visionary leader who is passionate about mentoring individuals to embrace the richness of the craft. We are confident that he will continue to have a profound impact on Bellus as our advisor and look forward to watching his career evolve and change lives with the Wella family!”
The North American Wella Studios, with locations in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, offer a dedicated curriculum for the professional hairdresser at any stage of his or her career. For information on classes and seminars, please visit http://bit.ly/WEStudioClasses.
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