Raquel Saiz González (Torrelavega, Cantabria) defines herself as “hairdresser from birth”. As a child, she was surprised to see how it was possible to transform the image of a person in such a short time.
It was always clear that her life was going to be between dryers, dyes, brushes, scissors and hairpins. After the high school, he focused on completing her training by attending Hairdressing and Aesthetics for 5 years at IES Zapata de Torrelavega, obtaining a Specialist Degree with very good results. She combined her studies with hairdressing, until, at age 23, she began her career by opening her own hairdressing salon: “Salon Blue by Raquel Saiz”. She currently has 12 years of experience in her own salon sharing her passion for hairdressing with a team of six people, keeping the business at the forefront of capillary fashion in the region of Besaya. An important moment in her professional development was when Revlon Professional proposed to Raquel, at the age of 26, to be part of the technical team as a freelance.
In the most creative aspect, Raquel has always stand out for her updos. A guest in the salon recognized that Raquel had a special stamp in the style of her updos since, when she went to a wedding and could knew the girls who were combed by the hairdresser. It was such a strong impact that ther comment that Raquel wanted to share with her admired professions Felicitas, Manuel Mon, Gonzalo Zarauza and Carlos Valiente, who did not hesitate for a minute to encourage her to create her own collection of bridal fashion. Thus was born her first collection ANGELS, made in early 2015 under the goal of Esteban Roca and has enjoyed great media impact in Spain and the rest of the world.
As a result of the success of her first collection, Raquel decided to pursue new creative challenges, which led her to present a new collection to Revlon’s Style Master awards, so in March 2015, she worked hard to present the collection. In April 2016, the collection presented by Raquel allowed her to be awarded the Spain Country Winner of the Style Masters Contest and had the privilege of representing Spain in the international competition, being among the 9 best hairdressers in the world.
In the fruitful year 2016, Raquel Saiz presented her second bridal collection, WHITE VELVET, with great acceptance among the national and international professional press, and reopened her salon with a radical transformation in design and furniture, improving the quality of her services and offering an optimal environment for its customers. For Rachel, her team has been key in her professional and artistic development, so she feels enormously grateful to each of the professionals who make up “Salon Blue by Raquel Saiz”.
Recently renewed the Quality Q and Star Global Salon, recognition achieved in 2014 and in 2016 has achieved the Star Innovation and Quality Star, awarded by TheQhair Quality Guide to the Barber Shop of the 21st Century.
This year 2017 she has been nominated as SPANISH HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR, by Club Fígaro
RAQUEL SAIZ @ SALÓN BLUE BY RAQUEL SAIZ BELLE EPOQUE Collection
Belle Epoque was inspired from “El Bouffant”. The Bouffant is a bulky and glamorous hairstyle of the eighteenth century, which re-emerged in the 60’s. Raquel wanted to modernize this style giving it a more informal air, with locks out of place, with more relaxed textures and adding braids and some more adapted accessory at our time. Each model is named after one of the most famous dancers of the Moulin Rouge, an emblematic place of the eighteenth century in France, cradle of fashion and beauty.
Hair by: Raquel Saiz, Assistant: Paula Alonso @Salón Blue by Raquel Saiz
MUA: Nacho Sanz, Stylist: Leo Martínez & Alejandro Resta
Photographer: Esteban Roca, Jewellery: Tomás Pelayo
Models: Karina Budek / Raquel Bosca