Carlos Alvarez was born in Brownsville, Texas, the southernmost tip of the state, but resided in Matamoros on the border of Mexico until he fled the nest to go to college. His passion as a small boy was to become a hairstylist. Having very practical parents, he was told to attend college and get a degree before making that choice. He went to college both in Houston and Pittsburgh where his heart was never fulfilled professionally. His listed academia includes studies in acting, flamenco dancing, Medical Laboratory, Funeral Directing and Business Management.
As he was interviewing for a highly paid position in corporate America, his youthful dream flashed before him of a little boy with aspirations and a round brush in his small hand. Right then and there he decided to attend cosmetology school.
Timothy Brown has been Carlos’ business partner and husband for 15 years. Together they made the dream a reality when they opened Trademark Salon and Spa. Carlos has also been working with Goldwell, a premier hair color company, for 11 years. There, as a Goldwell Artist, Carlos mentors hair professionals in the latest trends in hair color. Carlos is also a Trainer for NATURAL BEADED ROWS, the leading company in hand-tied extensions created by Danielle White.
Among his achievements are having been a hairdresser and makeup artist for various movies, working on models who walk the catwalk in New York Fashion Week for several years, working with celebrities and more.
That small boy from Mexico is most certainly living his dream!
Having a true love for color correcting, advanced coloring techniques and extensions, he cannot wait to share stories with you in his chair as he creates his hair magic and reveals the best version of yourself.
From a dream, a reality emerged. Carlos made his dreams into a legacy to provide amazing style and beauty to all who seek it in Trademark Salon.
“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.”