Cesar grew up between New York and Puerto Rico amidst hairspray and rollers in his family’s small hair salons. An artistic maverick, Cesar was determined to carve a space for himself within the beauty and fashion world early on. Cesar has trained with top stylists, including Michelle Caruso, Ruth Roche, Jo Blackwell-Preston, Orlando Pita, Julien d’Ys and Guido Palau. He began training at Dop Dop salon in 2001 while building his portfolio. After landing his very first celebrity, Elizabeth Berkley, the rest followed, filling Cesar’s book with accomplished and well-known figures. Cesar is most known today for his work on artist like Cassie, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, La La Anthony, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.
Now 19 years in the industry, his looks have been seen on several TV shows such as The X Factor, Lala’s Full Court Life, Keeping Up With The Kardashians …. just to name a few. Beyond his celebrity work, Cesar has collaborated extensively with a myriad of high-end brands. His work adorns the pages of W, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Latina, ID, Vanity Fair and many other Magazines. He has also garnered recognition for the impeccable vision he brings to New York’s runways, where he has worked with fashion forward designers like Victor De Sousa, Katie Gallagher, Carlos Campos, Michael Costello and Narciso Rodriguez. He has been recognized by the industry’s media outlets, where he has earned Best Hair for his work during Fashion Week on several seasons. Not only did he achieve the title of Creative Director for Dop Dop Salon in Soho, NYC but has also been appointed Global Artistic Director for Mizani (A texture expert brand under L'Oreals). Regardless of the platform, Cesar will always create a meticulous, clean, creative and polished look that merges structures, sexiness, and artistic allure.