Artistic Cut Specialist
LOCATION: Downtown Austin
SERVICES: Haircuts, UpStyles, Specialty Styles
PROFESSIONAL SINCE: 1988
AVANT PROFESSIONAL SINCE: 1992
Rudolph Leon-Guerrero has over 27 years of experience as an innovative hair stylist, leader, and salon owner. He is one of the most well-known and popular stylists in Austin, Texas. Rudy was inspired to be a hair stylist after watching the movie ‘Shampoo’. He graduated from Cosmetology College in El Paso, Texas and began his hairdressing career in 1988. Rudolph started working for Avant in the early 1990’s. His natural talent for leadership and artistic vision soon escalated his career. Working closely with the owner of Avant, Roy Fredericks, Rudy attended a multitude of education and business related trainings over the years. This allowed him to come in contact with some of the most illustrious and talented stylists of our time. He became a key member of our Education and Artistic Team, and helped train all new stylists. In fact, he has been a mentor to many of the stylists still working with us today. Rudy’s passion for beauty took him behind the camera to shoot thousands of photographs of his and other stylists work. As a leader of the Artistic Team, he has organized countless photography and fashion show events. Rudy later went on to open KaRu, a popular salon in Central Austin. Rudy is an artist, and hair is his medium. Like a stone sculptor, Rudy “releases” the haircut he envisions with his scissors. He has an innate understanding of shape, movement, color and texture. When he is with his guests, he gives them his full undivided attention and remains present while he sculpts. His genuine kindness and compassion lends a gentle touch to his work. He creates wearable and timeless haircuts customized for each person’s hair texture, face shape, personality and lifestyle. After travel and spiritual sabbatical, we are thrilled Rudy has returned to Avant to lend his talent to our stellar team of stylists.