Steve Elias was born in Southern California but relocated to Mexico for most of his childhood. After heading back to the United States, Steve completed cosmetology school while finishing high school. After apprenticing at Festoon, a Vidal Sassoon Salon in Berkeley, Steve moved on to do editorial work, his true passion. You can see his work featured in trade publications such as American Salon, Modern Salon, HOT mag. His editorial work has been featured in Tantalum Mag, 7x7, 944, Chaos, Bleu, Dimension, Fantastics, Pref, Prim, Winq, and Men’s Vogue magazines. He is a frequent beauty expert / contributor to beauty blogs and also a guest artist to some of the biggest haircare brands in the world. He was a North American Hairstyling Awards winner for Texture in 2007 and Editorial stylist of the year for 2010, Steve has been a finalist 5 years running amassing 9 nominations! He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his fat lazy cat and awesome Husband.