Gilbert Valdez

Licensed Cosmetology Educator – Minnesota

My gift for hair was passed onto me by my mother. And now I have been involved with this industry for almost 30 years. I have been featured in Chicago magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times, awarded the presidential scholarship award for cosmetology, certified a Redken Certified Colorist and a Certified Pureology Pure Artist, and had the opportunity to work with amazing legends in our industry.

My favorite aspect of what I do is giving back the knowledge and paying it forward to the next generation of professional creative artists. I love being a mentor to our students, believing in them, coaching them, and giving them the tools necessary to grow in this industry and to make a better living.

Every day is a new day and it’s always evolving. This industry teaches you to stay relevant and constantly continue to educate yourself. PCI has always and will always push me to be the best. In my spare time I love to paint, road trip, and enjoy time with my family.