The go-to hair and makeup guy for Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, Victor Paul, has over two and a half decades of experience making women look beautiful. Now, he’s co-owner of Victor Paul Salon in Costa Mesa, California, where he specializes in hair styling and color for the women (and yes, even the men) of the O.C.
Believing hair and makeup to be a highly expressive medium, Victor Paul has a wide spectrum of creative and technical abilities that has afforded him with many exciting and vast opportunities. In addition to working behind the chair at his namesake salon, he is also an accomplished session artist. A two-time nominee for the prestigious North American Hairdresser Awards or N.A.H.A., his work has been featured in countless hair and beauty publications worldwide.
Victor Paul has done hair and makeup for numerous advertising campaigns and editorial fashion shoots, with his most recent work being seen for Winston Jewelers. He personally has been written up in Orange Coast, Riviera and ENJOY Life magazines, and has been featured on Good Day L.A. with Jillian Reynolds.
With a refreshing down to earth sincerity, Victor Paul is truly one of today’s top talents. His positive and highly energetic attitude is both welcome and infectious.
“Hair and makeup touches a familiar cord in all of us,” says Victor Paul. “It is the fusion of art with life, and the medium that blends reality with emotion.”
He adds, “My passion with hair is seeing cut, color and style all come together to make everybody feel beautiful. I enjoy the process of figuring out what works on each person. I also believe that education is key and that you can never stop learning or enhancing your craft. I truly love watching new talent come up the ranks as I find the younger generation of hairdressers to be very inspiring.”Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual