We had the good fortune of connecting with Roberto Espinosa Ochoa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Roberto, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Since I was young, I would always style someone’s hair, so I decided to attend to a cosmetology school. after that, I got my cosmetology license and started to work at a salon. I fell in love being a hairdresser. One day, one of my friends, Marcus Pontello, brought the synthetic wig for me to style for halloween. Ever since, I stuck in styling wigs for the local queens. But I was still working at the salon so I had to pick which of the two of the jobs to go with, Working at a salon or styling wigs. I chose wig styling because I love having my own schedule, not being under anybody, so I chose styling wigs. I’ve always been intrigued by the art of drag, but never had the strength to perform or involved in the drag scene. I adore the girls!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My proudest moment was when the legendary, Amanda Lepore wore one of my wigs. I felt so honored, it made realize that I keep going at this and only become better at my craft. I always build an open door policy with my clients to deliver the best expectation of their dream product. I’m happy to say those dreams are delivered.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to thank to all my locals queen for putting out my work, my name. Their constant support, tips on how to improve, sending new clients to me, etc. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am. I am forever grateful to them.
Photographers Scotty Kirby (@scottykirbyphoto) James Adamson (@James.t.Adamson) Jenna Adele Barret (@antheminart) David Martinez (@Dmvrtinez.jpg) Queens: Muffy Vanderbilt (@Muffyvanderbiltthethird) Anastasia Diamond (@AnastasiaDoll) Blackberri (@TheBlackberri) Guanders (@Guanders_the_dragqueen) Chloe Crawford-Ross (@Chloecrawfordross Aria Rey (T@heAriaRey)