Adrian de la Parra

Adrian de la Parra, Bellus Academy, San Diego, Calif.

As a barber, hairstylist and educator, Adrian enjoys the creative possibilities that exist in the beauty industry. “The beautiful thing about this business is that you can always change and grow,” he says. “You are not defined by your job.” Adrian is passionate about lifelong learning. In 2016, he was honored with the Beauty Changes Lives Vidal Sassoon Advanced Professional Beauty Education Scholarship. “Beauty allows you to imagine a career less ordinary,” says Adrian.