Angel del Solar knows the difference between living by design versus living by default. As he emphasizes in his educational classes, having a plan is essential – it involves working hard to achieve your goals instead of simply expecting good things to happen.

Throughout his extensive career in the professional salon industry, Angel del Solar has held various roles and achieved remarkable success stories. He began his journey in the world of hair at the age of 15 as an apprentice with the renowned Luis Romero Salons and instructor at Pivot Point Spain. Swiftly rising to become a master hairstylist and international educator, he moved to the United States at age 26 to join the artistic team at Gene Juarez salons and Spas in Seattle, WA. Later, he established his own successful Angelo Mendi Boutique Salons, earning numerous accolades, including being recognized among the 40 under 40 entrepreneurs in Tacoma, WA.

Over the years, Angel del Solar ventured into diverse ventures, including being on the artistic team for Pureology at L’Oréal, serving as the Art Director for FHI Heat, Enjoy Hair Care, and HBL Hair Care. He also contributed as an educational facilitator in hair design for Redken Exchange in New York.

With a passion for education and mentoring, del Solar moved to Texas to start Credible Culture, a distribution company providing advanced technical and business haircare education along with high-end beauty products to the best salons in Texas.

During this time, he co-founded 18.21 Man Made with his partners, who are also his brothers, aiming to elevate the salon experience for men's grooming and transcend the latest hair fashion and trends. Del Solar takes pride in the thought and craftsmanship put into their products, designed by hairstylists with hairstylists, barbers, and consumers in mind. By promoting the success of his 18.21 Man Made Grooming product company, he became an international respected authority both as a stylist, and now an inventor/entrepreneur.

In the face of the COVID-19 era, Angel del Solar took to social media platforms to share his learnings and experiences with professionals in the hair beauty industry through HAIR BENDER in English and POR LOS PELOS in Spanish, gaining hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views worldwide.

Today, as Global Creative Director of COCCO® Hair Pro, and as the founder of the new HAIR BENDER MASTER Online Educational website, Angel del Solar continues to focus primarily on education and mentorship taking everything, once again to the next level.

1985 -1988

Beauty School Student, Apprentice

ARTE-MISS Academy / Salon 3 yrs. Zaragoza,Spain.
Sept 1985- Sept 1988

1989 -1990

Military Barber

Mili 1 yr. Canary Islands, Spain.
Jan 1989 - Jan 1990

1991 -1996

Stylist at Peluquerias Romero

Zaragoza, Spain. Roles: Apprentice, Assistant, Stylist
Duration: 5 years 8 months

1991 -1996

Team Educator at Pivot Point Spain

Zaragoza, Spain. Education, sales, team training, artistic work,hair shows. Duration: 5 years 8 months

1996 -1998

International Instructor at Pivot Point International

Chicago Greater Chicago Area
Responsibilities: Startup schools for Pivot Point
in Spanish countries. Duration: 2 years 4 months

1996 - 2000

Artistic Team / Styles Designer at Gene Juarez Salons & Spas

Bellevue WA. Training Styles on precision and French Cutting,
Trends photo work, Designer at the Bellevue Salon
Duration: 3 years 2 months

2000 - 2010

Founder & Owner / Styles at Angelo Mendi Boutique Salons

Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia, WA. Salon owner, Styles, mentor, and training of new styles. First KRS Summit systems in WA, Pilot in-salon Beauty School for the state of WA. Duration: 10 years

2003 - 2008

Artistic Team at Pureology and Pureology L'Oreal

California and New York
Education, sales, team training, artistic work, hair shows.
Duration: 5 years

2007 - 2008

Educator at Redken Exchange 5th Avenue

New York. Training Styles, events, photo work.
Duration: 1 year 7 months

2008 - 2009

USA Art Director at FHI Heat

Responsibilities: Education, sales, team training,
artistic work, hair shows.
Duration: 7 months

2008 - 2013

Founder & Owner / Coach at True Hair Education LLC

Carlsbad CA. Education, sales, team training, artistic
work, hair shows. Duration: 5 years

2009 - 2013

Artistic Director at Enjoy Professional Hair Care, HBL Hair care

Oceanside Ca. Education, sales, team training, artistic work, hair shows.Duration: 4 years

2013 - 2016

Founder & Owner / Director of Education at Credible Culture

DFW TX. Responsibilities: Educational programs, product distribution in Texas. Duration: 3 years

2013- 2022

Founder & Owner / Managing Director / Director of Education at 18.21 Man Made LLC

DFW TX, Chicago Il. Company direction, company management, distributor relations. Duration: 9 years


Founder & Owner/Managing Director/Director of Education at HAIR BENDER LLC

DFW TX. Content creator, social media, Educational
events, shows.


International Artistic Team at Pivot Point International

Education, hair shows.


Partner and Global Creative Director of COCCO® Hair Pro

Launches the Hair Bender Master Online educational system and accompanying website.



Angel wins this prestigious award at CT Barber Expo 2024,
the first of it's kind.