January 2010

In Memory of Alex Flores

Alex FloresWell loved cosmetology instructor and long-time hairstylist Alex Flores passed away on December 9, 2009.

Born June 24, 1953, Alex started his career in the beauty industry after sitting in his uncles barber shop in Portland and watching in awe. He went to school in 1978 and developed his cutting skills from behind the chair throughout the 80s.

Alex discovered a love for sharing what he had learned with others, and had always been very active in education. He had done work demonstrating and teaching for major manufacturers, and then settled into a role 11 years ago as an instructor at Mt Hood Community College.

Recently he opened up a small hair studio in Portland with co-owner Nancy Ferguson.

“We are thankful to Alex for living a life that was a shining example of how we should treat one another and ourselves. Alex will be deeply missed, his gifts will keep giving.” — Nancy Ferguson, The Phix Hair Studio

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