"I believe an excellent haircut is one that lasts well into the weeks, because every strand is appreciated thus achieving the perfect balanced hairstyle."
Alphonse was born New Orleans and has resided hear since 1965. By the age of 10, he knew hair and makeup artistry was in his soul. The realization came to him, simply by the touch of hair and playing with his mother's and sisters' makeup. By age 12, he recreated his first hairstyle on his niece; Princess Lea's twisted hairdo; from the movie Star Wars (circa 1977)
During his Junior year in high school, Alphonse discovered this one library book called, How To Cut Your Own Hair and Anybody Else's. Next phase: haircutting. From there, he became the neighborhood hairstylist.
Immediately after graduating from high school in 1983, Alphonse attended Moler Beauty College and The Academy of Scientific Hair Design. Upon receiving his Cosmetology license in 1984, the official journey as a true professional began. However, through the years, Alphonse still receives every avenue of continuous education: from haircutting, hairstyling, up-do's, haircoloring, to make-up. All received by nationally and internationally renowned beauty professionals.
Of Alphonse's 34 year journey, he has ranged from appearing and participated in: 2 TLC Makeover Stories (2003 & 2004), a segment for Inside Edition (2006), a hairstylist for the Garnier Fructis Tour(2008), Where Y'at Magazine (September 2011 Goldfinger cover), and Amelie G Magazine 2nd Anniversary Issue November 2012. As well as, fashion shows for Saks Fifth Avenue, Baby Bump Maternity, Olga Lingerie, Dana Buckman, and NOLA Recycled Clothing.