Cesar DeLeon Ramirez grew up between New York and Puerto Rico amidst hairspray and rollers in his family’s hair salons. An artistic maverick, Cesar was determined to carve a meaningful space for himself within the beauty and fashion world early on. Cesar trained with top stylists, including Michelle Caruso, Ruth Roche, Jo Blackwell-Preston, Orlando Pita, Julien d’Ys and Guido Palau to absorb all he could and continues to seek new knowlege and share his own passionately. He began training at Dop Dop salon in 2001 while building his portfolio. After landing his first celebrity, Elizabeth Berkley, the rest followed, filling Cesar’s book with accomplished and well-known figures. Cesar is most known today for his work on globally recognized artists like Cassie, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, La La Anthony, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and so many more.
Now 20 years in the industry, his looks have been seen on TV shows like The X Factor, Lala’s Full Court Life, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Ellen, So You Think You Can Dance, RuPaul's Drag Race and so many more. Beyond his celebrity work, Cesar has collaborated extensively with a myriad of high-end brands. His work adorns the covers and pages of W, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Latina, ID, Vanity Fair and many other magazines. He has also garnered recognition for the impeccable vision he brings to New York’s runways, where he has worked with fashion forward designers like Victor De Sousa, Katie Gallagher, Carlos Campos, Michael Costello and Narciso Rodriguez. He has been recognized by the industry’s leading media outlets, where he has earned Best Hair for his work during Fashion Week across several seasons. Not only did he achieve the title of Creative Director for Dop Dop Salon in Soho, NYC but has also been appointed Global Artistic Director for Mizani (A texture expert brand under L'Oreal) and even co-created the highly anticipated hair collection, WILDFORM launching for sale in 2019. Regardless of the platform, Cesar will always create a meticulous, clean, creative and polished look that merges shapes and structures, sexiness, and artistic allure.