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Leo Passage Educator of the Year Award


Luis Alvarez, hairdresser, educator, photographer and entrepreneur, received the first annual Leo Passage Educator of the Year Award at Intercoiffure’s Fall Atelier in New York City on October 16, 2011.

Luis Alvarez receives the Leo Passage Educator of the Year Award

The award, established this year in memory of long-time Intercoiffure member Leo Passage, acknowledges the contributions of those ICA members who have made outstanding contributions to education.

“Luis Alvarez has worked tirelessly to improve hair professionals’ lives through education,” says President Lois Christie. “As anyone who’s ever attended an Intercoiffure event knows, you always leave the classroom better equipped for your career.”

The Award in honour of Leo Passage

The Leo Passage Educator of the Year Award is part of President Lois Christie’s drive to revitalize Intercoiffure’s commitment to education. In 2011, she introduced the Rising Star Competitions, in which the top cosmetology schools in North America sent their best students to ICA’s Spring Symposium to compete.

Alvarez has been honored by Intercoiffure Mondial and was appointed Knight of the Ordre de la Chevalerie. Currently, Alvarez serves as VP of Creative and Education for Aquage, the company he co-founded with Dennis Lubin in 1998.

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