Natalia Bolanos, also known as Natalia Rosa, always knew she was born to share the sky with the stars. The New York-born musician and hair stylist, who grew up in Orange County, California, was inspired by New York’s fashion industry to go to beauty school juggling beauty school by getting her high school diploma. At 17, Natalia became a licensed hair stylist and has been working in the hair industry for more than 20 years since. After graduating from high school in 1997, Ms. Rosa joined an all-girl group that toured countries, held music concerts in collaboration with bands such as mxpx, Rancid, Good Charlotte, Flogging Molly, and even participated in the WARP tour.
Natalia’s first big break came when she won a gold record with Lindsey Lohan for the soundtrack to the 2003 film Freaky Friday–she was scaffolding for her guest appearance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With Travis Barker on drums, Natalia got her big break playing bass for video Rock star Rihanna. In between music tours and guest appearances, Natalia visited various cities such as London and NewYork (where she was born) and received hairstyle inspirations that helped her serve as a hair stylist for tons of famous musicians while on the road.Then bumble and Bumble dropped the music to train with Aveda and Toni&Guy.
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In 2007, Natalia Bolanos decided to focus on her talent as a hair stylist and began doing hair and makeup for commercials and photo shoots for high-profile clients such as Huntington Whitney. That goal was raised to the highest level in 2013 after Ms. Rosa gave birth to her son, Truman. By this time, he had wandered around hair salons in California, eventually reducing his faith in the hair business. He became depressed, and the lack of a mentor ship in the industry did not help matters. After taking Truman, Natalia took a professional camera, opened an Instagram account (among the mockery of other stylists at the salon where she worked) and began posting photos of the various hairstyles she designed.
In 2015, Natalia left the hall and opened the Cooperative Hall. Admitting she had little knowledge of the business world, Natalia began taking lessons with other stylists before starting to do her own lessons. She is currently training with Jack Winn Pro Hair Color and creator Lena Ritz to become the national trainer for skinny weft. Ms Rosa now mentors hundreds of girls and connects them with other mentors in the industry. Natalia has been working in the hair industry for the past two years and has been training extensively with natural beaded rows for work and extension for a year. When Ms. Rosa is not working, she likes to hang out with her family, hit the beach and enjoy live music.