Aika Flores is a hairstylist and men’s groomer.
She was born in the Philippines but quickly moved to Las Vegas with her family. There, she went to middle and high school and entered college to pursue a career in nursing even if her dream had always been to do hair.
Her grandmother was a hairdresser for most of her life, which inspired her to follow her path. She thought becoming a nurse was going to be her way to finance her hair dreams, but she eventually felt like she was wasting meaningful time.
In 2013 she dropped out of nursing school and made her way to Los Angeles where she attended Vidal Sassoon Academy. After that, she spent the next 5 1/2 years finishing hair school, interning at a salon in Hollywood, growing her clientele, and making as many creative connections as she could.
Her true passion was men’s hair, which is now called Celebrity Men’s Grooming.
She reached out to a celebrity hairstylist that she looked up to and was fortunate to be offered an assistant position that allowed her to leave the salon; this allowed her to explore the world of freelance and set work, where she has since been able to work with some of the biggest names in the music industry. After a year and a half of traveling and working with different artists both on her own, and as an assistant, she opened her first hair studio in Salon Republic Beverly Hills in June 2020 along with her best friend and business partner.
She is a Cutting Specialist: she works on both men and women (short hair). On set, she specializes in Men’s Grooming which entails men’s hairstyling, men’s facial grooming, and makeup. She thinks she has still a lot to learn when it comes to men’s makeup since it isn’t something she has studied through the years, but she is glad to be confident in every other aspect of Men’s Grooming.
She is represented by Brandon Louis Management.