He is Dave Ray aka The Beauty Surgeon international award-winning stylist/educator/platform artist/author. He has recently written two educational publications Mind Your Business & What Is Good Hair? He has over twenty nine years in the industry and has won almost every nationally recognized beauty competition in the United States of America. The Bronner Brothers Beauty Show, Atlanta - The Proud Lady Beauty Show in Chicago, Illinois, to name a few. He is a selected member of the five-man US Black Trophy Styling Team. They have won competitions in Paris, France, Shanghai, China, & Milan, Italy. Dave has been formally trained by the gurus such as: Thomas Hayden, John Atchison, Pivot Point, Vidal Sassoon, Jingles, Clairol Professional, Dudley Cosmetology University, the lates Jim Williams & Olive Lee Benson. He also trains upscale hairdressers for some major competitions. Dave holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Lehman College (CUNY) Bronx New York. He has mastered his craft attaining a PhD in Clinical Trichology. Dave is a Board Certified Master Colorist/Regional Training Director for Mizani/LOreal USA traveling throughout the USA facilitating seminars on their behalf. He also runs a successful Professional Salon & Spa along with a Training Facility in New York. The Beauty Surgeon also consults for a number of hair and beauty companies such as S C Direct/ Boston, Massachusetts, featuring Star Jones Wigs, Beverly Johnson and Dianne Carrol Wigs;
Sensationnel, makers of fabulous weaves and braids, Shake N Go Fashions/Milky Way/Izunami Ceramic Irons and Tyra Banks Americas Next Top Model. Dave is now an official judge for all the major competitions around the United States. Hair stylists retain him for his wealth of knowledge in the industry on stage presentations, salon management, Hair-Color and avante garde competition techniques. Dave has been honored with Cosmetologist of the Year Award 2006 by the New York State Beauty Culturist Association. He is a sought-after educator because of his systematic approach, craft discipline, methodical manner and humility. Dr. Dave Ray is very passionate about seasoned stylists sharing their knowledge with upcoming stylists so there will be elevation in the beauty industry. He hails from the island of Antigua; A major player on the world stage. Dave is also a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Dave is using a left handed version of the Bonika Silk A series shears that he sells at his many seminars and classes. Dave frequently makes an appearance at the Bonika Bash.