About Mixzuko

I was born in Guarenas, a city outside the Venezualen capital. It was here that I discovered my love for makeup, hair and fashion. Throughout my childhood, I would draw women with different types of makeup and all sorts of hairstyles. I was captivated by the idea of how one can express themselves through hair and makeup. To the surprise of everyone around me, I had great attention to detail and a sense of creativity that I could convey through my drawings.

I knew this was something I wanted to pursue. Eventually, my drawings turned into styling anyone I could get my hands on. In 2006 I started my professional journey and became a stylist assistant in ‘Gamour Atelier’, a prestigious hair salon in my home city. I spent the next three years simultaneously completing cosmetologist and visagist studies in the capital city while getting practical work experience.

I was totally killin it! But sadly, the political and economic situation in the city was already in decline back then. So, I decided to make the move to a Venezualan island called Margarita Island. No, drinking margaritas (which are Mexican by the way) was not on the agenda at all. Rather I was able to get away from the unrest of the big city and focus on studying hairdressing. I was so thrilled when I was able to eventually open my first small salon! This journey however was disrupted. Soon even Margarita Island was impacted by the degeneration of the country.

Knowing that I wanted more for myself, I took the opportunity in 2011 to move to Rome. This was my chance at having a better quality of life. I stayed focused on my passion and I started working in different salons like ‘Chocolat Boudoir’ and ‘Saccucci Masterclass’. I was happy I got to keep working on my craft. After a while there, it became clearer to me that I had a hunger for adventure and a curiosity for more alternative ways of thinking and living. In 2014 I made the move to Berlin and fell in love with the freedom and the diversity of styles. This is where I needed to be.

Since then I have been working in a hair salon in Friedrichshain called ‘Grenzwertig Friseur’. Over the years I have developed my speciality in edgy hairstyles. I’ve created my own unique finish that resonates with the outward thinking energy of this city. I love that I am able to use all my training to give people classic haircuts that are timeless but also experiment with other clients who want to try something edgier. As an entrepreneur, my projects go beyond the funky walls of ‘Grenzwertig Friseur’. I have been art directing on the side for fun and have enjoyed every step of it. As of 2019, I have officially undertaken the role of Art Director for larger-scale projects which included photoshoots and makeovers. To get a taste of what’s on offer, check out my lookbook here.