Andre Gonzales was born and raised in San Jose, California. His mother, a licensed barber, raised him in the barbershop. She took him under her wing and showed him the ropes - as he grew, so did his barbering skills and knowledge. In 2011, Andre sought further education and went to cosmetology school. He worked in an established one chair barber shop in San Jose for four years before landing himself at the highly regarded Bedlam Beauty & Barber shop.

Part of Andre's style is inspired by his enamor with bourbon, trains and motorcycles - and the culture that surrounds these. "I truly love my craft, it does not feel like work instead I look at each customer as a blank canvas for me to conduct art." In the future, Andre hopes to own an established barber shop here in the beautiful Bay Area.