Velasco began his career at the young age of 16 in Tampa.Fla. He soon moved to London, England where he worked and studied his craft with world-renowned hairdressers of that era.
Upon return to the USA, Velasco began to develop his skills as an educator and effective communicator while working with John & Suzanne Chadwick at the “Hair Fashion Development Center” on New York’s 5th Ave.
By the age of 21 Velasco was STYLES DIRECTOR for the SAKS FIFTH AVE. beauty salon in New York City. Over the next 20 years, Velasco became involved in almost every aspect of hair related activities possible.
Including such achievements as, Freelance Hair Designer for photo sessions with major beauty publications and television commercials. He has held such prestige positions as Educational and Creative Consultant to CLAIROL INC., SHISEIDO LTD. and THE WELLA CORP..
Also, he has preformed as the Featured Guest Artist and Master Educator at hundreds of trade events throughout the world. His presentation at the 1993 HAIRCOLOR U.S.A., symposium was rated BEST EDUCATIONAL EVENT by his peers.
Velasco has been a Contributing Author to many hair related articles for both consumer and professional publications and books. He has also held a position as the NATIONAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THE WELLA CORP. for ten years and is a member of the INTERNATIONAL HAIRCOLOR EXCHANGE.
Velasco was formerly the DIRECTOR OF HAIRCOLOR for the world renowned BUMBLE & BUMBLE SALON in NEW YORK CITY and presently presides over his own salon, David Velasco Salon, LTD. in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.