Local Barber Takes Second Place in World Competition

Richard Alvarez, right, holds a trophy he won in the contest. Courtesy photo

by Tony Vindell/LFN

A Los Fresnos resident won second place in an international barber contest held in Connecticut.

Richard Alvarez, a 10 year veteran barber, attended the event last month and came home with a trophy, $500 worth of supplies for his shop and is proud of his accomplishment.

More importantly, he said he was the only person representing the Rio Grande Valley in a competition that brought the best barbers from all the over the world.

Alvarez owns Champs Barber Shop at Highway 100 and Paredes Line Road in the old Pitti’s Pizza location.

He said attending and taking the number two spot has been one of his greatest achievements in life.

Alvarez went to a cosmetology college in Weslaco and attended Los Fresnos school district.

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One Response to Local Barber Takes Second Place in World Competition

  1. Ricardo Carmona

    I cannot believe no one commented on this event. I’m just a citizen of the city of Los Fresnos, but I believe this article deserves more recognition and interest. What an achievement by this young man to have competed in a worldwide competition and come out in 2nd place! From Los Fresnos, Tx. USA. Come on people of Los Fresnos, let’s give this gentleman some kind of recognition other than a small post in the LF News. This was quite an accomplishment! We should be proud that we have such dedicated and outstanding young man in OUR community!

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