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Artist Bios

Ardell®

Allison has been licensed in the beauty industry for over 24 years. Since 2004, she has taught both domestically and internationally for A.I.I. Allison explores Ardell’s signature eyes with individual lashes, strip lashes and new brow enhancement pomades, pencils and powders in her classes. Her fun, interactive teaching style offers an inexpensive way to help build your profits.

BaBylissPRO®,Barberology™ by BaBylissPRO®

Come join the BaByliss® PRO Creative Team and "wrap your brain around" advanced clipper cutting to learn how to cut long hair and embrace disconnection within a haircut. You will be amazed by the latest techniques using some of the highest-performing tools in the industry from BaByliss® PRO, including: the Volare Clipper, the amazing J1, and Nano Titanium™ tools. Master the art of hair tattooing and learn from one of the hottest teams on the show circuit.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team

Phil Ring is a master of creative color and precision design. His unique view on the industry, along with photography and full multimedia skills, have led him to educate across the states and compete in numerous competitions. He will bring his specialized skills to our stages in 2017 as a member of the CosmoProf® Artistic Team.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team

Instagram sensation, educator and CosmoProf® Brand Ambassador Larisa Love has taken over the beauty world. For all things beauty, her social media channels are the go-to places, and her technique classes are incredibly popular at shows. Larisa leads the charge of our Artistic Team and looks forward to shaking up the industry even more in 2017.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team

Jacob Khan, owner of Jacob K Hair, is an Atlanta-based educator, stylist, entertainer and entrepreneur. Jacob lives by one professional rule: take what you do seriously, but never take yourself too seriously! For the past decade, he has been cultivating a brand that is educational, entertaining and unforgettable. "Cut, color, and comedy — these are the things that I am passionate about,” he says.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team

Christina Kreitel is passionate about making people see their value and importance in life. She has cultivated a 25K+ following on Instagram and is a Social Stylist for the CosmoProf® Artistic Team. Christina was also a finalist on Kenra’s Guy Tang’s Hair Battle. She is the owner of Intrepid Studio Salon in Spanish Fork, Utah, where hair and books meet.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team

Keon the Barber is an upscale barber focused on the preservation and progression of the craft. He specializes in fading and designs and is known for his 1, 2, 3 fade technique.

Empowering You® | Amy Carter

As the owner of one of Indiana’s top salons and Co-Owner/Co-Founder of Empowering You Consulting, Amy knows what it takes to reinvent a business and train a leadership team to invest in long-term success. She has turned her knowledge into a passion for coaching salons and spas across the nation. Amy also loves to help salons and spas uncover goals and discover the “next steps” to success.

Esquire Grooming

Angelo Polaco is a Farouk Systems Educator and Creative Artist Team member. Angelo gives instruction in CHI® Enviro™, CHI® Color and upstyling. He has traveled all over the country teaching and sharing the Farouk Systems’ philosophy of Education, Environment and Ethics. Angelo currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Farouk Systems

With his “rockstar appeal” and passion for educating, it’s no surprise that Joe was awarded International Artist of the Year at the 2013 Farouk Systems Conference. His unique artistry has allowed him to make his mark in more than 100 countries and appear in numerous beauty publications in the U.S. and abroad. Year round, he operates two successful salons in Victoria, TX, and transforms and builds confidence in his clients through the art of hair.

Farouk Systems

As salon owner, international artist, and one of the up-and-coming artists of Farouk Systems, Maggie incorporates the latest trends and styling techniques right off the runway to everyday clientele. Her skill as a colorist and cutting artist defies the norm and inspires other industry professionals to strive for excellence.

Farouk Systems

From New York City, Danielle welcomes in a new age of fashion and style as a Farouk Systems Creative Artist. She’s been in the industry for more than 20 years and with Farouk Systems for more than 15 years. Danielle has her finger on the pulse of global style trends, and her expertise makes her salon clients feel like they came off a runway. She is a true artist who knows how to make hair complement the beauty that her clients possess. Danielle has been featured in numerous trade magazines such as Modern Salon, Behind the Chair, and The Colorist, which highlighted her unique and creative custom color formulations and easy color corrections. 

Geno Stampora

Geno is a champion educator and industry expert, delivering exciting, humorous seminars that work. He is a NAHA Hall of Leaders Inductee who helps beauty pros achieve their full potential.

GiGi®

Known as an expert in waxing, Paula has appeared in education videos for both GiGi and Clean+Easy. She is a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician instructor and nail technician who makes learning fun and takes the “fear” out of waxing. Paula loves to learn new things and improve her skills. She states, “I love this industry because it gives me the opportunity to be creative, bring a smile to someone’s face, or nurture students to success.”

Joico®

Mandy is the owner of a salon in Northwest Ohio and a guest artist for the Joico®/ISO Design Team. She is passionate about education and passing down her skills to other stylists. Mandy is inspired by her peers, co-workers, everyday clients, fashion, and so much more. She hopes to inspire others as much they inspire her every day. Mandy also works closely with some of the best stylists in the industry. She says, “Never say I can’t. Always say, I can and I will.”

Joico®

Chad’s most recent achievement is winning the 2012 North American Hairstylist Awards (NAHA) for ‘Hair Colorist of the Year.’ He currently lives in Dallas, TX, working in the Michael Flores Salon in Neiman Marcus in Downtown Dallas and the Amelia Paris Salon in Philadelphia, PA. Chad dedicates his time to recruiting new stylists to the industry. He recognizes the significance of finding mentors and credits his own success to that process. His work has been featured in many trade and commercial magazines in the US, Canada, Spain, Russia and Singapore. Chad’s work has also been published on many websites.

Joico®
Joico®
Malibu C®

Trisha brings a true passion for wellness and “ingredient integrity” to the professional salon and spa industry. For over twenty years, she has educated professionals on the wellness approach that her salon adopted called, Total Oxidation Management or T.O.M. T.O.M. guarantees successful color and has been adopted by many of the top celebrity colorists around the world. In 1996, she set the "standard" for wellness by opening one of the first day spas in the Pacific Northwest to successfully incorporate wellness into every hair, skin and scalp service.

Malibu C®

Missy is an American Board Certified Haircolorist and a true icon in the professional beauty industry. She’s an expert in corrective color and a Certified Hair Loss Specialist accredited by the U.S. Trichology Institute. In her role as Global Creative Manager for Malibu C®, she advocates for education and empowers stylists worldwide with tools for success.

Nik Trowbridge

Nik is a business mentor, educator, salon owner, salon systems designer, stylist, photographer, and mom. Her strong business understanding creates a roadmap to salon profitability. She inspires thoughtful leaders to grow businesses through their teams.

Nioxin®

As a current Nioxin® Design Team Member, Sofia co-owns Sofia’s Hair Design in Houston, Texas and travels to spread the “world” of Nioxin. She carries a classic yet modern approach to hair. Sofia has traveled abroad to Europe, Puerto Rico, and all across the U.S. to share her expertise in the thinning category. Her Wella® commencement in February of 2011 paved the way for her to craft hair at many national shows such as ISSE Midwest, ISSE Long Beach and Premiere Orlando. While studying to be a psychologist, she began to understand how she could merge her two passions through hair–by helping people look their absolute best and counseling them “behind the chair.”

Nioxin®,Paul Mitchell®

Summer is an Honors Graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Esani, National Educator and National Color Educator for Paul Mitchell. Her passion is styling and elevating the standards of the beauty industry and those that love it.
 

Paul Mitchell®

Colin Caruso, Paul Mitchell® National Trainer and Focus Salon Owner, believes education should always be fun. He thinks the overall experience of learning is equally as important as the techniques learned. "Education is our arena for new ideas. It is our outlet, our chance to talk with other professionals about what excites us most–hair."

Paul Mitchell®

Julian Perlingiero is a respected salon owner, hairstylist, educator, platform artist, creative director and principal of hairdressing academies. Julian believes that you must be willing to share your knowledge with others in any way possible. “Sharing is always much better than proving. What keeps me motivated is taking pride in what I do. I have a sense of obligation to give something back to others in our professional salon industry, since it has given me so many amazing opportunities. I sincerely hope to inspire others to help do the same,” says Julian.

Product Club®

Devin has worked “behind the chair” as a hairstylist for over 10 years and joined the Product Club® team in 2008. He travels extensively to salons and trade shows to educate stylists on highlighting techniques. Devin built upon his teaching skills as the Lead Educator at Madison Avenue Salon and Day Spa in Phoenix, AZ. Then, while working at a trade show, he instantly fell in love with Product Club®’s tools and company philosophy. He has also worked “behind the scenes” with some of the industry’s top platform artists and currently works “behind the chair” in Scottsdale, AZ at Sachi Salon and Spa. 

Rusk®

As a world-renowned leader in the salon industry, Rusk® is passionately dedicated to the art of hairdressing and represents unparalleled creative artistry and individuality in the professional haircare world. With a synergistic approach to cut, color and style and a complete range of high-performance products and tools, Rusk® empowers professional stylists and their clients to achieve extraordinary results.  

Scruples®

Jeffrey has a fresh, urban take on traditional techniques that encourages fellow stylists to push their creative boundaries. With many years of experience on the Scruples® Educational Team, he lives and teaches by the motto that all stylists are visual artists.

Scruples®,Sebastian®

Joshua works as a stylist and educator at Mi Salon in Kentucky where he teaches classes on the latest trends. He specializes in cutting and prides himself to never stop learning. Starting his career as a barber in the U.S. Navy, he then attended Michael’s College of Hair Design. Joshua continued his advanced training with Vidal Sassoon, Redken 5th Ave., L.A. Colorist Convention, and the Wella® Studios in Milan, Italy.

Sebastian®

Yomi earned his barbering degree in Serbia at the age of 15. After moving to the U.S., he continued his passion for the profession by receiving extended training and completing beauty school. Since joining the Sebastian® Urban Design Team, he has worked on innovative methods and techniques to improve the quality of his work in the salon as well as seminars. 

Sebastian®

Oliver states, “Being a part of the Sebastian® tribe/team is, and has been, extremely inspiring. To be around such amazing artists, collaborating and growing, can only be described as unsurpassed. The education we receive and share with other new and experienced hairdressers focuses on the artistry of the industry. The Sebastian® family is always there to advocate, educate and inspire.”

Sebastian®
Sebastian®
Sebastian®

As an educator with the Sebastian® Professional Urban Design Team, Abbee has been a part of the beauty industry for over seven years. Abbee went to cosmetology school in Mooresville, NC and then worked at Haircolorxperts in Huntersville, NC for six years. She was later recruited to be a stylist at a prestigious salon in Manhattan. Always “hungry” for the industry and constantly eager to learn, she shares the industry’s latest trends with beauty professionals. Abbee is currently the Owner/Stylist at Abstract Salon in Mooresville, NC.

Sebastian®

In the industry for 23 years, Chris has been part of the Sebastian Design Team for the past 13 years. He excels at cutting, coloring, styling and long hair design as a gifted, talented artist. Chris has taught many education seminars, worked backstage at fashion weeks, participated in various photo shoots and performed at major shows in the U.S., Italy and Greece. Chris is also an experienced instructor and trainer. His persona is that of a true professional who is always prepared to give 100%. He has pursued many avenues in the industry, such as television (QVC) and print work for various products with AIELLO production. When not on the road educating and inspiring stylists, Chris works at The Doves Studio in Santa Monica, CA.

Sebastian®

As a Sebastian® Professional Design Team Member, Anthony travels the nation as a platform artist and educator to inspire professionals and share his knowledge. He has earned multiple national awards, including the NAHA 2007 “Avant-Garde” award and NAHA 2013 “Texture” award. Anthony believes the beauty/hair industry can be lifted to new heights through education.  

Sexy Hair®

Artistic Creative Director Rafe Hardy has a passion for teaching rivaled only by his passion for learning and enthusiasm for Sexy Hair®. As the company’s premier ambassador and official “face” of Sexy Hair, the 30-year veteran has gained an extensive global following. The charismatic hairdresser and educator travels all over the world, demonstrating his artistry, talent and motivational skills at hair shows worldwide. “I want to ensure that Sexy Hair continues to be an industry trendsetter — creatively, technically and visually," he says.

Sexy Hair®

Michelle has been building a highly successful and thriving career in the beauty industry for over a decade. She is a Sexy Hair Master Artist, Regional Education Manager, Institute of Courage Coach and Lead Stylist on the Sexy Rocks Team. Michelle’s motivation and drive stems from her love of helping people feel good about themselves. She is the owner of her own salon & spa, 40 Volume, in Savannah, GA.

Sexy Hair®

Amanda is a salon owner with over 10 years in the industry. Her work has been on runways, on TV and in magazines. She is a versatile stylist with expertise in razor and scissor cutting and detailed, creative upstyles. Amanda believes in “paying it forward” and has broadened her skillset with courses in makeup application, esthetics, manicures and pedicures.

Sexy Hair®

With over 25 years in the hair industry, Javier has had a fulfilling career. He has served as an educator, stylist and master artist for Sexy Hair and continues to use his knowledge to train new professionals. With a diverse and extensive clientele, he is a successful salon owner. He’s also a top-performing artist that has led shows in North America, South America and Europe.

Sexy Hair®

Mary has been a hairstylist for 27 years and is a Sexy Hair Master Artist. As a salon owner, the majority of Mary’s business comes from hair coloring. “This profession has given me the creative outlet I need as well as the satisfaction of helping clients love themselves by bringing out their beauty. Helping someone create a confident outward appearance is a great gift,” says Mary.

Trionics®

Sarai, a 12-year industry veteran, is a master colorist, balayage specialist, creative artist and independent educator. She co-created Free Flow education classes and teaches balayage, vivid and color correction techniques at U.S. salons.

Trionics®

Inspired by the art and science of hair, Mindi is a co-creator of Free Flow education and self-proclaimed "hair nerd.” She shares about hair and color in classes and owns Charmed Salon in Plymouth, MI.

Twisted Fringe™

As a salon owner and educator, Jennifer loves sharing all that she learns to help stylists grow their businesses with extended beauty for a flawless look. She quickly jumped on the Twisted Fringe Education Team and has never looked back. Since beauty school, Jennifer has had a love for extensions and everything they bring to clients.

Wahl®

Tom started his career over 25 years ago at a Pivot Point school. He advanced into a salon and then moved into a lease salon, which still operates in the same area. Tom joined Wahl as a Platform Artist in 2000. Throughout the course of his career, he has attended educational events in all aspects of the industry, ranging from photo shoots to advanced haircutting and coloring academies. From fundamentals to advanced skills in various formats, Tom travels to teach others what he has learned over the course of his career.

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