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Artist Bios

#MyDentity™

Guy Tang is a celebrity hair activist that inspires his community of #hairbesties with groundbreaking color techniques. His innovative spirit comes to life through his latest collaboration with #mydentity. “I love to bring modern, wearable trends to the forefront and help fellow #hairbesties feel confident using the colors and techniques I guide them through,” he says.

Andis®

John Mosley brings over 10 years of industry experience to the Andis Education Team. This includes working behind the chair in the barbershop, being a platform artist for Paul Mitchell and Hattori Hanzo and providing personal grooming services to several celebrities in the entertainment and sports industries. John's knowledge, passion and industry relationships help Andis deliver best-in-class educational programs across the globe.

Aquage®

Nogodar is an international editorial hairdresser and one of the creative artists showcased in Aquage’s Muse & Aura DVD collections. He has a charismatic personality and a passion for the art of hairdressing. His innovative styles and simple, quick, creative techniques create shapes, forms, textures, overlays and patterns that translate easily to the salon.
 

Aquage®

Eric is the "Hairdresser’s Hairdresser". He is willing to share his vast knowledge and experience with hairdressers worldwide. He has worked education platforms from Asia to Europe and here in the United States. A distinguished haircutter, Eric truly enjoys the art of dressing and has a great flair for creating beautiful styles with an edge.

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®

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.

Barberology™ by BaBylissPRO®
CosmoProf® Artistic Team

Olivia "Miss OMG" Smalley is an in-demand celebrity hair and makeup artist out of Florida. Named one of Modern Salon's Top 100 Influencers, Olivia is a social media maven and blonde specialist.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team

Lala Chihaia is an innovative stylist specializing in bridal, braids and vintage hair styling. Trained in Europe and licensed in the United States, Lala has over 12 years of experience creating special occasion styles.

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.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team

Leysa Carrillo is a bilingual curly hair specialist from Las Vegas. She creates seamless blondes, vibrant color and transformative cuts. She has been recognized worldwide and has won numerous industry awards.

Cricket®

Tammy embodies the statement, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Whether at work or play, she inspires, educates and shares her own styling innovations and techniques as a master educator and stylist. She embraces the latest trends and promotes the benefits of continued education.

Donna Bella Hair™ Extensions

Jennifer travels the nation sharing info on how to efficiently install beautiful extensions as an educator for Donna Bella. For over 10 years, she has taken classes throughout the East Coast to increase her knowledge. Her passion for the beauty industry began as a young child.

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.

GIBS Grooming

Danny, aka “Success Addict,” is an extraordinary master barber, motivational speaker and consultant. He is a platform artist and educator who also owns three successful barbershops named Klippers Barbershop.

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.”

Jamie Dana | @jamiedanahairstylist

Jamie owns the luxurious three-chair salon, Pin and Plait Studio, in Orange County, CA, where she specializes in lived-in balayage and beautiful blondes. She also created the super successful online course Oh Hot GRAM to help stylists grow their business using Instagram. Jamie has a passion for connecting with other hairstylists and creating a community of like-minded artists.

Joico®

In the 2007 debut of  “Shear Genius,” Bravo TV’s reality competition for hairdressers, one of the genuine surprises was Ben Mollin. The tattooed, music-loving stylist was eccentric and humble. Now, he runs a boutique salon with his wife and colorist Ann, called Bang Bang Beauty and Boutique. He hosts and judges the Supreme Salon Tour “Hairwars” and is a Joico® Guest Artist. As one of the most exciting and innovative hairdressers in the industry, he’s in demand for personal appearances, video projects and more. Ben was also featured in "50 Hairstylists," a book featuring the fifty most influential hairdressers in the country.
 

Joico®

From South Florida, Brandon has spent the last 11 years as a hair dresser, former salon owner and stylist behind the chair working in both Florida and Pennsylvania. For the last 5 years, Brandon has continued to share the JOI and fun of education for JOICO. His passion for hair science, individualized artistry, the hair industry and elevating the craft is what drives him to take education to new levels. As an International educator for Joico, he travels the globe teaching, training inspiring artists from all over and continuing his own education and special skills training. In 2017, Brandon has taken on a new role as Global Education Consultant and A part of the Global Education Council that creates the education content, formats and trainings globally for JOICO. “Take risks, stand out and know you’re worth it and more! There is no failure but only discoveries” - Brandon

Joico®

Kelcie Mastin is based out of Greeley, Colorado where she has a successful studio she works in full time behind the chair. She is motivated by the mountains and Colorado sunrises and sunsets and brings the beauty of it all with expression of color and creative lines in her work. Kelcie joined the Joico team in 2011 and since has assisted in multiple show settings. Along with headlining a few of her own shows, she has worked hard to create a class format at a local Denver cosmetology school, where students are taught the Joi Color System and upon graduation have a full knowledge of Joico and are certified as Joico Colorists. Kelcie has a deep rooted love for hair, from cutting and styling, to natural and subtle colors while excelling in bright and intense haircolor. She strives for uniqueness, individuality and creativity. Miss Mastin makes it known to all that her main focus is to inspire, and encourage each and every person in the industry to be the best hairstylist possible for the industry, itself, for their clients, and simply for themselves. Believing constant growth is key to a successful career, her passion for education shows in her enthusiasm on stage, in classes, and in the salon and can be followed on Instagram as @hairbyklc and Facebook as Kelcie Lynn Hair

Kenra Professional®

Rose began her career in a salon in downtown Cincinnati, over 8 years ago.  Her passion for the industry drove her to education, as she believes there’s always more to learn and master.  As a Regional Education Manager for Kenra Professional, Rose is able to leverage her knowledge and technical experience to share the newest techniques with stylists across the country.  She shares her enthusiasm with stylists daily, and it is that work with stylists that she finds her own inspiration. 

Kenra Professional®

Cassie is a Kenra® Regional Education Manager who continues to inspire and teach through her passion for formulating haircolor and styling the latest trends. A passionate colorist, her journey started with Kenra through technical support.

Kenra Professional®

Chelsey is a hair artist extraordinaire who has extensive experience in weddings, creative color and precision cutting. She always strives to stay on the “cutting edge” of what's next and finally found her home as a Regional Education Manager with Kenra Professional. She went from maintaining a full clientele “behind the chair” to becoming the Education Lead at a prestigious institute in San Francisco, CA. Chelsey loves everything about hair and finds inspiration in music, art and nature.

Lo Wheeler Davis | @lowheelerdavis

Lo Wheeler is the owner and lead colorist at Wheeler Davis Salon in San Clemente, CA. She has specialized in luxury blonding for her bohemian beach clientele for over 15 years.

My Amazing Hair Secrets®

Jason is the Global Education Director for My Amazing® and Hempz®. He is regarded as both cutting edge and an integral part of the hair profession. With 25 years of experience as a hair artist and master barber, his unique and innovative work has been on TV, film and in print. He has worked with top education companies, commanded high-profile shows and developed trend collections.

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.”

Olaplex®

In his over 40 years as a hairdresser, Joe has helped thousands of stylists and many professional manufacturers. He worked with one major manufacturer for over 30 years while owning six salons, a beauty supply and a training center. Joe co-authored “Passionate Salon Professionals” with Dr. Lew Losoncy. He was also a contributing writer to “On Becoming A Psy-Cosmetologist”, Dr. Lew’s bestseller. His greatest technical discovery is the use of bond-multiplying chemistry with lighteners and color services. Among Joe’s many clients are Olaplex® and Obliphica Professional®.

Passion Squared | Nina L. Kovner

From the shampoo room to the boardroom, Nina has taken the world of pro beauty by storm with her thoughtful attention to detail and never-ending tenacity. After 26 years of conquering obstacles and helping build one of the most recognized professional haircare brands in the world, she respectfully walked away from a career “at the top” to help small business owners and artists. She currently helps professionals discover and live their purpose with passion to empower their businesses. Now, as Chief Awesomeness Empowerer at Passion Squared, she wakes up every morning saying, “How am I going to help people create awesome today?”

Paul Mitchell®

As an International Trainer, Heather has traveled the world sharing her knowledge and passion for the beauty industry. She focuses her time on stage work and educating for Paul Mitchell The School - Costa Mesa. She attributes her success to her drive to master any subject she studies. "When working in thesalon, I find most of my motivation comes from the guest experience–making their service a memorable experience."
 

Paul Mitchell®

Paula is a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist, Paul Mitchell® National Educator, International Trainer and Focus Salon Hairdresser. She travels the world sharing the successes and possibilities available in the beauty industry. Her passion for education and love of people allows her to connect, whether one-on-one, behind-the-chair or on stage. Paula also has a passion for color and long hair styling.

Product Club®

Amanda has worked for Product Club® for over seven years and owns ReVive! Salon in Allentown, PA. One of her greatest achievements has been bringing education to the hands of stylists across the nation with Product Club. She has a great respect for the need to further the creative design skills and technical understanding of haircolor. After graduating from The Vision Academy, a Paul Mitchell School, Amanda opened her fashion-forward salon with an upbeat environment.

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.  

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.

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.

Wahl®

Benny Machado is an experienced barber of 17 plus years from Newport News, Virginia. Benny joined the Wahl Education and Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.) in 2017 after winning the first Wahl Online Barber Battle competition.

Wella Professionals™

Whitney has a passion for all things beauty and was bred a hairdresser, with her mother working in the beauty industry for 30 years. She believes that options are endless with drive, passion and imagination.

Woody's

Dedicated to sharing his passion for men’s cutting and grooming, John brings his message of “neighborhood barbering” to his clientele and students. For over 10 years, John has shared his beliefs as an educator and the “go-to person” for Modern Salon by providing the publication with men’s grooming tips. John best sums up his dedication to men’s cutting and grooming:  “I want to continue to grow my clientele, my education and my beard for years to come.” 

Young Nails

Stephanie is a Senior Mentor for Young Nails. She teaches advanced education to professionals at trade shows and classes throughout the U.S. Stephanie delivers the tools needed to help nail artists succeed in a competitive market with her devotion, passion and flair for nail artistry. As a native of Chico, CA, she maintains a full clientele while also teaching detailed craftsmanship to nail industry professionals.