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Artist Bios


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.

Actiiv Hair Science

Jamie’s teaching style blends expert education, hair loss science and all aspects of the ACTiiV brand. He travels the U.S. educating and inspiring salons and stylists on how to retail, promote and teach new innovations in the thinning hair market. With an extensive background in retail and operations, he guides salon owners and stylists to better serve their clients and salons. His classes simplify the innovative science behind the ACTiiV brand.

Actiiv Hair Science

As founder and creator of ACTiiV Hair Science, Jared hosts in-depth education courses that identify the root causes of hair loss and how revolutionary ACTiiV products help to restore hair.


Kenny is currently the Lead Educator for Andis®. He is also a nationally known barber, stylist, educator and co-owner of a 12-chair salon, Main Attraction Unisex Salon, based in Philadelphia. As the barber for several Grammy award-winning artists, he has toured the world for Lady Gaga’s production team. Kenny's styling work has also appeared in films such as "Fantastic Four" and "Creed" starring Michael B. Jordan.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.

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.


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.

Johnny B.®

Alan is an award-winning barber, taking first place for the 2014 MLB Hot Hands Contest, Conservative Cut Category at ISSE Long Beach. The Los Angeles native is a Johnny B. Educator and Platform Artist who has made a name for himself as the “Best Barber” in the South Bay, Los Angeles. Based out of Peroxide Beauty & Barbershop in Hermosa Beach, CA, he has also worked with Nike for their Nike BOOM campaign.


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.


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


Kelcie is based out of Greeley, CO, where she has a successful studio that she works in full time behind the chair. She is motivated by the mountains and Colorado sunrises and sunsets, bringing the beauty of it all with expression of color and creative lines in her work. Kelcie joined the Joico® team in 2011 and has since assisted in multiple show settings. She has a deep-rooted love for hair, from cutting and styling to natural and subtle colors while excelling in bright and intense haircolor. Her main focus is to inspire and encourage every stylist to be the best possible for the industry, clients, and simply for themselves.

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 passionate colorist who loves formulating and styling for the latest trends. She is excited about the technical and creative side of color, giving her a lot of practical experience she can share with stylists. Cassie's journey started with Kenra Pro through Technical Support. She is now in the field as a Regional Education Manager where she continues to inspire and teach through her passion.

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.


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.”


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®.


With a 32 year background as a nail professional using exclusively OPI products, Lisa began her career as an educator for OPI in 2009.  Through OPI's groundbreaking technology, combined with her extensive industry background, Lisa takes great pride in teaching other professionals and students how to succeed in the demanding nail industry.  She travels extensively performing workshops, product training and detailing with distributors as well as being the on location manicurist responsible for doing the edgy nails for OPI's 2014 Fall Winter Nordic collection, 2015 Spring Summer Hawaii collection and 2016 Spring Summer New Orleans collection.  

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.


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.  

Schwarzkopf Professional

Schwarzkopf Professional Creative Director Damien has carved a spot for himself in the hair industry as one of the most illustrious artists of his time. His portfolio includes the likes of A-list talent including Ryan Gosling, Olivia Munn, Krysten Ritter and world-class supermodels Magdalena Frackowiak, Abbey Lee and Liberty Ross, all of whom have looked to Damien to create their image-defining hairstyles. Damien has also appeared as a Certified Presenter on ABC, NBC and QVC, and as a Lead Stylist on “America’s Next Top Model.”  

Schwarzkopf Professional

As Schwarzkopf Professional North American Color Director, Rossa has become a multiple award-winning hairstylist, makeup artist and industry educator. She has also been featured internationally for her innovative approach to styling and design. In 2014, Rossa won a Contessa Award for ‘Master Colorist of the Year’ and a Mirror Award for ‘Canadian Hairstylist of the Year.’ As one of the original members of the Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks Artistic Team, Rossa has been in the industry for over 15 years.


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.


Oscar J. Molinar III is no stranger to the beauty or the entertainment business. For Over 25 years, OJ Molinar has been helping men and women from all walks of life bring out the best in themselves. In 2014 Molinar was featured as a " On Air" Beauty Expert and Named Part of "The S A Live Glam Squad" for San Antonio's # 1 Daytime Talk Show on KSAT 12. Oscar recently moved to San Francisco and has expanded his makeup artist career into acting as well. Regularly appearing as a Beauty and Style Expert on stage and television, Oscar also travels as a Sorme Brand Ambassador and loves sharing his passion and knowledge of the makeup industry with fellow artists.


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.


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.


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.


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.


John brings his message of “neighborhood barbering” to his clients and students. He best sums up his dedication to men’s cutting and grooming for Woody’s: “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.