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Artist Bios


Eric is a successful barber salon owner, barber educator and platform artist based in Charlotte, NC. He has multiple competitive barbering victories, years of practical experience, an artistic eye and an approachable and easy-to-understand teaching style. Eric uncovers “hidden gems” of advice and translates them into profit. His entrepreneurial drive has also led him to produce his own line of instructional classes and DVDs.


Tone is a well-respected master barber who brings a wealth of clipper-cutting experience to the Andis® team. He has many celebrity clients and is the owner of the Ultimate Barber Lounge in Charlotte, NC.


As a Global and International Educator, Terry travels to demonstrate techniques with Ardell® and many other product lines. She has been a full-time hairdresser and nail tech at her mother's salon for over 20 years and an educator for 19 years. Terry was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She states, “I firmly believe that every day is a learning experience. Always take the opportunity and learn all that you can.”

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


Elham travels the world teaching for GiGi®. Trained in Switzerland, she makes waxing an art form that is safe, comfortable and easy to learn. She teaches waxing pros the tools and knowledge to be successful and profitable.    


Ricardo is a stylist based out of Orlando, FL. He is a self-described jack-of-all-trades who shares stunning social media posts. Rick’s skills range from sun-kissed balayage to vibrants and pastels, earning him a spot on the Modern Salon 100.  


Melody has been in the hair industry for over 16 years. She’s an elite stylist with a passion for unicorn hair and color. As an educator, she travels the nation spreading hair “joi” with stylists.

Matt Beck

Matt is a business powerhouse. As the CEO/Founder of freesaloneducation.com and the Co-Founder of Salon Gratitude in New Hope, PA, he has spent over a decade educating beauty pros to success.


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®.

Paul Mitchell®

Lucas works behind the chair at the prestigious A Robert Cromeans Salon in San Diego, CA. As an International Trainer, he specializes in hairdressing while sharing his infectiously inspirational style and passion for the craft. 

Product Club®

Adam has been a Product Club® Educator for over eight years. His work has been in Modern Salon, Launchpad, Papercut, Lehigh Valley Style, Valley Social, Bravo TV’s Gallery Girls, Project Runway All Stars, Vogue and QVC.  


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.  


Jeffrey has a fresh, urban take on traditional techniques that encourages fellow stylists to push creative boundaries. On the Scruples® Education Team, he lives and teaches by the motto that all stylists are visual 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.

Vickie Preston

Vickie has facilitated great results for her clients as a business coach, life coach and motivational speaker. Her specialty is emotional intelligence and coaching beauty pros to get results by changing mindsets and behaviors.


Rick is recognized as one of the ‘Top 50 Barbers in the US’ by Barbers Only Magazine. As the originator and host of the Texas Barber Expo, he is the owner of Flawless Barbershop and Flawless Beard Oil.


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.”