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Artist Bios

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.


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.

Barberology™ by BaBylissPRO®
CosmoProf® Artistic Team Lala Chihaia | @lalasupdos

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 Leysa Carrillo | @leysahairandmakeup

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.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team | Christina Kreitel | @christinakreitel

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.

Daryna Barykina

Daryna Barykina is a professional beauty photographer with over 10 years experience, who specializes in stylized vivid imagery focused on hair and makeup.Daryna’s work can be seen in major professional beauty magazines worldwide: Estetica (Italia), American Salon (USA), Salon Today (USA), Modern Salon (USA), Behind the Chair.com on paper (USA), Salon Opinion (Australia), Creative Head (UK), Hair’s How (Russia), Salon News Asia (Taiwan). She worked with such world renown brands as Matrix, Truss, Pravana, Framar, Cosmoprof, Nails Inc, Incredible Cosmetics, Mehron Cosmetics to name a few. Daryna is also known for capturing numerous winning entries of some of the major hairdressing competitions on the national and international level.  

Donna Bella Hair™ Extensions

Joining the Donna Bella Education Team in 2009, Shea travels throughout North America coaching stylists and sharing her extensive knowledge of hair extensions. With over 12 years of experience in the cosmetology field, she is an award-winning stylist from Jacksonville, FL. Her work has been featured in ad campaigns, several films and music videos.

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.

Esquire Grooming

Marco is an accomplished professional who has owned and managed salons. He is a third-generation hairstylist who instinctively understands hair texture and movement, allowing him to push boundaries and limits with his free-form styles and texture-focused cuts. Marco continues to hone his craft "behind the chair” and has also styled hair for movie sets, editorial photo shoots and national advertising campaigns.

Esquire Grooming

Rob's a barber, shop owner and professional educator from Houston, TX. As a member of the Esquire Grooming Team and Farouk Creative Artistic Team, he uniquely communicates the language of barbering to fuel success.


Farouk Systems Artist Anna Cantu is out defying the ordinary. She pushes boundaries every time she touches hair. As a member of the Farouk Systems Global Artistic Board, Anna’s vision is to be the best, to create the best and to make her mark in the industry. On stage, Anna is a high-energy innovator. She uses the stage to bring a new and fresh take to everyone she teaches. Besides rocking the stage, Anna represented Farouk Systems in the Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA pageants. She has also appeared on different news/TV outlets and award shows. Anna earned the 2008 ‘Top Educator of the Year’ Award.


International Educator and Platform Artist for Farouk Systems, Bradley was introduced to the beauty profession at a very young age by his grandmother who owned a salon. Deeply inspired, Bradley perfected his talents at the Sassoon Academy before opening BOHO Salon in North Carolina. His passion for teaching inspired him to learn social media marketing to grow his salon and platform artist business.


With more than 25 years of experience, Rocky is a trailblazer for innovation in the professional beauty industry. As a Farouk Systems Global Board Artist, he is known for creating haute-couture hair on stage that can be easily translated into edgy, off-the-runway looks. He also produces progressive haircuts for trend collections and editorial pieces as an international educator. Some of his accolades include being awarded twice as 'Canadian Hairstylist of the Year' and styling for numerous high-profile events. Rocky has styled at Toronto Fashion Week and the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. He recently made a guest appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice as a CHI® Creative Artist.


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.”

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.

MVRCK™ by Mitch,Paul Mitchell®

Irene's passion for education and fun approach to styling and color is contagious. She graduated from Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA, and now calls the inspirational island of Puerto Rico her home. As a Paul Mitchell® Educator, Irene travels and exchanges ideas frequently with Scott Cole and Linda Yodice, Artistic Directors for Paul Mitchell® Professional Hair Color. “I want to be able to inspire others with bright, healthy and vibrant colors that accentuate the balance and shape of a haircut,” says Irene. “Whether working at shows or in the salon, speaking English or Spanish, I love teaching the how, why and when. That's when creativity starts.”

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.

Nik Trowbridge | @niktrowbridge

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.

Paul Mitchell®

Chelsea has a passion for art and people. Paul Mitchell® has given her an outlet for both of those passions. While working as a full-time stylist, she realized her long-time dream of becoming a Paul Mitchell® National Color Educator. She expresses her passion by seizing every opportunity to grow the hair industry and the Paul Mitchell® family.

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. 


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.  


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.


April Amarillas is known for her fluency in aspects of men's and women's techniques, along with inventing new techniques as she learns new ways to approach hair. Her clientele is as diverse as her skillset, cutting hair for local celebrities, professional baseball players, reality TV stars, along with contributing work for select music video productions.


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.”