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Artist Bios

Andis®

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.

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.

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.

BaBylissPRO®

Gama specializes in men’s and women’s clipper cutting and styling. He has traveled all around the U.S. with the BaByliss PRO team, educating and sharing with hairstylists and barbers. After working for a few years as a world-class barber, his talents and passion became noticed. He then joined the BaByliss PRO team a few years ago. Gama studied in Puerto Rico and relocated to Massachusetts to start his career over 9 years ago.

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

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

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®

A successful salon owner, professional stylist and Cricket® educator for over a decade, Nick offers a full-service perspective during his demos. He is known for his immense attention to detail and views each haircut as a work of art. Nick’s passion is very contagious and his step-by-step instructions are inspiring.

Cricket®

As a Guest Stylist Educator, Argyll Amparan demonstrates a positive and health-focused approach to styling. He shares ergonomic tips and highlights professional tools that reduce repetitive motion. Argyll also demonstrates various haircutting techniques using special ergonomic Centrix® shears.

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.

Donald Scott NYC

Rachelle is an enthusiastic and informative educator that has the ability to take audiences with her on hair journeys. With a love for the industry, she now owns three successful salons and continues to work “behind the chair” in all of the locations. Her true passion comes from sharing knowledge with other stylists. She has been a stylist working “behind the chair” since 1992. Rachelle has also been a salon owner for most of her career, buying her first salon at the age of 23.

Donald Scott NYC

As an outstanding educator, the “hairdressers’ hairdresser”, world-renowned platform artist, and Hair Artist & Master Associate for John Paul Mitchell Systems®, Donald Scott is the creator & inventor of Donald Scott NYC Razor Tools. Some of his celebrity clients include: Christy Brinkley, Rachel Ward, Renee Russo, Kim Alexis, Carol Alt, Carly Simon and Sandra Bernhard. He currently travels the U.S. and the world with the Donald Scott NYC Artistic Team, sharing his passion and razor designs with hairdressers and future professionals. 

Farouk Systems

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

Holly is a stylist who loves helping other stylists achieve goals. She’s worked in various salons and is the National Director of Sales for Farouk. 

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.

Joico®

Sherry is an internationally acclaimed celebrity haircolorist, award-winning color expert and salon owner with more than 20 years of experience. She has had the opportunity to work in-depth with Redken and L’Oreal, and she is now a member of Beth Minardi’s elite Minardi Artistic Colorists (MAC) team. She is an active board member of the Joico Color Council and frequently travels nationwide to train other beauty professionals in the art of haircolor. Through her work at her salon, Salon Ratay in Orlando, FL, she was named #1 haircolorist by Orlando Magazine. The bicoastal haircolorist also works at the acclaimed Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills. Sherry’s work has been featured in the pages of publications such as Vogue, Modern Salon, American Salon and Behind the Chair. 

Joico®

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.  

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.

Mizani®

Evie is a salon owner, certified trichologist, platform stylist and educator trained under Vidal Sassoon, Pivot Point and Activia. Her specialties are shaping, coloring and treatment. She’s a Master Stylist on Mizani’s International Developmental Team.

Mizani®

Al is an artist and educator on Mizani USA’s Design Team. He has served as a Beauty Changes Lives Ambassador, styled hair for the daytime TV show “The Doctors,” and worked with VH1’s production team.

Modern Salon

Alison is Modern Salon's Editor in Chief, shaping the content and voice for their social media platforms, digital channels and monthly print magazine. She is a beauty editor, public speaker, publishing leader and licensed cosmetologist.

Modern Salon

Maggie is a beauty industry dynamo. She is the Beauty and Fashion Director, Editor and Art Director for Modern Salon Magazine and modernsalon.com. For over three decades, she has covered international beauty.

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

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.”

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®.

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®

For 25 years as the owner of Bombshell Red, The Salon, Toni has worked her own “hair magic.” She is currently a lead artist on the Product Club team, sharing her vast knowledge of innovative color placement and precision cutting. Toni is an American Board Certified Haircolorist who has trained extensively at the Redken Exchange and Vidal Sassoon Academy. She did makeup for New York Fashion Designer Byron Lars and styled hair for New York Fashion Week. Toni has managed the tresses of R&B singer Chrisette Michelle, R&B singer Teedra Moses, and CW News correspondent Sharon Carpenter. She was also the exclusive hair and wig designer for Winter Wonderettes, the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical. She's been featured in many magazines, including Essence, The Colorist, Latina, American Salon and Modern Salon.

Rusk®

From Lakeland, FL, Kiki is a salon owner and a member of the Rusk Education Team. With over 10 years in the industry, her specialties are methodical, advanced color placement techniques and soft textured haircuts

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.

Sexy Hair®

Lonn is an in-demand educator who has held many prestigious positions, including Regional Education Manager, New Hire Coach, Master Artist and Lead Artist for Sexy Hair®. His expertise in dry cutting and color lets him envision the perfect look.

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®

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®

 Owner of Envy Salon in Jacksonville, Alabama, Nicole VanHatten was nominated for 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year as well as claiming the number two slot in the county’s Readers’ Choice Awards. When she’s not behind the chair, VanHatten can be found behind the scenes at fashion week or on set for television and photo shoot styling. Despite a hectic itinerary, she always looks forward to expanding her salon’s space and staff roster, citing her personal mantra, “Why not? You only live once.” A master cosmetologist, VanHatten has completed advanced training in the Redken Specialist Program, Sam Villa classes, and Bayalage. Her areas of expertise are scissor cutting, clipper cutting, coloring, formal styling, and styling. She never dreamt she would be on stage doing platform work, but excels in her role as a Sexy Hair educator. “I love that we are always growing and adapting, and I love being able to learn from – and teach – stylists from all over the world.” VanHatten is a Demo, Hands-On, Backstage Management and Platform Certified Sexy Hair artist.

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.

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.