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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.

American Crew®

A licensed barber with over 20 years of experience, independent stylist and brand consultant, Greg currently works and resides in Washington, D.C. His journey with American Crew® began in 1999 when he joined Team Crew and started teaching throughout the Philly area. He joined the American Crew All-Star team in 2001 and has represented the team at tradeshows, photo shoots and educational events. Greg has styled for the Duckie Brown show at New York Fashion Week, helped develop new education programs and served as a key mentor in the training process for Team Crew educators. In 2007, he received the acclaimed title of ‘All-Star of the Year.’ He also works as an educator and serves as a lead instructor at the American Crew MENSWORK™ Academy.

American Crew®

Adriana became a member of Team Crew in 2011. She specializes in textured cuts for men and is known for her trendsetting vision and extraordinary skill. Adriana prefers a classic look with a modern twist and takes inspiration from her clients’ fashion, culture and lifestyle to create their tailored looks. She works at Seventy Seven Salon in Portland.

American Crew®

Jeff has been a skilled stylist and educator for 20 plus years. Through Team Crew, he shares his passion for styling men’s hair nationwide. He works at Rain by Melodi Salon & Spa in Charlotte.


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.


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.


Joy has been an Ardell® educator for 8 years. She travels the U.S. teaching salon professionals and makeup artists the classic Ardell® signature eye and brow. Her “love of lashes” makes her classes fun and informative. She specializes in strip lashes, individual lashes and brow techniques to help build 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.


Kevin is a founding member of the BaBylissPRO® Artistic Team. He is a 3-time winner of the Bronner Brothers Hair Battle and has been featured in many national magazines and reality TV programs.


Tammie is a master cosmetologist and creative texture specialist from Birmingham, AL. She’s been in industry magazines and on Chris Rock’s award-winning documentary “Good Hair”, Bet J’s “Tears, Shears, and Beauty” and "The Look All-Stars”.

Barberology™ by BaBylissPRO®

Alcides is a top beard sculptor. He takes men’s grooming, shape and facial hair balance to the next level. As a sought-after barber, he has won numerous awards, followers and celebrity clients. 

Barberology™ by BaBylissPRO®

Tristan’s barbering strengths have won him multiple awards, including a Bronner Brothers Grand Prize. His work is popular on social media and his live presentations unite barbering and cosmetology.


Training for Cirepil since 2007, Stephanie has been active in the beauty industry for 19 years and currently owns a successful salon. She is an enthusiastic professional who inspires and motivates other professionals to be the best waxers they can be!


As the owner of Girlfriends Nail Shoppe in Louisville, KY, Shonelle has been a professional nail technician for over 10 years. Currently, she is an ambassador on the CND team. She provides continuing education in schools, salons, distributor classes and trade shows. Shonelle shares her creative techniques for success and her passion for the industry.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team Keon Washington | @keonthebarber

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 | 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.

CosmoProf® Artistic Team | Olivia Smalley | @omgartistry

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.

Donald Scott NYC

As Artistic Director for Donald Scott NYC, Jason has taken his background in art sculpture and become one of the most sought after educators in the industry. He has over 20 years of experience as a hair designer in the beauty industry and over 15 years in education. He also trains individuals in salon classes and travels the world as a tool specialist. His knack for teaching people the rationale behind tools and the craft of hairdressing will inspire you to expand your creativity.  Jason is the proud owner of A Jason Clemons Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon in upstate New York.

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.

Esquire Grooming

Tommy’s expertise and no-nonsense approach has earned him success as a stylist, educator and salon owner. He creates edgy, fresh designs and constantly challenges the status quo as a master of free-form cutting.

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.

Farouk Systems

With his “rockstar appeal” and passion for educating, it’s no surprise that Joe was awarded International Artist of the Year at the 2013 Farouk Systems Conference. His unique artistry has allowed him to make his mark in more than 100 countries and appear in numerous beauty publications in the U.S. and abroad. Year round, he operates two successful salons in Victoria, TX, and transforms and builds confidence in his clients through the art of hair.

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.

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.


Jane Witmer is a full-time licensed Esthetician, Nail Technician and Freelance Makeup Artist. In addition to her full-time positions, she travels the East Coast of the U.S. and in Canada as an Educator for American International Industries. She instructs classes on wax, eyelash, and nail product lines. In the beauty industry for over 12 years, Jane passionately focuses on product knowledge, procedural quality, education, sanitation, and individual customer service to guarantee customer safety and satisfaction.

Jenny Strebe | @theconfessionsofahairstylist

Jenny harnesses the transformative power of hair to create visually arresting styles, from high fashion editorial looks to popular looks for the modern muse. She founded the leading blog and YouTube channel, The Confessions of a Hairstylist, and she is a go-to guru for hair how-to's. Jenny is also a published author of three hair tutorial books that are sold worldwide. She is a pioneer whose enthusiasm and commitment are inspiring.

Johnny B.®

Alex is an engaging and creative educator with Johnny B. He supports barbers and stylists in their growth process and in perfecting their barbering techniques while developing their own personal styles. With a background in the business side of the industry, he has management, marketing and sales experience. In 2010, he began professionally cutting hair and has since perfected his craft.


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. 


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.  

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.

Kenra Professional®

Derek is currently Kenra’s Regional Educational Manager for IN, IL, IA, MO and MN. With 5 years of industry experience “behind the chair” and in salon management, he loves new trends, business and continuing education.


The Keracolor Style Team consists of highly trained and accomplished artists from various backgrounds. Driven by passion, knowledge and the core belief of "hustle and stay humble," Keracolor’s renowned stylists have been featured all over the world, sharing education and unique techniques to help benefit all levels of artists.

Malibu C®

Missy is an American Board Certified Haircolorist and a true icon in the professional beauty industry. She’s an expert in corrective color and a Certified Hair Loss Specialist accredited by the U.S. Trichology Institute. In her role as Global Creative Manager for Malibu C®, she advocates for education and empowers stylists worldwide with tools for 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.

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.


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®

Colin Caruso, Paul Mitchell® National Trainer and Focus Salon Owner, believes education should always be fun. He thinks the overall experience of learning is equally as important as the techniques learned. "Education is our arena for new ideas. It is our outlet, our chance to talk with other professionals about what excites us most–hair."

Paul Mitchell®

As a Paul Mitchell® International Trainer, session stylist and artist, Noogie Thai has made his mark around the world in a very short time. Inspiring salon professionals from Tokyo to Zurich to Las Vegas, his gracious style is igniting a renewed passion for artistic styling. Noogie’s recipe for success involves being open-minded, grounded and welcoming every opportunity that presents itself.

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®

With over 20 years of experience, Melissa is an American Board Certified Hair Colorist and Educator for Product Club® where she facilitates classes in color and cutting. She is a featured artist on two different educational highlighting DVDs from Product Club. Her diverse salon experience includes training all levels of stylists and being an Artistic Director, Color Director and Education Manager. Melissa’s work and makeover magic has been seen on ABC news and FOX TV’s “Starting Over.” She has worked backstage and at New York Fashion Week styling hair for clothing designers such as Diane Von Furstenburg, Thuy and others.


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.  


John uses education to inspire, empower and motivate beauty pros nationwide. He is a salon owner, master hairdresser and a Rusk Creative Team Member.

Sexy Hair®

Artistic Creative Director Rafe Hardy has a passion for teaching rivaled only by his passion for learning and enthusiasm for Sexy Hair®. As the company’s premier ambassador and official “face” of Sexy Hair, the 30-year veteran has gained an extensive global following. The charismatic hairdresser and educator travels all over the world, demonstrating his artistry, talent and motivational skills at hair shows worldwide. “I want to ensure that Sexy Hair continues to be an industry trendsetter — creatively, technically and visually," he says.


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.


A native of Chicago, Nieves has a background in both barbering and cosmetology. He has expanded his career as a business owner and educator. His skillful approach offers modern, original and simplified techniques that provide an uncomplicated understanding of using clippers. Several magazines including Modern Salon’s 2012 ‘Clipper Time’ have recognized him. He was also the recipient of the prestigious ‘Most Artistic’ award from the Chicago Cosmetologists Association in 2006 & 2007 and is fluent in both English and Spanish.