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Hairstylist @ Butterfly Loft Salon in Los Angeles, CA
Lauryn completed cosmetology school at Toni and Guy in 2016. She has been a hairdresser for 5 years and specializes in blondes, balayage, and creative color.
Owner & Stylist @ Studio B in Chicago, IL
Beth graduated in 2005 from Illinois State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Merchandising. She later went to beauty school and graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Chicago in 2012.
She has been a stylist behind the chair for 9 years. In June 2020 she opened Studio.b, her own independent studio with Sola Salon Studios in Wicker Park, Chicago.
Master Stylist @ Carmine and Company in Warrington, PA
Linda Pomilio has been a hairstylist and ambassador there for 20+ years.
She graduated from Eastern Center for Arts and Technology with a cosmetology license.
International Hairstylist @ Calgary, Alberta
Hope is obsessed with all things hair! She got her start early on by doing hair for all her friends and family, but she really fell in love with the industry in high school cosmetology! She worked in salons all through high school and apprenticed all over Alberta before becoming a journeyman hairstylist.
She has been blessed enough to attend many classes, hair shows, and spectacular events! She had the opportunity to study internationally at an amazing academy in England which led her to international hairstyling.
Hairstylist @ The Glam Room in Kansas City, MO
Michelle attended Bellus Academy in Manhattan, KS for cosmetology and has been a part of the industry since 2012. She is currently working behind the chair at The Glam Room in Downtown Kansas City, MO as a senior stylist and associate mentor.
Michelle specializes in blonding and custom coloring.
Hairstylist @ Bespoke Salon in Phoenix, AZ
Jillian graduated in 2006 from Hope College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Dance. After twelve years in corporate marketing and copywriting, she pivoted careers and earned a cosmetology license in 2018 at Penrose Academy.
Hairstylist @ Mason & Friends Salon Spa in Columbia, MD
Greer went to cosmetology school at The Temple, a Paul Mitchell School in Frederick. She has been behind the chair doing mostly color and cutting for the last 13 years. She specializes in balayage, blowing services, and corrective color.
Hairstylist in Columbia, SC
After attending Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology in 2016, Sydney spent 5 years in the beauty industry and she absolutely loves it! She specializes in hair colors of all kinds. She enjoys taking on new challenges and long projects like color corrections.
Hairstylist @ Salon Ulta Carrollwood in Tampa, FL
Victoria is an Elite Stylist-Barber in Tampa FL. She specializes in curly hair, dimensional color, and extensions. She regularly attends training and/or certification to acquire new skills and stay up to date with shifts of new beauty trends.
Stylist and Salon Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
Ashley Mishler is a professionally trained stylist with 8 years of experience in salon management and the beauty industry. She graduated from Paul Mitchell Chicago in 2013 and studied Journalism at the College of DuPage.
Hairstylist @ HiFi Hair ATX in Austin, TX
Rhiana has been immersed in the craft of hair since 2009, starting her education at the Paul Mitchell Academy. She believes that hair is one of the best mediums in which one can express and celebrate our unique self. She continued her education by taking color and cutting classes with some of the industry’s top educators and brands like Bumble and Bumble, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Amika, Cult and King and R+Co.
Master Barber @ Clermont, FL
Mark graduated in 2009 from the Academy of Career Training in Kissimmee, FL with a Master Barber license. After 12 years in the Barber field, he became Scalp Micropigmentation and Ombré and Powder Eyebrows certified. The industry has provided him with many valuable tools.
Hair Designer @ Re.Growth Holistic Salon in Queen Creek, AZ
Camille graduated from California Hair Design Academy in 2006 in Cosmetology. Since then she has maintained a career working in a salon, building a steady clientele, and she loves continuing her education with new trends and techniques.
She has a passion for using low-tox organic color and non-toxic products that are better for herself, her clients, and the environment. As a hairstylist, Camille believes that she’s here to make people feel good inside and out. While providing products that withhold integrity to ourselves and the planet.
Hairstylist & Founder of Kennah’s Kreations in Germantown, TN
McKennah is an inspired 18-year-old who just graduated high school and will be going to college for a business degree. Her dream is to own an online shop with custom, handmade items.
McKennah specializes in curly hair. In 2019, she started researching how to take care of her curly hair properly. Through this, she started sharing what she learned by helping others through Instagram.
Hairstylist & Owner @ Public Salon & Shoppe in Chicago, IL
Molly first gained interest in the industry when her mother gifted her a Kevin Aucoin makeup book for her 16th birthday. She recreated almost every look in that book on either herself or her mother and became obsessed with how creative you can get with makeup.
About 15 years into her career, she opened her own salon, Public Salon & Shoppe in the suburbs of Chicago. Now, Molly enjoys sharing her knowledge with new stylists and encouraging them to continue to grow.
Barbershop Manager @ Smooth Operators Male Grooming in England, UK
Jon is educated in NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing, NVQ Level 3 in barbering, NVQ Level 3 TAQA Assessing and Educating. He has 10 years of experience in the barbering industry, 5 of those building and managing a very successful 4 chair barbershop.
Jon has 4 years of experience in teaching barbering and has successfully helped many into a career-high in barbering. He specializes in shaping and styling big beards.
Hairstylist & Owner @ The Vanity Loft in Ontario, Canada
Samantha graduated from Marvel Beauty School in Barrie, Ontario, Canada in 2012. Before opening her salon in 2017, she was an Artistic Educator for Pravana and attended training at their headquarters in LA. In 2018, she attended trading in San Salvo, Italy with the company Kaaral.
Hairstylist @ In Touch SalonSpa in Fort Wayne, IN
Summer graduated from Miami-Jacobs Cosmetology school in 2014. She has since worked her way up to becoming a Senior Stylist at one of the nation’s top Aveda salons.
Summer specializes in cutting and coloring, specifically blonding.
Hairstylist @ Union Studio in Peterborough, ON
Ness is a hairstylist with 11 years of experience. She has been surrounded by the hair industry her whole life, spending a lot of time in her aunt’s salon as a child.
Ness has had a love of art since she was young and this love eventually turned into a fashion arts and merchandising diploma from Humber College. After getting this diploma, she then completed another in Hairstyling. She specializes in both fashion/vivid hair colors and in bridal hairstyling.
Licensed Hairstylist @ Hair by Dunya in Lac la Biche, AB
Dunya has been a hairstylist for five years. She studied hairstyling at Portage College in her hometown of Lac La Biche, Alberta.
Building up her hair journey has been the best adventure so far. She started from the ground up, and couldn’t be more proud of where she has become today. She is devoted to creating hairstyles for her clients that will make them look and feel their very best.
Dunya does an array of haircuts and colors, and balayage will forever have her heart!
Licensed Hairstylist @ The Wolf & The Hair in Centerville, OH
Diana has been doing hair for nearly 10 years and graduated from Creative Images in Dayton, Ohio. Diana opened her own hair salon in 2020 and also works behind the chair. She specializes in haircutting and coloring, mostly working with vivid hair colors.
Independent Hairstylist @ Crystal Jas Beauty in Chicago, IL
Crystal’s love and passion for this industry started as a young child. She went to Pivot Point cosmetology school at a very young age with now has over 13 years of experience in the industry. She has worked her way up at well-known salons in Chicago and now she’s an independent stylist and has her own business.
Crystal specializes in lived-in natural hair color and blondes, haircutting, and event styling. She also loves to do makeup in her free time and teaches her woman how to apply it.
Stylist & Owner @ Paramount Salon in Temecula, CA
Rachel has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2002. She excells in staying on top of color trends and precision cutting. Starting out in sunny San Diego, Rachel is now in Temecula, where she owns her own salon.
Rachel has participated in countless education courses with top artists from L’Oréal, Vidal Sassoon, TiGi, Davines, Kevin Murphy, Business of Balayage, House of Collaboration, and numerous private educators. Having multiple certifications for cutting and color techniques allows Rachel to have the ultimate client retention as well as the ability to train newly licensed cosmetologists for success in the industry.
Stylist & Educator @ Planet 21 Salon in Charlotte, NC
Joy Ahlman has worked at Planet 21 Salon since 2010 and is now a senior stylist and educator in the salon’s training program.
She began to enjoy cutting hair for friends and family as a hobby. After 4 years with the bakery company, she retired from touring, moved back to GA, and soon after to North Carolina, where she began Cosmetology school in 2009.
Joy loves weekend getaways with her husband, enjoying the proximity of NC mountains and beaches. Ruby the dog accompanies them whenever possible.
Hairstylist & Colorist in Mount Sinai, NY
Melissa graduated in 2003 from the Learning Institute For Beauty Sciences in Long Island, NY.
Melissa has over 16 years of experience in the hair industry as a stylist and colorist and has trained and taken many continued education classes under industry leaders such as Nick Arrojo. Although she does love both cutting and styling, her specialty is corrective color.
Artist @ I Am Salon and Day Spa in Wilmington, NC
Lauryn graduated from cosmetology school in 2016 in Morehead City, NC. She specializes in precision haircutting and coloring.
Hairstylist @ Braids By Ms. Nelly in Dallas, TX
Nelia Span has successfully grown her brand and signature braid style with her mini salon in Dallas, TX. She earned her Cosmetology license in 2005, then graduated from Ball State University with a BS Degree in Entrepreneurship. Today, she services reality TV stars, professional athletes, and music artists! She also actively participates in community fundraising with an annual school supply drive and sponsorship of a local youth basketball team.
Hairstylist @ Headmasters Clapham South in London, UK
Yuliya is a Bulgarian and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics. But since she came to London, over 6 years ago, she started an apprenticeship in Headmasters, a large British hair salon chain. Over these years with a lot of passion, hard work, and education in and outside the company, she claimed the salon ladder to a consultant level.
Yuliya’s specialty is balayage, foilayage, and foiling. She’s in love with cutting and styling as well. She also does some session styling with her partner, for editorials and magazines. They have shot together actors like Sophie Simnett, Danielle Galligan, Therica Wilson-Read, Chris Wally, and many others.
Independent Hairstylist @ Novak Hair Studios Downtown in Fort Worth, TX
Madison is a razor and dry cutting specialist and independent cutting educator located inside Fort Worth’s most sustainable hair salon Novak Hair Studios Downtown. She has been active in the hair industry since 2012. She uses intuition on top of her 9+ years of experience and continuing education to create beautiful and long-lasting shapes for her clients.
Madison is an expert on framing and balancing face shapes and enhancing facial features with “just a haircut.” She only takes color clients on a case-by-case basis for existing haircut clients only. She uses and retail only non-toxic, cruelty-free, and sustainable hair products.
Senior Stylist @ Boho House Salon in Vero Beach, FL
About 12 years ago, Nicole May decided being a hairstylist was the career path she wanted to take because of the many areas that are included in the beauty industry like melding art with fashion and the freedom of creativity. A true people person at heart, she loves getting to know her clients. This allows her to better suit their haircut and color to each individual’s lifestyle.
Education is very important to her as she continues to pursue knowledge and modern techniques. A few of the classes she has attended are precision haircutting at the Sassoon Academy in Chicago, hands-on razor skills with the master himself Nick Arrojo, and lived-in blonding from the acclaimed 901 Academy in Los Angeles.
Nicole specializes in women’s long and short haircuts, men’s cuts, razor haircuts, lived in high lighting for blondes and brunettes along with traditional high lighting and hair painting.
Hairstylist @ Peroxide Hair in Hermosa Beach, CA
Bri has been a part of the hair industry for over ten years. Born and raised in Southern California, Bri moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where she attended cosmetology school and began her career in hair.
Bri specializes in blonding services for dark hair. She is committed to understanding her client’s wants and needs, making sure the finished product is a reflection of their personality. She utilizes multiple techniques to create a personalized service for each person that sits in her chair.
She enjoys sharing her knowledge on social media to provide tips and tricks to clients and followers so they feel confident in caring for their hair at home.
Hairstylist @ Kelowna, BC
Jessica graduated in 2009 with a diploma in hairstyling. Since then, she has continued her education with many advanced hair courses. She specializes in precision cuts and balayage hair color.
Licensed Cosmetologist @ Bella Vie by Kaitlyn in Lubbock, TX
Kaitlyn went to South Plains Cosmetology School and she has been doing hair for 6 years now. She specializes in Balayage and hand-tied extensions, but she loves to do wedding and formal styles as well.
Kaitlyn’s favorite part about her job is the fact that she gets to make women feel beautiful and confident.
Hairstylist @ Juju Hair Lounge in Vancouver, BC
Carli is a Journeyman Red Seal Hairstylist with 12 years of experience behind the chair. Starting her career in Red Deer, Alberta. Carli has worked in Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia before moving back to her hometown to open her own business.
Carli specializes in corrective color and enjoys drastic transformational cuts as well as hair tattooing.
Hairstylist in Sacramento, CA
Heather Anderson is a hairstylist with over 20 years of industry experience.
Hairstylist @ Mane By Main Salon in Cottonwood, AZ
Amanda has over ten years of experience in the beauty industry. She received her cosmetology education at Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Amanda has since taken many continuing education courses to hone her hair skills. Now, she runs her own business behind the chair.
Amanda specializes in color corrections, balayage, blonding, and vivid hair color.
Hairstylist & Co-Founder @ Prisma Hair Co in Albuquerque, NM
Mona is a hairstylist and has been behind the chair for 11 years, she’s also a salon owner and mentor. A graduate of Central New Mexico community college, Mona has spent her time honing her craft by traveling across the country and sharing her knowledge and skills with her team. Her specialties include precision and curly hair cutting. She’s passionate about creating an environment where hair services are inclusive and gender-free. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her pit bull Misha, and rollerblade at the local rink.
Owner & Stylist @ Southwest Rootz Salon in Albuquerque, NM
Janelle is a 32-year-old cosmetologist/salon owner co-owner, and mother of four. She was born and raised in New Mexico. She graduated from a private high school and immediately knew she wanted to do hair.
Right after graduating from cosmetology school, Janelle started at a very well-known salon where she worked for a little over a year, and then decided to branch off and become a booth renter. But an amazing opportunity presented itself, allowing Janelle and her sister to become co-owners of their very own salon! They have now been in business for a little over two years.
Stylist @ Detlev Aveda Salon in Coconut Grove, FL
Molika currently works behind the chair in an Aveda salon for more than 4 years. She went to an Aveda institute and fell in love with the products and what the company does to give back and put the planet first. She loves lived in hair color and curls. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going out to new restaurants.
Salon Owner & Hairstylist @ Lucky Lu’s in Denver, Co
Erin Black is an ex Advertising Art Director turned stylist in 2011. Her art background provides the perfect groundwork for creating beautiful and creative hair. She is currently a salon owner in Denver, CO focusing on low-toxic beauty, straight razor cutting, and hand-painted color. In her spare time, Erin is a budding Astrologist, beginner vocalist, mom, and wife.
Master Stylist @ Raina’s Hair Color Studio in Swampscott, MA
Danielle is a licensed cosmetologist and have over 20 years of experience as a hairstylist behind the chair. She specializes in dry cutting and lived in hair color. She is also an educator at her salon and loves to teach. In her free time, she loves to do yoga and spend time with her husband David, and her two children, Tyler and Aria.
Hairstylist in Springfield, MO
Janet Biggers is a hairstylist and current owner of Hair by Janet Biggers.
Janet started her career in 1996. She loves working behind the chair, explaining and educating clients on how to maintain their look and style, along with letting them know what will and will not work for their hair. Her goal is to make everyone feel beautiful and confident.
In 2017 Janet became the only stylist in the state of Missouri that is certified and uses the Head Shape Matters hair cutting technique. Head Shape Matters is the only hair cutting system that has to do with geometry and custom fits a haircut to each individual client’s head shape. Janet has and continues to travel all over the United States and Canada for the best hair education.
She specializes in cutting short to mid-length hair and topping it off by creating a personalized hair color to accentuate the haircut shape.
When Janet isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, mountain biking, and reading books.
Owner, Hair Stylist, and Nail Artist @ Alchemy Hair and Extensions Studio in Scottsdale, AZ
Jessica graduated in 2015 from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Sociology. She enrolled in cosmetology school at the Avalon Institute in 2019 and graduated in 2021, earning her cosmetology license.
While gaining experience in a commission salon in Old Town Scottsdale, she decided to open up her own business in a salon suite, with a business partner, called Alchemy Hair and Extensions Studio.
She specializes in Apres Gel X nails, dry cutting techniques, varying coloring techniques, and Brazilian Blowouts. She is a certified Curated Cutting Look and Learn alum and has been certified in Brazilian Blowouts.
When she’s not at the salon doing hair and nails or running a business, she’s spending time with her fiancé, 4 cats (Cookie, Hazel, Wasabi, and Sushi), and a dog (Zero).
Hair Stylist @ Goldsboro, NC
With more than 15 years in the industry, Tia is passionate about continuing education and educating others. She specializes in hair extensions and lived in/balayage color services.
Hairstylist in Fraser Valley, BC
Kelsey has been behind the chair for the last 10 years. She graduated in 2012 from Blanche Macdonald in Vancouver BC. Kelsey does everything from cuts, color, and formal styling. Kelsey has done a few seasons working backstage at Vancouver Fashion Week.
Hairstylist @ Detlev Salon in Miami, FL
Meg is a senior hairstylist and makeup artist based in Miami, Florida. Her career in the industry started with her love of makeup in 2007 and now her focus has shifted to keeping herself educated and up to date on the most recent cut and color trends.
She specializes in dimensional blondes but also loves to create vivid color projects. She attended cosmetology school at the Aveda Institute in South Florida.
When she’s not doing hair you can more than likely find her at the beach, spending time searching for vinyl at record stores, reading, or meditating.
Hairstylist @ Salon Republic in Thousand Oaks, CA
Sarah is a hairstylist and blonding specialist in Southern California and has been working in the hair industry for 12 years. Trained in Aveda, she absolutely loves doing women’s color and highlighting services on her clients to give them that envy-worthy hair that brings out the best version of themselves and makes them glow.
She is also an adventure junkie and in her free time loves to skydive, snowboard, or take her camper van “snowflake” with her to explore the outdoors.
Hairstylist in Detroit, MI
Shannon is an innovative and gifted hairstylist with ongoing years of continued education and experience in interpreting the requirements of clients to produce both a creative and technically accurate visual representation; ensuring that clients, models, performers, and presenters have suitable hairstyles to compliment their features, personality, lifestyle, and careers.
Hairstylist @ Harmony Salon & Spa in Charlotte, NC
Ashley has been a hairstylist for 7 years. She attended the Aveda Institute and is currently working in an Aveda Salon in Charlotte, North Carolina called Harmony Salon and Spa. She specializes in men’s haircutting but is well-trained in women’s cuts and colors. In her free time, she loves to hike the North Carolina mountains as well as lead her high school girl’s youth group through her local church.
Hairstylist in Dallas, Texas
April graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy in Dallas, Texas in 2011. Since then she has worked on steadily building clientele and then she opened her own suite in 2015. April specializes in blondes and balayage and favors fashion vivids. She is constantly staying on top of trends and continuing her education. Outside of the salon April loves working out, obsessing over her 3 dogs, and reading books.
Hairstylist @ Craft Collective in Pittsburgh, PA
Cori Patterson has been doing hair in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA for over twenty years. She received her cosmetology license from Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Cori has attended many ongoing trainings and classes through different salons and companies such as Philip Pelusi, Wella, and Harmony Salon.
She is a full-time hairstylist at Craft Collective Salon Group and specializes in coloring, grey coverage, family grooming, blow drys, and more.
Cori loves to spend time with her family and dog, spooky things, and thrift shopping in her free time.
Hairstylist and Owner @ Studio Kade in Edmonton, AB
Karen has been in the industry as a master stylist going on 15 years strong, priding herself on being a well-rounded stylist. With education to back and a passion for providing excellent service for her clients, Karen is a L’Oreal Professionel trained stylist that is a master of her craft. She became licensed at Est-Elle academy in 2007 and through the years she has been fortunate enough to train with many astounding artists from across the world.
Karen has completed in-depth advanced training with industry leaders Toni & Guy in Texas. She keeps up with the most current trends and techniques and has found speciality in balayage looks and creating full makeovers. There isn’t a hair service she isn’t trained in but loves balayage, fantasy color and weft extension installs.
Karen’s passion for hair is brought forth in the making of Studio Kade, a luxurious home studio found in the charming neighborhood of Starling where all hair dreams come to life!
When she’s not doing hair you can find her sharpening her cooking skills and running around with her crazy boy family.
Yvette has worked in the ever-changing Cosmetology industry for 12 years. She studied at Great Clips University, which was a perfect stepping stone in her educational foundation. After advancing into a full-service salon, she obtained a certification in Brazilian Blowout.
She took Shannel Mariano’s cutting class to become Bellami certified and took color classes with Hair God Ricky Zito, Bescene Lihn Phan, and Alfredo Lewis.
Yvette specializes in blonding, extensions, and haircutting. She also has a strong belief in educating her clients and being transparent and informative in all aspects of their hair.
Her greatest role is being a mother of five. Cosmetology has also allowed her to build around her family. Her husband and family have always been Yvette’s greatest supporters.
Hairstylist @ Beauty Bar Boutique in Wilmington, NC
After finishing her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Ramsey continued her education by getting her cosmetology license in 2012. In the time she’s been a hairstylist, she’s worked in editorial, fashion, and education, including several magazine credits and multiple seasons backstage at New York Fashion Week. She lives in coastal North Carolina with her husband and their three daughters.
Independent Stylist @ Salon 1601 in Austin, TX
Theresa has collected nearly 20 years in the hair industry and appreciates the endless avenues the beauty industry brings. She has acquired experience creating looks for film, editorial, and fashion photography. She has been a creative director in a large salon atmosphere, had the honor of working backstage at New York Fashion Week, Men’s Fashion Week, and trained 12 apprentices over the years.
Theresa has a love for intricate detail in all aspects of her craft and is a firm believer in continuing education. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, yoga, and the outdoors with her husband and daughter.