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Meet the best hairstylists and hair care experts from all over the world! These hair gurus will take you behind the scenes of the salon universe and help you achieve your best hair ever. If you’ve got a question about hair, these experts are sure to have the answer. 

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Carmen Serna

Baxter Of California Barber

Carmen is well known for her razor cuts and her skills with a pair of scissors in her hand. Her signature technique often utilizes both.

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Abbie Addotta

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

Abbie is well known and respected around the country as an authority in hair color formulation and application.

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Al Campbell

Stylist, Freelance Artist, Educator

Al has taken Chicago by storm with his compassion and talent for creating beauty, growing very popular servicing a clientele of over 300 women.

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Anh Co Tran

Co-owner of Ramirez | Tran Salon in Beverly Hills

Anh Co Tran, co-owner of Ramirez | Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, is an expert celebrity hair stylist. He injects creativity, passion, and innovation into every masterpiece he creates.

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Anthony Diaz

Master Barber

Anthony Diaz started cutting hair for the United States Coast Guard before attending Long Beach’s Barber College and Vidal Sassoon Academy. He’s worked in the South Bay, Seal Beach, Massachusetts and Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in Los Angeles.

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Ashley Brown

Mizani Artist

Ashley has owned a full service salon for five years, during which she has cultivated a multicultural and diverse team.

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Brayden Pelletier

Redken Artist

Brayden Pelletier’s approach is simple: Master the "why" behind what you do and unlock endless creativity.

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Carly Quist

Kérastase TECH Artist

Carly is an internationally trained stylist whose education throughout Europe and the U.S. makes her an expert in all hair techniques—from color to cut and styling.

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Chelsea James

L’Oréal Professionnel International Artist

With a love for hair behind the chair, editorial work, and multi media, Chelsea found continuing her own education sparked an ambition to share her thirst for knowledge with her peers. She loves connecting through the creative process we all share and tailoring her classes to the specific learning needs for each stylist.

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Dale Ruby Moriarty

Kérastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair Regional Education Manager

Starting her career as a hairdresser in Australia, Dale has continued her studies internationally with time spent in Japan, Canada, and the U.S.

Danielle Keasling

Danielle Keasling

National Director for Matrix Haircare

With a passion for texture and styling and an eye and the knowledge for color, Danielle brands herself as having a background in creating on trend styles that are fashion forward but wearable to the everyday consumer.

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Daryce Brown-Willis

Mizani Artist and Educator

Daryce “Reece” Brown-Willis has taken her natural talent and tweaked it to almost perfection (almost only because she is always hungry to learn and to stay on top of the latest beauty trends).

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David Alexander

Baxter Of California Master Barber

Mostly self-taught, this former owner of two Atlanta barbershops honed and perfected his craft in an old school shop in Athens, GA.

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Dilek Onur-Taylor

Matrix Artistic Director

Dilek Onur-Taylor mastered every aspect of the business—from the salon to the corporate arena to the educational platform—before assuming in her role as Matrix Artistic Director.

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Drew Schaefering

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

Passion, ambition, and dedication have enabled Drew Schaefering to extend his creativity from behind the chair into new venues of the fashion world.


Emily Arata

Senior Editor,

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, color, or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily, and First We Feast.

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Erik E. Taylor

Baxter Of California Master Barber

This ABC Barber College alum honed his epic skills as an original member of the Barber Shop Club of Los Angeles, The Shave of Beverly Hills, and the Jon Allen Men’s Salon. When he’s not cutting hair or with his family, you might find him riding his BMX at the beach.

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Evan Georgopoulos

Baxter of California Creative Artist

A nine year licensed Barber from Boston, Georgopoulos is currently a creative artist with Baxter of California.

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Evie Johnson

Mizani Artist and Educator

Evie is, hands down, a master of her craft. Evie holds the title of Master Stylist for Mizani's International Developmental Team. Specializing in hair shaping, coloring, and treatment, Evie’s work can been seen and identified around the world.

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George Papanikolas

Matrix Celebrity Stylist

When Hollywood’s trendiest celebrities need the hottest looks on the red carpet and create buzz in print, on camera and online, the hair artist they’re most likely to call is George Papanikolas. George Papanikolas is one of the hottest and most sought after Colorists in Hollywood, and has been recognized as one of the country's top colorists by countless publications.

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Guido Palau

Redken Global Creative Director

Guido has created some of the most iconic hairstyles and influential trends that continue to shape the fashion and beauty industries today.

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The online destination for all things hair powered by L'Oréal.

The site showcases stylists’ professional expertise and promotes the latest industry innovations. Through smart, conversational content, brings stylists to their clients in a new way.

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Jamal Edmonds

Mizani Artist and Educator

A master hair technician, Jamal’s skillful hands continue to make a statement in the industry in the form of education, glamour, media, commercial print, and runway.

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Jamie Wiley

National Educator for Pureology

Jamie Wiley is a National Educator for Pureology, hairdresser, and session stylist. She has a degree in technical communications as well as an A.A. in the Science of Cosmetology.

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Jasmine Anna Galazka

Shu Uemura Senior Artist

Jasmine is a driven stylist specializing in everything from precision cutting and bridal styling to braids and extensions. She is enthusiastic about her role as an educator, viewing it as a platform to give back in the industry and inspire new talent.

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Jason Backe

L’Oréal Professionnel Ambassador

Over the span of his career, Jason Backe has established himself as a highly accomplished color artist. He is one of the most sought after hair colorists in the nation.

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Jelani Addams Rosa

Junior Editor,

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Before joining the team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

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Jennifer Gillis

Shu Uemura Artist

A stylist for over 20 years, Jennifer is passionate in her belief that education is what keeps her creativity fresh. Specializing in high-fashion and updo styling, she embraces learning new trends and techniques.

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Jessie Amato

Editorial Assistant

For as long as she can remember, Jessie has had a passion for all things beauty. As an employee of L'Oréal, she hopes to share her knowledge and inspire readers to express themselves—one new cut and color at a time.

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Josh Velazquez

Baxter Of California Global Educator

Josh is the barber at Solo Salon in Chicago. Due to his passion for men’s grooming & his love for teaching, He was chosen as one of the first educators for Baxter of California in 2015.

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Kristjún Holt

Artistic Director of ILO Academy in Washington, DC, and an Artist for L’Oréal Professionnel

Kristjún Holt, the Artistic Director of ILO Academy in Washington, DC, and an Artist for L’Oréal Professionnel has dedicated his career to the art of hair cutting and the development of innovative, inspirational classes.

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Laura Carmichael

National Artist for Redken,

Laura Carmichael is a master stylist at Rio Hair Studio in Jacksonville, FL, where she works behind the chair and educates new talent through their associate program.

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Laura Dyer

Kérastase TECH Artist

Laura's mastery of all forms of styling -- from bridal and braiding to curly hair and men's cuts -- has made her a sought after expert in editorial work, fashion shows, and the performing arts.

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Laura Gibson

Master Colorist

Laura Gibson is a Master Colorist with 12 years of experience in the Beauty Industry. Gibson’s expertise in Balayage and Handpainted Highlights makes her one of DC’s most sought after colorists.

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Lauren Sill

Shu Uemura Artistic Principle

Lauren brings an artistic flair to her salon work, specializing in braiding, bridal styling, and short haircuts. She is passionate about working closely with her clients in the salon, and creating cutting and styling content for her peers as an educator.

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Matt Fugate

Kérastase Paris Consulting Hairstylist

Matt Fugate has become one of New York City’s most sought-out hairstylists known within the industry for his precision in master razor cuts and gravity defying blowouts.

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Matthew Morris

Kérastase Artistic Director

Matthew is a prolific stylist whose editorial and runway work is a driving force in the fashion and beauty industries.

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Michael Mejia

Baxter Of California Master Barber

Well-established in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael Mejia is a licensed barber and cosmetologist of 20 years, specializing in a new genre of old-school style—what he calls ‘Modern-Classic’.

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Michelle Lindsay

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

Michelle is an American Board Certified Haircolorist with over 20 years of experience.

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Michelle O’Connor

Matrix Artistic Director

As a hairstylist in a top Ft. Lauderdale salon; on the set of music videos, commercials, catalogs and editorial shoots; as a salon owner; as an educator and in her newest role as Matrix Artistic Director, Michelle has always trusted her creative instincts—and they have never let her down.

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Min Kim

Master Colorist for L'Oréal Professionnel

Beautiful, sexy and natural is key when it comes to Min’s work. Currently a lead colorist at renowned Butterfly Studio in NYC, she is constantly making clients happy with her beautiful, effortless looking color.

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Nick Stenson

Matrix Artistic Director and Celebrity Stylist

As an international beauty expert and celebrity stylist, Nick Stenson advises a wide range of celebrity clients, film directors, theatre touring companies, network news programs, and the elite of New York’s Fashion Week.

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Pepper Pastor

Master Stylist

While finishing a degree in art history, Pepper Pastor became fixated on researching hair and beauty history. This knowledge has become a unique offering that she loves to share.

Rachelle Hawkins

Rachelle Hawkins

Mizani Artist and Educator

Rachelle is an accomplished stylist whose work has graced various magazines, media, TV, and runway. She is skilled in color with an emphasis on cutting and styling.

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Rodney Cutler

Redken Brand Ambassador

Rodney has been a Redken Brand Ambassador since 2002. As both an accomplished salon owner and a Fashion Week backstage icon and styling expert, Rodney consistently brings his fashion and beauty knowledge behind the chair in his salons.

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Ruth Roche

Pureology Global Artistic Ambassador

Pureology Global Artistic Ambassador Ruth Roche specializes in design/finishing trends and business.

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Samuel Shriqui

Owner, Kérastase Institute at Samuel Shriqui

Samuel Shriqui is a master craftsman whose expertise blends European styling and classic styles of New York City's most stylish women.

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Sean Godard

Redken Artist

Redken Artist Sean Godard’s work has appeared in industry magazines, editorial spreads for popular fashion/lifestyle magazines, and on the runway at fashion weeks around the world.

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Shannon VanFleet

Redken Artist

Redken Artist Shannon VanFleet is a working hairstylist and educator with Redken based out of Illinois. She began her career in 2008 at 17 years old.

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Tracey Cunningham

Redken’s Creative Consultant for Color

Tracey Cunningham is an artist, an innovative hair color enthusiast, an entrepreneur and serves as Redken’s Creative Consultant for Color.

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Travis Valdez

Kérastase Education Development Manager

Travis Valdez is the Education Development Manager for Kérastase, and manages the creation and implementation of the artistic and educational content strategy exclusively for Kérastase & Shu Uemura salons.

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Whitney VerMeer

Platform Artist Baxter of California

Whitney VerMeer was named as 2017 Men’s Hairstylist of the Year for the North American Hairstyling Awards and nominated twice as one of the top hairstylists in the world in Behind The Chair’s One Shot Awards.

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Wura Kolawole

Stylist, Mizani Artist

Known for her work in the wedding industry, on set, and behind the chair. Wura "Wu" Kolawole is a skilled hairstylist with an expertise in bridal hair, extensions/wig making and styling.

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