Experts and Hairdresser by Hair.com

Our Experts

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. 

EXPERTS
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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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Amanda Epstein

Matrix Professional Artistic Educator

Becoming an Artistic Educator for Matrix Professional was a game changer for Amanda. Co-owner of Lave Om Studio, she enjoys working behind the chair, in the editorial environment and on the platform inspiring other hairstylists.

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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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Ashley Giannetto

Redken Brand Ambassador And Education Development Manager Of Haircare, Styling, And Redken Brews

Ashley's Redken journey has developed the skills to positively influence stylists and artists to live their best life.

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Ashley Lee

Mizani Artist

Ashley has owned a full service salon for six years, during which she has cultivated a multicultural and diverse team and clientele with a sound purpose, and salon motto in mind; always "keeping hair healthy, one strand at a time".

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Ashley Zajac

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

Ashley is sought out across the nation for her brilliance in corrective color and creative formulation.

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Autumn Queen

L'Oréal Professionnel Artist

As Autumn worked behind the chair growing her business and developing her skills, the constant craving to know what's next and be at the forefront of new trends led her to the next big chapter in her career as a L'Oréal Professionnel Artist.

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Belinda Gambuzza

Stylist And L’Oréal Professionnel Partner

With more than 35 years’ experience, Mrs. Gambuzza is a well-recognized educator in the beauty industry and has worked as a platform and guest artist for major manufacturers including L’Oreal Professionnel and Wella.

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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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Breck Csicsai

Matrix Artistic Educator

Breck Csicsai is an artistic educator with Matrix who excels in Men’s cutting and Creative coloring.

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Brooke Evans

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

With over 18 years of expertise, Brooke has mastered the art of color, yet continues to evolve and challenge herself daily to ensure she is always elevating her own level of technical excellence as well as the beauty industry.

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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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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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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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Christopher Walsh

Matrix Artistic Educator

James Christopher Walsh, Matrix Artistic Educator, shares his passion for the beauty industry by helping stylists everywhere to discover their potential and maximize their success through Matrix education.

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Constance Robbins

Matrix Artistic Educator And Brand Ambassador

Constance Robbins is a professional hairdresser based out of the Los Angeles area since 2004. She started working with Matrix Professional shortly after getting her license at the age of 19. Since then she has worked on US and Global projects alongside prestigious international artists on photo shoots, hair shows and video production.

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Cory Hoffman

Matrix Brand Ambassador

Cory Hoffman is an education leader who loves sharing her passion for the beauty industry with other stylists.

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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.

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Daniel Mason Jones

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

Daniel Mason-Jones has been in the industry 17 years. Known in the Atlanta area for customizing beautiful cuts and colors, Daniel has earned a large clientele of loyal fans. Having styled hair for film, music videos, fashion shows and numerous photo shoots, his work can be found all around.

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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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Diana Béraud

Senior Beauty Editor

With over 10 years in the hair and beauty journalism industry, Diana has a myriad of expert pointers to provide you with, whatever your hair qualm.

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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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DJ McGinley

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

Deborah McGinley, known as DJ, is a L’Oréal Professionnel Artist and salon owner for the last 20 years. She operates two salons both named Accent on Beaute in Jenkintown and Skippack, Pennsylvania.

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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.

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Elizabeth Hall

Beauty Editor

An American journalist living in Paris, Elizabeth has a passion for all things hair. Hailing from sunny California, she gives you the dish on the latest trends from around the world.

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Emily Arata

Senior Editor, Hair.com

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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Gabriela Revellese

Matrix Brand Ambassador And Stylist

Gabriela Revellese is an artist with a passion for hair and education. She is an experienced educator for the MATRIX brand, who enjoys helping hairstylists grow.

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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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Hair.com

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, Hair.com brings stylists to their clients in a new way.

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Heather King

Redken Artist And Brand Ambassador

Redken Artist Heather King is a lead stylist at a Redken Elite Salon in St. Louis, MO. She has worked backstage at several fashion shows, including NYFW and PFW.

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Jackie Epperson

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

As a certified L’Oréal Professionnel Balayage Artist and Color Artist, Jackie has self-invested to grow her knowledge and perfect her techniques, but she also values the opportunity to collaborate and share her expanding knowledge, experience and skills around the country.

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Jacqueline Lusignan

Pureology’s Director of Education and Training

Throughout her career, Jacqueline has worked in many facets of professional haircare. Beginning 10 years ago as a hairdresser in Rhode Island, she quickly realized that education was her passion. Over the years she facilitated for multiple brands in many settings, including in salon and in a formal academy setting.

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Jada Jenkins

Mizani Artist

Jada Jenkins is a professional stylist.

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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

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com 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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Jeremy Taylor

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

While being featured in, Orange Coast Magazine, as one of OC’s Top Stylist, Jeremy takes on a unique and artistic perspective while cultivating detail to precision. His work is a combination of raw authenticity with a casual free flowing style.

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Jessica Gonsalves

L’Oréal Professionnel National Artist

Jessica Gonsalves is Philadelphia’s leading colorist in balayage, a technique that paints color into the hair to produce a sun-kissed, natural glow.

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Jessica Kittredge

Matrix Stylist And Brand Ambassador

essica Kittredge is an educator with a passion for all things artistic. Her versatile knowledge of the industry and loyalty to personal development make her an asset to the Matrix team.

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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 Hair.com 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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Joshua Rossignol

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

With a huge drive for continuing education and perfecting his craft, Joshua has become the expert in many different hair categories such as curly textures, blonding and tailored highlighting, color correcting, and up-styling hair.

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Karen Baxter

Matrix Artistic Educator

Karen Baxter is a MATRIX Artistic Educator of 8 years, known as a creative leader and talented published hairdresser.

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Katie Lopez

Baxter Of California Global Artist

Katie Lopez has been in the industry for 14 years. Having a passion for sharing knowledge, she took to educating early in her career and just celebrated 12 years of teaching in her field.

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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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Lasha Keller

Matrix Stylist And Brand Ambassador

Lasha Keller is a professional hair stylist with a vision: to inspire stylists to think outside the box and reach for their own professional heights.

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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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Léah Chablin

Senior Beauty Editor

As a hair specialist, Léah shares her editorial wisdom with Salon Secret.

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Leeanne Shade

Matrix Artistic Educator

Leeanne Shade, Matrix Artistic Educator, shares her passion for the beauty industry by helping stylists everywhere to discover their potential and maximize their success through Matrix Education.

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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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Mattison Perron

Kérastase Tech Artist

Mattison is an accomplished stylist and educator, specializing in all styling—from basic technique to editorial updos.

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Melissa Taylor

Mizani Brand Ambassador and Owner of Beauty Lounge

Melissa Taylor is a Mizani brand ambassador and owner of Beauty Lounge.

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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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Michelle Patton

Pureology Artist And Brand Ambassdor

ichelle’s passion for her craft is contagious. Her commitment to education has led her on a broad and expansive journey to train alongside some of the most renowned icons and legends in the industry.

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Mikey Denton

Baxter Of California Educator

Mikey Denton has been cutting professionally for seven years. He has been educating for Baxter of California for two years and teaches at local beauty schools as well.

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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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Nancy Braun

Owner Of Balayage By Nancy Braun Salon, L’Oreal Professionnel Colorist

Nancy Braun is the owner of Balayage by Nancy Braun, a Beverly Hills hair salon focused on superlative color and hair care. Her branding of the Balayage technique has been honed to the level of an art form and her approach has made her one of the most sought after colorists in the industry.

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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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Nicole Vince

Beauty Editor

With a reputation for haircare wisdom and knowledge of the latest hair novelties, there isn’t a hair trend or tip unobserved by Nicole.

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Nikki Lee

Master Stylist

Successful hairstylist and now salon owner, Nikki Lee has made a name for herself in the hair industry through hard work, a positive attitude, and a willingness to face all obstacles.

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Pekela Riley

Mizani Artist

Pekela Riley is a professional stylist.

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Pepper Pastor

Master Stylist

Pepper Pastor is a master stylist with over 20 years of experience. She is one of a kind, with her unique ability to be skilled in all hair disciplines.

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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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Sam Villa

Redken Global Artistic Ambassador

Sam's talents stretch far beyond his brilliant cutting and finishing skills; he has a plethora of business skills that enliven stylists to think about how they speak to their guests to add value behind the chair.

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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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Sarah Bondoc

Junior Beauty Editor

Sarah is a Paris-based American journalist who has a passion for hair and beauty.

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Sarah Healy

General Manager at the Baxter Finley Barber & Sho in Los Angeles, CA

Sarah Healy is the manager of Baxter Finley Barber and Shop in West LA a native of St. Louis where she began her career as a licensed esthetician at Studio Branca Salon and Spa in 1998.

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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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Sebastian Langman-Kirtley

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

Sebastian is a salon owner and National Academy Artist with a vast educational background in creative color and balayage. He believes that coloring hair is an art form.

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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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Stephanie Nolan

XOXO Virgin Hair Owner And CEO

Fashion model turned Owner and CEO, Stephanie Nolan launched XOXO Virgin Hair in F/W 2014 to change the way hair extension enthusiasts experience, understand, and recognize quality by offering high performing hair, consistent product education, and strongly focusing on brand transparency.

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Theresa Adams

L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

A triple threat, Theresa brings a unique blend of skills to the salon and education forum as a colorist, stylist and educator.

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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 Parker

L’Oreal Professionnel Artist

In 2008 Parker became a National L’Oreal Professionnel Artist where he’s developed, written curriculum, and launched new brands, as well as traveled both the country and internationally training fellow stylists.

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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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Yvonne Daly

Mizani Artist

Yvonne Daly is a professional stylist.

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