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Artist Bios


Guy Tang is a celebrity hair activist that inspires his community of #hairbesties with groundbreaking color techniques. His innovative spirit comes to life through his latest collaboration with #mydentity. “I love to bring modern, wearable trends to the forefront and help fellow #hairbesties feel confident using the colors and techniques I guide them through,” he says.

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.


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.


Allison has been licensed in the beauty industry for over 24 years. Since 2004, she has taught both domestically and internationally for A.I.I. Allison explores Ardell’s signature eyes with individual lashes, strip lashes and new brow enhancement pomades, pencils and powders in her classes. Her fun, interactive teaching style offers an inexpensive way to help build your 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.

Bosley® Professional Strength™

As a Bosley® Pro Salon Training Specialist and second-generation hairstylist, Amy is exceptionally passionate about training stylists on fine and thinning hair, the art of styling and the integrity of exceptional service. She’s been in the haircare industry for 25 years.

Christina Kreitel | Artistic Team Member

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.


A licensed cosmetologist for over 25 years, Connie has been with CND® for over a decade. Her main goal is to educate nail professionals in all aspects of hand and foot beauty, helping to raise the standards of professionalism throughout the nail industry.    


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

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.

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

Monica is a Farouk Systems Creative & International Artist who travels the world sharing her love for the beauty industry and CHI®. Whether in a class, rocking the stage or having a one-on-one with a fellow artist, her passion and skill truly show as an educator and owner of Willems Hair Artistry in Fort Worth, TX.

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

Michael, also known as “Mikesharrpp”, has spent an excess of 25 years mastering the fundamental Art of Barbering and its origin to suit the modern styles enjoyed by today’s men. He currently works alongside some of Philadelphia’s most elite barbers as a consultant/coach for the upcoming television series “Making The Barber ™”. Michael is the manager/barber of Main Attraction Unisex Salon in Philadelphia and founder/owner of the Fadetastic Brand. He has served as the grooming service provider for Keisha Cole’s Tour Band, Robert Glasper and the Shippensburg Basketball Team. Michael also reached the finals for the casting of Cedric The Entertainer’s “Barber Battle”, which airs in 2015.

GIBS Grooming

Mike is a manager and barber at Main Attraction Unisex Salon in Philadelphia, PA and founder/owner of the Fadetastic brand. His smooth and classic approach to the art of clipper cutting and expertise in fading, blending and creative design has made him a nationally recognized, award-winning barber. He reached the finals in the casting of “Cedric The Entertainer’s Barber Battle,” which aired in 2015. As a consultant/coach, he is currently working with some of Philadelphia’s most elite barbers for an upcoming TV series called “Making The Barber.” Mike has claimed 10 champion titles with hosts such as Major League Barber, Xotics, Barber Wars Intl. and Bronner Brothers. He has a wide array of clientele, including: Keisha Cole’s tour band, jazz pianist Robert Glasper, Band for Higher, the Shippensburg Men’s Basketball Team, and the yearly Back-to-School Event hosted by Barbers Who Care.

GIBS Grooming

In his almost 27 years of “messing with peoples’ heads,” Mat has held titles as manager, stylist lead, men’s specialist, barbershop lead, licensed instructor, director of education, platform artist, brand developer and mentor. He is currently a brand educator, stylist and salon owner at Sky Hair Studio in Ahwatukee, AZ. Mat focuses on his specialties of men’s cutting and beard sculpting, pixie cuts and avant-garde coloring. With a “stylist before the business” approach, his small 13-station shop is at capacity with hair professionals that have all rekindled their love for what they do.


Genesis works as an esthetician, nail technician and body waxing specialist. As an educator for GiGi®, she is passionate about procedure, quality, sanitation and customer service. She travels the U.S. and Canada teaching the latest waxing techniques and product knowledge.

Jamie Dana | @jamiedanahairstylist

Jamie owns the luxurious three-chair salon, Pin and Plait Studio, in Orange County, CA, where she specializes in lived-in balayage and beautiful blondes. She also created the super successful online course Oh Hot GRAM to help stylists grow their business using Instagram. Jamie has a passion for connecting with other hairstylists and creating a community of like-minded artists.

Johnny B.®

Adrian is truly passionate about barbering. As an educator for Johnny B., he presents the latest men’s haircuts and clipper-cutting techniques. He owns The Spot Barbershop in McAllen, TX.

Johnny B.®

Danny is an inspiring Johnny B. educator who showcases the latest clipper-cutting techniques. As a business owner in Austin, TX, he’s been featured in an online barber publication and web series.


Megan has specialized in color and texture for more than 9 years. She continues to grow her love for designing beautiful hair as a Beth Minardi Artistic Colorist Team Member. The beauty industry and education are her true passions. Whether she is “behind the chair” or on a photo shoot, she is always full of creativity and exudes the brilliant architecture of hair design. “As the industry grows, so does the artist inside of me. Being a part of an industry that transforms people to look and feel beautiful is simply the most rewarding feeling. I aspire to change lives and spread joy,” says Megan.


Cherry brings a vast range of skills and experience to every educational scenario as an International Joico Guest Artist. She is a talented colorist, former salon owner, celebrity stylist and Hollywood film color consultant. Cherry served as the color consultant coloring hair and wigs for the first film in “The Hunger Games” series, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks and Stanley Tucci. She also did color and styling for the lead actors in “Captain America.” Cherry kept Mindy Kaling's hair color up-to-date and trending for several seasons in "The Mindy Project," along with Jordan Hinson in “Kevin From Work,” Tim Robbins in “The Brink” and Haley Ramm in "Chasing Life.


Drea works from her heart. Her ability to connect with audiences is matched equally with her natural talent for hair. As an artisan hair designer, Drea’s diverse approach to hair stems from music, fashion, poetry, creation and art.


Nikole, a National Joico® Educator, has been a hair and makeup artist for more than 16 years, specializing in color for most of her career. She educates, inspires and creates beautiful color with Joico. As a third-generation stylist, Nikole takes pride in continuing her family’s tradition of bringing beauty and healthy hair to the world. With a strong background in color, extensions, photo shoots and runway, Nikole’s passion for the beauty industry prevails through her work. She owns Blondie’s Salon in Plano, TX, and she helps other stylists reach new levels of perfection in their own careers. 


With over 30 years in the business, Jaimie is a second-generation hairdresser, trained precision cutter, artistic colorist and an educator for Joico. With his background in multi-manufacturer color training, he specializes in color correction. Jaimie has co-owned Salon 56 in San Diego, CA for the past 10 years. He pays it forward as founder of the Salons of Substance (S.O.S.) charity. S.O.S. is a coalition of the top ten salons in San Diego that pull together their philanthropic endeavors by hosting cut-a-thons and toy drives, providing makeovers for military families and donating services to battered women shelters. 


Alyssa has a passion for stylist education and a love for the beauty industry. She has developed lasting relationships with stylists across the country in her 3 years as an educator with Kenra Professional. She brings her attention to detail and desire to inspire stylists through technical education into each class. 

Larisa Love & Phil Ring

Philip Ring is a master of creative color and precision design. His unique view on the industry, along with photography and full multimedia skills, have led him to educate across the states and compete in numerous competitions. He will bring his specialized skills to our stages in 2017 as a member of the CosmoProf® Artistic Team.

Larisa Love & Phil Ring

Instagram sensation, educator and CosmoProf® Brand Ambassador Larisa Love has taken over the beauty world. For all things beauty, her social media channels are the go-to places, and her technique classes are incredibly popular at shows. Larisa leads the charge of our Artistic Team and looks forward to shaking up the industry even more in 2017.


Matrix Artistic Director Chrystofer Benson is highly respected in the professional beauty industry for his communication skills, exceptional creative vision and technical talent. Working and educating globally, he is driven by his unparalleled creative energy to break down barriers and leave his legacy on the world.  He has an impressive body of international photo work from collaborations with photographers, creating stunning images that elevate hairdressing’s overall art form. Chrystofer is a 3-time NAHA winner and an 11-time nominee. He says, "Hair is my art-inspired canvas."


Martin’s skill as a stylist and color expert keeps him in high demand as a Matrix® educator. Over the past 20 years, he has participated in more than 85 national hair shows and 27 international shows. He is the owner of Martin’s Hair Design International and has served as an image consultant for the Telemundo network. He has also been a consultant for beauty pageants and transformed the images of pop artist Gloria Trevi and several Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.  


Robert joined Matrix® as an Artistic Educator and worked his way up to Artistic Director. He has fused his two passions—education and hairdressing, and he wakes up every day loving what he does


As an artistic director, session stylist, salon owner and industry leader, Danielle has worked in the salon industry for over 17 years. With a passion for texture and styling and “an eye” and knowledge of color, she prides herself in creating on-trend styles that are fashion-forward, but wearable to the everyday consumer. Her work has been recognized worldwide. She was a 2014 NAHA for Texture Finalist, a 2015 NAHA Editorial Finalist, and she is on the Artistic Team for Intercoiffure. Her work can also be seen in many consumer and trade magazines. 

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.

Nick Arrojo

With over 30 years in the craft, Nick has become a modern paragon of the industry. His signature razor-cutting technique is recognized and practiced worldwide. As a revered hairdresser, educator, and bright light in the business, Nick can boast exposure in the world’s best magazines, work with the world’s top fashion designers, and seven years as hairdressing host for TLC’s ‘What Not to Wear. He is an author and mentor, and through ARROJO education and collaboration with Goldwell and Empire, he shares his insights and inspirations with tens of thousands of fellow professionals each year.


Manny's specialty is men's cutting. His work ethic and desire to teach have earned him a spot as a member of the tradeshow platform artist club. Manny took on the new challenge of holding workshops and seminars booked specifically for education after having been successful in the show circuit. He will always maintain “one foot” in a cosmetology school since he feels his strongest connection to the industry there. Manny attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA, and he speaks English, Spanish and Italian.

Obliphica Professional®

As an award-winning master stylist and entrepreneur, Ivan has earned numerous prestigious awards. His passion for education has made him one of the most respected professionals within Puerto Rico’s $1 billion beauty and fashion industry.

Obliphica Professional®

Angel is a master stylist whose cutting-edge style and stunning techniques leave beauty pros feeling inspired and motivated. He has joined forces with Ivan Garcia to provide expert cutting and color education.


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®

From a family of Latin charm, Anthony submerged himself into the culture of Paul Mitchell and A Robert Cromeans Salon beginning in 2004. As a Paul Mitchell the school alumni, he witnessed how a great beginning education can give one a head start. Motivated by fashion and architecture, Anthony styles hair from runways to films to in-salon classes. He also shares the “secrets” to building a great salon experience with no boundaries.

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®

Summer is an Honors Graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Esani, National Educator and National Color Educator for Paul Mitchell. Her passion is styling and elevating the standards of the beauty industry and those that love it.

Paul Mitchell®

Corey became a Paul Mitchell® educator in 2011 and has a passion for sharing his knowledge. He has employed and mentored over 700 barbers and cosmetologists and expanded his skills into all aspects of hairstyling. After working in various shops in New York and Boston, Corey attended school for barber styling, opening his first salon five years later. In 1990, Corey began cutting hair in a Brooklyn barbershop, where he swiftly developed a love for the hair industry.

Product Club®

Amanda has worked for Product Club® for over seven years and owns ReVive! Salon in Allentown, PA. One of her greatest achievements has been bringing education to the hands of stylists across the nation with Product Club. She has a great respect for the need to further the creative design skills and technical understanding of haircolor. After graduating from The Vision Academy, a Paul Mitchell School, Amanda opened her fashion-forward salon with an upbeat environment.

Product Club®

Kristen, a third-generation hair and makeup artist from Tampa Bay, FL, feels that Product Club® has been a great way to share her ambition and knowledge. As the owner of Thirteenth and Washington, located in St. Louis, MO, Kristen has created an upscale environment for editorial stylists, photographers, and educational events. She strives to perfect images, inform the misunderstood, and teach everyone “a thing or two” about their beauty regimen. Kristen is also one of YouTube’s most popular beauty bloggers.

Rob Cass

Rob Cass believes that changing the way you think will change the way you behave and change the way you earn. His renowned Salon Prophets brand of learning and inspiration supports owners and stylists in their quest for excellence, profitability and success. They help you build a business where your passion pays you.


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.  

Schwarzkopf Professional

Originally from Britain, Sharon is a highly respected member of the Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks Team. With over 20 plus years of experience in the industry, including hair shows and seminars, photo shoots and New York Fashion Week, Sharon can be found “behind the chair” in Atlanta, GA. She loves to share the foundations of design principles and the geometry of cutting hair. Her passion is the structured art form of hairdressing.

Schwarzkopf Professional

Schwarzkopf Professional Creative Director Damien has carved a spot for himself in the hair industry as one of the most illustrious artists of his time. His portfolio includes the likes of A-list talent including Ryan Gosling, Olivia Munn, Krysten Ritter and world-class supermodels Magdalena Frackowiak, Abbey Lee and Liberty Ross, all of whom have looked to Damien to create their image-defining hairstyles. Damien has also appeared as a Certified Presenter on ABC, NBC and QVC, and as a Lead Stylist on “America’s Next Top Model.”  

Schwarzkopf Professional

As Schwarzkopf Professional North American Color Director, Rossa has become a multiple award-winning hairstylist, makeup artist and industry educator. She has also been featured internationally for her innovative approach to styling and design. In 2014, Rossa won a Contessa Award for ‘Master Colorist of the Year’ and a Mirror Award for ‘Canadian Hairstylist of the Year.’ As one of the original members of the Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks Artistic Team, Rossa has been in the industry for over 15 years.


As a Sebastian® Professional Design Team Member, Anthony travels the nation as a platform artist and educator to inspire professionals and share his knowledge. He has earned multiple national awards, including the NAHA 2007 “Avant-Garde” award and NAHA 2013 “Texture” award. Anthony believes the beauty/hair industry can be lifted to new heights through education.  

Sexy Hair®

For Dawn, hairdressing is an art form. Even after more than a decade in the industry, she still loves being able to channel her creativity and ingenuity to give clients new looks and carry out their visions. Her passion for education has led her to become a coach at Sexy Hair’s award-winning Institute of Courage. She has showcased her talents at several high-profile events, including working backstage at a New York Fashion Week runway show, The Revolution (Cirque De Soleil) and Sexy Hair ad campaign photo shoots. Her work has also been featured in Modern Salon and Beauty Launchpad magazines. “Seeing their [hairstylists] passion and excitement when I am teaching new things is so rewarding,” says Dawn

Tabatha Coffey

Tabatha is an iconic business champion, coach, influencer and TV personality. As the Global Business Ambassador for Matrix®, she has dedicated herself to helping businesses and salons thrive. She drives success with her powerful client-centered approach.


Joel resides in Miami, FL, where he is a TIGI® Talent Educator. In the industry for 19 years, he finds inspiration in fashion, magazines, art, music, and traveling.


Gina continues to push the boundaries of color and creativity. As a salon spokesperson for TIGI’s copyright©olour™, she is an owner, master colorist and mentor at Salon Nine in San Francisco, CA.


Danny is inspired by rock n’ roll and the fashion that comes from it. He’s an active member of the TIGI Collective Latin American Team and specializes in women’s haircuts, men’s grooming and old-school barber techniques.


As the VP of Marketing for Trionics®, Philice supports and educates hairdressers about Trionics’ products and has managed their brand makeover. She is the daughter of Marvin LeBow, president and owner of Trionics for 30 years.


Anastasia is an award-winning platform artist, certified master colorist, educator and a 26-year veteran in the industry. Her mission as a creative artist is beautiful, healthy hair. She is the creator and owner of The Colour Brigade Academy, teaching balayage, vivid and color correction classes in salons around the U.S. Her talent, love and passion have landed her work in magazines, 16 feature films, numerous commercials and news broadcasts. Anastasia's personal experience with Trionics® enzyme developers did more than raise her color and balayage to another level. It completely changed her life.

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.

Unlimited Continuing Education - #1525

Pam, a licensed cosmetology instructor, is excited to be a part of the Unlimited Continuing Education Team. She has had the privilege to work at many locations across Texas and truly enjoys educating. Pam believes that every day is an opportunity to learn something new.


Born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX, Rick is recognized as one of the top 50 barbers in the U.S. by Barbers Only Magazine. He has received the distinguished Elite Barber & Educator Award from La Expo De Belleza Hair Show in both Mexico City and Chihuahua, Mexico. He is also the successful business owner of Flawless Barber Shop and Flawless Beard Oil. Rick’s love and skill for education influenced the Flawless Barber Techniques DVD, and he took it one step further and became the originator and host of Texas Barber Expo.


As a valued asset to the Wahl® Education and Artistic Team, Kristi is involved with new product development and testing for Wahl®. She is passionate about multi-cultural education and believes in professional diversity. Kristi specializes in custom-designed parts, precision bald fades, tapers and women’s tailored haircuts. In 2014, Kristi traveled to Brazil where she shared American barbering techniques with the Wahl® community. Kristi was featured on the cover of Barbers Only Magazine in the “Back to School” 2010 issue. She has also demonstrated her talents on stage at the Premier Hair Shows in Orlando and Birmingham, the Sport Clips National Huddle, and the Bronner Brothers Show in Atlanta.

Wella Professionals™

With over 30 years of experience as a stylist, Douglas is recognized for his signature cutting techniques, innovative styling and makeover genius. His work has appeared in hundreds of consumer and trade magazines. Douglas Carroll Salon, his first salon, launched in 1988. Today, his salon is still a multi-award-winning brand for its distinction and commitment to the craft of hairdressing. On multiple occasions, his salon’s photographic hairstyles have been awarded the distinctions of ‘Top 10 Most Published Salons in America’ and Salon Today’s ‘Top 200 Salons in North America.’

Young Nails

Lauren is a seasoned nail artist with over 10 years of experience within the professional nail care industry. A native of Phoenix, AZ, Lauren is recognized for her undeniable creative talent and business savvy. Lauren has trained and worked with Greg Salo, President of Young Nails, Inc. and Co-founder of Caption Polish since 2008. Now, as a senior mentor, Lauren has a distinguished approach to teaching the importance of detailed craftsmanship, inspired nail art trends and strategic business development.