As Editor in Chief of American Salon, Kelley Donahue reports on all aspects of the professional beauty industry, including salon business-building strategies, seasonal hair and fashion trends, salon services and techniques, and timely issues impacting manufacturers, schools, salons and distributor principals. In addition to conducting photo shoots--one of which was the recipient of an ABBIES Award for Best Magazine Cover--Donahue also travels extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, sourcing out new trends and representing American Salon at major industry functions and educational events.
Horst Rechelbacher 50 Beautiful Years
A Beautiful Mind
Horst Rechelbacher is indeed a man of many talents. Not only a brilliant entrepreneur who forever changed the face of the professional beauty industry when he launched Aveda in the late '70s, he's also an award-winning stylist whose legendary artistry—a sampling of which is seen on these pages—has had a huge role in pushing hair into bold new territories and in inspiring countless others. As he once noted of the company he founded whose pure, plant-based products, spurred a huge botanical boom in the salon market, "Aveda was a way to blend my love of hairdressing with my love of aromatherapy and the environment." For that, we should all be thankful.