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Kelley Donahue

About Kelley Donahue

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.

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on Jul 14, 2014
If there’s one thing Ally Kubalak loves, it’s a good challenge. “Stepping outside of your comfort zone is one of the scariest things you can do, but it’s necessary in order to grow in life,” says Kubalak, who has been busy doing just that, including learning new looks and breaking into the editorial hair realm. “
on Jul 01, 2014
“The inspiration for Bed Head this year is all about finding people that really have their own individual styles," says legendary photographer and TIGI International Creative Director Anthony Mascolo. Keeping that top of mind when shooting the brand's new campaign—seen exclusively on these pages—Mascolo and the TIGI
on Jun 24, 2014
Paula Kent Meehan: 1931-2014 Paula Kent Meehan—an actress (77 Sunset Strip) and entrepreneur who went on to found Redken in 1960—died peacefully at her Beverly Hills, CA, home. She was 82. Long before “breaking the glass ceiling” became a catchphrase for women, Meehan was hard at work, paving the way for future
on Jun 11, 2014
Catching the Rays Sun-kissed, natural and fresh-off-the-beach are the buzzwords for this technique from Goldwell’s We Love Blonde program, which contains all the tools, including product innovation, stylist education and the patented Goldwell Color Cycle, that beauty pros need to make their salon as a go-to blonde
DJ Muldoon
on Jun 09, 2014
DJ Muldoon is definitely a man with a plan. “I want to better the industry by sharing my expertise and skills with the masses,” says Muldoon, who recently opened his own salon and education center in Southern California. A second-generation stylist who hails from the United Kingdom, Muldoon is a big believer that the more

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