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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 Jan 20, 2015
Twenty-four hours in the life of the Redken celebrity colorist 5 a.m. As much as I want a leisurely start to the day, it’s time to wake up and get going. The Primetime Emmy Awards are three days away and there is no rest for the weary during awards season! My morning ritual includes a workout and organic Bulletproof
on Jan 20, 2015
Timothy Willy Not quite an expert but definitely experienced, Timothy Willy quickly made great career strides that would take some stylists years to complete. The Matrix artistic educator recently relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams as an editorial stylist, and to work behind the chair at
on Dec 31, 2014
The 2014 North American TrendVision Awards winners push artistry to new heights. For Alisha Basham, Brenton Lee and Ashton Morgan, 2014 was a very good year—the trio took home top honors in the Wella North American TrendVision Awards in the New Talent, Color and Student categories, respectively; Basham and Lee
on Dec 08, 2014
  Molly Tremante knew instinctively that she’d found the ideal outlet for her creativity the moment she began working at a local salon in her teens. Today, the KMS California Artistic Team member and stylist at Plush Hair Studio in Glenville, NY loves engaging with like-minded professionals who want to grow
on Dec 07, 2014
Schwarzkopf Professional’s latest release taps into nostalgia, giving credence to the adage, ‘What’s old is new again.’ By Kelley Donahue Photography by Jack Eames A talented team of artists from Schwarzkopf Professional looked to the past and Hollywood’s heyday to create fashionable styles for the company’s