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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 Sep 08, 2014
Twenty-four hours in the life of Nick Stenson, the artistic creative director for JCPenney Salons and artistic director for Matrix. 5:30 a.m. I wake up, do some cardio, then have a double espresso. 8 a.m. I arrive at JCPenney’s corporate office in Dallas to print my schedule and review my day. 8:30 a.m. Let the
on Sep 07, 2014
Cutting-edge artistry took center stage at Wella Professionals’ Annual Trend Vision Awards. The heartbeat of hair quickened this past July when beauty professionals representing the U.S. and Canada vied for Gold, Silver and Bronze at the North American Trend Vision Awards (NATVA). The event, staged at LA Live in
on Sep 07, 2014
Wella Professionals ushers in a new age in color with its miracle molecule that allows beauty without compromise. In being more concerned about their overall well-being, people are paying closer attention to ingredients and the potential effects of what they put in or on their bodies. Recent data from Wella
on Sep 06, 2014
s Golden State This fall, go for the gold with shadow that makes eyes sparkle, like the look MAC Cosmetics’ Gordon Espinet created at the Desigual fall/winter 2014 New York show. Espinet says he was inspired by “girls looking like girls using an indeliberate technique to apply gold shadow.” He used MAC Pro Gold Metal
on Sep 06, 2014
With childhood memories of cutting and styling hair for family and friends, it’s clear that Robin Capili has always had a natural talent for hair. “It’s art,” says Capili, who specializes in men’s grooming at Sally Hershberger Hair in New York City. “Every head I work on is another canvas to start and finish in one

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