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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 Oct 13, 2014
Twenty-four hours in the life of the Schwarzkopf Professional North America Creative Director 7 a.m. While I do love sleeping in late—especially if I’ve been on the road or working on a demanding project—today I get an early start, checking emails and voicemails to see if there’s anything urgent that needs tending
on Oct 11, 2014
  Though she was raised in a military family, Sara Bryan was never one to embrace structure and a strong work ethic. “I was a bit of a rebel back then, but these days, systems, organization and excellence define me,” says Bryan, who went from being a naïve, small-town kid to an educator, platform artist and
on Oct 10, 2014
Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair defends against color fade and damage. In addition to preventing thermal damage by 86 percent and breakage by 88 percent, Ultimate Color Repair—a new, sulfate-free system from Paul Mitchell—promises 59 percent more shine and vibrant color for up to nine weeks. The collection features
on Oct 10, 2014
Giannandrea takes texture to a new plateau in this exclusive collection. It’s been quite a year for Macadamia Natural Oil, whose moniker recently changed to Macadamia Professional to better reflect its expanded portfolio offerings. “The name change ushered in a rebranding of our range—replete with new packaging and
on Oct 09, 2014
COLD CALLING Designers including Céline, Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney (seen here) may have had this past winter’s polar vortex in mind when they sent an array of cozy knits down the fall/winter 2014 catwalks. Silhouettes ranged from mohair skirts and tops and oversized sweaters to salt ’n’ pepper stretchy

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