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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 May 15, 2015
Twenty-four hours in the life of the celebrity hairstylist, salon owner and director of education at Sally Hershberger salon 6 a.m. I start off my day with a protein shake filled with antioxidants, berries and greens. 6:15 a.m. I answer my emails and organize what the day has in store before heading off to the stables.
on Feb 02, 2015
Potpourri Designers delivered a mixed message in their fall/winter 2014 collections. Rather than opting for one distinct fabric, Bottega Veneta, Missoni and Temperley London (seen here) showcased cut-and-paste creations for ensembles, crafted from quilting and patchwork, and sometimes a combination of both. —Kelley
on Feb 02, 2015
A collection from Obliphica Professional puts a twist on hair that’s rich, smooth and shiny. A chic vibe combined with an unstructured boho aesthetic served as the inspiration for the latest body of work seen exclusively on these pages from Obliphica Professional Artistic Director Sacha Quarles. “Down is the new ‘it’ ’
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