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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 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
on Dec 07, 2014
In an American Salon exclusive, Mary Brunetti and Robin Capili merge traditional cuts with barbering techniques to lift men’s grooming to new heights. By Kelley Donahue, Photography by Nicolas Troncin Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, NY was the perfect site for Mary Brunetti and Robin
on Dec 07, 2014
Amazing education and the debut of a new Color Zoom Collection 2015 take center stage at Goldwell’s annual Global Color Zoom. With its mix of hip shops, museums and contemporary art galleries, Berlin proved to be a fitting hot spot to host Goldwell Color Zoom 2014. That fact was not lost on the more than 2,500 industry
on Dec 04, 2014
Wella pulled out all the stops at its 2014 International TrendVision Awards (ITVA), staged November 20 to 23 in Monaco on the French Riviera. The packed agenda included a special press day for members of the media, who were treated to a glimpse of new hair fashions straight from the spring 2015 catwalks, compliments