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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 Nov 11, 2014
SEW FINE These one-of-a-kind, intricate quilts are the handiwork of artist Kimberly Rado, owner of Starry Night Hollow in Solana Beach, CA. The designs, which take Rado up to one month to complete depending on the size and amount of detail, feature an array of custom characteristics, including hand painting, beading
on Nov 10, 2014
Bailey Bute was the first student in her beauty school’s history to graduate with honors in three categories—cutting, coloring and texture—and she’s pretty much been on a roll ever since. “This year, I was named a finalist in the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)—that was a real high point,” says Bute, who
on Nov 10, 2014
Aveda’s Ian Michael Black celebrates his love for strong color and high fashion in a new collection. By Kelley Donahue  - Photography by Sarah Silver Fractal Hues—Aveda Global Artistic Director of Hair Color Ian Michael Black’s new personal portfolio—brings together design, technical hue artistry and
on Nov 10, 2014
A new body of work from Ashley Gamble and Stephanie Passmore spans the hair fashion spectrum. By Kelley Donahue - Photography by Alex Styles Ashley Gamble and Stephanie Passmore have plenty of reasons to celebrate this year. In January, the British styling and creative color sensations debuted Ashley Gamble
on Nov 10, 2014
Designers traveled back to the ’60s on the fall/winter 2014 catwalks, celebrating the decade once defined by Twiggy and Jane Birkin. Designs ranged from pastel hues and high hemlines, to shift and trapeze dresses by the likes of Saint Laurent (seen here), Gucci, Versace and Dsquared2. —Kelley Donahue >

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