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.
Photography by Paul scala
Mark Leeson’s latest collection, Decades—seen exclusively on these pages—is nothing short of impactful.
Mark Leeson is at it again. Renowned for his creative eye and beautiful works of art, the three-time British Hairdresser of the Year nominee once more delivers the wow factor with a portfolio filled with stunning imagery evocative of the ’80s. “Decades was inspired by fashion bibles like Vogue, as well as the era’s original supermodels—Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Nadja Auermann,” says Leeson, who hails from Hair Body and Mind in Mansfield, England, and used Goldwell products to create these looks. “The collection pays homage to these icons, who appeared on so many covers, gracing us with their striking presence.”