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.
Designers’ “mad about plaid” obsession last season has evolved into a full-blown love affair in spring/summer 2014. Couture houses like Balmain (seen here), Derek Lam and Oscar de la Renta fell hard for gingham and Western checks, which they showcased in everything from pastel palettes to bold black-and-white combos. Yippie-ki-yay!
—Kelley Donahue >