Kelley Donahue

Kelley Donahue
Kelley Donahue

An accomplished writer, Kelley Donahue is passionate about all things beauty. She currently serves as the EDITORIAL DIRECTOR of American Salon, where she is responsible for sourcing new industry trends, creating content and curating eye-catching imagery designed to inform, inspire and engage the iconic brand’s audience. Donahue previously held other roles at the publication beginning in 1994, and started her career in beauty at Redken, managing the company’s public relations activities. Aside from covering the professional beauty arena, Donahue enjoys planning her getaways to Tuscany, Italy.

Stories by Kelley Donahue

Horst Rechelbacher 50 Beautiful Years

A Beautiful Mind



Horst Rechelbacher is indeed a man of many talents. Not only a brilliant entrepreneur who forever changed the face of the professional beauty industry when he launched Aveda...

Summer School

Forty salon owners proved to be quick studies when they attended the first-ever UCLA Anderson Executive Salon Management Program, which was held last June at UCLA's Anderson School of Management...

First Blush

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, tweens and teens will account for 15 percent of the U.S. population (40.9 million) in 2007. What can you do to capitalize on this...

Straightaway

If you've been looking for a creative way to take clients' strands from curly to straight in record time, the search is over. Bio Ionic's ReTeXpress harnesses advanced ionic technology...

Fresh Paint

When it comes to delivering instant gratification, LA's newest bastion of beauty on trendy West Melrose Avenue is literally hands and feet above the rest. Varnish—the brainchild of Kimberly McIntyre,...

Payday

Four years ago, Tina Morschauser and Gretchen Brown, co-owners of Rejuvenation Spa in Madison, WI, found themselves dealing with employees who displayed a lack of teamwork, poor attitudes and low...

Smooth Talker

They may call it the good old summertime, but let's face it: Those hazy, hot and humid days can be a real bummer when it comes to taming clients' out-of-control...

Jam session

Aveda turned up the heat in a freezing Minneapolis recently when the company hosted its biannual Master Jam there in late January. Over 600 hairdressers from across the country turned...

Good Curls

Tousled tresses were the crowning glory on nearly all the runways this season, including designer Corey Lynn Calter's show held during the Los Angeles Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Offsetting Calter's collection...

The Good Earth

After a long winter trapped in bulky socks and boots, tender tootsies need a little salvation. To the rescue come the rejuvenating new Raw Earth SpaPedicure products, which combine nature's...