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

Headmasters: Mary Brunetti

Twenty-four hours in the life of the celebrity hairstylist, salon owner and director of education at Sally Hershberger salon

6 a.m. I start off my day with a protein shake filled...

Eye Candy February 2015


Designers delivered a mixed message in their fall/winter 2014 collections. Rather than opting for one distinct fabric, Bottega Veneta, Missoni and Temperley London (seen here) showcased cut-and-paste creations for ensembles,...

Bohemian Rhapsody

A collection from Obliphica Professional puts a twist on hair that’s rich, smooth and shiny.

A chic vibe combined with an unstructured boho aesthetic served as the inspiration for the latest...

Headmasters: Tracey Cunningham

Twenty-four hours in the life of the Redken celebrity colorist

5 a.m. As much as I want a leisurely start to the day, it’s time to wake up and get going....

Young Americans: Timothy Willy

Timothy Willy

Not quite an expert but definitely experienced, Timothy Willy quickly made great career strides that would take some stylists years to complete. The Matrix artistic educator recently relocated...

Incredible Journey

The 2014 North American TrendVision Awards winners push artistry to new heights.

For Alisha Basham, Brenton Lee and Ashton Morgan, 2014 was a very good year—the trio took home top honors...

Young Americans: Molly Tremante


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...

Timeless Takes

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...

Come Fly With Me

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...

October Fest

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...