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

ITVA Winner's Circle

Wella pulled out all the stops at its 2014 International TrendVision Awards (ITVA), staged November 20 to 23 in Monaco on the French Riviera. The packed agenda included a special...

Young Americans: Bailey Bute

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....

Carnival of Color

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...

House of Style

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...

Mod Squad

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...

Business Intelligence

I’ve always been a huge fan of anything that helps raise the bar in our industry—which is why I especially enjoyed Winn Claybaugh’s Masters October audio program (mastersaudioclub.com) featuring Harry...

Headmasters: Damien Carney

Twenty-four hours in the life of the Schwarzkopf Professional North America Creative Director



7 a.m. While I do love sleeping in late—especially if I’ve been on the road or working on...

Young Americans: Sara Bryan

 



Though she was raised in a military family, Sara Bryan was never one to embrace structure and a strong work ethic. “I was a bit of a rebel back then,...

The Bright Side

Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair defends against color fade and damage.

In addition to preventing thermal damage by 86 percent and breakage by 88 percent, Ultimate Color Repair—a new, sulfate-free system...