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

Glam Slam

Giannandrea takes texture to a new plateau in this exclusive collection.

It’s been quite a year for Macadamia Natural Oil, whose moniker recently changed to Macadamia Professional to better reflect its...

Midas Touch

New looks from Candace Bossendorfer reflect an evolution of style without limits.



In her latest collection, seen exclusively on these pages, Candace Bossendorfer artfully blends a winter-ice ambiance with ultracool coifs...

Headmasters - Nick Stenson

Twenty-four hours in the life of Nick Stenson, the artistic creative director for JCPenney Salons and artistic director for Matrix.



5:30 a.m. I wake up, do some cardio, then have a...

Hair Apparents

Cutting-edge artistry took center stage at Wella Professionals’ Annual Trend Vision Awards.

The heartbeat of hair quickened this past July when beauty professionals representing the U.S. and Canada vied for Gold,...

Calming Influence

Wella Professionals ushers in a new age in color with its miracle molecule that allows beauty without compromise.

In being more concerned about their overall well-being, people are paying closer attention...

Robin Capili

With childhood memories of cutting and styling hair for family and friends, it’s clear that Robin Capili has always had a natural talent for hair. “It’s art,” says Capili, who...

For Art's Sake

This American Salon exclusive excerpt from HAIR by Guido Palau (Rizzoli, 2014) is sure to inspire beauty aficionados with an eye for the influential and avant-garde in fashion.

Guido Palau (GP)—known...

Femme Fatales

Elegance with an edge makes a dramatic return this autumn in a new body of work from Paul Mitchell Editorial Director Lucie Doughty.

Lucie Doughty puts a contemporary twist on the...