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

Caped Crusaders

Like a picture straight out of Grimms’ Fairy Tales, capes made a strong showing on the fall/winter 2014 catwalks. The alluring cocoons ranged from Dolce & Gabbana’s Red Riding Hood...

It’s a Small World

I’ve always believed that the most intelligent solutions for overcoming obstacles to success result from an exchange of ideas. Such was the case at a Wella salon forum that I...

Wise Guy

All-American



Nestled in bustling downtown Springfield, MO is Hudson Hawk, a fast-growing barbershop with quality services and a timeless, yet modern aesthetic that make it a standout among residents and guests alike....

Visual Effects

Leather and lace elements commingle with glam hair in this portfolio packed with attitude from Errol Douglas.

The symbolism of placing leather, lace and fabric next to each other was an...

Eye on Color

Goldwell announces the 2014 Color Zoom Challenge U.S. semifinalists.

The Goldwell Hair Color team recently announced the U.S. semifinalists for its 2014 Color Zoom Challenge. For their submissions, beauty pros were...

Square Dance

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...

Acclaimed Academies

Two leading companies open expansive educational centers in the Big Apple.

Wella Professionals World Studio New York

Wella North America is ushering in a new era for education with the debut of...

Brilliant Move

Vibrant, beautiful hair takes center stage in this stunning new collection from ColorProof Evolved Color Care.

When great minds come together, extraordinary results often follow. Such was the case with the...

Workshop - Shabby Chic

Part of Schwarzkopf Professional’s Spring/Summer 2014 Essential Looks collection, this creation from the brand’s global ambassadors Tyler Johnston and Lesley Jennison and guest ambassador Matty Conrad boasts statement-making details. “A...