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

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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....