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

French Class

In this American Salon exclusive, hair designer Michelle Rooney dresses hair to perfection.

Photography by Jack Eames

As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion passes; style remains.” Michelle Rooney’s Stripped collection, which mirrors...

True Colors

The Aloxxi Hair Team delivers a lesson in how to look brilliant this season.

Photography by Scott Nathan

Spring and summer’s biggest trends have two things in common: a fearless point of...

24 Hours with Ian Michael Black

Twenty-four hours in the life of Ian Michael Black, Global Artistic Director of Haircolor for Aveda

7:30 a.m. My day starts with a large latte and a fresh croissant. 8 a.m....

Sarah Adams

Vision, pride and determination are Sarah Adams’ mantras when it comes to her hairdressing career. A salon owner, gifted artist and avid eco-preneur—she commutes as often as possible by cargo...

Simply Irresistable

Texture and technique play starring roles in this beautiful collection from Jonathan De Francesco.

“The inspiration and name for my collection comes from the notion of recherché—a rare quality of refined...

Remembering Horst

Horst Rechelbacher, a trailblazer who spurred the botanical boom in salons and founded Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients passed away in February at age 72. Since that time, the tributes have...

Joy LaMay

Passionate is defined as “having strong feelings or a strong belief about something,” and that sums up how Joy LaMay feels about hairstyling. “I’ve been styling for 10 years and...