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


Catching the Rays

Sun-kissed, natural and fresh-off-the-beach are the buzzwords for this technique from Goldwell’s We Love Blonde program, which contains all the tools, including product innovation, stylist education and the...

Young American: DJ Muldoon

DJ Muldoon is definitely a man with a plan. “I want to better the industry by sharing my expertise and skills with the masses,” says Muldoon, who recently opened his...

Camera Ready

Photography by Paul scala

Mark Leeson’s latest collection, Decades—seen exclusively on these pages—is nothing short of impactful.

Mark Leeson is at it again. Renowned for his creative eye and beautiful works of...

Warm Front

TIGI U.S. Creative Director Thomas Osborn and Global Technical Creative Director Christel Lundqvist teamed up to create this pretty crop with a ’60s vibe reminiscent of Mia Farrow’s style. For...


6 a.m. Rise and shine and time to work out! I like to start off every morning with a jog through my Beverly Hills, CA neighborhood. A good run can...

Summer Parham

Summer Parham’s career is definitely on an upward trajectory. In a short time, she’s mastered the art of haircolor, perfected her hairpainting technique, and emerged as one of the go-to...

A Fine Pair

The Elegance Evolution collection by Australia’s Bill Tsiknaris showcases how the combination of soft and bold can be a perfect match.

Inspired by the feminine and baroque tones seen on the...

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...