Doing More Than Hair in the Hair Industry

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Most stylists come into the hair industry because they have a passion for cutting, coloring or styling hair. But what they don't know right off the bat is the passion they will develop for an assortment of other things: educating, building relationships with clients and inspiring others. 

Ruth Roche sat down with John Stellato (@johnnyjustbe), a Redken Artist who specializes in personal development and leadership skills for salon teams across the globe. Stellato has been in the industry for nearly 41 years, and discusses his evolution from hair dresser to his current position as a leadership and team-building specialist. "Sometimes the universe gives you what you need rather than what you want," Stellato says. Watch below to hear more. 

About: Roche specializes in design/finishing trends and business – she’s as captivating in front of thousands as she is in an intimate in-salon setting.  She is the winner of multiple North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) awards and has contributed to Milady’s Standard Textbook of Cosmetology.  Stylists from around the world learn, grow and fuel their creative fire with her.  She is an established celebrity stylist (Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Amy Adams, Pink, Jenna Fischer, Mariah Carey…) and maintains a loyal clientele at Cutler Salon in NYC. Website:; Facebook; @RuthARoche; Instagram: @ruthroche; Twitter: @ruthroche; YouTube: @ruthrochetv.