Artist Stories and Best Advice: The Playlists

Artist Stories, American Salon’s short-form video series featuring first-person storytelling from a wide array of leading professionals, is only 12-weeks-old – but is already garnering rave reviews. 

Digital Editor Kelsey Murray, Videographer Pete Nguyen (Attachment Media) and I are hard at work documenting stories from throughout the industry. 

To date, we have shared interviews with Stephen Moody, Winn Claybaugh, Ted Gibson, Diana Schmidtke, Ruth Roche, Sonya Dove, Douglas McCoy, Ann Mincey and Fabio Sementilli.   


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A spin-off series we call Best Advice features wise words from Ruth Roche, Diana Schmidtke, Ted Gibson, Sony Dove, and Douglas McCoy – with many more to follow. 

Upcoming Artist Stories include many of the industry’s favorite figures, including Sam Brocato, Reuben Carranza, Beth Minardi, George Schaeffer, Schorem Barbers, George Alderete, Nick Stenson, Vivienne Mackinder, David Thurston, Candy Shaw, Sam Villa and Guy Tang.

To view the Artist Story Playlist, click here

To view the Best Advice Playlist, click here.

About: Gordon is Senior Director of Digital at American Salon where he works with the entire editorial team as well as with the considerable resources of parent company Questex to bring you stories, resources and more, 24/7.

Gordon can be found online at or as @gordnm on Instagram. In real-time, you can find Gordon at major beauty events where he often teaches classes on business and career development as well as best practices in digital and social media.  Email Gordon at [email protected].