Artist Stories: Nick Stenson

Nick Stenson has one of the most unique positions in the professional beauty industry.  As the Artistic Director for JC Penney Salons, he is part of the larger senior management team of 900 salons across the country—where his focus is on directing, training and advising 13,000 JC Penney stylists and managers. Nick is also the Artistic Director for Matrix, where he serves as lead educator for one of the world's biggest professional brands. He is also a highly respected artist whose entries into the  North American Hair Styling Awards (NAHA) have been widely acclaimed.  Nick’s editorial work has appeared in leading professional and consumer publications. 

Nick spoke with American Salon's Digital Editor Kelsey Murray during the 2015 Cosmoprof North America Event about his passions for career and family, as well as his work with JC Penney and Matrix.  



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About: Gordon is VP 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].