Artist Stories: Michael Cole

Summit Salon Learning's Michael Cole is one of the industry's most renowned educators in the important areas of career development and business building for salons and spas. He has presented in front of hundreds of thousands of professionals over the course of 30+ years, inspiring many to up their game professionally (and personally), and in the process of doing so, changing the trajectory of their lives. I can't count the number of salon owners and stylists who have shared the story of their opening their first salon—or purchasing their first home—because they paid attention to Michael's advice on how to raise their income. To hear our interview with this icon, watch below. 

About: Gordon is Publisher/ 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].