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Alison Alhamed shapes the content and voice for all of MODERN SALON's social media platforms, digital channels and print magazine. As founder of MODERN SALON’s Artist Connective, Alison collaborates closely with salon professionals, beauty influencers, brands and industry personalities to connect them with our community of professionals. As a beauty editor, public speaker and licensed cosmetologist, Alison was named one of Folio magazine's 13 Under 30 emerging leaders in publishing. She regularly judges industry competitions; presents on how to build social media followings and engagement; collaborates with brands on photoshoots, marketing and advertising campaigns; and is passionate about the professional salon industry.
Dr. Alan J. Bauman is a full-time, board-certified Hair Restoration Physician who has dedicated his over twenty-year career exclusively to helping men and women medically maintain, enhance and restore their hair. He is most well-known for pioneering minimally invasive, no-scalpel no-stitch “FUE” hair transplantation, an artistic approach to mimic natural hairline design and hair angulation, eyelash transplantation, and the use of PRP Platelet Rich Plasma for hair regrowth. Nearly a decade ago, Dr. Bauman developed the HairCoach™ educational program of knowledge and proprietary protocols to share with professionals interested in helping those with hair loss concerns. Dr. Bauman is a frequently invited lecturer, consultant, and leading expert whose advice is routinely sought by Fortune 500’s, international medical conferences, and journalists. His procedures and treatments have been featured in hundreds of news stories in the national and international media.
#BeUinBEauty #beautyinsideandoutshow #connectingyoutobeauty #connectingyoutoyou
The Connection Coach, Speaker | Coach | Author | Audio Influencer. A 2013 Enterprising Women and 2016 Coach, she is a Certified Emotional Intelligent Speaker, Coach and 4x bestselling Author of ‘Success in Beauty’ and “Empowering You, Transforming Lives”, “The Power of 50” and a licensed Cosmetologist. Bonnie speaks authentically on her successes and struggles as a person to foster growth and awareness in others through speaking, personal and professional branding and leadership.
Colleen Camp is a highly accomplished leader in salon education with 35+ years of beauty industry experience. Her unique combination of creativity and successful career as a licensed hairdresser, award-winning salon owner, nationally recognized speaker and platform artist. Colleen’s exclusive cutting & styling methods are demonstrated on LIVE models. Her techniques are designed for stylists who desire to offer visual density for your fine and thinning hair clients. As a stylist devoted to hair loss clients; her methods for both bio and alternative hair…are producing beautiful, customized results.
Ellen Crupi is the Director of Awareness at HabitAware and a recovering "trichster". Ellen is dedicated to reducing the stigma around mental health and body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as trichotillomania (hair pulling), dermatillomania (skin-picking) and onchyophagia (nail-biting). Ellen, a hair puller herself, educates, presents and speaks with those who have these disorders, professionals treating these disorders, hair stylists and schools. Ellen is passionate about healthy living, exercise and really good coffee.
A 15+ veteran marketer and educator in the aesthetics & beauty industry, Lauren has combined her passion for hair and philanthropy in teaching about hair loss & thinning to stylists, physicians and medical professionals. For years she specialized in business and marketing consulting to cosmetic physicians under the mentorship of top aesthetic physician, Dr. Steven Dayan, MD, FACS, and found her way to the unique product, Viviscal PRO, through research he performed in a clinical trial on the product. She now dedicates her focus on the growing need for proven solutions and coaching on the growing "non-fatal epidemic" of hair loss afflicting the population
Lisa is the owner and creative director of Lisa Ferestad Hair Solutions in Atlanta, Ga. Having over 25 years of experience in the hair industry and experiencing hair loss personally has led her to become a specialist in helping others with hair loss. Lisa works with the top companies in the industry to find the best solutions to help elevate her guests’ self-image and confidence.
#HairuWearChangesEverything #HairdoUSA #HowToHairdo #RaquelWelchWigs #RavesForRaquel #GaborWigs #GreatLengthsUSA #HowIWearMyGreatLengths #AmericanHairlines #KnowNoBoundaries
Michael Ferrara is a senior marketing and sales leader with extensive experience across numerous industries and retail channels. Ferrara is the current CMO at HairUwear® where for the past 5 years he has built on the rich 50-year history and heritage of the company as the industry leader. He’s strengthened the consumer positioning of each brand in HairUWear’s extensive portfolio, creating a unique personality for each one of the brands. Before joining HairUWear®, Ferrara built up over two decades of experience in marketing and sales. As SVP at Coty, he was instrumental in helping transform the $1.4 billion fragrance company into an over $4 billion international beauty leader. Ferrara also acted as a managing partner of his own consulting practice, and held numerous senior positions at Unilever and Nielsen. His success at large corporate companies and smaller entrepreneurial start-ups make him an agile, versatile leader that fits in perfectly at HairUWear®.
#advancedtrichology #hairlosssolution #williamgaunitz
William Gaunitz WTS is a certified Trichologist who has been in the hair loss industry since 2002. He’s the founder of Evolution Hair Loss Institute and Advanced Trichology Products. He has worked with A list celebrities, pro athletes, and has treated thousands of men and women in his hair growth facilities with exceptional results. He additionally is on the board of the World Trichology Society and is the founder and editor of trichology.com. Needless to say, he has been a fixture in the trichology and hair loss treatment world for nearly 2 decades and continues to shape the future of trichology in the US.
@CreatedHair by Amy Gibson
Amy Gibson, 'The Voice of Hair Loss,' Emmy Nominated Actress, Author, Alopecia Spokesperson, Alopecia Thriver, Founder of CreatedHair.com, Leading Personal Hair Loss Consultant, Cancer Hair Loss Expert, Innovative Wig and Accessory Designer. Created the First Women’s Swim Wig w/ CyberHair®, The ResQ Bag® Discreet Wig /Accessory Bag, just launched… Wig SECURE™; The First Reversible Wig Band w/ a patent-pending anti-slide silicone grip technology to prevent wig slippage that removes the need for clips or tape! Created the First Cancer Hair Center for CancerConnect.com, is a monthly Contributor for The Hair Authority. Referred to in the Los Angeles Daily News as “a woman on a crusade”. Her best-selling book, Sex, Wigs and Whispers; Love and Life with Hair Loss, is bible for any woman wearing hair wanting to live a normal life and keep her power. Media appearances include, FOX NIGHTLY NEWS, CBS, CNN, ABC NEWS, ET, TODAY SHOW, THE DOCTORS, PEOPLE MAGAZINE.
Karen Gordon is the owner of J. Gordon Designs, an internationally recognized salon in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, and of Karen Gordon Hair Loss Solutions. As a Hair Color Specialist, Karen has trained with many of the world’s top colorists, is also a Certified Hair Coach and is completing certification as a Trichologist from both the International Association of Trichologists and World Trichology Association. Karen is the Vice President of Cosmetologists Chicago/America’s Beauty Show. She serves on the Board of Directors for Intercoiffure America/Canada and the International Association of Trichologists (IAT). She is also a member of the American Hair Loss Council and the Professional Beauty Association (PBA).
#minervabeauty #myminerva #beminervabeautiful
Brent Hardgrave has been an expert stylist and gifted colorist since 1994. As co-author of “Hair Loss Master Plan”, a Bauman Certified HairCoach, and inventor of the Brent Brush, Brent has worked diligently over the last decade to help bring Trichology to the forefront of the hair industry. In addition to owning his own trichology practice, Brent is THE official Hair Extensionist at Jamison Shaw Hairdressers. He is also a part of the American Hair Loss Council and Trichologists on a Mission. Brent’s passion goes beyond creating great looking hair. His true passion is to helping women and men overcome hair loss issues with cutting and styling techniques that maximize hair volume, products to help with volume and hair regrowth, and applying extensions and other hair aids to help enhance thinning hair or hair loss.
#Groh #MyGroh #GrohNow #GrohJourney
Marvin S. Hausman, MD, is an Immunologist and Board-Certified Urological Surgeon with more than 30 years’ experience in both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical research and development. His life’s work was inspired by his mother’s battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a personal experience that led him to investigate the cause of chronic disease, as opposed to merely treating the symptoms. The ultimate objective is prevention!
Dr. Nikki D. Hill, MD, FAAD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and Hair Restoration Surgeon who is nationally recognized for the diagnosis and management of medical hair loss disorders. Dr. Hill is the founder of the Skin of Culture and Hair Center (SOCAH Center) in Atlanta, GA. The Skin of Culture and Hair Center (SOCAH Center) is a comprehensive dermatology medical and surgical practice that focuses on making your brand ready for life’s everyday events. We specialize in and provide treatments for hair loss disorders to the general public and educate barbers, stylists, and trichologists about hair loss they may encounter on a daily basis. Dr. Hill's practice provides medical, injectable, surgical and non surgical hair loss solutions. A few of those hair restoration services include hair transplants, scalp micropigmentation, and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Dr. Hill has presented research at national and international conferences and continues to be a contributor for her peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the Atlanta Association of Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons, Women’s Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
@Takara Belmont USA
#TakaraBelmont #TeamTakara #YumeHeadSpa
Steve Hughes graduated from Roosevelt University with his B.S. Degree in Business Administration: major in Marketing. Since graduating he's worked for large corporations managing and growing a select portfolio of key accounts including Harley-Davidson, Mitsubishi Motors and other major OEM companies. Steve found his home with Takara Belmont in 2003. Still working with local and national salons/chains, his expertise in project management takes the stress out of creating your salon or spa. His knowledge of the latest trends, building materials and furnishings offers endless possibilities and ensures your salon or spa is a reflection of your unique personal style. Clients appreciate his ability to provide creative design solutions and deliver on his promises. "Designing salons is not just what they look and feel like. Design is how it works. I learn from what's worked in the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the client sitting across from me. That's when the fun starts."
#PoliticsBeautyBarber #TheCBBP #TamaraShealey
Tamara Johnson-Shealey is extremely passionate about educating and advocating for the health and safety of beauty and barber professionals and the clients they serve. Tamara is the Founder and President of The Concerned Beauty and Barber Professionals and Founder and Senior Advocate of Politics Beauty and Barber. With over 24 years in the industry as a salon professional, a salon owner and an advocate, Tamara is currently pursuing a Juris Master’s Degree in Law from Emory University and Tamara is a Public Health Law Program Intern at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Tamara is committed to raising the standards of policies and laws specific to the beauty and barber industry.
@National Trichology Training Institute
The Institute Moto is "Education With Integrity".
Connie is the personification of professionalism and entrepreneurialism. With more than 38 years of beauty business experience, she has mastered the art of science in health, wellness and beauty education. She is a Master Licensed Cosmetologist and Trichology Instructor. Seeing a greater need for healthy hair care in the beauty industry, she became a Certified Trichologist and was the first person to write an 600 hour curriculum that is approved in the USA by the Nonpublic Postsecondary Board of Education for beauty professional to earn a diploma in Trichology Healthcare.
NAHA 2018 Hairstylist of the Year and Great Lengths USA Executive Artistic Director Danielle Keasling is a member of the Matrix Global Design Team and the Ulta Beauty Pro Team. After attending a MODERN SALON Artist Session photoshoot workshop which earned her the cover of the magazine, Keasling quickly gained a reputation in the editorial and fashion arena. Traveling globally, inspiring hairstylists at shows and on stage, and working one-on-one with teams from around the world opened up even more doors and opportunities for Keasling to expand her reach in the industry. A former salon owner, Keasling has mentored many beauty professionals and continues to provide mentorship opportunities and education across the globe.
Dr. David H. Kingsley, PhD, WTS, is president of the British Science Corporation and president of the World Trichology Society. Dr. Kingsley, the ONLY trichologist in the WORLD who is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Hair Research Society, qualified as a certified trichologist in 1980 and attained his Doctorate through the University of Portsmouth. He was subsequently honored with a Fellowship by his peers for his academic research and his important additions to the subject of trichology. Dr. Kingsley has published many medical papers and has also presented his work on hair loss treatments at medical conferences. Dr. Kingsley has often appeared on television and radio in both the United States and Britain and has been interviewed by numerous newspapers and magazines.
Dr. Kingsley's Professional Affiliations:
• World Trichology Society
• American Academy of Dermatology
• American Hair Research Society
• International Hair Authority
• American Hair Loss Council
Jamie Newman is the Managing Editor of MODERN SALON. The Chicago-based editor collaborates closely with salon professionals, social influencers and brands to connect them with MODERN’s readers and online community. Newman is a key contributor to MODERN SALON’s Artist Connective influencer program, social media platforms, digital channels, print publications and custom media projects. Newman joined MODERN SALON in 2015.
#womenshairloss #hairloss #hairlosssolution #hairlosssolutions #hairlosstraining
Jeffrey Paul's career has spanned the last 35 years, taking him from the runways of Milan to Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers Studios. Hair replacement and restoration came into focus for Jeffrey when his niece, a leukemia patient, asked for his help. In the process, he discovered his life's mission: to serve the physical and emotional needs of individuals who have been scarred by disease, injury, and trauma. He is the Founder of Hair Loss University, Jeffrey Paul's Hair and Scalp Specialists, as well as the founder with his wife Zina, of Wigs for Kids - a national non-profit organization that provides custom-made Hair Replacement Systems at no cost to the children losing their hair due to medical reasons. Jeffrey is also the author of two books: Women's Hair Solutions to Thinning and Loss (for consumers) and Solutions to Women's Hair Thinning and Loss (for professionals). While he conducts seminars and workshops for salon and spa professionals in the United States and Canada, teaching the latest techniques for hair restoration and replacement - his true passion is the Hair Loss University, and its role in transforming the lives of his salon and trichology professionals giving them the ability to transform their hair loss clients lives.
As publisher at Modern Salon, Steve is an active participant in the salon industry conversation and has presented on a range of topics – including hair enhancement - at virtually every major industry event. He manages the group's activities including publications, websites, social media, research, custom content and events. Steve conducted the first HAIR+ research project, and helped develop the HAIR+ Summit – the first mainstream salon industry event addressing hair loss and hair enhancement.
#salonrepublic #thehairgame #thehairgamepodcast
Mr. Resnick has executed marketing campaigns for Gillette, BabylissPRO, Booksy, Oster Professional Products, Personna, P&G, Pacinos, Layrite, Gibs Grooming, and all of the major record companies. He is the Executive Producer of “Cedric’s Barber Battle” which is a reality barbering competition television show Hosted and Executive Produced by Cedric the Entertainer on The CW Network.
Mr. Resnick created Barbershopconnect.com which is the world’s #1 ranked social networking site for the barbing community. The Barbershopconnect Instagram has over 1.1 Million Followers and its sister page Stylistshopconnect has over 200,000 followers to introduce haircuts and new barbering and beauty products worldwide.
He also created Barbercon which offers sold-out Men’s Grooming events in New York City and Los Angeles. Barbercon displays vendors, brand education and barbers and cosmetologists from around the world showcasing various haircutting techniques. Past event sponsors have included Andis Company, Paul Mitchell Systems, Hattori Hanzo, and many more leading brands.
I am a native New Yorker who hails a three-generation lineage of hairdressers and have personally been in the industry for A little over 2 decades. A passion and curiosity of men's grooming got me started working behind the chair in my early teens. since then I have acquired a particular affinity for understanding movement and how to have hair comply via texture. This has allowed me to create a unique approach as to how to deal with the interior components of a haircut. Thanks to my abilities in crafting a unique haircut for an individual, I have kind of gained a reputation of being the guy who can transform your hair. MY approach has garnered the attention of various brands who have used me both to globally educate and to create their educational curriculum. I have most recently, opened salons in Summit, NJ and Manhattan and become a proud new member of the Oribe educational team.
Stacey Soble has been involved in the conversation of salon business for more than two decades—as a reporter, a consultant and as the editor in chief of SALON TODAY. She has been responsible for growing the brand's celebrated recognition programs, SALON TODAY 200 and SALONS OF THE YEAR, and has launched two new competitions in recent years--STAMP (SALON TODAY's Annual Marketing Program) and the SALON TODAY Total Makeover Competition. She has helped launch two live events for Modern Salon Media, including Data-Driven Salon Summit and HAIR+ Summit. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of salon business at industry events.
Dr. Strachan, director of Aglow Dermatology and board-certified dermatologist, specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Having trained and worked on both the East and West coasts of the United States, and in a variety of practice settings, she truly is an expert in treating patients of all skin types. Additionally, she is an internationally recognized expert in ethnic skin. After graduating from Harvard and Yale, Dr. Strachan completed her residency training at the University of California, San Francisco. Known for her excellence in teaching she became Director of Resident Education at King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, and joined the faculty of UCLA. Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, she is published and has spoken on a variety of topics in dermatology. She was a recipient of the “Forty Under 40″ Achievement Award from the Network Journal, and has been included multiple times in “America’s Guide to Top Dermatologists.”
With a background in publishing and project management, she is the Administrator for The American Hair Loss Council. “It’s always striking to me how passionate, sensitive and caring our talented members are,” says Janine. She is also the Editor of The Link Magazine, the AHLC’s popular, quarterly publication specifically for the Hair Restoration Industry. Janine and her husband, Terrell own the design house Thornhill Creative. They live and work in downtown Franklin, TN, a charming, historic town just south of Nashville.
Dr. Candy Lewis Williams is a full-time, board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and Trichologist dedicated to the research and application of naturopathy to make a difference in the overall health of her clients. She’s recognized from appearances on the Dr. Oz Show as a leading expert in hair loss solutions, alternative and complementary medicine. A member of the International Association of Trichology (IAT), board member, course, and curriculum developer, for The US Trichology Institute, Dr. Candy conducts seminars certifying attendees in Trichology. Celebrating over 35 years in cosmetology and the wellness industry, Dr. Candy was recognized as a Better Business Bureau’s, Women in Business Networking’s Top 25 Business Women to Watch. With locations in California and Ohio, she promotes the use of alternative complimentary holistic programs and therapies to educate on connecting beauty with wellness.
Sheila Wilson has been in the industry over 35 years, is the owner of Master Design Salon & Wellness Studio in Memphis, TN, a member of Intercoiffure America/Canada and serves as the 1st Vice President and the Atelier Chair. Working with several color companies and serving on the Presidential Board for Haircolor introduced her to other passionate colorists which lead to being one of the founding members of the International Haircolor Exchange and American Board Certified Haircolorists. Her chemistry background and knowledge has opened the door to work with people experiencing hair loss/hair thinning and building the integrity of the hair pre and post chemotheraphy.
Harry Wood IV is a leading stylist and coach for Aveda and Estee Lauder North America. His Passion and Philanthropic efforts in the beauty industry have helped thousands of people to better their careers and lifestyles. As part of Back To You, his mission is to elevate the Cosmetology License by training and certifying stylists to provide alternative hair solutions for people suffering from medically related hair loss.Harry Wood IV is a leading stylist and coach for Aveda and Estee Lauder North America. His Passion and Philanthropic efforts in the beauty industry have helped thousands of people to better their careers and lifestyles. As part of Back To You, his mission is to elevate the Cosmetology License by training and certifying stylists to provide alternative hair solutions for people suffering from medically related hair loss.