Al Segro: Educator (USA)
Owner of the historic Segro’s Lancaster Hairport, AL Segro has been a sought after educator for over 25 years. From California to as far as Germany, AL has shared the stage with many industry heavy weights sharing his passion for long hair and compartmentalized cutting. His foundation comes from the rigorous teachings of Ann Rizzeri at the Maison de Paris School and her NAHA winning son, Frank. Over the years, AL continues his thirst for cutting; he is constantly studying new techniques including razor cutting and multiple shear styles.
Brett Sedgwick: Educator (South East)
Brett Sedgwick is an Artistics and Living Color specialist at Steampunk Parlor in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Growing up in an artistic household, she is no stranger to color. Brett takes great pride in creating individualized colors for her clients and teaches them how to care for and recreate their hairstyles at home. As a licensed independent educator, Brett enjoys teaching classes and creating educational videos. Brett loves to share her unique techniques and tips that she has mastered over the years to improve her student’s skills and careers.
Zachary Mosco: Education Ambassador (New Jersey)
Zachary Mosco is a Master stylist at the Godfrey Fitzgerald Salon in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. You can also find him working behind the scenes at fashion shows, photo shoots and events across the tri-state area. Zachary has a wide variety of skills including lace wig construction, color correction, extensions, texture services and that’s just the beginning. With his contemporary meets avant garde aesthetic, Zachary has been able to incorporate advanced techniques into unforgettable everyday styles for over 10 years.
Cassi Pierce-Lackey: Education Ambassador (Oregon)
Cassi Pierce-Lackey has a passion for helping women feel beautiful. She has a passion for creativity and for science. As a stylist, she combines all three passions in a way that is truly inspiring. she listens carefully to each of her client’s dreams, desires, and goals for their hair. She has an honest, realistic discussion with them about the probability of achieving those goals, and then goes to work using both creativity and chemistry to produce stunning results. Cassi educates her clients on the process from beginning to end, and also offers advice on hair products and proper hair care. Her clients depart empowered to maintain the beautiful results… until they return to her salon with another creative challenge!
Samantha Lawrence: Education Ambassador (Colorado)
Samantha Lawrence is a passionate colorist at the House of Colorado Hair Studio and Art Gallery in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She strives for excellence in her craft and keeps a close eye on the ever-changing hair trends. Samantha is a balayage and corrective color specialist and enjoys creative freedom with vivid color. She truly enjoys making other people feel beautiful and boosting their confidence.
Lauren Norling-Martin: Education Ambassador (Colorado)
Lauren Norling-Martin is a stylist at House of Color in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She attended Paul Mitchell the School Houston & furthered her education through a Toni & Guy apprenticeship. She enjoys making hair magic with color. When she’s not in the salon you may find her exploring Colorado with her husband & two fur babies or enjoying bottomless mimosas at the local taco shop. Lauren thanks her family, friends & mentor, David Michael for their constant support during her career. She can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Mary Gardner: Education Ambassador (Colorado)
Mary Gardner is a stylist at the House of Color in Colorado Springs who specializes in blondes and color corrections. She is from a small town in Illinois and moved to Colorado in October of 2016. Coming from a family of 8, she loves being around people. When she’s not at the salon working magic, you can find her at the gym or exploring the world. Mary is so excited to share her knowledge with anyone and everyone and can’t wait to see what’s in store for her over the years!
Brook Williams: Education Ambassador (Colorado)
Brooke Williams is a small town Kentucky girl who chased her dreams all the way to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she works at the House of Color. Everyday she wakes up with the mission to help her clients by creating a little hair magic. She is always willing to learn and assist in the salon doing whatever she can to expand her craft. If she isn’t hard at work she’s out exploring and taking pictures, her favorite past times. All together, Brooke is a very creative, hands on, person who seeks joy in bringing other people happiness through artistic outlets.
Sami Schneider: Education Ambassador (Colorado)
Sami Schneider graduated from the school of Paul Mitchell in Colorado Springs in 2015 and has been working as a booth renter ever since. She specializes in creative colors and blonding. Sami was award nominated for the BTC Awards 3 years in a row. Her work has been published in MTV News, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and more! If she is not working (which is always) Sami likes to be vegging out on her couch with her fur babies!
Shawna Erhart: Education Ambassador (Idaho)
Shawna Erhart is a stylist of over 9 years in Los Angeles, California and most recently has moved to Idaho. She attended a local vocational school, and proceeded to spend over 3 years assisting and honing her craft to become the best artist possible before venturing off on her own. She enjoys doing balayage, blondes, and corrective color, as well as fun vivid colors! An avid part of the online hair community, she continues to keep up with the latest trends in hair; never seizing to stop learning as well as educating! She spends much of her time talking and working with other stylists to continue to expand her horizons in the industry.
Stefanie Savino: Education Ambassador (New Jersey)
Stefanie Savino is a New Jersey hairstylist. She has been in the beauty industry for 15 years. Not only is Stefanie a hairstylist but she is also a makeup artist! She also has recently opened up her own salon in the beautiful city of Garwood, New Jersey! Stefanie’s passion is hair color and she loves transforming her guests and making them feel fabulous!
Sarah Ritchey: Education Ambassador (California)
Sarah Ritchey is a master of her craft. She specializes in dimensional blondes,fashion colors, cutting, and styling. Sarah has an artistic eye which leads her to find inspiration everywhere! That is also why she loves to be learning. Sarah has been in the industry for over 11 years, sharing her passion with the world around her.
Karol De Jesus-Negron: Education Ambassador (Florida)
Karol De Jesus-Negron is a licensed hairstylist from the small town of Sebring, Florida. She has mastered her craft going to hands on classes and seminars. Putting her own twist to everything she does she has been featured in multiple pages such as Modern Salon, Guy Tang #MyDentity and other prestigious publications. Her favorite thing to do is painting vivids however she also enjoys painting a good balayage. Karol also specializes in color corrections. She is very passionate about her work and puts a lot of time and detail in everything she does. In her spare time, Karol enjoys singing and spending family time at the beach or a theme park.
Keenan Brophy: Education Ambassador (New Mexico)
Keenan is a craft hairstylist & master barber in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Keenan attended & graduated from the Aveda Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can also find her featured in Donna Bella Hair for tape in Extensions. Keenan strives to help elevate the industry and be highly involved in education & mentor-ship. Keenan envisions hair as art & treats it so. Each client has a personalized experience and service tailored specifically to their lifestyle & needs. She utilizes the laid back mountain attitude as inspiration to the way she crafts her low maintenance looks. Her other focuses are on color corrections, blonding, precision cuts and she always performs with that extra 5% in all aspects of her trade. Keenan is sure to captivate you with her quick wit and outgoing personality. When she is not behind the chair she can be found with her family eating, thinking about eating, or playing disc golf.
Heather Wright: Education Ambassador (North Carolina)
Heather Wright has owned her own studio salon for the past two years and could not be more thrilled! She loves to do blonding, balayages, vivids, sassy razor cuts, and more. She’s married to her best friend, has a wonderful step-son, and two adorable kitties at home. In her free time shes loves exploring the towns around her, going on outdoor adventures, photography, and cooking with her family. Heather is a very outgoing and positive person that just wants to see everyone happy! She cannot get enough education. Heather loves to learn anything and everything about hair!
Aracelis Marrero: Education Ambassador (Pennsylvania)
Aracelis Marrero has been working in a salon since she was 18. After a few years of shampooing and assisting many talented stylists, she decided that she wanted to be the one behind the chair. Aracelis started at Empire Beauty School in 2008 and while she was there she learned as much as possible by taking full advantage of beauty school. Aracelis learned to love hair coloring, styling, and mastering the two.
She enjoys furthering her education with as many classes as she can while attending shows. Since she has been doing hair professionally, she realized that the thing she enjoys the most is getting to know her clients. Understanding her client’s personality and lifestyle helps to create the best look for each individual. Aracelis is a proud Salon owner and Master Stylist of Chellz Color Me Crazy Hair Studio in Pennsylvania.
Nicole Russo: Education Ambassador (New York)
Nicole is a New York stylist at Dreams to Reality Hair Studio located in Rockland County. She loves education and the science behind hair. After working for salons for years and managing them, Nicole branched out and recently opened up her very own Studio. Nicole specializes in balayage and color correction but doesn’t limit herself in the tricks of the trade and loves every aspect of hair . As a stylist, the passion and love for making women feel beautiful is radiant. Nicole listens to each of her client’s dreams, desires, and goals for their hair. She continues to educate herself learning new ways to beautify her clients. Nicole’s goal isn’t to be the very best but to continue to be better than yesterday.