Linda’s groundbreaking creation of the Block Color method has revolutionized color and caused Modern Salon to name her one of the top 75 educators of all time. She also received the prestigious 2004 NAHA award for Master Hair Stylist of the Year. Her work has been featured in Modern Salon, American Salon, Salon News, Salon Today, and Estetica, and her hair designs and advice as a color expert have appeared in the pages of consumer magazines such as Elle, InStyle, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Redbook.
Linda’s trigger-sharp wit and uncanny ability to convey her technical experience into layman's terms make her a much sought after expert in the field of cut and color. In this month’s MASTERS interview, she reveals her successful approach for teaching hair cutters how to use and sell color services to salon guests.
“Actually my father did have an inclination toward photography and used to own some old Rolleiflex [cameras]. When my parents were vacationing, I tried to put my hands on the cameras and open them up. All the springs popped out and I was grounded. But that was my first introduction to photography. And since then, I do not think a camera has ever left my sight.”
Ash is the founder of Studio 838, a platform for talented young photographers. He realized that many photographers went through vigorous college training but were lacking certain critical elements. Many of these graduates were not prepared to handle real world experiences. The photographers were hand-picked, and would soon become a part of an important discussion group, a group that would dissect and embrace the art form. Its main focus? Commercial photography. These photographers became part of a family, Studio 838.
“When I started shooting commercially, first assisting and interning, I met photographers who were very well trained, having the proper discipline, as well as being graduates from special schools. I realized that they had problems coping with real life. They knew how to shoot, but didn’t know what to shoot—the college didn't teach that. We started grouping very talented photographers and concentrated on commercial fashion. This was the start of Studio 838.”
Marek & Darlene Helstrom
They have worked with numerous businesses and organizations (in both the private, public and non-profit sectors), including Devon Energy (the largest independent oil & gas company in the U.S.), Department of Water Resources (State of California), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), The Cao Institute of Aesthetics (A Paul Mitchell Partner School), Pasadena City College (Athletic Dept./Football Team), the U.S. Marines & Navy Chaplain Corp., as well as the Los Angeles Angel’s Developmental League Players. They have contributed articles to “The Magazine - Luxury Lifestyle”, been interviewed and written up in various California newspapers, and have had the privilege of being invited to speak on various radio talk shows.
Their goal of bringing about positive change is grounded in the fact that change is hard work, requiring introspection and a deep commitment to personal and organizational growth – and the idea that the work is on each individual’s shoulders. They utilize the TWIST© Model of Change (developed by PCC&T) as a framework for change and growth. Lastly, they believe and teach through the premise that TRUST is the foundation for all relationships, providing the fertile ground for all growth and development.
“If you have ambition and are dedicated, you can really do well because America certainly tries to encourage and support the small businesses,” says Anthony. After training in London's West End, Anthony worked as a stylist for Splinters, trained at Vidal Sassoon and opened his own salon, before he made the trip across the Atlantic. Today, he runs his own hair and beauty business, Londoner Salon And Day Spa in Los Angeles' Manhattan Beach district. Anthony also travels the world educating other hairstylists and salon professionals, as well as his own team at the Londoner Academy.
When he's not running his busy salon, Anthony can be found socializing with friends in L.A.'s restaurants and cafßs or working out. Anthony believes in order to be a great stylist, one should not only have a great understanding of hair, but also have a strong body and a sharp mind. That's why he's up every morning at 4:15 a.m., running or working out in the gym.
And start teaches and demonstrates his techniques.
Because of the his continuing drive to improve his craft and the experiences he had while traveling abroad Kida decided to move to the United States where he became an assistant at the Vidal Sassoon salon in Beverly Hills . While at the Vidal Sassoon, Kida continued to work at developing his own special international flair in leading edge hair designs Kida worked his way up to the position of Artistic Director and appeared on numerous television shows and was highlighted in many leading beauty magazines.
As a result of his research and teaching over the years, he developed "Low of the haircutting techniques
9 basic patterns." In 1984 Kida introduced 9 basic pattern to the world.
This is very significant advance in hair cutting. Once the student or graduate stylist mastered these 9
basic patterns he/she will be able to create new or trendy hair styles. Therefore, this knowledge provides
not only the basic cuts of today but the new cuts in the future with the introduction of this system.
He has many students currently in the field in Japan, America, and China, using his technique and
Mr Kida and associate opened hair salon and academy in 1985,1990 and1992 to teach his technique in Los Angeles and Japan. While there he served as the International Artistic Director for the salon applying the lessons of his word wide experience the classic to as well as cutting edge designers.
Kida's special flair has attracted the attention of clients.
Kida had long been recognized by his peers, as a leader in the hair industry, Since 1989 Kida has represented many companies in the world such as The London Hair Show, New York International Hair show, The China Cup, the Long Beach Hairdressers Guild and so on. He travels to Europe, Latin America, and Asia on a regular bases performing in shows and teaching.
Recently Kida opened the Kida Collage salon and academy in Singapore with the standard of excellence and high energy as the theme. Kida also design and developed salon tools under the name
of Kida Collage. In bringing all his talent and energy together and a willingness to grow has brought the fulfillment of a ling time dream.
Upon arrival he quickly worked his way through Broadway shows, major advertising campaigns, fashion shows, and a list of high profile private clients.
Theodore then decided to try his hand at television as a contestant on Bravo’s Shear Genius, winning the first major challenge in the competition.
After wrapping the show he quickly opened a very private boutique salon in the ultra hip La Brea Shopping District. The salon has recently caught the attention of Lucky and Allure magazines, as a unique hideaway where you can leave the noise and prying eyes of big salons behind.
Theodore is moving forward with projects to aid cancer patients with new options for hair enhancements.
After winning every hair contest in Europe, in the early 1970’s, Paul Mitchell opened "Superhair" in New York and a new era in the history of hairdressing was born. Beginning the first "Cutting Club" in America, hairdressers from all over the country came to be trained. Then, in the late 70’s, the shag, Paul’s invention, hit like wildfire. It soon became time to take his show on the road.
So, Paul bought a large furniture truck and hit the highways with backdrops and drapes, a mobile light and sound system with a huge video screen. It was a rock-and-roll hair show the likes of which rural America had never seen before, complete with elaborate, smoked-Plexiglas studio chairs that whipped out onto the modular stage at show time giving Paul center stage to work his magic.
Even as a toddler, Angus’s life decidedly revolved around Superhair. Limousines dropped off the "Who’s Who" of New York’s upper echelon with rock-and-rollers, models, writers, artists and celebrities such as Geraldo Rivera, Barbara Walters, Raquel Welch and even Pat Nixon, all patiently waiting their turn with famed hair guru, Paul Mitchell. Angus still remembers racing his radio-controlled cars under the chairs and between the customers’ legs, getting underfoot even while the hairdressers waved their scissors to try to scare him off.
Then came Bob Guccione’s slick, new "international magazine for women" — VIVA — purportedly the woman’s version of Penthouse. When friend, Paul Mitchell, suggested running a story on hairstyling with pages of slick pubic haircuts in heart shapes, flame, arrow and wave shapes, it was a creative roller coaster that everyone around him wanted to be on. The surrealistic, six-page, full-color spread appeared in the August, 1974 issue of VIVA making fashion history. No one who saw those pages will likely ever forget them. Six months after that, Paul and his entire Superhair staff, clustered around a sultry redhead, redefined moxie, in a controversial move, by appearing nude on the front cover of VIVA, immediately solidifying Paul’s reputation as an irreverent, flamboyant risk-taker.
Then in 1976, Paul brought Angus to Hawaii where he began the early Paul Mitchell Systems line of hair products. But it wasn’t until 1980, when John Paul Jones DeJoria, today the CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, with an initial investment of $700 became Paul’s partner. The rest is, as they say, history.
So, just how much does Angus Mitchell follow in his father’s footsteps? His life was anything but normal as he continued to fly back and forth between New York and his new home in Hawaii. Still a city boy at heart, Angus missed the sights and sounds of Manhattan, even though he soon learned to appreciate the simpler pleasures of Island life. "I’ll never forget walking up a dirt road in Waimanalo," he recalls. "All of a sudden it got muddy, with dirt squishing between our toes, and dad said, ‘I love it!’ So did I, but when I went back to New York and told my grandmother, she was appalled."
He still remembers well that his father wanted him to understand the value of a dollar and suggested Angus begin a newspaper route at a young age in order to earn his own spending money. But, more than that, Angus says, "My dad was a deeply spiritual man, who taught me that everything came from God, and was all connected in some way."
That thought carries over into everything Angus does today and has perhaps molded his character more than any other single influence. His quiet, inner calm is so powerful that you can almost feel its presence right through his energetic exterior.
Although, Angus says, it took him quite a few years to adapt to life in Los Angeles, he "wouldn’t change it for the world." His initial interests took him into the acting world. But, he quickly learned that his inborn talents might not have their full opportunity there. Once he made up his mind to turn his energy towards the industry that had such an affinity for the Mitchell name, it was as if he had finally come "home."
However, "Earning your stripes," as Angus put it, "can be a humbling experience." When you begin, Angus recalls, as "low man on the totem pole" at the well-known Vidal Sassoon Academies in London and Los Angeles, you sometimes, "feed the meter or walk the client’s dog. Basically, you learn that ultimate service is completely caring for your client during the time they spend in your salon."
Eventually, it was time to return to the fold, and Angus embraced the opportunity to take up the role as international educator, creating hair shows that demonstrated the total functionality of the Paul Mitchell products to hairdressers the world over. Also, it was time well spent learning from John Paul DeJoria, the "master," that literally took Paul’s initial idea and product line to a whole new level through his own sales and marketing genius, spiriting the company to become the most well-known hair empire in America, and eventually, the world.
"Another important aspect of business that I learned from John Paul was the contribution we can make to saving and restoring the planet through a variety of avenues," continues Angus. "It doesn’t matter what your particular or favorite ‘cause’ is. What’s important is that you have one and that you’re putting positive energy into something you believe in."
Recently, Angus returned from a European tour, beginning in London, promoting his high-tech hair designs, and soon-to-be released hair and body products, Angus M. Using pop music as a common language, he was no longer a stranger in a strange place. "The English embody just the right blend of rebellion and reverence. With their music, their fashion, their hair — they’re always trying to work up something new," says Angus. Whether it was David Bowie, Oasis, Radiohead, Hendrix or Blur on the CD, images took shape as the boom box blasted. Hence, the birth of his new PoPToPs Collection.
The greatest thing in Angus’s life is that he gets to do what he loves — his passion. He is proud to be a hairdresser and feels comfortable with being himself. Having the benefits of his father’s guidance and tutelage, Angus Mitchell is wise beyond his years. Icons like Armani and Gehry have impressed upon him the importance of not taking oneself too seriously. "Remember," says Angus, "when all is said and done — it’s only hair!"
Like father, like son, may be one way to paraphrase the story of Angus Mitchell as one of the world’s preeminent heirs of hair. It’s clear that his unique talent now has it’s own evolving trademark. Angus divides his free time between his Kailua beachfront estate and Big Island ranch in Hawaii, townhouse in Westwood and apartment in Manhattan.
Dean moved to Los Angeles in 2000, leaving behind a full service salon in Bettendorf, Iowa which he owned and operated. He landed the job at "Extra" after facing stiff competition from hundreds of other applicants all across the country. In the summer of 2002 Dean took a job on a little known show called American Idol Search for a Superstar on FOX. His primary duties were to style host Ryan Seacrest's hair, along with everyone else who appeared on the show. Funny how something seemingly insignificant can snowball into a historic record breaking phenomena for FOX television! He just signed on for the second season and it is sure to be a bigger hit than the first one.
Born and raised on a farm in DeWitt, Iowa, Banowetz is the thirteenth child among a family of fifteen. After high school he joined the Active Duty Army where, in 1987, he was selected as soldier of the year. He continued his government career for seven years. He attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City. After getting an art degree, he attended Cosmetology school at Bill Hills College of Cosmetology in Davenport, Iowa. After cosmetology school, he worked in regional dinner theatre throughout the Midwest creating wigs for the actors and also performing on stage himself. Banowetz also took this time to establish his hair clientele. As a result of years of hard work, in 1992, Banowetz was selected as the North American Educator for a major hair care manufacturer, traveling to salons all over the United States.
In 2000 he attended a school in Santa Monica, California called "On Set Motion Picture Hair Academy," a school dedicated to teaching the tricks of the trade for doing hair in Hollywood. The owner, Susan Lipson , is the one responsible for making him send out his resume to studios in the LA area. She knew he had what it took. Since then his life has changed dramatically. For that, he thanks her.
Today, Banowetz still receives hundreds of letters from former clients, as well as from television fans across the country, asking for hair care tips.
Winn is widely recognized as a leader in his industry. In 2004, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) named him to their Hall of Leaders for his outstanding contributions to the hair and beauty industry. American Salon magazine called him a ?mover of mountains? and ?Mr. Fix-it? in their November 1997 ?Super Heroes? section, and Modern Salon magazine recently featured him in an article highlighting his Shot-in-the-Arm seminar. His previous book, Connecting to My Future!, is a success guide that helps people get focused and stay focused on the steps to creating the career of their dreams in the beauty industry.
Since 1989, Winn has traveled extensively around the country, working as an educator and consultant for several industries. He has been the National Motivational Expert for Paul Mitchell, the hair product company. He has worked with thousands of private businesses and their staffs, including companies such as Southwest Airlines, Vidal Sassoon, the Irvine Company, Fuddruckers, Entertainment Tonight, Mattel, For Rent magazine, Structure/Limited/Express, and many other businesses from hospitals to apartment communities.
A popular speaker, Winn has been a frequent emcee for the NAHA Awards and a guest speaker for IBS shows, Hair America, International Haircolor Exchange, American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), ICE shows, The Salon Association (TSA). He has worked with literally thousands of businesses, inspiring people to take control of their careers. His Shot-In-The-Arm event and Developing Leadership Pizzazz seminar have been attended by top executives, clinical psychologists, salespeople of every sort, day care providers, housewives, and people from every walk of life who are looking for a new approach to personal motivation. Winn's humor and rapport with audiences creates enthusiasm and momentum to help businesses get motivated and focused for greater success. His seminars are designed to empower leaders to create teamwork among their people and motivation for themselves.
A tireless and enthusiastic volunteer, Winn has served as vice president of the AIDS Relief Fund for Beauty Professionals, and he has been involved in other fundraising projects for City of Hope and Leeza Gibbons' ?Leeza's Place.? In the past three years, Winn and the Paul Mitchell Schools have raised over $1 million for multiple charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Leeza's Place, Katrina relief, AIDS causes, City of Hope, and more.
?I believe that giving back is not just a once-a-year happening,? Winn says. ?It is our daily duty. I have been very blessed, and so it makes sense that my team and I are passionately involved to raise lots and lots of money for many causes. Our efforts are not the result of large corporate donations, but rather from grassroots efforts, one dollar at a time.?
Winn resides in Laguna Beach, California. For more information, please consult: www.paulmitchelltheschool.com, www.mastersaudioclub.com, and www.connectingtomyfuture.com.
Based in New York City, she grew up in London and subsequently opted to ?spread her wings? to the United States. She has been honored with numerous awards, including the much coveted North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) (five times), the most recent being ?Masters,? and the prestigious IBS ?Editors? Choice Awards (three times).
Vivienne is an ?in-demand? featured guest artist-educator for premier international events worldwide and her work is consistently published in the international press. She founded the ?Roots and Wings? educational program in New York City to much acclaim.
Vivienne?s career, as a master stylist, is divided between her salon clientele, editorial and advertorial shoots, advertising campaigns and countless special events as featured artist, not to mention her work for entertainment entities, MTV and the VH-1 Fashion Awards.
As a session stylist, she has collaborated and designed hair collections for runway fashion collections in New York, Paris, and London.
Vivienne?s newest and most rewarding project to date, ?I?m Not Just a Hairdresser?, is an exciting, informative and inspirational documentary film series which will inspire a new generation of professionals and re-inspire the seasoned stylist who may be facing ?burn out? syndrome, or questioning what?s next in their career.
Legends, the first episode in the series was released in the spring of 2005 and Empires, the second episode was released in the fall of the same year. Stars Behind The Chair the third episode profiling the leading ladies of hair, released in the spring of 2006.
?I?m Not Just A Hairdresser? has a mission to:
?Uplift The Spirit And Image Of Our Profession?, one stylist at a time.
Vivienne Mackinder is the founder and pioneer of HairdesignerTV.com, The industry's first online post-graduate program for stylists. This international program goes far beyond traditional educational models and provides in-depth, interactive training delivered via the internet. HairdesignerTV.com builds relationships and creates a community of empowerment. It will take your skills to a whole new level while "feeding your heart and pocket." For more information, please visit: wwwHairdesignerTV.com.
For more detailed information about our film series please visit the web site: www.ImNOTJUSTaHairdresser.com
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Movement of the Heart a non-profit organization.
Coupled with her graceful stage presence, she has a definite unique approach to everything she does, giving her a style all her own.
Melissa?s internationally acclaimed photo work and superior talent with multi- cultural hair has earned her the prestigious North American Hairstylist of the year award.
Extending her knowledge of "art and business" worldwide, Melissa?s stage performances encompass such countries as the U.S.A., Canada, the Caribbean, Japan, Thailand, Austria, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
A profound belief in constant personal growth and continual education has led Melissa to become an extremely diverse hair designer. Her success in the salon, as well as on stage is a direct reflection of this personal commitment to growth. As you discover her true passion for helping others grow Melissa's patience and perseverance will empower your own self-confidence.
He is the innovator of the "pay-it-forward" movement of Daymaking and the best selling author of Life as a Daymaker: How to Change the World by Simply Making Someone's Day. Wagner's philosophy for living a life that changes the world, one person at a time, through simple acts of kindness has captured the hearts of people all over the world. He is a highly sought-after speaker in the business, education and salon industries, addressing more than 50,000 people annually.
A devoted husband and father, David lives in Maui, Hawaii with his wife Charlie and their daughters Coco and Ava.
Rebecca James Gadberry
Rebecca James Gadberry is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, and instructor of cosmetic sciences at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles, where she has taught since 1986 (course titles include Basic & Skin Care Ingredient for the Non-Chemist, Basic & Hair Care Ingredients for the Non-Chemist, Plants & Aromascience, Selected Topics in Skin Care & Sunscreen Chemistry, Selected Topics in Hair Care Chemistry).
From 1986 to 1997, she was a consultant with such companies as 3M Wound Care, Rene Guinot, Advanced Polymer Systems, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Alfred Sung Fragrances, General Nutrition Centers (GNC), Bioelements, Garden Botanika, Jason Natural Products, CamoCare, Blackmore's of Australia and John Paul Mitchell Systems, specializing in the areas of product development, formulation, marketing and training. In 1997, Ms. Gadberry became president of YG Laboratories (formerly Youthglow), a private label manufacturer of high performance skin and body care in Huntington Beach, California, where she continues to serve cosmetic companies in all venues of industry, including the medical esthetics, mass, network, salon, spa, infomercial, home shopping and natural food markets.
During the last 30 years, Ms. Gadberry has been a popular presenter at industry tradeshows and conferences in the medical, product development, spa and natural product venues throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. She has published over 600 articles about cosmetics and their ingredients in the trade and consumer press, including (trade) Global Cosmetic Industry, Drug & Cosmetic Industry, Skin, Inc. (Contributing editor), American Salon (Contributing editor; Award: Best Business Article, 1987; Award: Best Skin Care Article, 1988), Beauty Store News, Modern Salon, Dermascope (Column: Ask the Ingredient Expert), Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, Health Food Business (Contributing editor), Natural Foods Merchandiser, and (consumer) Glamour, Longevity (Contributing editor), Self, Playgirl (Beauty editor), Cosmopolitan, "E" The Environment, East/West Journal, Yoga Journal, Energy Times, Bestways (Beauty editor), Let's Live (Beauty editor), Delicious, New Woman, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Her insights into cosmetic ingredients have been quoted by such publications as Shape, Redbook, Essence, Allure, Lady's Home Journal, New Woman, American Health, Health, Good Housekeeping, Dermatology Times, Cosmetic Dermatology, Soap & Cosmetics, Drug & Cosmetic Industry, happi, Global Cosmetic Industry, American Spa, Modern Salon, American Salon, Salon Today, Day Spa, Los Angeles Magazine, Cooking Light, Walking, Coastal Living, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Glamour, where she is on the expert panel that chooses the best new cosmetic products introduced annually. She is now a regular contributor to Skin, Inc.'s Ingredient Review column and is co-columnist for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists California Chapter's Advice to the Lab Lorn column with John Garruto, published in the chapter's monthly newsletter, the Cosmegram. From 1994-1998, Ms. Gadberry published BenchNotes: The Newsletter That Explains Cosmetic Ingredients. Subscribers included a national and international audience of estheticians, cosmetologists, cosmetology instructors, school owners, cosmetic marketers, public relations, salespeople, cosmetic company owners and executives, cosmetic chemists, journalists, magazine editors, television producers, officers of the Food & Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission.
Ms. Gadberry is a general member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), where she serves on the Board of Directors of the SCC's California Chapter and has chaired or co-chaired eight Scientific Seminars for the chapter since 1986. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Esthetics, Manufacturers & Distributors Alliance (EMDA), is an associate member of the Cosmetic, Toiletries and Fragrance Association (CTFA), and is a past president of the cosmetic executive organization, Beauty Industry West (BIW). She has been a licensed esthetician in California since 1977, where she was an advisor to the California State Board of Cosmetology (1986-1996) and the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology (1996-2000) regarding issues concerning esthetics' curriculum, sanitation and state testing procedures. As Legislative Chairman for the EstheticsAmerica committee of the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) in the mid-1980s, Ms. Gadberry oversaw separate licensing passed for esthetics in over 20 states during a two-year period.
In 2003, Ms. Gadberry was honored as an industry legend by the American Aestheticians Education Association (AAEA) for her outstanding contribution to Aesthetics Education in the United States, and, for her paper "The Ongoing Quest for to Discover the Etiology of Rosacea with Implications for the Cosmetic Developer", received the Outstanding Paper Award for 2003 from the California Chapter of the SCC and Chapter Speaker Award, 2003, from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.