Mentors

CND

Amanda Fontanarrosa

"These three talented women [our NEXTGEN choices] not only excell at their art and profession, but they are true pioneers in our i...

Mizani

Cesar Ramirez

“When a person comes to me and says they want to be an editorial stylist, my initial reaction is, 'Are you ready to put in all tha...

Keune

Chris Sulimay

"While Taylor is just a couple years in the beauty industry, she has a great creative eye coupled with an obvious passion for growth an...

Matrix

Chrystofer Benson

Chrystofer Benson is highly respected in the professional beauty industry for his exceptional communication skills, creative vision and tech...

Hattori Hanzo

Diana Schmidtke

Diana Schmidtke is known as a force behind the men’s grooming revolution. Her portfolio has been shaped by her work with some of the m...

Devacurl

Isabella Vazquez

"Dennielle LaForte’s energy and positive outlook on life is what drew me to choose her. She is another one of our young tale...

Wella

John Gialluisi

"I was asked to select participants for the Beauty Changes Lives event at the same time that the Wella Trend Vision photo show took pla...

Moroccanoil

Kevin Hughes

"When I was beginning my career, my mentor Dawn Coppertino always told me to keep my mind open, and that I would never stop g...

Aquage

Luis Alvarez

"At Aquage, we pride ourselves on developing emerging new artists. When assessing new artists, we value commitment over talent, because...

Redken

Sam Villa

Sam Villa has been honored with the Favorite Platform Artist and Educator at the Stylist Choice Awards in 2007, 2011, and 2012. He has a spe...

American Crew

Sarah Adams

"I chose Patrick Chai as American Crew’s NEXTGEN artist because he is a hairstylist who truly cares about expanding his art. &nbs...

CND

Shelena Robinson

"These three talented women [our NEXTGEN choices] not only excel at their art and profession, but they are true pioneers in our in...

TIGI

Thomas Osborn

"The choice to make Carly Rae Lawrenson our NEXTGEN artist was an easy one for us at TIGI. As one of the winners of our very own I...

Pivot Point

Yolly ten Koppel

As International Creative and Technical Director of Pivot Point International, the name Yolly ten Koppel is synonymous with powerful hair de...