Introducing...Great Clips' New Design Team Masters!

Lauren Salapatek | January 6, 2017 | 7:48 AM
Michael Mealey
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Elle Skeen
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Ashley Cress
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Ashley Stencel
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Cutting edge style, techniques and training aren’t exclusive to high-end full service salons. At Great Clips, professional stylists work every day to deliver top-quality haircuts that are on-trend and on-point.

Representing over 40,000 stylists working in over 4,000 independently owned salons, Great Clips introduces you to their new Great Clips Design Team Masters: Ashley Stencel, Ashley Cress, Michael Mealey and Elle Skeen

You'll see them in live demos, and in educational videos promoting technical skills and product use. 

These four stylists were hand selected to become platform artists, educate on exclusive product brands, and to promote Great Clips as the employer of choice. “I joined Design Team Masters to help stylists and future professionals find their passion and grow within our industry,” says Stencel.

The Design Team Masters will develop trend haircut collections that reflect the Great Clips cutting and clipper systems.

“When I start a class, I tell them how I was inspired by others to be myself, and to take a chance…then I ask if they will give me the chance to inspire them,” says Mealey. 

Cress adds, “When you love what you do, it makes teaching feel like sharing."

They will show not only the skills at Great Clips salons, but some of the career opportunities available. Great Clips Design Team Masters hopes to influence retention and engagement strategies, and help promote the beauty industry as a whole.

“I believe in working for a company that works together for a common goal. If we work together, we build each other up,” says Skeen. 

For more information about a career at Great Clips, visit


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