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CosmoProf Beauty Announces 2018 CosmoProf Artistic Team

Alison Alhamed | January 2, 2018 | 9:48 AM

CosmoProf announces its 2018 CosmoProf Artistic Team made up of eight top-tier stylists of Instagram fame—with a combined following of more than 1.5 million—as its professional beauty community ambassadors.

The team will headline 2018 shows and special events, teaching classes focused on cutting, color and styling techniques, as well as personal branding and professional business building.

The CosmoProf Artistic Team is expanding to include artists specializing in creative color, curl and texture, updos, business-building tips, cutting, branding, social media and barbering.

Returning to the team are 2017 members Larisa Love, Jacob Khan, Phil Ring and Christina Kreitel; and 2018 introduces new members Olivia Smalley, Keon Washington, Laura Chihaia and Leysa Carrillo.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with this talented group of artists and providing them with a platform to connect with our community,” says Jen Wilder, Group Vice President of Marketing.

Last year, the members of the CosmoProf Artistic Team led more than 50 educational events and collaborated with CosmoProf’s brand partners to create original videos, blogs and posts.

“As the beauty industry evolves, it is more important than ever for us to stay connected to our community, support emerging talent, and provide innovative education that is both technical and business focused,” says Meghan Gentz, Director of Social Media and Community.

The 2018 CosmoProf Artistic team:

Larisa Love (@larisadoll), Owner of Larisa Love Salon in Studio City, CA
Specialty: Inventive Color

Leysa Carrillo (@leysahairandmakeup) Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist at Atelier by Square in Las Vegas, NV Specialty: Curly Cut & Color

Laura Chihaia (@lalasupdos) Bridal Stylist and Owner at Lala’s Updos Studio in Sacramento, CA
Specialty: Bridal & Styling

Jacob Khan (@jacobhkhan) Owner of Jacob K Hair in Atlanta, GA
Specialty: Cut & Color

Christina Kreitel (@christinakreitel), Owner of Intrepid Studio Salons in Spanish Fork, UT
Specialty: Color & Personal Branding

Philip Ring (@phildoeshair) Hairstylist & Educator in Providence, RI
Specialty: Creative Color

Olivia Smalley (@omgartistry) Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist at OMG Artistry in Cooper City, FL
Specialty: Blonding & Social Media

Keon Washington (@keonthebarber) Master Barber at Artistik Collision Studios in Greenville, SC
Specialty: Barbering


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