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Tressa’s Christopher ‘Sean’ Moore Passes Away

November 7, 2018 | 12:40 PM

On Saturday, November 3, Christopher “Sean” Moore, vice president of sales for Tressa/Watercolors, passed away, unexpectedly, at age 50.

Kelly Huether, president of Life of Riley Salon Supply, says, “I have lost a great friend and the Professional Beauty Industry has lost a passionate executive with the passing of Sean. I had the pleasure of working with him for more than 15 years at Beauty Alliance, SalonCentric and now at Life of Riley. He had an infectious spirit, and brought humor and light to our industry. He was a steadfast friend, and someone you could count on. He loved sports, his family and getting the most out of life.”

Moore was known for his heart, his hugs, his sense of humor and for bringing people together. He began his career as a distributor salon consultant in 1996 with Brooks Mutual, which later became Independent Salon Resource (ISR) in Orlando, FL. He later relocated to other parts of Florida, growing his territory every step along the way. After ISR was acquired by Beauty Alliance, Moore was promoted to district manager and successfully led a team of DSCs in Southwest Florida.

In 2011, Moore joined Connie Barrett, founder/CEO of Tressa, Inc. He quickly proved himself on the manufacturer side of the business and was soon promoted to national sales manager, a role that that he relished. Working with Connie, Moore was instrumental in helping launch the Watercolors Brand of shampoos, conditioners and hair color. Soon after, he was promoted to vice president of sales.

Sean Moore is survived by his wife Stephanie (Steph), three daughters—Ashley, Taylor and Caitlyn—and son Christopher. His family lives in Parrish, FL. He is also survived by his parents, Christopher and Lucinda, and four siblings—Aaron, Ryan, Corey and Lacey.

Connie Barrett adds, “Sean was dedicated to his career and the growth of Tressa. His work ethic and personality are what all should strive for.”

Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Groover Funeral Home in Ellenton, FL. Funeral Mass will be at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Parrish, FL, on Thursday, November 8, at 1 p.m. with burial immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the Christopher Sean Moore College Fund at

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