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Choose Beauty: Vaughn Acord's Industry Path From Model to Owner to Manufacturer

Salon owner and celebrity stylist Vaughn Acord fulfilled a lifelong dream when he launched his men’s grooming line.

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Choose Beauty: Dilek Onur-Taylor

You’d need 20 commas to fully describe Dilek Onur-Taylor’s industry contributions—but a good start is educator, trainer, inspiration, award-winner and, above all, artist. 

Choose Beauty: Fashion Week Powerhouse James Pecis

At just 36 years old, James Pecis has become a highly sought-after editorial stylist, educator and brand ambassador, packing in 30 shows per fashion week season and countless classes around the country.

Choose Beauty: Donald Scott, Inventor of the Carving Comb

Donald Scott built a brand on a single innovative tool—his Carving Comb. He has since made his name synonymous with razor-cutting tools and techniques.

Choose Beauty: All About Tangle Teezer Founder Shaun Pulfrey

Sassoon-trained stylist Shaun Pulfrey’s focus on making stylists’ jobs easier and making hair better led to his invention of the Tangle Teezer brush.

How Donald Scott Built a Brand

Born into a family of talented hairdressers and barbers, interest in beauty was practically genetic for Donald Scott. See how he built his own brand—beginning with family ties and Paul ...

CHOOSE BEAUTY: An Interview with Jim Markham, Founder of ColorProof

Born and Raised: Farmington, New MexicoIndustry Icon: Vidal Sassoon and my mentor, Jay SebringCareer Other than Hairdressing: I would have liked to have been a Venture Capitalist, to take companies and help to grow them. I really find that ...

Philip Ring: The Pixel Haircolor Illusionist

2015 ushered in a wave of interpretations of the pixelated haircolor technique—no one owned the technique more than Philip Ring. AT A RECENT CLASS at Chicago’s Red7 Salon, educator, stylist and self-described amateur magician ...

CHOOSE BEAUTY: An Interview with Nadirah Volpe

Sexy Hair Master Artist Nadirah Volpe was inspired by family to sketch out a life in beauty and encouraged along the way by her industry mentor. Hidden talent: “I paint. It’s something I really enjoy and I’m giving it ...

Choose Beauty: Van Council

Mastering the craft of hairdressing and owning a thriving business is only part of Van Council’s success story. The salon owner, just named the new fashion director of Intercoiffure America/Canada, has also been a lifelong competitor.In ...