As a son of hairstylists, Shannon grew up with a love and passion for the hair. Now an internationally known Platform Artist and Education/Creative Director, his talents have allowed him to lead a team of 1600 educators supporting 57 countries while leading trainings and stage shows in countries like England, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Jamaica, Trinidad, Korea, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Jamaica, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, China, Brazil, Bali and Singapore. Shannon’s appeared on the Oprah show doing make-overs and enjoys working backstage each season at New York Fashion Week.
Allyson has over 26 years of salon professional and salon leadership experience as the Co-Owner and CEO of Hair & Co BKLYN and Beauty 360 Consulting and former President and CEO of Dessange Group North America, Vice President of Education for Clarins, and head of the salon division for such companies as; Ulta Beauty and ColorWorks Salon a division of Ratner Companies. She became a Stylist right out of high school and later an American Board Certified Haircolorist. She writes a blog for Salon Today and was featured in Beauty Fashion Magazines “Counter Culture”, Salon Today “2013 Enterprising Women” and Scholar Magazine “Making It Personal”.
Melinda has over 15 years of experience in both cutting an styling, the past nine of which have been in NYC and most recently, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. As both an Aveda and Wella trained artist she has also participated with her past team(s) in NYC Fashion Week, as a featured stylist for Showtime's Californication and MTV Makeover for The VH1 Video Music Awards. Ultimately though, she most enjoys educating and being inspired behind the chair connecting with her clients. Melinda is a gutsy haircutter and artistic colorist but listens then sets to task creating an individual style that translates into beautiful and wearable looks that guests can replicate at home, on their own!
Chad Taber has over a decade of experience in styling and has spent the past eight years working as a highly requested contract artist and Certified Colorist for Keune Haircosmetics. He has worked on stage at trade shows, distributor showcases and backstage with the International Team at Keune Evolution events. For the past three years, Chad has been voted Best In the City by Slice Magazine readers in Oklahoma City, where he worked behind the chair full-time.
Rondeann is a learner for life! Whether it’s on the runway at New York Fashion Week, at the Keune HairCosmetics Academy where she is an Academy Color Trainer or with the team at Hair & Co BKLYN she’s continuously educating herself to stay on trend for her clients. Rondeann believes beauty is in the eye of the beholder and when you sit in her chair she’s committed to giving her clients that little extra so you leave feeling like a star.
Accumulating information from Chicago, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston and Paris his experience in communication and hairdressing stands noticeably next to his drive and charm. Now seven years in the salon industry Irmen has worked alongside international educators, session and salon stylists, and clients uncovering simple and cohesive ways to share his knowledge.
Christine Sanchez is a L.A. native who began her career under the wing of a Vidal Sassoon disciple master hairdresser. Now with 20 years of experience, her bi-coastal clientele enjoys simple, beautiful wearable hair. Christine is known for signature colors and effortless haircuts focusing on the art and beauty of the face shape and fabric of the hair.
Mary Kathryn is a new york native who always wanted to do hair and is elated to live her dream daily. Specializing in balayage, beachy blondes, natural brunettes, Mary also loves a good barber cut. Mary likes to give her clients low maintance, easy to wear styles. "The morning struggle is real for everyone and I get it!” She attended the Aveda Institute in New York and apprenticed under an Allure rated colorist and Goldwell Educator. When Mary isnt doing hair you can find her and her dog searching for an undiscovered beach.
Cyd Charisse has taught and led the master’s program at the Aveda Institutes for Aisouth for the past 5 years. She has participated in fashion shows for designers such as the Stella McCartney, Tibi, Richard chair and many more. Cyd is certified in Aveda color systems, and color theory which allows her to be a global educator. She has worked side by side with photographers such as Joe Lee & Mike Ortiz. Cyd has also been behind the chair with celebrity stylists such as Frank Rizzieri & Campbell Mcauley. You can also find her behind the scenes at home shopping network. Cyd Charisse currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Hailing from San Francisco, Emmi has called Brooklyn home for the last 7 years. With an Aveda education, she began her career in salons and as a private hairstylist for clients in the Meatpacking and Chelsea neighborhoods of Manhattan. Before joining our Hair and Co family, she freelanced doing everything from weddings and bridal week at Kleinfelds, to Victoria Secret, WeTV network and on set for music videos & editorial. Emmi brings her haute urban style to her chair and at once makes you feel at ease and stylish.