Artists and Educators
flow Artistic Director
With over 25 years of experience, Tony is an accomplished, award-winning industry veteran who joined flow™ in 2017 as the reigning Contessa Canadian Hairdresser of the Year; an honor he has now won eight times, including 2019. Tony was also awarded North America Hairstylist of the Year in 2010.
Extensively trained through Vidal Sassoon in Canada, London, and Los Angeles, Tony has been a main-stage platform artist and has had his work featured in fashion and salon industry magazines around the world.
Tony leads flow’s creative vision and will focus on developing a new collection, generating new imagery, growing the flow Style Team and positioning education for the international market.
Tony has a genuine passion for pushing creative boundaries, designing beautiful cutting-edge looks and promoting the importance of ongoing education to stylists of all levels.
Based in Europe, Juha-Matti is a Kevin Murphy Style Master and educator who has delivered inspirational education to hairdressers in twenty-six different countries. He has also worked on endless Fashion Week events in Melbourne, London, Copenhag, n and Stockholm to name just a few.
Respected for his innate creative flair, his work has been featured in publications such as Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar, and he has also been involved in countless events for these publications. Film has also played a prominent role throughout his career and he is often called upon to work on hair direction for feature films throughout Finland.
Delighted to be part of the KEVIN.MURPHY creative team and committed to delivering educational programs internationally – Juha-Matti believes that the opportunity to teach is without question the most rewarding experience, and he loves the endless creativity and inspiration he receives from just being involved with such a high-level creative team.
Matrix Global Artistic Educator
Chrystofer is a GLOBAL AWARD-WINNING Colorist and Stylist. He is highly respected in the professional beauty industry for his exceptional creative vision, communication skills, and technical talent that clearly defines him as an industry leader.
Creative, Visionary, and Passionate…..are a few of the words used to describe Chrystofer Benson. He works, educates and competes globally, and as an avid competitor, he has 17 International titles in Cutting, Color, and Styling, 4 North American Hair Awards (NAHA) Wins and 23 nominations over 8 categories and is current reigning Hair Colorist of the Year 2019.
Chrystofer also has an impressive body of international photo work from collaborations with photographers creating stunning images that elevate hairdressings overall art form. From Advertising, Beauty, Fashion, and Editorial campaigns, his work has graced the covers and pages of publications of International magazines around the globe.
Neuma Global Artistic Director
Kathy Simon, an award-winning hair artist, educator, salon and academy owner, was recently named Global Artistic Director for NEUMA RESEARCH. Simon won Elite Master Hairdresser of the Year at the Canadian Contessa Awards 2017. She was also a finalist for Canadian Hairdresser of the Year 2017, Best Video look book in 2017 at AIPP international awards and Best Video look book of the year in 2014 at the Canadian Mirror Awards.
Simon is internationally recognized for her teaching style, her unique artistic vision and structural philosophy that has been proven at countless seminars, classes, and shows. As the creator and developer of the Mekka System of Education and owner/Artistic Director of Mekka Education Studio, Kathy and her team have traveled across North America, teaching countless seminars and shows since 1997.
Caitlin is an expert on all things Extension; from hair to lashes. Based in Edmonton and owner of Unknotted Salon & Spa, Caitlin has been a Babe Regional Educator since 2012. She travels extensively providing training and education throughout North America and is excited to share her expertise with you.
Dianne Adams began her career in hairstyling just ten years ago and six years later opened her own studio-the only Balmain Paris Hair Couture Prestige Salon in Palm Beach County, Florida. Dianne is one of Balmain’s International Master Trainers, teaching and studying in North America as well as in Paris, Rotterdam, and Milan. Dianne has worked side-by-side with Balmain’s Creative Director, Nabil Harlow, and Global Education Director, Kaspeer Heemstrek, to stay current with techniques and trends to share those skills to stylists and educators worldwide.
Black Swan Hair Co.
Darcie is an Independent Hair Artist and owner of the Black Swan Hair Co with 18 years experience, specializing in Color Correction, Blondes, Balayage, Photo Sessions and Avant-Garde hair concepts.
She is currently fulfilling her creative endeavors as a Fashion/Editorial Session Stylist. You can find Darcie and her hair art on several magazine covers and publications worldwide. She was also a finalist for the 2019 Contessa awards for Session Hairstylist and Alberta Hairstylist.
CHYLOE JEANETTE CHAPPEL
Dannyco Artist Team
Trained in Kelowna BC, Chyloe has gained extensive knowledge of lightening services and event styles. She continued her education by attending a plethora of color, cutting and styling classes. Chyloe is an award-winning stylist who has been invited to New York and Minneapolis to participate in hair shows and academy training. She has been with the Dannyco Artist team for two years and currently works in Calgary Alberta.
Missy’s been in the industry for 12 years and believes in staying on top of all things hair. As a behind the chair artist, she is filled with passion for the industry with a strong Styling & Color background. She has major love for education, creating art in hair, editorial, styling her beautiful brides and being behind the chair. Missy chose to join the ELEVEN education team after a week with the product in her hands. Their esthetic, educational platform and beautiful ingredients took a modern approach to the industry that she couldn’t wait to be a part of.
flow Director Brand Education
Melanie Bourne (Bolton) brings a passionate, contagious energy to the flow™ Style Team having trained for over 20 years with incredible mentors from all over the world. As a production and media specialist based out of Toronto, Melanie continues to work with many celebrities on productions with ABC, NBC, Warner Bros and Disney.
She is also a master hair extentionist and wig maker. Melanie combines high energy performance and humour to create magic on stage.
Inca Glow Director of Education
Julia Morrison has been in the beauty industry for 20 years. She has been involved in education for over 15 years teaching for a keratin company and Fashion Director with Ultimate Face Cosmetics. As our Director of Education, Julia has helped create our education program for Inca Glow and strives to spread her passion that she has for our product and company to fellow stylists and educators all over the world.
With a passion for creating beautiful natural hair colour, Courtney has gained a wealth of experience throughout her seventeen-year career and has made education her focus for the past 10 years.
Alongside her colour work for the brand, Courtney has also created looks backstage for multiple runway shows – she has joined the KEVIN.MURPHY team on international fashion week shows, and her editorial work has been featured in numerous online and print publications.
Kevin.Murphy Cutting.Master / Style.Master
Australian born CUTTING and STYLE.MASTER, Tim McClean trained under the creative forces of Melbourne’s top salons, learning classic cutting and styling techniques before moving overseas to North America. Tim’s notable career has taken him behind-the-scenes at numerous fashion shows in North America, Australia and the UK, and he has also worked on countless editorial shoots, delivered education programs to numerous salons, as well as being a highly respected platform artist.
Color.Me Education Manager, North America
With over twenty years’ industry experience Jodana’s love of colour started in art school and took her on a journey that led her to train with Keune, Matrix, Redken, and Wella. She then relocated to London where she worked alongside the city’s top stylists and colour technicians, adding mentoring and training of up-and-coming stylists to her skill set.
L’Oréal Professionnel Barber Team
Thaddeus Jayaseelan, often known as Thad, has solidified himself as one of Montreal’s finest barbers. He has built a presence both online and globally and has traveled across the world teaching barber and grooming techniques. With over 15 years’ experience, he remains at the helm of Notorious Barbershop in Montreal, cutting celebrities such as Drake, Big Sean, and numerous professional athletes.
L’Oréal Professionnel Colorist
Ashley is the Color Designer, Manager and Lead Educator with Suki’s in Vancouver for the past 10 years. She is inspired by runway and streetwear fashion, and 90’s music. She loves to bring creative color to consumers and specializes in the perfect platinum blond and colorful hair. Ashley also has been a semi-finalist for Contessa awards multiple times and was the 2016 Canadian Color Trophy winner.
After winning 2012 Matrix Destination Fame, Francis knew that he was meant for more and he started his journey by moving to Montreal, Quebec. Since then he became a colorist educator for Matrix Canada. His love for photo shoots and editorial work pushed him to new heights and he became a Contessa finalist for Quebec Hairstylist of the Year. In 2017, he was part of the International Matrix team that created the beautiful Holographic Collection.
A well-known hairdresser from the city of Quebec, Martin has been perfecting his art now for over 10 years. His passion is edgy graphic haircuts where precision meets strong lines. He has been Co-owner of Salon Les Impolis for the last 5 years where he is also the lead educator. Martin is a natural communicator and his classes are always very informative while keeping his audience engaged.
Kerrie is the co-owner of the boutique salon Cutting Room Floor in Calgary. She loves that as a hairdresser she has the ability to change how people perceive themselves in new and exciting ways. Her journey over the past 22 years as a business owner, educator and mentor have provided daily opportunities to learn how to improve skills in all areas of the industry.
Amy Johnson has been in the beauty industry since she was 15 years old. She is a Marvel College graduate, a certified make up artist, and also holds many certifications in different methods of extensions. She values education as she is highly trained nationally, as well as internationally. Amy is extremely passionate about a holistic approach to life, as well as sustainable, green beauty.
As a Stage Artist and Educator for Redavid, Heather loves to share her creativity and inspiration with other stylists. Since working with Redavid, she has discovered her passion for up-styling and is eager to showcase her designs with her home town stylists!
Alvin Charchuk continues to make magic with his creations! Alvin’s many years with Tressa have been spent learning, teaching, and creating. His fashion-forward outlook continues to inspire and motivate young designers.
If you keep up with hair colorists on Instagram, there’s no doubt you’re following @rebeccataylorhair: best-known for her vibrant, fashion-infused color effects and quality color education (also fun behind-the-scenes of her travel experiences around the world… and maybe some shenanigans with tiny hands). Find out what the excitement is about as she creates magic with color on stage.
Esthetic / Nail Artists
DAPHNE VOTH HOGGAN
Bodyography / OPI
Daphne Voth Hoggan has been with OPI since 2004 as an OPI Educator/Guest Artist and has been a Nail Technician and Makeup Artist for 21 years. Daphne takes you on an educational journey, through a dynamic informative adventure filled with humor and real-life experiences. Three years ago Daphne joined the team of International Beauty Services and looks forward to sharing her love of the line Bodyography.
Sam began her career at Hair Theatre in Kirkwood Missouri, offering her clients the total makeover concept. Shortly afterward, she began training under Educator Kelly McGowan in all things Bodyography. She is now an International Educator for Bodyography Cosmetics and continues to expand her makeup knowledge in everything from weddings to inventive runway-inspired looks.
Raven Advanced Esthetics
Innovative mentor, Donna Eriksson, has been a driving force in the beauty industry for over 30 years. Beloved by her clients, valued by her students, and respected by her peers, this premiere esthetician, technical instructor, and salon owner stand for excellence, integrity, and suppurative customer service.
Lynda has been in the Aesthetics industry since 1999 and was educated in Eyelash Extension Services at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Over the years as an Eyelash Extension Technician, she continued her education through various seminars, demonstrations, and research and information sessions. The knowledge and formal education were applied to the eyelash extension services and achieve an application technique which results in beautiful eyelash extension services while maintaining the integrity of the natural lash.
Joanne has dedicated over a decade of her life to the company that started her on her way to becoming the nail technician she is today. Since her start with en Vogue, Joanne has become not only an award-winning nail technician but the International Master Educator for en Vogue Sculptured Nail Systems in Surrey, BC Canada. Her expertise combined with her energizing and personable demeanor is sure to impress!
Deanna is a fashion graduate and enthusiast turned nail artist and competitor. Deanna’s work has made her a regularly published nail artist in the top industry magazines. Well versed in the nail industry, Deanna is a Spa owner of the Soho Studio, Gel Nail educator for One Beauty Academy, and Ambassador for en Vogue. Deanna has competed in the Nails Next Top Nail Artist and placing in the Top 5, and she has won the NailPro Glossies.
Health & Wellness Speakers
Founder of Ethica Beauty. Peter has developed multiple products and lines within the beauty industry, most recently, Ethica Beauty, a boutique luxury salon line that is dedicated to the salon professional. Ethica focuses on advanced multi-benefit formulations that combine healthy hair growth, anti-aging for the scalp and hair, and multiple salon category benefits in an eco-friendly base. This next generation concept is changing the way people are thinking about their professional hair care products.
Having extensive experience as both a distributor and as a manufacturer that has sold into over 40 countries, Peter brings a unique perspective with fresh ideas to the industry he has fallen in love with.
Rebecca Hung has 18 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has worked behind the chair as an employee, contractor, salon owner, freelance stylist and makeup artist.
Rebecca holds a diploma in Holistic Health along with certification and a fierce passion to teach yoga, meditation, reiki, and self-care. She also works as a reflexologist, artist, and amateur musician and is currently completing her degree in Applied Human Services. Her mission is to share tools, techniques, and insight into self-care so that the daymakers of the world can thrive and take better care of themselves, their clients and the planet.
DR. NATHALIE McLEOD
Dr. McLeod is a pediatric and pregnancy focused chiropractor who hails from a small town outside of Ottawa, Ontario.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Science from McMaster University and continued her studies in a master’s program at the University of Toronto. Dr. McLeod currently has a family-centered chiropractic practice located in Edmonton. She has completed certification from the American College of Addictions and Compulsive Disorders. Dr. McLeod is currently studying Medical and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and continues to research the human body with a focus on the nervous system.
She is passionate about helping empower individuals to live their true potential and invites you to speak with her about any questions you may have.