Meet our Artists
Our Education Team has grown to include 15 members throughout North America. Many are salon owners, and all work behind the chair in salons so they know the challenges that colorists face every day. This allows them the opportunity to work with the techniques that they teach in our classes and develop adaptations as well. Plus they are known for incorporating tips and tricks in each class that are real “ah-ha” moments for attendees. They all love to share their knowledge and find great satisfaction in helping others to become more successful.
My passion for hairdressing developed early on in life while growing up in Littleton, Colorado. I loved styling my friends’ hair for events and inventing new ways to braid my teammates hair for softball games. My professional career began over 13 years ago after I made a move to New York City and began attending the Aveda Institute. I apprenticed at the Cutler Salon in Midtown Manhattan as a colorist and then moved on to spend the next nine years at Soon Beauty Lab, where I became a master stylist and manager.
Daily life and people of the city are my muse. I gather inspiration from art history, fashion shows, fashion blogs and internet culture. I am excited to bring everything I’ve learned from working with top colorists and stylists in New York to Denver. Let’s create new, fun looks at The StoryBrick!
With twenty five years of industry experience, Adrienne is currently the owner of Hush Salon Philadelphia and Product Club’s Artistic Director. Adrienne is obsessive about staying ahead of and anticipating hair color trends. Having worked in New York City for 9 years at Cutler Salon she participated in New York Fashion Week as well as coloring a constant stream of models and beauty editors. Adrienne has been featured multiple times in the Allure Magazine Directory including The Best of the Best issues, and her salon was featured in Elle Magazines top 100 Salons in the Country. She has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” repeatedly. Her credits include: Behind the Chair, Modern Salon, American Salon, Glamour, Elle Girl, and Elle magazine.
Adrienne has worked for several manufactures as a spokesperson on QVC and thrives on connecting with an on air audience. She travels extensively, teaching advanced coloring techniques in classroom and hands-on demonstrations. She is featured in several DVD’s sharing highlighting techniques that help take hair color design to the next level. She’s a talented salon colorist whose friendly & approachable style makes her a sought out educator & presenter.
Melissa’s passion of the hair industry is evident in her list of achievements. In her over 2 decades of experience, Melissa has acquired the status of American Board Certified Haircolorist and has been published internationally. Her work can be seen in Modern Salon, American Salon, and Culture Magazine, as well as many consumer magazines. Melissa is a featured colorist for highlighting and color techniques on Product Club’s DVD series.
Her work and life-changing makeover magic has been featured on ABC, NBC in conduction with the American Heart Institute and FOX TV’s “Starting Over.” She is also a NYC Fashion Week Veteran working backstage with designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Thuy and others.
Melissa’s diverse salon experience, including being Artistic Director, Color Director, Education Manager and training all levels of stylists, gives her a down to earth approach to facilitating many varieties of classes from foundation skills to advanced creative programs. Spend time with Melissa and learn how to successfully grow your own business to new levels.
Lisa has been in the hair industry for close to twenty years working for trendy, uptown salons in Toronto, Canada. She is currently working with the very reputable Alcorn Salon. Lisa has a crisp vision of modern haircolor that she communicates effortlessly and is known for her meticulous attention to detail. She showcases her creative work by entering into competitions and has been a semi-finalist in the Canadian Contessa awards in several categories including “Canadian Hairstylist of the Year”. She was also nominated by the very prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards as a finalist in the category of “North American Haircolorist of the Year”. Lisa’s work was featured on the cover of “Salon Magazine” and appeared in “Colorist Magazine”.
Tamar has been a Professional Cosmetologist for nearly 15 years. She obtained her primary training at the prestigious Dudley Cosmetology University, where she graduated at the top of her class
Tamar has accomplished many achievements throughout her career thus far. This includes being recruited to teach for L’Oreal, under the Soft Sheen-Carson and Mizani brands. In addition to being highlighted several times in local newspapers, she has styled for Ms. Star Jones, and has been affiliated with several Professional Industry Organizations. This includes: The National Beauty Cultural League, National Urban League of Young Professionals, Philadelphia Committee, National Association of Modern Beauticians, and the National Cosmetology Association, to name a few.
Tamar prides herself on her integrity and work ethic. She is beyond excited to share her experience, knowledge, and skill set as one of the newest members of the phenomenal Product Club Team.
Adam’s training started at the Paul Mitchell Vision Academy in Allentown, PA where he graduated in their honors program. Adam began in the associate program working at Patrick McIvor Color Studios as an assistant and trained directly under Patrick McIvor, Tammy Reynolds and Nathan Rosenkranz. After becoming a stylist, he was also put in charge of associate training. Adam then moved to NYC and worked under Rodney Cutler and other very talented associates at Cutler Salon NYC.
His experience led to becoming a Product Club educator. He is a natural teacher and loves to share his passion for color and styling with others. Adam also freelances with Alterna, has worked NYC Fashion Week several times. His work has been featured in Modern Salon, LaunchPad magazine, PaperCut magazine, Lehigh Valley Style, Valley Social, Bravo TV’s Gallery Girls, Project Runway Allstars, Vogue, and on QVC.
Owner of ReVive! Salon in Allentown, PA, Amanda Lenz has worked for Product Club for 5 years and counting. After extensive training under top area stylists after graduating from The Vision Academy, a Paul Mitchell School, Amanda went on to open a fashion forward salon with an upbeat environment. Bringing education to the hands of stylists across the nation with Product Club has been one of Amanda’s greatest achievements. With an associate training program and continuing education for her staff and herself, working full-time behind the chair, Amanda has a great respect for the need to further the creative design skills and technical understanding of hair color.
Kristen is a natural born artist and girly girl who loves the beauty industry. She is a 3rd generation hair & makeup artist from Tampa Bay who strives to perfect images, inform the misunderstood, and teach all a thing or two about their beauty regimen. She is becoming one of YouTube’s most popular beauty Vloggers!
As the owner of Thirteenth and Washington, located in St. Louis, MO Kristen has created an upscale environment to accommodate editorial stylist, photographers, and educational events. Teaching is one of her greatest passions and she has a very natural way of empowering her students to feel confident in their technique. Kristen wants to help other artists understand how simple it is to become a visionary and see color in the same way she can. Product Club has been such a great way for her to share her ambition and knowledge.
Toni remembers vividly the day she fell in love with hairdressing. She was just 13, having her own hair done in a trendy salon. As she sat in the chair, she watched with fascination as seasoned hair stylists worked magic on their clients.
Now the owner of Bombshell Red, she has been working her own hair magic for 25 years. Toni specializes in innovative color placement as well as precision cutting. Toni worked as an Artist for L Óreal Professional Products Division/Mizani for 25 years. She is currently a lead Artist on the Product Club Team sharing her vast knowledge in advanced hair coloring techniques. She travels across the country and abroad, educating and training some of the country’s top stylists. Toni is an American Board Certified Hair Colorist. She has trained extensively at The Redken Exchange as well as the Vidal Sassoon Academy in advanced hair coloring and haircutting.
Toni’s work has been featured in many magazines including Latina Magazine, Modern Salon, The Colorist and American Salon. Toni was the key make-up artist for New York Fashion Designer, Byron Lars’ Spring Collection video. She has styled hair for NY Fashion Week. Toni managed the tresses of Def Jam Recording Artist and grammy winner R&B singer Chrisette Michelle, Maybach Music Group R&B Singer, Teedra Moses and The CW News Correspondence Sharon Carpenter. Toni was also the exclusive hair and wig designer for the critically-acclaimed Off Broadway musical Winter Wonderettes.
Tori started her journey in this incredible industry in 2011. She graduated from Empire Beauty School and also attended a makeup school in New York City. Hair and makeup are her passion and she loves making people feel good about themselves and seeing them happy, and confident. She recently started working with Product Club and found that not only is it a great outlet to share the knowledge that she has developed, but she continues learning herself through all the interaction with other colorists. Tori works at ReVive! Salon in Allentown, PA.
Ana Valencia began her career in the beauty industry in Cali, Colombia where she studied under some of the best colorists in the country. Ana moved her family to the U.S. in 2000. Since the move Ana has worked with many of the best colorists in the U.S. She has been involved in working with many color brands as a platform artist at shows. Her most rewarding experience is helping others bring out the best in themselves. To meet Ana in person and watch her work is the best way to understand her gifts.
Princess McCloud dreamed of being a hair stylist from a very young age, and has not only has she realized that dream, but she’s taken it to a whole other level. She graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, top in her class, and then did some interning with Hush Salon in Philadelphia. The salon and staff made quite the impression on her and she knew it would be a great opportunity to have them as her mentors. She was correct. She is now employed at Hush Salon, Philadelphia, which has been named the Best of Philly three times. Working at Hush, also afforded her the opportunity to become a Product Club educator and she is now one of Product Club’s multicultural textured hair specialists. She is forever grateful for the opportunities she has been given.
Michael Nasti has been teaching hair color since 1994 for major manufacturers such as Clairol, Wella, and Schwarzkopf Professional. He also studied Business Administration and received a B.A. from Flagler College. Michael is a second- generation hair colorist, following in his father’s footsteps. Using all that he has learned over the years, Michael brings a fresh perspective to education that is not manufacturer specific; but rather blends chemistry, science, fashion, and communication skills to help students and professionals alike.