Chrissy - Chrissy has been a hairdresser for over 10 years with a strong background in Curls, barbering, and color. Chrissy’s passion for education has evolved into becoming a texture educator. She travels all over the country teaching hairdressers & stylists about curly hair. Chrissy loves educating others on how to make curls carefree and touchable. Empowering humans and creating shapes through the art of hair is what drives Chrissy’s creative process. Hair is her expression of art and she loves sharing it with others. No matter if it's an expression through a haircut or a creative color project. Chrissy uses hair to express herself creatively while also to amplify the voices of the diverse community around her. Alfredo - Hair artist, Global and master educator, and award-winning stylist Taylor Leven: Taylor Leven is a female barber who has spent her career breaking stereotypes and challenging gender norms. When she began her career it was still taboo for a women to be a barber. Although many people doubted her and told her she would never be able to sustain herself as a barber, she never gave up and ended up winning multiple awards, traveling the world and educating, and now owns a modern barbershop that prides themselves on inclusivity. At 25, this is just the beginning for her and her movement in the industry of hair. Yadiel Alberto Rodriguez, known as AROD the BARBER, is an experienced educator & stylist with a passion for helping his clients look their best. A native of Puerto Rico, AROD moved to the United States with his family when he was fifteen years old. He began working in the industry as a teenager and by the age of twenty had over five years of expertise cutting hair for family, friends and a growing client list. AROD joined the United States Army when he was twenty years old to serve his country. Stationed in El Paso, Texas, AROD met Marcus P. Hatch and formed a barber team, participating in competitions around the country. As his expertise has grown, so has his client list. Today, AROD styles many internet celebrities and continues to pursue his dreams of working throughout the world. He specializes in trending hairstyles and freestyle designs. Spifster - As the go-to Chicago manicurist that "spiffs up" manicures to the 10nth degree at Salon Lōkei, Tacarra "Spifster" Sutton is known for her innovative and edgy nail designs. The witty and undeniably zany self-taught designer-cum-mani-maven got her nickname Spifster for her ability to make anything "spiffy," and credits trying to kick a bad nail-biting habit as a reason to why she started putting polish to talent. Sutton's precisely-painted lines and one-of-kind geometric designs has attracted nail techs worldwide to study her craft, a clientele such as Megan Thee Stallion, Torri Kelly & Janelle Monae, major brands including Nike, Cadillac & Topshop and a long list of devoted clients country-wide who keep her on speed dial for "spiffing." Entering 15 years of nail artistry, Spifster has returned to her visual design beginnings and channeling special chops through Decospiff, an interior design/mural/wear brand made for enthusiasts looking for something unlike the normal department stores selection.
ABS 2022 WAS A FANTASTIC SHOW!
Check out the classes that we presented at ABS 2022.