For over a decade, Lori Zabel has been inspiring salon professionals around the globe. As a Redken Artist and Master Stylist at Dop Dop Salon, SoHo, NY she has the insight to help stylists find new perspectives that were previously unimaginable. Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, Lori has traveled the globe on behalf of Redken including Italy, Spain, Australia, Norway, and the U.K. “Every area has its own special uniqueness but the passion for our craft is what we all have in common.” Lori’s work has been featured in many educational DVD’s and publications including Color Generation, Shape Control Education on Demand, Redken Creates 2, Amazing Color, Fuel For Design, Fuel for Finishing, Launch Pad, Hairdressers Journal Australia, and Flare. She has worked backstage at NYC Fashion Week with designers such as Cynthia Rowley, Proenza Shuler, Patricia Fields, and Armani. Through imagination and participation, Lori guides her audiences on a journey of artistic discovery. Her seminars will help you unleash your creativity and empower yourself to be the artist that you dream to be.
In 2018, Lori received the NAHA Haircolorist of the Year from the Pro beauty Association, as well as the People’s Choice Award.
Professional hair colorist Rachel Redd has over a decade of experience in the beauty industry and is based in Atlanta, GA. Growing up in Marietta, GA, Rachel’s love for the visual arts inspired her to embark on a career as a professional hair colorist. Rachel opened Rachel Redd Color Studio Salon in 2015 and sees clients who travel from near and far, for her signature techniques and healthy, flawless hair color creations on a multitude of textures. Rachel's inspiration comes from the women she meets daily and their unique vibrancy, culture and lifestyle. In 2018, Rachel established her independent education program to fill a gap in the industry for professional hair color education for higher hair textures. Through her workshops, Rachel helps beauty professionals learn and build confidence working with texture, while mastering the latest hair color trends and maintaining the health of the hair. Rachel believes that the same energy you put into your business, is the same energy you must put into the ones you love and is a devoted wife and mother. Follow @Redken and @Rachel_Redd for hair inspiration and for Rachel's work as a Redken Ambassador.
Adrienne is the founder of Adrienne Dara Hair Salon in Philadelphia, PA, and her specialty is dimensional blonding. She is an accomplished educator and business coach, teaching through her virtual global education platform, The Lightening Library, and her in-person classes, ADH Education.
Sam Villa is changing the industry, one hairdresser at a time. Whether teaching face-to-face in small hands on classes, on main stage, or reaching his millions of social media followers, Sam changes people. He is a true leader that brings out the best in others. As the 2017 NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner he is known for doing things differently to challenge, inspire and motivate change. His encouragement to stylists is unrivaled, as he genuinely wants each one of them to reach deep to identify how they can make a change to promote their own growth. Sam’s talents stretch far beyond his brilliant cutting and finishing skills; he has a plethora of business skills that enliven stylists to think about how they speak to their guests to add value behind the chair. “Sharing is the greatest gift we can give one another…to help each other grow and prosper, we all need to pay it forward,” says Sam. Consistent research, along with a respect for the fundamentals, Sam is always on the move for new and unconventional ways of cutting and finishing hair - like using a flat iron for versatility, texturizing iron to create hidden volume and using disconnection to create styles that look blended and can be worn in multiple ways. He is a true messenger sharing his knowledge with stylists in hopes that they too will share with others to enrich the industry…upgrade the industry by respecting and supporting one another - #ArtistsSupportingArtists. Sam is in his glory and most comfortable when teaching – a natural transition from his early coaching days in sports. Practice, practice, practice, until you master the craft and then share with others, so they too can become successful! Whether facilitating an in-salon class or on a stage at a major event, there is always something to be discovered and learned. “Stylists need a good understanding of the fundamentals of basic techniques, once mastered, they can be manipulated to create modern silhouettes and textures,” explains Sam. “It’s time to SHOUT IT OUT! The way for us to BE better is to COME TOGETHER as an industry, and the SHOUT begins here with Sam Villa and Redken!” adds Sam. Sam is co-founder of the Sam Villa® brand (Allvus, LLC) www.samvilla.com targeting stylists, as well as consumers. He shares hot tips and techniques live and virtually, and has a branded line of tools – brushes, combs, thermal tools and shears/razors – for both in-salon use and at home. Education is the path to success, follow Sam Villa® on social media for solutions to common challenges experienced in the salon and at home.
ABS 2022 WAS A FANTASTIC SHOW!
Check out the classes that we presented at ABS 2022.