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JAN 2017

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36 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | JANUARY 2017 Live & Learn/ Profi les When I was young, I wanted to be a nutritionist—but I failed in every subject! School was not my forte. Then I met Christopher Dove, and his mum suggested hair. Together we attended England's South Devon Technical College. While operating a tiny salon after graduation, we entered the competition circuit and began winning shows. By the time we left the U.K. in 1994, we'd achieved some notoriety. At fi rst we worked for Shelton and Linda Ogle's network of salons and schools in Texas, then became creative directors at Elizabeth Arden in New York. I've been in L.A. since 2001, where I now run The Doves by DNA salon. Never a resolute goal- setter, I instead took one step at a time, progressing fl uidly to the next career rung. Advice: Surround yourself with a group of friends who will support you on days when you feel down— which inevitably happen. Ours can be a stressful world. —Sonya Dove, Wella Professionals global ambassador and owner of The Doves by DNA Most stylists knew the "hows" of haircolor when I went to beauty school at age 15, but I wanted to learn about the "whys." Self-taught as a chemist, I created milder, more natural techniques at a time when bleaching was the norm. In 1972 I opened The Color Salon at NuBest Salon and Spa, the world's largest color department, with my mentor, session stylist Michael Mazzei. And I always kept innovating, formulating Clairol's fi rst tube color in the '80s, cofounding the yearly Haircolor USA seminar and creating the fi rst true color-depositing shampoo with my company, Artec Systems Group. Success came naturally because I'm passionate about the science behind my work, remaining in continuous search of what should be that is not— then working to bring it to life. Advice: Become an analytical stylist. Learn what's in a product and know how it will perform under any condition. Observe everything, and travel when possible to master your craft. —Leland, Celeb Luxury owner and CEO My mother passed away when I was 4 years old, so I grew up close to my father and brothers. By the time I was in my teens they had already opened two TONI&GUY salons in London, where I worked after school and during holidays. Quite simply, I never thought of being anything other than a hairdresser. Because I was afforded such remarkable opportunities, I try to now give back to the next generation of stylists—including my son, Joshua. Success never comes easily. I've spent much of my life sitting on planes, en route to seminars and shows. But I was fortunate to start my career at a time when hairdressing was fi rst gaining professional respect, and British stylists led the world creatively. The late '70s and '80s were an exciting time. Advice: Remain aware of cultural trends. Visual inspiration can come from anywhere—like the catwalk, street styles, fi lm, music or art. —Anthony Mascolo, TIGI international artistic director At age 24 I left my home in Clydebank, Scotland, and moved to my grandparents' house in Memphis, Tennessee, to pursue my aim of becoming a stylist. Working as a local in-salon educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems while fi nishing school at Stage One Beauty was the second-best decision I made! I taught as many classes as possible—sometimes three or four a day—combining entertainment with education so students could have fun while learning. I've been blessed with an ability to relate to my hairdressing audience from both an artistic and salon business point of view, so I use that skill to my advantage. My defi nition of success is taking one step after another to continuously get closer to your dreams. Advice: Choose companions whose vision you share. If you take an idea from one person, it's stealing. Take it from many, and that's called research! —Robert Cromeans, Paul Mitchell global artistic director and owner of Robert Cromeans Salons Determination, hard work, long hours—those are the three main factors to which I attribute my success. I began my career as an apprentice in Calabria, Italy, then worked for TONI&GUY in Rome before moving to London, where I spent 15 years as international creative director with Trevor Sorbie. I'm naturally energetic— translation: unable to stay still! I used that quality as fuel, so that when others stopped, I kept exploring new outlets for my creativity. Many times my ideas led nowhere, but I stuck with my passion for hairdressing through good times and bad. There's always more to be discovered, which is why you must remain steadfast in the pursuit of any ambition. Advice: Be a sponge. Watch the greats at work; stay focused and learn as much as possible. You must fi rst master all the rules so you'll have the confi dence to break them. —Angelo Seminara, Davines artistic director

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