Donnie Ray Allen Donnie Ray was born and raised in a small town in beautiful South Carolina. At the tender age of 5, he began his career as the family stylist - French braiding his aunt's long locks. After manifesting looks for his entire family and prom dates, Donnie set off for the Marine Corps, where he learned discipline, attention to detail and the importance of hard work.
Inside him was the dream of being a high-level, professional stylist. Aware of this, he began working under Hisao Oe (of Peirre Michelle) at Hopscotch Salon in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he worked his way to Creative Director. Then his career took off! He studied in London with Vidal Sasson, and eventually went to work for the industry greats such as Bumble and Bumble as a Network Educator, Aveda, Vivian Mckender and has landed Prive!!
His work has been seen on the runways with designers Millie, Betsey Johnson, Monique Lhuiller. His clientele includes Cherl Hines and Dana Parish; he has done styling for T.V. shows such as Regis and Kelly and Ricki Lake.
Not only will you see his creations in Vogue, Town & Country and the New York Post, you'll see his artistry walking the streets around us. His is a master at creating styles to fit any attitude, combining classic shaping with freestyle razor techniques.
Donnie currently shares his gifts as a stylist and a member of the Prive Artistic Team and a stylist Prive Salon, NYC.
He is constantly finding inspiration in bringing a touch of southern comfort to the big city.
Maxine Josie With over 15 years in the salon industry, Maxine has integrated her technical abilities as a stylist with her drive for higher education.
She is now a designer at Folicle (a salon) in Cleveland, Ohio and part of the acclaimed Privé Artistic Team. She is enthusiastic about their products and how they continue to maintain their high standards and integrity.
As a Privé educator, she is currently traveling to different parts of the country, where she is able to pick up new and current trends and innovative techniques to share with both the stylists and the clients.
Justus Kerr For the past 17 years Justus Kerr, an artistic creative, has chosen hair as his medium. In that time he has learned from some of the best in the industry known and unknown. Starting off his career in San Diego to currently co owning a salon in Las Vegas, Justus has had the opportunity to work on many well known celebrities. Such as Chris Jenner, Bette Midler, Mandy Moore, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Paris Hilton, and Jennifer Tilly to name a few. Working on the famous Las vegas strip is also where Justus was introduced to Laurent D.
Over the past 7 years this jetsetter has traveled, for Prive, across the country educating and reinspiring artists to fall in love with the art of hair. His approach to hair stems from his constant reinvention and betterment of self. Justus focuses more on building up his weaknesses other than overbuilding his strengths. “Each haircut I do is a new puzzle for me to figure out. Many artist create masterpieces that last a lifetime, hairdressers have 6 weeks to amaze and astound as many people as possible before their work is gone. Make it count!”.
Madison Jane Throughout Madison Jane's life an unstoppable attraction to art, creativity, and people led her toward the glorious industry of hair. As a teen, despite others advice, Madison went with her gut feeling and tested out of high school during her junior year to became a licensed hairstylist by the age of 17. Early on she found her love not only behind the chair but also being involved in every outlet this beautiful hair world has to offer.
At the mere age of 20 she found herself on the creative team with Alterna haircare. There she realized when you can teach something you can truly own it. That “aha” moment in her student's face is something she lives for. She believes there's no such thing as too much education and is always in search for new techniques to advance herself. Sassoon in Chicago and hands on training with Martin Parsons have been highly beneficial for her as a growing artist. Her admiration for Prive surfaced while researching haircare companies and advanced education, she is extremely inspired by the culture and creative energy. Over the past 7 years Madison Jane makes every effort to continuously push her limits within her industry while keeping the integrity of her work strong.
Not only does she find tons of inspiration throughout today's fashion but is also highly influenced by iconic vintage silhouettes we've all come to know and love over the generations. She has had marvelous opportunities to have her work, whether it be freelance or educating, follow her all over the US as well as Canada and Europe. You can find her hairstyles gracing the pages of subculture magazines such as Min Boudoir, Tattoo Energy, Atomic Bombshells, and Temptress. As well as at events like Baby Phat's runway show for Germany's Next Top Model 2010, New York and LA fashion week, and more recently had one of her hair styles strut the red carpet during the 2013 Emmys. She's had the honor to tame the manes of many lovely vixens including, but not limited to, Masuimi Max, Tera Patrick, and Andrea Grant.
Madison Jane believes through her craft she can express a lifetime commitment to a more beautiful and positive world.
Kat Bishop Kat Bishop has worked in the many beauty facets from Haircutting, Session Styling, and Make Up Artistry. She started as a proud alumnus of the Paul Mitchell Partner Schools and was honored with The Salon Association (TSA) Beacon Award Top 100 Nationally Recognized Students. She has also had the opportunity to work along side some of the best and most influential names in the beauty industry.
Her advance education and training began with Aveda in New York City and since she has continued her education nationally, such as Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy, Paul Mitchell Academy and Prive Advanced Academy. With over 13 years of combined experience in hairstyling & makeup artistry, it has lead her to session work for editorial shoots, television, corporate clients and celebrities including Cheryl Tiegs, Supermodel Emmie, Olympian Medalist LoLo Jones, and Mariel Hemingway. In addition for her love of haircutting & hairstyling, she also a proud team member and shares her passion as a Cloud Nine Brand Ambassador. Outside of Cleveland, she continues to travel and be a long-time participant styling hair backstage for runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, Miami, and Berlin.
Kat is not only behind the chair, she is always on the go, creating and staying on top of the trends. She finds her inspiration in the cities she travels to and working along side other passionate hairstylists. She believes you must stay active and current in this industry. "Just like fashion, hair trends shift and become more innovative. You have to continue to learn, develop, and share that with your fellow hairstylists and deliver it to your clients.
Amber Cannon Inspired by our world, creating with passion.
Amber began cosmetology school at 15 and worked in two successful salons over the course of 9 years in her hometown of Charlotte, NC; Starting as an assistant and working her way up to a master stylist, doing new stylist training and in-salon education. She attended the Vidal Sassoon advanced academy in Chicago for ABC Cutting & Men’s Barbering where she found a new passion for cutting hair. She started becoming very intrigued with styling and began taking advanced classes for editorial and session styling, as well as attending many hair shows for constant inspiration and education, and sitting in on Look & Learns from editorial stylists. She has worked alongside the Privé design team for the past three New York Fashion Weeks.
Her burning desire for this industry and advanced education has given her confidence on an entire new level and is reflected by the work she produces and work ethic, which in turn has presented her with some wonderful opportunities and jobs. She is now currently freelancing as a session hair stylist for film/tv, music videos, print, runway, photo shoots and live performances, while still keeping a steady amount of clients on the side to fulfill her desire of cutting and coloring hair.
She is motivated by her passion and continuously traveling for jobs, networking, and marketing herself to see where her talent can take her in this amazing and ever changing industry.
Kristin Cicala Kristin is an LA native and started her career in hair design in `97. She spent years at Toni & Guy as part of their artistic team and as an educator which built her foundation and sparked her interest in fashion. She has gone on tho have her hairstyles published in major fashion magazines such as Vanity Fair and Teen Vouge. She has worked with various celebrities and musicians the likes of Kelly Lynch, Tory Burch, Marley Shelton, Ashlee Simpson and The Flaming Lips as well as participating in numerous fashion shows.
Kristin is an internationally traveled being and has a joy of life. She continues her innovative styling and design techniques through the breath of artistic living
Trent Magnano Trent Magnano was born and raised in Campbell, California; a small town in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Influenced by the world renowned stylist, Robert Cromeans, Magnano began taking on people’s hair at the tender age of fifteen, enticing potential “clients” with his innate abilities and his unparalleled passion. Magnano received his professional license at eighteen from San Jose City Cosmetology School and landed his first job as a licensed stylist at Five Color Cowboy, a popular salon in San Jose.
It was at Five Color Cowboy, where he trained under stylists Jasmine Lazzarino and Johnny Granada, that Magnano honed his skills and discovered his own niche within the realm of styling. Five Color Cowboy led to Big Jim’s Barber Shop, and by twenty-one, he decided that the next step for his career would be to move to Los Angeles. Immediately Magnano landed a coveted spot working in celebrity stylist Chris McMillan’s salon in Beverly Hills; however it wasn’t long before he yearned for the camaraderie of the barbershop.
In 2010 Magnano co-founded The Proper Barbershop, which has since become one of Los Angeles' premier spots for men's grooming. A celebrated barber, known for his technique and style, he has recently added the role of educator to his resume, partnering with Privé in leading classes across the country.
Daniel Winter Born and raised in southern California. After acquiring a job at Salon Sessions Studio in Pasadena, Daniel quickly felt a passion and love of hair and the art behind it. After hair school, Daniel took a job as the Artistic Director of Structure Hair Salon in Rancho Cucamonga. Learning quickly that knowledge was key to success in the industry, he began learning and absorbing from everyone around him. After a few years, he decided to hone his skills even further and began working exclusively with an all male clientele at the Proper Barbershop in Los Angeles, California. Having worked with and educated for some of the best companies in the industry such as James Albert, Hattori Hanzo, Xotics and Privé, Daniel strives to learn daily and reciprocate his knowledge to the industry.
Tamar Izakelian Although a Lebanese native, Tamar was raised in Los Angeles, Ca. After many years of simply dreaming about her passion for hair, in 2010, she finally decided to pursue a career in it. She received her education at Paul Mitchell Sherman Oaks and continued her schooling with Nathan Sager and Cynthia French at Sager French For Hair in Beverly Hills. Tamar's passion for the beauty industry left her hungry to learn more which led her to gain further experience at Joe Blasco Hollywood. There she learned how to perfect beauty and special effects makeup for Film and Television.
She is currently a freelance artist that has worked with names such as Victoria Justice, Travis Mills, and Tobin Bell. Not only is she behind the chair, but she is on Hollywood movie sets and photo shoots using her hair and makeup expertise to further enhance her artistic abilities.
Everything she has learned about the beauty industry has only made her a more versatile and universal artist. She's a true believer in the power of learning and constantly evolving in her trade. Tamar is eager to see how much more knowledge the beauty world has to offer and she hopes to never stop learning.