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.
Angel Hernandez Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA Angel Hernandez has channeled his creative talent into becoming a master barber and a seasoned educator. Angel is a versatile barber with an eye for precision in men’s grooming and barbering. He specializes in traditional barber techniques and is a master of classic styles such as pompadours, fades, & tapers, to name a few.
Angel started his apprenticeship at one of the best Barber Shops in LA and spent 3 years, honing in on his skills. With great mentors and teachers along the way. Angel was able to learn from the best, which lead to him to taking over the floor with the busiest chair in the shop and developing an impressive clientele.
Today you can find Angel catering to his clientele including celebrities like, Julian Edelman, Joe Fauria, Joel Madden and Luke Wessman to name a few, at the ultra exclusive private hair studio in Hollywood “The Cutby”. Appointments only is how Angel does it now and unless you are on a regular schedule with him it could take over a month to get an appointment.
His unique approach to Men’s Grooming and Barbering education has made him a master educator for Hatorri Hanzo shears and Prive Products. Angel travels all over country teaching and inspiring hairstylists on a weekly basis. He can also be found doing guests spots, teaching the young and upcoming stylists at the Paul Mitchell Academies across the country.
Angel is the go to guy for transforming your look from classic to a modern classic.
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!”.
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.