Aaron Johnson Aaron Johnson is a world renowned educator and content creator with 12 years of industry experience. His approach to haircutting education focuses on the WHY behind the choices he makes to best support the WHAT and HOW. He was the recipient of the 2014 hairbrained video of the year award, and is a constant contributed to the online hairdressing community. Throughout his career he has shared the stage with industry icons such as Stephen Moody, Traci Sakosits, Dj Muldoon, and Robert Cromeans. He is the founder of Collective Salon Education with videographer Tom Crawford.
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 Pierre Michelle) at Hopscotch Salon in Greenwich, Connecticut. This is where he worked his way to up 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, Aveda, Vivian Mckender and now has landed with Prive!!
His work has been seen on the runways with designers Millie, Betsey Johnson, and Monique Lhuiller. His clientele includes: Cheryl Hines and Dana Parish. He has also 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, but you'll also see his artistry walking the streets across the United States. He 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.
He is constantly finding inspiration in bringing a touch of southern comfort to the big city.
Donnie now works at a well regarded salon in Charleston, SC.
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.
Peter Perez Known for his unique transformation red carpet glamorous beauty,up to the minute effortless ,sultry trends, Peter has styled hair for some of the most glamorous and television stars- BRAVO TV , editorial ,fashion designers , LA Fashion Week, and NY Fashion Week just to name a few.
Starting his career assisting Laurent Dufourg and working at some of the most exclusive Beverly Hills salons, Peter quickly found himself a part of BRAVO TV and as Prive's West Coast Ambassador. With his creative ability to thrive under pressure, Peter began working fashion week in New York and LA every season, quickly idealizing what it means to be a high fashion creative stylist.
Dividing his time between LA and NY, Peter works in beauty, print, film, music video, runway, red carpet, celebrity, and advertising where his unique hair artistry is frequently covered by publications BRAVO TV's Shahs of Sunset, and The Real House Wives of Beverly Hills. Peter has been awarded beauty of the month for January 2016 featuring super model Chanel Iman.
Maxine Josie A professional master barber/stylist for over 20 years, Maxine Josie specializes in precision cutting using hair as her canvas, bringing a distinctive aesthetic and fresh approach to bring out each client’s unique beauty. Maxine thinks that great hair is the key to feeling beautiful.
Truly passionate about her chosen career, Maxine is always on top of the trends. It’s her personal goal to continue to grow and excel in her craft and to ultimately share all that she learns. For over four years Maxine traveled extensively, working as an educator for Prive Products training many salons throughout the U.S. Also working along side some of the best stylist for New York Fashion week. “I love hair and feel incredibly blessed that I’ve found a career that resonates with me so perfectly. As a stylist I believe in honesty, patience, creativity and hard work all functioning together to produce a beautiful end result for my clients."
Justus Kerr Justus Kerr has been handcrafting hair since 1998. Over fourteen years of that time has been dedicated to teaching and inspiring other hair stylists. Justus has been an educator for some of the top name products, including a well-known hair extension brand where he demonstrated how to perfect the cutting technique to create a “natural look”. He has had unique and amazing opportunities to work alongside many of the industry’s top movers and shakers such as Laurent D and Dj Muldoon thus, allowing him to hone his innovative and eccentric teaching style. One of Justus’ most recent accomplishments was the creation of ‘scissor rocking’, a different approach to scissor over comb. This has become a main staple of the signature Prive cutting technique.
Justus now resides in Las Vegas, NV where he dedicates much of his time anticipating what’s coming next in hair. He continues educating and contributing to the hair community.
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 Amber started out as a salon stylist at the tender young age of 17, where over the course of the following 7 years, she continued investing in advanced education including Vidal Sassoon cutting classes. She has worked her way up to a master stylist and salon educator. Her eyes were opened to the world of advanced styling and she began pursing editorial, film, and wig styling classes.
She then decided to pursue her strong passion for this side of the industry, intertwined with her love of travel. For the past 4 years, she has been freelancing as a session stylist across the U.S. She provides styling for photo shoots, fashion shows, live performances, music videos, and film/TV. She first became involved with the Privé team from attending one of their first Fashion Week academies in NYC. Along with her past advanced training and connecting with the Privé team, she knew she wanted to share all of her gained knowledge and experience over her 11 years in the industry. She finds it so rewarding and inspiring to connect with stylists from all over that have the same drive to continuously learn from one another.
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.