A French native, Franck honed his skills in Paris and London for 13 years in the most prestigious salons, including Toni & Guy Salon on Faubourg St. Honore where he was part owner. Franck also served as Creative Director at the Paris and International Toni & Guy Academies and played a leading role in the creation and styles chosen and published in the annual Toni & Guy Style Book, distributed globally.
Franck has worked with renowned stylists Odile Gilbert and Orlando Pita as part of the creative team working with high-end fashion designers such as Lanvin, Givenchy, Paul & Joe, Miu Miu, and Marni, creating runway looks for their Paris and Milan fashion shows. His creative force has also led to the organization of prominent hairdressing shows in Paris, London, India, Italy, and Russia.
Additionally, Franck was an Ambassador for L'Oreal and has received the prominent L'Oreal Paris "Best Hairdresser of the Year" award in 2004.
Chase Kusero - LA ELITE INTERNATIONAL TEAM MEMBER
Chase is one of the hottest up and coming hairdressers in Hollywood. Chase‚Äôs hairdressing style has caught the eye of Southern Californiaa‚Äôs most influential, beauty conscious clients. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Chase began his journey to the top at the very young age of 15 perfecting his skill at known Mario Tricocci/Elizabeth Arden salon.
When he was 19 his talent and personal style got the attention of the Sebastian International World Team, which landed him in Los Angeles. It didn‚Äôt take long for Chase to adapt to his new surroundings. His eye for beauty made Los Angeles the perfect place for him to begin building his brand. Gaining incredible work experience with Sebastian and creating looks for some of fashions most influential designers. It only made sense that he take a chair working alongside famed stylist Chris McMillan.
In late 2010 Chase met with industry icon Laurent D founder of Priv√® Salons and Products to become one of the few hand-picked stylists to launch a global education team. Kusero could not pass up the opportunity to take part of Laurent‚Äôs global campaign and accepted the position with Priv√®. Chase‚Äôs approach to hair leaves women feeling sexy. He believes in unkept glamour perfectly imperfect. ‚ÄúHair is the only thing you wear when you‚Äôre naked‚ÄĚ.‚ÄÉ
With a deep passion for styling, Aaron has worked on a variety of projects including wig styling for theater productions, photo shoot exhibitions, and spreads for magazine publications. His celebrity clientele includes: Virginia Madsen, Peter gallagher, Marlo Thomas. During NY fashion week has worked on Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrerra, Dolce Gabanna, Richy Rich, Bill Blass, Helen Yarmak, and Callula Lillibelle.
Aaron has also worked with Broadway sensation Nathan Lane and for MTV and VH1 Hip Hop Honors working with a number of artists including Kid Sister.
Jenny has said that her inspiration for doing hair is Elvis Presley. "The man revolutionized style, hair, music: the works! I fell in love with his pomp!" Her favorite thing about working in a salon is the actual salon itself: it has the most amazing atmosphere. She has worked with clients such as Mickey Rourke, Chris Hournbrook from Poison The Well, and Darren Brass from Miami Ink. She's worked at New York Fashion Week for Heatherette, Mercedes Swimsuit Week, Miami Fashion Week, Ocean Drive Magazine, Map Magazine, and more!
Jenny loves being a hair stylist because it's something that never stops growing and moving forward with fashion. There are no stop signs when it comes to doing hair and growing as a professional! She strives to always make her clients feel excited and fulfilled, as if dead weight was taken from their shoulders and they were just revived back into an organic atmosphere.
Donnie Ray - NY ARTISTIC TEAM MEMBER
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.
Kristin Cicala - LA PREMIER TEAM MEMBER
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
Johnna Rightmyer - TN PREMIER TEAM MEMBER
Johnna has been a stylist in the industry for 9+ years, is the owner of Juel Salon & Spa in Franklin, Tennessee and is a member of the Priv√® Education team. Whether using the latest cutting techniques or coloring the next palette, you will always be refreshed and updated while in her chair or in one of her classes.
Notorious for researching the latest trend online and hopping a plane to hone her skills, Johnna has taken numerous classes led by the industry‚Äôs most sought-after platform artists. She is not only behind the chair but has been seen on television in Nashville, backstage at the Dove Awards and many fashion shows.
Educating others is very important to Johnna and pushes her to stay at the top of her game. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience with others and thrives on teaching not only the craft, but the business building skills that will allow the craft to become a dream. As she likes to say, you can never grow unless you plant the seed for someone else.
Johnna‚Äôs inspiration among many things is the streets of NYC,she says ‚ÄúI love how many diverse styles can saturate one city block and all I have to do is sit back and take it in‚ÄĚ.
Erica Birdoes - LA PREMIER TEAM MEMBER
Erica Birdoes grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and
thankfully so did her abundant curly hair. So what do you
get when hot desert wind and curly hair collide?
Thus began Erica‚Äôs hair quest.
Honing her skills any chance she got between family,
friends and salon clients enabled Erica to take the basics
and make them her own.
In 2006 she made the move to Los Angeles and began her
professional journey in some of the top salons in the
world. Today inspired by iconic classic beauty, natural
textures and colors, Erica creates undone, sexy, yet
polished hair at Prive salon in Los Angeles. Her work
in film, editorial, the runway and on tastemakers in the know.
Neil Gogoi - NY PREMIER TEAM MEMBER
Neil Gogoi is fast becoming one of the most sought after hair stylists in the fashion industry. Having already worked in many different sectors of the industry, Neil began his career with the prestigious Toni & Guy Hairdressing UK.
Moving to Ireland in the spring of 2003 Neil's skill and creativity quickly grew. Combined with his unique ability to understand the key points to making people look and feel fantastic, he broke into session styling after winning 1st prize with his photographic entry to Toni & Guy Ireland's national "Raw Style" competition. Recognized for his extraordinary talent and infectious personality Neil has built up an impressive portfolio as a freelance stylist.
In an ever changing industry Neil has worked on a wide variety of editorial, advertising and media projects that have seen his career expand across Europe and to the USA. Along the way he has collaborated with international brands such as L'Oreal, Wella, Clairol, Alpaparf and Aussie to name a few, as well as some leading photographers, directors, stylists and make up artists.
Inspired by his multicultural heritage and extensive travels, Neil has acquired invaluable knowledge and experience which have driven his creativity and distinctive style. As part of his varied schedule Neil also presents educational seminars to aspirational hairstylists and make up artists, attends to private clientele and works closely with editors for magazine features giving tips and tricks to create the perfect look. Neil believes that achieving the "perfect look" can make a person feel fabulous inside and out.
Neil continually shares his skill, experience and passion for the industry, making him the natural choice for those seeking individual attention, precision and flair that are strong trademarks of his work.
Lisa Bryant - LA PREMIER TEAM MEMBER
Lisa began her career at Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy in Santa Monica, California. Her passion for hair was refined through complete structure in her cuts and an eye for style and detail. Since then she has worked in top salons in LA. While auditioning for a position at Prive', she was told by the man himself that she had "perfect technique." Lisa later made the decision to refine and share her skill as a full time educator for Toni&Guy. She is now located at Hairroin Salon in Los Angeles where she continues to educate for both Hairroin and Prive'.
Lisa also continues to collaborate and shoot with local artists in the Los Angeles area. You can see her work in such magazines as Bisous and Zoe Magazine, and on celebrities such as Sarah Carter and Shana Halligan.
Lisa continues to find inspiration in the classics, her past, and certain street styles. "My goal is to try and stay current and innovative without getting watered down by trends. Fashion continually recycles itself, so stay true to who you are and you will always be original."
What she truly enjoys about working downtown is the diversity and the quirky, cool vibe. She loves the mix of flavors and colors that translates into a free style;
she gets inspired by it everyday and makes her feel like the ambassador of the American "je ne sais quoi".
Elizabeth Patterson Elizabeth Patterson
Born and raised in a small rural town in Kentucky, Elizabeth Patterson began her studies at Paul Mitchell. Her passion for hair design and makeup artistry evolved exponentially when she relocated to Paul Mitchell in Miami, Florida where she began working with some of the most talented and successful hair designers in the area.
Elizabeth's subsequent success with a variety of techniques and cutting edge styles for hair and make up, has led her to design looks for the runway, as well as television and magazine photo shoots. Although she delights in all aspects of her field, Elizabeth specializes in makeup, texturing and men's haircuts.
Elizabeth has been pursued by top stylists in Miami and is honored to become an educator for Prive Products, as well as creating her own make up line.
Elizabeth is a visionary, always challenging herself, pushing the cutting edge to new boundaries.