Educator & Speaker Bios

Tickets available now to see Muti Award Winning Celebrity Educators & Speakers on the Behind the Mask Beauty Industry Cruise May 7-12, 2023 aboard Richard Branson's Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Mayan Sol.
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Joe Santy The Olaplex Perm Master Need I say more Mic Drop!
Joe’s career of 47 years in the beauty industry has been multi-faceted. Joe founded the use of OLAPLEX with color and lightener as part of the development team at OLAPEX and is VP of Success, Emeritus, with OLAPLEX LLC. His passion has always been perming and other texture services. The Perm Program he developed for OLAPLEX increased consumer demand and stylist revenue for what was otherwise a flat category. He still works as a Consultant with OLAPLEX, Inc. and works behind the chair part-time to stay abreast of the industry. He has mentored and helped stylists worldwide increase their revenue through his shows, articles, books, and videos. As an Educator, encouraging stylist growth has always been where he derives his greatest pleasure. He has spoken on beauty in all 50 States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Grand Cayman, Egypt and Germany and spent 3 years as an on-air guest with QVC. His business mission is to share with others immediate ways to increase their business at the salon level, integrate their work and personal lives, and continue to stay inspired.
The product I can’t live without is Olaplex Bond Perfector. There are a multitude of reasons including how it gives hair that would never be able to survive multiple chemical services a new lease on life. It repairs the hair throughout the chemical service from colors, highlights, permanent waves, straighteners and relaxers. Its take-home component, Olaplex No. 3, allows the client to maintain her hair between salon visits. It is what I recommend, no matter what chemical service I am doing. Olaplex has changed the lives of stylists and clients alike.  “When it comes to people, my mantra (thanks to Jon Gordon) is Love, Serve and Care. When it comes to products that I need or don’t have yet,is what I work on every day of my career, at the salon and with Olaplex LLC. Any product that preserves the health of the hair and scalp, while maintaining the hair’s integrity, is a sure winner.”  — Joe Santy 

 Originally from the UK, Francesca resides in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Where she runs her unique Follicle hair studio based on the concept of customized couture hair design. Francesca was an integral part of the Graham Webb International team, renowned for her performance as a platform artist at trade shows, Intercoiffure, Cosmoprof, in salon events, academy workshops, and hair collections for photo shoots. Francesca's work has been featured in national and international trade publications, showcasing her eclectic talent ranging from “classic” to “contemporary” hairdressing.   Her innovative teaching skills and ongoing display of artistic empowerment have won her several Graham Webb International awards such as Artistic Director of 1995, National Platform Artist of 2000 and 2003 the Crystal Torch Award. 2004 won her industry’s most prestigious NAHA Editorial award, and five times nominated in 2005 for contemporary classic and editorial, 2020 and 2021 Avant Garde.  Francesca was a finalist in the avant-garde category of the Altetnatve hair show and the IBI hair awards.   Francesca Rivetti  coaching and classes now available online. On-site. On location Francesca believe in “education as an investment not an expense” "If your mind can perceive it and your heart can believe will achieve it!" 

Gretchen Maurer Award Winning Bridal & Updo Hairstylist , Author, Coach & Educator Gretchen started her career in beauty in 1980. A former salon owner, she then went on to write her first book, The Business of Bridal Beauty for Milady in 1996. In 1998 she tore her ACL. This led her to dream up in 1998 which sold thousands of step by step wedding hairstyle “kits” to brides and stylists all over the world until 2008, even winning an award from Brides magazine in 2002.  Gretchen's work and articles have been published in numerous beauty and wedding magazines as well as various hairstyling books. She has been a platform artist, educator, writer, and speaker in both the bridal and beauty industry. Her second book, The Morning of Your Wedding was written for the bride in 2008 and has been updated in 2018 as Wedding Morning Success.  As a certified clarity coach she administers her Updo and Hairstyle Education Facebook page and group serving 50k followers over her various platforms, going LIVE weekly in her group. She teaches updos remotely for cosmetology schools and as well as in person at Paul Joseph DiGrigoli Academy in Springfield, MA.   Gretchen enjoys creating online courses for various platforms, her website and was recognized by Facebook as a leader in her field. She still serves brides at her home studio in Chaplin, CT, and makes time for her art and upcycling.

Phillip Wilson Wilson Method has worn many industry shoes. He has been a hairdresser for over 50 years. Phillip Wilson-Founder/Creative Director When Phillip Wilson was a small boy, he would accompany his mother to the salon where he would sweep up hair and catch ashes dropped from slumbering ladies under the dryers. He fell in love with the scents, the sounds, and the salon experience. Receiving coins for tips here and there helped him learn early on that care and kindness go a long way. When asked by the schools’ head master to leave school at 14, he began to explore life beyond his small town in coastal England. Phillip set his sights on passing the entrance exam for Cosmetology and he worked hard, jumping the mail train each morning to make his way to college. After completing his licensing, he moved to London and was fortunate enough to train with Vidal Sassoon, Raymond - a.k.a. Teezy Weezy, Alexander of Paris, and many of the Grand Masters of Europe. A few years later, while working a side gig in a pub on Guernsey Island, Phillip was introduced to his greatest young opportunity. Being at the right place at the right time, he was asked to dress the hair of visiting Royal Duchesses for a special occasion. They all fell in love with him and he was asked back time and again. When Phillip moved to Canada in the mid 1970’s, he began his platform artist career and opened his first salons in Vancouver. There, he honed all of those skills learned from so many. He began cutting hair with two combs and two brushes in a very free-form style. This became his Wilson Method over the years and is still how he approaches hair today. Named one of the Top 100 Artists of all time by Modern Salon, his work has been featured on T.V. and on magazine covers over the last 3 decades. He has travelled the world with his wife Mary to share his passion, creativity, and love for this industry.

Mary Wilson
When Mary was seven , she watched her hairdresser Mom cut off her Grandmother’s long braids and transform her look. She became intrigued by the power of change that beauty creates. After graduating from Cosmetology School in her early 20’s, she moved from Iowa to California and has continued to learn and grow  ever since.  Over the past 30 years, she has been involved in most every aspect of the beauty industry, including marketing, new product development, brand development, staff management, presentation skills, and all aspects of education. Over time, she developed her personal sense of the product experience. After suffering severe migraines, she vowed to only use essential oils as fragrance to avoid reactions to heavy perfumes and synthetics. Mary has traveled the world sharing her passions and is recognized as a leading industry expert.  In 2004, she teamed up with Industry Leader Ann Mincey to create “Destination Rejuvenation Retreats.” Together, they have since also created a dynamic and interactive Platform/teacher training course aptly named “I AM a Great Presenter.” She is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher and shares her knowledge regarding managing stress with the beauty industry as well. In order to serve others, Mary believes you must first be clear, grounded, and relaxed in your own body, heart, and mind.  
Wilson Collective Beauty Leader, yogi, cyclist, who loves the beach. Passionate about the Wilson Collective and Destination Rejuvination.
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Lise Cleroux Air Brush Make Up Specialist!! Give Lise a BIG Beauty Industry Cruises Welcome!! Lise Cléroux has worked in the beauty industry for more than 30 years. Always searching for new trend, she went all the way to Hollywood to perfect her art. “I was looking for a faster technique and product that would hold better. Where would you find that kind of technology? In Hollywood of course! I met the founders of Dinair Airbrush Makeup Systems. They trained me, and become their certified instructor for Canada.” In 1999, Lise Founded “Distribution Dinair Inc.”, the Canadian Distributor for Dinair products In 2016 I founded my own airbrush makeup line Air Cosmetik, designing and patented a new easier airbrush pair with a beautiful natural makeup line, made with rose water and green tea. Always on a mission to make people feel good and confident.

David Kinigson The Haircutter's Handbook & The Power of Asking What?-A Conversation for Mindset In Action Award Winning Stylist David Kinigson is the inspirational voice and technical mentor of authentic cutting education. A native New Yorker, David is an A-list New York City haircutter, international editorial and runway stylist, celebrity hairdresser, salon owner, national educator, author, featured stage artist, career coach, and spokesperson. He is an ordinary guy, from the streets of New York, who is fortunate to have had the opportunity to do a bunch of really cool things, with some extraordinary people, all over the world... learning, evolving, taking risks, and sharing knowledge every step of his career. Recognized as an out-of-the-box creative thinker and spiritual artist -acclaimed wet & dry approach to haircutting and cool iconic style-David is known for his thoughtful and creative education programs, inspirational and empowering conversations, original theories, as well as, memorable and provocative stage presentations. During the ‘Silver Era’ of NYC precision haircutting, David saw the practical value of dry haircutting techniques and pioneered a new age of dry haircutting beyond geometric. During this intensely creative period, David also introduced protocols for excellence to transform the salon culture. True to his lineage, David authored The Haircutter’s Handbook, an Amazon #1 New Release, with a preface by Vidal Sassoon and commentary from many industry legends. It is considered an essential workbook for all hairdressers committed to excellence in the craft of haircutting. In a beautiful mind moment David conceived Physical Hair -The Theory of Hair Relativity –a post-modern paradigm for transforming the client/ stylist/ salon experience from her consultation to looking in the mirror when she proclaims, “This is the haircut I always wanted but didn’t know how to ask for.” David is a recipient of the prestigious Créatuer de Mode and an award winning Master of the Craft of Haircutting. He is proud to a member of the ICA Cutting Council and a founding member of the Intercoiffure North American Artistic Team. He is a featured guest on podcasts and a keynote speaker at salon and corporate conferences. Most recently David published his new book, The Power of Asking What?-A Conversation for Mindset In Action. A true renaissance artist, David’s inspiration is informed by his diverse background, the zeitgeistand what he calls,“the everything” life has to offer. It is ironic... David Kinigson may very well be, “The most famous hairdresseryou’ve never heard of.”* *Palm Beach Proper

Donna Roggio is the powerhouse business woman becoming known for her Fierce Financials program for salon owners. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, she's an expert at helping others become organized and profitable. Over the course of her 19-year career as an owner of three salons, she's learned a thing or two about what it takes for a business to thrive. In fact, while she often traveled abroad - her salon was well-organized and stayed profitable, even when the time she spent there was limited. Donna credits her ability to set seriously solid foundations, systems, and structure which engaged her team to become successful entrepreneurs in their own right. Donna started passing these gems on, about how she managed her salon and traveled the world, when she started coaching in 2011. One of her gifts is establishing organization and streamlining money processes, which she implemented at all of the salons she sold, and which is part of what made them profitable/sellable. Now, she teaches salon owners simple foundations and processes for money so they can find their power and achieve success. What Donna values most is feeling a sense of purpose, having a sense of accomplishment, and sharing her knowledge and expertise with others so they can reap the benefits of her experience. She's a creative thinker and problem solver, with a passion for helping people achieve their goals. Donna has been recognized as an outstanding leader and entrepreneur, and is known for her ability to get things done efficiently and effectively. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and.creating art.
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Fritz Maurer is the owner of ReGeneration Therapy Counseling and Coaching with three offices in Northeastern, CT Fritz married his high school sweetheart Gretchen and they raised two daughters.
His career life began in the family machining and fabricating business started by his immigrant grandfather. In mid-life, while raising a family, working full time as an operations manager in the aerospace industry, he achieved a 3rd Dan Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do, and completed his undergraduate degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. He then followed a calling to become a counselor completing a masters Program for Professional Counseling at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack New York.
Fritz completed an internship at a family counseling center in 2005 and his first full-time assignment was at a faith-based healing community on a farm in New Hampshire. Fritz was the Director of Counseling with 20 staff and 35 residents under his care. He and his wife Gretchen served on missionary status for nine years. The next assignment was as a lead therapist in a private dual diagnosis residential program in Manchester, NH helping others through the challenges of severe mental illness and addiction.
 He and Gretchen returned to Connecticut in 2011 as the interim program and clinical director for a transitional home for men in recovery in Eastford, CT for 18 months while building a private practice. Additionally, Fritz and Gretchen received training and certification in Transformational Coaching.
Now firmly planted in their private practice in Chaplin, CT, ReGeneration Therapy and Counseling LLC offers services in Counseling, Transformational Coaching, as well as Workshops and Seminars with their staff of clinicians.
Fritz and Gretchen have a passion for encouraging others to experience transformed, productive, and fulfilling lives.

Bonnie Bonadeo has helped 1000’s of salon professionals as a Speaker, Brand & Marketing Coach, and Consultant for more than 30 years. Founder of Bonnie Bonadeo Coaching and Training, SOS Salon Coaching & Podcast, and Brand Me Marketing Agency, she guides others in developing a digital connection that builds a solid brand and showcases your business as values-driven and unique. As a licensed Cosmetologist, Story Brand Trained Guide, Emotional Intelligent Business, Life Coach, and 4x Best Selling Author. Bonnie believes in investing time to uncover your personal and professional gifts as a leader in business and living a life you love.

Derrick Rutherford is an Ambassador for Matrix Canada known for his quick wit, haircutting and design. He is a long time ambassador for Matrix with over 27 years sharing his craft internationally as an original Design Team member. He has helped launch the brand in Asia, South Pacific, Europe, South America, and North America. Derrick loves his craft as a hairdresser and entrepreneur and has a signature program #therutherfordway which empowers stylist and salon owners. Derrick wants every stylist and salon owner to reach their full potential. Derrick is a 2013 Mirror Award winner, Bangstyle Supreme, and Contessa finalist for Canadian hairdresser and Salon Team. Past accolades: Sundance Film Festival for Entertainment Magazine; Oprah Winfrey show; New York fashion week.

Vanessa Rose is a highly skilled Intuitive Craft Haircutter, Reiki healer, and Master Colorist.She believes in effortless hair and embracingyour natural hair texture. Her handcraftedhaircuts grow out gracefully and requireminimal styling.Vanessa uses a variety of haircuttingdisciplines, including razor and dry cutting andis a curly texture specialist. She has beenrecognized as Northern Virginia's Magazines Best Colorist and has a passion for dimensionalcolor and all things Magical.For over 30 years Vanessa has served as an educator in the beauty industry and has personallytrained every member of the Maude Squad . Vanessa shares her passion for Magical Beauty,energy, human connection and communication through her coaching/educational with industry professionals.
Vanessa can be found regularly speaking tostudents in the beauty industry and serves on the advisory boards for Paul Mitchell the School,the TSPA and The Aveda Institute in The DC Area.Vanessa believes that it is a privilege to energetically connect and create art through positivetouch . In gratitude she holds a space for you to download while making magical beautytogether.Vanessa and Maude salon have been featured, mentioned in, and won Salon Today’s top 200 salons since 2003.

Julio Rodriguez is a Colour Ambassador & Master Colourist for Matrix Canada, known for his love and expertise in blondes and corrective hair colour. He believes in having a strong understanding of hair colour science fundamentals and technical skill to achieve beautiful, shiny, healthy lustrous hair. He has a super dynamic teaching style that is fun, interactive, and approachable which you can experience in his signature #blondemeupbaby master class and Grey Hair Don’t Care. He loves sharing his knowledge and empowering hairstylist of all levels with colour fundamentals and techniques that are sure to excel your own craft. Julio is a 2013 Mirror Award winner-Salon Team, three time Contessa finalist in Master Colourist, Salon Team, and Avant Garde. He is also a three time Bangstyle Supreme. He has traveled across North America, Europe, and Eastern Europe sharing his passion and representing the brand for over 27 years.

Albie Mulcahy In his 47 years in this beautiful industry Albie has only worked for or represented on stage only 4 major companies, Reason being he feels a company has to have integrity and an individual he respects in order for him to put his heart and soul in a presentation. In that time he was worked in over 30 countries world wide on countless stages and in salons. The last company Albie worked with was John Sahag in NYC as his Director of Education for his Range of Products, Today he is working with IZUTECH a fantastic collection of high end blowdryers and Irons which gives him the opportunity to continue teaching His Dry Shaping technique inspired by the man who taught him a comleatly NEW way of looking at Hair John Sahag himself

Taylor Jameson  Originally from Scotland, Taylor Jameson opened her first Hair Salon, Ziggy’s in Glasgow, with support from The Prince’s Trust- Prince Charles Organization to help support small business owners, being named Young Entrepreneur of the year shortly after the business opened.  
After that, Ms. Jameson worked in Edinburgh, Scotland, where fate dealt her a hand, bringing her on a 20 plus year American adventure, which is still continuing.  She moved to New York, and quickly found work in a busy East Village hair salonin 1988, when it was truly the East Village. She and her husband then moved to San Francisco, where she worked at Vidal Sassoon, then, after a two year stint in Britain, Jameson moved with her husband and two children to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was from. Six months later, she opened,Taylor Jameson Hair Design. Through an attentive Distributor, she was introduced to fellow Brit, Trevor Sorbie, becoming  a Sorbie Art team member, eventually becoming head of the American Artisticteam. In 1998, she worked with Michael O'Rourke on several of his Product lines.
 In 2000, Ms, Jameson became one of the original Global team members for EuforaInternational, working with them for twelve years, becoming known for her greatteaching abilities and Razor techniques, working closely with Chicago based  TondeoTraders on razor design. She was also Sojourns Artistic Director for two years. Now, being an independent artist and teacher, Ms. Jameson has opened,  Taylor Jameson Advanced Academy  in the Historic Gaslight section of Clifton in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently, Ms. Jameson is becoming a Style influencer and Educator with Wilson Collectives, working closely with Phillip and Mary Wilson, while still pursuing her independent classes. Her Classic Bohemian class is in high demand, and a must see. 

Missy Bender Peterson For over 20 years, Peterson has played valuable roles in the industry. As a second generation stylist she has done every position in the salon and has also grown in the industry as an educator, editorial stylist, American Board Certified Hair Colorist and now as a specialist in Trichology, and hair loss. Missy chooses to amplify her skills with carefully chosen brands that will put the clients hair, skin and scalp wellness needs first. Education is her passion and using the education she gains to help clients overcome whatever challenges they face is what she strives for. Focusing on hair loss, hair reconstruction, scalp issues and offering services that will improve the guests overall wellness is the goal. Changing the world one head at a time. 

Television & Hairstylist Empowerment Podcast Host with over 53,000+ Downloads and listened to on more than 30+ Audio & Video Platforms including Audible and Amazon Music. Voted Best 10 Canadian Celebrity Podcast 2021 Voted Top 25 Must Listen to Best Hairstylist Podcasts 2021 Brad, AKA B Rad  Celebrity Hairstylist. He started in the beauty industry at 14 as a make-up artist in Theater. Then later became a hairstylist and multi salon owner.  His driving force has always been education and amazing client experience.  Now with a few decades of experience behind he has been part of it all photo shoots, music video shoots, film, stage, runway, competition stylist, judge, guest speaker, television host, television celebrity stylist, own product and apparel lines, business coach, brand ambassador, platform artist, author and educator who has traveled across the globe.  Fully licensed in Hair, Aesthetics, Massage & Holistic. Now taking all his experience he hosts a podcast called the Hairstylist Empowerment Podcast. To Empower others by your spoken word. Being the change. Creating the change while making a difference.  Hairstylists and beauty industry professionals sharing their stories of trials, tribulations and triumphs.  Letting their voices be heard by hairstylists helping hairstylists around the globe. Being part of a community mean giving back to the community. Hairstylists of Hope is his passion. Hairstylists of Hope are Leaders and Visionaries for a brighter future. Commitment to safer salons, practices & equality for all. Where people can feel safe all around the world!!  Brad created a line of apparel and accessories to unite hairstylists around the world in a common goal.  No matter how tough things get we always have and can give hope. In business you should know every aspect. In his book A to Z of Professional Self Care it shows you the one main area we often neglect...Ourselves.  How can we be 100% for everyone else when we are running on empty ourselves.  This book addresses that as well as fine tuning other areas of your life. Brad's area of expertise/passion is Vintage, Pin Up & Era work which he is frequently called upon for stage and film productions.  He specializes in the "all thumbs" artist and designed to make the impossible possible. With proven quick techniques you can have hair up in a matter of seconds using only as little as one pin.  Even thick long hair will last all night long. If you read this far thank you.  I would love and adore to see in a class and join on your journey. Hone your skills and the best expert you can. Brad is excited to get back out on the water after his last very successful "Flip Your Wig" cruise on the World's Largest Ship Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas. Not only does Brad create plan and fulfill events he is also a licensed travel Agent with Expedia Cruises. He wanted a better quality of service for those attending his events.  He is also a Virgin Voyages Specialist. Furthermore Brad has achieved Gold Level. The highest that can be reached in Virgin Voyages. "The best way to leave a Legacy is by teaching others" ~Brad Friend Me & Let's Connect or a Collab!