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The Image Expo Houston

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Previous Headliners

 

Tabatha Coffey


 

Tabatha Coffey has devoted her professional life to achieving excellence, as a successful business woman, company owner and hair designer and educator. Drawing on her years of hands-on experience, Tabatha now travels the country as she helps struggling business owners turn around their lives and businesses, for the fifth season of Bravo's, Tabatha Takes Over.

 

With her signature edgy style, tough love approach and exceptional skills as an artist and as a business person, Tabatha is without question the golden girl of small businesses. She proves that her professional instincts transcend the realm of beauty and can transform owners and staffs across all kinds of businesses.

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Ted Gibson


Ted Gibson is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business. His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, W, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana.

 

He is also a huge influence and presence at both Fall and Spring New York Fashion Week styling some of the top American fashion designer labels including Pamella Roland, Carmen Marc Valvo and Lela Rose. Ted is perhaps most known for toiling over the tresses of top celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Debra Messing, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Greene, Lupita Nyong'o, Gabrielle Union and many more.

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Michael O'Rourke


South African born and Los Angeles based, celebrity stylist Michael O'Rourke is one of the only true remaining iconic hairdressers in the professional beauty industry.

 

Michael has been inspiring hairdressers for years in salons, on platform and at his world famous INSTITUTE OF COURAGE. Michael was recently awarded the NAHA (North American Hairdressing Awards) lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the professional beauty industry over the last 50 years. Michael is known best for his ROCKSTAR style, world famous cutting system, and his BIG heart.

 

Having previously created and then sold Big Sexy Hair, Michael waited out his non-compete and is now back on the scene with the latest creation in professional styling products: ROCK YOUR HAIR.

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Sherry Ratay


Sherry Ratay is an internationally-acclaimed, celebrity colorist, award-winning color expert, salon owner and bi-coastal colorist at Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills California, Sherry travels all over the country to train and educate other professionals; she has had the pleasure and opportunity to make people look and feel beautiful for the past 20 years. After deciding to dedicate her career to hair color, her hard work is truly paying off.

 

As a respected professional in the community, Sherry's advice has been attributed in Salon Today, American Salon, Modern Salon Magazine and Central Florida Lifestyle Publications. She has also been featured in Orlando Magazine, as the #1 Hair Colorists for women and men in the Central Florida area. Additionally, she was the winner of the Redken Hair Color contest and was featured in Vogue Magazine. This award led to her selection as a Redken Regional Performing Artist for 7 years where she taught other enthusiastic Hair Colorists.

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Justin Thomas


Justin Thomas is a platform artist and educator with Hattori Hanzo Shears. Justin has been referred to as the "Prodigy" by his peers in the industry.

 

His refined style and countless hours of training & collaboration with some of the biggest names in hairdressing have gained him much notoriety. With a boastful clientele of models, actors, and A-List musicians, his work is admired around the globe both on and off the set. People come from all over the world to have Justin Thomas bring a new and exciting approach to their style.

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