The Image Expo Houston

Potential Exhibitors
Hotel IMAGE Expo


Main Stage 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.

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.

J Dillard

A professional individual who combines various practices and techniques from the barber industry with savvy marketing and business strategies to achieve greater connections, bene ts, and self-promotion.


I specialize in branding & rebranding master barbers throughout the haircare industry
I Help bring brand awareness to the consumers threw networking
I specialize in branding, marketing, product placement, social media, consulting and relationships.


A platform artist for NuExpressions, former owner of University Barbershop, creator, and cast member of Barbers Inc. Reality Show as well as social media expert and leader.



Naja Rickette, aka, The Naja, is an award winning celebrity nail artist. She’s been a salon owner, brand Ambassador, and international educator. Her work has been seen on Lady Gaga, Mary J Blige, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Kobe Bryant. She’s got a Guinness World Record under her belt for polishing the highest number of clients in an 8 hour period and is currently on a reality television show in its 5th season; LA Hair.


Her passion is helping young entrepreneurs in the beauty eld make consistent cash from their craft. She offers online classes and coaching on the business side of beauty.

Yancey Edwards

Emmy Nominated Yancey Edwards knows hair. From braids to weaves and color in between, this man with the gifted hands lights up the room with his creative energy upon entry.


Since 1997, Yancey has been trained by some of the leaders in the hair industry such as Paul Mitchell, Farouk and Aveda, while also specializing in hair replacement. He has also been mentored by industry greats such as Andrea Cheese, Barry Fletcher, Daniel Green, Eric Von Lockhart, Mary Swann, Olive Benson and Q Hardy.


Yancey has also lent his expertise while traveling the country teaching other stylists in all major hair show arenas and cosmetology students his signature weaving and cutting techniques.