The Image Expo Houston
Potential Exhibitors
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Hotel IMAGE Expo


2016 Main Stage Presenters!



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.

Michael O'Rourke


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.

Sherry Ratay


Join Celebrity Colorist Sherry Ratay as she showcases her “seasonal haircolor”. This will include blondes, brunettes, and redheads. Sherry will help you take your clients into their seasonal change by thinking “outside the box” during your consultation. She will share with you what to look for in each client including

their skin tone, eye color, personality, and profession to name a few. Please join Sherry Ratay for this informative presentation as you prepare for the new season.


Raul Martez 

At 16 years of age, Raul Martez launched his career in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and within two years became an award-winning hair designer, including three years as Master Educator for John Paul Mitchell System.


A native New Yorker, Raul's first expousure to haircutting was his father's barber shop, where he began learning the trade at the age of seven.


Developing a passion for innovation, Raul's dedication to the art of hair design quickly became evident.

Justin Thomas


Justin Thomas, “the prodigy”, is platform artist and international artistic director for Hattori Hanzo Shears. Justin is progressively changing our industry with his unmatched style and aggression

to bend the fundamental rules of hairdressing. In his class you will be challenged to open your mind and explore your own natural talents and be uplifted to regain your inspiration as a true hairdresser.

Margit Aaron


Margit started out teaching local classes and became Director of Education for Mainline and Maly's Distributorship, during this time Margit was recognized by the VP of Color at Paul Mitchell who recommended her to the Artistic Directors of Paul Mitchell Professional Color, Scott Cole and Linda Yodice. Soon, Margit was part of the Color Team traveling to Asia and Europe and all over the USA.


Collin Martin


An insatiable new figure in the world of platform artistry, Collin Martin has been creating multi-functional cuts with a keen eye while employing unconventional 3D sculpting for the past 7 years. His peculiar approach to hair has, in the words of a colleague, “brought the avant-garde to the people.”