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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Kim Kimble


 

Kim Kimble has developed a niche for creating scene-stealing, high concept looks adorned by the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Sade, Britney Spears, Jada Pinkett Smith and even the iconic Miss Piggy among others.

Kimble’s innovative styles and techniques have been featured internationally in the pages of fashion and beauty’s chicest titles – everyone from Vanity Fair and Allure to InStyle, Essence, Glamour, Elle and Vogue have called on Kimble to create cover-worthy hair designs. She’s worked with such renowned fashion photographers as Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, and Matthew Jordan Smith, and her work has appeared in national ad campaigns for blue chip brands including Pepsi, Neutrogena, Nike, CoverGirl, McDonald’s and L’Oreal.

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Nick Arrojo


 

With thirty-plus years as a hairdresser, Nick has become a modern icon of the industry. His signature razor-cutting technique is recognized and practiced worldwide. It is part of a modern and creative, precision-based hairdressing method pioneered by Nick, and designed to create fashion-forward, beautiful, wearable hair for clients, while offering creative freedom and versatility to stylists.

 

A revered hairdresser, educator, and leading light in the business Nick can boast exposure in the world's best magazines, work with the world's top fashion designers, and seven years as hairdressing host for TLC's 'What Not to Wear. He is an author and mentor and, through ARROJO education, he shares his insights and inspirations with tens of thousands of fellow professionals each year.

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Brazilian Blowout


The world's most popular professional smoothing treatment. Customizable to achieve smooth, sleek results or keep your curl & lose the frizz.

 

The BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT is the most innovative and effective professional smoothing treatment in the WORLD!

Through the use of a proprietary Brazilian Super-Nutrient Complex, the Brazilian Blowout actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.

The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine!

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Aloxxi


Aloxxi, a globally renowned professional hair color, care and style brand, hails from Professional Beauty Industry Icon and OPI Founder, George W. Schaeffer. Infusing his almost 40 years of passion for color into Aloxxi, Schaeffer has built a new way to experience and care for color treated hair.

 

It is the authentic and unique experience that sets Aloxxi apart. From creative colors to professional products, dynamic education and real and relevant support to our community, Aloxxi is about cultivating a family and bringing fun, interactive ways to help salon professionals communicate with their clients and grow their businesses. Ultimately, Aloxxi is committed to the art of creating and maintaining beautifully colored hair with personality.

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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.

Hattori Hanzo's Website

 

 

Beth Minardi


 

Kim Kimble has developed a niche for creating scene-stealing, high concept looks adorned by the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Sade, Britney Spears, Jada Pinkett Smith and even the iconic Miss Piggy among others.

Kimble’s innovative styles and techniques have been featured internationally in the pages of fashion and beauty’s chicest titles – everyone from Vanity Fair and Allure to InStyle, Essence, Glamour, Elle and Vogue have called on Kimble to create cover-worthy hair designs. She’s worked with such renowned fashion photographers as Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, and Matthew Jordan Smith, and her work has appeared in national ad campaigns for blue chip brands including Pepsi, Neutrogena, Nike, CoverGirl, McDonald’s and L’Oreal.

Kimble’s quietly confident manner may belie her fierce drive and determination – committed to making an indelible mark on the beauty and entertainment industries, her creative vision, extensive knowledge and authoritative, yet relatable approach have proven to be a winning combination.

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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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Patrick Bradley


World renowned beauty expert Patric Antonio Bradley has been acknowledged as a beauty industry icon for two decades. His God-given talent inspires and enables him to be innovative and imaginative while creating trendsetting hairstyles and show-stopping makeovers.

 

Capturing the attention of leading hair care companies, his bold styles have been featured by BIA and Salon Choice, just to name a few. He was also the Artistic Director for Dudley Products and Creative Director for Farouk Systems. His work has been displayed on more than 75 national and international magazine covers and billboards around the globe.

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Naja


 

A born artist with creative juices constantly pumping, Naja is a classically trained chef and New Jersey native who grew tired of "smelling like onions" and having to work every holiday and weekend. So she turned her chef coat in and headed out west. With only $300, a dream and one stipulation for her new career…"that I could wear my own clothes," she landed in Los Angeles, California.


Naja got her start in the spa business. Her first job in the new City of Angels was the front desk coordinator at a luxury spa. She soon fell in love with the whole spa industry, seeing spas as "the modern day hospital" providing true preventative care that yielded tangible results in skin conditions and overall well-being.

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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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