Redken 5th Avenue

Redken 5th Avenue is a leader in backstage beauty. Redken sets the hair trends for Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Redken offers professional haircare solutions for all types of hair. The latest addition to Redken online is which provides outstanding education when you want it - 24/7! Visit to learn more!

Chris Baran

As Redken’s Education Artistic Director, Chris Baran is an artist in world-wide demand. Chris develops the core curriculum for Principle Based Design & Finishing for U.S and global training programs and is one of the key facilitators for Redken's Train-the-Trainer Program, both internationally and domestically.

Kris Sorbie

Kris Sorbie, Redken’s Global Artistic Director of Color, is a world-renowned leader in cutting edge hair color concepts and techniques.  Her accolades include “International Hairdresser of the Year” at the 2004 and 2005 Canadian Mirror Awards, “Best Salon Education Program” at the ABBIE Awards, and “Best Educator of the Year” at the HairColor USA Awards.  A five-time nominee of the prestigious North American Hairdresser Award’s “Master Stylist” category, Kris breaks the mold time and time again to bring innovative trends and fashion forward artistry to the forefront of the salon industry.

Carmody Homan

A true platform artist, Carmody Homan has fronted teams and shows for thousands of people at exhibitions such as World Congress in Asia, Hairdressing Federation in Australia and New Zealand.  Salon International in the UK and Hair Expo in Australia.

Carmody has drive and skill to communicate what he loves and has traveled the world to share his passion.  His session work has graced the pages of Oyster Magazine, Marie Claire, Croma, Vogue, Syndicate, Men’s Health and ID, just to name a few.  He is constantly pushing the boundaries and raising the bar with hair and fashion.  From demonstrations and workshops he teaches excellence in technique and finish.

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Brent Borreson

Brent Borreson has motivated audiences from New York to Sydney with his extraordinary ability to translate style and fashion into user-friendly salon techniques.  He has showcased his progressive cutting techniques and editorial styling ability on main stages in Berlin, Reykjavik, Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen, Los Angeles and New York City at events such as the Alternative Hair Show (London), the Midwest Beauty Show and the International Beauty Show.  As a member of Intercoiffure and recipient of their “Mode Mondial” and “Rising Star” awards, Brent has represented the U.S.A. in Sydney, Australia and at the World Congress in New York City.

Brent’s creative vision has been featured in nearly every major industry publication including: Salon, Salon News, Modern Salon, American Salon, Coiffure Q, and Passion.  His session work has appeared in the pages of Elle, Flair, Paper, Zink, British GQ, Crash, Dazed and Confused, W Magazine, Seventeen, Rolling Stone and Spin and on the runways at New York City’s fashion week for designers including Giorgio Armani, Cynthia Rowley, Patricia Field, Esteban Cortazar, As Four, and Baby Phat. He has also worked with recording artists Björk, The B52’s,  The Pretenders, and Primal Scream, on both their music videos and album covers.

Crystal Focus

Crystal Focus Salon Coaching offers high energy interactive “hands on motivation” in the form of in-salon workshops and event programs that specialize in front desk systems, team building and retail sales growth. The Crystal Focus consulting team provides unique, long-term team systems that are easy to implement and will result in the ultimate client experience, as well as a strong bottom line profit for the salon.  The company’s unique focus is increasing salon profitability by intensive sales training for the front desk team through customized in-salon training, phone coaching, or by utilizing one of the many Crystal Focus training resources of books, audio cds, or one of their newest learning programs including live telephone seminars and online “webinars.”

Summit Salon Consulting Group

Summit Salon Consulting Group (SSCG) is an international company that provides business consulting services to all facets of the beauty industry, including salons and day spas. Training and teaching toward profitability, SSCG has the turnkey solutions salons are looking for.  They have a deep and personal commitment to improving the beauty profession "one person at a time" and to the principle of "passing it on" so that our industry will be strong and prosperous for generations to come. From beginning to end (succession ownership planning) they are the "difference makers" in the beauty industry.

Solutions for Salons

Salon Business Partners represents a roster of companies that can collectively offer any Salon, Spa or School owner a total business solution package.  These companies work hand-in-hand with each other with the single goal of helping any salon business become more profitable.  Any Salon Professional could choose one or all of these “Value First” companies to grow their business.

Integrity Payment Systems

Integrity Payment System specializes in credit/debit card processing for the salon Industry and solves two major problems: 85% of all money coming into the Salon Industry comes in as Credit/Debit Cards.  90% of salons pay too much for this service, are underserved, and do not get their money quick enough. To date, specialized pricing saved salons over one million dollars.  Accelerated cash flow provides next-morning funding.  Be part of it and call our salon team specialists!

FJ Solutions

FJ Solutions is a creative design and digital agency with offices in Buenos Aires and Bariloche, Argentina. They have a growing team of 12 + creative, strategic and technical specialists, all extremely passionate about carrying our their goal: To Help Clients Achieve Theirs.

Since their inception in 2003 (formally as FJ Websites) they have been dedicated to serving agencies / clients in Spain, Germany and Argentina. However, with the addition of native English speaking staff we have recently started working with agencies / clients in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Their unique selling proposition has remained the same: Quality, Creative Online Solutions at an Affordable Price.

FJ Solutions integrated online solutions include Web Design & Development, Online Marketing, Graphic Design and Intranet Solutions.

Glitz Marketing

Glitz Marketing was launched in January of 2009 as part of the Elle Marie brand. Elle Marie Hair Studio, a family-owned company, was launched in August of 2006 in north Bothell, Washington, just a block south of the affluent Mill Creek community.

Elle Marie Hair Studio experienced immediate success capitalizing on a diverse range of experience among its three owners, including two members, Jody Bossert and Colleen Buck, who spent their careers in the corporate world and only one member, Lorry Green, with actual beauty industry experience. While many small businesses are started by individuals with specialized skills, eager to break out on their own, it is often too late when they realize the additional efforts required to grow a business. Elle Marie Hair Studio was lucky enough to have an ownership team with a diverse set of skills and began to appreciate this more and more as they received positive press and accolades within the community.

As Marketing Manager for the salon - a part-time effort - Jody decided to turn his marketing efforts into a full time endeavor. Jody is actively involved in the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce and was elected Vice President of the Mill Creek Business Association in January 2009. Guided by both his strong involvement in the local business community and his numerous discussions with beauty industry leaders, Jody began compiling the various tasks he had accomplished for the salon into marketable packages for both the beauty industry and beyond, and thus, Glitz Marketing was born.

Product Club

Product Club is the leader in color accessories offering everything a colorist needs to perform color services with the exception of the haircolor itself! Product Club offers over 200 items for professional colorists including the largest selection of foil, gloves, capes, caps and more. Product Club is committed to offering colorists the best possible tools for their profession. All of our products are designed based on salon research and are professionally packaged to meet the needs of today's colorists.

Product Club has made a major commitment to education including doubling the size of our education team and offering the Beyond Basic Foiling and iFoil in Color Education Programs. These programs consist of hands-on classes that give colorists the opportunity to experience technique-based haircolor education that is not specific to any haircolor brand. These classes are offered throughout North America. In addition to the classes offered, Product Club also offers a Beyond Basic Foiling DVD Collection that includes 4 Volumes and an iFoil in Color DVD. Each DVD features two highlighting techniques.