As owner of one of the salon industry's most prestigious Advanced Academies for the past 30 years, Martin Parsons has shared his contagious enthusiasm for quality hair design education with tens of thousands of stylists around the world.
Honors & awards include one of Modern Salon's "Top 75 Educators" for the past century; "Canadian Hairdressing Lifetime Achievement Award;" NAHA's "Lifetime Achievement Award;" and countless features in trade magazines around the globe. Martin has also received great accolades for designing all of the dresses and gowns his models wear on platform.
Martin's educational offerings may be found on his website www.martinparsons.com - training videos and books; along with schedule updates on where to find Martin Parsons' live education at trade shows, conferences and independent classes.
Martin is a proud Canadian who has travelled the world from North America to Asia, Europe and Africa delighting and inspiring audiences with his special brand of insightful techniques, creative styles and grand sense of humor.
Mission: Martin Parsons' goal, as an educator and company, is to share techniques with stylists to help them become better designers and manage their time efficiently, thus increasing their profitability behind the chair. Motivated by helping people succeed, it's Martin's passion for the stylist and the art that keep him focused on providing tools to succeed and inspiring creativity. Website: www.martinparsons.com. Facebook: Martin Parsons.
Giovanni Giuntoli began his career as a hair artist 16 years ago in Chicago. He moved to New York in 1996 to further his career and passion for editorial hair styling. Today, he can be found on-set styling for top consumer magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Oprah Magazine, Lucky, and shooting ad campaigns and lookbooks for cutting edge designers including Chris Benz, Modello, Ritani, Buckler, Justsweet and Armani Exchange.
When it comes to trend setting, Giuntoli is ahead of the game backstage at New York Fashion Week creating the trends for the next season as lead hair at shows such as Abaete, Michael Kors, Morgan D’Alessandro, Buckler, and Yoko Devereaux and works backstage at Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Rowley, Carmen Marc Valvo, Tory Burch and more.
In the Bridal arena, Giovanni is the go-to name for lead hair at Amsale, Kenneth Pool, and the Christos Bridal Fashion Week shows season after season, and additionally is Redken’s Bridal Expert. He facilitates the sold out ‘Dressing The Bride’ class at the Redken Exchange year after year, teaching not only about bridal hairstyles, but the art of bridal business as well, and also serves as Redken’s Expert for stories in top consumer bridal magazines such as Brides, and InStyle Weddings.
Giuntoli’s prime role at Redken as an International Artist includes facilitating classes to students and industry professionals at every level all over the world, and works with the Marketing and Education teams to develop courses that fit the needs of the industry. His 16 years of experience has led him to the creation of Tearsheet, where he and his team train fellow professionals in the art of editorial styling. Additionally he has developed the Tearsheet Artistic Team to support, foster, and work with graduates to propel them to the highest levels of editorial, fashion, and trend styling possible – whether in the salon or on set.
Kell Grace Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, & salon owner at KellGrace Hair & Makeup in Winter Park, FL. Designer and Educator for updo guru, Martin Parsons.
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