Born and raised in foggy Northern California now residing in Pasadena CA, Arielle Estoria Leda Wilburn is a Writer, Speaker and Creative. Arielle graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and focus on theater integration to be a creative bridge between intellect and creativity, the mind and the heart. Through various aspects of storytelling: Spoken Word, Event Hosting (Emcee), Acting and Voice Overs, Arielle orchestrates her art out of a “Words not for the ears but for the soul” motto. Words that plant within an audience’s soul and blooms awareness of identity and worthiness. The heartbeat behind her work, is a diligent pursuit of instilling and reminding individuals of their value through words.
Named the “Most Influential Photographer on the Internet” by Huffington Post, Forbes and Yahoo in 2014, Jeremy Cowart is an award-winning photographer, artist, and entrepreneur whose mission in life is to "explore the intersection of creativity and empathy."
Jeremy has published four books and is a sought-after speaker, having presented at TEDx, the United Nations and creative conferences across the country.
Sarah Singer-Nourie, M.A.
Sarah is an award winning trainer & educator, a game-changing coach, an hybrid thinker, and the creator of a myriad of tools, frameworks and resets which accelerate impact daily. Over the last twenty years, Sarah's work has sparked breakthroughs for teams at some of America’s most dynamic companies, including Target, American Eagle Outfitters, Ulta Beauty, Limited Brands and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Her programs open possibility in learning and growth, creating a bridge between brain research, human performance and real-time learning. She creates extensive training and development, from keynotes to system-wide change initiatives, specializing in leadership, culture change, learning and true team.
Sarah is the author of Tap Into Greatness, co-author of Quantum Teaching and contributing author of Disrupt Together and. She is the creator of the training programs Tapping Their Greatness and High Impact Training & Powerful Presentations.
Jeremiah Griswold is founder and co-owner of White Whale Tattoo and has been tattooing for more than a decade. He specializes in linework, pointillism, blackwork, and woodcut styles. He holds degrees in Literature and Theology in addition to his art training.
Briana has been in the industry for over thirteen years and has always had a passion for education. She is an outstanding colorist, and a master at managing business from a social media standpoint. She is an artist of the best variety: eager to share her talent with others and bring them alongside her as she walks out her skill and vision.
She is a global ambassador with Moroccan Oil, as well as an independent stylist. She is routinely invited to do on-camera color, cut and styling makeovers and offer advice as a beauty guru and guest celebrity stylist. Her ability to reimagine hairstyles and color has made Briana a true visionary in her field. Her work has been featured on MTV News, E! News, Glamour, People, US Weekly, major beauty blogs and more.
DJ is one the world’s most sought after teachers in the industry because of his no-fluff approach and his ability to breakdown the what, why, how, and when in haircutting. He believes that ‘Knowledge Destroys Fear’ and he is proud to represent the hairdresser as an independent artist.
When his career began in 1994, DJ showed immediate promise with his talent early on. Earning “teacher of the year” in his first year of teaching, DJ went on to become one of Vidal Sassoon’s best educators and eventually held the title of Creative Director at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Continuing on in his career in 2002, he joined the Paul Mitchell organization and was the author the Paul Mitchell Cutting System and curriculum. In 2011, DJ started theFactory -- an independent creative production space. As an academy and salon based in San Diego, it has given DJ the ability to educate on many different levels, including hands-on as well as web-based education.
Mish is an incredible balayage Salt Hair artist with the Salt Society team. She’s been a stylist for ten years, and she’s obsessed with color melting and brunette balayage (and so will you be, once you learn from her!) She started her career as an educator when she saw a lack of technical color education in school, and since then has expanded into her love of sharing the knowledge that she’s learned over the years. She wants everyone to leave her class feeling confident that all they’ve learned will be immediately applicable behind the chair for their own clients.
Shannon is a MASTER colorist (which she’ll be teaching at Hair Camp) as well as the creator and owner of Shannon Hair Salon in California. She’s precise, and innovative, and one of the very best to learn from. Prestige and quality are requirements in all aspects of her life and business. Shannon believes there is no better investment than investing in yourself and your career, which she practices by attending countless classes on cutting, color and business strategy to perfect her craft. Shannon will also be helping lead a Salon Owners’ Roundtable at Hair Camp.
Shannel is a world-renowned educator who is passionate about students in her class learning and understanding the fundamentals of haircutting - not memorizing haircuts or theory terms, but mastering the basics in order to go on to design and create haircuts that suit your client’s face shape, head shape, hair type and lifestyle. She’s an innovator of the highest order. When she isn’t working behind the chair at a salon in Phoenix, she’s traveling as an educator and sharing her passion for technique and precision with other stylists that are eager to learn.
Gerard Scarpaci is the co-founder of Hairbrained, a website that serves as a vast resource of education, community and inspiration for stylists around the world. Gerard has been a stylist for 28 years, working with the best of the best - (Sassoon Academy, Paul Mitchell and Aveda just to name a few). He has created curriculum, served as artistic director for Aveda’s Advanced Academy in SOHO, owned his own salon, among many other various specialties within the industry. He is a gifted teacher and passionate about fostering healthy community among stylists as they grow in their craft.
Brian is the Creative Director at Local Honey in Nashville. He began his career in Chicago 17 years ago, and he went on to attend Bumble and Bumble University in NYC, where he mastered styling and cutting classes as well as leadership and teacher training in their business school. Now a sought after stylist in Nashville for the past nine years, Brian teaches advanced classes Local Honey for the stylists there as well as fundamental training for the apprentices.
In the words of Hairbrained, “Her trend-setting work and punk rock inspired aesthetic will spark your creativity.” Edna is an independent stylist and the creator of the apparel and accessories brand Cut Hair Like Female. Edna will be joining us at Hair Camp doing a creative class on haircutting and creating a total look for your client. Edna is an innovator, and has no shortage of creative talents - stylist, photographer, musician, designer to name just a few.
Leah is an stylist and colorist based in Nashville at Parlour & Juke. She has trained with Tracey Cunningham, The Paint Box, and was also a network educator for Bumble and Bumble . Her work has been featured on Free People, The Lane, and Glamour Magazine. She has worked with a diverse roster of clients including Faith Hill, Elizabeth Cook, Lennon Stella, Stevie Nicks, Little Big Town, Jessie Baylin, Miranda Lambert, Claire Bowen, and many others.
“I draw inspiration from Parisian fashion and effortless beauty 🌿 I also find inspiration in 1970’s era music and fashion”
Marwa is a freelance hair stylist and colorist and has a home base at Parlour & Juke in Nashville. Behind the chair in the salon, she specializes in multiple extension methods (@greatlengthsusa, @kacey_welch method, and cold fusion) as well as color and cutting.She has worked her hair magic for the likes of Maren Morris, Lily Aldridge, Kristin Cavallari among many others. As a freelance artist she works mainly with musicians and celebrities - which bodes well with her love of travel, as the opportunities in styling her clients takes her to new and exciting places. And now, exciting places like Hair Camp!
Sarah is a bridal hair specialist based out of Columbus, Ohio. Her formal creations are incredible - they’re so dreamy and romantic, it’s hard to not get lost in her Instagram feed! (Go see for yourself 🤗).
Jesse started making hair better in the 8th grade (in basements and kitchens 😏). His serious passion for the hair industry began thanks to a good friend who shared his love of education within the industry with him. As an educator with Sebastian and Wella, Jesse loves that his job gives him the ability to teach excellence in all things hair, and also love people well. When Jesse isn’t teaching, he’s behind the chair at High Five Salon in Cincinnati, OH.
Spanky The Barber
Sean “Spanky” Caudill is a barbershop owner and stylist. He is passionate about preserving the classic barbershop experience (think: hot lather shave, hot towels, camaraderie and the tradition of fathers bringing in their sons with them). He’s a master of pompadours and fades, and to top it all off - he has a heart of gold. In addition to his expertise in men’s cutting, he also co-founded Barbers Without Borders - an organization with a mission to empower underserved communities across the globe by sharing their craft through education and one-on-one mentorship. Barbers Without Borders was the 2017 Grand Prize Winner of Wella’s Hair At Heart “Wella Cares” Contest.
Stay Sharp Nation
Stay Sharp Nation Salon Education evolved out of a passionate group of hairdressers who work together at Virtue Salon in Columbus, Ohio. Virtue Salon started in a tiny space in 2010, just 600 square feet. As the years went on and the salon grew, Virtue ended up in a 3000 square foot space by 2015.
The Virtue Salon Team had always had a desire to share with the rest of the salon industry. In the new space, it was possible to offer education to the greater community. It had been challenging to get consistent and excellent education locally so Stay Sharp Nation started to provide it.
By 2017 it was obvious that the educators within the walls of Virtue Salon were ready to spread their wings, and the idea of an education team was born. The Team hosts national education at Virtue Salon and travels to salons for customized education. In 2018, the Stay Sharp Nation Education Team (in conjunction with the visiting national educators) supplied education hours for over 2300 licensed professionals in Ohio.
This indie rock band from Tennessee has toured with the likes of Ben Rector, Needtobreath, Switchfoot, and Drew Holcomb. Influenced by the likes of U2 and Cold War Kids, their sound is best described as “rock and roll” with “stripped down instruments” - sounds perfect for around the campfire, right? We can’t wait for you to hear these talented guys in person.