What does it mean to be a Ouidad Educator?
Of course, theoretical knowledge and practical experience are important but equally important is the ability to mentor and inspire others. Ouidad Educators take great pride and find joy in sharing their curl expertise to help you become THE curl expert in your community. They are committed to helping you refine your skillset, uncover hidden talents and instill curl confidence.
As you progress through your #curljourney you too can set your sights on becoming a Ouidad Educator and influence future curl experts.
Location: New Jersey
Color & Cutting creating an experience. Allison Hajek loves blending her passion for curly cutting, styling, capturing clients' essence around their hair with her insightful expertise, inviting amazingly manageable results. A critical component of Allison's style centers around her teaching clients to nurture and maintain their hair type every day ...debunking the stress myth and easing into gorgeous trending style.
Location: Webster, TX
"From curls and coils to bends and waves I believe all hair types are beautiful. Especially when given the right care and nourishment to be able to thrive. Once you start loving on your hair, I promise it will start loving you right back!" Amburlee Price immediately fell in love with naturally curly and textured hair. As an Artist and Educator for Ouidad as well as a Curl Coach, Amburlee is dedicated to helping stylists and curl enthusiasts explore the magic of curls and hone their skills in becoming a curl expert in their own right. Natural hair is your biggest and most unique accessory. Let it be bold, let it be free, let it be you. Let Amburlee show you how!
Andrea (Dre) Malczewska
Location: Honolulu, HI
Art and creativity drive Dré Malczewska to be both an inspirational educator and influential stylist. With expertise in cutting and styling, and a love for ALL hair- especially curls, Dré hopes to equip others and instill a confidence in them to work with all hair types and textures. She is always looking to expand her knowledge and be inspired by others in the beauty industry. Be sure to follow her on Instagram & TikTok @dremalczewska for tips and tricks and be inspired by the beauty she creates in Hawaii.
Editorial Hairstylist & Educator in LA. Anthony Montoya is known as a Curly/Texture Expert and when he is not in the salon he is passionate about editorial work. Most recently his work earned a BTC Big Shot Award among many other industry accolades that
showcase his creativity and talent.
Location: Germantown, Maryland
Barbara has over 20 years experience in our industry. Her love of curls began at a young age. Imagine the excitement of discovering the Ouidad experience! More than 10 years of her career have been as a certified Ouidad stylist. Barbara is behind the chair full time which gives her real feedback every day to a client’s needs and wants. Also, she has been a mentor, an educator, and a manager. She has been published in magazines, appeared on television doing makeovers, and styled celebrity hair for special events. Her wide range of experiences can be utilized to tailor your educational needs that work best for you!
Cindy Holt Smith
Location: Vineland, NJ
Cindy Holt Smith believes embracing curls is truly the best expression of self-love! Her teaching style is relatable and down to earth. As a Certified Ouidad Stylist, Cindy loves being a representative for the Ouidad brand.
When she is not in the salon or facilitating curly classes, you can find her doing yoga, cooking wholesome organic food, and spending time with loved ones.
Location: Rochester, NY
Jeanette Jarvis of upstate New York has been focusing on naturally curly hair while working in the industry over a decade. Early on she discovered her passion for continuing education. Master Colorist Certified plus the unique distinction of Ouidad Certified Curl Expert, Jeanette believes in higher learning. “Education is a way to elevate Stylists and the salon culture which carries into the Client experience” Jeannette Jarvis.
Location: New York, NY
In the industry since 1998, Jessica O’Brien started her career as an assistant in Seattle Washington. In July 2000 Jessica committed to being a Curl Expert and focused her training and salon work on natural hair and all curl types and loves doing hair styling for photo shoots and fashion shows.
September 2015 Jessica became a Ouidad Certified Stylist and soon relocated to work at the Ouidad Flagship Salon in New York City. To this day she continues to grow with the brand by educating others and assisting with product development and online content.
Location: New York, NY
Keesha George, creator of ispeakcurls brand, a stylist, educator, wife & dog mom. Studied and worked in hospitality for over a decade until a passion for hair- most specifically curls, was ignited. Keesha empowers others through their curl journey, particularly those clients who were made to believed curly hair isn’t naturally beautiful. Keesha surrounds herself with some of the best in our industry and she has come into her own and found her home on the Ouidad Salon & Education team.
Success is always under construction
Location: Millersville, Maryland
As a versatile and enthusiastic stylist who has been in the beauty industry for over 14 years, Matiya Bonas has a love of helping others to improve their self-image and express themselves through hair artistry. This inspired her to open her own business where her featured product line is Ouidad. Matiya is a Ouidad Certified stylist and has enjoyed helping others in the industry enhance their knowledge of curls as a Ouidad Artist.
Location: Roseville, California
Hair is my passion and I LOVE helping people feel beautiful! Proud owner of MoHairGoals—a Northern California salon. When not behind the chair, Monice is traveling the country as an Educator and Platform Artist for brands such as Ouidad. Specializing in curly hair, Monice Lopez loves teaching others how to style and love their curls. No matter the color or texture, it is a passion to help everyone accomplish their hair goals!
“I’m elated about educating people on their hair journey. Being able to bring life to someone’s “hair goals” is truly rewarding!” - Monice Lopez
Location: London, UK
With over 12 years industry experience, Stacey Orrow is a Ouidad Certified Stylist and Master Colour Expert and the proud owner of a growing colour and curl specialist salon. Stacey shares her expertise in curly hair with passion and relatability. All learners and experience levels will enjoy her classes. No matter how you want to apply your newfound curl knowledge and confidence, Stacey can ensure that the content and delivery of her education remains relatable to your area of industry expertise, realistic to your developing skills and above all, practical in your working business model.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Stephanie Hinkle is a specialist in Textured and Curly hair and has over 15 years of industry experience. Stephanie is trained and certified in multiple pro systems and enjoys using her knowledge to create and educate. Whether she’s embracing curls or creating curls, Stephanie’s fun & energetic facilitation style is contagious and will re-invigorate the passion that brought you to this industry. She holds strong to the quote by Theodore Roosevelt “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” Follow Stephanie’s creative journey.
Location: Edmonton, Oklahoma
Stevie Kennedy started chasing curls early in her career when she became a Certified Curl Expert with Ouidad. As a business owner Stevie strives to create curl perfection for her clients, ‘Salon Kennedy” has a focus on hyper-personal curl experiences that cater to all curl types. “As stylists we can eliminate the shame that can come with having frizzy unkempt hair …”
As a Ouidad Artist and Educator, Stevie’s goal is to share the Ouidad styles, products and cutting techniques with stylists and salon owners, allowing them to create beautiful curls of all types and building their clients self-confidence while growing their own Curl Business behind the chair.
Location: New York, NY
Rudy Sprogis, PCC is the co-founder of Leading Questions, LLC which provides instruction, support and simple practical tools to salon owners taking their next steps toward leadership. For over a decade, Rudy has been coaching beauty industry professionals to build self-awareness, clarify goals and improve performance.
Vasi Vassilakis (Vasi)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Vasi empowers each of his clients with a customized look that enhances their natural beauty. Having styled hair for celebrities, high-profile photo shoots, magazine editorials, and runway shows throughout the world, he brings his magic to his studio to give his clients a “just out of the salon look” second to none—they have been “Vasified.” Vasi has a high energy approach to education – so get ready for a truly engaging experience. Though known as a captivating platform artist, Vasi makes his talent accessible each week at his salons in Los Angeles and Cleveland. Clients benefit from his unmatched cutting, styling, coloring and retexturing skills, where they get to relax and rejuvenate while being transformed.
Location: Los Angeles
Vianney Estrella is a California based artist that has been a part of the beauty industry since 2002. She loves to learn as much as she loves to teach and holds multiple certifications from beauty business classes to the latest coloring and cutting techniques. She believes knowledge is the true catalyst for a beautiful and successful future. A successful salon owner and educator for Ouidad and Bio Ionic, Vianney’s goal is to inspire others to keep dreaming and learning.