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Organic Salon Systems
|Rebecca Gregory – Technical Director – Tampa, FL|
Rebecca is our technical director, and comes to us with a colorful background as an advanced instructor and colorist with , as well as The Director of education and Mentor for Redken. She is a nationally Certified Colorist for Redken and continues to strive for additional awards and certifications in as never ends! Her expertise in the beauty field brings a special touch to our education department in inspiring and expanding knowledge of color, organics and other tips for success in our industry.Rebecca has a strong passion for educating and sharing experiences with stylists’ across the country. Her fun and fresh approach to teaching keeps exciting and interesting. She leads our training for our national classes and empowers stylists to enhance their skills. Her presentations are both informative, and effective, for learning color in a way that invokes thinking and refining our skills as professionals.
She holds many advanced national certifications with various reputable color companies, as well as a degree in advertising and marketing from a FL university.
|Patti Sinden – Canadian Technical Director – Canada|
Patti Sinden has been in the beauty industry for 14 years, for 10 of those years, she had an incredible opportunity to work with and be trained by high profile industry educators. Although Patti was very successful, she questioned why she was working in such a chemically laden environment that was making her ill. She knew she had to find a healthy alternative to traditional salon products or find another career. Patti strives to educate herself and use the very best, “cleanest” beauty products!. Her driving force in life is to leave a healthy Earth behind for her two beautiful daughters and to enjoy the freedom of feeling and looking fabulous without compromising our health or the health of our planet. has given Patti that freedom. She has become more passionate than ever about her work as a colorist/ stylist and now Organic Salon Systems Educator!
|Jennifer Andrews – Creative Consultant, Tech Support & Regional Organic Educator – Tampa, FL|
A talented hairdresser whose talent and devotion to the integration of health and beauty has driven her to become the creative color consultant and national educator for Organic Color Systems. Influenced by the many hairdressers she has trained with through her career such as Tabitha Coffey, Sue Pemberton, Chrystopher Benson, Damien Carney early in her career led her to have a strong foundation and passion for hairdressing. She loves encouraging, educating and motivating others to achieve their goals. Using music and fashion as guides, Jennifer interprets the and translates them into her own art. Continuing education also plays an important role for her as it allows her the creativity and freedom to continually reinvent herself.
Organic Salon Systems Regional Organic Educators
|Tara Berg – Regional Organic Educator – Seattle, WA|
Tara has loved the hair and beauty industry since cutting her Barbie’s hair at age 10. Education has always been a must for Tara, which included earning her Masters Degree in Nutrition. From the beginning she sought out a strong knowledge and skill base by seeking advanced training, focusing on precision cutting at Vidal Sassoon. Since then, Tara has continued to pursue and travel for advanced training through some of the most well respected educators in the industry including hair and beauty shows in ISSE Los Angeles, IBS Las Vegas, Redken New York, and numerous brand sponsored education. She has trained directly with Kim Vo, Kevin Murphy, Brent Borreson, Andre Nizetich of The American Guild of Certified Haircolorists, and many others. She is currently studying for the American Board of Certified Haircolorists exam, which she plans to take later this year.In 2009 Tara found the opportunity to open her own salon. Going was the step for her, with her background education in nutrition and love of a holistic lifestyle. She had grown weary of working at salons and with products that promoted themselves as “Natural, organic, or ” when they were actually anything but. Tara has always preferred working in smaller salons for the focus on the client and the intimate relationship they allow to develop. In June, Hazel Salon & Organics opened its doors. A boutique salon, with a relaxed, comfortable yet upscale vibe, with products that are truly better.
|Jenna Abbott – Regional Organic Educator – Cleveland, OH|
Jenna is a stylist at the Rainbow Room salon in Cleveland, Ohio. She is passionate about being creative and keeping her hairdressing skills at the cutting edge of the industry using Organic Salon Systems natural products. Jenna loves being an educator not only to the industry but to her clients as well. “I enjoy helping people learn”, she says, “I show my clients how to look their best every day, not just when they leave the salon.”
|Vicki Beechler – Regional Organic Educator – Baton Rouge, LA|
Vicki has had a career that has encompassed nearly all aspects of the professional beauty Industry. Prior to using Organic Salon systems products she was trained with and Vidal Sassoon. Aside from being a stylist and educator Vicki has done editorial, film and runway work. At present she works as the manager of a unique salon that is both a salon and tattoo studio, Perkins Rd. Parlor in Baton Rouge Louisiana.
|CJ Brashear – Regional Organic Educator – St Petersburg, FL|
CJ Brasher has a true passion for his career as a Stylist/ Educator. He was licensed through and actually had a with Rebecca Gregory as his primary educator! 2 months before he graduated from school he had a job with a local Saint Petersburg Salon, striving to learn more of the salon experience vs the Institute. Now CJ has owned an organic salon for over a year and wants to expand the organic market not only in his community but all over the US (and potentially the world !). Once aware of the OCS and he knew he had to be a part of the line and loves using a products that he can faithfully say are safe to use for him, his client & the earth! Since he has continued to seek inspiration from VoCademey (Kim Vo), Vidal Sassoon ABC, Martin Parsons, Aquage and Sam Villa.
|Emily Chapdelaine – Regional Organic Educator – Manchester, NH|
Emily is a stylist and assistant manager at Mode Salon in Manchester NH. She is extremely passionate about hair design, fashion, beauty and all aspects of the salon industry. Watching her grandmother run a salon and be a successful stylist, Emily knew at a very young age this was the industry for her. Emily attended Michael’s School of Hair Design a Paul Mitchell Partner School for Cosmetology and Master Barber licenses. Emily enjoys educating both clients and people in the beauty industry about Natural and Organic products. Emily is eager to help other salons make the progression to a healthier and more sustainable environment by using Organics Color Systems. Emily and her fellow stylists at Mode Salon have been using Organics Color Systems exclusively for three years now and love it more everyday.
|Joshua DeBlock – Regional Organic Educator – St Petersburg, FL|
Joshua has been apart of the salon world since 1999. He has worked with most every other color/ salon system in his career, and loves Organic Salon Systems. He is very passionate about hair and the health of the hair after chemical services and he and his clients health. Thats why he has made changes in his professional career to a healthier non toxic way of doing hair. He is very knowledgible about the chemical makeup of hair and what the products are producing with the hair. He is very passionate about education and furthering his own well as others, thats why he has became and educator for Organic Salon Systems.
|Sarah Renee – Regional Organic Educator – Fort Collins, CO|
As a hairstylist for over seven years, Sarah Renee has been striving to create a better salon world around her. Her education and training in Redken, Pureology and has led to a great technical education and has sparked the desire to add genuine health into the salon community. When opening Primp Hair Studio, her salon, in 2011, health became the primary focus. As an asthmatic and sufferer, she quickly realized that changes had to be made to the traditional salon practice if improvement was to take place. Organic Salon Systems became – and is – a perfect fit, a catalyst between health and professional quality. Making the switch last year from being a PureArtist educator with Pureology to joining the Organic Salon Systems team brought an opportunity to bring the future of healthy hair and salon life to as many people and other professionals as possible.
|Nick DiGenova – Regional Organic Educator, Organic Salon Ambassador – Park Ridge, NJ|
It all started when I was 14 and would cut any person’s hair who would let me. I have been licensed in the craft of hairdressing for 11 yrs. I’ve since had the pleasure of being trained by the likes of Bumble and Bumble, Toni & Guy, and Wella just to name a few. I was part of a team who won anInternational contest with Alterna. I’ve worked backstage at Fashion week for 2 seasons which inspired me on a whole new level. I’ve been lucky to maintain my passion for the industry for the past 11 years working at one of Bergen County NJ’s premier salons & don’t see my passion dying down any time soon. Since using Organic Color Systems, I’ve had many eye opening “ah ha” moments which has led me to fall in love with the line. It allows me to further follow my path and passion the way I want to!
|Roberta Dudzik – Regional Organic Educator – Washington, PA|
Roberta has come to Organic Salon Systems with 29 years of professional experience in the beauty industry. Her experience ranges from in the salon to behind the scenes for magazines, fashion shows, television and movie sets. She has educated many individuals in the aspects of beauty, health and well-being, including training young aspiring models for John Casablanca Modeling Agency. Her recent 10 year personal journey of spiritual and alternative healing has guided her down a path of combining her passion and love of the arts in the hair industry with the growing concern for our environment and personal health. Finding Organic Salon Systems’ integrity and standards as a match, it provided the perfect fit for her continued desire to educate everyone she meets about a way to achieve beauty and well-being without the exposure to toxic so prevalent in most products today. Her goal is to help shift the way the beauty industry cares for each individual.
|Cindy French – Organic Salon Educator – Miami, FL|
For the past 25 years, Cindy French has been coloring and styling hair. Cindy made her mark on the industry by serving as the colorist to Matrix Int. Artistic Director, Vivienne Mackinder. From there She continued to excel with editorial, platform and runway as a portfolio artist for L’Oreal Professionnel. This job took Cindy to all the major fashion centers of the world where she worked with top models and photographers. At present she is the owner of Zen Zen Salon, Aventura Florida’s first and only organic hair salon. “It’s my desire to make a difference” Cindy say, “To offer the perfect balance of style, support, and safety”.
|Tammy G – Regional Organic Educator – Fargo, ND|
I’ve been active in the Beauty Industry for over 30 years with 9 of them spent as a successful Salon Owner and Educator/Stage Artist.
Benjamin Franklin once said “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”Hair is my passion and I love the process of transforming someone from start to finish without compromising their health! This reason has led me to Organic Color Systems.
Contrary to the old statement ‘Beauty is skin Deep’ statistics have proven beauty is nurtured from healthy choices and Organic color systems gives me as an artist and anyone else who wishes the reins to pass this on to our dear clients using certified organic products.
As a passionate stylist I believe not only in bringing a distinctive aesthetic and fresh approach to draw out each client’s unique beauty, I believe it is essential we do so with honesty, educating the client on the importance of Certified Organic Alternatives. After all we are the trained professionals it is our ethical duty to step up!
‘I have found my passion and Organic Color Systems are my reigns’….
|Caitlin Helle – Regional Organic Educator – Frederick, MD|
Caitlin Helle works at Sam Wong Salon in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. Although her background is in Paul Mitchell, she soon realized that her passion is working with organic and natural products. She started to working with Organic Color Systems in 2010 and soon after got cetified in the color line. She loves to educate her clients about natural alternatives to poular hair products and cosmetics, but would love to spread her knowledge to a wider audience. She believes that OCS provides a better experience for both the stylist and client.
|Tina Hoffman – Regional Organic Educator – Napa, CA|
I have always had a love of hair and fashion, mostly how hair plays into fashion and the lives of everyday people no matter what their lifestyle.Starting at age 16, I was designing hair for weddings and special events.
After graduating from high school I followed my family’s desire for me to attend college. At every given opportunity, I dabbled in hair design, not yet conscious of the fact that this was my true passion and ultimately my life’s work.
After a short stint in the corporate world, I began to listen to that inner voice and went back to school at Le MÃ©lange Cosmetology School. This is where the seeds of inspiration began to cultivate. I had many amazing experiences – from working with color specialists at Framesi, Goldwell & Redken to cutting and styling with Yosh. I worked closely with several talented hair dressers and began styling for celebrities, special events and elite private weddings.
I have always lived an extremely health-conscious lifestyle, which was in great conflict to the environment created in most salons. After years of exposure to toxins in my industry it finally clicked one day that not only was this not in sync with my beliefs, but as a salon owner, I could do something about it. So, in 2007 I integrated Organic Salon Color Systems into my salon and never looked back.
I have created a beautifully green, earth conscious business, delivering organic, non-toxic beauty options, which no longer contradicts my core beliefs or compromises the health of my clients. Using cutting edge technology, I have the freedom to create amazingly healthy hair time and time again.
Knowing we have a safer option in Organic Color Systems has only made my passion for color grow even stronger. My talent literally shines on my clients’ hair when they leave the salon. As a teacher, I can empower others to understand the importance of choosing OCS, helping our industry to convert to safer products and ultimately making our world and our environment a better place!
|Tatyana V. Kosogina – Regional Organic Educator – San Francisco, CA|
Tatyana Kosogina has 14 plus years, experience as an innovative stylist, trained in Vidal Sassoon, Tony & Guy technics, and is a Certified Organic color specialist. Tatyana has worked in San Francisco,s most reputable and high end salons until she became ill last year due to long term exposure to chemicals. She was faced with the possibility of never working in a salon again until she found an alternative in Organic Color Systems. She is now the proud owner of her own organic concept salon where she exclusively uses Organic Color Systems and other and 100% organic products. Her drive to further her knowledge of Organic Color Systems has led to her recently becoming a Regional Organic Educator.
|Jolie K. Lambert – Regional Organic Educator – Encinitas, CA|
Jolie Lambert has been working in the Beauty industry for almost 18 years now. Her career has taken her from California to Seattle to London and back. In addition to owning her own private hair studio, and being a Regional Organic Color Educator for OCS, Jolie was once a lead make-up artist for Sephora, worked in film and TV, worked on a cruise ship, and managed a 16 chair salon. She is committed to helping others move toward a healthier salon experience, and has built a reputation as a “Healthy Hairdresser”. She is involved in mentoring and coaching new beauty school graduates, and assisting them in their new careers. ” The industry as a whole is changing. I want to help prepare everybody for this positive move toward healthier, more sustainable salon practices”
|Gail Lockwood – Regional Organic Educator – Fort Worth, TX|
Gail Lockwood is Owner, Master Stylist, Instructor and Color Specialist with over 24 years of experience in the Cosmetology Industry. Gail received her Operators License in 1988 and her Instructor’s License in 2006.She continued her education after she received her Operator,s License by enrolling in a yearlong apprenticeship program and honing her skills. She has a deep rooted passion for creating the best look for each individual and using the most natural products and approach. This approach is how Urban Organic Hair Designs was born. Over the years she has felt it was very important to educate her clients on how to take care of their hair so that they can achieve the same results at home and keep their hair healthy as well. She has taught for other color companies as well. She has been quoted in a national well known trade magazine for stylists Modern Salon. She has also had an article written about her and Urban Organic Hair Designs in the Online Magazine and Resource website Greensource DFW. Her business is also listed with their Green Businesses. She continues to receive requests for articles on her approach to hair and her business.
|Sandy Martinez – Regional Organic Educator – Chicago, IL|
CHANGE…..We all want it but at times our fear stops us from putting ourselves out of our comfort zone….I ask you to do it and challenge yourself…
My name is Sandy and have been a cosmotologist for 27 years and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT…I am very excited to be an educater for Organic Color Systems, my is to use my passion and commitment to inspire people to CHANGE…NO MORE in hair color and begin using all natural hair products…lets kick the habit and be in the forefront in creating a safer environment for us…our clients…our earth…
|Cynthia Montalvo – Regional Organic Educator, Organic Salon Ambassador – Coral Springs, FL|
Cynthia Montalvo, owner and founder of Sundara Organic Salon, started her beauty career as a child watching and learning in her mother,s salon. Years later she moved on to Color correction specialist in Greenwich CT, to owning and operating a salon in New York. Coming from a field where harsh chemicals and toxins are the norm, Cynthia wanted to create a safer work environment for herself, employees and her clients. She used her extensive knowledge of the beauty industry and health conscious living to research companies and products that eliminated the toxins, but kept their effectiveness. With that goal in mind, Sundara was born exclusivley using and retailing organic, non-toxic and friendly products. Cynthia, also designed her own logo of a butterfly representing change and named her salon after the sanskrit word Sundara meaning ‘beautiful’ …. seemingly fitting for her of changing beautiful for the better.
|Jillian Nye – Regional Organic Educator – Ventura, CA|
Resident stylist and creater at Working Artists Ventura (WAV) located on the west coast between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Jillian has fifteen years experience as both stylist and artist. Jillian sees the head as a canvas and with organic color systems she can offer her clients updated looks that are both spunky, funky, cool, and safe.
|Rachel Reynhart – Regional Organic Educator – Pembroke, MA|
Rachel has worked in nearly every aspect of the beauty industry, both in the states and abroad since 1977. She is a fountain of knowledge on not only the evolution of all of the modern techniques, but also the business itself. In 2005 she opened her own salon Phoenix Rising Hair Salon and Spa in Pembroke, Massachusetts. “My focus is well-being and Organic Color Systems and are a good fit for that.” Rachel says, “I am truly enthused to be helping others with these amazing products”! Rachel is also a licensed Aroma Therapist, Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.
|Connie Scheidegger – Organic Salon Educator – New Port Richey, FL|
“I have always had a passion for hair design and beauty” Connie says, “While watching my mom work as a stylist, I knew that I wanted to also make people beautiful.” As Connie got older she found that without a doubt her natural and organic approach to her life had to be a part of her career. That was the inspiration for Connie to open her own business Salon Libelle, in New Port Richey, Florida, where she works as a stylist and colorist while also handling the operations. Connie says, “I have committed my energies to living and showing others the benefits of leading a healthier, organic and natural lifestyle without sacrificing our beauty. Organic Salon Systems products can go a long way to help the industry and clients do this”.
|Stephanie Schmidt – Regional Organic Educator, Organic Salon Ambassador – Chandler, AZ|
With over twenty- years experience, Stephanie still has a passion and love for what she believes to be our greatest accessory. As a Certified Colorist and Trainer, she is dedicated to Organic Color Systems haircolor, firmly believing it is the best non-toxic color line available today. She has a passion for all things natural, believing one of the most important ingredients to her color formulations is healthy, shiny hair. Much in demand, she is frequently called upon to repair the damage done by ammoniated color, transforming strands to stronger, glossier, easier to manage hair.
|Kelli Toal – Regional Organic Educator, Organic Salon Ambassador – Austin, TX|
Kelli followed her dreams and began studying cosmetology in 1997. Within 6 months, she earned 1st place in a hair show competition in the Philadelphia region. After 5 years of professional success and recognition in Philadelphia, her passion to learn more about the beauty industry led her to New York City, where she trained and worked at Vidal Sassoon Salon on 5th Avenue. Kelli enhanced her skills as a Color Specialist here, working under some of the industry’s master icons. Working at Vidal Sassoon gave Kelli the opportunity to style models’ hair at the world renowned New York Fashion Week.A few years later, Kelli moved back to Philadelphia to work at an upscale salon where the opportunities continued. She became an educator for , teaching at salons in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Kelli was also chosen as a lead educator for the up-and-coming talent in her home salon. Through her professional network she also gained on-set experience by performing makeovers for the television show “Moms on the Move.”
In February, 2009, Kelli took the opportunity to move to Austin, TX. In discovering her returned passion for bridal hair design and finding a rare niche with airbrush makeup, she began freelance work throughout Central Texas. Kelli has partnered with Austin’s most well renowned photographers and wedding professionals, adding elegant hair and airbrush makeup for photo shoots and weddings.
In search of a healthier lifestyle for her and her clients, Kelli combined forces with Organic Color Systems to educate her clients and peers.
Organic Salon Ambassadors
|Melissa Marquardt – Organic Salon Ambassador – Rochester, NY|
|Carrie Silva Martin – Organic Salon Ambassador – Rochester, NY|
Carrie has been in the beauty business for over ten years. She has been trained by leading industry educators. She has attended extensive color education w Redken and Wella color companies. Worked with TIGI as an ambassador. Currently working with an organic salon, Pharaoh’s Hairum in Rochester, NY as a stylist and in-salon educator. A salon that strives to create the healthiest environment for both it’s staff and their clients. Has personally felt the benefits of working with OCS, no longer having issues or excema covering her hands. She is very proud to be a part if OCS, a team that cares so much about their stylists as well as the products they put on their clients.