Aubrey Loots, @lootypics
Wella/ghd Top Artist
Though born and raised in South Africa, Wella Top Artist Aubrey Loots has been calling Los Angeles his home for the past 20 years. During this time, he’s built a very loyal clientele, travels around the world, working LA, New York, and Paris Fashion Weeks. Aubrey is also behind the chair in his three LA salons and Academy “Studio DNA Salons and “Hair Art and Science Academy” co-owned with his husband and business partner, Danny Leclair. Aubrey’s true passion is the world of Fashion. Whether it is a photo shoot, runway show, makeover show, or a red carpet event, nothing beats the adrenalin rush he gets from working in this capacity. Aubrey has lead many runway shows including working with several of the Project Runway Alumni and says that as challenging as it can be, it’s the place where he learns and teaches the most. Aubrey and his husband also share a passion for charitable work. They currently work with several women’s shelters, giving women complete makeovers to help them regain their self-esteem. They have also launched their non profit called “Nova Forma” enabling them to take their philanthropy to new heights. Aubrey has also worked on several makeover shows for OWN and Lifetime Television and enjoys the journey of transforming people. Teaching is also a huge passion which has him travel extensively all throughout North America leaving stylists excited and inspired. You can also check out Aubrey’s work as Head Hair Stylist for the hit show “The Taste” Season 2 on ABC Television early 2014 starring Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson. “I am truly grateful for my life and career. I get to do what I love every day, working with all kinds of amazing people. However, none of it would mean anything without giving back to the world.”
Mark Debolt, @markcolorist
Wella Professionals Top Artist
As a two time winner for Wella Professional’s International Trend Vision Award, Mark DeBolt aspires to craft and create beauty through the art of professional coloring. Mark is driven naturally through his meticulous technical and artistic abilities. He draws inspiration from diverse areas, including photography, nature, painting, fashion and innovations in haircolor. His passion for hairdressing is met only by his love of enriching the skills of salon professionals at all levels. His expertise in the salon led him to be named “best hair colorist” in Minneapolis in 2012 by Minnesota Monthly Magazine where he “served color” daily as the Color Director at 2012 NAHA-nominated “salon team of the year’ Minneapolis HAUS Salon. These experiences prompted Mark to move to New York City, where he joined the incomparable color team at Marie Robinson Salon. As a salon colorist, educator and photo session stylist, Mark strives to make the world a more beautiful and colorful place through his exceptional artistry and enchanting personality.
Anthony Cole, @anthonycolesebastian
Wella Professionals Top Artist
From a young age, Anthony Cole has always been inspired by the Beauty Industry. His many years in the industry started at the age of 16 in his uncle’s salon in Queens, NY. At such a young age he was inspired by the stylists and knew this was his chosen path. From there he went on to advanced education with Vidal Sassoon and Jingles International. Armed with this new knowledge and passion he next set out to open his own salon to educate and inspire others. He owned and operated Anthony Cole and Company Salon in Long Island for 14 years where he developed his own educational programs. He wanted to take it to the next level and reach out to touch and educate much further than his staff and salon. Anthony started with Sebastian as an advocate and his passion and determination led him to his current position on the Sebastian International Artistic Team. This has opened many avenues for his work such as gracing the cover of Bazaar Magazine, leading stylist for New York/LA Fashion Week, and countless other editorial, film and television, and high profile celebrity projects. He now travels the world sharing his inspiration and knowledge to many different cultures in Europe and Asia. From a young boy in Queens with big dreams to the international stage with Sebastian, Anthony is continuing to achieve things he never imagined and now see no limits in sight.