Kevin Hughes, @hairbyeleven
Moroccanoil Artistic Director
Kevin is an editorial hair stylist based in West Hollywood, CA. A Long Island native and one of 12 children in a close-knit family, Kevin began his career studying fashion buying and merchandising. He went on to cosmetology school in New York, where he was mentored by some of the biggest names in the business, including Danilo, Robert Vetica and Peter Gray. His work has graced the pages of Vogue Beauty, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and L’Official. Backstage at Fashion Week, Kevin has worked with top designers like Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera and Altuzarra. He has also styled numerous celebrities such as Emily Blunt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosie Huntington- Whiteley, Jasmine Sanders and Bill Paxton. In 2011 Moroccanoil approached Kevin to become a National Educator for the company. Through his hard work and dedication Kevin became a Global Ambassador/Spokesperson for the brand, traveling the globe to share the latest Moroccanoil product news and brand strategies. He was recently promoted again, to Moroccanoil Artistic Director. Kevin’s energy and passion for teaching and empowering others is contagious, and he loves making every client look and feel their absolute best. In his work and life, he takes inspiration from Maya Angelou’s famous words: “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” “I’M INSPIRED BY SEEING THE BEAUTY THAT I CAN BRING OUT IN PEOPLE. IT’S WHAT MOTIVATES ME TO LEARN CREATIVE NEW WAYS TO HELP THE CLIENT ACHIEVE THE LOOK THEY WANT.”
Briana Cisneros, @brianacisneros
Moroccanoil Global Ambassador
Briana Cisneros has been in the industry for over 12 years helping individuals grow, whether it is creating successful educational programs for prestigious salons or mentoring artists. 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 one of the most sought-after visionaries in her field. Her work has been featured on MTV News, E! News and Celebuzz as well as in Glamour, People, OK!, Life & Style, US Weekly, major beauty blogs and more. Briana grew to miss the salon environment, which led her to Shannon Hair where she eventually became a co-owner. Briana’s hustle doesn’t go unnoticed—she brings her determination and values to Shannon Hair, her team members outside of the salon, her students and her clientele. She has since channeled her passion for learning and education into the educational series WORKSHOP EVOLVE, first introduced as an in-house effort to help grow each stylist working in the salon. After realizing the success their stylists were having, she and her business partner quickly realized the demand that the industry had for the techniques and knowledge they had. WORKSHOP EVOLVE is now an education platform where they share knowledge and techniques for every artist to draw from and be inspired by.
Liza Espinoza, @modaliza2
Moroccanoil Global Ambassador
While working as a salon receptionist as a student, Liza began to appreciate the thoughtfulness, talent and perception that it took to be a great hairdresser. Now a salon owner herself, what began as a love for the art turned into a passion for the person wearing the hairstyle. “As an educator I am very passionate about sharing and motivating others to be their very best, and doing everything I can to elevate this wonderful industry,” she shares. Liza’s focus is on clients’ relationship with their hair after they leave the salon: “It’s not only about making people look great, but feel amazing…and providing them with the right hair care to make it work every day!” She adds, “Moroccanoil products are phenomenal, and my salon has long supported them. I feel a deep connection to innovators, and what the brand has done to change the industry speaks a lot to the mindset of the company.” With experience in the worlds of print, runway, film and celebrity styling, Liza brings a unique point of view to any project from conception to execution. As a dedicated and dynamic artist, Liza has enjoyed many accomplishments, including multiple North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) nominations. Her ingenuity has earned her a vast editorial styling portfolio that includes work in industry and fashion magazines such as Modern Salon, American Salon, Vibra, Estetica, Vogue Italia, Dark Beauty, Canadian Hairdresser and more.