John is an outstanding talent. Working for Aveda in hometown Detroit, he was appointed "New Talent Mentor,” with responsibility to train fellow educators. Three years later, John took one step back to take several steps forward. He came to New York to join our team, citing the “best training program in the world,” and a desire to obtain the best foundations. He completed our 24-month apprentice-training program in half that time, while gaining credits for ARROJO underground, Expo, IBS New York, and ABS Chicago. Passionate about the craft, John appreciates the beauty and control of precise technique, but understands what makes success: “What matters most is your ability to connect with another person and use your skills to make them look great and feel their best,” he says.