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Marlee Kula

Marlee Kula

LA-based poet, musician, and aspiring mermaid, Marlee graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a BA in Writing, Literature & Publishing. She is a proud member of the #Jenatkinarmy and forever in search of the perfect 90’s playlist.
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Priscilla Valles Extensions 101

Have you ever fantasized about waking up to find your hair has magically transformed itself into a full, lengthy mane that seemingly grew overnight? For the skeptics out there that think these long enviable locks are too good to be true, think again! While celebrity hair and makeup artists are easily recognizable, the extension artists out there […]

Mane University Dean's List Natasha Steip

Natasha Steip, our OG MU groupie from Ontario Canada, is a mover, shaker, and major risk-taker when it comes to styling chic strands. After attending our extension workshop in Chi-town with Priscilla Valles & Sarah Conner, AND two of our style sessions with Jen Atkin & Adir Abergel in LA, and Chris Appleton & Harry Josh in […]

Mane University Dean's List Raluca Ward

Since attending Mane University with Jen Atkin & Adir Abergel, Priscilla Valles & Sarah Conner, Chris Appleton & Harry Josh, Tracey Cunningham, AND hanging with us at our latest Beauty Retreat to Hawaii, to say Raluca Ward is a certified MU groupie would be an understatement!!! The stylist & colorist and self-proclaimed education junkie  from […]

Mane University Beauty Retreat Hawaii

We came, we cut and colored, we conquered! Our first ever Mane University Beauty Retreat to Hawaii was a SMASH success! The glam getaway held at the beautiful Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort was filled with incredible memories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that made for a truly priceless 3-day event. Featuring an all-star lineup of celebrity […]


08 . 12 . 16
DryBy Salon London

From the relaxing, muted blush tones of the salon, to the glass of prosecco that greets you upon arrival, DryBy London is officially our new go-to spot for the ultimate blow dry across the pond! With five timeless styles to choose from and an entire nail art studio space downstairs, this two-story beauty mecca boasts […]

Color makeover by Sarah Conner

Cat had been blonde for far too long. The local LA photographer, drowning in a sea of sunkissed summer blondes, decided despite the popular choice to sport ombre-approved locks for the summer season, it was time for a change. Cut to Mane University educator and celeb stylist to the stars Sarah Conner! Conner is LA’s […]

NAHA Awards 2016 Aveda Presentation Cheeky Pop

For once, what happens in Vegas, DOESN’T stay in Vegas. The 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards was a celebration of artistic expression, the importance of continued education, and of course, great hair!!! The Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas was invaded by more than 3,000 beauty professionals in pursuit of becoming best in show, and […]

A Recap of NYFWM SS17

07 . 23 . 16
NYFWM SS17 David Hart Hair by Kien Hoang

Let’s hear it for the boys! Men’s Fashion Week SS17 boasted bold 70’s prints, summer-inspired salty strands, and the effortlessly romantic man manes that dreams are made of. Keep scrolling for our fave looks from the week, and to find out which looks you need to know were best-in-show… Orley X Jordan M X 70’s Waves Orley’s […]

Pravana Hidden Treasure Green Blue Hair Long Braid

When it comes to colorful hair trends, we thought we’d seen it all (who could forget those oil slick inspired strands, denim hair color, and even sand art hair?!?) BUT thanks to this latest look dreamed up by PRAVANA’s Artistic Educator and creative colorist Shurie Jenai, we’re singing a new tune…and here’s a hint, it’s inspired by our latest […]

Elle Fanning Pink Hair by Jenda Alcorn

There’s been no shortage of celebs experimenting with color this year, spanning every shade of pretty pink hues from rose gold to cotton candy. But ICYMI, Hollywood’s latest victim of the pink dye trend, actress Elle Fanning has us seeing the world through rose-colored glasses! Joining A-listers like Kaley Cuoco and Cara Delevigne, celebrity colorist […]

Mane University London Jen Atkin & Chris Appleton

One beautiful salon, two inspiring Mane Masters, and six sophisticated hairstyles made for an absolutely PRICELESS educational event last weekend in London! Mane University headed across the pond to the UK for the first stop on our summer tour in our quest to bring the best hair knowledge in the biz around the globe! Our […]

Celebrity Stylist and Mane U Educator Chris Appleton has been on fire lately! Literally. (Have you seen the music video for JLo’s “Ain’t Your Mamma”??) His latest manespiration for OG Pop Queen Xtina resulted in a sultry, scarlet look that would leave the Little Mermaid more than a bit jealous! With color by the talented Shah […]

Mane University Dean's List Rebecca Forsyth

The ultimate talent in creative color, Rebecca Forsyth traveled 1,000+ miles to attend our monochromatic color session with Danny Moon & Aura Friedman! Since attending, she brought everything she learned back home to her salon in Omaha, Nebraska, and we’re SO not surprised she’s taking (client) names and kicking a$$!!! With a lethal combination of […]

Mane University Hair Assistant Advice

ICYMI, we’ve been divulging the ultimate career counsel all month straight from the source….our Mane University Educators! For all our hair assistants out there always on the hustle, take a cue from some of the best and brightest in the industry on what you can do to set yourself apart in a sea of eager […]

Mane University London

RED CARPET TO EDITORIAL: A Styling Session with Jen Atkin & Chris Appleton From Khloe K’s effortless glam waves to Rita Ora’s trendsetting editorial updo’s complete with floating pearls and punk-rock hair rings, this class guarantees to give you the 411 on everything you need to know to create memorable mane masterpieces! Taught by Mane Masters […]

çolor by çhad kenyon

You’ve seen his expert color advice featured in Allure, Refinery29, Vogue and Women’s Health, not to mention his incredible talent for balayaging on A-list babes like Elisabeth Moss and Carla Gugino. Celebrity colorist Chad Kenyon brings his passion for painting effortless sunkissed strands to both coasts, splitting his time between the exquisite Salon Benjamin in West […]

Mane University

A key step on the road to becoming an amazing hair artist is expanding your education through assisting! For all of our aspiring stylists out there, we sat down with our Mane University educators and some of the best and brightest experts in the biz to find out the advice you NEED to bring your career […]

Salon Benjamin

Nestled in the heart of West Hollywood on Melrose Ave, Salon Benjamin is not only a must-visit hair hotspot for avid beauty lovers, the intimate, lived-in salon space is decked out with local art, books, trinkets, made complete with a full-on hair extension wall adorned with graffiti. Founded by hairstylist Benjamin Mohapi and colorist Negin […]

Mane University

So you want to be a killer hair assistant? The first step is to always stay one step ahead. You have to set yourself apart and understand the ins and outs on the daily (whether that’s in-salon or on set) so you can stay in control, all while keeping your boss feeling calm, cool and collected. Let’s see […]

Mane University

Any aspiring stylist will tell you that you learn more in a year of assisting than in all your time at beauty school. That being said, if assisting a great hairdresser is the pedigree you need to make it big in the beauty biz, then landing the right gig and rising to the occasion is crucial […]

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