Cinta Aveda Institute seeks to bring guests in to speak to students. Some of the past speakers have included the following:
Mark Donovan Broderick Consulting Ridgefield, Connecticut
Mark is an economist, financial guru, and a passionate coach. Throughout Mark Donovan’s twenty year career, he’s turned salons and spas into healthy, profitable companies. An authority on salon and spa finance, he’s earned a reputation for inventive compensation plans, training tactics, and salon growth formulas.
Mark travels to salons and spas nationwide bringing a level of dedicated coaching and sophisticated systens development unmatched in the industry. Based in New England, Mark serves as President of Broderick Consulting, as well as the Director of Finance for the Adam Broderick Salon and Spa in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Ray Civello Collega International Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ray Civello has been a leader and visionary in the fashion, beauty and wellness industry in Canada for over three decades. Combining creative skill and keen business sensibilities, Civello is a successful entrepreneur, coveted international educator, platform artist, editorial stylist and inspired public speaker.
Civello began his career as a well-respected and sought after editorial hairstylist in North America and Europe. With this experience he founded his first business Civello Inc. in 1985, which has grown to four successful Civello salons today. In 1994, Civello established Collega International, which is the only national distributor for Aveda products in Canada and the parent company of five Aveda Institute and Academy Salons nationwide, and 15 Aveda retail stores.
Civello’s entrepreneurial spirit and visionary leadership has driven the growth of each of his companies. His philosophy on the “art of business” combines beauty, wellness and an unfailing commitment to environmental leadership and responsibility. He is passionate about education and continuous learning and has subsequently successfully impacted the next generation of salon professionals.
Karie Bennett Atelier Salon and Spa San Jose, California
Karie has a career that is close to the thirty year mark and shows no signs of slowing. Blending her Sassoon training with private education with such industry icons as Yosh, Trevor Sorbie, and Louis Licari, as well as leadership and business mentorship, Bennett is recognized as a leader in the salon industry. Atelier SalonSpa, the Bay Area’s flagship Aveda lifestyle salon/spa is frequently awarded top honors from the Aveda Corporation, and has been the recipient of numerous awards from industry organizations.
As an educator for Logics International, a division of Clairol Professional, Bennett taught in-salon hair color classes, demonstrated new color collections on stage at hair shows, and has also been a requested favorite for Aveda fashion shows, such as the Edun clothing launches at Nordstrom, and Eco-Chic. More recently, Bennett was the platform artist for the Mini Pro Show, held in the Bay Area.
Since the successful opening of Atelier Lifestyle SalonSpa in 2002 at Santana Row, Bennett has found that the team atmosphere at Atelier inspires creativity, generates positive energy and brings the Aveda experience to a more authentic level for the client. These experiences have helped her develop a comprehensive advanced Protege program to hone the skills of up-and-coming new stylists, as well as train her top artists to be outstanding industry mentors.
Flore Morton Academy of Art San Francisco, California
Flore Morton started to give lectures about fashion photo shoot production and the importance of self promotion at the Cinta Aveda Institute in 2010.
She studied Fashion Design in Paris while working behind the scenes of the fashion week. She joined Hermes women ready to wear as Martin Margiela’s design assistant after her graduation, then assisted Jean-Paul Gaultier for a year, designing the accessories for the show. She learned there the essentials of designing, styling, casting and fitting.
She moved in 2004 to San Francisco, freelancing as a fashion designer and costume designer. She joined in 2006 the Academy of Art University as a fashion design, fashion styling and fashion photography Instructor.
John Ryan Festoon Salon San Francisco & Berkeley, California
Speakers from Other High-End Salons and Organizations
Gina Khan Salon San Francisco, California
Elixir Salon Berkeley California
Sole Salon Emeryville, California
Salon Amour Walnut Creek, California
M.A.C. Cosmetics New York, New York