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Farouk Global Board Artists

Patrick Kalle

Artistic Director

A Netherlands native and third-generation hairdresser, Patrick Kalle began his career at the young age of 11 years old. Since 1991, Patrick has dedicated his career to training and motivating educators and artists across the globe. Kalle joined the Farouk Systems team in 2004 and has brought innovation and fashion-forward creativity to the company over the past decade. In 2014, Kalle was announced as Global Artistic Director. A typical day for Kalle may involve directing a trend collection, traveling the globe to educate artists, or taking the stage at a major hair show. In The Netherlands, Kalle owns two salons under the name Dutch Hair and still works two days a week in the salon to serve his clients. Kalle’s mission of inspiring and motivating hairdressers around the world is ongoing and ever-evolving.

Richard Jordan

Color Director

Farouk Systems Color Director and Coiffure Award recipient Richard Jordan is a Netherlands born hairdresser with the ability to craft hair masterpieces. Each year, Jordan contributes to the creation and implementation of the Dutch trend collection for 22,500 Netherland-based salons. His gift of recognizing up-and-coming trends and transforming visions into artistic realities make him an industry innovator and trend collection genius. A regularly featured hair artist in high-fashion editorial pieces and at international shows, Jordan manages to elevate the art in every aspect of his professional journey. A firm believer in education, Richard holds workshops throughout Europe, sharing his knowledge and creative vision with fellow hairdressers.

Anna Cantu

Farouk Systems Global Board Artist Anna Cantu defies the ordinary every time she styles hair. Cantu captivates audiences when she takes the stage and presents her high-energy and innovative styling masterpieces. The stage serves as her platform for educating and inspiring up-and-coming hairdressers.

Cantu also represents Farouk Systems at several high-profile events including The Latin Grammys. Her talents extend beyond styling hair; Cantu has appeared as an on-air spokesperson numerous times on behalf of Farouk Systems. Some of her notable accolades include being named by Farouk Systems as the “Top Educator of the Year” and “Colorist of the Year”.

When Cantu is not busy rocking the stage at hair shows she runs a CHI concept salon in League City, Texas called The Color Studio.

Social: @anna_cantu

Salon:  The Color Studio – Anna Cantu 410 W Main St, League City, TX 77573

Rocky Vitelli

With more than 25 years of experience, Toronto-based Rocky Vitelli serves as a trailblazer for innovation in the professional beauty industry. Inspired by fashion, he believes that hair has a direct influence on the success of an overall look. Vitelli is known for creating haute couture hair on-stage that can be easily translated into edgy, off the runway looks.

As a Farouk Systems Global Board Artist and international educator, Vitelli produces progressive haircuts that are often used for trend collections and in editorial pieces. Some of his accolades include being awarded four times as Canadian Hairstylist of the Year and styling for numerous high-profile events. Vitelli can be found styling at New York and Toronto Fashion Week as well as the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. More recently, Vitelli made a guest appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice as a CHI Artist. Back in Toronto, Vitelli spends his days bringing worldwide fashion to his clientele.

Leonel Rodriguez

Visionary hair artist Leonel Rodriguez generates looks that define elegance and shatter boundaries. Famed for creating high-impact color statements and stunning up-styles, his creations are anything but ordinary and present a theme of undeniable style. As a Farouk Systems Global Board Artist, Rodriguez actively participates in the development and design of new collections and global trends including the Exposed and Allure collections.

Rodriguez’ work has been captured by top beauty photographers including Sergio Castro, Fadil Berisha and Babak. As a result, his work has been displayed in prestigious industry publications including Estética, Modern Salon and Behind the Chair to name a few. Using hair as his canvas to create wearable art, Rodriguez puts his masterpieces on display at red carpet events and when styling for the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. In his home province of Chihuahua, Mexico, Rodriguez manages his own salon and is involved in various television programs and fashion events

Tammy Mixon

Celebrity stylist, make-up artist and educator Tammy Mixon is the master of makeovers. Mixon’s inventive styling and coloring skills combined with her unique talent of enhancing an individual’s features to create a fashion-forward look has served as the catalyst for her success.

A Farouk Systems Global Artist and stylist at the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen Pageants for the past decade, Mixon is truly at the top of her game. Her ability to create versatile styles, transforming fresh and fun day looks into nighttime glamour make her a highly requested professional. When Mixon is not busy styling at red carpet events, runway shows or high-fashion photo shoots with Fadil Berisha, she refines her craft behind the chair in Norman, Oklahoma.

Fadi Mehanna

Fadi Mehanna, a global hairstylist and international educator that has been serving the industry for decades. His passion for Farouk Systems has given him the platform to share his knowledge with fellow peers. Mehanna strives perfection and is continuously inspiring others by sharing his skillset.

As the Director of Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa, he is proactively searching for the next best thing for CHI. His elite artistry skills has made waves in the hair industry. Though he is a teacher, he believes that “education is key” he is eager to keep learning

Mego Ayvazian

Mego Ayvazian; a colour creator, celebrity hairstylist and a hair perfectionist. With more than 15 years of experience, Mego is known for his iconic creations all over the world. Mego engages with his fellow hairstylist educating them current hair trends. He has produced hair collections and editorial pieces. He has been published in numerous wedding blogs and hair magazines. From starting his business at the age of 20, he now owns an award winning salon in Lebanon. Mego’s passion for hair creativity has brought him far and continuous to share his success with Farouk Systems.

Social: @paulandmego

George Cooper

As a Farouk Systems Global Board Artist and master on-stage performer, George Cooper inspires others to believe in limitless potential. Known for captivating audiences with high energy presentations, he has presented techniques on both national and international stages and educated numerous industry professionals. Cooper’s stylized cutting techniques combine innovation and culture, through his unique ability to channel the King of Pop. Cooper joined the Farouk Systems’ team more than a decade ago and has since mastered all hair textures as well as color, texture services and fantasy hair. His creativity and diverse skills provide him with the opportunity to conduct educational courses, style for red carpet events and participate in editorial shoots. Day to day, Cooper continues to fine-tune his craft behind the chair in his home state of Georgia. His motto, “Stay focused, think positive and keep the faith” is the cornerstone to his continued success.

Social: @gcglobalsalon

Salon:  2862 Tobacco RdHephzibah, GA 30815


Bradley Tuggle

International educator and platform artist for Farouk Systems, Bradley Tuggle was introduced to the professional beauty profession at a very young age by his grandmother who owned a salon. Deeply inspired, Bradley perfected his talents at the Sassoon Academy before opening BOHO Salon in North Carolina. A firm believer in education, Bradley is also a North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts licensed Teacher and Instructor. His creativity and vision have earned him editorial pages in major beauty publications. As one of the youngest main stage artists at industry shows and events, Bradley is a platform veteran with a rock and roll vibe that engages audiences with his “learn the rules to break the rules” approach to cutting, styling and business building.

Bradley’s passion for teaching and hairdressing has taken him across the country and around the world.

Social: @bradleytuggle

Salon: James Bradley Salon 4915 Piedmont Parkway Suite 102 Jamestown NC 27282

Thomas Tusa

Tommy Tusa is an award-winning stylist, platform artist, and educator and has been serving the beauty and fashion industry for over 30 years. Tommy’s cutting-edge barber and cosmetology techniques have been featured in numerous magazines and online publications and presented throughout North America, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East. Tommy’s high energy and down-to-earth instruction approach have helped thousands of artists master the business of showcasing high-value beauty brands.

Robert Diaz

He’s a barber, shop owner, and professional educator from Houston, Texas. Who took a part-time hobby and created a full-time passion! From sharing wisdom with new students to the industries elite barbers and stylist, his unique way of communicating the language of barbering will fuel you. His never-ending pursuit for the advancement has helped Rob achieve his own personal goal of becoming an outstanding and talented educator all over the U.S.

Currently, Rob serves as a member of the Farouk Systems Creative Artistic “Barber” Team while also managing his own 10-member salon team in North Houston.  Rob’s successful salon creates a need and desire to teach others how to increase salon profits, while incorporating the latest trends in barbering catapulting you to next level!


Chaune Fitzgerald

Chaune is a master educator and hairstylist, specializing in precision cutting and customized hair color. Chaune is an artistic visionary who individualize her style to her fit clients’ needs. She has traveled internationally and as well as through the states with Farouk Systems teaching the latest techniques and hair trends. Chaune has trained in and expanded upon the coloring techniques of Farouk Systems and continues to improve her skills through international training. She is currently ranked among the Elite educators and continues to grow in her field.

Efrain Leiva

With a hairdressing career spanning more than 30 years, Efrain Leiva has made his mark traveling around the globe educating and inspiring fellow artists. As a Farouk Systems Creative Artist Team member and Miss Universe and Miss USA stylist, Leiva captivates audiences with his fashion-forward yet achievable hairstyles and updos. Leiva’s creative abilities expand beyond styling; he is also known for utilizing contrasting color techniques to enhance styles.

Efrain’s passion for the beauty industry is matched only by his desire to teach others. Leiva believes that his role as a Farouk Systems’ educator is to spread the knowledge that he has gained over the years to guide others through their hair journey. Embodying positivity and humbleness, Leiva’s talents and personality have brought him far and given him unimaginable success.

Luis Onate 

Luis Onate is a Mexican-American International hairstylist, businessman, and motivator. Master educator in coloring and Master educator in barbering. He loves to share on TV; stages; schools; behind the chair; and in his own salon, L&Y hair salon. Luis Onate is Member of Farouk Systems promoting Esquire Grooming products and encouraging principles for success. He believes that Success is in you.

Melissa Gonzales

Melissa is one of Farouk Systems Creative Artist and Educators that has been a part of the company for almost 13 years. Her passion for the hair industry and education has led her though many trainings and has brought her the experience she has today. Her specialty in upstyling, color and cutting has opened doors and given her many opportunities to travel around the US such as New York, Las Vegas, California, Illinois, Florida, Texas, and Arizona to name a few. Melissa has also been chosen to be a part of the styling team for the Miss USA Pageants for the past 5 years and just recently traveled to Manila, Philippines this year for Miss Universe.

She has had the opportunity to style hair for the contestants, judges and hosts. Being a part of the Miss Universe Organization has been one of Melissa’s greatest accomplishments. She also has worked CHI Photo Shoots, Behind the Chair Shows, numerous Hair Shows and events for Seventeen Magazine. Melissa also has had the pleasure of working with Project Runway’s Helen Castillo at her Fashion Show as well as the Sherri Hill Fashion Show in NYC.

She continues to be an active Executive Educator sharing her passion and knowledge with different Cosmetology Schools, seminars and trainings all while running her new salon Color Lounge Hair & Makeup Studio in Houston, TX and caring for her 2 children.

Monica Willems 

This Texas tornado is one storm you won’t want to run from. As an international artist with Farouk Systems Creative Arts Team Monica has many ways to pull you in, if she’s in a class, rocking the stage or having a one on one with a fellow artist, her passion and skill truly shows. Since being established as an artist in 1996 Monica has done it all, traveling the world sharing her vast knowledge and love for our great industry. When Monica is not spreading her love for CHI she and her husband are busy in their successful business “Willems Hair Artistry” in Fort Worth Texas where they make the locals look and feel beautiful!

Mckenzie Lehmann

With only 10 years in a competitive field, McKenzie has gained numerous experience with the industries top artists. She’s worked with elite companies such as Behind the Chair, American Idol, and Miss USA Organization. She has been awarded Excellence in education and worked towards being an Executive level educator. She thrives working with color, specially correcting the most difficult color corrections. She fulfills her passions with bringing back the newest looks to the salon where she works in Kansas City. Whether it’s on stage, at a show, in a class, or behind the chair, McKenzie never stops taking the opportunity to excel as a stylist and an educator for Farouk Systems.

Social: @mckenzieLehmann
Salon: Salon Inspire 129 NE 91 St, Kansas City, MO 64155


Amber Compian

Ambitious. Feminine. Bold. Amber Marie “DuchessOfTheDolls” is an artist. A hair visionary turned educator by way of her passion for connecting with fellow professionals over their love for the industry. She is a Creative Artist and Executive Master Educator with FAROUK Systems/CHI, social media junkie, salon owner, and superstar behind her chair 5 days a week. A Texas girl with universal appeal.

Social: @DuchessOfTheDolls
Salon: All Dolled Up 2504 W Loop El Campo TX 77437

Anna Perkins

Anna Perkins has been an educator with Farouk Systems for 10years. She has been trained by some of the best in the industry. Anna has earned the honor of educator of the year for 2017 with Farouk Systems as well. Anna’s passion is Esquire Men’s Grooming and extending that passion to her audience with experience and knowledge about how to keep our men at their very best!

Eliaz Sanchez

Eliaz is an Executive Master Level Educator. He has worked shows in New York, Orlando, Baltimore, Vegas, Glendale, Austin, Houston, San Antonio just to name a few and events like New York Fashion Week, Miss USA, Miss Universe. He has also worked at Farouk Systems conference in Cancun for 2013, 2015 and this coming up conference in August.

Eliaz has a passion for up styling and cutting. He also loves color and continues to absorb knowledge from his fellow educators.

Laurrin Rockingham

From getting started at Great Clips after finishing cosmetology school at Atlanta Technical College seven years ago, Laurrin has been moving forward towards greater things. First introduced to a full service salon at Macy’s, she fell in love with color, cut and style for a multi-cultural clientele. That experience provided the foundation for the stylist she is today. It also gave her a thirst for product knowledge and the continuing education that is so necessary to remain on the cutting edge of the beauty industry.

Always ready to accept a challenge, Laurrin managed Premiere Salons until they closed then moved on to JCPenney’s where her introduction to Farouk Systems was made. With such a solid foundation, she moved to her first independent salon two years later. In a situation where she was solely responsible for her products, her clients and her image, all of the hard work she had put in working two and three jobs was no longer necessary as she was able to pull it all together as a full service stylist.

Not one to rest on her laurels, Laurrin took her craft to the next level by becoming an educator, giving her the opportunity not only to share her knowledge with others; but to constantly increase her own. It was at this point that she also began building her portfolio that is the best example of her passion for her trade.

Laurrin prides herself most on her client service and the ability to always be an innovator. This is also what she credits to her success; including never being afraid to ask questions.

Social: @xxposurhair

Salon:  XXposurhair 222A Fairview Rd. Ellenwood, GA 30294

Joy Williams

Joy Williams is an Executive Master Level Educator with CHI/Farouk Systems. She travels around the country teaching other cosmetologists and educating them about CHI. Most recently she has been a lead hair artist for CHI at the Miss USA Pageant 2019 and was the stylist behind Miss USA 2019 and Miss Teen USA 2019. Joy works with all hair types and textures and is a Texture and Color Specialist. An expert in the field of hair extensions, she is a certified Hair Extension Technician and works with hair extensions, wigs, and hair pieces. Joy is also Certified Trichologist and frequently works with clients experiencing severe hair trauma such as alopecia and chemo-therapy.

Her true calling was realized while studying Government/Pre-Law at The University of Texas at Austin. Consequently, she attended and excelled at Paul Mitchell the School in 2008. She then started her full time career in the beauty industry working backstage at pageants, fitness competition and fashion shows. Joy also has worked backstage at New York Fashion Week. She is the owner of JW Studios a multi-cultural salon in the Heights located in Houston, TX. She and her team provide hair and makeup services for film and television production, runway shows, editorial and commercial shoots, local and destination weddings and much more. Joy has received numerous awards and honors including a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Health and Beauty by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and is a 2014 award recipient of the Top 40 under 40- Houston’s Next Generation of Leaders.

Social: @joywilliams_beauty

Salon:  JW Studios14300 Cornerstone Village Dr. Ste 226 Houston, TX 77014


Coneic Parker

A Creative, Connector, Life Speaker, Fly Girl and Queen Bee of the Beehive Salon. The Beehive Salon is located in the Great City of Enchantment Lake Jackson Tx, which she opened in 2013. Coneic often refers to the Beehive as her church where she loves, encourages, and transforms all that pass through her doors.

Coneic realized early that she loved all things beauty and after working in Corporate America for years, made the decision to become a licensed Cosmetologist 2004. She is currently enrolled in Natural Images Beauty College for her Instructors license in Cosmetology and Barbering, which she will finish in early 2020. Coneic, is a highly sought after Educator and Mentor that has been featured in Voyage Houston and traveled all over the country sharing her love for the industry thru education with Farouk Systems.

Coneic began her career with Farouk Systems in 2017. She is a 2018 graduate of the CHI Global Academy. Coneic currently is an Executive Master Level Educator with Farouk Systems. She facilitates educational classes, Continuing Education classes, as well as trains and evaluates new Educators. She is also a member of the CHI Texture Team where she served as the lead on a four day Blitz in Baton Rouge, LA. The team worked alongside the local Armstrong McCall to foster better relations with the community and promoted the CHI Spooktacular Event that was held as a show focusing on CHI Texture lines, CHI Blondest Blonde and Chroma Shines color.

Coneic also is a member of JCPenney’s Salon Educators Team where she shares her knowledge of CHI Liquid Shine Shade color to the JCP salon staff. Lastly, Coneic currently works with the CHI in Schools Partnership programs in two different capacities. First, conducting sales blitz thru the Milady/CHI student kits and secondly The B.E.S.T Program. The B.E.S.T program is a two phase program where CHI Educators, who are licensed Instructors, go into CHI Partnered schools and conduct training with Administration, Instructors, and support staff to streamline their processes and identify areas that they would like to see improvement. Coneic’s favorite part of the program is the opportunity to spend the day working alongside the students to maximize their time in school by identifying what type of Stylist they would like to become, dressing for success, Brand Building, Social Media and the power in retailing products. Who is Coneic outside of the Industry? Coneic is a single mother of 3, and a grandmother of 2. Coneic’s love for her family, community, and her focus on empowering future beauty professionals with a skill set that will always provide for them is her driving force to leave a mark in this world.

Social: @hunnybeefly

Salon:  The Beehive102 That Way Lake Jackson, TX, 77566