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kevin o’connor

founder & creative director

For nearly 32 years, Kevin has been a fixture in the hair and fashion industries in New York, London and Atlanta. His influence has helped create salon and industry trends and his work has appeared in industry publications throughout the United States and Europe. Early in his career, Kevin began honing his talent with extensive cutting training at Vidal Sassoon in London. In Atlanta, he spent 11 years at Van Michael, where he created the salon's first education program. Thanks to Kevin's initiative and direction, the program has helped dozens of salons and hundreds of stylists improve their craft. Aveda eventually came calling and recruited Kevin to help develop the company's education department in New York. In 1999, Kevin decided to pursue his mission to create a boutique salon that provides top talent and a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for clients. His vision, Salon Next, opened its doors and quickly established itself as one of the top salons in Atlanta and the Southeast. Kevin, the salon's creative director, also is an expert in cuts and color and is certified in the Coppola Keratin Smoothing System, in addition to his education with Cristiano Cora in New York.