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Founder, Samuel Cole Salon
Director of Education
Master Stylist
Bumble and bumble Senior Network Educator

My entire family (my wife Joelle, my boys Sam and Cole, and my salon family), great food and wine, being a mentor.

Prized possession
My family

Favorite quote
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions” – Coco Chanel

Best Celebrity hair
Penelope Cruz, Kate Middleton, Beyoncé

Favorite place to grab a bite
Raleigh – Stanbury, Coquette, Mami Nora’s
NYC – Gramercy Tavern, Scarpetta, and Caliccio and Son’s

The Mountains of NC, I was born in Hendersonville and grew up in Asheville

Love about Samuel Cole Salon
I love being a part of our stylists’ growth and seeing them become more successful than they ever imagined

Favorite Products
Bumble & bumble’s Brilliantine
Oribe’s Creme for Style

Academies & Accomplishments
Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy – Dallas, TX: Classics Collection, Progressive and Advanced Collections
♦Bumble and bumble: Styling Class with Alejandro Jimenez, Design Workshop
♦Bumble and bumble University, NYC: 
One on One Exclusive Photo Shoot with Creative Director Howard McLaren, Bb.Cut Design Studio, Bb.Cut Design Workshop, Current Workshop, Business Immersion I, Network Educator I & II & III, Styling I & II & III, Color Workshop, Razor Advanced Cutting Class, Styling Class with Alejandro Jimenez
♦The Goldwell Academy, Maryland
: Color and Design with North American Colorist of the Year John Simpson
♦Oribe: Exclusive Samuel Cole Salon Master Styling Class with Oribe Canales, Cutting Event with Tom Gallagher, Editorial Styling with Steven Schmidt, Cutting Event with Tom Gallagher, Bob Cutting Class with Ronnie Stam, Cutting Class with Kien Hoang, Styling Class, Signature Cut Class with Adam Livermore, Editorial Styling with Tom Gallagher, Styling with Adam Livermore, Master Cutting Class with Coby Alcantar, Editorial Styling with Ramona Estabach
♦Redken Exchange, NYC: Corrective Color and Master Design, Style and Cutting
Redken Symposium, Las Vegas: Master Class with Dhaniel Doud, Master Class with Michelle Johnson, Advanced Cut and Color Workshops with Kimberly Teff
 Color Correction with Yvonne Heizman & Justin De Le Torre, Advanced Color Techniques, Color Principles with Lisa McGee, Color Correction, Amazing Reds, Celebrity Colorist Mark DeBolt Wella Trend Vision
♦Wella, Las Vegas: Trend Vision Creative Retreat working with Christopher & Sonya Dove and Stephen Moody, New York Fashion Week for Designer Milly with Lead Stylist Christopher Dove
♦Wella Studio, NY: International Color Compilation

♦Bumble and bumble: Curl Conscious Launch, Treatment Launch, Style Immersion Classes with Alejandro Jimenez, Wear and Care Launch, Thickening Serum Launch, Gel and Gellac Launch, Surf Launch with Alejandro Jimenez
♦Fashion Week, Paris: Armani Prive Couture Show, Damir Doma
♦Fashion Week, Milan: Giorgio Armani, Giorgio Armani Emporio
♦Fashion Week, NYC: Chado Ralph Rucci, Herve Leger, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Bastian, Staerk, Wayne, Bibhu Mohapatra, Karen Walker, Bill Blass, Nathan Jenden, Davidelfin, Naeem Khan
♦Oribe, Las Vegas: Backstage Editorial Styling Even with Oribe Canales
♦Oribe, Miami: Backstage Editorial Styling Event with Oribe Canales, LaFama
Other: Clinton Kelly – What Not To Wear: Make Over America, Salon Summit, Tampa, Strut 08, Strut 09/Raleigh Fashion Week, Pink Fest, Social Magazine Photo Shoot, Awards and Fashion Show
Samuel Cole: Facilitator for Immersion, Advanced and Master Class education curriculum

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