Kelly Bowen

Kelly Bowen, a hairstylist and educator with the Moroccanoil Artistic Team, as well as a bridal beauty consultant and recently published author, has been awarded an intensive, year-long coaching experience with Redken Artistic Director Chris Baran. Valued at $13,000 the one-of-a-kind experience includes intensive coaching sessions with Chris Baran, and access to a comprehensive suite of educational learning resources.

As an entrepreneur, hairstylist and educator, learning from others has always been part of Kelly’s strategy for achieving success. “As a young stylist, I signed up for every class that was available to me and the more I learned, the more my hunger for this industry grew,” says the winner of the 2009 USA Gold Colorist Award. Kelly credits mentoring as a critical part of her success in the industry. She has learned from world-renowned artists including Nick Arrojo, Kevin Murphy and Oribe, and styled hair at events including New York Fashion Week. “I believe down to my core than when we stop learning, we stop growing. I am so thankful to be part of this amazing industry and to work in a career where AI get to travel, gain inspiration and connect with new people.

In addition to winning the GPS Mentorship, Kelly has recently added “author” to her professional credits. She published “Navigating the New Normal – A Hairstylists Guide” which provides tips for communicating with clients during uncertain times. The book is available on her website,

“Kelly’s passion for learning and development is an example that the industry’s best never stop growing and learning. Similarly, Chris Baran’s role as a mentor shows the pay-it-forward generosity that makes our industry such a beautiful profession,” said Lynelle Lynch, president of Beauty Changes Lives.

Remarking on why he got involved with the program, Chris Baran notes, “I believe in Beauty Changes Lives’ mission and know without a doubt that we can create a movement that changes how people thing about beauty as a craft and a calling. I tell people the perception shift can’t be subtle – but most move from passive to massive!”