Partnering with L’Oreal Professionnel, James serves as Academy Director of the Morrison Hair Atelier in Laguna Beach, California. Nestled in a restored 1920s Spanish bungalow above beautiful North Coast Highway, Morrison Hair serves as an inspirational learning environment to foster creativity and artistry.
Master educator and renowned stylist James Morrison is best known for bringing TONI&GUY to North America, co-founding the Bed Head product line, and working alongside Anthony Mascolo to develop the company’s educational programs as International Artistic Director. The Glasgow native, who is currently the lead stylist at Morrison Hair in Laguna Beach, California, was voted one of the top educators of the century by Modern Salon Magazine. During his tenure at TONI&GUY, James had the pleasure of working at the L’Oreal Technical Centre in the West End of London and South Kensington London. He was a Guest Artist at the L’Oreal Colour Trophy London and has used L’Oreal Professional for more than 30 years.
Since leaving his post at TONI&GUY in 2006, James has been focusing on his private hairdressing clientele in Los Angeles and Orange County, and coaching business owners to success through James Morrison Coaching. The beauty business guru is passionate about education and has now shifted his focus to the James Morrison Atelier, which hosts education classes from James and L’Oreal Professional, in cozy and chic Spanish bungalow that sits just a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean. James lives with his wife and two children in Laguna Beach, California.
Stylist and Orange County native Tab Salsman worked at TONI&GUY for eight years prior to joining Morrison Hair. He was an educator at TONI&GUY and believes that continuing education is paramount, since even the most experienced stylists can fall into bad habits. Tab believes in positive reinforcement when teaching and likes to give students confidence. “If people are told that they cannot do something then I want to be the one to tell them they can,” he explains. “If they’re working with us then they are already taking the right step to where they want to go.” Since seasoned hairdressers often rely on their years of experience, Tab says that they can become dated in their techniques and styling, which is another reason why he is passionate about education. In his spare time, Tab pursues photography and enjoys music and the outdoors.