Amy Michleb has a career of many
faces. Currently she is recovering from an auto immune disorder Guillian Barre Syndrome, and has taken
time out to refocus her future and work on improving her health. Prognosis of the syndrome is positive with recovery expected within two years of diagnosis. She supports behind the scenes the family
businesses and has started writing a
She at only 31 years old she was hired to turn around the Global Education Department for Keratin Complex, overseeing field education, the creation of new
courses and class formats, International training, online certifications and professional support, product development and innovation development, as well as quick guides, training manuals and
techniques. She left this prestigious position due to being admitted to hosiptal.
Previously she was the position of
National Director of Hair Color for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, where she was in charge of the education and innovation for all their hairstylists nationwide. She was the lead contact for all their
hair related vendor relationships and her role, among many things, is to both empower the Red Door Salons to be knowledgeable, innovative and inspired in their careers.
She started her career in modeling in
her home country, and one of the world’s fashion Mecca’s - London. “I knew from a young age that I was not cut out for a 9-5! I loved working on photo shoots and film sets, the unexpected always
intrigued me, I didn’t know what I was going to do each week, or who I was going to meet!”
“I love the strong team Woody and I
make, sometimes we are so involved we drive each other crazy and take on too much work, but it’s the nature of not only our fast paced industry, but its in our blood and you can’t change us if you
At such a young age she is very active
in the hair world. She sat on the new members comittee and lled the Cutting Council for the prestigious organization; Intercoiffure America Canada, hosted Season 1 of Global Beauty Masters on Discovery TV Network, and is a Guest host for salongalaxy.com, an online platform connecting Beauty Professionals worldwide. Over the years she has graced the stages of some of
the best manufacturers, including Farouk Systems & Wella Professionals, she also headlines main stages along with her husband Woody Michleb across the Globe.
She has worked on the sets of major
shoots, creating and designing their marketing campaigns, market positioning and
collection styles, as well as coordinating and executing their photo shoots and events.
Her calm composure helped Amy as she
faced one of her biggest challenges, being one of the final 12 contestants on Bravo’s Shear Genius Season 3! She placed a competitive 5th place in the Reality TV series.
She is not shy from the camera however!
As a Guest Host on SalonGalaxy she is used to working on the fly! “On Salon Galaxy I get to interview people that not only I am friends with, but that I have a deep respect for. I love being around
the shows and events, and getting to speak for all the hairdressers out there, asking their questions to some of our industry’s icons, or just inspiring people I meet.”
Amy’s editorial work has been published
in hundreds of magazines worldwide, from her Hairdressing, to her Make Up, Fashion Styling and Co-ordination, she can claim numerous front covers and spreads. As a platform artist, competitor and
educator she has performed in hair presentations across the globe for audiences from 10 people all the way up to 5000! “I love to travel, and I believe my most valued possession is my passport with
all my stamps being each an achievement of what I have accomplished. I have been fortunate to have seen almost every continent, and experienced so many cultures.”
In less than 13 years in the industry
she has traveled to perform and style hair in countries such as Colombia, Carribean, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Italy, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Trinidad. What was her favourite so
far? "We performed for 12,000
hairdressers in Colombia, it was our largest audience yet and the largest stage too!"
Aside from all the paperwork that goes
along with helping companies build their education, she loves running around styling hair backstage at runway shows, inspiring with seminars and presentations, working magic on photo shoot sets,
coiffing the hair of top beauty editors, and everything in between. She was named one of North Americas Top 10 Platform Artists alongside her husband and stage partner Woody Michleb. Her seminars and
classes are a must see in education and inspiration for all levels of stylist and her love for the industry shines through while she is teaching.