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Education & Artistic Director




Shannon King
    

In order to achieve great goals, we've all heard the term think outside the box. "The truth is there really is no box. The only boundaries are the ones you place yourself in."
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hannon King is the Education and Artistic Director for ERGO Research, Inc., a leading manufacturer of professional styling tools based in Valencia, CA. A world-respected salon educator, teachers’ trainer and hair designer, King’s extensive career in the professional beauty industry has already reached many heights.

At ERGO Research, King oversees the development of the company’s North American educational curriculum and trains the trainers who implement the curriculum. He also directs the ERGO Artistic Team for creative and technical presentations as well as for hair fashion trend photo collections. King works directly with ERGO President and Founder, Robert Reed. King says it best:

“My experiences around the world working with our industry’s major companies have helped shape my abilities to inspire, teach and create. This includes everything from helping my fellow stylists to explore their creativity to building their technical, business and client communication skills.”
Prior to joining ERGO Research in October, 2013, Shannon King worked most recently with Matrix as Director of Global Training. King’s illustrious career also includes serving Redken as an international and national education ambassador on stage and at their New York Redken Exchange education center. At Softsheen-Carson, King headed up education, leading a talented team of salon professionals and session artists to deliver world-class education to salons and consumers.

King began his educational career working with manufacturers such as John Paul Mitchell Systems, American Crew, Mizani, Arosci and Clairol. His media appearances include doing beauty make-overs on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ among other press appearances and interviews. King ‘grew up in the business’ with parents who were hair stylists. He attended both beauty school and business school in Baltimore where he was born. King currently resides in New York.