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Last updated: August 30, 2017

Matrix Welcomes 3 New Artistic Directors

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Matrix Vice President of Education Martin Dale announced that Michael Albor, Michelle O’Connor and Dilek Onur-Taylor were inducted into the Matrix education family as the newest artistic directors at the Elevate Me Artist Training in Cancun.


In their new roles, the trio will be responsible for maintaining the company’s high standards of professional training, and play a key role in crafting Matrix trends and imagery for professionals and consumers.


“These three individuals are extremely passionate, dedicated, talented and creative,” says Martin. “We are thrilled to welcome them to our team of Artistic Directors, and we look forward to experiencing their fresh vision and new ideas.”


In recent years, Michael served as a Matrix Artistic Educator, sharing his real world and editorial skills with colleagues worldwide. Owner of The Loft by Michael Albor, he is one of Boston’s top stylists and salon owners, and winner of numerous “Best of Boston” awards from Boston Magazine.


A former salon owner, session artist, platform artist and educator with Mizani, Michelle was recently appointed one of the Creative Directors for The Salon By InStyle at JCPenney. In her prior role as an Artistic Manager with JCP salons, she participated in education, trend and media photo shoots and television appearances as well as live celebrity and fashion show events.


Dilek’s ability to motivate, lead and inspire hairstylists stems from a 25-year career as an artist, salon owner and leading Joico educator. Also recently named Creative Director for The Salon By InStyle at JCPenney, Dilek embodies a vast skill set and a limitless imagination, making her the perfect mentor to both up-and-coming and fully established stylists. Her work has appeared in numerous beauty publications, and she has participated in a number of live celebrity and fashion events.

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