About Chelsea James
With love for hair behind the chair, editorial work, and multimedia, Chelsea found continuing her education sparked an ambition to share her thirst for knowledge with her peers. She loves connecting through the creative process we all share and tailoring her classes to the specific learning needs for each stylist. Chelsea is passionate, and as a top service dollar and retail stylist, she took her expertise and launched her brand and opened her salon. Her passion for business translates the ability to help every stylist feel confident in his or her ability.
Chelsea is the owner of Forma + Collective Salon, Master Stylist behind the chair and has been published nationally, as well as with L’Oreal Professionnel. She was the first woman ever to win a Hairbrained Video Award, she won NAHA 2017 Avant Garde Category, and was a finalist in the L’Oréal Professionnel Color Style Trophy. She has styled for music video shoots, at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and facilitated a Teach-In at IBS NYC and PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas. With a genuine love for both our industry and education, Chelsea is dedicated never to stop learning and to give back her experiences along the way.