Owner/Director of Design Education, Redken Artist, Level Four A Stylist
Joe Chesbro has always been an artist. It was in 1998 that he realized that hair is just another medium to create art. He and his wife Anne opened Image Empire Salon in 1999 with great sucess. In 2000 Joe became an educator for Redken 5th Avenue NYC and is a Certified Design Artist traveling around the country sharing his knowledge of hair cutting and inspiring stylists from around the world in salons and from stages at educational hair shows. He set his sites on Corn Hill in Rochester and opened Platinum Salon in 2015 attracting a team of amazing hairdressers to join him.
Joe’s career as a stylist has afforded him many opportunities including tours with Allure magazine, having his work published in Rochester Magazine, interviews with Insider Magazine where he was featured as a trend spotter, working as a stylist and image consultant on movie sets, styling hair for Rochester’s Fashion Week, and attending numerous international trainings.
As Platinum Salon’s Director of Design Education and a cutting educator for Redken’s International team, Joe is continuing his desire to educate and inspire. It has always been his belief that his growth as a stylist is accelerated by pushing himself to help others develop their own skills. It has also been his philosophy that in order to be a great educator, he must be a great stylist to his clients first.