How They Made It Big: Yolly ten Koppel

By Alison Alhamed | 12/13/2012 12:11:00 PM


Yolly ten Koppel’s name is synonymous with powerful hair statements that stay at the edge of fashion trends. But, she didn’t always have a passion for beauty. “I didn’t want to become a hairdresser because my grandmother, uncle and mom were all hairdressers,” ten Koppel says, “and I was a kid who didn’t want to follow what other people were doing!” At 15, she began working in her uncle’s salon and realized her natural talent and love for dressing hair. Today, she is the International Creative and Technical Director of Pivot Point International, responsible for Design Forum, Pivot Point’s global trend collection, directing the artistic team, developing trend collections and curriculum, as well as teaching and training students, hairdressers and educators. Her work has appeared in print, on TV and stages worldwide.











ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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