YS University of Hair

Since 1970

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Jesse Briggs

Jesse & Flo Briggs

Jesse Briggs, an Internationally renowned artist, educator, salon owner, lecturer, inventor, author, and haircolor expert is known for his extensive education and high-octane charisma. Born in a small Texas town, Briggs leveraged his drive, creativity and love of the industry to take him from bleak poverty to entrepreneurial success in record time! He has taught standing-room-only crowds from Milan to New York to Los Angeles, and together with wife, Flo, he has acted as mentor to countless young stylists, colorists and future salon owners.

The International vision he developed in his travels has allowed him to easily communicate with people from all walks of life and appreciate the energy and creativity of today’s hairdressers, and his 360-degree business view has enabled him to develop a strong network of Yellow Strawberry Global Salons, with the 50-chair, multi-million dollar flagship in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Over the years, Jesse, Flo and Yellow Strawberry have garnered many impressive awards, accomplishments and accolades.

  • Co-founder of Haircolor USA—the world’s largest haircolor show
  • Appeared in dozens of international magazines, including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Allure, First for Women, Ladies’ Home Journal, Teen, People and In-Style.
  • Television appearances on major shows such as Extra, Inside Edition, Howard Stern, Ambush Makeover, High School Reunion and Deco Drive, as well as appearances as a beauty authority on all the major network’s affiliates and MTV
  • Honored as one of the Top 75 Educators of the Century by Modern Salon magazine
  • Author of The ABC of Hair Cutting and the founder of an advanced training academy in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Creator of the S-Wave Thermal Set™
  • Creator of Style-Stars™, the first online stylist competition

Flo Briggs

Flo Briggs has been Jesse’s stage partner in performances around the world. Voted haircolorist of the year at Haircolor USA in Miami, she is one of the most respected haircolorists in the business. As an innovator in her field, her coloring techniques have appeared in every fashion beauty publication in the world.

She invented the famous styling glove and FoilstencilsT, the coloring method of the future, and in 1992, it was Flo who introduced the popular ribboning color used today. When it comes to the canvass of hair, Flo can envision what’s next in pigment art on the fashion runways of tomorrow; it’s no wonder she is revered by her peers as a true genius in the industry.

  • Honored as one of the Top 75 Educators of the Century by Modern Salon magazine.
  • Hair Colorist of The Year – 1997

Egidio Borri

Egidio Borri is well known for his hyper dynamic and exuberant personality among his peers – Always moving and always smiling.

Creativity in hair design combined with determination and passion has made Egidio as one of the most unique talents in beauty industry. He conveys every thought, gesture and moment in the creation of absolute and unique images.

His 10 salons, Tuscany and Umbria, is a reproduction of his lifestyle: a continuous and relentless pursuit of the top step, the upper level, an approach to the profession that embraces the experience and talent. All in the simplest humility that only the great possess.