Adam Federico


Born and raised in California’s cultural hub, Adam Federico has created a niche for himself among craft hairdressings most practiced artisans. His skill set is broad, yet honed, and he counts Master Educator, Creative Director, and Stylist as his defining roles

As Adam’s student, you can expect to gain core, foundational skills that deliver unlimited behind-the-chair freedom. He educates with patience, kindness, and compassion, gleaned from his experience as a yoga practitioner + teacher. But above all, he will guide you in falling in love with your craft – over and over again.

Douglas McCoy


With over three decades of hairdressing expertise, Douglas has worked behind the chair in a variety of settings, on film and television sets, backstage at New York Fashion Week, and with globally recognized product companies.

Driven by his passion for education, he co-founded House of POp in 2014 with his wife Amy, with a vision to establish a local hub for dedicated hairdressers. Over the years, House of POp has flourished into a space where new stylists can learn, experienced hairdressers can unleash their creativity, and clients can relish a trendy experience.

Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned brands such as Toni & Guy and Bumble and bumble. Douglas has now found his home as a Global Educator for R+Co. This partnership allows him to travel the world and share his zeal for the hair industry with thousands of students and professionals worldwide. When not educating, you can find Douglas behind the chair ensuring his clients receive the best customer-focused experience while simultaneously training and building an incredible team of stylists.

Bobby Tochterman


Originally from Wisconsin, Bobby first developed his skills as the master colorist of Cowboys and Angels Salon SF, eventually moving on to lead their education program. Before long Bobby’s reputation began resonating within New York's exclusive editorial climate and he relocated to NYC to hone his expertise under hairstyling genius Garren.

Bobby Tochterman

Raquel Negrete


Raquel has trained and worked with some of the world-renowned beauty industry icons such as Efi Davies, Richard Mannah and Cos Sakas. During this time Raquel recognized her love for helping others and she began teaching haircutting techniques to help other hairdressers bring their skills to the next level.

Robert Vasquez


Originally from New York City, Robert began his career at Garren New York the day his license arrived from beauty school. First appointed to assist Garren himself, he was quickly promoted to Stylist, earning a chair at the prestigious salon. After working so closely together, Garren asked Robert to join the R+Co brand when the brand launched in 2014.

When he’s not traveling throughout the world bringing education to the industry, Robert resides in Southern California with his dog, Teddy.

Shep Wolsey


Shep Wolsey began his career in hairdressing over 20 years ago, after graduating from Cosmetology school and moving to Atlanta to work at the prestigious Van Michael Salon. In 2001, Shep decided to open his own salon, Shep Studio, in Provo, Utah.

Shep is a prominent haircutting educator traveling to salons and schools throughout the US. When he isn’t on the road traveling, he is working behind the chair at his salon and hosts training weekly for his salon staff.

Sasha Zoghi


Co-founder of Revolution Salon in Minneapolis, Sasha started her career in the beauty industry by graduating from the original Aveda Institute in 1996. Sasha joined the R+Co EDU team in 2021 where she continues to pursue her love of education.

She is a staple backstage at New York and Parish Fashion Week every season, working with designers like Charlotte Ronson, Chloe Sevigny, Christian Siriano, Helmut Lang, and Hakan Akkaya.
Sasha Zoghi

Jesse Gaines


Jesse Gaines discovered he had a gift and a passion for cutting hair at a young age. Since his beginnings as an apprentice under leading educators, Jesse has always understood how vital education is to the success of a hairdresser.

Twelve years ago, Jesse partnered with a life-long friend to start their own salon, Moss Hair Studio. His 23 years as a professional hairstylist have taught him what it takes to thrive in the industry. Jesse wants to pass his knowledge on by equipping stylists with the knowledge, tools, and the inspiration they need to thrive in the beauty industry!

Ania Lisikiewicz


Ania’s unbridled enthusiasm for education, coupled with her standout talent in hairdressing, made her a natural fit to join the R+Co Team as an Educator in 2015.

Ania names R+Co’s CHIFFON Styling Mousse as her “ride or die” product due to the velvet finish it gives while breathing life into hair, giving it bounce and shine.

Ania Lisikiewicz

Joshua McMichen


Joshua McMichen a former United States Amphibious Reconnaissance Marine began his hairdressing career in 2008. He is the Founder and CEO of Shearious Salon since 2011 located in the heart of Crabapple Market District, Milton Georgia

Josh has trained with many great hairdressers and companies such as the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica and Horst Rechelbacher of Aveda where his love for precision haircutting grew.
Sasha Zoghi

Remy Awan


Remy Awan began his career as a hairdresser over 21 years ago and is the Co-Founder of Red Feather Salon in McLean, Virginia. Remy has a true passion and enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and craft with the next generation of hairdressers.

When it comes to his signature look, it’s all about the shape and design, from a modern, chic bob to a long-layered hair. He gains inspiration from nature, architecture, and films.

Ania Lisikiewicz