We caught up with Jason Lee to hear about his next big move in the professional beauty industry. He’s been working hard behind the scenes and has something new to share with us. “I will always consider myself first and foremost a hairdresser and colourist. That said, I now see myself as a product developer and entrepreneur. I am a stylist, salon owner, and founder of Mela & Kera,” says Lee. “I started out at Marvel Beauty School in Toronto and was mentored by Sabino Di Tacchio, who was a world champion hairdresser. He discovered me as a young choreographer at a local fashion show, and saw my drive and ability to produce at a young age. He took me on the road to help with his platform work across North America and introduced me to the world of hairdressing.”
Photography By: Richard Bernard
One of the most fulfilling jobs I have had was my time working at Serge Normant For John Frieda Salon in NYC which was a dream gig for me. It was just such a special moment in my career to be working alongside iconic hairdressers like Serge Normant and Harry Josh as well as the colourists and stylists at
the salon who were the best of the best in Manhattan.”
We asked Lee about his latest business venture: “I created Mela & Kera not only to produce high performing hair care products but to uphold a moral obligation to create products that are good for people to use on themselves and environmentally responsible. We just launched and are working very hard at taking the brand international. I’ve come to learn over the years that I have a strong drive and ambition, so I really want to honor that part of myself. I’ve always wanted to do what I’m doing right now so I feel quite lucky to be on that journey,” adds Lee. “Career goals for me include having an incredible team that drives the success of our brand. I want to give a voice to hairdressers around the world to inspire and continue to be inspired by our incredible industry. My goals also include giving a platform to artists of all mediums to create and manage their careers through our work with Mela & Kera.” You can find Mela & Kera at Venus Beauty Supply.