About HAIR.UNIVERSITY

This educational resource is the result of Bauman Medical's twenty plus year commitment to compassionately help improve the lives of those men and women who are suffering from debilitating hair loss. Under the steadfast leadership of Board-Certified Hair Restoration Specialist Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Hair.University is made possible by Bauman Medical and all of the Bauman Alliance Members from around the world. 

An invitation-only collaborative network of companies and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of hair loss sufferers

Working under experienced, caring and compassionate professional leadership, each and every Bauman Alliance Member around the world is dedicated to helping men and women who are suffering from debilitating hair loss. Bauman Alliance Members work tirelessly to improve the quality of life of hair loss sufferers through scientific research and innovative technological solutions. MORE

An internationally-recognized private medical practice dedicated exclusively to the specialty of hair restoration in men and women

Every patient is assured the highest level of personalized attention. We are committed to setting the highest standard of compassionate care with the holistic, results-oriented and patient-centered approach to the medical treatment of hair loss and hair restoration that Dr. Alan Bauman continually pioneers and advocates. Private in-office and long-distance consultations available. MORE 

HAIR.U FACULTY & STAFF

Alan J. Bauman, M.D.

Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is the founder and chief  medical officer of the Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center in Boca Raton, Florida where has been a full-time hair transplant surgeon since 1997.  Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College and surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York before specializing exclusively in hair transplantation. Dr. Bauman is routinely featured in the world's leading media as a medical expert and is also an award-winning philanthropist and founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Bauman Philanthropic Foundation. He is available for private individual long-distance and in-office consultations that can be scheduled by calling 561-394-0024 MORE

Steve Reiss

As publisher at Modern Salon, Steve Reiss is an active participant in the salon industry conversation and has presented on a range of topics at virtually every major industry event.  He is involved in all the group's activities including the industry's leading and most widely distributed and respected publications, websites, social media platforms and research resources. Modern Salon launched HAIR+ and the HAIR+ Summit, a comprehensive hair loss information program and conference dedicated specifically to the salon owner and stylist. Steve started his career in the fashion industry and spent time in the  hospitality, global electronics and packaging industries before joining Modern Salon Media. MORE

Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon is the owner of J. Gordon Designs, an internationally recognized beauty salon located in Chicago. A salon professional for 38 years, she works behind the chair as a Hair Color Specialist and a Hair Loss Specialist. Karen serves on the Executive Board of Directors of Cosmetologists Chicago/America’s Beauty Show, and is a member of Intercoiffure. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Business from De Paul University. Karen is also a guest speaker at industry conferences on creative ways to grow your salon business. MORE

Frank Gambuzza

Frank Gambuzza along with wife, Belinda, own The Visage Group in  Knoxville, Tennessee. The Visage Group is comprised of Salon Visage, Spa Visage, Studio Visage,  Frank’s Barbershop, The Visage Advanced Hair Academy (VAHA), BioEssence  haircare products, Online Testing Group and an interest in Be  Styled Knoxville – a BlowDry Lounge. Frank’s experience spans more than 40 years, beginning at  age 13, when he worked for an Italian barber in Northern New Jersey.  Today, Frank is the President of Intercoiffure America / Canada, as well as a recognized national and international speaker whose expertise is sought by salon owners and hairdressers from as  far away as New Zealand. MORE

Andres Gonzalez

Having joined the executive leadership team at Bauman Medical in 2012, and under the direction of Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Andres Gonzalez is a key strategic player who has successfully orchestrated and brought numerous collaborative international hair industry programs together and to fruition.  Andres is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, executing and managing multiple well-respected projects and educational initiatives including the Bauman Certified HairCoach(c) Program, the Bauman Alliance Member Program, the CRLAB 'CNC' 3D-Printed Hair and Scalp Cranial Prosthetic Licensee Recruitment Program as well as HAIR.University. MORE

Jeffrey Paul

Jeffrey Paul is the founder of Jeffrey Paul Academy, Jeffrey Paul Restoring Beautiful Hair Salon, and Wigs for Kids,  a nonprofit organization that provides custom-made Hair Replacement  Systems at no cost to children losing their hair due to medical reasons.   He is a Bauman Certified HairCoach as well as the author of Women’s Hair Solutions to Thinning and Loss (consumers) and Solutions to Women’s Hair Thinning and Loss  (professionals). Jeffrey's career has been a journey of beauty for over 30 years from training in Italy, doing hair for magazine and runway models,  to helping celebrities with hair and beauty needs. MORE

Dr. Antonella Tosti

Dr. Tosti is a an Italian physician and scientist who is recognized worldwide as an expert in hair and nail disorders as well as contact dermatitis. She has been invited to lecture at major international conferences. Dr. Tosti has been interested in alopecia areata and has 39 publications dealing with diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Dr. Tosti is also a faculty member at the University of Miami and is the main author of the chapter on nail disorders in several major textbooks. She is a member of numerous dermatological societies and is the author of more than 600 scientific publications. MORE

Stefano Ospitali

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bologna, Italy-based Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories, Stefano Ospitali is responsible for developing new business projects around the world. For more than 40 years, his company has been using innovative science-based scalp treatment programs and hair loss solutions such as the advanced 'CNC' 3D-Printed Hair & Scalp Cranial Prosthetic Medical-Grade Device. Previously he was the head of information systems and industrial management control. Stefano graduated in 1989 from Italy's Ivy-league equivalent University of Bologna, specializing in Economics. MORE

Claudia Cassia

Claudia is an amazing champion with a truly caring heart for those affected by Alopecia. Her dedication and contagious positive energy continually help many men and women around the world through her own personal story-telling and sharing. She is the founder and fearless leader of the online support group Alopecia & Friends by Claudia Cassia and can often be found actively participating in various collaborative in person and online events from Italy to around the world. MORE

Spencer Kobren

Spencer David Kobren is the Founder and President of the American Hair Loss Association, the nation’s foremost, privately held, consumer organization dedicated to educating the public, healthcare professionals, and the mainstream media about the emotionally devastating, and life altering disease of hair loss. Considered the country’s most prominent and effective consumer/patient advocate, Kobren is the most read author in the world on the subject of the prevention and treatment of hair loss, executive producer and host of the internationally syndicated broadcast "Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth,” and is the Founder and Director of Consumer/Patient affairs of The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. MORE

Charlie Villanueva

Charlie Villanueva is a first-generation Hispanic American, son of  Dominican immigrants and raised in Queens, NY. Villanueva is currently  an NBA player and founder of The Charlie Villanueva Foundation (CVF).  This non-profit  501(c)(3) organization, established in the United States, has three  main areas of focus: supporting programs that help eliminate bullying,  assisting families affected by Alopecia Areata, as well as assisting  families in the poverty-stricken Dominican Republic. The Foundation  intends to create outlets of self-expression and growth through  education, literacy, health, recreational activities and sports with an  emphasis on youth. MORE

Martino Cartier

Celebrity Stylist, Martino Cartier, is a successful salon owner who has been  featured in Modern Salon Magazine, Vogue, Launchpad, Behind the Chair,  Salon Today, and The Golden Globes. With a  staff of over 50, his award winning salon reached the height of  popularity after being featured on Bravo TV, where they gathered  millions of fans. Since this exposure, Before creating his own brand,  Martino By Martino Cartier, he was the International Artistic Director  for Keratin Complex for 6 years and the Global Artistic Director for  Hotheads for 2 years. In the salon, Martino and his team never let a client  leave anywhere without knowing how to recreate the salon look at home.  Martino also founded the non-profit "Friends Are By Your Side" to help kids with hair loss at no cost to them. MORE

Dr. David Kingsley

As a board certified trichologist, Dr. David Kingsley, PhD has been  dedicated to the study of the hair and scalp for over 30 years. Dr.  Kingsley is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the  science and practice of hair loss prevention and has successfully  treated thousands of patients throughout his career. Dr. Kingsley is an adjunct member of the American Academy of  Dermatologist, the President of the World Trichology Society, and is a  member of the North American Hair Research Society, The Trichological  Society, and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery,  among several other boards and organizations. MORE

Frank Rizzieri

A nationally recognized stylist, colorist and beauty consultant, Frank Rizzieri is the visionary behind Rizzieri Enterprises, which include two award-winning salons and a day spa, a respected cosmetology school, and a rapidly developing management consulting firm. Before attending Maison de Paris, a beauty school started by his grandfather in 1924, Frank helped out in the school and salon by sweeping floors. His work brought him recognition as an award-winning stylist and he has done runway shows for numerous designers both here and in Europe.  Frank is also a Bauman Certified HairCoach. His creative approach to beauty has been captured on magazine covers and in articles in numerous national magazines. MORE

Chris Webb

Chris Webb has been a leading figure in the hair replacement and  restoration industry for 20 years. His early marketing and advertising  experience was with Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive, working in London, Paris and New York. He later launched The National Hair Journal to  share information and insights with other business owners to help them enjoy the same business success and maintain market momentum.  The Journal quickly became a leading source of education and marketing support. Chris has a degree in Business Administration and a post-graduate degree in International Politics and French Culture from the Sorbonne in Paris. MORE

Mark Blake

As Managing Director,  Mark Blake heads up the team at his namesake salons in the U.K. in Gloucester and  Cirencester. A world-renowned Harley Street trichologist, Mark’s  specialisms lie in hair loss treatment, as well as ensuring that every  client enjoys the best possible experience when visiting each of his  salons.  MORE

Miguel Cisterna

As President of Argentine Association of Trichology, a Certified Trichologist at CABELLOySALUD ® and Professor at Buenos Aires University, Miguel Cisterna is a leader and educator who offers different programs at select locations around the world. His is also the author of (13) scientific studies related to hair and is the creator of techniques including Reflexoterapia Cráneo Facial ®, Turbaterapia ®, Hennaterapia ® and Mieloterapia ® MORE

Troy McLellan

Troy M. McLellan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the  Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce in Boca Raton, Florida, the  largest chamber in Palm Beach County. He received his Certified  Chamber Executive (CCE) designation title from the American Chamber of  Commerce Executives (ACCE) in 2007 and his Florida Certified Chamber  Professional designation (FCCP) from the Florida Association of Chamber  Professionals in 2012. Troy is a graduate of the Aspen Institute’s  Transformational Leadership Program, The Institute for Economic  Development, UNC at Chapel Hill, and the Boca Raton Chamber’s Leadership  Boca Program and Political Training Institute. Originally from New  Hampshire, he has been a resident of South Florida for 20 years. Troy  received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Bentley  College in Waltham, MA. and currently resides in Boca Raton with his  family. MORE

Cheryl Whitman

Cheryl Whitman is an internationally recognized pioneer in spa and aesthetic medical business development. She is a published author, popular speaker and cosmetic marketing specialist. As founder and CEO of Beautiful Forever, Cheryl heads a successful team of executive consultants and business professionals that assist physicians in launching new profit centers, creating unique brands, planning strategic business decisions, creating beauty gallery books, ghost writing articles, composing white papers, press releases, and eBooks as well as developing complete marketing programs and private label creation plus much more.   

Cheryl’s diverse background enables her to provide her clients with the highest level of personal attention, along with top-notch consulting support. Frequently quoted by news media such as the New York Times and a host of industry trade journals, she has worked with clients helping them to improve their business practices and with alliances with top leaders in the industry to provide the most cost effective options available to improve their bottom lines.   

Cheryl is the author of the “Aesthetic Medical Success System,” a revolutionary program providing a turnkey educational success system and consulting services package that assists clients in brilliantly jumpstarting successful aesthetic and medical spa businesses.   

Cheryl has recently authored a second book, “Beautifully Profitable, Forever Profitable”, now it’s 5th Edition. This book represents the compilation of practical, valuable and professional experience she and her team at beautiful forever have gathered over several decades. They have helped countless physicians, surgeons, med-spa owners and others create, launch and grow successful aesthetic Medical Practices and related businesses, and that experience provided the solid practical grounding for this book.   MORE

Brent Hardgrave

Brent Hardgrave is a master stylist, an educator and an inventor. In addition to his wonderful personality and among many amazing accomplishments, he is the creator of the Brent Brush, the best tool to protect your scalp, hair and extensions - it  improves the overall life and quality of your hair. Minimize pain, prevent breakage and extend the life of your  extensions with the Brent Brush. MORE

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