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Dilek Onur-Taylor

Dilek Onur-Taylor

The Salon By InStyle at JCPenney has named award-winning stylists and seasoned salon business experts and Michelle O’Connor as Creative Directors for its more than 800 salons. In their roles, Onur-Taylor and O’Connor will create the salon’s season trends and translate their concepts into styles and techniques for the company’s more than 13,500 hairstyling associates.

Michelle O’Connor

Michelle O’Connor

Both Onur-Taylor and O’Connor are North American Hairstyling Award winners. Onur-Taylor was a finalist in 2013 in the Texture category and in 2016 in the Avant Garde and Texture categories. In 2014 she won the NAHA award for Texture, and in 2016, she took home the NAHA award in the Contemporary Classic category. O’Connor won the North American Hairstyling Award for Texture in 2016.

“We both look forward to building upon the impressive accomplishments of the Salon By InStyle at JCPenney, and taking our team in innovative new directions,” say Onur-Taylor and O’Connor. “We’re completely in sync in our beliefs that education, excellence and a superb customer experience are at the core of success for any salon, and we’re looking forward to sharing our vision with our team, and with Salon By InStyle clients.”




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