There is a lot of hairloss information on the web. Some good. Much of it bad. Our goal is to give you better information; information you can trust so you can make the right decision about your hair. We bring it to you, not from a salesman or a special interest group, but from the actual leaders in the industry.

The Hair Authority was created by a team of successful hairloss specialists from every discipline who want to help men and women get a deeper level of information and help them find the right products and professionals for their individual needs.And because it is always nice to meet the experts, our personal interviews will introduce you to the people who are shaping the future of the hairloss industry. 

Mission Statement 

To provide men and women with the most comprehensive, objective and trustworthy directory of hair loss superior products top ranked professionals.

Meet The Editor 

Chris Webb, Editor

Chris 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. It was while he was working on Madison Avenue that Chris met Sy Sperling and created the marketing materials that helped build Hair Club for Men. 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. In 2017, The Journal made its content available to The International Hair Authority, a new organization that wished to extend hair loss information to the public. 

For several years, Chris also hosted ‘The National Hair Hour,’ a live radio show broadcast out of Los Angeles and New York. Although the show was a major success and broadcast in prime time every Saturday night, requests to syndicate and provide national coverage were beyond the company’s human resources and The Hair Hour was reluctantly discontinued after three years. 

Publishing The International Hair Authority is just the tip of the iceberg. Behind-the-scenes, Chris continues to play a key role as consultant, negotiator… and occasional industry policeman. Chris has a degree in Business Administration and a post-graduate from the Sorbonne in Paris. He is fluent in English and French and embarrasses his friends in German. He now lives in Southern California, where the proximity of several wineries helps make his week-ends pass pleasantly. 

Howard Margolin, President

Chairman's Message 

I have been part of the hair-management industry for over 30 years. I helped create the first national hairloss franchise network and guided the industry towards a more ethical, consumer-oriented market.
When my wife became ill following exposure to chemicals commonly found in personal-care products, I founded a new research and product development company to explore safer solutions. Today, that company is a market leader and I am now taking a new step forward by providing men and women with hair loss with the tools to find haircare specialists who share this same commitment to safety and superior performance.

Hair management today combines new technologies and a deep commitment to personal care. These require special training and experience. I hope The International Hair Authority will serve as a focal point where professionals can demonstrate their skills – and where men and women searching for superior personal care can find the best providers. 


Howard Margolin

Our Team 


Amin Sheybani

Managing Director, Director of Marketing
Amin has been a successful entrepreneur and business leader for over 38 years. He has owned VivandI Inc. in US since 2007 and founded the Vivandi Group and Vivandi Trichology Center companies in Dubai which became market leaders across the Middle East. Amin Sheybani’s professional expertise, creative skills and charismatic personality have made him a much sought-after advisor and hair-care consultant. He is based in California where he maintains close contactwith clients in the fashion, business, entertainment and artistic communities. Amin heads the Authority Directory and Store divisions where he helps visitors research the best hairloss providers and explore new hairloss and hair-care products.

Chris Webb

Managing-Director, Editor-in-Chief
Chris has been a leading figure in the hair replacement and restoration industry for 20 years. While working on Madison Avenue collaborated with Sy Sperling to create the marketing materials that helped build Hair Club for Men. He later launched The National Hair Journal to share information and insights with other business owners to help them enjoy the same business success.
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Howard Margolin

Howard Margolin was an early hair replacement pioneer and co-founder of HRS, the first hairloss franchise network in the US. In 1994 Howard’s wife became seriously ill as a result of exposure to the toxic chemicals in the adhesive products she had been using on a daily basis. Rather than running away from the problem, Howard decided to confront it head on and vowed to research and create new, safe products that would spare others from needless risk. Today, as President of Professional Hair Labs, Howard is making a name for himself in the industry for launching non-toxic bonding agents that are effective, affordable and safe to use. If his name sounds familiar, it may be due to Howard’s early days as a singer in the group “The Demensions,” which recorded “Over the Rainbow” on Coral Records and hit the charts at number one. In 1997, Howard and his group were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Advisory Board 

Our Board of Advisors is made up of successful innovators, researchers and medical experts who welcome the opportunity to give back and share their insights and experience to help men and women suffering from hair loss find the products and services they need.

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Howard has been part of the hair-management industry for over 30 years. He helped create the first national hairloss franchise network and guided the industry towards a more ethical, consumer-oriented market.When his wife became ill following exposure to chemicals commonly found in personal-care products, he founded a new research and product development company to explore safer solutions.Today, that company is a market leader and taking a new step forward by providing hair loss with the tools to find haircare specialists who share same commitment to safety and superior performance.


Dr. David H. Kingsley, PhD, FIT, LTTS, is the president and co-founder of British Science Corporation, an internationally recognized company dedicated to the research and treatment of all types of hair loss and associated scalp conditions. Dr. Kingsley qualified as a board-certified consultant trichologist in 1980 through the prestigious Institute of Trichologists (London) which subsequently honored him with a Fellowship for his academic research and his important additions to the general knowledge of the subject of trichology. Dr.Kingsley is a well renowned expert on the psychology of hair loss and is one of only eight Institute Fellows worldwide. He attained his PhD in hair loss research, successfully completed a course in cosmetic science, and is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the International Society for Quality of Life Research. He has published and presented medical papers of his research on treatments for hair loss and works with many physicians, research teams, and cosmetologists in the promotion of hair and scalp care. Dr. Kingsley is a distinguished trainer and innovator of trichology treatment centers around the United States and has developed a number of contemporary product lines. He has also appeared on television in both the United States and Britain and has been interviewed on the radio and by leading newspapers and magazines.


Dr. Robert Leonard is the founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates and director of the Hair Health Institute. He has been in practice in the field of hair restoration surgery for 32 years and is a past president of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and remains involved with the communications and public education committee. Dr. Leonard is medically educated, trained and licensed to perform hair restoration procedures for men and women, to treat thinning hair, partial, and significant baldness. He also performs facial hair transplantation, restoration for aesthetic reasons or for correction after injury, and hair restoration of sideburns in men or women who have had facial cosmetic procedures.


Nazy began her hair styling career in 1983 at Vidal Sassoon in Germany and has traveled the world as a color educator. She has worked with numerous well-known hair stylists including Elliot Tumber, Juesepet Carnavale and Frank Henrich. Her extensive experience as a hair stylist combined with her personal challenges of hair loss from Alopecia and then Chemotherapy due to breast cancer ultimately led Nazy to found the Newport Hair Loss Center in Newport Beach, California and to develop the Amani product line. It is Nazy’s mission to help people experiencing hair loss regain their confidence and resume normal active lives. Beyond addressing hair loss due to medical issues, she has developed an extensive line of human hair products. Nazy Curtis is a lead volunteer for the American Cancer Society at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange, CA.


Larry is president of Marketing Solutions, Inc., a full-service marketing, advertising, graphic design and PR agency specializing in the professional beauty industry. As a former Vice President of Marketing at Regis Corporation and Creative Hairdressers / The Hair Cuttery, Larry consults with salons, spas, hair restoration centers, beauty stores, medical spas, distributors, manufacturers and associations and is a much sought-after guest speaker and educator.


Called “The Voice of Women’s Hair Loss,” Amy Gibson is a leading Women’s Personal Hair Loss Consultant in the US and Cancer Hair Loss Expert for women suffering from medical hair loss. Founder of CreatedHair.com and Salons, since 2000 Amy has worked with thousands of women going through cancer treatment both in her Beverly Hills salon, in- hospital and via Skype. Providing solid education and beautiful hair loss solutions, Ms. Gibson guides and enables patients to regain their appearance, self-esteem, emotional stability, peace of mind and ultimately, make the hair-loss to hair-regrowth journey easier, so they can fully focus on their health and wellness. Ms. Gibson was thrilled to join the CancerConnect family by creating the first Cancer Hair Care Center on any cancer website worldwide.

Gloria “Gigi” Ford

Gigi is a much sought-after educator and platform artist with special knowledge of the needs and aspirations of the burgeoning and fashion-conscious ethnic market. It was evident at the beginning of Gigi's career, that she was destined to make a mark in the cosmetology industry. Four years after being nominated one of the "best" students licensed by the State Board in Lansing, MI, she was recruited to work for Seligman and Latz, the largest chain of elite beauty salons in the country. In 1980, Gigi purchased her first salon, "GiGi's." Her quest for excellence took her to China, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines, where she met with hair vendors and factories and go on to develop her own hair line. Her greatest passion is working with the American Cancer Society, The Alopecia Foundation and the Trichotillomania Foundation.


Michael is owner of Continental Hair, one of Canada’s top hair replacement studios and a hair designer and distributor. He travels frequently to the hair production centers in Asia and Europe and has helped bring several new products to North America. Michael never planned to follow in his parent’s footsteps and run the family business. However, after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in February of 1990 and enduring a year of treatment he decided to become involved with hair replacement. “I never wanted to do it,” he says, “until I was in the cancer center and I saw what a difference we were making.” Today, Michael is the owner of three Continental Hair locations, including one in Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre in North Toronto.

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