About us

The Fuel Team

Chris Baran

Chris BaranSuper Fantastic Wow President — Chris Baran is an artist in worldwide demand. As Redken’s Education Artistic Director, Chris develops the core curriculum for Principle Based Design & Finishing for the US and global training programs and is one of the key facilitators for Redken’s Train The Trainer Program, both internationally and domestically. Chris is a multi-award winner of Hairdresser of the Year, Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year, Master Hairdresser of the Year, and Educator of the Year in Canada and the U.S. At Canada’s Mirror Awards he has been recognized as International Stylist of the Year and received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris was honored with the ABBIE™ for Best Educational Program.

Rita Baran

Rita BaranRita is the heart of the machine behind the art. If you ring our phone, there’s a good chance she’ll be the one to answer. She comes from over 30 years experience owning, managing, and directing the finances for salons. She parlayed that experience into a successful consulting firm, providing services to salons, hairdressing associations and chain accounts to improve technical and business performance.


Lee BaranInsightful words about this fella.


Adrian TavernerAdrian Taverner is an award-winning independent cinematographer and screenwriter with a background in creative writing and design, photography, and DJing. Adrian worked in the film industry in Vancouver, migrating from post audio to loc audio to locations to grip to practical effects and back to post on what feels like half the shows to come out of BC in the last fifteen years. In 2009 he moved to New York so he could wear all of those hats at the same time, adding a few more like camera and steadicam op. As part of the team, he shoots, gaffs, grips, mixes, writes, web-admins, and creates most of the brand imagery. He and producing partner Lee Baran have won some Telly awards. He loves it all, which is a good thing if he’s going to continue supporting his writing habit.

Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Stories from the trenches? We’d love to hear from you. Yes really. We love hearing from fans and critics alike. Mostly fans. Email TheTeam@StylistToolbox.com anytime, or call during normal business hours in New York at 1-347-708-3835 (1-347-708-FUEL).