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Owner, Derek Piekarski is a globally renown hairdresser with the resume to prove it. A large part of his technical mastery as a hairdresser is owed to training artists for 7 top hair brands throughout his career.

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Derek’s professional resume includes being on the North America Signature Artist Team for Wella Professionals as well as the North America Manager of Technical Capabilities for Aveda / Estée Lauder. 


Currently Derek resides on the Wella top artist team

for North America. 

In 2016, Derek was named one of the Top Trainers in the world for Wella Professionals and bestowed the "Franz Stroher Global Education Master Trainer Award".

Additionally, he has been featured in VOGUE INDIA and other various print and media throughout the globe. 

Craft Collective Salon Group is a new way for Derek to carry on his ideas, offer his expertise to guests, and express his unique take on the salon industry.

He has been featured in online educational videos such as the YouTube ElMI Cut Craft video series, Hairbraned live events, and many current professional salon education videos with AVEDA. Aside from high profile education positions Derek has had the pleasure of offering many services to celebrities across the globe. He has also been fortunate to share the stage with some of the industries most respected icons at shows and events in US, South America, Europe, India, and Canada. Derek has also been the founder of a previously successful salon in the Pittsburgh area.

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