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Dr ALI N. SYED


Avlon Industries, Inc founder, Dr Ali N. Syed is one of the haircare industry’s foremost game changers. Over the last 30 years he has successfully created a plethora of iconic hair brands and products, setting industry standards for others to follow. Known for his passionate and innovative approach to haircare, Dr Ali N. Syed’s credentials speak for themselves: he has published 28 patents, including two pending, written numerous scientific papers, along with three book publications.

Dr Ali N. Syed started his illustrious career as a research chemist, gaining invaluable experience by working for a number of hair and cosmetic companies. In 1984 he founded Avlon Industries, Inc, and his mission was clear from the start: to create products using ingredients designed to have a positive effect on the hair and skin. The winning formula worked, propelling Avlon Industries, Inc into a global hair care company with a presence in 46 countries. Products from the Avlon portfolio have become household names with brands such as KeraCare, Affirm, MoisturColor and Ferm standing at the pinnacle of the hair care industry, trusted by consumers and professional stylists alike.

Despite over 30 years in the business, and a multi-million company he still adopts a hands on approach in the day-to-day running of Avlon, and supervises every project undertaken by his research team, always encouraging them to push further. In his words “An innovative chemist must be a dreamer.”  “One must persist in dreaming to accomplish that which seems difficult or yet to be done… New Methods… New Techniques… New Formulations! “

Dr Ali N. Syed’s life long passion for hair has led to him becoming an in-demand expert on all things related to hair. The prolific scientist has written numerous articles on the chemistry of hair and related hair products in leading trade and scientific journals, such as Cosmetic & Toiletries magazine, American Chemical Society Journal, and Shoptalk magazine (for Hairstylists). Since 2012, he has also been serving as an Editor for the scientific journal, TenSides and  was  a guest speaker at the London College of Hair & Fashion in England and ABC Associacao Brasileira de Cosmetologia (Brazilian Association of Cosmetology) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr Ali N. Syed has also conducted numerous lectures on the chemistry of hair for organizations like Chicago Cosmetology Association and has been a Guest Artist at the Midwest Beauty Show.