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Our essentials class is a crash course in the balayage technique. We start by introducing the theory to the craft and walk you through a live demo followed by your hands-on portion going over the practical application and placement of four balayage techniques on a doll head provided by you.

You will walk away with the necessities of your balayage skills complete with instruction on product selection, proper mixing, application technique, the art of placement, glossing & finish.

Each of our essentials classes is completed with a Q&A session as well as a mini-marketing seminar so you know how to put your new skills to work in building your personal brand and business.

Whether you are looking to grow your clientele, expand your skill sets, or you are looking to stay current in the ever-evolving industry of coloring this course is undoubtedly the first step to advancing your portfolio.

Approximate class time: 4.5 hrs
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In our Balayage Advanced class, we illustrate the art of BalayColor & hair painting, the importance of base coloring and application with tandem applications, and converting an all over highlights to a balayage. You will learn how to incorporate balayage and signature pieces to create more depth and even how to do a reverse balayage & BalaySombre. We address how to approach a color correction using balayage and how to do a faux balayage using foil highlight and finish the hairline with a proper halo & glossing in order to erase lines.

One doll head is needed per participant as this will be a hands-on course where you will put your new found skills to the test.

Please note that it is recommended that all Balayage Advanced students first take the essentials course in order to get a fundamental understanding of the theory and techniques we will be building on for this course.

Approximate class time: 5 hrs
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Our Blondes advanced class is all about the specialty of creating natural looking blondes from warm honeys to bright & brilliant.

We address the art of toning, the power of using root smudging and base bumping to erase foil lines, followed by identifying the purpose and placement between high contrast highlight and baby light slices. We will also go over how to approach an American Balayage and how to maintain the depth through out the back by using high-to-low hair painting with detailed instruction on when to use your Balay powers and when to foil.

Finally, the class will round out with a session on creating combo services and how to price your epic blondes.

This is a hands-on class, where you will learn and practice each technique on a doll head. Because this is a blondes class there is a strong emphasis on foil work in order practice lifting to higher levels of blonde.

Approximate class time: 5.5 hrs
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Our Vivids Masterclass is a two-day intensive class designed to teach you how to create awe striking, customized vibrant looks for your clients.

We believe that the most powerful unicorn manes source in a proper foundation to make the vivid pigments pop! This is why our first day is devoted to learning, hands on, the key lightening techniques that save the integrity of your client’s hair as well as the process of identifying realistic expectations for your client, educating them about proper upkeep, cost & care for these powerful colored locks.

We will help you learn to master proper blending techniques, reaching your desired tone, and intertwining balayage and blonding techniques to create a base for these bright and colorful works of art.

In our second day, we address the differences, benefits and purposes of both oxidative and direct dyes through our color theory session. Once we have compared the best tools to achieve these vibrant looks, we move on to practicing hands on with our favorite direct dye techniques. 

Students will have the opportunity to receive intimate direction on proper saturation for color blurring, the process of blending a single vivid through the ends for colored ombre, creating multi-dimensional vivids, and finally painting vibrant root shadows.

For those that are looking to expand your portfolio or bring in a new market to your work behind the chair, we believe that arming yourself with this vivids mastery class is your first step into a more colorful and consistent clientele!

*Doll Head Provided*

Approx. Class Time : 9.5hr Total
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The Essentials of Razor Cutting is an exclusive cutting class where we will go in depth into the position, placement and purpose necessary to become a skilled razor specialist. In this class, we will go over the anatomy of the razor, the best clients to use a razor on, what results you can expect from using a razor on your cuts, and how a razor can add texture and movement to you cutting services.

We will address open vs. closed blade strokes, the purpose of tipping and weight removal, followed by two hands-on portions, one devoted to the effortless looking (Lob) Long Bob followed an A-Line with an Undercut and A multifunctional bang.

Our Razor Cutting Essentials class is highly recommended in order to move forward to our advanced and creative razor cutting courses.

*Razor & Doll Head Provided*

Approximate class time: 4.5 hrs
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LEVEL TWO COURSE
Our Advanced Razor Cutting class is an exclusive cutting class where we will go in depth into the foundation of creating some of the most desirable shapes with one of the most powerful tools. We focus on the art of keeping both hands moving as we craft custom short to long cutting. 

We will address the practice of understanding weight and foreseeing where it will collapse to craft your perfect cut and weight while maintaining length with our Long Layered Razor cut, coupled with an overcut.

Finally, we move into pixies and the art of getting comfortable with your razor being used in a much shorter area to create space. This razored pixie is created with both round and concave layers to keep a soft look and designing the hair to have more freedom of movement while maintaining texture and volume.

We recommend that each student take our Essentials Razor Cutting class in order to feel comfortable and confident with their razors as well as understanding the anatomy of the razor and the foundation techniques to creating these advanced looks.

*Razor & Doll Head Provided*

Approximate class time: 5 hrs
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* * * NEW IN SUMMER 2018 * * *
This hands-on class dives into fun, creative and fast ways to transform the looks of your clients with wearable hair. 
This course is focused around four different placement techniques. First you will learn to seamlessly convert brunettes to blondes -- just in time for summer! Next we'll cover creating a roadmap for achieving diffused and dimensional blondes for your over blonded clients.
With an entire quadrant devoted to understanding the art of a root smudge for natural looking yet vibrant blonde, you’re sure to walk away with techniques that will speed up and simplify your execution behind the chair. 
Finally, we will finish with a reverse balayage technique that we love for uncomplicating the process of adding depth back into the hair in order to create a dimensional, blended and low-maintenance look.

*Doll Head Provided*

Approximate class time: 3.5 hrs
* * * NEW IN SUMMER 2018 * * *
Our Absolute Balayage course is devoted to the entirety of balayage techniques. We start by introducing the theory behind balayage and by walking you through a live demo of the foundational techniques that go into every balayage, while addressing the practical application and placement of each of the four fundamental balayage techniques in your work behind the chair.

In this specialized course, we cover everything balayage has to offer- from start to finish. Once we have completed the foundational techniques demonstration, we move on to intertwining our favorite advanced techniques. We illustrate the art of BalayColor & hair painting, the importance of base coloring and application with tandem applications, as well as our methods for converting all over highlight clients to a softer & low maintenance balayage look. You will learn how to incorporate balayage and signature pieces to create more depth and even how to do a reverse balayage & BalaySombre. Finally, we address how to approach a color correction using balayage, the power of foils & faux balayage and some of our favorite tips such as finishing the hairline with a proper halo and glossing in order to erase lines.

You will walk away with the necessities of your balayage skills complete with instruction on product selection, proper mixing, application technique, the art of placement, glossing & finish. Whether you are looking to grow your clientele, expand your skill sets, or you are looking to stay current in the ever-evolving industry of coloring, this course is undoubtedly the first step to advancing your portfolio.

*Doll Head Provided*

Approximate class time: 6.5 hrs
* * * NEW IN SUMMER 2018 * * *
In our new look & learn Concept Color class, we focus on deconstructing overwhelming corrective color concepts to bring flat color back to life. We address obstacles with regards to understanding the role that light plays in creating depth, natural laws of color and its natural placement, as well as the importance of understanding porosity when converting a client's color. The cornerstone of this class is devoted to understanding the concepts and implementation of expert color formulation.

Every client is a different canvas that poses unique challenges and needs, this is why you will see two lead educators address, in their unique way, their own color model.

Approximate class time: 6 hrs
* * * NEW IN WINTER 2018 * * *
In our Collaborative Concept Color class, we focus on deconstructing overwhelming corrective color concepts to bring flat color back to life.

This course incorporates four of our signature techniques for bringing your clients back to the depths of rich, natural-looking color. We will address creating a rich & vibrant copper, a dimensional brunette, a rooty & believable blonde and finally a creamy chocolate brown.

The cornerstone of this class is devoted to understanding the concepts and implementation of a quality color formulation. Additionally, we address common obstacles such as when to fill hair, when to reverse foil and when to utilize open air techniques.

Every client is a different canvas that poses unique challenges and needs, understanding your base is crucial for creating rich customized color for your clients.

What sets our Collaborative Concept Color class apart is our incorporation of Live Models to be completed in class. You will take the color concepts that we learned on a doll head, we will collaborate during group consultations on the goals, formulation and solutions for each model and then each stylist will apply them to their own live color correction model.

Each student is responsible for bringing their own model to class.

Approximate class time: 7.5 hrs (Depends on processing time)