Inspiration, education, collaboration: experience all three at the many exciting advanced education programs available throughout North America. Most are open to all salon professionals, regardless of existing brand alliances. Consider branching out to explore a new service category or method.  Or, invest in going deeper into the technical and trend knowledge available from leading education directors.  Here, a simple guide to help you start your research.

 

ACADEMY LOCATION PHONE WEB SITE CLASSES PRICING

ALFAPARF Milano Academy

Miami, FL

786-523-7433

alfaparf.com

Classic cutting/coloring, advanced cutting/ coloring, specialty and updo styling, seasonal collections, razor cutting, balayage coloring, creative/fashion collections

$350 for 2-day sessions

AMERICAN CREW Menswork Academy

Denver, CO

800-598-CREW

americancrew.com/stylist

Men’s cutting, shaping and design

$900 for 3-day sessions

ARROJO Academy

New York City

212-242-7786 ext.207

arrojoeducation.com

Scissor-cutting, razor-cutting, color, texture, editorial, business

$750 to $1500

AQUAGE Masterclass Academy

Touring/Multiple Locations

877-238-1100, ext 106

aquage.com/academy.aspx

Creative cutting, texture, editorial hairdressing, long hairdressing, image making, business/best practices

$600-650 per 2-day session

BLOWPRO Academy

New York City

212-243-3559

blowpro.com

Blowpro essentials—straight with movement, advanced volume and body, waves and texture, updos

$250 to $450

BOND Academy

BOND Academy

973-748-2663

thebondacademy.com

Basics, advanced and editorial classes in cutting and color

 

CND Education

Multiple locations

800-833-NAIL

cnd.com (see “Just for Pros” section)

Nails (skill building, skill mastering, master sculptor, artistry, expert, spa and more in Shellac, gel, liquid and powder)

$50 to $200-plus

DINAIR Professional Workshop

Multiple Locations

800-785-4770

airbrushmakeup.com/workshops

Airbrush make-up, bridal make-up, tattoo coverage, airbrush tanning, body art and hair art

$540 to $795

EMPIRE Masters of Beauty (M.O.B.) with Nick Arrojo

National touring series

901-237-4458

mastersofbeauty.com

Cazor and scissor cutting techniques, dimensional and corrective color techniques

$100 to $300 per session

EUFORA You School

Location: Vista, CA

800.6.EUFORA

www.eufora.net

Classic Cutting, Advanced Cutting, Business Building, Men's Contemporary Cutting, Styling Skills, Photo Shoot, The Razor System

$675 to $1,000

FAROUK’s CHI Academy

New location pending in Houston, TX

800-237-9175

farouk.com/CHI-classes.aspx

Cutting, color and smoothing

$350

GOLDWELL Academy

Linthicum Heights, MD

800-627-3377

goldreg.com/academyseminar

Cut, color, upstyling, finishing, editorial

$400 to $2,575

HAIR ACADEMY

Fort Lauderdale, FL and touring

800-327-5555

hairacademyonline.com

Extensions, men's and women's hair replacement, women's medical hair loss

$599 to $1,999

JOICO/ISO/ZOTOS: The Artistic Institute

Darien, CT and touring

800-242-9283 x7900

artisticinstitute.com

Cut, color, updo, wigs, wefts, editorial, photo shoot execution

$150 to $1,500

KMS CALIFORNIA Academy

Santa Monica, CA and Linthicum Heights, MD

800-627-3377

goldreg.com/academyseminar

Cut, finish, upstyling, editorial hair

$400 to $2,575

L'OREAL PROFESSIONNELSoHo Academy

New York City and touring

917-606-9565

us.lorealprofessionnel.com

Trend, balayage, editorial styling, color correction, artistic color, cutting, business, bridal updo, texture.

$750 to $1,800

VIVIENNE MACKINDER'S HairDesignerTV

Northampton, NY

866-484-8622

hairdesignertv.com

Customized Training/5 Days

$2500

MAINENTRANCE Artists

New York City and in-salon

212-792-9480

mainentranceartists.com

Cut, color, photo shoots, editorial

$800 to $7200

MASTERCUTTER ACADEMY

Touring/Private Classes

212-995-9334

mastercutteracademy.com

Precisions cutting and blowout techniques

$250

MATRIX SoHo Academy

New York City

866-764-6692

matrix.com or mymatrixfamily.com

Matrix CRAFT Color Mastery

$900

ANGUS MITCHELL ACADEMY

Beverly Hills, CA

310-550-7716

angusmitchellacademy.com

Masters Hair Design Workshop

$1,095-$1,195

PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS Advanced Academy

Multiple locations

877-903-5375

paulmitchell.edu/advanced-academy

Cutting, color, men's cutting, make-up and airbrush

$395 to $1,175

MODERN SALON Artists Session

New York City

847-415-8037

modernsalon.com/artistsession

Editorial styling and photo shoot workshop

$1900 for 2-day session; $450 observer

NOVALASH Certification

Touring all 50 states

866-420-1261

novalash.com/certifications.html

Eyelash extensions

$585

OPI Academy (Game Changer series)

Touring

 

pro.opi.com

Gel color, nail art, power booking

$75 to $100

OUIDAD The Curl Experts Academy

New York City

646-434-0432

ouidad.com

Cutting, texture, specialization

$1,500

P&G SALON PROFESSIONAL The Studio

New York City and Los Angeles

800-422-2336

 

Wella Professionals, Sebastian Professional, Nioxin, Clairol Professional Cut, color, styling, product methodology, philosophy, business-building and more.

Complimentary - $2,000

REDKEN Exchange

New York City

800-545-8157

redkensalon.com/classes/the-exchange

Color, cutting, platform artistry, design, editorial, texture

$800 to $1,700

SASSOON ACADEMY

Locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, London, UK and Germany

888-757-5100

sassoon.com/academy

Basic, creative and in-depth cutting, color, men’s and salon educator

$200-$1,700 for 1-day to 5-day courses; longer intensive courses also available

SIMPLICITY Certification

Touring or in-salon

877-413-5225

simplicityhair.com

Hair Extensions

$500 (includes certification kit)

TIGI Academy

New York and London

888-311-8444 or 212-702-9771

tigiprofessional.com

Styling, cutting, color, business

$500 to $3000

USE ME PRODUCTS Conservatory of Haute Hair Artistry

Portland, Maine

888-768-7363

usemeproducts.com

Cut, style, holistic, wellness

$250

TONI&GUY HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY

Dallas, Orange County (Costa Mesa) and Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

1-800-TONIGUY

toniguy.com

Cut, Color

$650 to $2500

Sexy Hair - Institute of Courage

Topanga Canyon, California

877-902-9797

sexyhair.com

Learn innovative & cutting-edge hair cutting system Structure in Motion; increase productivity, longevity of career and unleash creativity. Master new styling techniques, condensed hair cutting, upstyling and how to create texture and movement.

$795, for 2 days