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Combining Classical Hairdressing Technique with Creativty: Master Classes with Claudio Lazo

Anne Moratto | April 23, 2015 | 8:23 AM

Claudio Lazo, the owner of "C the Salon" in Studio City, CA and an editorial stylist, artist and educator, was trained in the classic concepts of hairdressing.  During his years in the salon,  on set, behind the scenes and preparing for the runway, he recognized that hairdressers need to be reminded of the core techniques of styling to become well-rounded hairdressers.  He recently announced that he would be offering classes in the foundation of hairdressing, emphasizing classic skills and styles.

"There is a disconnect between what stylists think they know, and what they have actually learned; I want to close the gap,says Lazo. "It’s not just enough to put together good editorial style, they need to know all the technique, and reasoning behind it.  My styling classes will not let you forget what was going on in the past, because what has helped me stay on the cutting edge is going back to the classics of my training. Just like the classics of Vidal Sassoon's cutting:  A bob is a bob. It is as relevant today as it was 80 years ago.

These classes are designed to improve hairdresser's  technique while giving them an understanding of the history of hair so they can move forward with confidence, experimenting and creating. "Stylists are seeing old skills as a chore rather than an asset. Pin curls may be tedious to execute, but the soft beautiful waves they produce are still more accurate for 1920’s-style glamour and you can’t create that with a curling wand or flat iron. There is a difference between 30's, 40's, and 50's glamour.  There is a distinct difference yet many stylists often blur the lines which is a tell-tale sign that they were not properly trained."

Lazo has consulted for some of the biggest hair care makers in the world, including Wella and Clairol. To learn more about his classes and how to register, visit:





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