MASTERY – young stylists build their portfolio

HI there my friends,  I was fortunate enough to be a guest presenter/Art Director and trainer at the Master Program based outside of Atlanta.  Below you will see the work of young stylists who had an opportunity to participate in a photo shoot and for some their first experience.

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The Master Designer were beyond excited and as each look was shot the collection started to form. From rock and roll to classic to bohemian and everywhere in between each sensibility was created and came to life for each student. What an amazing opportunity and story to have at the launch of seven bright careers!

DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE LARGER AND HOW TOScreen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.00.46 PMAbout the Mastery

A first-of-its-kind, all-inclusive master academy and five-star salon. beauty, fashion, art, business under one roof. Ivy league advanced education in beauty artistry and salon business management designed and delivered by master artisans of beauty and of business. If beauty is your passion and if you desire to take your game to an elite level of achievement then the mastery is crafted just for you. This is the place where future “masters” are made.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.01.58 PMThe Designers had the opportunity to work with me on this shoot! They learned about various styles or “sensibilities”  how to execute them while keeping an eye for face shapes and hair styles. This story features the many faces of Fashion.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.02.24 PMThe Master Designers spend two days in a mini boot camp. They learn fundamentals of style and the beauty business all under the expert hands on with me  in a personalized classroom setting. With students capacity maxing out at 14 you are sure to have a one of a kind experience. Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.02.34 PMThe photo shoot and associated work shop comes after 10 weeks of training in cut, color, style, and business the students are given the opportunity to ‘strut their stuff’ in an editorial shoot. For many this will be the first time seeing their work on film, non the less shot in a studio on a model with a photographer, wardrobe stylist and professional makeup artist. They work on their selected look for weeks prior and then finally have the chance to make it come to life at the shoot.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.01.42 PM  As the Art Director I even coached models on posing and attitude prior to them being styled allowing them to truly become their character, this is a critical part of  being a seasoned session stylist. Its all about getting ‘the” shot.Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.01.03 PM

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“The classes held at The Mastery challenge your passion and your skill level and give you the ability to step a little bit further into your own masterful future.  No matter what your skill level a 10% shift for the better can always be made.” says Mastery Editorial Director Nicoletta Gauci.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.02.46 PMThe Master Students and Team

Congratulations to the Mastery Students and Team GREAT JOB BRAVO!!

For more information regarding education with The Mastery please visit

Artistic Director – Vivienne Mackinder
Shoot Coordinator – Monica Welch
Photography – Dimitri Crowder
Wardrobe – Amanda Ragusa
Hair – 8th Mastery Designer Class
Makeup – Maraz

Models Provided by Keela Star Mgmt


Best wishes Vivienne Mackinder Founder of

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