Icons and Legends – Join us in Palm Springs for the time of your life!

Creativity without a plan is art, creativity with strategy is building a brand, we need  both, to feed our heart and our pockets.

Vivienne Mackinder

Nicholas and Viv copy  

Hi there my Friends at HairDesignerTV and Fellow stylists.  So excited to share this great news with you.  Nicholas French and Myself are joining together for an exclusive 2 day event this summer.  I have been a long admirer of Nicholas French work,  he is  so skilled in many aspects of the craft with exquisite classics technique.  The designs that many know him for is his award winning NAHA collections.  When Nicholas invited me to Academy retreat SkyFall, and asked if we could collaborate artist to artist I said YES!!!



We spent some time brainstorming ideas and came up with the following:-

Sunday Presentation by Vivienne and Nicholas
How to make commercial work more creative and authentic
Consultation – Facial framing – 3 wheels of fashion
Demonstration and Multimedia presentation.
Afternoon session – Putting the ideas from Morning session into practice.

Monday Presentation by Vivienne and Nicholas
How to develop your creativity and find an original idea. From high fashion to Avant Garde
Story boards – Development of the idea. The “creative journey chart” :- What if?
Why? How?
Demonstration and Multimedia presentation.
Afternoon session – Putting the ideas from Morning session into practice.

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Why expand your creativity?

  • To expand your repertoire – infusing more fashion and creativity into everyday salon work.
  • For those interested in entering NAHA you will see the creative process required to win.
  • Platform artist who are looking for new ideas
  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Develop your own brand
  • A more original presence on social media
  • More news worthy
  • Increase confidence and value behind your chair

In the business of life, the very thing that drew us to hairdressing – “the joy of creativity”, can get very easily crushed. Creativity is the lifeline and beauty of our craft. As commercial Artists, we need to develop our brand and style without losing our Creativity. With this comes passion and vision and the ability to communicate an idea and get buy-in.  Without this we are just poor artists with an idea. In this workshop we look at creativity on a commercial and high art level.

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“Developing your eye is about developing good taste. To me a great design completes who the person is and does not compete”.
Vivienne Mackinder

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“Great fashion is to stand out and yet fit into your tribe”. Vivienne Mackinder


For me creativity is a way of life, my best ideas have been born through a mistake. Nicholas often asks “When was the last time to did something new for the first time”?  It takes courage to explore the unknown and in this workshop, we will create a safe-haven to play and have FUN to explore the unknown with fellow artists.

Award winning collection by Nicholas French

North American Hairstylist of the Year Winner 2006 Products: MATRIX Photographer: Joseph Cartright


Where -Sky Fall Academy – Palm Springs

What –Two day Creative Workshop

When – 6th and 7th August 2017

Why – Expand your creativity and train your eye for shape

Limited – to 20

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