Invest for success

Hi there my Friends at HairDesignerTv and Fellow stylists.

I love the subject of this weeks blog. Our value behind the chair.

When I was an apprentice at Vidal Sassoon’s in London, my pay check was very low, and considered normal as this hands on training was a huge investment in my future.  I remember thinking if I could make it through the tough VS training, every door in the world would open to me! Wow this proved to be true!!  During those challenging years I could not have done it without the amazing emotional and financial support from my Mum and Dad. 

In those early days my dream was to make what I made in a month in one week.  When I become a stylist this happened.  Then my goal was to make what I made in a week in one day!  And now, what I made in one week in an hour!  BUT, my skills have to match the value, and that’s where the work never ends!!!  What is this for you?  

The 3 laws of compensations have been my guiding light:-

  1. SKILL – What are my technical, creative and soft skill standards?
  2. DEMAND – What is the demand for my style and brand?  Am I current and relevant?
  3. REPLACE – How easily can I be replaced, what makes me special?

These 3 rules have been a guide though out my career. These principles more than anything drive me forward in a career that I still love ‘The art of creating Beauty’.

What does this mean to you?  Check out this video from one of my lovely students Josie D’Agostini At Josees Hair Studio  (5 star rating salon) . Not only an amazing women but a great hairdresser.  We love Josie.



This week we will be launching our 2018 live workshop calendar I hope you will join us.
cutting work shop NYC


WORKSHOP: New Trends Cutting
LEVEL: All Levels

WHEN: March 5th – 6th, 2018
WHERE: Water Street Studio – 247 Water St, 1st Fl, New York, NY 10038
TIME: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (1-hour Lunch)
HOST: Vivienne Mackinder & Art Team

INVESTMENT: $1,250.00


Creativity without boundaries! Vivienne demonstrates each step going over the fine details for each skill requirement. Stylist then recreate the techniques with guidance from Vivienne and her art team member.  *All work is performed on mannequin heads.

Workshop Focus:
• New Trends in Cut & Finishing
• Face Shape and Facial Framing
• Precision Cutting
• Razor Cutting

Training Session Format:
• 1-hour multi-media presentation each day
• 6-hours of hands-on training each day

Upon Completion:
• 6-months access to the Designer Online Program
• Completion Certificate

*NOTE: This workshop is part of a designed journey. We offer additional packages of live events, monthly coaching, virtual meetings and the designer program online education.  These extra resources can be custom designed to support you and maintain the integrity of your training system

*Seating is limited, SIGN UP TODAY!

For more information, call 631-591-1079.

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