Train the Trainer – learn how to be the next star

Hi there my Friends at HairDesignerTv and fellow stylists.

Some time ago a wise stylist said to me “you teach what you need to learn”.  This has been confirmed over the years as I have shared my knowledge. The ‘giving back’ has taught me so much.  One thing that has never changed is the willingness to be open to learn and grow. Which are the  keys to success.   Check out how we can work together

It is simple you have to “learn how to move hair before you remove hair”. First learn how to give a great consultation and develop excellent communication skills.  Then apply these principles to styling and finishing, adding the 3 wheels of fashion to the mix.  Then build confidence and speed.
Understand shape, balance and proportion and how to design to face shape is an art, training the eye for  facial framing.  AND ONLY THEN, progressing  into cut and color where a novice mistake can be costly and shatter confidence. Plus the potential for bad online reviews.

I know  many of you reading my Blog are very successful stylists, but did any one ever teach you how to coach and train others?  Did any one show you how to build a training system?  I am sure the answer is no.  So why not partner with me? I can give you the tools you need to make your in salon training 5 star.  As many of you know during my career I have built training systems for the industry icons Vidal Sassoons and Trevor Sorbie, and many other big brands, so now let me help you.

While education is an investment of time and money, the bigger question is where will you be next year if you do not invest today?  What if ?????

The challenges that salons and salon owners have around the world is staying relevant to business and fashion trends while building and sustaining a strong salon team. This  can only be achieved with a solid and consistent in salon training system, for new hire and senior stylists.

Calling all salon owners, Artistic Directors and head of education join me in NYC

WORKSHOP: Train the Trainer – Artistic Director Training (Part 1)
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

WHEN: March 18th – 20th, 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

20% discount for members of my blog and HairDesignerTV.
should you sign up today
– 4 monthly Payments of $330 (Total: $1,320)

• Educator/Artistic Director (Full Participation) – $1,650.00
• Associate Team Member (3-day Observation)– $600.00

The “Train The Trainer” workshops are designed for Educators or Artistic Directors, those who are specifically responsible for training new stylist in a salon environment.

I guides you through the ‘Designer Program’, which is an online apprenticeship system. This program will equip you with a learning path for your new hires, and help you train your new team members. Using my apprenticeship system, you will be able to train your new hires more efficiently and get them on the floor faster – in turn, increasing your profits.  The Designer Program provides a higher technical and creative system to turn your team into highly skilled professionals.

Workshop Focus:
During the Part-1 training, students will focus on soft skills, styling & finishing hair, including editorial styling. The focus is dexterity skills, strong technique, combined with creativity and the ability to understand hair shape and face shapes as you design. *Please note, in Part-2 of Train The Trainer, we focus on consultation and cutting skills.

1. Hire to Win and Retain Staff
2. Systems for Evaluation & Coaching
3. Training System Soft Skills (part 1 consultation and communication skills)
4. Finishing Skills, Blow Dry and Setting (increase dexterity skills)
5. Dress Work – Casual and Formal
6. The Art of Understanding and Building Shapes
7. The Art of Pinning
8. The Art of Back Combing

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

Upon Completion:
• 1-year 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.

Vivienne Mackinder 
Founder of


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  1. I attended this training last summer and the skills I learned were PRICELESS. It is one skill set to be a skilled hairdresser and another to teach that skill to others. Vivienne’s train the trainer class addresses both skill sets. I highly recommend for anyone looking to grow their business and add stylists to their team while maintaining the high standards they have worked hard over the years to build.


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