Take a Seat in Some of These Virtual Classrooms and Jumpstart Your Career

Point. Click. Learn.

Organic Salon Systems has changed its name to Simply Organic Beauty, but that’s not all that’s changed. For the past four years, the company has offered a range of classes on everything from men’s haircutting to haircolor. In that time they’ve seen interest in their online offerings grow dramatically, which is why they’re investing in online education. "The hands-on aspect of in-person training is still very important, but we'd be remiss if we didn't offer convenient, more affordable ways for our loyal stylists to grow their skillsets," says Rebecca Gregory, education director. Check out Simply Organic University, their online educational platform to find a list of classes. The company also offers online webinars, video training and certification, and real-time support from their team of educators. simplyorganic.com

Star Power

MiladyPro partners with some of the most notable hairstylists and business experts in the industry, including Ted Gibson, Jason Backe, Charlie Price and former Toni&Guy Hairdresser of the Year Carlos Cintron to offer a range of dynamic online training videos and classes. All programs are designed so that stylists get up and running from the moment of purchase, but the pace of learning is up to the student. If you want to learn how to increase revenue, miladypro.com has a new online class on how to increase profitability in the salon. Interested in razor-cutting techniques? Check out the new series of razor-cutting classes with Nick Arrojo and learn at your own pace. Stylists can find DVDs on barbering and skincare as well as myriad videos on haircolor, cutting and nail care.

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Holistic Learning

Aveda just launched a new education program called Learn Aveda, which features an innovative cut-and-style curriculum that inspires as well as hones your technical skills. All of the curricula is offered online in “pause-and-practice” videos that draw upon the holistic teachings of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation to teach stylists at all skill levels how to work with conscious intention. The series of videos zeros in on teaching the fundamentals of hairdressing by breaking down cuts step-by-step as well as helping stylists to develop the confidence to let their artistry shine through. Sign up at learnaveda.com for a free seven-day trial.

Stay Tuned

“Our approach toward education is focused around the needs of the stylist who knows how important it is to keep learning and to stay on trend,” says FUEL Marketing Manager Monique Merk. The company offers both hands-on and online education. However, the CEU-certified classes will be available online later this year. Stay tuned for cutting classes, which will focus on men’s sculpting, short hair fundamentals and blending techniques. The Upstyling Series includes The Business of Bridal, Upstyling 101 and Vintage Inspirations. Take a look at the full curriculum listings at fuelhair.com/education.

Make a Statement

“My vision for this website is to provide education on every subject possible for all members of the salon industry. I want this form of education to be concise, super-affordable and comprehensive, yet easy to understand and able to accommodate the various lifestyles we all lead,” says Nik Trowbridge, owner of Statements The Salon and Statements The Academy in Woodbridge, Virginia. She just launched her newest endeavor: The Statements Project, which is a salon lifestyle website that delivers comprehensible, affordable and convenient online education through different membership programs. Contact her at [email protected] for more information.

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