8 Free Virtual Education Opportunities

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An incredible number of brands and beauty professionals are offering free virtual education, given the state of the world and the industry amid COVID-19. We've rounded up a list of all the free opportunities and how to access them here. Get learning!

BELLAMI will offer $100,000 worth of the brand’s education training. More than 100 professional stylists will receive complimentary access to the BELLAMI Hair Professional Master Extensionist Certification program, retailing for $800. This robust, hands-on course will be offered to stylists allowing them to become certified to install 4 methods of hair extensions via a 2 day certification course hosted by the BELLAMI Professional Education Team. Stylists will be chosen through a contest hosted on @bellamihairpro from April 15 to April 22, with winners announced on April 24.

Kérastase Paris is offering a six-week digital education series on Instagram, providing an opportunity for artists, ambassadors and salons to stay connected and engaged with professionals and consumers during unprecedented times through curated IG episodes. Leading hairstylists will host episodes each week on their channels, touching upon various topics including self-care, business tips, technical tutorials and product play.

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Matrix is leading free education with a new lineup each week in the Matrix Virtual Classroom, led by icons like Matrix Artistic Directors Michelle O’ConnorMichael Albor, and Technical Director Leah Sterk, covering everything from texture and up-do techniques, Tech Tuesday, and answering viewers' burning questions in a wrapup Q&A.

Moroccanoil has implemented a weekly cadence of digital classes free on the Moroccanoil Professional Instagram page, @MoroccanoilPro. Check back weekly for new classes.

Sam Villa is releasing the entire Aspire Tour DVD Series digitally. The collection includes BOBology, Curlicious, Cut Outs, The Convertible and The V, and can now be accessed on YouTube @SamVillaHair. Plus, Villa is leading a free two-Day Online Hair Show called The Show Must Go On with the entire Sam Villa ArTeam. See Villa, Andrew Carruthers, Anna Peter, and Jesse Linares live on 4/19 and 4/20 in an open forum where viewers can ask questions and interact with the team.

Wahl Professional is providing free barbering education to barbers and stylists each week through the company’s Facebook page with the help of the Wahl Education and Artistic (W.E.A.T.) members. It's hosting Facebook Lives twice a day with various WEAT educators, who are providing step-by-step instructions and answering questions on how to create a collection of different looks. The clipper co is also hosting Instagram Lives, in which followers can get to know the selected WEAT members and learn how they are handling the slowdown in business during these times.

Wella Professional is offering more than 100 free provide business and skills education classes in Coty’s Virtual Classroom and @WellaEd Instagram Live

ULTA Beauty is hosting Unveiling Beauty, a new Facebook Live show for professionals happening three times a week. Catch hosts Nick Stenson, SVP Salon Services and Trend, and Ammon Carver, Chief Artistic Director, talk with new special guests in each show

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