Programs of Passion from Matrix Education Is Back

Now in its third year, the innovative Programs of Passion from Matrix Education is back with more classes, more top Matrix artists and yes, more passion for the art and craft of hairdressing than ever before.  Among the sure-to-sell-out programs this year are Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas’s “Celebrity to Reality,” Matrix Artistic Director and NAHA Winner Nicholas’s French’s unique “Back to the Future,” and Matrix Artistic Director Dan Csicsai’s “More Than Balayage.”  Also, back by popular demand, is Matrix Artistic Director and Latina hair expert Robert Santana, with a new program entitled “B to B:  A Brunette's Journey to Lightness.”

This series of education programs allows Matrix Artistic Directors and Designers to craft unique sessions around the topics and techniques that reflect their personal passions.  They’re held in “host” salons serving as Matrix Regional Academies around the country, giving stylists a wide variety of education options in their preferred areas.

This year, the Matrix Regional Academies are:


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Gemini Salon & Day Spa, Chelsea, MI

Salon Glo, Valencia, CA

Andreas Hogue Salon, Northbrook, IL

Joseph Cozza Salon, San Francisco, CA

Esteem Academy of Beauty, Ogden, UT

Vito Mazza Salon & Spa, Woodbridge, NJ

Posh 22 Salon and Spa, Coon Rapids, MN

The Loft Salon, Boston, MA

In addition to the programs offered by Papanikolas, French and Csicsai, programs for 2016 include:

Advanced Cutting & Texturizing Techniques/Daniel Roldan

Pathway to Creative Cutting/Sean Hayes

Cut & Color Synergy/Steve Waldman

Foundations of Hairdressing/Michael Albor

Create Your Signature Haircut/Tarra Dean

Razor’s Edge/Franco Della Grazia

A New Perspective/Chrystofer Benson

Color Savvy/Cori Randall

Heart + Hair = Imagine A Program of Passion/Lenny Strand

“We created Programs of Passion to give our artists the opportunity to share the techniques and concepts that truly ‘speak’ to them,” says Matrix Vice President of Education Martin Dale.  “Doing so has resulted in one of the most authentic and inspiring education programs in the industry, one that keeps growing year in and year out.”

For more information on these Matrix artists and their Programs of Passion, plus class schedules and registration, visit

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