The DESIGNER PROGRAM is designed to take a new stylist onto the floor within 6 to 9 months comprising of 86 video tutorials ranging from 5 to 25 minutes in length. As each unit is completed with an average score of 3 and above, only then should the stylist move onto the next course. The stylist may be able to work on their own clients after successful completion of Soft Skills, Blow Dry, and Styling Courses. While doing so they should continue to train in hair cutting techniques. For the seasoned stylist this course will also offer great value teaching methods that many never have been taught in school or in other workshops.
Much like the way her horses transport her to a world where nature inspires the colors and shapes of her hair creations, Vivienne Mackinder’s images transport hairdressers to a world where creative talent is only limited by one’s imagination. Founder of HairDesignerTV.com and seven time winner of the North American Hairdresser Awards (NAHA), Mackinder has worked alongside some of the most respected names in professional beauty.
Upon graduating from the London College of Fashion, Mackinder worked for Vidal Sassoon, eventually becoming his artistic director. In 1990, she left London for the United States to work with Trevor Sorbie as his international creative director. During her time working with both, she learned valuable lessons that she instills in hairdressers as she works to help them advance their skills, either through in-person workshops, industry events and online through her eponymous site and HairDesignerTV.com.