From studying these soft skill lessons you will increase your value behind the chair. Learn the power of a 5-star consultation and develop a deeper connection with your guests. Understand how to read face shapes and learn how to design facial framing that makes your client look her very best. Understanding the Wheel of Fashion will take your basic designs from ordinary to extraordinary. This lesson will deepen your appreciation for fashion confirming that we are a vital necessity to the ever changing world of fashion. I have found that my greatest learns have been assisting iconic hairdressers, being able to see the world through their eyes, and our lessons on assisting will set you up to be successful. A great assistant will get a call back on a photo shoot, seminar or hair show! In daily salon life a great assistant is a valuable asset. In fact, your growth will be determined in how you support the salon and become a team player. To put the icing on the cake we finish with some inspirational content to get you excited about your career and its future. Enjoy and let us know how this changes your life.
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.
Launched in 2002, HairDesignerTV.com is a fee-based educational platform designed to provide hairdressers with basic and advanced techniques through video step-by-steps and instruction. Mackinder posts collections as well as live workshops. Memberships vary in price and length, allowing hairdressers the freedom of when and how to use the site based on their specifications.
Mackinder’s collections and imagery remain sought-after from editors both domestically and internationally. She has been a frequent contributor to the runway, working as key hairdresser behind the scenes with Vivienne Westwood, VH1, Vogue Fashion awards, showcasing the Oscar winning awards of Edith Head during Paris, London and New York fashion weeks. Television experience on QVC, Celebrity Signature Infomercials to her work being shown on Lifetime and the Discovery channel. She has been a celebrity hairstylist working with people like Katie Couric for NBC today show, Down Town Julie Brown from MTV, Entertainment Tonight, Ricky Martin, Ricky Lake, Boy George, and Princess Cecile Bourbon and many others.
Vivienne's skills and passion for her craft are continuously recognized in an ever-changing industry despite the rapid turnover of trends. Mackinder was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from NAHA in 2009, the International ICON Award from the Irish Hairdressing Federation in 2011, the Leo Passage Educator of the Year Award from Intercoiffure in 2012, the Visionary Artist Award in 2013 as well as the AIPP Best Commercial Award in 2014.
Through her many years in beauty, Mackinder has remained at the forefront and her name is recognized as often as her work. She is driven by her mission to hone and share her artistry with those working to take their careers to the next level.