Confessions Updo/Braids Workshop Breakdown / by Jenny Strebe

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I can't tell you how thrilled I am that my hair salon educational programs have been taking off! Ive worked as an hair educator for over 8 years now, and 2 years being independent salon educator really paving my own way! I love the freedom to create my own braids and updo looks, breaking down the hairstyles as I see fit and creating my own hair educational programs. Since I get so many email inquiries about my classes, I decided to do a post on what my classes are like if you have ever wondered and/or were wanting to sign up you can get a feel for what you can expect. 

I offer two types of class tickets. I offer a demo only class option from 10am to 1pm for $175 where I can take 20-40 students at a time. This option is perfect for my more visual learners. Since hairstylist are so artistic and we all have different learning styles, I wanted to give a cheaper version of my classes for those who can watch a technique and be able to replicate it with no hesitation or problems at all. In the 3 hours of this option, I go over 4 completely different looks and then spend 15-30 minutes on how to build your business on social media. The four looks I go over will include two bridal looks and then two braids that are currently trending in todays beauty industry. 

One of my niches as a hair educator has been I can really break down up styles and braids in an easy manner by simplifying the sectioning patterns and or as I call it "piecing my updo puzzle" together. Not only am I strong at simplifying complicated looks, I always teach styles that are really salon friendly and you would be able to make more money the following day inside the salon by utilizing the easy yet fast techniques that are trending in todays beauty world. 

The other option of class I offer is a full day of the 10-1 demo only combined with a 2pm-4:30pm hands on portion for $350. This is a perfect option for my beginners or anyone that wants to fully embrace the styles I demo and have lots of one on one time with me. I limit the hands on portion of class to no more than 18 students. The reason why I want to do that is because I believe the students that are attending the hands on, need a bit more attention and I want to make sure I can give it to them. Inside class we go over all 4 looks that I demoed as a class and then I will teach you some of my favorite IG picture taking techniques. 

If you are a student that is staying for my hands on portion, I require you to bring in your own model with medium hair texture that is at least where their hair length at least falls to the bra line.  Since we will be going over how to take a good Instagram photo I recommend when choosing your model, you want to make sure there is some kind of tonal difference in their hair for the style to pop in your photos. Which I will go over in class as I feel like knowing a few of my secrets will help build your IG picture quality in no time! 

And last but not least, if you are attending demo only you just bring your pretty self but if you are coming for hands on, I recommend bringing the following items in your kit:

KIT LIST FOR HANDS ON: 

  • Comb
  • Hair Clips
  • Hair Elastics
  • Bobbi Pins
  • Duckbill Clips
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Pin Curl clips
  • Large round brush
  • Texture Spray like Kenra or Label m
  • Workable Hairspray
  • Salt Spray
  • Shine spray

And last but not least, if you are interested in attending any of my courses, you can head to my Confessions Classes right HERE that is updated regularly or if you want me to visit your salon email us at Class@confessionsofahairstylist.com 

 

Photos courtesy of Lauren J Photography