EDUCATION FOR MOTIVATION AND GIVING YOU BETTER HAIR!!

Have you ever wondered what we do on our days off? Or how we magically know where those highlights should be?? The mystery is revealed…


Education is super important to us. Growth and mastering our craft is something we take seriously. Since we opened in April, we have attended classes in California, Pennsylvania, New York City, hosted in-house events, and attended online education classes. Education = Motivation; which in turn helps create better hair for you.

Last week, our color team headed into New York for an advanced balayage (hair painting) class. Davines, our primary color line, focuses on bringing the best education to our area. The ladies spent the day with Sal Misseri of Kaizen Education, a twelve time finalist for NAHA … which is like the academy awards for hairdressers.

 Sal Misseri at ION Studio NYC

Sal Misseri at ION Studio NYC

Allie, Liz, and Rachel began the morning with a demo on comprehensive theory; covering the when’s, why’s, how’s, and what-if’s of hair painting. The class went in-depths in the technical area, especially in relation to the new Davines Century of Light, Liberty Lightener. Why should you care what lightener we use? Well, it turns out Davines has introduced a super special re-bonding agent within the lightener that replaces Olaplex, saving your wallet from the added product and keeping your hair in the healthiest condition.

 Blurry Us-ie ( like a selfie with many, lol ) during hands-on training.

Blurry Us-ie ( like a selfie with many, lol ) during hands-on training.

The second portion of the day was spent working on doll heads, perfecting the new approach to balayage. Having an educator present to correct unknown habits, or to bounce ideas off of, is really what helped open creative doors. Communicating real life scenarios and using some of the guests as examples helped to clarify and learn. Everyone came home with the same feeling of inspiration, and a stronger grasp on how they plan to elevate their color game.

 End Result of 9 hrs of intensive education! (by Rachel)

End Result of 9 hrs of intensive education! (by Rachel)

Education doesn't always mean learning something new; sometimes it’s about staying sharp or experiencing a different perspective. Our team is highly educated and we seek the best of the best within our industry to train with. We only grow from being challenged and pushed though the uncomfortable. That’s totally when the awesomeness happens!

We can’t wait for your next color appointment!!!

Happy Hair,

MalloryZ