Home' INSTYLE Magazine : INSTYLE JANFEB 2015 Contents SHOWPONY WORKSHOPS AND ACCREDITED
EXTENSION EDUCATION PROGRAM
2015 WILL SEE new and innovative education programs added to
the Showpony Professional agenda. Furthering the existing offering
of an accredited education course supporting national TAFEs and
hairdressing colleges, Showpony has added creative and practical
workshops to the mix.
e education programs will take a multitude of forms, including
an Introduction to Showpony Professional evening, which offers
attendees a taste of the brand, a myriad of workshops and the
accredited hair extension course. e practical workshops will include
lessons in tape hair extensions, weft hair extensions, creative hair
extensions and a masterclass.
Showpony now offers education at Certificate II level, as well as
Certificate III, and has proudly expanded the program nationally.
"At Showpony we are passionate about setting exceptional
educational standards and we strongly believe that a qualification in
hair extensions will provide students and apprentices an advantage
with prospective employers, increase their value to current employers
and raise the standard of hairdressing in general," said Showpony
Director, Stephanie Mason.
MATRIX PRESENTS DESTINATION
IMAGINATION IN SPAIN
1800 MATRIX HAIRDRESSERS spent three days in
Andalucía, Spain, in a colossal hands-on workshop that saw
seminars in colour, cut, styling and business development.
Uros Mikic, Mat Johnson, Paul Ricupito and Paul Dorio
formed the Australian styling contingent for the 2014 event.
Attendees experienced classes through the facilitator of
Google Glass technology, while anyone unable to attend
could live stream the event online.
e Barceló Punta Umbria Beach Resort and Convention
Centre was transformed into a business learning centre by
day and the home of eclectic hair shows by evening. A stand
out live show came in the form of the 'Graffiti Nation' Trend
Collection from the global Matrix Artist Collective.
In business, the Salon E-Motion presentation was touted
as a highlight, with the L'Oréal Professionnel Products
Division model offering new techniques on business
development, centred on customer satisfaction.
LOOK GOOD FEEL
LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER
(LGFB) teaches cancer
patients how to manage the
effects caused by cancer
treatments and is looking for
stylists to lend a helping hand.
e LGFB workshops
include sessions pertaining to wigs, head coverings,
skincare and makeup, helping patients cope with
problems of hair loss, eyebrow loss and skin changes.
A small team manages the charity comprised of 1500
trained and certified cosmetic, beauty and hairdressing
professionals who volunteer their time and talents
into helping these patients. More than 115 000 patients
undergoing cancer treatments have participated in the
program, which now offers about 1000 workshops around
Australia in over 180 venues.
Hairdressing volunteers must have a minimum of one
year full-time or equivalent industry experience, as well
as a recognised certificate or diploma.
SHORTCUTS PRESENTS FUSION
FUSION, THE LATEST version of Shortcuts is now available. e
software includes some powerful new S.M.A.R.T. System features
that help maximise cash flow and profitability. It allows salons to take
upfront payments when clients book online, eliminating no-shows
and securing income.
Another benefit is the constantly-improving loyalty and membership
features. "All-new Loyalty and Memberships features make it easy
for you to reward your most valuable clients in a way that suits the
way you do business," Shortcuts Evolution Manager, Jo Burgess
explained. "By offering members specific benefits and regular payment
options, you will keep them coming back for more and secure your
As for the loyalty program,
the new features give salons
the freedom to decide exactly
how and when clients use
their loyalty points, making
keeping track of the program
simple. It even automatically
sends a statement to clients
letting them know how
many points they have
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