ghd Education: April, May & June 2019

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See below for ghd’s latest education that’s on offer this April, May and June…

The Essential Edit with Samuel Johnson

Welcome to the family! If you’re new to ghd, then this no-nonsense introductory course is for you. You’ll immerse yourself in all things ghd and learn more about our full line-up of professional styling products including the game-changing ghd platinum+ styler, ghd air hairdryer, and our must-have range of curling tools, ghd curve.

As well as learning the benefits of each of our tools, you’ll also learn the lingo to make retailing easy and watch demonstrations of the five fabulous, fundamental ghd techniques:

  • ghd 90 and 180 degree ribbon curls using ghd stylers (on horizontal, vertical and diagonal sections)
  • The pre-blow technique with ghd air
  • The two essential ghd curve wrapping techniques
  • Cost: £75/€87 +VAT
  • Dates: 15th April, Limerick / 21st May, Manchester / 3rd June, London / 20th June, London
  • Level: New to ghd styling


The Blow-dry Session with Zoë Irwin

Master the art of finishing hair with the media’s ‘Queen of the Blow-Dry’, Zoë Irwin. In this session, you’ll bring your blow-drying skills bang up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques and insights into getting the most out of your ghd dryer. You’ll learn how to create the classics for powerful, client-friendly results, then how to update the essentials with trend-led twists.

The session covers:

  • Trend-led blow-dries to create cool finishes and textures
  • How to set and heat-seal a finished look for the longevity that clients demand
  • Blowing out hairlines and other details that elevate your results
  • Cost: £195 +VAT
  • Date: 3rd June, Edinburgh
  • Level: Intermediate to advanced


The Styler Session with ghd Brand Warriors

It’s the star of our line-up and, in this session, you’ll learn how to make the most of your ghd styler. First we’ll show you how to master those go-to techniques that you use time and again, then we’ll show you how to maximise those skills to create new trend-led looks that clients will love. The session will also cover essential knowledge of the ghd styler range – including the incredible new ghd platinum+ to give you endless styling opportunities on the salon floor and leave you fully equipped to transform your client offering.

The session covers:

  • Understanding the ghd styler family and choosing the right tool for your chosen look
  • Sectioning and styler movements to achieve trend-led looks
  • Time-saving methods to improve your service offering and ROI
  • Cost: £195/€225 +VAT
  • Dates: 29th April, London with Chris Southern / 21st May, Dublin with Chris Southern / 3rd June, Belfast with Chris Southern / 10th June, Edinburgh with Heather Robertson / 26th June, Manchester with Ria Kulik
  • Level: Beginner to advanced


The Bridal Edit with Anne Marie McElroy

If you’re looking for a course that brings you up-to-date with bridal styles that are cool, this is for you. This bridal workshop will be aimed at teaching stylists the latest hair-up and styling techniques used on the more fashion-conscious bride. It will cover consultation, styling with cool accessories (ribbon, kela beads, hair vines, fresh flowers, etc.), backcombing, prep, products, tools, working with padding and extensions.

What you will learn:

  • Three looks - Boho bride, Cool Girl bride and Glam bride
  • How to create looks that photograph well
  • How to work with bridal styling to unlock new business for your salon
  • Bridal consultation tips
  • Working with accessories and veils
  • Cost: £220/€255 +VAT
  • Dates: 15th April, Edinburgh / 30th April, Dublin / 23rd May, Birmingham / 17th June, Newcastle
  • Level: Intermediate to advanced with a passion for bridal styling


The Shoot with Luke Benson

Building a library of images is a must-have for any hairdresser, whether you’re creating content for your salon on social media or building your profile in the session world – but there’s more to shooting than just doing great hair. Over two days, this workshop will take you behind the scenes on set with our expert Luke Benson to learn what makes a great shoot, how to maximise publicity from your end results and how to come up with innovative, trend-led concepts. And, to bring it all to life, you’ll end the workshop by producing your own shoot.

The workshop covers:

  • Day one: Go on set with the ghd team, and learn what makes an award-winning shoot – including concepts, make-up, styling and designing hair. You will then follow Luke throughout the day, watching how he works with the photographer to produce finished images.
  • Day two: Today is all about you, and you’ll work with Luke to bring your own concepts to life. We’ll provide two models (with global trade and PR usage), tools, products, art direction, location and set, as well as a great photographer, make-up artist and wardrobe. You’ll walk away with four images, with one round of retouching – all of which can be used for industry awards.
  • Cost: £1,600 + VAT
  • Dates: 20th and 21st May, London
  • Level: Intermediate to advanced


The Texture Maker with Charlotte Mensah

To make every client feel like a queen, it’s essential to be able to work with different hair types and textures. In this seminar, Charlotte Mensah will teach you how to develop your confidence with Afro hair so that you can broaden your skill set and clientele. Charlotte will dispel the myths surrounding Afro hair and teach you some of the tips, tricks and techniques that have helped her become an expert.

The session covers:

  • How to treat, prepare and select the right products for Afro hair
  • Getting the best results from the ghd platinum+ styler
  • How to promote Afro styling services in your salon to grow your audience
  • Cost: £220 +VAT
  • Dates: 24th June, London
  • Level: Beginner to intermediate


The Curve Session with Patrick Wilson

Curls and waves are a client favourite, and who better to learn the latest on-trend looks from than our expert, Patrick Wilson? The master of gorgeous, ‘grammable hair, Patrick has created red-carpet looks for Cindy Crawford, Mollie King and Jade Thirlwall and is renowned for his glam, pristine waves. Find out how to create that perfect ‘Wilson wave’ with a seminar that will guide you through every step of styling with tongs and wands, with tips, tricks and techniques for laidback looks, big bouncy curls and everything in between.

The session covers:

  • Understanding the ghd curve range and choosing the right tool for your look
  • Wrapping and sectioning techniques to achieve trend-led looks
  • Time-saving methods to improve your service offering and ROI
  • Cost: £195/€225 +VAT
  • Dates: 30th April, Belfast / 26th June, Dublin
  • Level: Beginner to advanced


The Social Edit with Sam Cusick

Social media has gone from a place to share snaps with your friends to an essential tool for any serious salon business. Get it right, and the clients, exposure and opportunities will follow. In this seminar, our expert Samantha Cusick will show you how her salon built a dedicated following of over 75,000 people, and how this grew her IRL business at the same time. She’ll share her insight, as well as the dos and don’ts of a successful salon social media strategy.

The session covers:

  • Developing your salon identity
  • Finding and growing your community
  • Taking the perfect pictures
  • Strategies and techniques for success – like when to post for best results, how to hash tag like a pro and the benefits of Business Insights
  • Cost: £220/€255 +VAT
  • Date: 22nd May, Dublin
  • Level: Beginner to intermediate on social media


To book a seminar, email [email protected]

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