Hairdressers - Listen up! It’s time for a refresh…

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With 34 years’ experience under his belt, Nelson Brown is a multi-award-winning hair educator who travels the world cultivating ideas and trends with his history and heritage as a Vidal Sassoon Creative Director at the root of his trade.

Nelson Brown assists the ultra-amazing Sam McKnight, the world's greatest hairstylist, and is part of ‘Team McKnight’, working backstage at Paris, London, and Milan Fashion Weeks. From Paris Couture to Men’s Fashion Week, his bank of knowledge is endless.

With all these skills and experiences together, NB is excited to bring a wealth of international hairdressing experience back to his region - Dumfries & Galloway.

NB invites you to join him in an immersive learning experience at his Summer Seminar Sessions 2022. Split into three sessions, these seminars are perfect for newly qualified or experienced stylists who would like to level up their skills or who would simply benefit from an energising day in the company of like-minded people.

CLASSIC CUTTING – 13th August 2022

Layering, Graduation, One Length cutting…

Scared of a bob or pixie cut? You’re not alone. This one’s for you!

This course will help you gain the confidence and give you tools to finely tune, tweak, and refine the classic shaped haircuts. The day will cover all the key points of working with short, mid-length, and long hair.

How should you hold the hair in your fingers? What’s the right tension required during cutting? How should you negotiate growth patterns and different crowns? Fringes – where should they start? Where should they end? Scissors, combs, clippers… We’re going to discuss it all to ensure you leave knowing how to maximise the result for your client.

Is there a haircut that scares you? Well, this is the time to learn the ‘CLASSICS’ and overcome the fear.

  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Lunch included
  • £200
1-2-3 CURLY HAIR – 14th August 2022

Embrace the Curls…

In the current climate, the importance of how to style curly hair has been overlooked. Many people are unaware of how to cut it, style it and most importantly – what products to use on it to maintain the shape. Most stylists approach curly hair in the same way that they would approach straight hair.

This course will show you the differences and will give you the knowledge to deliver the correct curly process.

  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Lunch included
  • £200
COUTURE-TO–CHAIR – 29th August 2022

Salon Commercial Hair…

Walk, walk, fashion, baby. Work... Work it, I'm a free b!tch, baby!

Having the ability to encourage new and individual ideas on clients is a skill that we all desire in this creative industry. After all, it’s what keeps clients in the chair and money in the business.

Couture in fashion is the most creative process, but how do we link that to our clients and their lifestyle? We all know that clients can be scared to step out of their comfort zone… fashion is a formidable word, but we all wear it!

Couture-to-Chair will empower you to sell your creative idea, shape, or style to your clients. Ensuring you are confident in your work, and they are confident in their new look.

  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Lunch included
  • £200

Vidal Sassoon once told me - 'knowledge is power, but sharing is passion' - Nelson Brown

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