Hairdressing Educational Courses Calendar – July and August

by charlottegw / last updated June 25, 2018

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From wig making courses to bridal hair how-tos and fashion trend seminars to courses about fades, there are a wealth of options to expand your hairdressing knowledge. Here is HJ’s calendar of upcoming courses and events in 2018. First up, this is what’s coming up in July and August.

What: Electric Sessions
Where: Electric’s Brighton studio
When: 1 July, 17 September and 19 November.
More info: This evening event gathers stylists from across all six Electric salons, plus stylists from Electric salon stockists. The sessions keep stylists up-to-date with trends, shows and innovative ways to use the brand’s products and learn the techniques the Electric Art Team have created. Electric regularly invites outside guest presenters to host evenings and non-Electric hairdressers are also welcome.
Contact: To attend, email

What: Toni & Guy Fashion Fix

Where: Toni & Guy Academies in London, Manchester and Edinburgh
When: 2-3 July
More info: Learn different techniques from Toni & Guy’s International Artistic Team and bring catwalk hair to your salon. Master everything from intricate braiding techniques, variations on up-dos and hair accessory placement, all derived from London Fashion Week.
Contact: Email your nearest academy. For London, email:, For Manchester, email: or for Edinburgh, email:

What: Welcome to the Creative World of ProStyles
Where: ProStyles Training Facility in Hertfordshire
When: 2 July
More info: This event is an introduction to ProStyles covering the brand’s hair, methods and training. ProStyles is the only extensions brand to offer a City & Guilds qualification as part of its training. The session is free, but booking is necessary.
Contact: To book or to find out more about the brand’s full range of extensions courses call 0800 389 7105.

What: BaByliss PRO Backstage Story
Where: London Leeds
When: 2 July in London and 4 July in Leeds
More info: This hands-on three-hour workshop will give attendees an insight into the session world. Leading stylists Sam Burnett and Ben Hards who work backstage at fashion week will share their tips, techniques and creativity. You will explore two catwalk looks and master the essential skills.
Contact: Visit for more information.

What: L’Oréal Professionnel Classic French Balayage
Where: Multiple locations, including Belfast at the Andrew Mulvenna Salon
When: 6 August and 5 November in Belfast
More info: Now one of the most requested colour techniques in the world, balayage comes in many different variants. This course was inspired by a French hairdresser who shared the classic technique with L’Oréal Professionnel. The course runs throughout the year at different venues and dates across the UK.
Contact: Visit and for more information.

What: Wahl’s Creative Advanced Gents
Where: Wahl HQ, Kent
When: 6 August
More info: Wahl’s Creative Advanced Gents course is made up of demonstrations and in-depth practical sessions to update your basic skills and learn new techniques such as Simon Shaw’s famous ‘flick and smack’ texturising method.
Contact: Visit for more details and other upcoming courses.

What: Headmasters Afro Styling
Where: Headmasters Putney Senior Academy
When: 11 and 12 August
More info: This course is dedicated to producing session stylists who are confident working with all hair types backstage and on set. Diversity in fashion is essential and Headmasters is committed to making sure there are no skills gaps in this area.
Contact: To book, email or call the Headmasters Academy on 0345 459 7791.

What: Sassoon 16-Week Postgraduate Course
Where: London Sassoon Academy
When: Starts 20 August
More info: Perfect for newly qualified students or those eager to extend their learning, this 16-week course covers modern hair techniques and immerses attendees in the abc series and contemporary work of Sassoon. The course is divided into three levels, which gives you the opportunity to attend the Sassoon Advanced Academy course for one week and provides all of the prep you need to complete a photo shoot at the end.
Contact: Call 020 7399 6902 or email for more information.

What: Rainbow Room International Master Retail
Where: Rainbow Room International Academy, Glasgow
When: 27 August
More info: This course is hosted by Rainbow Room International’s salon director and learners will develop their consultation technique, discover how to analyse hair types and how to prompt clients to buy products. The course is suitable for all hairdressers who want to increase their retail income.
Contact: To find out more call 0141 221 0400 or email

This article first appeared in the June issue of Hairdressers Journal. 

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