The Essential Online Courses for Salons and Freelancers Right Now
As full-time, part-time, employed and self-employed stylists are able to work again,, HJ has created a list of the essential online courses for salons and freelancers right now ranging from business and social media to technical and creative courses – the options are endless!
The essential online courses post-lockdown for salons and freelancers are…
FREE interactive virtual sessions with 3.6.5 Salon Education (sponsored content)
Having been back in action for over a month now, Director of 3∙6∙5 Salon Education, Ken West will look at what salon life has been like post-lockdown, the challenges you may have faced and how you can ensure your business continues to grow during the difficult times ahead.
Ken will be hosting a FREE interactive virtual session in August 2020. This will be limited to the first 12 delegates that register their interest. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions ahead of time that you’d like Ken to answer during the session.
Register your interest via email to [email protected].
Essential online complimentary salon management courses
As a member of 3∙6∙5, you will gain access to our unitised Business Builder Salon coaching programme. Forming the framework of your business; the Business Builder units will provide you with all the essential information you need to drive your salon business forward These units will be delivered to you in a mix of webinar, interactive online tutorials, online support resources and (when permitted) physical classroom formats.
Following completion of the Business Builder Units you can choose to revisit elements that you feel you may need help with as well as exploring our specialist units and exclusive team days. Our program contains a vast amount of information designed to benefit salon owners, salon managers, receptionists, stylists and aspiring stylists.
On top of this you will gain access to our larger club events with a mix of in-house and guest presenters delivering up to the minute business building information. Previous guest speakers have included Andrew Barton, Beverly C and Hellen Ward.
If you would like to find out more about how 3∙6∙5 can help your business to grow then please contact us for an access code to watch the online complimentary Salon Management Masterclass.
This masterclass is designed to challenge your thinking regarding topics such as:
- WHY discounting can be harmful to your business
- WHEN to raise your prices
- HOW to understand exactly how and when your salon makes money
- HOW to increase profit.
Register your interest for the complimentary online Salon Management Masterclass via email to [email protected].
3.6.5 membership benefits
If you join our club, what do you get for your investment? As a member of 3·6·5, you are allocated education units that you can use to grow your business. These units are flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs. You will also have access to the members’ only area of our website where you will find educational content and support resources. You will also have access to our office based team who will provide you with constant support and guidance. You will also have access to our closed members’ only Facebook group, which is a priceless resource of information and support from fellow members. Depending upon your chosen membership package you may also have access to personalised, one on one, VIP coaching.
For more information email: [email protected] or call 0845 659 0015
The essential online course for becoming a curling expert
Name of the online course: The Styler Edit
How it will help you post-lockdown: This course, which is led by ghd’s UK and Ireland head of education Janine Jennings will be available until the end of July. It will provide you with the curling techniques you need for quick, effortless styling that will elevate you to the go-to curling expert in the salon.
Time to complete: 4 hours
How to book: email [email protected]
The essential online course for salon owners
Name of the course: 14 Days to Work on Your Business with Liz McKeon
How it will help you post-lockdown: Over 14 podcasts, Liz will introduce you to the essentials of business success for you to work on post-lockdown. The podcasts include attracting and retaining the best staff, improving your management style, marketing esssentials, growing your retail revenue, generating testimonials, seasonal business opportunities and managing yourself.
Time to complete: 202 minutes
Price: Free to Wella Salons
How to book: education.wella.com
The essential online course to expand your skillset
Name of the course: Masterclass How it will help you post-lockdown: “I’m focusing on other skillsets to create a total package as opposed to focusing on the elements I already do. Masterclass is incredibly insightful as it covers a wide range of specialised topics in different fields such as photography with Annie Leibovitz, film making with Martin Scorsese and cooking with Gordan Ramsay and Massimo Bottura,” explains Fudge Professional global brand ambassador Jonathan Andrew.
Time to complete: It depends on the course
Price: £14 a month
How to book: masterclass.com
The weekly show for staying up-to-date
Name of the course: The Hair Show
How it will help you post-lockdown: “The Hair show is a weekly online programme brought to you by hosts Dom Lehane, myself (Georgia Bell) and Jordanna Cobella. It’s jam-packed with hair news, education, advice, competitions and hairy gossip,” explains UK Denman ambassador Georgia Bell.
Time to complete: It’s an ongoing programme that lasts 1 hour 15 minutes every Monday at 7pm.
How to book: Go to How to Cut It’s Facebook Page
The live seminar on classic barbering techniques
Name of the course: Erik Lander Classic Barbering Demo Live
How the course will help you post-lockdown: Take part in this classic barbering techniques seminar to get a snapshot of Erik’s work and refresh your own skillset for working a busy column in the salon.
Time to complete: 2.5-hour seminar
Cost: £115 including VAT
How to book: Email the KAO and Goldwell academy on [email protected]
The essential online courses for classic cutting
Name of the course: Sassoon Online
How the course will help you post-lockdown: “Sassoon Online provides an instant connection to the world of Sassoon education from classic cuts to colour correction, conversations and creative presentations,” explains Sassoon international creative director Mark Hayes
Time to complete: Monthly subscription
Price: £15 a month
How to book: sassoon-online.com
The essential online courses for protecting your staff and clients
Name of the course: Salon Protect – Virtual Training How the course will help you post-lockdown: This course, which is led by the Henkel PPS Team will cover health and safety, what to expect after lockdown and also how to manage staff during this time.
Time to complete: 1-hour
How to book it: SKPevents.co.uk/virtualEduk8
The essential online courses for colour correction
Name of the course: L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Keys 2 E-Learning
How the course will help you post-lockdown: Colour correction will be a buzz word for everyone post-lockdown. This course is about pure corrective techniques when you are trying to remove unwanted colour or a client comes in wanting to go lighter or darker. This course will ensure you are equipped to deal with your clients’ demands.
Time to complete: Learn at your own pace
Price: Free until August
How to book: lorealaccess.com
The essential online course for furloughed apprentices
Name of the course: TONI&GUY Salon Foundations Cut and Colour
How the course will help you post-lockdown: This course is ideal for any apprentices that may still be on furlough or anyone who has been out of action for 12 weeks. Refreshing your fundamental techniques will help you to create beautiful, feminine looks for your clients. For colour it includes highlights, t-sections, microlights, contouring and balayage and for cuts it covers layering, one lengths and graduation.
Time to complete: Bespoke to teams or individuals
How to book: email [email protected]
Finally, no course needed for this one… Learn how to achieve any result for your blonde clients by following the simple steps below (sponsored content)
Introducing Wella Professionals BlondorPlex
Blondor, Wella Professionals’ expert lightening range to achieve any result you want for your blonde clients, now has a new member of the family with the addition of BlondorPlex.
Bond builders have now become a standard additive in many blonding services. Wella Professionals introduces for the first time a lightening powder with a Bond Builder Technology included.
The new revolutionary BlondorPlex, with easy preparation and up to 97% less breakage*, has the same lifting performance. *when using Wellaplex No.2 with BlondorPlex vs BlondorPlex alone
BlondorPlex can be used for scalp and in-foil services.
- Up to 7 levels of lift while reconstructing bonds inside the hair with BlondorPlex technology
- Multi-blonde results
- Dust free
- Anti-yellow molecules
How to use:
Mix BlondorPlex with Welloxon Perfect and apply to the hair where desired lift is required. Develop for up to 50 minutes or until desired lightening is achieved. DO NOT USE HEAT.
After desired lift is achieved, rinse thoroughly and apply Wellaplex No2 for 10 minutes. Always complete a BlondorPlex service with a Wellaplex No.2.