What can we do for you?
Change lives every day on stage, in class, and in the salon.
MAKE IT EASY
Nobody has time to learn how to learn. It’s got to work right out of the box. We agree 100%. We’ve spent forty years developing this precisely to take out the frustration and make room for more wins.
MAKE IT FUN
If I’m not interested, I’m not going to learn much, right? So it has to be high-engagement, high-reward, even for people who never raised their hands in school. We get hands in hair immediately, and we learn by doing.
MAKE IT PROFITABLE
Teaching new associates used to be a money pit. Not any more. We’ll help you hire the right people, and we’ll get them supporting your team on the floor in two weeks. And they’ll be generating revenue directly two weeks after that. With 90% less effort from your educators so they can focus on levelling up your resident pros.
Oh you’re a stylist? Perhaps we can interest you in knowing everything you’ll ever need to know about design and finishing. Get master editorial-level skills on your own schedule and be ahead of the trends for the rest of your life.
Would you like the world's best educators at your service full time around the clock for a couple dollars a day?
Chris Baran has owned a salon or two. He became an owner because he was frustrated that his boss couldn’t (or wouldn’t) give him the training he wanted to advance his skills. “Fine,” he said, “I’ll go do it myself. And just watch: I’ll train MY people to be the best.”
And that’s exactly what he did. And for a while it was incredible. They were booked out months in advance. But as his business did better and better, his time got squeezed managing it all. He has so successful he didn’t have the time he wanted for training his people.
And sure enough, one of his rockstar stylists left because she didn’t feel supported enough. And then another one. He brought on new people but he was so busy picking up the slack that he couldn’t commit enough time to training his new hires the way he wanted them trained.
Clients could sense it, of course. A crackle of chaos. A trickle of tension. A slip in service. And slowly but surely they weren’t so busy any more. Now he had to stay behind the chair because he couldn’t afford not to.
What he needed – desperately – was someone at least at his level to take over the training so he could focus on building the business. Of course there was no way he could afford that. It was an unsolvable problem.
So he got to work solving it.
He created the best-selling Principle-Based Design and Finishing system (back when DVDs were a thing) used by thousands of stylists in salons and schools all over the world. He kept going. He grabbed his good friend Chris Moody and they created the Superstar Educator program to share everything they knew about leadership. Together they host the Global Peak-Performance System for elite facilitators online every week.
And now, forty years after his unsolvable problem set him on the path, he has come full circle, with a program specifically designed to solve it. Owners get their time back. Educators have time to elevate the whole team, and associates get world-class training that gets them on the floor far faster than ever before possible. And at the price, any salon can afford it.
What’s the Word?
I’m a very experienced professional, yet Chris raised my level in every way, even confidence in myself. Chris embodies the three most important aspects of a trainer: a world-best technical ability, a proven artistic eye (second to none) and most importantly the desire to see those he helps succeed.
This is the Harvard of Hair Design. Simply the best A-Z must have skills training available to salon professionals. Design and Finishing are for everyone: from right out of school or 30 years in the business. The impact of learning the cause and effect of the principles will make the difference between being an average stylist and being highly successful.
Valerie Arnold - Aacardi The Salon, facilitator for over 30 years.
I facilitate more effectively not just in the classroom but in my salon. This is working smarter; not harder.
Tammy Reynolds - New Zealand
I came into this broken and beaten up. Now I'm full of passion and I've got the spark again!
I'm now able to go from concept to stage like a professional. Everyone was amazed at my confidence, my conflict resolution skills, and my successful backstage team. I am forever grateful.
Sandra Joseph - Artist Educator, Matrix
Chris Baran rose to prominence with the likes of Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell. Chris has trained thousands of stylists and educators around the world to understand hair and to change the lives of those learning from them. More than a decade ago, he developed the best-selling and easy to learn Design and Finishing system so that anyone who wanted it could learn to truly understand hair, instantly knowing how to create and recreate any style, any time. Goodbye Guesswork, Hello Guest Work.™
He soon realized he could do more to help. Most educators in the beauty industry know more about hair than they do about education. Chris reached out to rockstar Chris Moody to join him in developing a system for training the trainers in salons and schools. Combined, they bring more than 60 years of education training to the beauty industry. This system is a sharply focused set of tools every educator can start using right now, because who’s got 60 years to learn this stuff?