Change lives every day on stage, in class, and in the salon.

Making the Case
for Automated Education

Every salon owner wants a trained team. For many salons, this means the owner has to do all the heavy lifting – taking time away from their own chair to train the stylists, and bringing in expensive outside professionals once in a while. It’s hard, it’s inconsistent, and every minute away from the chair is lost revenue.

After a combined 60+ years of training with the best in the world, we’re building a salon education system with two simple objectives:

Pick Your Prescription

Because every salon (and school) is different

You Do It

Get Design, Finishing, and the Trainers Playbook. Perfect for teams with lots of experience and a hands-on owner.

We Help

  • a Superstar Educator account with full access to it all
  • regular coaching for your education manager with Chris and Chris
  • progress and results tracking for each stylist account
  • onboarding program for new hires
  • prescription playlists

We Do It For You

Chris or another team expert will set up your whole education program for you, and coach your education manager on an ongoing basis. All you have to do is relax. And maybe pat yourself on the back for a job well done.


What started out as a system for hair design has developed into a complete turn-key curriculum solution for training stylists and educators. Facilitation, Design, Finishing, it’s all in the Superstar Educator program.


Salons are the heart and soul of what we do. We help turn your staff into your team. We know learning together is the best way to bring a team together. This is also the fastest, most efficient way to onboard new hires. Win win win.


Most stylists know just six haircuts. Yep. And most stylist careers last just 7 years. We think you deserve more. Our Design and Finishing courses give you the ability to create and recreate any style any time. Guaranteed.


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.


Allen Furlan

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!


Linda Friesen

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

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Our Story

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?


Get on the path to becoming a superstar of salon education starting right now.