Salon education solved.

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

Salon Education Solved

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

Love Learning

Courses for salons, stylists, and legendary educators

Love

Learning

Courses for salons, stylists, and legendary educators

Chris Baran uses video and guided practice to get your associates trained more than twice as fast with way less time required from educators. This salon kit includes 10 reusable seats plus a copy of the Educators Edition.
All the skills, all the tools, and all the techniques in one easy hands-on package. Recreate any style you can possibly imagine with the principles of design and finishing. This is how you become the best stylist you’ll ever meet.
Chris Baran uses video and guided practice to get your associates trained more than twice as fast with way less time required from educators. This salon kit includes 10 reusable seats plus a copy of the Educators Edition.
All the skills, all the tools, and all the techniques in one easy hands-on package. Recreate any style you can possibly imagine with the principles of design and finishing. This is how you become the best stylist you’ll ever meet.
Want a loyal and drama-free team that love their jobs so much that clients come more often just to be around them? Chris Baran and Chris Moody present the shockingly easy tricks and tools of leadership you can start using in your salon right now.
Ready to change lives in class, on stage, and online? Need to hit the top of your game starting right now? Live weekly coaching with Chris Baran and Chris Moody is the way.
Want a loyal and drama-free team that love their jobs so much that clients come more often just to be around them? Chris Baran and Chris Moody present the shockingly easy tricks and tools of leadership you can start using in your salon right now.
Ready to change lives in class, on stage, and online? Need to hit the top of your game starting right now? Live weekly coaching with Chris Baran and Chris Moody is the way.

WHAT MAKES THIS SALON EDUCATION DIFFERENT?

✅ WE 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 salon education precisely to take out the frustration and to make room for more wins.

✅ WE MAKE IT FUN

If someone’s not interested, they’re not going to learn much, right? So it has to be high-engagement, high-reward — even for people who never raised their hands in high school. Around here we learn by doing.

✅ WE MAKE IT PROFITABLE

If you had a dime for every time you heard someone say “Time is money” you’d be all set to retire, right? The fact is that making time for training is hard. That right there is the problem we set out to solve. We flip that script.

The Salon Associate Accelerator gets your associates on the floor supporting your team in just a couple weeks. So you’re already able to take more bookings and upsell more services. A few weeks more and they’re performing paid services directly and your more experienced stylists are confidently double booking knowing they have a well-trained team behind them. I don’t have the numbers for your salon handy but I bet that’s a pretty sweet boost to the bottom line already.

Design and Finishing has been a best seller for fifteen years for a simple reason: there is no hairstyle you cannot do, no hair challenge you cannot solve. You know the tools, you know the product, you know how to do any trend haircut as soon as you see it. How much time are we saving just by eliminating the guesswork and the fixes?

Superstar Educator delivers the most elusive of treasures – a happy, loyal, winning salon team. By giving you proven world-class leadership tools and techniques, we make it easy for you to eliminate drama, create confidence, and build a culture where everybody wins (especially you and your business). THAT is a place that clients want to come back to more often.

TESTIMONIALS

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 was so successful he didn’t have the time to train 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 up to his standards.

Clients could sense it, of course. A crackle of chaos. A trickle of tension. A slip in service. And slowly but surely the salon wasn’t so busy any more. Now he had to stay behind the chair because he couldn’t afford not to.

What he needed 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 Chris got to work solving it.

He created the best-selling Principle-Based Design and Finishing system 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 the unsolvable: the Salon Associate Accelerator. 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.

Yes please.

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?

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