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Salon Associate Accelerator

Salon Associate Accelerator

The Big Why

Chris Baran is known for the best-selling design and finishing education used by thousands of stylists in salons and schools all over the planet.

This course combines his 40+ years of education experience in consultation with some of the most successful salons on the planet so that you can get on the floor as a trusted member of the team fast – about twice as fast as any traditional apprenticeship system.

  1. We bring structure, videos, and assessments
  2. Your salon trainers bring guidance
  3. You bring the energy

You have a ton of control here. Associates who put in the practice time will move up the ladder fast.

Finding Your Way Around is Easy


Desktop: Always at the right side of your screen.


Mobile: "Navigation" near the top right.

Getting Those Skills

1 We show you how to do a thing.

2 You practice it and make some notes.

3 You show your trainer that you own it.

4 You start delivering it to clients.

5 We show you how to do the next thing, and so on.

Journal/ Debrief

Don’t skip the journal/ debrief. That’s like stopping part way through a movie because you think you figured it out. You might be missing the real discoveries.

By themselves, mistakes are just mistakes. But when you debrief the experience, you turn mistakes into learning, and learning is winning, and around here we celebrate all wins. When you put it that way, failure’s not even a thing. It’s all wins.

Always take a few minutes to debrief with a partner and journal your discoveries. Discuss questions, take pictures, chart your progress. Resolve challenges with your trainer. Wins on wins on wins.

Journal/ Debrief

  1. Tap the image to download and print a copy of the journal sheet.
  2. Write down any questions you have so far.
  3. Sit down with your trainer or the lead educator to resolve your questions.
  4. Keep your journal sheets and photos to chart your progress. Future You will love you for it.

The Assessments

Once you’ve had a chance to practice and get feedback, you’ll be itching to show off your skills. Schedule your assessment with your trainer, show up prepared, and knock it out of the park. A passing score means you are qualified to start performing that service for clients immediately.

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