At GBH Academy, our goal is to provide quality and affordable education to both salon professionals and cosmetology students. Our focus is to provide and education experience that arms you with techniques that can be used to enhance your skills and confidence and everyday behind the chair. WHAT YOU WILL NOT SEE is educators trying to push products or teaching techniques you will never use. We sell education for the salon professional, pure and simple. Through shared knowledge we can elevate the quality of our industry. We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming classes.
This Hands On Workshop will demonstrate the WHY behind color placement and how to use controlled methods to create the looks your clients are asking for. Many clients bring in photos they want recreated and many stylists have no idea where to start. This workshop will take you back to basics and reinforce the main components that will help you diminish all apprehension when it comes to starting your color processes and delivering the results your clients want. Utilizing 3 techniques Gina will illustrate the importance of elevation, over direction, the angle at which you place your foils, proper technique and formulation. This workshop will leave you feeling confident, controlled and add 3 new techniques to your arsenal so you can deliver happiness to every guest, every time!
-Blueprint Color Techniques-
Foil Stacking + Reverse Foil Stacking
Creating a gradient balayage look without hair painting. Although hair painting and balayage have taken our industry by storm, many stylists after taking dozens of classes are not grasping the concept because it doesn’t speak to their way of thinking. Fear not! Gina herself has a hard time with balayage because she prefers a more basic and methodic application theory, which is why she created the foil stacking and reverse foil stacking methods to show stylists how to create these looks in a foil placement instead of via balayage. The result is longer lasting, more controlled, with more lift and with less sessions than a traditional balayage service – leaving your clients thrilled with the end result.
The GBH Foil
Get back to basics with foiling, foil placement and formulation for highlighting and low lighting. Gina will show you how she trains each one of her team members to deliver a perfect foil placement based on the guests haircut and color history. This technique will also help you have the confidence to tell a client exactly what they need based on the look they want.
Who should take this class:
This class is extremely SIMPLE so all levels of stylists are welcome to attend. Going back to basics is an amazing thing to do when you have so many techniques thrown at you from all different artists. Although social media is a fabulous platform to showcase your work, we are being saturated with 50 different ways to do the same exact thing. All of the hair generally looks the same, and although some techniques are extremely simple, many are over complicated and have a lot of fluff added to them. This class is for the stylist who wants to know how to achieve ANY look, on ANY guest. It will be an inspiring reminder of the basics, connection to the haircut and hair texture and a methodical way to approach any look.
GET READY FOR THE HALLOWEEN AND HOLIDAY RUSH! This class will show you the techniques you need to create amazing special effects makeup and fabulous glam makeup. You bring a model and we will split their face into a gore vs glam inspired look! We will provide all materials, all you need is a model and your creativity!