Earlier this month I had one the most amazing and inspiring experiences of my professional styling career. I'm not sure I completely believe it yet, but I actually had the opportunity to meet and train with the International Creative Director for Sassoon, Mark Hayes who is based in London, England. I was one of 6 hairstylists in Canada who attended a three day Collection Course in Toronto with Mark Hayes and Tracey Sakosits, the Regional Creative Director for Sassoon from L.A. The course started with an inspiring look and learn presentation and onstage demonstration by Mark of the newest Sassoon Collection. The rest of the course was spent behind the chair working with a model under the careful direction of Mark in preparation for a professional photoshoot.
My love for Sassoon education is of no surprise to my clients, friends and family but actually meeting Mark Hayes is something I never thought would be possible. It seems that the few times I have been in London, England for a course, I've never had the opportuntiy to introduce myself to him. When the time came I was so nervous I actually had to remind myself to breath so I wouldn’t faint.
I truly believe that what Mark Hayes and the rest of the Sassoon team is doing is changing the world of hair as we know it. He is a modern day artist and I am so happy that I finally got to tell him how much I admire him and how I will continue to live and breath the precision way of Cutting and Coloring Hair the Sassoon Way in our Edmonton salon.
Carole Lemire & Mark Hayes
Onstage cutting demonstration.
The model team after the look and learn demonstration showcasing the newest Sassoon collection.
Tracey Sakosits, Regional Creative Director for Sassoon and Carole Lemire.
Colour was the word of the day.
Wishing I had a tape recorder handy right about now.
"So I am going to need you to hold your chin to the left so I can cut this straight line, but I'm also going to
need you to take some pictures".
...is the name of the game with Mark.
With the help of some of Mark's final touches, my model is almost ready for the bright lights.