The hair product company Matrix stopped by the Salon Success Academies Upland campus on February 10, 2011 to work our Student Ambassadors and expand their product knowledge. This class was part of a regular series of Matrix classes that our Ambassadors participate in every 3 months. 24 Ambassadors attended the February class, which covered cutting, coloring, and styling.
“Our ambassadors work hard on charity and school events all the time, and one of the "perks" of the program is they have the opportunity to participate in special classes like this,” explained Susan Turner, Vice President at Salon Success Academies.
During the class, the ambassadors followed step by step instructions from Matrix educators, recreating the styles on mannequin heads. The Matrix educators taught them color blocking and craft foiling techniques, while sharing time saving tips for applying color. The Ambassadors loved the experience, with one sharing that “This class was mind blowing, fun, and very hands on.”
In addition to the color lessons, the Ambassadors also experimented with pixie cuts, styling with a round brush, and creating a dry finger wave using a curling iron. All off these hands-on lessons will help our Ambassadors become better stylists.
“I’m excited to tell my schoolmates and friends about my experience and the things I learned,” another Ambassador shared. “I wish I could have a class with them every day!”
Of course, the beauty industry isn’t all about specific cutting and coloring techniques. The Matrix educators also shared their personal experiences working in the beauty industry, including job opportunities, advice on building a strong clientele, and tips for selling retail products. One Ambassador shared that, “I now know that retail is one of the most important aspects of our job.”
Salon Success Academies’ ambassadors aren’t the only people who participate in Matrix classes. Each campus holds a Matrix theory class every six weeks, where all students participate in live demonstrations and classes with Matrix educators.
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About Salon Success Academies
Salon Success Academy offers five locations in California's Inland Empire, in Redlands, Fontana, Upland, San Bernardino, and Corona. Our mission at SSA involves caring for every student as a member of our family, furnishing the chance to finish their educational objectives as affordably as possible. SSA incorporates first-hand, real-world practice of the principles of cosmetology, skin care, and nail artistry. The campus teams with members of the beauty industry to educate our graduates on the technical and customer service skills they need to succeed in their careers.