Kaizen Academy

Davines Academy Education

From the Japanese word for continuous self-betterment, Kaizen is all about getting to the top of your game. Kaizen combines hands-on cut, color, styling, makeup, and photo shoot workshops and practicums, creating a comprehensive toolkit that enables you to discover your true potential, draw out your inner creativity, and showcase your work in its best light.

As a student of Kaizen, you’ll learn directly from me and my hand-picked team of professionals. Each excels in his or her art form. It’s an immersive educational experience like no other. Contact us and begin the practice of continuous improvement towards your optimal professional self.

Kaizen Educators

Kaizen Academy Courses

Advanced Blonding

  • Colorists will utilize the fundamentals they have learned in Kaizen’s Balayage and Natural Illumination classes to personalize their bleaching work during our Advanced Blonding class.
  • Customize, combine and learn new bleaching placement as well as additional toning practices to elevate your bleaching services.

 

Afro Haircutting

  • Optimize your approach to addressing the special needs of your curly hair clients.
  • Join our curly hair experts as they share their methods to obtain optimal control while maximizing shape for your textured clientele.
  • Utilize both dry and wet cutting techniques as well as experience best practices for product usage and styling techniques.

 

Balance your Color Books

  • To guide stylists efficiently and effectively through consultations, formulations, and applications that work specifically with their books.
  • To increase value of service technically and increase service dollars. Work smarter not harder.

 

Balayage

  • The objective for this class is to understand dimension and reflection through painting graduated colors; this class will focus on proper brush stroke, the correct mixing ratios for the appropriate amount of lift, and benefits of this specific technique.
  • Achieve flawless results with proven in-salon techniques for this timeless color effect.

 

Bob & Shag

During this two-day training attendees will use both shears and razor to execute a bob and shag.

 

Braiding Outside the Box

  • Explore a wide variety of techniques from salon-friendly knots and braids to editorial looks.
  • We will share the skills necessary to perfect placements, tension, partings, uniformity, and sizing of braids. Learn to take looks from classic to creative and back again.
  • Understand the incorporation of braids in all styles from bridal trends to fashion statements.

 

Bridal Breakdown

Refine the classic fundamentals of down and up-styling as well as learn advanced techniques for all types of bridal styling.

 

Brides “maid” Easy

  • Learn go-to styles for bridal hair in this Express Bridal class.
  • Maximize your efficiency while minimizing your time.
  • This class will provide back pocket techniques for making the most of all hair types and large bridal parties.
 

 

Coloring Outside the Lines

  • This is an in-depth formulation class that will study the chemistry behind formulating with all the color systems within Davines.
  • Formulation will include traditional, corrective, and creative color results allowing for a complete understanding of all coloring scenarios.

 

Curly Haircutting

  • Optimize your approach to addressing the special needs of your curly hair clients.
    Join our curly hair experts as they share their methods to obtain optimal control while maximizing shape for your textured clientele.
  • Utilize both dry and wet cutting techniques as well as experience best practices for product usage and styling techniques.

 

Dry Cutting

  • Perfect for the stylist who does not like to follow the conventional rules of haircutting. Dry hair cutting is much more intuitive than wet hair cutting. Dry hair cutting requires a specific approach to read growth patterns and work with the natural fall of the hair.
  • The instruction will cover many unique cutting techniques to both enhance and control textures in the hair. Dry hair cutting allows you to see the shape come to life as excess hair is carved away.

 

Foiling Solutions

  • From tools to technique, stylists will discover our methods for successful foiling.
  • This class will dive deep into customized foiling practices to help achieve timely, effective results.
  • Foiling Solutions focuses on horizontal, vertical, and diagonal patterns for maximizing time.
  • Stylists will be able to use these skills immediately behind the chair increasing their client satisfaction and revenue.

 

Form, Function, Paint

Deep dive boot camp that guides the colorist through comprehensive and practical applications of a variety of foil placements and hand painting.

 

Form, Function, Fade

Men’s grooming is often a neglected art. While under intensive guidance you will work on a live model and view demos by our Kaizen stylists. This course will cover scissor, razor and clipper techniques.

 

Form, Function, Flow

  • Strengthen your knowledge of the core principles behind haircutting in this intensive seminar.
  • Instruction will focus on how to cut hair – and more importantly – the why behind it. This will include in-depth exploration of the key principles of form, function and flow; form being technique, function being the purpose of the technique and flow being the marriage of the two.
  • This seminar allows the attendee to leave with the experience and understanding to confidently and immediately implement these principles with their clientele.

 

From Start to Finish

  • Upgrade traditional blow-dry techniques to address the needs of your current salon guests while attracting new clients.
  • You will experience multiple finishes that will address all textures of hair for a variety of results.

 

Graduation and Layering

  • A cutting class that immerses you in the theory and execution of creating weight and eliminating weight.
  • This class will provide confidence in creating interior shape within a haircut.

 

Men’s 1-day Cutting

  • A cutting class that immerses you in the theory and execution of creating weight and eliminating weight.
  • This class will provide confidence in creating interior shape within a haircut.

 

Natural Illumination

  • Meet the needs of today’s clientele by offering options beyond traditional hand painting.
  • This course will explore foil placements as well as techniques to achieve a natural, dimensional “lived in” look.

 

Perfect Fit

  • Experience the planning and execution of multiple haircuts with complimentary hair colors.
  • Our team will work together to provide both a demo and workshop allowing attendees the opportunity to both cut and color multiple times during this two-day class.

 

Photoshoot Class

  • Communicate your talent through photos. This workshop allows an intimate opportunity for 5 stylists to work side by side with our award-winning team to create images for editorial, commercial, or competitive use.
  • Every image starts with inspiration. Learn with the Kaizen team to bring your inspiration to fruition. The team will assist you beginning with developing your mood board. From there, you will create your inspiration on live professional models beginning with hair, makeup and finally clothing design and photography.
  • This interactive, “hands-in” format allows you to create an individual concept from start to finish and includes retouched images for your personal portfolio.

 

Razor Cutting

  • Understand the fundamentals of using a razor (both straight and guarded blade).
  • During this training, stylists will leave with the confidence to use a razor for creating space, movement and texture for all of their clients’ needs.

 

Revolution

Meet the needs of today’s clientele by offering options beyond traditional hand painting. This course will explore foil placements as well as techniques to achieve a natural, dimensional “lived in” look.

 

Up, Down and All-Around Styling

Our 3-day intensive styling class will offer the opportunity to see and execute styling for finishes from salon guests, to red carpet looks and editorial styling.

 

Vibe and Flow

  • This class lets the student decide what they will learn. Each attendee will choose 4 haircuts during the 2 days they wish to be guided through.

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