Andrew Smith Education

Andrew Smith has had an incredibly successful career in hairdressing to date and is recognised as a top educator and trainer by some of the world’s largest professional brands in hairdressing.  Most recently his contribution to British hairdressing was recognised in the highly acclaimed Salon Business Awards when he was one of only 6 British Hairdressing talents to reach the finals of the UK’s Ultimate Stylist Category 2017.  He has a huge passion for education and training: he began his career at the world renowned Sassoon Academy and following on from this, he became a member of the first ever Wella Sebastian Cult team.  Education with Andrew Smith offers incredible inspiration and expert training!

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Not only does Andrew run 3 successful Hampshire salons and is a finalist in the 2017 Salon Business Awards Ultimate Stylist category, he is also a regular backstage on fashion shows with brands that include L.K Bennet, Versace and Henry Holland and was spotted behind the scenes at this years Cannes Film Festival .  As you would expect, Andrew’s in high demand with local clients and celebrities alike, he can often be found taming the tresses of celebrities including Alexa Chung and Sophie Ellis Bexter.  His work has been published in trade journals & glossies and he has invaluable advice to offer regarding
photo-shoots, social media promotion and entering competitions.

Andrew regularly runs courses with local distributors and offers bespoke in salon courses that are tailored to the individual salon’s requirements.

Please see below the courses available and email andrewsmithsalons@gmail.com to find out more information on the course dates.

SUPER BALAYAGE (LOOK & LEARN)

Who should attend

A great course aimed at Graduate level or experienced colourists who want to be inspired to take their colour creativity to the next level and learn new techniques to create bespoke hair colour.

Overview

A brand new course in which Andrew empowers colourists with the knowledge and confidence to take their balayage skills to the next level.  During the half-day course, delegates can sit back and be inspired by watching Andrew demonstrate ‘Super Balayage’ which has become his trademark colour technique.

Andrew will educate on the techniques and benefits of using his bespoke ‘Super Balayage’ system to ensure when you go back to the salon, you can create colours that your clients immediately fall in love with making sure they would never dream of visiting another salon again.

Next Course Date

Monday 5th February at Wonderful Life Hair Supplies (call 023 9316 2024 to reserve your place)

THE PERFECT BOB

Who should attend

A great course aimed at Graduate level or experienced stylists who want to reinforce knowledge/re-fresh/learn new techniques to create the most classic bob shapes.

Overview

During this course the participants will enjoy demonstrations of the classic one length bob and the very technical graduated bob and after watching them being performed they will then re-create the looks on model head blocks.

Models

We strongly advise the use of quality head blocks for this course as it gives the participants the freedom to create the very shapes they desire without the added pressure of the client demands.

Next Course Date

Monday 26th March at Wonderful Life Hair Supplies (call 023 9316 2024 to reserve your place)

 

FASHION WEEK STYLING

Who should attend

This course is aimed at those who are interested in editorial and high fashion styling.  Ideal for Level 3 hairdressers who would like to become involved in session and shoot styling.

Overview

This is a full day course that concentrates on the fundamentals of Session and Editorial styling.  During the morning Andrew will focus on his most recent looks from various Fashion Weeks, and cover the planning process including inspiration, capturing and nurturing the inspiration and communicating with designers.  The afternoon is workshop style where you will work on either blockheads or long-haired models.

 

FOUNDATION CUTTING

Who should attend

A great course aimed at Graduate level or experienced stylists who want to reinforce knowledge/re-fresh/learn new techniques to create the most classic shapes.

Overview

During this course the participants will enjoy demonstrations of the classic short uniform layer and the uniform long hair layers and after watching them being performed they will then re-create the looks on model head blocks.

Models

We strongly advise the use of quality head blocks for this course as it gives the participants the freedom to create the very shapes they desire without the added pressure of the client demands.

CLASSIC CUTTING

( 2-day course combining the perfect bob and foundation cutting courses)

Who should attend

A great course aimed at Graduate level or experienced stylists who want to reinforce knowledge/re-fresh/learn new techniques to create the most classic shapes.

Overview

During this course the participants will enjoy demonstrations of the four most classic shapes and after watching them being performed they will then re-create the looks on model head blocks.

Models

We strongly advise the use of quality head blocks for this course as it gives the participants the freedom to create the very shapes they desire without the added pressure of the client demands.

CREATIVE CUTTING

Who should attend

This course would suit hairstylists with a minimum of around 2 years cutting experience and whom are looking broaden their skills and receive new creative ideas for use in the commercial salon environment.

Overview

During this course the participants will enjoy demonstrations of two creative cuts and will then re-create the looks on their models. The participants will be given creative ideas to liven up their columns.

Models

Participants can bring along a model who is looking for a change and are open minded to creative options OR the use of model head blocks would be a great way to ensure that the participant can be as creative as they wish without the pressure of the client’s needs.

INSPIRATIONAL AFTERNOON (demonstration only)

Who should attend

This course is aimed at those who wish to sit back and soak up new techniques/ideas to broaden their skills in cutting and colour.

Overview

During the afternoon the participants will enjoy demonstrations on creative cutting and colouring on live models. There will be time given for questions and answers on anything milkshake or no

inhibitions. There will be a live catwalk at the end to showcase the looks and to give the participants an opportunity to get up close to the styles and examine the end results.

Next Course Date

Monday 5th February at Wonderful Life Hair Supplies (call 023 9316 2024 to reserve your place)

THE PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE

Who should attend

This course is aimed at those who are interested in putting a collection together to promote themselves/ their salons or build up their own portfolio. The course will talk through every aspect from the idea to the final shoot day and picking the best shots.

Overview

Participants will go through all the planning involved before a shoot – gathering inspiration ideas and creating mood boards etc. they will receive insights from a photographer, make up artist and a clothes stylist so they can pick their brains and gain little tips. Participants will then witness a live photo shoot on pre-prepared models and will be given the opportunity to re-style the looks so that they can receive one fully edited image for them to take home with them.

FASHION WEEK STYLING

Who should attend

This course is aimed at those who are interested in editorial and high fashion styling.  Ideal for Level 3 hairdressers who would like to become involved in session and shoot styling.

Overview

This is a full day course that concentrates on the fundamentals of Session and Editorial styling.  During the morning Andrew will focus on his most recent looks from various Fashion Weeks, and cover the planning process including inspiration, capturing and nurturing the inspiration and communicating with designers.  The afternoon is workshop style where you will work on either blockheads or long-haired models.

SOCIAL MEDIA POWER HOUSE

Who should attend

This course is aimed at offering valuable education to Salon Owners and members of the team who are interested in using the powerful opportunities that are available on social media platforms to increase local awareness of their business and drive new business through the salon door.

Overview

This exciting course will look at social media to increase salon profit and build brand awareness.  Andrew will guide you through the do’s and don’ts of promoting your business online whilst investigate the tools available to ensure that posts are exciting, engaging and professional.  You can expect to be inspired to return to the salon with immediately actionable ideas on how to use social media to grow your business based on successful examples and case studies.

SIGNATURE WAVES

Who should attend

A great course aimed at Graduate level or experienced stylists who want to reinforce knowledge/re-fresh/learn new techniques to create beautiful waves and curls.

Overview

This course will investigate the broad selection of  waves and curls that have flooded the catwalk and participants will enjoy demonstrations on how to recreate this variety of looks in the salon.  Andrew will overview the styling products and tools that he believes best to achieve these commercial looks.  Participants will then re-create the looks on their models.

Next Course Date

Monday 11th June at Wonderful Life Hair Supplies (call 023 9316 2024 to reserve your place)

 

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Client testimonials

The staff were first class and I even had a pre wedding pamper day for the wedding party. I was so impressed with the stylists and make-up, I would definately recommend them.
Andrew Smith Salons is absolutely first class for bridal hair. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get the perfect style and service for their big day. I couldn't fault them.
I searched for a good hair and beauty salon in Waterlooville for a long time - I found Andrew Smith Salons and I've never looked back! Everything from the treatments to the service is first class. Top marks
I use both the hair and beauty salons and they are both first class. I've always been treated with the utmost care and attention and nothing seems too much trouble. The hair cuts and treatments aren't bad either!
Andrew Smith Salons is the only hair salon to go to in Waterlooville! The team are amazing and it's such a great atmosphere - I know I'd never go anywhere else