Introducing New Salon International 2023 Masterclasses

Published 17th Jul 2023 by Chlo Weldon

Brand new for 2023, Salon International Masterclasses will give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s leading artistic teams and educators, who will be sharing inspiration and education tips for you to take back to your salon.

From Jack Howard demonstrating first-class balayage techniques to Sophia Hilton showcasing strategies to tackle your biggest business challenges, the Masterclasses will share colour and cutting techniques, and dressing and styling tips to inspire, inform, and entertain.

Salon International 2023 Masterclasses


Saturday 14 October: 13.25 - 14.40 

Saco continue to be one of the most exciting and innovative brands not he planet. With new academies now open in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, the International Creative Team led by Richard Ashforth are excited to be returning to the Salon International stage to share their ever-evolving approach towards cutting and colouring techniques.

Always fashion-forwards yet adaptable and wearable, the latest Saco Collection will inspire both your creativity and curiosity, delivering new ideas and moods to take back into the salon.


Get your tickets to the SACO masterclass here.

Jack Winn Pro

Saturday 14 October: 15.00 - 16.15

In a beauty industry where the demand for exceptional education is paramount, Jack Winn Pro presents a masterclass on bolder blonding and cutting with precision. In this look and learn session, you'll delve into the art of colour placement in balayage, master the art of sectioning, and refine your body posture for precision cutting, all while creating some of today's most sought-after looks. 

Expect a class full of 'ah-ha' moments that will simultaneously challenge and empower you. Join Jack Winn Pro in this educational experience and unleash your full creative potential.


Get your tickets to the Jack Winn Pro masterclass here.


Sunday 15 October: 11.50 - 13.05

Revered by the hairdressing industry trade and press as worldwide leaders and innovators of hair, fashion and beauty, Mahogany’s collected awards include Consumer Image of the Year, Best Photographic Collection, London Hairdresser of the Year, Southern Hairdresser of the Year, Best Avant Garde Hairdresser, and Best Training System.


Get your tickets to the Mahogany Masterclass here.

Patrick Cameron

Sunday 15 October: 10:15 - 11:30

When hairdressers look for inspiration for dressing long hair, they look to Patrick Cameron for creativity, inspiration, and motivation. Inspiring hairdressers with his unique blend of education and ability to make even the most complex hairstyles look easy, audiences at his stage performances are always enthralled by the theatrical and entertaining aspect Patrick brings to his shows.


Get your tickets to the Patrick Cameron Masterclass here. 

Sassoon Academy

Sunday 15 October: 15.00 - 16.15

This year, Vidal Sassoon International Creative Director, Mark Hayes promises a look and learn presentation that focuses on innovative craftsmanship and pure technique. “In so many ways this year feels like such an exciting time for the brand and with our new House of Sassoon London location, the team will be in the mood to be more inspirational than ever, join us on our journey for a new evolution of the brand.”

Bringing to life the discipline, methodology and creativity that has kept the Vidal Sassoon Academy at the forefront of hair education for the last six decades, members of the International Colour and Creative Teams will be championing individual looks that show how to create modern, desirable, ‘mood’ hair. “Of course, we are always inspired by our heritage and that will find its way into our new ideas, in cool and maybe unexpected ways," says International Creative Director Mark Hayes.


Get your tickets to the Sassoon Academy Masterclass here.


Sunday 15 October: 16.35 - 17.50

This is the ultimate example of TONI&GUY’s creative education. Designed to expose you to new ideas and approaches in the latest in hair fashion trends and techniques led by British Hairdresser of the Year, Cos Sakkas and the award-winning International Artistic Team.

The TONI&GUY team will inspire and motivate you as they take you on a journey of exciting demonstrations showcasing their newest creative collection of cutting and colouring, inspired by London Fashion Week.


Get your tickets to the TONI&GUY Masterclass here.


Sunday 15 October: 13.25 - 14.40

The Rush Artistic Team led by Andy Heasman will take you on a creative and inspirational deep dive into their philosophy of Strength and Movement, showing how the educational techniques they use in the Rush Academy can be utilised to create work that is not only salon friendly but also motivates you as a hairdresser to create the best work you can.

Showcasing definitive forward thinking cutting and colouring techniques and presentations, along with editorial and session inspired work from Editorial Director, Tina Farey and the Rush Session Team. Cutting, colour and styling techniques all presented in the inimitable Rush style – this is one seminar not to miss.


Get your tickets to the Rush Masterclass here.

Sophia Hilton – Not Another Salon

Monday 16 October: 13.25 - 17.00

Join Sophia Hilton in ‘Leadership for a New Life’, where she shares proven strategies to tackle your biggest business challenges – time and people. Discover how to reclaim your time, overcome team frustrations, and live the life you imagined when starting your business in just four days a week. This course provides mentorship and strategies to help you and your team. Learn effective time management, people management, communication skills, and leadership techniques.

What will you get? An in person ticket, four hour live show, an accountability workbook, a certificate of your attendance.

For the Exclusive VIP Session, you will get a VIP in-person ticket, early entry to meet Sophia (30 minutes before), a four hour live show, an accountability workbook, online learning, 18 videos of the education on the day – four hours of learning, eight hours including activities. You also take away activities to print, and changes you can make with your team the very next day.

£125 or VIP £200

Get your tickets to the Sophia Hilton Masterclass here.

Jack Howard

Monday 16 October: 10.15 - 11.30

Problem Solving and Balayage Tour: A solution-based seminar to look at all the problems you have when painting, and solve them in an interactive look and learn. Clear, fresh solutions to the issues you face everyday. This masterclass is the only time you'll get the chance to see this event in the UK, this year.

Jack Howard is an experienced and professional hair colourist with over 30 years experience on the salon floor and over 20 years as an educator. Widely credited with bringing Balayage to the UK, Jack continues to work on the Jack Howard brand which currently includes education courses, video on demand, hair colour tools, Instagram, and his podcast 'Jack Howard Color the Podcast'.


Get your tickets to the Jack Howard Masterclass here. 

Andrew O'Toole

Monday 16 October: 11.50 - 13:05

Have you always dreamed of shooting your own collection but don't know where to begin? Or are you looking to take your hair shoots to the next level, and be the best? Then this is the seminar for you.

Andrew O'Toole, world renowned photographer, who has shot for the best of the best in the hair industry, will be taking you behind the scenes for the first time, sharing his secrets that can take your next collection to a winning collection. Joining Andrew will be ELEVEN Australia Ambassador, Melvin Royce Lane, who will be styling live whilst Andrew shoots real-time.

"I'm going to share with you the secret tips and tricks I've learnt from working with the world's most awarded hairdressers for the last 25 years. I'll share my insights that can accelerate the image creation process for any hairdresser regardless of their skill level, and save thousands of pounds. Watch me shoot live to learn how simple techniques can create jaw dropping results."


Get your tickets to the Andrew O'Toole Masterclass here.

Click here to get your tickets now for exclusive Masterclasses. Please ensure you have a valid Salon International exhibition ticket to gain access to the session.

Timings may change. 

Chlo Weldon

Chlo Weldon

Published 17th Jul 2023

Chlo writes regular content for the print magazine and website, as well as scheduling the content for HJ’s social media channels. Chlo has a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism and previously worked as Assistant Editor at craft magazine Tattered Lace. After moving to London from her small hometown to be part of the HJ team, she is loving every minute of being involved in the industry. She loves a good treatment and is on a mission for a longer and thicker mane.

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