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Push your boundaries as a session hair stylist

A 10-month accelerator for just 200 session stylists looking to go beyond the salon. Delivered online and in-person, you’ll create work, get one-to-one coaching and feedback from top beauty experts, and have access to the world's greatest experts and emerging talent.

Meet the experts

Session stylist, Redken global creative director

Coco Rocha
Model and brand director, NOMAD MGMT

Kathy Philips
International beauty director, Condé Nast Asia

Harry Josh
Session stylist, Creator of Harry Josh Pro Tools

Vittoria Filippi Gabardi
Beauty editor

Arden Fanning
Contributing beauty editor, Vogue US

Zöe Irwin
Session stylist and ghd UK brand ambassador

Jade Taylor
Senior beauty editor, Nylon Magazine

Gary Gill
Session stylist and men's groomer

Megan McCluskie
Bookings director, Harper’s Bazaar UK

Mynxii White
Beauty editor, Schön! Magazine

Vanessa Belleau
Head of consultancy for EMEA, WGSN

Cassie Steer
Beauty director, InStyle UK

Premier Hair & Makeup
Leading hair and makeup agency

Spencer Spaulding
Co-founder, Forward Artists agency

Personal development experts
New for 2017

Polly Morland
Award-winning author

Samantha Clarke
Coach and consultant

Eric Maisel
Psychologist and creativity coach

Who it’s for

This program is for just 200 ambitious and brave hair stylists who are hungry to unleash their creativity and enjoy more variety in their work.

You will have established strong technical skills from working in a salon, but you want to break out and push your boundaries, both creatively and professionally. You will have experience of session work, and will be committed to doing whatever it takes to do more of this kind of work that you love.

If you’re ready to dream big and join our talented alumni network of 2,500+ global fashion professionals spanning eighty different countries across the world, then this accelerator is for you.

Hair: Mel Goldmann

"When the program ended, I signed a contract with a huge agency. They’re really impressed with my recent work, including the projects I created as part of Mastered. They told me I have the strength to go for something bigger."

Mel Goldmann, Hair: Mastered alumni
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Your year ahead

Over ten months, you will be set tasks by leading industry figures, create new work for your portfolio, get expert feedback, meet new collaborators, work with a personal coach, and get access to exclusive opportunities and exposure, on a once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery, growth and professional development.
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Stand out from the crowd
To stand out in the crowded session styling world, you need to truly understand the industry and what makes you different within it. At the start of the accelerator, we’ll help you gain a deeper understanding of your creative voice and the direction you want to take it in your career. You will create a clear plan for how to make yourself standout as a professional and break into the world of session work.
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Unleash your creativity
If you’ve ever felt frustrated about your work lacking variety, you’re not alone. Many hairstylists are concerned how monotonous jobs will lead to their skills behind-the-chair stagnating. This program has been developed to push you into undiscovered realms of creativity. You will learn from leading experts about their creative process, and develop the skills needed in research and storytelling to come up with your own brilliant hair concepts.

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Discover all the avenues of session work
From editorial and campaign work, to runway shows and celebrities - a session styling career can be as glamorous as it is varied. Throughout the year, we will expose you to all the possibilities the session world offers, along with arming you with the knowledge and mentality needed to flourish within it.
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Learn how to get paid for the work you love
Knowing how much you’re worth. Finding an agent. Balancing paid salon work with unpaid editorial. Deciding to assist. Knowing which jobs are right for your career and which are not. These a just some of the million dollar questions we deal with as we prepare you to be fully equipped for your increasingly diverse career path.

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Make the connections you need to create great work
We’re here to help you make the connections you need to push your career forward and strengthen your portfolio. During the program you will work on four exciting collaborative projects with the rest of the Mastered accelerator network - artists like yourself who want to rise to the top and make their mark. Get the creative confidence to approach others, make connections and start creating amazing work. This is just the start of where the network could take you.
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Have your work critiqued by industry experts
Even the best hairstylists never stop learning, so a key part of the Mastered accelerator experience is giving you the opportunity to learn from masters themselves. Throughout the 10 months on the program, you’ll receive feedback from industry experts – on your images, your creative process, and your portfolio – always tailored to your own goals and aspirations.

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Build your profile.
You’ll finish the program with a clear plan for building your personal brand so that it stands out in the industry and gives you the recognition you deserve. We’ll help you translate your work into a powerful online presence, and have you create a social strategy that tells your creative story to the world. You’ll leave with a stronger portfolio, and a confidence in how to present it to the people that matter.
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Get one-to-one support to drive your personal growth
When you join Hair: Mastered, you won’t be doing it alone. A whole Mastered team will help ensure you get the most from your 10 months on the program and beyond. You will have a personal coach and a dedicated talent manager, both committed to helping you push your boundaries as a creative. Beyond the program, our alumni manager ensures you are kept connected with our network and suitable industry opportunities.

You'll leave the accelerator with
A portfolio developed with feedback from industry experts
Four fresh creative projects for your book
A new network of more than 2,500 creatives in 80 different countries
Redefined career goals, based on ten months of rapid learning and consistent feedback and coaching
Guaranteed exposure from the industry showcase at the end of the accelerator
Connections from exclusive Mastered Live events
The personal skills to evolve and thrive in this ever-changing industry
Clarity on who you are as a session stylist, your goals and your vision

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How it works

The first of its kind, these accelerator programs have been built to get you 
the skills, network, exposure and attitude you need to succeed in a
 rapidly changing fashion industry.

Includes an invite to exclusive global event

We believe in blending online and in-person learning, which is why during your program you’ll be invited to attend one epic and extraordinary event from a choice of three iconic global locations. Attend Mastered Live and you will experience an incredible weekend of collaboration, connection and creation.

One-to-one coaching sessions on-demand

We passionately believe in the importance of developing the right attitude and mental approach. Which is why on our accelerator programs you will be able to book unlimited coaching sessions throughout your 10-month experience. These will help you develop the resilience, confidence and mental strength needed to take your talent to the next level.

Fund your future

With our range of flexible payment plans, no-one should let finance stand in their way of making it. We’ll be on hand after you’re accepted to find the plan that’s right for you.

Remember, investing in this accelerator is tax deductible as a business expense.

10-month program
Starts early 2017
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