ICONS & LEGENDS
August 26th – 27th, 2018
Follow hair industry leaders and legends, Damien Carney and Nicholas French, out of your comfort zone and into new levels of hairstyling imagination. As part of our ongoing Icons & Legends destination education experience, you get a rare opportunity to learn up close and personal with some of the industry’s most legendary hairdressers. Held at Nicholas French’s Skyfall Academy in beautiful Palm Springs, California, this intimate artistic 2-day workshop will elevate your artistry and hone your technical skills. You’ll learn first-hand how to create the kinds of editorial-ready precision hairdressing to compete in such competition as the North American Hairdressing Awards!
Open to only 15 hairstylists. Light breakfast and lunch provided as well as cutting mannequin. Secure your spot today!
- Nicholas’ blue print and sketching technique to take any inspiration and translate it into true hair art
- 2 new and trendy haircuts from Damien and recreate them yourself, one modern and street-ready and one high fashion look
- To create clean, runway and Red Carpet ready hair that clients (and any camera) will love
- Unique hair setting techniques
- The essential back combing techniques insider hair legends have used for over a century to simulate volume
- Master level skills in interpreting any celebrity look a client wants, and customizing it to suit them
- To effortlessly creative runway-ready waves
- Easy to execute up-do’s for any occasion with a fresh editorial and runway feels
- Nicholas’ legendary forms and foundations he’s successfully used for over a decade to create NAHA looks
- Nicholas and Damien’s countless take home tips and tricks from a lifetime behind the chair, backstage and on set
- WHEN: August 5th & 6th, 2018
- WHERE: Skyfall, Palm Springs, California
- LIMITED TIME OFFER: $1500.00
Seating is limited. Payment options include full payment of $1500.00 or $750 deposit to guarantee a seat with balance $750.00 due by July 5th, 2018.
NOTE: Mannequin heads provided for hands on work
Light breakfast and lunch provided on both days
Diploma upon conclusion
“FASHION IS FLEETING TECHNIQUE REMAINS THE SAME REALITY HAS ITS LIMITS IMAGINATION IS BOUNDLESS.” – NICHOLAS FRENCH
EXTRAORDINARY – VISIONARY – BREATHTAKING. These are just a few of the words to describe the creative genius of Damien Carney. Undeniably one of the most accomplished hairstylists in the last 20 years. Carney has amassed a portfolio reflecting a who’s who in fashion and beauty, music and film. Such stars as Ryan Gosling, Grace Jones, Olivia Munn, Trudie Styler, super models including Abbey Lee, Jodie Kidd and Karen Mulder.
A career woven with honors and accolades and numerous TV appearances. His awards include multiple finalist and judge at NAHA, Naha Winner Master Stylist 2017, Winner Intercoiffure for best image in Avant Garde category, Voted Modern Salon Magazine’s “50 Influential Hairdressers – Trendsetters” in 2008, Finalist in the prestigious AIPP Coiffure Hairdressing Awards in Paris, Winner of British Hairdresssing Award, “Mens Hairdresser of the Year”. Most impressive feature of Damien Carney’s DNA is his talent as a hairdresser, visionary and a great photographer. His outstanding ability to be a mentor and superb educator. In summation that is why Damien Carney falls into the category as an Icon and a Legend in our industry.
Nicholas French hails from a world famous British hairdressing family. Having owned several salons in the UK, he has expanded his interest to work in print, video and even motion pictures.
Nicholas has traveled extensively producing 1,500 high energy educational shows for professional hairdressers worldwide including the USA, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Croatia, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Holland Switzerland, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and Thailand. His presentations range from small hands-on seminars to shows for over 5,000 people. He has received many “best main stage” and educational awards.
Nicholas’ exploits have extended to designing the runway hair for such designers as Emanual Ungaro, Eres, Luca Luca, Apana Bawa, Guess Jeans, Levi, Doll House, Mavi, Eres and Betsey Johnson. He has appeared on Fashion TV, E Channel, Channel 7, Asia Today, Oprah, Good Day New York, and the Today Show. His work runs the gamut of producing and developing trends to film and print work with top film directors and photographers. Most notably, Nicholas has been invited to appear 10 times at the Alternative Hair Show.
Nicholas’ Awards and Achievements include being a four time winner North American Hairstylist of the Year Award for Avant Garde. He has been a finalist twelve times.Nicholas’ skill set is diverse; Cutting, Finishing, Dress Work, Long Hair, Runway Shows, Trade Shows, Seminars, Motivational Speaking and Inventor. Artistic Director for Matrix/L’Oreal.
– TESTIMONIALS –
Unforgettable experience. Thank you so much.
Samantha Giasi, Old Bridge, NJ
Amazing experience. Can’t wait for another class.
Giselle Reyes, Manville, NJ
Incredible, Inspiring. Looking forward to the future.
Sherinne Cosme, NJ
This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and enjoyed every moment of it.
Danielle Speed, Galloway, NJ
– THE PERFECT PLACE TO LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW –
Classes are held at the Palm Springs home of Nicholas and Carole French.
Resembling a group of emerald rings nestled in a rock garden, SKYFALL, the residence of Nicholas and Carole French sits on a rocky hillside in the Cahuilla Hills neighborhood in south Palm Springs. For Travel and hotel accommodation information, please click here.
Photos by Millicent Harvey