Pivot Point launches Salonability Workshop in New Zealand
Pivot Point has long been recognised as a global leader in hairdressing education, and their Salonability collection is designed to empower salon professionals with the capability to build a loyal clientele and a profitable column.
‘The Salonability collection is unique in the industry because it doesn’t attempt to teach new styles or what’s trending next season; instead, it delivers techniques and an understanding of how and when to use each technique to get the effect you want,’ says Pivot Point Australia New Zealand CEO, Jane Barrett. ‘We do this through workshopping commercial, salon-ready looks that you can use immediately in the salon, but you come away with so much more, with the ability to create infinite styles and an understanding of why you are making the choices you are.’
Salonability is a highly targeted program designed for qualified stylists who want to grow their clientele and level up their capability in the salon. ‘This workshop is ideal for anyone who has recently graduated or knows that they’re capable of more, adds Jane. ‘Participants often tell us that this workshop fills in the ‘gaps’ for them. They leave feeling confident and excited to take what they’ve learnt back to the salon.’
‘The techniques are like tools, and you choose the tools according to what you want to create and what’s best for the client’, says Sabine Held-Perez, Education Strategy and Technical Director at Pivot Point International. ‘Trend forecasts are becoming more and more suggestive, and clients don’t want to conform to a rule that’s imposed somewhere on the outside; they want to wear their own hair just like they want to wear their own fashion and express who they are, and for hairdressers, it will be really important to get to that essence of who that client is and then let them express that and I believe that this program allows them to be ready for that future,’ Sabine adds.
The workshop is hands-on, with participants workshopping long, medium and short looks over two full days. ‘The workshop is very immersive,’ says Jane. ‘We only take a small group in each class, and we spend time ensuring that you not only master the technique but can see why it is effective and when it is effective so that you know when and how to incorporate this into your own work and with your clients.’
The workshop is led by Vic Piccolotto, Senior Educator – Industry for Pivot Point Australia New Zealand and one of the lead educators in the development of the Salonability collection. ‘It really gives the stylist a whole genre of hair mediums, working with long hair, medium hair and short hair,’ says Vic. ‘Whatever I’m doing can be current, can be on trend, but it has to have some salonability to it, which basically means it has to be salon relevant, and it has to relate to the client.’
Participants also get to continue their learning after the course with their own technical workbook, which includes a QR code for each workshop, giving access to the full-length video. ‘While in the workshop we focus on cutting, the workbook and videos also give participants access to all of the colour techniques, the styling techniques plus the opportunity to review anything from the workshop that they may want to go over again’, says Jane.
At its heart, the Salonability collection and the education that goes with it are about giving hair stylists the ability to create their own lifestyle through the value they provide to their clients. ‘It means that you’re going to be able to make it…have a good living, go on vacation, wear the clothes you want to wear… because you have the stuff that makes you commercially viable,’ says Sabine. ‘Clients will seek you out, and clients will be loyal to you, because what you offer them is a unique result, a unique style that fits like a glove…and helps them express who they are, and when you’re able to do that for your clients that client base will only grow.’
Pivot Point is hosting the two-day Salonability in Christchurch from Sunday, 1st – Monday, 2nd October. For more information and to book, visit https://pivot-point.com.au/events