AREA Academy was founded by the core team of multi-award winning salon - AREA Studio. Our mission as an up-skilling facility is to challenge the way stylists think about & approach men’s haircutting. We want to help people in discovering an alternative belief system & different perspective that will ultimately help them in realising their potential.
At AREA Academy our aim is to introduce students of all skill levels to the latest methods of modern mens haircutting in a simplified yet technically effective way. Each & every course will be planned & tailored to the group attending. Making sure we meet each individuals educational needs whether the student is of a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. We do this by committing to getting to know & understand our students through pre course assessments & post course evaluations. As well as working with smaller groups of students to make sure each individual has been given the full attention of our Educators.
Facilitating to each different type of learner is of the upmost importance for us, therefore all our workshops & classes include the 3 primary elements of learning. Visual, Auditory & Kinesthetics. Seeing, hearing & doing. Our aim is to share with students our mindset & thought process when approaching a contemporary mens haircut or style with both the highest level of barbering & hairdressing skills combined. Going through the full process from consultation to execution, breaking down the how & why behind what we do.
All in all, we want to empower our students in their personal development journey by sharing key information that has helped us in ours. This will strengthen their own technical & interpersonal skills so that they can have confidence in sustaining a successful career in our industry.
Our “1 ON 1” option is potentially the most valuable training experience we offer. An intimate & tailored session for YOU & your own personal development needs.
We will get to know & understand each student through an in-depth conversation & our pre-assessment forms. From that we will specifically design a program to help you grow in the areas in which you may struggle with most to help you expand your knowledge on certain areas of men’s cutting. Whether you want to focus on scissor work, clipper work, understanding foundational knowledge, social media or business skills we can give you our full attention to help you in reaching your full potential.
These sessions will use 3 elements for learning- theory, visual & practical to give the best possible understanding of our foundations to each attendee.
Available in-house & across Australia - Open to Hairdressers & Barbers of all skill levels.
What this option entails:
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This option is the most tailored session for personal & group/team development. Through our in-depth initial conversation & our pre-assessment forms we will specifically design a program to help you & your team grow the areas in which you may struggle with most & help you expand your knowledge on certain areas of men’s cutting to maximise the potential of your business. These sessions will use all 3 elements for learning- theory, visual & practical to give the best possible understanding for each attendee.
We offer single or multiple day workshops or we can personalise a module based course consisting of sessions spread across a number of weeks, if not months.
This is an ideal option for a salon team of 4-8 people. Available in-house & across Australia - Open to Hairdressers & Barbers of all skill levels.
What this workshop entails:
Our education team consists of some of the Australia’s if not the World’s best men’s hairstylists, platform artists & educators who have travelled the globe working with some of the biggest mens grooming brands such as Andis & Osaka Scissors.
Each member of the team offers a unique individual style that will showcase diversity within all of our workshops. We understand & embrace individuality & strive to bring out each of our students creativity in the most organic way possible.
Eoin McCarthy - Head of Education
Leigh Winsor - Educator
Our Academy accommodates to limited numbers, and many of our workshops sell out. For this reason, we request that you cancel at least 10 days before your scheduled workshop. This will allow us to offer your spot to another Student/Customer. You may call us or email us to cancel.
Cancellations made 10 days or more in advance of the workshop date will receive a 100% refund.
Please note, we do not offer refunds for cancellations made within 10 days prior to the date of the workshop. However, if you give us at least 10 days notice of your need to cancel, we will credit your payment toward another workshop or a full refund. If you do not cancel with at least 10 days notice, you will lose any payments you have already made.