is also a five-time recipient of the North American
Hairstylist Awards and three time IBS Editor's Choice
award honoree. She has distinguished herself from
her peers by addressing the demand for convenient
cost-effective training with a new web venture.
HairDesignertv.com provides access to tutorials, interviews
from industry experts, documentaries and networking
through the Global Village. Vivienne suggests stylists
take a new approach to learning. Turn your down time
into empowerment time. "Use this space for re-energizing
and learning. Put in a computer with Internet access.
Add mannequins and tripods. Now your stylists can
access HairDesignerTV.com during their down time to
improve their skills".
Not only will this refocus the salon culture, but
also owners will be ensuring that their talented team
is keeping up with the latest styles and trends without
setting foot outside the salon. For top stylists,
this is a convenient way for them to keep honing their
skills and expanding their repertoire.
"Too often, when clients don't show up for an appointment
the stylists don't utilize this time wisely. It's
easy to get exhausted and bored doing nothing, because
waiting time can really drag. With access to the web
site, a stylist can now get fed with a variety of
content, making that time productive." explains Vivienne.
Vivienne Mackinder's collections: Top: "Earth Angels",
lower left: "Bridal" and lower right: "Poets License".