Vivienne's new collection expresses the duality of
women. Feminine romance and the power of androgyny.
"That woman… is a success who loves life, and lives
it to its fullest; who has discovered and shared the
strengths and talents that are uniquely her own, who
puts her best into each task and leaves each situation
better than she found it; who seeks and finds that
which is beautiful in people and all things; who's
heart is full of love and warm with compassion; who
has found the joy of living and peace within herself."
Spread her wings
Based in New York City, Vivienne grew up in London
and subsequently opted to 'spread her wings' to the
United States. She has been honored with numerous
awards, including the much coveted North American
Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) (five times), the most recent
being "Masters," and the prestigious IBS 'Editors'
Choice Awards (three times).
Vivienne is an 'in-demand' featured guest artist-educator
for premier international events worldwide and her
work is consistently published in the international
press. She founded the 'Roots and Wings' educational
program in New York City to much acclaim. Her career,
as a master stylist, is divided between her salon
clientele, editorial and advertorial shoots, advertising
campaigns and countless special events as featured
artist, not to mention her work for entertainment
entities, MTV and the VH-1 Fashion Awards.
As a session stylist, she has collaborated and designed
hair collections for runway fashion collections in
New York, Paris, and London.
Not Just a Hairdresser
Vivienne's is the founder and producer of the "I'm
Not Just a Hairdresser" , an exciting, informative
and inspirational documentary film series which will
inspire a new generation of professionals and re-inspire
the seasoned stylist who may be facing 'burn out'
syndrome, or questioning what's next in their career.
"I'm not just a hairdresser has moved to a new home
in its own lounge on www.hairdesignertv.com.
"Legends", the first episode in the series was released
in the spring of 2005 and "Empires", the second episode
was released in the fall of the same year. "Stars
Behind The Chair" the third episode profiling the
leading ladies of hair, released in the spring of
2006. "Discover your passion", the newest film in
the series, filmed in front of a live studio audience,
launched in 2008.
"I'm Not Just A Hairdresser" has a mission to: "Uplift
The Spirit And Image Of Our Profession", one stylist
at a time.
is Vivienne Mackinder's newest and innovational project,
the industry's first online post-graduate education
for stylists. This international program goes far
beyond traditional educational models and provides
in-depth, interactive training and entertainment delivered
via the internet. Members will visit our HDTV tutorials
for education, have their own Study Buddy for support,
and "My place" their own web page to self promote
and network. We have our Empowerment Lounge for inspiration
and our Business Lounge for networking. HDTV will
take hair designers skills to a whole new level "feeding
the heart and pocket."