We believe every educator should have the confidence and authenticity to deliver a powerful, emotional, engaging experience that energizes you to go out and change the lives of everyone around you.
CB is the Global Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Ave, and a leader in education for L'Oréal.
Hundreds of thousands of stylists all over the world have been influenced and trained by Chris in his 40 years in education.
He spent years learning from the best. Then he distilled all those hard-won lessons down to a tidy set of principles he calls Fuel Education. Principles never change, and they apply to everything, like gravity. Once you know the Principles of Design and the Principles of Finishing, you’re set for life. Your only limit is your imagination.
With design and finishing education solved (seriously, ask any salon owner who uses it - it's solved), Chris now helps educators become legends in learning with the GLOBAL PEAK PERFORMANCE SYSTEM, centered around Knowledge, Artistry, Facilitation, and Performance. With GPS, the path to the peak is perfectly clear.
Imagine your super power was to see any hairstyle - no matter how crazy - and to instantly know how to recreate it.
Before Chris was recognized as a world leader in education, he spent years learning from the best. He has distilled all those hard-won lessons down to a tidy set of principles. Principles never change, and they apply to everything, like gravity. Once you know the Principles of Design and the Principles of Finishing, you’re set for life. Your only limit is your imagination.
Fuel for Design and Fuel for Finishing teach the principles in an easy See-Do format. First, Chris explains the theory and shows you how it works. Then, you do it yourself. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. CB takes you through it all, step by easy step. Review with the Manual, and test yourself with the Workbook. Before you know it your clients will be booking you months in advance.
And it’s all yours for less than the cost of a good pair of shears. Goodbye Guesswork. Hello Guest Work.™
Stylist Toolbox is a free app available for iOS and Android. Once you’ve created your account at StylistToolbox.com and purchased Chris Baran’s Fuel for Design and the Fuel for Finishing, they will be available to watch in your app. It also comes loaded with free videos from Redken and a live news feed from Chris’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Stylist Toolbox is effortless to use. Pause a video and swipe up to check out the Manual and Workbook right at the page you need. Schools and salons can buy multiple licenses so that all students have to do is log in and learn. Contact us to set up an educator account.
Some tips for using Stylist Toolbox:
• Stylist Toolbox is available for iOS and Android devices. Set up your account at StylistToolbox.com.
• You don’t need an account to access the free videos. Just swipe up from the login page and tap the Redken button.
• You’ll set up your login info for the app when you purchase Fuel for Design or Fuel for Finishing at the website StylistToolbox.com.
• Be sure to use your correct email address – if you make a typo you will not be able to login.
• As soon as payment is approved, you’ll be able to log into the app and access the videos.
• Download a video by tapping the down arrow on a video thumbnail.
• Exit the video player by tapping ‘done’.
• You can use the pinch gesture to exit the video description screen and go back to the menu.
• Videos will download to your device so you can watch them even after you leave your wifi. To free up space on your device, you can delete them by tapping the trashcan icon on the video thumbnail. Download them again anytime.
• We strongly recommend enabling notifications! We promise not to bug you needlessly. This is the very best way to let you know when new videos are available, or when we (rarely) schedule downtime for required maintenance.
First, turn to someone else in the room. Give them a high five and say, “I’m amazing!” Then, get Fuel for Design or Fuel for Finishing (or get both for a discount) at the Stylist Toolbox website. As you check out, you’ll set up your user account and we’ll send you a Welcome Email with your login information. Go to the App Store on your iOS or Android device and download Stylist Toolbox. Then, login and let the creativity explosion commence! You’ll want 5 mannequin heads for Fuel for Design. There’s no cutting in Fuel for Finishing, so just a couple will do.
If you're an educator in the hair industry, you really do need to master the principles before we can take you further. Once you've got Fuel Education under your belt, you're ready to join the GLOBAL PEAK-PERFORMANCE SYSTEM for live mentoring with Chris Baran. Find whole new levels of mastery for your Knowledge, Artistry, Facilitation, and Performance skills.
I know, right? Truth is, in your spare time it will probably take you two or three months to get through everything.
Then it's practice, practice, practice. The goal is to get to that magical place where you don't even have to think about it anymore. The wonderful thing about Fuel Education is that you really can do this. Most other "systems" just teach you a few haircuts. Do you want to know a few haircuts? Or do you want to be an unbeatable ninja wizard hairstylist envied and admired by all others? Yeah, gimme that one.
In the videos, Chris sets up each exercise with some easy-to-understand theory and nifty diagrams, then he shows you how to apply it. And then it’s your turn to try it out on your own mannequin head. When you’re done, come back for the debrief, where he walks you through the most common mistakes. Follow along and practice practice practice.
We built Fuel for Design and Fuel for Finishing with the Workbook and Manual right in the app. From any video’s description you can swipe up for the Workbook or swipe down for the Manual (or keep swiping to cycle through). So it's all there. Everything you need. Just download and go.
Yep, it's really that easy.
You can definitely work on your own and at your own pace. That said, plenty of studies have shown that working with a partner will increase your learning and knowledge retention. Solo is super, and buddies do better.
Salon owners are our biggest fans. It can cost you thousands to bring in an expert for a day of training in your salon, and for many owners that’s still better than taking time away from your chair to do the training yourself. And staff turnover means training new hires every time. That’s crazy. So having CB do the heavy lifting for you makes all the sense in the world. Chris Baran’s Fuel Education is simply the best way to train new hires and to help your whole team reach their full potential fast. One evening a week will transform your business.
The most valuable education asset you can have is someone who can teach effectively. Chris trains trainers every day and he’s been doing it at the top of the industry for decades. He can’t be everywhere at once though, and that’s why he created Fuel Education. Use Fuel to train your trainers — then use Fuel to train your students. We like using an Apple TV to AirPlay the videos on the big screen so the whole team can train together. Your students will graduate ready to conquer the world. And just imagine the referrals!
There are plenty of educators out there who are good at what they do. What's rare is that educator who changes the course of your life. If you're lucky, you've been in the room with them. Learned from them. Been blown away by their magic.
You could be that educator. This is the program designed exactly to help you become a rockstar of education. Engage. Educate. Energize. Change some lives.
Beyond mastering the material, there are three areas of expertise that rule how effective you are as an educator. If you own those three areas, you change lives every time you're in front of the room.
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