Travis Parker Academy

Hairdressing Made Easy 

Through years of personal experience, I have found that the definition of a successful hairdresser far exceeds the practical applications of just cutting and coloring. When you have mastered the technical components of the industry and have developed a compressive understanding of the human element of connection, your work becomes expertly seamless. Thus resulting in the mastery of your trade and the opportunity to operate at your highest potential.

The following courses are designed to take you beyond the obvious and propel you into unrealized realms of possibility. Built upon the foundational principles of hairdressing, they are the developed to bring out your very best and train you to be the greatest hairdresser YOU can be. Through personal interaction and connection in a small group setting, I intend to uncover your natural abilities, taking into consideration the way you learn best, and build you from there.

Courses - $1000 

August 26-27 CC1

September 9-10 CC1

October 14-15 CC2

November 4-5 CC2

In order to provide the most personalized experience, courses are limited to only 5 students. To secure attendance, please send an email to travis@travisparker.com.

While the course is designed for all skill levels (apprentice, intermediate, advanced), you must be a licensed cosmetologist to participate.

 

Hairdressing Made Easy - Cutting Course 1

Developed for all levels of hairdressing, this 2-day comprehensive course will walk you through the reasons of why we do what we do when it comes to creating sustainable shapes and objective looks. When we understand the definitive architecture of layering and graduation applications, we begin to discover why, when, and how to apply each one of these in order to map a cut. The cause and effect behind elevation and distribution will be taught through practical exercises and mannequin use, resulting in confidence and predictability in your process. By course end, you will have the strength, tools and knowledge to break down any haircut and execute it with confidence. 

This course includes:

  • Two days of instruction led by International Cutting Artist Travis Parker
  • Hands-on mannequin sessions
  • Teachings on one length, diagonal forward and back, inversion, square and seamless layers, and layer vs. graduation

Tools required:

  • Shears
  • Razor (plus extra blades)
  • Cutting comb
  • Round bristle brush
  • Paddle bristle brush
  • Denman brush
  • Water bottle
  • Diffuser
  • Hair dryer with nozzle
  • 6 clips
  • Marcel iron (1” or larger)

 

Hairdressing Made Easy - Cutting Course 2

Built upon the applications taught in Cutting Course 1, this class is designed for the ‘honestly’ advanced hairdresser. Over 2 days, more than twenty new, sophisticated techniques will be introduced, with professional instruction demonstrated on live models and hands-on sessions with mannequins. Over-confidence as a hairdresser is common and at times we may believe we are more skilled in hair cutting then we actually are. While this course guarantees to be a humbling one, it also promises to create a secure way to move forward, defragmenting principals and advancing techniques, which in turn paves the path to your greatest capacity as a stylist.

This course includes:

  • Two days of instruction led by International Cutting Artist Travis Parker
  • Live model demonstrations
  • Hands-on mannequin sessions
  • Over 20 advanced techniques that are built upon the basics taught in Course 1

Tools required:

  • Shears
  • Razor (plus extra blades)
  • Cutting comb
  • Round bristle brush
  • Paddle bristle brush
  • Denman brush
  • Water bottle
  • Diffuser
  • Hair dryer with nozzle
  • 6 clips
  • Marcel iron (1” or larger)

 

About L'Oreal Professionnel

Decades of a commitment to excellence and innovation led to Travis Parker partnering with L’Oreal Professionnel in 2007 as a National Artist. The privilege to represent L’Oreal Professionnel U.S., as its highest educator, has allowed Parker to travel the world training both other educators and fellow stylists, as well as develop and write curriculum on behalf of the organization. Highlights include writing the styling curriculum for Texture Expert in 2007, being named a Serie Expert’s Business Experts Coach in 2008, representing L’Oreal Professionnel in 2010 at the 10th Annual Stylist Awards Show for Behind the Chair, co-writing Homme cutting for the U.S. market in 2010, Foundations of Finishing coach 2013 & 2014.  Currently, Parker is L’Oreal Professionnel’s Foundations of Cutting coach and has written their most current Fall/Winter collection for USA and Argentina. Collaborations with Australia and the US have begun building their launch of the IT LOOKS Spring/Summer collection, launching in both countries this March/April 2015.

"There is something very special about Travis Parker....and its not just his talented hands! Travis creates a full experience, whether it be in the salon or in his classroom, giving everyone who enters a moment that is truly theirs ...his genuine interest, sharp skills and current style bring out the beauty in everyone he touches."

Suzanne Sturm
L'Oreal Professionnel Vice President of Education

“Travis Parker is an extraordinary talent for the L’Oréal Professsionnel SOHO Academy, a conversant and dedicated artist, who exudes passion for his craft —sought after and loved by his teammates and clients round.”

Justine Berger
L’Oreal Professionnel SOHO Academy Manager

“Travis Parker is revered by his peers due to his vast salon expertise as well as his ability to lead. His unique ability to make everyone feel like they are special and talented is what makes him an integral part of the L’Oreal Professionnel Artist network, as well as the SOHO Academy.”

Katherine Oechsle-Truesdale
L'Oreal Professionnel SOHO Academy Manager - 2007-2014