How to build your bridal business part 2

Hi there my Friends, I hope you found "How to build your bridal Business part 1 " valuable last week.  This consultation is your insurance for success and a happy bride and therefore happy family and stylist. Next week I will share with you a Bridal...

How to build your Bridal Business Part 1

Hi there my Friends,  Lets talk about building skill and confidence.  Like anything in life when we are well prepared and bring the best skill set to our work, success will follow. BUT I remember back in the early days of my career being terrified when...

Come Backstage to See Some Great Makeovers

  Hi there my Friends would you like access to BackStage Pass 3 on Well now you can! Go to for your free gift. PS my next live event at my HDTV studio - 5 to 5 May 22nd to 26th   (only 5 students for 5 days) Click here...

Join me on my next photo shoot

Hi there my Friends, Here is a  peek at my new collection shot during a photo shoot workshop in NYC last week.  Its amazing what happens when great minds collaborate on a united vision. Here working with Bridget, Gay and Angela.  Our next class is October 2nd to 5th 2016 New York.

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Did you know there is an art in working with a leaf blower on set? (see below) I do better here in manipulating the hair than, working with the leaf blower in my garden!!


6 Top reasons why to do a photoshoot with coaching and art direction.
1. Learn how to see hair through the eye of the camera.
2. Take your photos  from your phone and Instragm to the next Level.
3. Learn how to create a collection from story board, casting the model and team.
4. Expand your creativity and come up with ideas.
5. How to market and PR your work to reach a broader audience.
6. Get published and expand your value behind the chair.

My journey on a collection starts long before my students arrive sometimes weeks of work to create these looks. The day of the shoot you can see the hair comes to life.Slide1

Kool kids was Nominated for best Editorial for NAHA – Shot by Julia Pogadina


Reality Check about cost of shooting and working with your team
A test which means that it is purely to build ones portfolio (NO ONE IS PAID)
Editorial  for fashion publication. (A LOW FEE TO TEAM) As this work could build your portfolio.
Promotion to promote your work and salon. (A REASONABLE DAY RATE) No photo credits
Advertising  (A VERY GOOD DAY RATE) No photo credits.

I have worked on shoots where the budget was $300,000 for a two day shoot, and I have worked on shoots where the base cost was $1500.  So the usage and level of talent determines the rate.


What I love about our photoshoot work shops is that you have a solid education as the images come alive on the computer screen. You work  on your own shoot, with my art direction, and assist me on the day of my  shoot. You receive education, art direction and images for your portfolio to promote your artistry. Another powerful tool for Instagram.

 Usually a shoot day of this nature with the top crew  is an investment from $7,000 to $15,000.  But for my student the entire four days is an educational and photoshoot investment of $2600.
It truly is the best of both worlds.  Images and an experience that lives on beyond the shoot. (check out the video below)


Create your own collection & have the opportunity to assist Vivienne on her new collection. This workshop will help you build your portfolio & teach you how to create a photoshoot from start to finish.  For all booking Vivienne Mackinder inquires or to attend a live workshop or to become a 5 star member of contact or call 866-484-8622.

How to cut a Shag using the Razor

Hi there my Friends,  The 'Shag layered hair cut' has become as timeless as the 'Bob hair cut', with so many variations. For example: A layered cut can be very 'Rock n Roll' when layered shorter, or with long layers very Bohemian. I am very excited...

A cut above the rest

Hi there my Friends, I love precision cutting and the creativity of the razor. When I use my scissors I feel like an architect building a strong shape, I confess I morph back to my Vidal Sassoon Days! When I use my Razor I feel like...

Timeless Classics – Halo

"Style is timeless Fashion is fleeting" To learn this style check out join for all access as a 5 Star Member. Then as a member check out the classics where I demonstrate the halo haircut "Hampton Halo". Best Wishes Vivienne Mackinder Founder of For all booking inquires...

Your Mannequin is your best friend

Hi there my Friends,  I love my Mannequin heads, what a great place to create and experiment and the best of all they do not have an opinion! This is where I Rehearse before I perform  this week a big photoshoot in NYC  Yes my dear Viola...