The camera is our best teacher

Hi there my friends at HairDesignerTV and fellow stylists. Thank you for joining me today, When Cathy Davys travelled all the way from New Zealand to do a 4 day private training with me, it confirmed my joy of teaching.  It is so wonderful to share...

On the road to NAHA

[caption id="attachment_4543" align="aligncenter" width="295"] Jason Nash Artistic Director for Douglas J Serene Barlond Nominated NAHA stylist[/caption] Hi there My Friends, I have been fortunate to work with the team at Douglas J for many years and it thrills me to see the art team stylists and...

Floral hair color patterns

Hi there my Friends, check out a great color technique by Sue Pemberton in Back stage Pass 3 What you will learn:- 1. Back to back slices with patterned color 2. Pre-lightening with out damage 3. Sue's phylosophy for color Back stage Pass 3 Featuring Vivienne Mackinder and Sue Pemberton Filmed...

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.

What I learned at NAHA

Hi there my Friends, Wow 7 NAHA are sitting in my studio, I am amazed!!  I want to thank you all for your support and kind messages. Please check out my  video and collection of the Journey. Thank you to UKHairdresser for this story. Ex-Brit Wins...

Learn how to build an award winning collection

[caption id="attachment_2572" align="aligncenter" width="132"] Hair Jessica Bloch[/caption] Hi there my friends, I am so proud of my students work from the last Photographic work shop  (check it out in video and step by step).   I would love to help you with your portfolio, so lets...

The Journey Nominated for Master NAHA 2015

Hi there my friends,   As promised the movie.  This collections was inspired by Samurai Warriors. It is called the 'Journey' as it was a huge journey of discovery.  This collection has been nominated for Masters NAHA 2015. Next week I will  show you my other collection...

North American Hairdressing awards.

Hi there my friends, last week NAHA announced the nominations for 2015.  I would like to congratulate the nominees and give my encouragement to those who did not make it into the final 6. I know the joys of winning and the disappointment of not taking...