Northampton, NY 866-484-8622


Hi there my friends at HairDesignerTV and fellow stylists.   So excited to share with you news about our new "Soft skills" course at, my online educational site. Exclusive for our 5 star Members. As you all know there has to be a balance between...


Face Book Live – join me

Hi my Friends join me on Monday 7th November at 1.00 Eastern Standard Time USA.  For my first Face book live demonstration. What will you see? 1. Razor cut 2. The art of how to use the razor 3. Facial framing 4. Fun and  few giggles ...


NYC Fashion week – Learn the Bouffant Pony tail

[caption id="attachment_4694" align="aligncenter" width="493"] photo by Chad Cosper[/caption] Hi There my Friends, As promised here is the tutorial for the Bouffant Pony tail, which I hope you will be able to use in the salon.  I promise you this hairstyle tested me especially as the models...


Multi tone color patterns

Hi there my friends, In this short video I show you a tiny insight into how I build a photographic collection  "Moody blue". Should you wish to see the full video go to "Back stage pass 1" There you will see more great content 2 Documentaries on how...


Go Big

Hi there my friends, Always loved the bouffants, but these are outrageous! Amazing that we went from Big to the revolution of sleek and small through the genius of Vidal Sassoon. I am questioning what will be our next Revolution? Any Ideas? If so please start to...

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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...

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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.