Expert Hands-On Hairdresser Education

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Never. Stop. Learning.

Coming in January 2019, Pony expands its existing hair education business into Pony Studios, an education center, hair salon, and creative collaboration space for hair businesses, with a brick and mortar location in the trendy Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, CA. Go to www.pony.salon for a taste.

You want to know what Corinna taught me? She taught me how to look at my clients, to see what’s beautiful, and bring out those little details— which has brought me massive amounts of success. She also taught me how to take a before and after photo, which has been everything. I feel really, really grateful. Pony Education teaches hairstylists how to look at the individual client and give them something beautiful and interesting and suited to them, and teaches the techniques to get there.
— Jayne Matthews, Co-Owner @ Edo Salon
 
  Illustration by George McCalman ( @McCalmanCo)  of the San Francisco Chronicle

Illustration by George McCalman (@McCalmanCo) of the San Francisco Chronicle

Corinna Hernandez has been a hairdresser for nearly 20 years and an expert educator for over 13 years. She has taught at over 100 salons for over 1000 stylists across the country both independently and as a member of the core Bumble & Bumble education team. She is a veteran of NY Fashion week and has worked everything from Dior at Paris Fashion Week to Dolce & Gabbana in Milan. Her work as a hairdresser has been highlighted in Elle Magazine and featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery29, San Francisco Magazine, and more.

Pony Educators include Corinna, Mischa G, Sabrina Michals, Reese Ewing, Travis Speck, Dre Donoghue, Michelle Snyder, and more— with much more excitement ahead.

 

Bring Education to Your Salon

In-Salon education is a great way to get outside inspiration for your staff. Hairdressers who are exposed to education have increased confidence and earning potential.

If you are filling like you have holes in your skills or feeling stuck in same old thing. This is for you. Even if you think you can’t learn anything new you will.
— Mark, Maverique Style House
 


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About Corinna

 
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Corinna Hernandez learned early in her hairdressing career that she had a talent and passion for education. She naturally gravitated to teaching in her first salon as their network educator for Bumble & Bumble, while also passing along Sassoon techniques that she acquired from her mentor Rowena Hiraga

After five years as a hairdresser and educator in Northern California at Lush Salon (now Maverique), Corinna moved to NYC to begin a razor cutting apprenticeship at the world-renowned House of Bumble. It was here where Corinna added to her training skillset and was trained to teach stylists how to look at hair differently, to see people as individuals, to work with different hair types differently, the art of consultation, and how to bring out the best in individual stylists. She was taught how to use tools — the razor, scissors, thinning shears, clippers, and more — to achieve the desired result. There was a detailed emphasis placed on proper razor cutting technique here. Corinna was immersed in hair! She kept learning from several educators, taught at the House of Bumble, took clients at the House of Bumble, worked backstage at Fashion Week, and more. 

Bumble and Bumble acknowledged Corinna’s talents and relocated her to San Francisco to fly around to salons all across the northwest and western Canada to teach their staff on behalf of Bb. Corinna was simultaneously the lead educator at Edo Salon for six years, teaching razor cutting, styling, and client photography for social media before moving to Barrow Salon, also in SF. You can find her cutting client hair three days a week. To book a cut, visit the Barrow website!

Pony Salon Education was established in 2014 to offer unique training opportunities to hairdressers of all levels.

You can follow Corinna the hairdresser (and mom!) at instagram.com/ponysalon

You can follow Pony Salon Education at instagram.com/ponyeducation

Testimonials

Jayne Matthews, Owner + Art Director at Edo Salon had Corinna as resident educator for several years. Here is how Corinna + Pony Salon impacted her own career trajectory.

It’s fun, hip, On trend and informative. The layout with having the “lecture” portion in the morning, followed by Demo and then hands on is a nice combo of information and visuals. It’s nice to have these classes to keep you excited and thriving!
— Lindsey, The Red Chair Salon (SF)
It’s finally something that helps us! Not a cookie cutter technique of one thing! They are offering a variety of creative classes with a cool yet realistic twist!
— Janie Naffz, Owner, Argonauta (Auburn, CA)
I wholeheartedly look forward to classes hosted by Pony salon. Every class I’ve attended leaves me feeling inspired and refreshed. I love that the classes are intimate and the educators are able to give you the attention and feedback you need, with zero attitude. Worth every penny. I feel like I get more from these classes than the corporate houses and that the material is relevant and current. I especially love that because it is not backed by any product company I don’t feel pushed into buying things I may or may not need.
— Adrienne, Deeda Salon
I would say take it, you won’t be sorry! Well organized & thorough. For hairdressers by a hairdresser.
— Rhonda Mitchem, Owner, Salon Rache (Campbell, CA)
Great education offered for veterans in the business to inspire and rejouvinate creative minds!!
— Jodi Ninomiya, DEKKO Salon

Jayne Matthews at Edo Salon, Connie McGrath at Veer and Wander, Marie Warden at Harper Paige, and James Colgan of the James Colgan salons talk about the value of education and the tangible impacts that Pony Salon Education made to their own businesses.

I would highly recommend Pony Salon. I liked that it was somewhat intimate so asking questions was comfortable all around and the visual aspect was great at all angles. The instructor made sure we understood conceptually and visually. The class/course was well organized, so no lost time on the trivial stuff. I walked away wanting more! I will be back.
— Maxie, Ringolevio Salon & Spa (SF)
Take the best educators who freelance because they truly love to teach, add to an intimate setting where you are free to ask as many questions as you like, see inspiration and demonstrations that open your creative eye and get your hands in the hair that day on carefully curated live models. What more do you need?
— Adrienne, Deeda Salon (Sacramento)
I would tell anyone interested in a Pony salon course that the teachers are to date, inspiring, knowledgable, and relatable. I highly recommend with so much love!
— Fiona, Hairdresser
If you are filling like you have holes in your skills or feeling stuck in same old thing. This is for you. Even if you think you can’t learn anything new you will.
— Mark, Maverique Style House (Sacramento)
Tell me when you wanna go so I can go too.
— Ckah, Spanish Fly Hair Garage (Sacramento)