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.
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.
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