About Pony Education

Pony Education offers premium education by distinguished educators of our industry’s elite.

Our aim is to inspire and empower with wisdom and clear articulation of classic and modern cutting and styling techniques. Classes are intimate, hands-on, and always with live models.

Pony Educators have a keen understanding of technical skills, philosophy of hairdressing, and an ability to develop the eye. They have extensive experience backstage at fashion week, supporting editorial sessions, working behind the chair, and educating all over the world. They are some of the most talented cutting and styling educators in the world.

Students will leave with CONFIDENCE. Live demos aim to inspire and hands-on education on live models will help bridge the gap between current skill set and mastery.

Founding Story: Pony Pioneer.

PONY Education was founded in 2014 by Corinna Hernandez, a master hair stylist and educator. 

Corinna Hernandez has been a hairdresser for nearly 25 years, a professional educator for over 18 years, and has done editorial work for over a decade.

She has taught thousands of stylists across the country both independently and as a member of the core Bumble & Bumble education team. Corinna began her career apprenticing for 2 years under a Vidal Sassoon Academy instructor in a 1 on 1 situation. She continued at Bumble & Bumble in NYC where she was a founding educator of Bb.University and helped create their unique razor curriculum with some of the other Pony Educators. She was then selected to teach in salons across the West Coast for 4 years. 

In 2012 Corinna moved to San Francisco where she became lead educator at Edo Salon for over 5 years and Barrow Salon for over a year.

In 2019 Corinna opened the doors to Pony Studios Co, a salon and education center in Oakland, California, which has been awarded Best Salon by Oakland Magazine for three years running. She has also won Best Hairdresser awards for three years in a row by Oakland Magazine. 

In 2019 Corinna launched the Pony Education Live app, offering monthly live and on-demand classes for hairdressers and pioneering a premium education experience from home. Hundreds of stylists have subscribed to this digital platform and continue to level up their skills and careers with ongoing instruction from Corinna and other elite hair educators. 

Corinna is a veteran of Fashion Week in NY, Milan and Paris, and has worked backstage on shows including Dior, CHANEL, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Prada, Loewe, Tom Brown and Hood by Air. 

Corinna's editorial work has been featured in Elle Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, Refinery29, San Francisco Magazine, and more.

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