In the effort to make our world-class education accessible to the broadest possible numbers of professionals, Matrix has established an exciting new Regional Academy initiative. Four key Matrix salon partners have been tapped to host education events in their cities, and another 20 salons will be selected to serve as Matrix Regional Academies by the end of 2014.
Owned by the some of the world's top artists and salon business experts, each of the Regional Academies will host a minimum of four classes per year, including selections from the new Programs of Passion, in which top Matrix educators create curricula based on their individual interests and passions. Programs of Passion will also be created by the Regional Academy leaders.
The first four Matrix Regional Academies represent a cross-section of the most successful and artistic salons in the country today:
SALON GLO, Valencia, CA
Salon Glo is owned by Dan Csicsai, a Matrix Global Design team member, and NAHA-nominee. With its beautiful decor and operational excellence, Salon Glo was a NAHA Salon of the Year finalist. Salon Glo is located in the Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia, CA, a short distance from Los Angeles. Valencia is home to Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park and is easily to navigate by foot or bicycle with walking trails, nearby lakes and great shopping and dining.
- Mon Jul 21st: More Than Balayage with Dan Csicsai
- Mon Nov 10th: Advanced Cutting Techniques with Daniel Roldan
ESTEEM ACADEMY OF BEAUTY, Salt Lake, UT
Esteem owner, Darci Brown, is a CRAFT Color Master and a high level Matrix Artistic Educator. Esteem Academy is located in the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Front Ogden, Utah. Ogden is a satellite venue of the Sundance Film Festival and with its location near mountains and rivers offers diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation.
- Mon Jun 16th: More Than Balayage - Dan Csicsai
- Mon Aug 11th: Logical Color with Gina Khan
- Mon Oct 13th: True Colors with Darci Brown
THE LOFT by Michael Albor, Boston, MA
Owner, Michael Albor, has been nominated nine times for NAHA awards, in addition to being named Breakthrough Stylist of the Year by Allure magazine, Michael is also a high level Matrix Artistic Educator. His salon has also made the Salon Today 200. Located on Newbury Street, known as the "Rodeo Drive of the East" it is one of Boston's most enchanting areas. The street is home to an eclectic mix of independent shops and high-end fashion and dining establishments.
- Mon Jul 21: Advanced Cutting Techniques with Daniel Roldan
- Mon Sept 8: Logical Color with Gina Khan
- Mon Oct 13: Foundations of Hairdressing with Michael Albor
- Mon Oct 20: A New Perspective with Chrystofer Benson
Gina Khan Salon, San Francisco, CA
Gina Khan is the Logics International Spokesperson and a three-time recipient of the Haircolor USA Creative Artist Award. She is also the first recipient of the Noelle DiCaprio Award for Humanitarian Contributions. The salon is located on Maiden Lane, a quaint little side street across from Union Square. This one block plaza is home to department stores, upscale boutiques, art galleries, and theaters which contribute to the area's dynamic 24-hour character.
- Mon July 28th: Logical Color with Gina
- Mon Aug 25th: A New Perspective with Chrystofer Benson
- Mon Nov 3rd: Razor's Edge with Franco Della Grazia