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I ico Earn 10 hours CPD for each completed course

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This is the perfect online hairdressing course for stylists to learn youthful and practical hair up skills and dress clients for formal events such as high school proms. The course begins with an essential French pleat style by former Vidal Sassoon Creative Director Callam Warrington, and progresses to a classic updo by one of the Middle East’s most respected hair up specialist Michel Zeytoun. Session stylist from London, Stelios Chondros continues the coaching with a versatile rope braid and tonging tutorial, before Australian legend Sharon Blain completes the course with a pair of absolute classics – a front bun and a French roll. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

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Editorial French Pleat

20 minutesInstructor: Callam Warrington

In the first video of the Classic Prom Hairstyles Course, Callam Warrington demonstrates techniques to create curl and volume, including back combing and brushing techniques, setting, tonging, creating barrel curls, and correct blow drying. The result is a classic French pleat with a modern looser shape and finish for an up-to-date elegant look for any formal occasion.


Wave Forms

21 minutesInstructor: Michel Zeytoun

Michel Zeytoun of Michel & Colette in Beirut creates a glamorous prom, bridal or formal updo, with a beautiful waved form using large session needles over the top of a chignon base. The result is a graceful, organic flowing wave pattern to create an elegant St Tropez look.


Modern Tong Technique: Rope Braid

16 minutesInstructor: Stelios Chondros

Top UK session stylist Stelios Chondros teaches a modern tong technique to prepare for a timeless rope braid with a ribbon accessory. This is a beautiful and elegant dressing for long hair that can be modified to complement prom dresses and accessories.


Front Bun with a Chignon Base

13 minutesInstructor: Sharon Blain

Australian hairdressing legend, Sharon Blain shows how to create a sculptured Front Bun Updo on a Chignon Base.  The lesson builds on skills such as blow drying, hand positioning and ponytail creation and placement.


French Roll

27 minutesInstructor: Sharon Blain

Sharon Blain completes the final lesson of the Classic Prom Hairstyles course with a revisit to the classic French roll. She provides you with advice on preparation, adding volume and placement of shape, scalp braids and finish. This technique packed tutorial will help you master skills including adding barrel curls, French plaiting, blow drying, plaiting and setting hair.