Charmaine Piche

Learn how to colour hair with former Vidal Sassoon educator and ex Saco Creative Director Charmaine Piche, Colour Ambassador for Affinage.


Charmaine Piche

Charmaine Piche comes from an artistic and creative background - her mother was a dancer in the Japanese Ballet, and her father is the respected sculptor and teacher Roland Piche, who worked with Henry Moore and has had many successful solo shows. She chose hairdressing as a suitable career and trained on the old Youth Training Scheme for three years before moving on to study at Vidal Sassoon. During her fifteen years with the company she travelled extensively doing shows, workshops and seminars and taught for seven years, eventually becoming Head of Department at the Beverly Hills branch. She started Saco with Richard Ashforth. As Creative Director she constantly focused on developing new ideas and growing the business as well as to travelling to shows in Paris, London and Brazil. Charmaine also collaborated with Richard on the annual collections and DVD series. Charmaine is now a Colour Ambassador for Affinage and a freelance technician based in central London where she runs private colour courses from the salon Simplicity Remastered. In partnership with Jazz Fosker, she holds workshops and seminars regularly around Europe and Russia.

training courses by Charmaine Piche

Creativity in Hues of Red

 6 videos |  2 hours 33 minutes
Level: Advanced

This intermediate to advanced online hairdressing course demonstrates how the cut and colour work together to achieve creative and bold statement looks, with an emphasis on strong reds and striking cuts for the more adventurous client. The course features six video tutorials from some of the most respected educators working in British hairdressing today including Tim Hartley, Tracy Hayes, Stacey Broughton, Charmaine Piche and Christiano Lanza. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

Build Your Skills: Intermediate Perming

 5 videos |  2 hours 3 minutes
Level: Intermediate

Charmaine Piche and Tracey Sajno present a series of hairdressing training videos on training heads in this online hairdressing course, demonstrating a variety of perm techniques and winding patterns to take your perming skills to the next level. Perms can be wound in many ways to achieve a variety of outcomes. Considerations are root lift, sectioning, tension, roller size, direction and whether they are wound on or off the base. During the consultation establish the required curl, hair condition, density, texture, length, hair cut, existing curl. This intermediate course is perfect for colour technicians or hairdressers who want to increase their knowledge and choice when chemical texturizing hair. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

Pastel Blondes

 5 videos |  1 hour 42 minutes
Level: Intermediate

Within this hair colouring course, we introduce a variety of pastel tones into blonde hair for the ultimate in on trend colours and techniques. Over five lessons you will learn a variety of techniques and colour combinations, which will give you the confidence to explore pastels for your blonde clients. The course begins with a demonstration by Australia’s Vic Piccolotto, before moving to lessons from up and coming Romy Jugg of Strangeways Salon. Aveda's European Education Specialist in Colour, Jo McKay presents lesson 3, followed by Andre Bennett, Creative Colour Director for La Biosthetique and MHDPro regular Charmaine Piche completes the course. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

Modern Play Of Light

 5 videos |  1 hour 57 minutes
Level: Intermediate

This online hairdressing course for colourists explores a variety of ombre, dip-dye and balayage techniques to create the current hair colour trends for blended and contrating tones throughout the lengths of the hair. Featuring video tutorials from Madeleine Murphy, Colour Director of London’s Ena Salon, former Vidal Sassoon educator and Saco Colour Director Charmaine Piche and Artistic Director of Aveda London Bruno Elorrioroz, the course provides a diverse selection of techniques that all colour technicians need to know to stay on trend. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

Curly Bob Hairstyles

 5 videos |  1 hour 39 minutes
Level: Intermediate

This collection teaches 3 curly bob hairstyles with complimentary colouring techniques to release, support and enhance exquisite curly hair. The collection consists of five lessons from internationally renowned hairdressers and educators, including China’s Gary Woo and the UK’s Charmaine Piche, Tim Hartley, Christiano Lanza and Michelle Thompson. This collection is perfect for intermediate hairdressers looking to extend their services and broaden both their cutting and colouring skills.

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