Sharon Blain

Learn how to dress and style hair with the multi-award winning and legendary Australian queen of hair-up Sharon Blain.


Sharon Blain

Having spent over four decades toiling her craft and perfecting her skills, Sharon Blain is one of the most lauded hairdressers and educators in the world today. Her outstanding talents have been rewarded by winning Hair Expo Educator of the Year title in three consecutive years and honoured with Hair Expo Australia's Hall of Fame Award. Sharon’s innovative and unique long hair dressing styling covers the full spectrum from stunning bridal and celebrity red carpet hair styling to editorial and extreme but beautiful avant-garde dressing. Rarely can a hairstylist claim credit for such a wide range of competition achievements; recognised for her exceptional creativity through stunning photographic imagery that has been published worldwide; or captured the hearts of her students globally as a respected educator and mentor. Sharon's scope of diverse skills and unique hairdressing techniques has earned her the respect as an exceptional teacher. She has developed a range of educational resources that includes long hair books and DVDs and hair padding which are used extensively as training tools for Colleges and Academies worldwide. Sharon Blain’s Boot Camp has been hailed as the best value and most comprehensive short course offered in the world today and has attracted leading international platform educators, Hollywood celebrity stylists, Europe's leading creative teams, a top American TV celebrity's hairdresser as well as the best bridal, make-up and session stylists in the business. They are shouting loud with praise about the content, professionalism and creativity of this unique educational experience. Respect and longevity sets her apart, along with a desire to leave a legacy that continues to ignite passion within the hearts of our future generations for years to come. Visit her website

training courses by Sharon Blain

Curls, Curls, Curls

 5 videos |  1 hour 50 minutes
Level: Beginner

In the Curls, Curls, Curls collection you will learn how to create a variety of hairstyles featuring curls, using a variety of methods. The online hairdressing course covers advice on direction, placement, product use, equipment and brush out techniques. This beginners’ hairdressing course introduces you to foundation skills required when starting a hairdressing career or to refresh your skills if returning to work. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

Romantic Bridal Hair

 5 videos |  2 hours 0 minutes
Level: Intermediate

With wedding season now extended year round, any time is the perfect time to brush up on your bridal hairdressing skills. The 5 videos in this online hairdressing course introduce dressing hair skills using a variety of braids, rolls, curls and plaits that allow you build your hair-up skills and incorporate techniques that suit the occasion and brides’ personal style. The techniques learned in the hairdressing course will give you the skills to develop your own interpretations and pass those skills on to other lucrative markets which require formal hairstyles such as proms, photo shoots and fashion shows. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

Build Your Skills: Classic Hair Up

 5 videos |  1 hour 41 minutes
Level: Beginner

This is an essential course for hairdressers looking to learn practical styling techniques upon which they can build their skills and progress their career. Whether you wish to learn hair for photo shoots, catwalk or runway shows or need a fundamental course for bridal up-dos, the hairstyles in this course provide a perfect start point. The course begins with three fundamental techniques from former Vidal Sassoon Creative Director Callam Warrignton, before Australian masters Vic Picolotto and Sharon Blain build on those skills with more advanced hair up techniques. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

Classic Prom Hairstyles

 5 videos |  1 hour 38 minutes
Level: Intermediate

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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