News added 08/01/18: At Allilon Education, helping you to understand the choices you make is at the foundation of its teaching. Whether you are cutting or colouring hair, they help you to understand how each tool or technique you use will impact on your final result. Johnny Othona and Pedro Inchenko, the hardworking founders of Allilon, clock thousands of air-miles a year travelling the globe to educate and inspire hairdressers with their holistic, inclusive approach. They’ve even created their own lines of hair hair tools, road-tested by the whole team and given the nod of approval from TRIBU-TE Magazine, to streamline working practices and strive for the best finishes possible [see below]. Fancy! As well as the many courses on offer at their London-based academy, every Tuesday at 7pm the team streams one of their Unplugged seminars live on Facebook – for free! They’re all about sharing their knowledge and we think that’s pretty cool.
To find out more about their courses, tools of the Unplugged seminars, contact the Academy on +44 (0) 20 3301 5451 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
News added 08/10/15: The second edition of The Crafts took place at Central Saint Martins, London recently, and collected together representatives of artists from creative fields including make-up, origami, jewellery, graffiti, wood-turning, tattooing and ice sculpture. Launched by Johnny Othona and Pedro Inchenko last year, the event is gathering interest and gets us all thinking about how hairdressing, too, deserves more respect as a craft. We talked it up before the day, and can report the actuality exceeded expectations! Missed it? Then make it a diary date for September 2016, and meantime browse the images of this year for inspiration:
News added 1/08/2015: Big up to Jonny Othona and Pedro Inchenko at Allilon Education who are presenting the second edition of The Crafts on Sunday 13 September in London – at the Central Saint Martins College venue behind Kings Cross. Avid readers of Respect will recall us raving about the fresh and inventive approach of the first event last year. The Crafts brings together leading artists and craftsmen for an evening of art and inspiration, combining hairdressing alongside illustration, make-up, millinery, sculpture, street art, graffiti, jewellery design, ice-sculpture, woodwork and fine art, to name but a few. It’s a playground for creative souls, we suggest you book a ticket quick!
The Crafts 2015 will see a stellar line-up of leading artists and craftsmen, who will gather for an evening of art and inspiration, combining hairdressing from the globally renowned Allilon Education team alongside illustration, make-up, millinery, sculpture, street art, graffiti, jewellery design, ice-sculpture, woodwork and fine art, to name but a few.
The Crafts is also a unique opportunity for crafts people and artists to not only promote themselves to a new audience but also sell their work directly to attendees, and a strict zero commission policy from the brand ensures all exhibitors keep 100% of their sales at the event.
HairClubLive, a community of excited, passionate hairstylists seizing the scissors of opportunity, will also be showcasing at The Crafts, bringing its ‘OpenChair’ concept to the event. The night will offer hairdressers of all ages and stages a fast-paced 10 minutes in the chair to show visitors just what they can do. Guests will also witness ‘jamming’ – pairs of hairdressers swapping models halfway through to express their versatility and craftsmanship.
Tickets will be £5 and available on the door. Check out last year’s images to see what fun it’s going to be!:
News added 19/05/15: For Allilon, Education is the focal point of everything that they do. Passionate for the art of hairdressing and cutting to be seen as a craft, Johnny, Pedro and the team travel far and wide to pass on their message.
Last month, key educators, Allilon Education co-founder Pedro Inchenko and Allilon Education Colour Director, Madeleine Murphy, visited Vietnam to teach the four-day Primary Disconnection course from the 2015 syllabus, alongside a cut and colour seminar of the brand’s latest collection: Okafor.
The course, which took place from 2-5 April 2015, was attended by five students, and involved demonstrations, lectures and hands-on workshops. Designed to introduce any stylist to the world of primary disconnection, the course helps them establish when, why and how disconnection is used. The Allilon Education team then presented the Okafor collection in a live show, from 6-7 April, to an audience of more than 150 hairdressers. Never ones to stand still, the Educators will fly to South Africa in May to deliver more courses from the Allilon syllabus and have been booked to present a spectacular show in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, in November, to a 1,000-strong audience.
Johnny Othona, Director, Allilon Education says: “Allilon Education believes in profiling the brand globally to spread the Allilon philosophy far and wide. We love meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. Each year we learn something new, which helps us to refine and evolve our educational offerings.”
News added 06/05/15: Primary Shapes is the latest Education Course from Allilon.
Allilon Education’s ethos is driven by its passion for the craft and its courses are designed to both stimulate and support a hairdresser’s personal development, helping them to explore the diversity of the industry. Allilon has created a clear and detailed philosophy, which aims to help at any stage of a hairdresser’s career, improving creative skills and helping them to understand the foundation of the craft.
The four-day Primary Shapes course is designed to introduce Allilon’s basic principles of haircutting; working methodically with discipline and pride, the course gives stylists the confidence to understand why, when and how to make decisions in choosing the most suitable length and shape of a haircut and executing it with a strong technique.
The Primary Shapes Course is recommended for hairdressers with a minimum of two years as an apprentice with a basic knowledge of haircutting and will consist of demonstrations, lectures and hands-on workshops, designed to give a greater understanding in creating beautiful shapes.
Duration: 4 days
Entry requirements: Minimum two years as an apprentice
Locations: Allilon Academy, London and Satellite Academies across the world
News added 24/03/2015: The Alllion Foundation Course, a fastrack into a career in hairdressing.
Allilon Education has become globally renowned for promoting the highest standards of hairdressing training and has recently added the newly launched Allilon Foundation Course to its highly practical curriculum, offering a fast track route to success for those looking for a career in the hairdressing industry.
• The course will help shape aspiring hairdressers into highly employable, hugely confident, skilful, savvy hair-professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of the craft. With in-depth theoretical understanding and a well rounded practical skill-set, students will leave ready to embark on their first stylist position.
• Teaching aspiring stylists in the London based Allilon Academy in the heart of Holborn; the Allilon Foundation Course begins on the 1 July 2015, lasting 24 weeks, and is open to anyone with a passion for hairdressing. Course content includes Hairstyling, Haircutting and Theory, Hair Colouring, Hair Science, Barbering, Service Training, Interview Training, CV/Portfolio Building and Health & Safety. Classes operate with an unparalleled 8:1 student/teacher ratio to ensure students receive all the support they need to succeed.
• Each step of the journey is fully supervised by members of the internationally renowned Allilon Education team who conduct regular appraisals and personally guide pupils to reach the level of performance required.
• Undergraduates will receive a starter kit of state-of-the-art equipment to keep, an NVQ Level 2 qualification and a graded Allilon diploma, upon completion of the course, all of which will help towards securing a position in the hairdressing industry.
“We are thrilled to launch the Allilon Foundation Course to the hairdressing industry. As a company, we are true believers in sharing our knowledge of our craft and are delighted to have the opportunity to teach the Allilon language of hair to the next generation of hairdressing talent.” Johnny Othona, Director, Allilon Education:
News added 16/03/2015: BIG NEWS! Allilon is launching it’s first ever 24-week intensive Foundation Course. If you’re serious about a career in hairdressing, this is the one for you…
Click below for course content and information, then either call: +44 (0) 203 301 5451 or e-mail: email@example.com for more details.
News added 18/05/14: We totally adore the work of the Alillon Education team who major in technically accomplished, challenging collections which are both fierce and beautiful at the same time. For 2014, the team unveiled its Shape collection, which focuses and highlights the mechanics with regards to the execution of technique. On a recent tour of North America, the team delivered its Primary Shapes course which introduces the Allilon basic principles of hairdressing, and on a ratio of one educator to five students, rolls out the brand’s intense, private tuition style. You can catch Allilon in London on 8 June at the Davines Hair on Stage event (CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS) and glimpse the education and the collection in these images…
“This collection does not conform to commercial shapes and is quite challenging to absorb. We wanted the colour story to be kept simple, using blondes with slightly grey finishes. The intricate shapes and contrasting lengths are not fluid. To achieve our aim we muted the model from the frame to allow all the attention to be placed on the execution of technique.”
Johnny Othona, Director, Allilon Education
Hair by Allilon Art Team.
Make-up: Cheryl Phelps Gardiner
Back to Education