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Salon to Session

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Exciting news – Karoliina Saunders is back with a newly revamped KSHD Education, now going digital with an awesome new website and the return of Salon to Session. To kick things off, Karoliina is throwing a free online taster session on Monday, February 26th at 8pm. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – sign up for the webinar here!

For over 30 years Karoliina Saunders has been a renowned educator, salon owner and not to mention award-winning stylist recently taking home the award for Editorial Stylist of the Year at the Live Fashion Hair Awards. From behind the chair to management and then becoming a salon owner, her career has placed her on both sides of the camera working with some of the biggest names in hair and fashion such as Guido, Eugene Souleiman, Gary Gill and Anthony Turner and now, she’s passing on everything she knows to help the next generation of stylists excel in their career.


Taking it back to basics with Salon to Session covering the key fundamentals to make sure that you are fully equipped and confident to work in a backstage environment whether that be backstage at Fashion Week or on an editorial shoot.

Salon to Session – in person

The two-day in person course offers a face-to-face hands on experience to discover the key fundamentals needed to work in backstage styling and editorial work covering everything from your career path to building your own portfolio and finding your own aesthetic, whilst giving you the key skills you need to survive backstage.

2024 course dates

11th March or 1st July 2024
Day 1 – Salon to Session: Session Fundamentals

29th April or 22nd July 2024
Day 2 – Salon to Session: Creative Process

£369 per day or £669 when day one and day two are booked together, saving £69.

Salon to Session – online

New for 2024 is Salon to Session online, delivered in four easy to digest modules which can be done at your own pace and in your own time from the comfort of your own home or in the salon. Starting at £599 for lifetime access to the Salon to Session online platform, with a variety of options to upgrade your experience and excel your progression.

Module 1: Setting your intentions and learning the two fundamental skills every backstage stylist must have. Focuses on career path and pushing you out of your comfort zone.

Module 2: Developing your path to success.

Module 3: Understanding the creative process, trends and exactly what it takes to become a backstage stylist.

Module 4: Mastering your editorial work, learning the route to assisting and working with agencies.

Salon to Session online upgrades

Salon to Session – £97 per month for six months.

Session Mastermind is a comprehensive 6-month journey that will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to thrive in the competitive world of high fashion. Led by industry expert Karoliina Saunders, each monthly session is carefully curated to provide you with actionable strategies, insider insights, and personalised guidance to accelerate your career growth.

What You’ll Gain:

  • Strategic Guidance: Define and refine your career objectives in the fashion industry with expert guidance and support.
  • Personal Branding: Craft a compelling personal brand that resonates with your work and sets you apart from the competition.
  • Networking Opportunities: Forge valuable connections with industry insiders and brands, to expand your professional network.
  • Marketing Mastery: Learn effective marketing strategies tailored to the fashion market to land gigs you desire. 
  • Exceptional course support: Elevate your career journey, with Karoliina’s mentoring and help to keep the course work under control.
  • Business Growth: Develop sustainable business practices and revenue streams to scale your career in fashion.

Salon to Session – VIP Upgrade £3999 includes life time access to Salon to Session online platform

Join, Karoliina Saunders, for an exclusive VIP opportunity designed to transform your career trajectory. This immersive experience includes:

  • Private Dinner and Strategy Session:
  • Enjoy a private dinner where we’ll delve into tailored strategies to propel your career forward.
  • Gain insights on breaking into the fashion industry and securing coveted opportunities to style hair at major fashion events.
  • Luxury Hotel Accommodation:
  • Indulge in a night of relaxation and rejuvenation at a luxury hotel, included as part of your VIP experience.
  • Studio Immersion Day:
  • Spend a day in the studio with personalized guidance from renowned stylist Karoliina.
  • Get hands-on experience styling hair on a live model, honing your skills under expert supervision.
  • Content creation to showcase your looks to help you bag your first gig in session work.
  • VIP Treat Bag:
  • Receive an exclusive VIP treat bag filled with top-of-the-line styling products to elevate your toolkit.
  • Lifetime access to Salon to Session Digital course worth £599: Get access to all the course work so you can revisit everything you’ve learned.

Karoliina Saunders, owner of KSHD Education commented: “The number one reason stylists don’t get into the editorial side of hairdressing is that they aren’t clear on the pathway to achieve this. I’ve not only been backstage at Fashion Week, I’ve survived it and scaled my career because of it. Salon to Session is an introductory course for those looking to work on the editorial scene. It covers all of the key fundamentals needed for backstage styling and editorial work, building your portfolio and finding your own aesthetic.  This time I’ve decided to take Salon to Session online as well as offering in person sessions to make it accessible to everyone.”

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