Education Philosophy

Our education is hands-on and personalized for salons small and large with a focus on hair painting and bleaching techniques on live models. Classes cover the history of painting, effective consultation, fundamental hair painting applications, how to transition foil clients to hair painting, corrective painting, creative placement, advanced decolorization theory, toner formulation and in-depth toning applications. Attendees will learn to develop their eye to make appropriate placement choices by incorporating artist principles which creates suitable color for each and every client no matter the haircut, texture or style they may have.

With our organic approach to hair coloring students will create their own artistic vision with techniques that are easy to master. 

*ask about complimentary introductory classes for salons and stylists in California.

color: Cristin Mendoza, Eugene Perma USA Brand Educator, hair + make up: Pamela Bjorklund

Class Testimonials

Hosting Cristin for balayage/hairpainting education is a must have.  Cristin has really brought our team’s balayage to the next level.
We simply could not live without Solaris bleach.  The level of control and creativity with Solaris is incomparable.   We have been clients of Bespoke Beauty pretty much since the beginning, and we have always been impressed by the level of service and how quickly we receive our orders.  Bespoke Beauty is our go to for well edited product, tools, and accessories.   We ♡ Bespoke Beauty!
— Brian Lewis Johnson, Owner/Stylist Ilo Collective, Riverside, CA
Loved my hair painting class with Cristin!  Her demo was both creative and educational, and she was incredibly helpful with answering any of my questions.  I have used many of the tips I have learned from her, as they translated easily into todays coloring trends of natural balayage, and softer ombres.  Cristin is great for both beginners, to those who have been balayaging for years. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great, hands on experience in hair painting.
— Debi Dumas, Hair Colorist, Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa, Beverly Hills, CA
Class was amazing, everyone is very inspired and took a lot away from our demo class! Thank you again!
— Suburbia Salon, Studio City, CA

Independent Educators

These are educators that work independently of BBLA that are sponsored by us, we stand behind the quality and professionalism of these classes. To show our love for these educators all attendees will get 10% OFF their first order. Classes are to be booked directly with the preferred educators.

  • Suite Caroline Lena Ott, NYC @suitecarolinesalon

  • Pony Education, SF @ponysalon

*to become a sponsored educator send your inquiries to