HAUS SALON GOES TO THAILAND

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DAY ONE OF TRAINING

Today the HAUS team had their first of four days of classes with hairdressers in the Umpiem Mai refugee camp.

Below, HAUS Salon co-founder Charlie Brackney Love leads the first day of class with hairstylists in the Umpiem Mai refugee camp in Thailand, along with Mary, Sarah and Lindsey from HAUS Salon North Loop, and Natalie from HAUS Salon in South Minneapolis. We believe the photos tell the story.

This is Umpiem Mai camp where the team will be teaching

This is Umpiem Mai camp where the team will be teaching

The HAUS team (l to r) Sarah, Natalie, Lindsey, Mary, and Charlie

The HAUS team (l to r) Sarah, Natalie, Lindsey, Mary, and Charlie

 
HAUS team teaching class
 

natalie with students
Charlie with shears

BACK TO THE BASICS...TEACHING PROPER TECHNIQUE

sarah
charlie

teaching massage
charlie and lindsey with students
happy students with tools

head charts
head charts

Learning how to make a plan for the haircut

head charts

Natalie Hansen from HAUS Salon demonstrates a flat 2 strand twist that will help stylists add curl to their clients' hair in this climate. This is a technique we ourselves just learned in Minneapolis from texture expert Reese!

Natalie Hansen from HAUS Salon demonstrates a flat 2 strand twist that will help stylists add curl to their clients' hair in this climate. This is a technique we ourselves just learned in Minneapolis from texture expert Reese!

Sarah Navratil demonstrated how to style a beachy wave

Sarah Navratil demonstrated how to style a beachy wave


shampooing
charlie teaching
charlie teaching
the result
Lindsey

 

One of the best moments of the day was reuniting with Pahnee from the restaurant. We all believe her food is the best Thai food ever. She runs her restaurant like it's her home and everyone there is her family. Last year we ate at her restaurant every night. By the end of the week we were hanging out in her kitchen, and she was showing us how to cook Thai food! This restaurant is the most popular spot in Umphang. Tonight, this first night after class, we went back for the first time since last year. We worried she wouldn't remember us. Turns out she keeps a laminated photo of our HAUS team in her kitchen. Guess that means she remembers us!

team with last year memory
 

Below is the inside of a salon owned by one of the students at Umpiem Mai. Here the salon owner shampoos the tint from her client's hair.

inside the salon
child in the salon
Beautiful sunrise on the drive to Umpiem Mai camp

Beautiful sunrise on the drive to Umpiem Mai camp

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

See everything we did during our 4-day workshop in UMPIEM MAI Refugee Camp in Thailand in April 2017