HAUS SALON GOES TO THAILAND

Thursday, April 27, 2017

DAY THREE OF TRAINING

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

Below, HAUS Salon co-founder Charlie Brackney Love leads the third 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.

sunset in Thailand

TEACHING HAIR COLOR

Today Lindsey and Sarah had a chance to teach hair color to the eager stylist students. To illustrate color theory when we speak different languages can be a challenge, so we lined up people from darkest hair shade to lightest to illustrate Levels 1 through 10 in our hair color theory workshop. And it worked! Lindsey taught balayage and Sarah taught tinting in the class and everyone enjoyed it.

One snafu...Lindsey needed hair bleach to teach balayage on her hair model the way she really wanted to, but we didn't have any in the entire camp. One of our favorite people, the American Refugee Committee GBV coordinator, Dena, contacted a hairstylist in the camp who had just gotten a shipment of bleach in earlier today! Lindsey was able to color her model because of the resourcefulness and kindness of Dena. Thank you!

Lindsey and Dena and the magically appearing hair bleach

Lindsey and Dena and the magically appearing hair bleach

lindsey applies color
Color Theory taught in a unique way when there is a language barrier....line up the hair color in the room from dark to light. Genius!

Color Theory taught in a unique way when there is a language barrier....line up the hair color in the room from dark to light. Genius!

Lindsey and Sarah apply color
Sarah applies color

TEACHING MEN'S HAIRCUTS

It's time to learn about men's haircuts! Natalie and Sarah led the class. One men's stylist is opening a barbershop and calling it Freestyle Barber Shop. He even made his own business cards. And we loved the shirt..."Men of quality respect women's equality." 

Freestyle Barber Shop owner with his new business card idea.

Freestyle Barber Shop owner with his new business card idea.

Natalie demonstrates a men's haircut as students watch closely.

Natalie demonstrates a men's haircut as students watch closely.

How much do you love his shirt?!

How much do you love his shirt?!

men's stress relieving treatments

These sweet kids who have been watching us every day as we teach our workshops, took a special liking to Lindsey. They brought her greenery and flowers, one by one, to make a beautiful bouquet. They would bring her a flower then run back to get another until her hands were full.

lindsey bouquet from kids
lindsey and kids
I love you kids

SOCIAL MEDIA CLASS

Charlie and team taught the importance of highlighting your work on social media to attract clients to your salon. The group had a lot of fun taking models outdoors to shoot photos of the cut and hair color in the bright sun with the gorgeous natural backdrop.

charlie social media
social media model

TEACHING UPDOS AND STYLING

Charlie demonstrates a crown braid

Charlie demonstrates a crown braid

Charlie adds flowers found outdoors at the camp to create a beautiful updo style.

Charlie adds flowers found outdoors at the camp to create a beautiful updo style.

Even Mary got in on the blowout action, which isn't normally what she does. Looks great, Mary!

Even Mary got in on the blowout action, which isn't normally what she does. Looks great, Mary!


ma cho shop
 

A SALON IN UMPIEM MAI

We visited Ma Cho Aye in her salon in Umpiem Mai. She has two daughters. One is still little, but her young teenage daughter is learning to do hair alongside her mother. Ma Cho Aye and her husband own a small retail shop on the other side of the salon and the whole family lives above the salon. They have owned it for 5 years.

Charlie enjoyed an amazing scalp and shoulder massage during the visit.

ma cho shop
ma cho shop
ma cho shop
ma cho shop

A FEW MORE GREAT PHOTOS FROM TODAY...

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