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We hear the term “mentor” all the time, but what does that term really mean?  The word mentor is defined as an experienced and trusted advisor; and that is exactly what Daniel Pritchard is.  And anyone who has crossed paths with this selfless leader would agree.

There are so many qualities that a great mentor needs to possess.

Experience is key when mentoring new industry leaders and with 35 years of service in the hair industry, Dan has been leading change since the beginning.  On paper, Dan began his career after graduating from Beauty School on April 23rd, 1983, however; his passion for hair started several years before that when he was introduced to the industry as an apprentice at Mario’s Regina Inn Mall at a young age.  Since then, Dan has been credited with creating new beauty concepts for years.  If you don’t believe us, you can look back through the 1995 archives of LeaderPost Styles & Trends Page and see Dan’s work on the front page showcasing new trends of the time, like the pin curl updo and the very popular perm.  Dan has been also been a platform artist, competition judge, successfully established five salons and is currently co-owner at Daniel Christopher Salon Aveda alongside his wife Carol Pritchard and Son Chris Pritchard. Dan was the 2015 Hairstylist Coordinator for Saskatchewan Fashion Week as well as a contributor since inception in 2012.

A mentor also needs to be able to share skills, knowledge and expertise.  Dan recognizes the importance of early and comprehensive education in creating not only superior artists but also in empowering self confidence in the artist themselves.  Dan is always willing to continually share information and give ongoing support to other professionals so that we can all strengthen our industry together.  So much so, that in 2013, he became co-owner of Richards Beauty College where he works to challenge the status quo of beauty education and create career opportunities for new stylists and providing responsible leadership.

A mentor must also exhibit enthusiasm in the field; and it is infectious to see that our jobs have so much meaning and the potential to create a good life.  Dan consistently shows us that what we do is more than a job, it is a calling and we shouldn’t take the impact that we can make on people’s day lightly.  Dan is a “daymaker” and inspires everyone around him to do the same.  Dan has even created a new tradition that he hopes to implement into all beauty salons, spas and schools; it’s called the Sunshine pin, engraved with a small sun, reminding us all that we have the power to put a little sunshine in  anyone’s day.

Dan has encouraged his past and present team to always embrace their uniqueness, creativity,  be passionate, dream big, but most of all believe in yourself. Dan’s support in new talent and his co-workers over the years has inspired MANY to open up salons of their own and become entrepreneurs.

There is no doubt Dan has conquered success in the hairstyling trade but the beauty is he did not only  build his own success,the true success is all those who he has grown along the way.  A new level of professionalism & expertise is being brought to our new talent today and we have Dan to thank for his vision, contribution and commitment to the industry.

Not only are we celebrating Dan’s 35 years of professional accomplishments, but it is also Dan’s birthday today.  And what better way to say “Happy Birthday” then to dedicate our first “Success Series” blog post to him!

Thank you Dan for all you do.

Doing our research was fun, I now know where to get my next piercing from!

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REGINA — Regina’s passion for fashion continues to grow.

On the heels of Saskatchewan Fashion Week, the Queen City is getting a new fashion styling certificate program, being introduced at Richards Beauty College.

“We believe the demand is there,” said Candyce Fiessel, co-owner of the popular local beauty college.

“Over the past few years, Saskatchewan’s fashion industry has grown into a creative community that has inspired individuals across the province to come together and showcase a diverse platform of talent,” she said. “In efforts to build upon the success of the local fashion industry, Richards Beauty College will be offering a fashion styling program for individuals to develop existing skills, or who want to be part of a creative industry that will continue to prosper for years to come.”

Fiessel, her cousin Chris Pritchard, and friend Chelsea Petterson founded Saskatchewan Fashion Week four years ago. Then in 2013, Fiessel and her uncle, Dan Pritchard (Chris’ dad), took over the reins at Richards.

For years, Fiessel, Petterson and the Pritchards have nurtured others who have made style their career choice.

“A big inspiration for me is growing people,” Fiessel said.

The annual provincial showcase and new fashion-styling program both provide an opportunity to do that.

“They celebrate the talent in Saskatchewan,” she said.

A hairdresser by trade, Fiessel’s experience in the fashion industry has been “strictly as a consumer.”

But her passion for the beauty industry knows no bounds.

So Fiessel recruited Petterson to be the new fashion-styling program’s main educator. Petterson is co-owner and buyer for Cade Style Lounge and Coda Clothing and Shoes.

The new program is designed for individuals to develop existing skills, as well as those who are new to the fashion industry.

What career opportunities exist? They include retail buyers, visual merchandiser, store planners, inventory control specialist, wholesale agents, manufacturers, retail management, fashion stylists, fashion show co-ordinator, fashion public relations and entrepreneur.

Classes are structured to be “small and intimate … to ensure students are exposed to the right balance of one-to-one and interactive group study.”

Each program is six weeks long, with a total of 48 hours of classes held two evenings per week. Tuition is $600.

Four introductory programs are being offered:

* The foundations of fashion program is a prerequisite for the other three programs.

The class includes a history of modern fashion, teaches how to build mood and inspiration boards, looks at how to dress different body types, and focuses on understanding apparel fundamentals, such as fit, texture and colour, patterns and prints, and layering.

* The fashion styling program teaches everything from how to prep and wrap a styling job to building industry contacts, setting up a photo shoot (editorial, catalogue and advertising) and how to do paperwork and billing as a wardrobe stylist.

* The fashion merchandising and buying program provides an overview of the fashion industry and examines fashion show production, as well as fashion wholesaling. The retail buying component will deal with planning sales and merchandise assortment. Visual merchandising will also be discussed, including developing floor plans and displays to maximize sales.

* The fashion marketing program will examine how the Internet and social networks affect today’s fashion, how to build social media skills in relation to business and branding and how to build a fashion business and brand. Fashion journalism and blogging will also be discussed. And students will be taught how to determining their worth how to price their services and products.

“We are very excited to begin with introductory programs for those looking to aspire a career in the fashion industry,” Fiessel said.

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To apply, please contact admissions@styleacademy.ca or give us a call at 306-522-2077.

The Style Academy is committed to offering the highest quality education and opportunities for advanced training as our industry grows and becomes more innovative.

Our advanced Chemical Peels training consists of a rigorous 2-day program.

 

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Immerse yourself in the world of Makeup Artistry.  This program is designed to broaden your creativity and open up possibilities for a future career in the makeup industry. Through the exploration of the various topics find your passion and speciality to set you apart from the competition. Lessons include live demos and hands-on practice, product knowledge, advanced techniques, fashion and film makeup and so much more!

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To apply, please contact admissions@styleacademy.ca or give us a call at 306-522-2077.

 

 

Join us in our beautiful spa environment to learn one of the most highly demanded services in the spa industry, Pedicures!

Our program will teach you the proper technique and theory behind offering a Basic Pedicure, an upgraded Spa Pedicure, and how to properly offer add-ons such as Shellac Polish, Paraffin Wax, and Foot and Leg Massages.

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