"My biggest fear as a young stylist at Vidal Sassoon in London, was that a client would sit in my chair and ask me to do a style that I could not do. I think this fear has made me a lifelong learner! 40-years later, I am still hungry to learn and be relevant in today's fashion."

~ Vivienne Mackinder



The Hairdressers–Hairdresser.

Vivienne Mackinder is one of the most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hairdressing profession today. In her work as Artistic Director for industry ‘Grand Masters’ Vidal Sassoon and Trevor Sorbie, Vivienne developed an expertise for precision cutting and an eye for original hair design, from classic, commercial, to avant-garde. 



Based in New York, she grew up in London and subsequently opted to ‘spread her wings’ to the United States. She has been honoured with numerous awards, including the prestigious IBS ‘Editors’ Choice Awards (three times). As well as the much-coveted North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). Plus, the NAHA “Lifetime Achievement”. 

Vivienne is an ‘in-demand’ featured guest artist-educator for premier international events worldwide and her work is consistently published in the international press. Vivienne’s career, as a master stylist, is divided between online education, editorial and advertorial shoots, advertising campaigns and countless special events as featured artist, not to mention her work for entertainment entities, MTV, and the VH-1 Fashion Awards.  As a session stylist, she has collaborated and designed hair collections for runway fashion collections in New York, Paris, and London.

Vivienne pioneered online learning 19-years ago with HairDesignerTV.com. The home of over 2,000 online tutorials in cut, long hair styling, color, creativity, and mentoring. 

It only took 40 years to figure it out!

I have developed a new method of training that is producing remarkable results.  The transformation in stylists work is something I have never seen before in my career! It outperforms the 1,000's of main stage events and workshops I have hosted over the years.

Why may you ask?

It's the blend in technology with the human touch. Which makes the VM approach modern and relevant to the world we live in today. NO TRAVEL IS REQUIRED!

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Vivienne Mackinder enables hairstylists to further their careers through her Exclusive Certified Training Programs.

"I did not think it possible to change my clientele after 35 years. But The HairDesigner Program, changed my world. I have increased my retention and referrals. Plus I am having more fun in my salon life."

~ Cindy Elliot

"It is hard to put into words the impact Vivienne Mackinder and her courses have had on my career. I've found new confidence and joy in my work!  When you follow the process and practice what Vivienne teaches, the money just follows."

~ Brad Shaw
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