A hair how-to school opens in Preston Center on December 30, offering traditional salon services as well as classes so you can apply those professional techniques at home. Form Salon and Hair Education owners Whitney Haynes and LeighAnne Shelton have combined their hairdressing talents and passion for education and turned it into a 3,400-square-foot salon and learning center rolled into one.
Haynes, formally of Osgood O’Neil and L.A.R.C Salon, has more than eight years of experience in the hairdressing industry. She has taught creative styling classes and advanced haircutting and in the process became the director of education at a premier salon in town.
Shelton comes to Form from the Antonie du Chez Hairdressing Academy. She also trained under the renowned Nancy Braun at Loreal’s Professional Institute and studied new techniques for color application at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon and the Marie Robinson Salon.
Form Salon is business as usual on the bottom floor, offering haircuts and color, extensions, Brazilian blow-dry treatments, and more. There are eight colorists, eight stylists and a makeup artist for special events. The learning happens upstairs, where they hold classes for clients and the trade.
Client classes include Beautiful Blowdry, Perfect Ponytail, Glamorous Girls and Tousled Up Do Style, and each can be booked online for $150. Classes are small — four students to one teacher — and instructors focus on technique, not product, through lectures, diagram training, demos and hands-on training with models.
Client sessions are held on Mondays, 10 am-noon, and Saturdays, 5-7 pm. Private classes are also available.