ヘアカラーアカデミー Hair Coloring Academy

For future colorists and stylists talented in coloring

Courses Available in FY2018

For future colorists and  stylists talented in coloring

Hair coloring services are a given in salons today. Standing out and becoming a winner in the salon business comes down to this: have a greater number of stylists talented in coloring. The kakimoto arms Hair Coloring Academy fosters not only expert colorists but also stylists who love the art of hair coloring.

Master coloring tips today, offer them in the salon tomorrow!

The course kicks off with kakimoto arms’ hair coloring basics, and unveils all the variations of coloring techniques that kakimoto arms colorists offer to clients every day.

Hands-on practice with models!

Students experience real-life hair coloring services useful in the salon straight away, from counseling to finishing. By watching demonstrations and practicing on actual models (cast by kakimoto arms), students are introduced to the tension of salon work, and at the same time, acquire the communication skills essential in the salon.

kakimoto arms top colorists as instructors!

An academy not for teaching but for exploring together

Thanks to strong popular demand, the kakimoto arms Hair Coloring Academy established in 1999 relaunched in April 2014. The curriculum is designed around in-salon coloring services that win the heart of clients. It offers hands-on experience of everything we've developed over the years-our knowledge and techniques of hair coloring, and even our skills for communicating with clients. Join us and explore an array of case studies. Your newly acquired talent will be useful in the salon right away.

Noriko Takahara (Colorist, kakimoto arms Roppongi Hills)

Expertise acquired over 20 years in the salon to be unveiled

The year 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the debut of kakimoto arms' first hair colorist. I look forward to sharing with many participants every last tip and trick we've acquired over the past two decades in the salon. The value of hair coloring is in a process of transition today. Don't miss this opportunity to take your first steps into the future.

Harumi Iwakami (Colorist, kakimoto arms Aoyama)

Courses Available in FY2018

Pick a course from among the following four courses.

5-Day Intensive Course

This course covers techniques ranging from basic design to kakimoto 3D highlight, trend design, and gray coverage.

  • Location:Aoyama Academy, Tokyo
    3F, 5-6-12 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Capacity:10 persons
  • Fee:250,000 yen (without tax)
  • Session 1: June 19 (Mon)–22 (Fri), 2018 / Instructor: Noriko Takahara (scheduled)
  • Session 2: Sept. 17 (Mon)–21 (Fri), 2018 / Instructor: Noriko Takahara (scheduled)
  • Session 3: Feb. 18 (Mon)–22 (Fri), 2019 / Instructor: Noriko Takahara (scheduled)

5-day course curriculum

(Display models are provided by kakimoto arms; students are required to provide a model for hands-on practice)

Day 1

10am to 6pm on Monday

Model display and seminar using models

Hands-on practice with wigs and models

Control of the four basics

Beautiful coloring starts with complete control of the four basics (material, formulation, technique, and design).

  1. Material: Acquire the skills to determine hair type, damage, natural color level, contributing pigment, residual color, etc.
  2. Formulation: Understand the properties of coloring products, and learn to select the appropriate formula
  3. Technique: Learn the basics of full hair coloring and weaving
  4. Design: Gain the knowledge to create a personal color for every patron

* In hands-on practice with wigs, students will master weaving basics and highlight touch-ups.

Day 2

9am to 5pm on Tuesday

Model display and seminar using models

Silky gloss coloring

・Learn basic highlighting technicques.
・Master the points of selecting beige and greige coloring agents.

Uses a blend of highlights three levels darker or lighter than the natural color level to create glossy colors with soft sheer.

Day 3

9am to 5pm on Wednesday

Model display and seminar using models

kakimoto 3D coloring (roof highlight <surface design>, Miranda highlight <face-framing design>, fringe highlight <nape design>)

・Master the points of selecting cool-tone coloring agents.

A blended highlight design accentuated when the hair moves, 3D coloring uses highlights five levels darker or lighter than the natural color in combination with designed tips (triangle, square, and butterfly). Students will also learn toning techniques for adding color to the highlights.

Day 4

9am to 5pm on Thursday

Model display and seminar using models

Jessica highlight

A design that uses subtle highlighting techniques to present the highlights whichever way the hair moves, this stylish, trending design applies highlights down to the tips for an ashy tone and soft, silky matte texture resembling non-Asian hair.

Students will also learn to control bleaching formulations.

Day 5

9am to 5pm on Friday

Model display and seminar using models

Gray coverage (coloring for older generations)

・Master the points of selecting coloring agents.

Acquires techniques to propose ideas that appeal to mature women and provide the proposed design. Specifically learns how to express clear colors that can be achieved only in a hair salon, points to choose glossy coloring agents and coloring processes, and use a toner.

3-Day Short-term Course

This course covers techniques that can be used immediately in a salon environment: basic highlight designs, kakimoto 3D coloring, and gray coverage.

  • Location:Aoyama Academy, Tokyo
    3F, 5-6-12 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Capacity:10 persons
  • Fee:150,000 yen (without tax)
  • Session 1: July 30 (Mon)–Aug. 1 (Wed), 2018 / Instructor: Noriko Takahara (scheduled)
  • Session 2: Jan. 21 (Mon)–23 (Wed), 2019 / Instructor: Noriko Takahara (scheduled)

3-Day Intensive Course Curriculum

(Display models are provided by kakimoto arms; students are required to provide a model for hands-on practice)

Day 1

9am to 5pm

Model display and seminar using models

Silky gloss coloring

・Learn basic highlighting technicques.
・Master the points of selecting beige and greige coloring agents.

Uses a blend of highlights three levels darker or lighter than the natural color level to create glossy colors with soft sheer.

Day 2

9am to 5pm

Model display and seminar using models

kakimoto 3D coloring (roof highlight <surface design>, Miranda highlight <face-framing design>, fringe highlight <nape design>)

・Master the points of selecting cool-tone coloring agents.

A blended highlight design accentuated when the hair moves, 3D coloring uses highlights five levels darker or lighter than the natural color in combination with designed tips (triangle, square, and butterfly). Students will also learn toning techniques for adding color to the highlights.

Day 3

9am to 5pm

Model display and seminar using models

Gray coverage (coloring for older generations)

・Master the points of selecting coloring agents.

Acquires techniques to propose ideas that appeal to mature women and provide the proposed design. Specifically learns how to express clear colors that can be achieved only in a hair salon, points to choose glossy coloring agents and coloring processes, and use a toner.

3-day Monday Course in Nagoya and Sendai

This course covers techniques that can be used immediately in a salon environment: basic highlight designs, kakimoto 3D coloring, and gray coverage.

  • Site:GAMO Studio in Nagoya, GAMO Studio in Sendai
    Nagoya:5F, 1-7-20 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
    Sendai: GA Bldg. 5F, 3-5-23 Honcho, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
  • Capacity:15 persons
  • Fee:150,000 yen (without tax)

  • Nagoya: Jan. 28 (Mon), Feb. 25 (Mon), and Mar. 18 (Mon), 2019 / Instructor: Harumi Iwakami (scheduled)
  • Sendai: Sept. 3 (Mon), Oct. 15 (Mon), and Dec. 10 (Mon), 2018 / Instructor: Noriko Takahara (scheduled)

3-Day Commuting Course on Mondays Curriculum

(Display models are provided by kakimoto arms; students are required to provide a model for hands-on practice)

Day 1

9am to 5pm

Model display and seminar using models

Silky gloss coloring

・Learn basic highlighting technicques.
・Master the points of selecting beige and greige coloring agents.

Uses a blend of highlights three levels darker or lighter than the natural color level to create glossy colors with soft sheer.

Day 2

9am to 5pm

Model display and seminar using models

kakimoto 3D coloring (roof highlight <surface design>, Miranda highlight <face-framing design>, fringe highlight <nape design>)

・Master the points of selecting cool-tone coloring agents.

A blended highlight design accentuated when the hair moves, 3D coloring uses highlights five levels darker or lighter than the natural color in combination with designed tips (triangle, square, and butterfly). Students will also learn toning techniques for adding color to the highlights.

Day 3

9am to 5pm

Model display and seminar using models

Gray coverage (coloring for older generations)

・Master the points of selecting coloring agents.

Acquires techniques to propose ideas that appeal to mature women and provide the proposed design. Specifically learns how to express clear colors that can be achieved only in a hair salon, points to choose glossy coloring agents and coloring processes, and use a toner.

Follow-up Seminar

This seminar is open to students who have completed a past course.

  • Location: Aoyama Academy, Tokyo, 3F, 5-6-12 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Capacity: 30 persons
  • Fee: 10,000 yen (excluding tax)
  • Date: Nov. 26 (Mon), 2018 / Instructor: Noriko Takahara (scheduled)

Follow-up seminar curriculum

(Demo models are provided by kakimoto arms; no hands-on practice)

10:00–15:00(with intermission)

Nov. 13

  1. Main points of counseling and basic to trend designs review
  2. Before and after demo on 3 models
  3. Styling demo for accentuating highlight designs (by professional stylist)
  4. Question and answer
  • ★Each course can be provided for five participants at the minimum.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not met, we will inform the applicants about cancellation 14 days before the day that the seminar starts.
  • ★Deadline for application is generally 14 days before the day that the seminar starts.
  • ★Cancellation fee:14 days before the first day of the seminar: 0% of the fee
    10 days before: 30% of the fee
    7 days before: 50% of the fee
    1 day before: 100% of the fee
  • ★The 3-day Commuting Course on Mondays in Nagoya and Sendai may be cancelled on the day of a session in the event transportation services are disrupted or suspended due to natural disasters or other reasons, and the instructor is unable to travel to the venue. The fee for any seminar cancelled will be refunded.

Coloring products

TEL : +81-(0)3-5464-0018MAIL : haircolor@kakimoto-arms.co.jp

kakimoto arms Aoyama Office 6F, 5-6-10 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Att. Ms. Kuroyanagi)

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    • TEL : +81-(0)3-5464-0018

    • MAIL : haircolor@kakimoto-arms.co.jp

    • kakimoto arms Aoyama Office 6F, 5-6-10 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
      (Att. Ms. Kuroyanagi)

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