Professional Education

The Bobby Mack & Co team offers hair coloring, cutting, and styling classes to fellow licensed hair professionals!  Custom curriculum can be designed for any level; from fundamentals to advanced techniques in everything from hair painting, traditional balayage, foil highlights, beach waves, and more! We host private studio classes as well as travel to hosting salons.

Classes are 7-hour intensive training programs with packed agendas! The day starts chatting over coffee to discuss class goals; answer questions, and introduce our team and live model.  Next, we will demo a full color application. Following lunch, every participant will get their hands on a head of hair!  Questions are encouraged all throughout class!

Course Offerings

Badass Brunettes: A full day demo and hands-on course covering how to achieve the perfect dimensional brunette. Starting with the demo, Bobby will use a combination of foil, balayage and coloring. Two live models are given beautiful customized hair transformations using our favorite placements and application methods. For the hands-on portion, attendees pair up into teams to tackle their own hair model using their new techniques. We finish the day with a refining styling and a social media discussion on marketing your work.

Lived In Blonde: A day filled with a customized blonding demo followed by hands-on training. This course covers the art of curating the perfect lived-in, effortless blonde using a combination of foiling and balayage. To round out the course, Bobby will review tips on refining formulas. An in-depth breakdown of how to apply glosses, along with the similarities and differences of root tap and smudge applications. Finishing the course with some texture cutting and styling, each attendee will be able to capture the perfect photo of their work!

Bold Blondes: Obsessed with bright blondes?! This full day course focuses on the principles of precision foiling. In order to create the brightest, boldest blondes, Bobby will share his go-to placements, weave & stitch patterns, and formulas. Applying on a live model, each attendee will learn how to cut down on foiling time and increase blonding results based on the hair goal and timing allotment. During the hands on afternoon, each attendee will brighten and blonde their own model, creating the perfect bold blonde babe! We’ll finish with a styling and photo session to post our success!

Painting Waves: As balayage and hair painting have taken the industry by storm over the last decade, refining the classic form of balayage lightening and expanding these concepts to efficient hair painting can be challenging! During this full day demo and hands-on course, Bobby will use both a blonde and brunette live model to demonstrate how, and when, to balayage vs hair paint. Pros and cons to each method will be broken down in detail and these applications will then be applied on each attendees hair model. The course concludes with a specific styling demo to showcase “waves” of color!

Conquering Corrections: Whether your client has layers of box-dye on their hair or if they are just looking for a huge color transformation, this course covers the complexities of tackling a corrective color appointment. From scheduling the appointment to applying the color, Bobby will share his experiences in consultations, goal setting, application sequence and advanced color formulation.  During this full day collaboration, Bobby, alongside all attendees, will conquer 3-5 full color corrections on working together on live models. To round out this course, we will incorporate and apply the fundamental principles of hair cutting customization to match our massive color overhaul!

Building a Badass Business:  Building a business and a brand is no easy task! Since 2014, we have continued to learn and adapt as our business has grown. From writing a business plan; creating your culture; budgeting finances; finding and retaining your dream team; attracting your ideal clientele, and maximizing  social media branding, we are excited to share our best practices! James and Bobby will help you refine your current business, either as a stylist or owner, and help you think big and plan a successful future! This course is offered in two levels. Level One is a half day course which includes a business overview with recommendations and help with strategic planning. Level Two, a full day course, dives deeper into business specifics, budgeting, and team building models to stimulate profit and  success. Level Two is accompanied by a six week check-in conference call to talk about results and solidify your success plan!

Apprentice Training Program: Training your next generation of hair stylists is one of the most important parts of planning your future success! Using our customized training curriculum, you’ll be able to implement guidelines for education and graduation plans.  This half day course covers how to train new employees on your salon culture, expectations, customer service and a comprehensive four-level course each new apprentice will finish before starting their career as a full time stylist! From salon management to stylists mentorship, James and Bobby will help implement a plan that will have both experienced stylists and new team members excited to grow together!



Your ticket includes a Bobby Mack & Co workbook.  Mannequins, along with all color and styling products, will also be provided.  Light lunch and a beverage service is also complimentary.


Good energy, enthusiasm, and collaboration are a "must" for all of our education programs!  In addition, please bring shears and texture shears you are comfortable using on a mannequin; a blow dryer; and any clips or combs you are accustomed to using while you work.

It was a great class and I learned so many new tricks I can’t wait to try on my clients!”
— Judy, salon owner/stylist


Please email for rates and course calendar.  Classes can be held in our Center City Philadelphia Studio or in your own workspace!