Lisa Kelley, Brenda Amaral, Jeffrey Kilcoyne, Kerri Hebb, Amy Barr, Jeanne Ridley, Kim Messing and Sharon Clohesy


$795.00 for All 4 Days

Receive a $300 tuition credit to use towards certification if you attend our free hair counsel class.  Contact Coastline @ 978-463-7900 to discuss pricing.

4 Day Course-Several Dates and Locations to Choose From


Shrewsbury, MA     Oct 20/21 & Nov 17/18, 2019
Coastline Enterprise/Tutto USA Academy
908 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Burlington, MA    Oct 20/21 & Nov 17/18, 2019
Hyatt House
2 Van de Graff Drive
Burlington, MA 01803

Norwalk, CT    Oct 27/28 & Dec 8/9, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn
560 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851


Please call (978) 463-7900 to register for classes outside of New England 

Akron, OH     Oct 6/7 & Nov 3/4, 2019    
Hilton Garden Inn-Presented by Northcoast Salon Systems
1307 E. Market Street
Akron, OH 44305 
Contact (978) 463-7900 to Register


East Elmhurst, NY     Oct 6/7 & Nov 3/4, 2019    
Hampton Inn Laguardia Airport-Presented by Stylecare Salon Services
104-04 Ditmers Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY 11369 
Contact (978) 463-7900 to Register


Sarasota, FL     Oct 6, 7 & 8, 2019  3 Day Only
Eco Salon Solutions Academy-Presented by Eco Salon Solutions
5606 Pinkney Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34233
Contact (941) 400-8550 to Register


Campbell, CA     Oct 13 & 14, 2019  2 Day Only
Nova Salon Systems-Presented by Nova Salon Systems
740 Camden Avenue Suite A
Campbell, CA 95008
Contact (408) 400-828-1510 to Register


Dallas, TX    Oct 13/14 & Nov 10/11, 2019
Oct 13/14 First Half Location-Presented by Elite Beauty Solutions

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Downtown/Reunion District
310 South Houston Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Contact (978) 463-7900 to Register

Nov 10/11 Second Half Location-Presented by Elite Beauty Solutions
Blush Dallas Salon
1212 Riverfront Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
Contact (978) 463-7900 to Register


Sharonville, OH    Oct 20/21 & Nov 17/18, 2019
La Quinta Inn & Suites-Presented by Elite Salon Distributors
11029 Dowlin Drive
Sharonville, OH 45241
Contact (978) 463-7900 to Register


Novi, MI    Oct 27/28 & Dec 8/9, 2019
Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel-Presented by Nostra Bella/Dibiase
2111 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48375
Contact (978) 463-7900 to Register



All Classes are from 10am to 4pm

Class check in @ 9:30 am.  Please arrive early to allow time for signing in and setting up your work station.


Combs, clips, apron, notebook, open mind.


This non product specific course is the only of its kind, recognized as a college level course in 8 states.

Has hair color changed dramatically over the last 20 years? From Cellophanes to Glazing, Pre-Softening to Double N’s, Blue Oil to Olaplex. The issues in hair color that plagued us then, still plague us today; coverage, fading, damage, how to make it shinier and healthier, and how to achieve the ultimate blonde. On top of these difficulties we face, there are endless products and categories in our marketing, both in print and online…hair color lines, product lines, current trends, brands, gimmicks, tricks, tips, techniques and new technology. It can be daunting and we buy our way through it all. If all the “miracle products” out there work, then why are we still having the same hurdles year after year? Plus, all of these come with a big ticket price but we don’t always see a return on our investment. They are either short lived trends or too complicated and/or too expensive to keep up with. The best colorists out there are extremely educated and wonderfully creative; a Geek and a Freak. Knowledge: the only key to achieve success.

This 4 Day Program will provide you with the most current education and the latest technology that will turn you into the “Sheldon” of your industry. (A Little Big Bang Theory reference there…if you don’t watch the show give it a try. It’s hilarious and smart just like us). You will learn techniques that will inspire you to be your own creative genius and inspiration.

Our education is generic to any and all brands, and the most sought after in the country…and have I mentioned that Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money is refunded!

DAY 1 AND 2 AGENDA          

This is where you become a Color Geek. Day One is designed to give you the technology and the chemistry behind hair color. How it works, why it works and how to use that knowledge. We delve into every aspect of hair color and the support products you encounter on a daily basis to help you navigate through all the facts and the ridiculous gimmicky fiction.

  • Chemistry of Hair
  • Hair Color Ingredients
  • Hair Product Ingredients
  • Old Technology vs. New Technology
  • Formulation (freaky and geeky)
  • The difference between actual color education and “product use education”
  • Struggles stylists face in an ever changing industry. How to keep up and stand out.
  • How to shop and compare color lines. Which is the best and why.
  • Lots and Lots of Industry Statistics


Let the hands on fun begin! We put all that is learned in Geek Ville to the test…and yes there will be a test.

  • Q and A recap of the first two days
  • Hands On Application of Gray Hair, Blondes, Reds, Fashion Colors and Color Correction. Hands On Requirements for the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists.
  • Formulating Challenges
  • The dreaded test. A great prep test for the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists
  • Review
  • Final Q and A