ARTISTS: WHITNEY HAYNES, LEIGHANNE SHELTON, MATTIE MICHELLE
BRAND: FORM SALON AND HAIR EDUCATION
EDUCATION: Intimate and Customized Color & Cutting Education
LOCATION: Academy based in Dallas and travels for outside education
the LEFT BRAIN group: Marketing Support & Sales Representation
FORM is about design and structure. A sound foundation is key to the development of hair education. Once the foundation is established, we are free to use this pattern to create our art. FORM is a community of hair stylists, hair colorists, and hairdressers committed to the growth of our craft, creativity, and continuing education.
At our academy in Dallas, we hold a class ratio of 1 educator to 6 students. Book a course and have our educators come to you, with a class ratio of 1 educator to 8 students. You may also book an individuality course and work with one of our educators one-on-one. We will work with you using lectures, diagram training, demos, and hands on training with appropriate models.
Co-owner of FORM Salon and Hair Education, Whitney Haynes has in the past 8 years produced, directed, and worked fashion shows and many photo shoots. In 2013 she was awarded one of the top 10 hairstylist in North America through Davines WWHT, Paris. She has taught blow-drying, creative styling classes, and basic, intermediate, and advanced hair cutting, and in the process became the Director of Education of a premier salon in Dallas, Tx.
Whitney has also had the pleasure of learning from many talented hair dressers and educational companies which include, but are not limited to: Vidal Sassoon London, Allilon Education, Toni&Guy, Ramona Eschbauch- Editorial Stylist, Ronnie Stam- Editorial Stylist, PropagandaHair (based in London and Paris), Davines, Shu Uemura, Oribe, Orlando Pita, and Tim Hartley.
For the past 12 years, Mattie Michelle has transformed countless imitation colors into trademark tresses. These one-of-a-kind color formulas come from years of studying under the biggest names in the biz. See if you recognize any of her mentors: the folks at Paul Mitchell®, Toni & Guy®, Wella, Davines, 3DeLuxe Professional, Goldwell, Cut Color USA and more. In 2012 Mattie was a finalist representing North America at Davines- WWHT World Style Contest.
Mattie also draws influence from her around-the-world travels. Whether Australia or London, New Zealand or Nigeria, you can’t miss the global vibe in her work. She originally pursued a career in broadcasting and, through a few life turns, ended up on a different path … one that led straight to her being a colorist for some of Dallas' most beautiful women.
Now Mattie Michelle spends her days customizing color ‘dos for the hippest clients in the city. She also has a blossoming singing/songwriting career. Mattie lives in Dallas and is constantly looking for fresh inspiration for new color concoctions.
THE BALAYAGE TECHNIQUE
Co-owner of FORM Salon and Hair Education and founder of BalayageDallas.com, Leighanne Shelton has been named by the beauty industries best as the “go to expert” for Balayage hair color and corrective color work. It's with no surprise that Leighanne, who hails from New York City’s landmark John Frieda Salon, has turned many traditional foil highlight- clients on to the more natural looking Balayage highlight and Ombre application.
Leighanne had a natural talent for color formulations and started gravitating towards color services. She sought out new techniques for color application by taking advanced color training classes at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon and the Marie Robinson Salon. During her time working in New York Leighanne trained with the renowned Nancy Braun at Loreal’s Professional Institute and with Renee Patronik, named by the New York Times as the best colorist for brunettes. She has recently teamed up with Whitney Haynes, formerly of Osgood Oneil salon and L.A.R.C. salon, who is most well known in the industry for her cutting edge techniques and passion for education. They have combined their talents and efforts to integrate Whitney’s current business and passion-FORM hair education, into a high end salon, FORM Salon.
MODERN MEN'S GROOMING
Michael Alton is a 16 year veteran of the salon industry. His talents have been harnessed at high-end salons such as Toni & Guy, where he started his career, Aveda and The Halo Salon.
Michael’s experience ranges from stylist to educator. His creativity as an artist is matched only by his skillful precision and intuitive vision. When he is not at the salon, or teaching, you can find Michael with his family, or building/restoring custom motorcycles.