Chris Baran

Global Artistic Directors

Live or digital, Redken education is transformational. Redken provides an environment of safety where true learning and discovery changes lives behind the chair. I know because it transformed me and it will transform you too.

As one of the Education Artistic Directors of Redken, Chris created a vision for trend shoots as well as styling and finishing techniques. He helped develop the core curriculum taught across the country and around the world in Principle Based Design and Finishing. Alongside Redken Education, Chris is a key facilitator for the Train-the-Trainer programs both internationally and domestically.

Chris divides his time between major trade shows, Hands-On Workshops, and as a stylist during New York Fashion Week seasonally. He is also the owner and President of Fuel Productions and – a company dedicated to creating easy-to-understand training systems and problem solving techniques for the salon stylist.

Some of Chris’ accolades are Canada’s Hairdresser of the Year; Abbie Award for Best Educational Program; NAHA Award for Master Stylist; Canada’s Mirror Awards for International Stylist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award; and twice been named in the US and Canada as Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year and Educator of the Year.

Internationally in demand, Chris relaxed teaching style, easy how-to approach and sense of humor makes sessions with him feel both organically organized as he combines his technical and creative skill sets that will help grow your client demand.
Education Upcoming Events
  • 08/17

    Elite Salon Facilitation Training

    Jason Gribbin | Chris Baran

    This class will reward and recognize Redken Elite salons with exclusive education from the best educators. This class will focus on facilitation skills. 

    404 Fifth Ave. 2nd Floor (37th Street Corner) , New York

  • 09/21

    Powerful Presenting

    Chris Baran | Chris Moody

    Heart racing, sweaty palms? Its not a heart attack -- it’s stage fright! Getting onstage or presenting at your salon can make even the most experienced hairdressers nervous. With coaching from our expert facilitators Chris Baran, Chris Moody and Jason Gribbin you will be ready for the spotlight! In a highly supportive environment not only will you improve your ability to train others, but you will understand and fulfill the needs of the learners in order to maximize each person's potential. Accelerate the learning process and increase information retention. You have what it takes, get ready for a standing ovation!

    404 Fifth Avenue 2nd Floor (37th St corner) , New York

  • 10/19

    Hair Cutting With Sam Villa, Chris Baran and Philip Barwick

    Sam Villa | Chris Baran | Philip Barwick

    Take your skills to a higher level with two of the industry’s most phenomenal artists – Sam Villa and Chris Baran. Free your imagination, and learn how to use your shears and razor in new ways. Explore non-traditional cutting methods that create design trends. To attend this class, you should have a good grasp of  hair cutting and a desire to stretch your skills to the edge!

    404 Fifth Avenue 2nd Floor (37th St corner) , New York

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