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 ChrisBaran.com – 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.