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Finishing Authority

When asked who they would trust the most, 56% of consumers said an Expert or Certified Stylist!

68% rank Technical skill and Educational background as very important when choosing a stylist.


Are you ready to choose the discipline that you’re most passionate about and become a true master in finishing?

Your next step is to become a Redken Finishing Authority!

AUTHORITY:  A person with extensive or specialized knowledge about a subject:  an expert.

Finishing Authority


The Redken Finishing Authority program is designed for any graduate of the Redken Specialist program who wants to:

  • Take the next step in their stylist career towards becoming a Redken Certified Finishing Stylist or a Redken Artist
  • Advance their knowledge  and increase their skill in the discipline of finishing hair
  • Use this prestigious title to highlight their status and expand their business
  • Be exposed to “Hot Tips” from industry experts
  • Discover how to make more money behind the chair with add on services and referral business
  • Gain hands on experience of the industry’s latest finishing trends

Redken Finishing Authorities share an enthusiasm and energy – the unique Redken “spirit”!


The Redken Specialist program is a prerequisite to the Redken Finishing Authority program.

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$595 or 39,700 Level Rewards Points

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, AMEX

Tuition: Pay in Full or Deposit

Tuition payments are non-refundable. 50% minimum deposit required at the time of registration. Balance is due no later than 60 days before the program. Points are required to be redeemed in full at the time of registration. You will not receive your study kit in the mail until you are paid in full. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Should an individual be unable to attend the original program in which they registered for, they may reschedule for an alternative date and location within the same calendar year.  If they are unable to commit to another date and location at the time of cancellation, they will be issued a refund, less a $100 processing fee – as funds cannot transfer over into another calendar year.
  • For payments made via Level Reward Points, they will receive a refund, less 6,700 points as a processing fee. The individual will have 3 months to use their refunded points before they expire and can no longer be used.
  • If you fail to cancel your registration a minimum of 72 business hours prior to or do not show up for your scheduled program, all funds will be forfeited. Funds cannot be reimbursed nor transferred to another program.
  • All Redken Authority cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and emailed to the Registration Department. ([email protected])

I have been using Redken products for 5 years, do I have to attend the Redken Specialist program first?

The Redken Finishing Authority program focuses on the skills of finishing and trends. The benefit of attending the Redken Specialist Program is that you will be well prepared with current knowledge of the Redken brand and products that will be used during this program.

I attended the Redken Specialist program 8 years ago, do I need to go again before I can attend Redken Finishing Authority?

The benefit of attending the Redken Specialist program again would be to be completely up to speed with all new product launches and programs. If you are a stylist in an Elite salon and actively update, then you should be able to integrate with no worries.

Do I need to attend Redken Finishing Authority before I take Redken Finishing Certification?

Yes. The Redken Finishing Authority program provides you with the tools for success to study for and pass your Redken Finishing Certification exam.

Do I need to attend all 4 days to become a Redken Finishing Authority?

Yes. You must attend all 4 days at the location you register for. Your program tuition covers all 4 days. To ensure you receive your graduation certificate, you will need to attend all 4 days. Should there be any reason you cannot, please speak to the program facilitator.

Can I transfer into another location/date for the last 2 days?

You must attend all 4 days at your registered location. You cannot transfer into another Redken Finishing Authority program if you already attended one of the days.

Will I receive any materials in the mail prior to the program?

You will receive an e-mail confirmation with important information after you register. All training materials will be provided to you onsite during day 1.

  • 4 days of interactive and hands-on finishing workshops
  • Redken Product Guides
  • Welcome kit including mannequin and Redken materials
  • Redken Finishing Authority Certificate
  • Be an expert in add on services and referral business
  • Be equipped with additional items for your service menu
  • You’ll go back to the salon with finishing tips, techniques and trends

The Redken Finishing Authority program includes:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Principles of Finishing and advanced technical skills
  • Seasonal trends from Redken’s top Finishing stylists
  • Client communication strategies and wealth building tips to increase income
  • Creating service menus to take back to the salon and grow your business