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enter: The Collab Tour 2023

what better way to introduce fresh techniques & a new spin on our salt strands classes than collaborating with other stylists you admire + vibe with?

let’s face it, the hair + extension world can be overwhelming + a little intense.

we are here to show you a different way. luxury services taught in a laid back manner.

each collaboration will showcase the stylist’s signature techniques on at least two live models. you will see everything from start to finish, and we will be covering both color + extensions.

we will keep all classes to 20 stylists, so the environment is intimate and you’re able to get up close to all of the tiny details being taught.

morning refreshments, a catered lunch, swag bags, and afternoon cocktails + mocktails will all be included. 

we mention it all.

q + a will wrap up every class, where we are happy to answer it all. business, photography, pricing structures, color formulas, anything and everything salon related, we’re here to help! 

pick a collab that speaks to you:


with Marissa Sue | @hairbymarissasue

in San Clemente, CA




with Krista Storm x BLEACH | @kristakstorm

in San Clemente, CA




with Gold Coast Color x Shannon Teyler | @stemsalon

in Walnut Creek, CA




with Becky Miller | @beckym_hair

in Gilbert, AZ




with Tabitha Duenas | @hairbytabitha

in San Clemente CA



Val Plunk x Tabitha and Tim Duenas Collab Class

+ Date: February 26, 2023
+ Cost

— presale $1,800
— regular $2,000

+ Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
+ Location: Salt Strands, San Clemente, CA

Class description

Val will be demoing a lived in, dimensional color + extension makeover. She will focus on impactful color placement and intentional pickups to never over foil or waste time. She will also go over a new extension install covering: sectioning, various beadwork options, picking the correct extension colors to mimic the clients natural hair, clipping the extension hair, stitching, cut + style. You will leave ready to implement these techniques as they are direct and impactful.

Tim and Tabitha Duenas of Essential Hair Academy will be demonstrating a complete collab transformation. Tim will be breaking down the fundamentals of haircutting. Showing you how to create a look that is custom tailored for maximum suitability, creating an effortlessly detailed finish. Teaching you the ins and outs of styling.

Tabitha will be sharing years of practice in creating a dimensional color that is both gradient and contrasting. Special attention will be placed on comprehensive placement and formulation. Tim and Tabithas approach to education is to give you the breakdown of how and why so that you leave more inspired and confident in your craft.

Morning refreshments will be provided, as well as a catered lunch, and of course a loaded swag bag that includes all of the educators favorite things.

The day will close out with cocktails and an in depth Q+A. No secrets here, this class is about sharing it all and elevating not only our techniques but our industry as well.

Pre Sale discounted tickets are available November 28 + 29 only.

Set your alarms for 8:00am PST