Create Your Own Urban Haircare Stage 2 Workshop

Create Your Own Urban Haircare Stage 2 Workshop

Create Your Own Urban Haircare Stage Two Workshop

Instructor : Amanda Foxon-Hill
Dates: To be advised.
Location: New Directions Showroom, 47 Carrington Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 (Free Parking)
Price : $395.00 per person.(GST inclusive)

Workshop Overview

An Insiders' Guide to Deep Conditioning Hair!

Deep conditioning starts from within the follicle and that's where this course takes you. We explore the science and beauty of caring for hair naturally. We explore hair nutrition and chemistry before diving into our hands-on 'how to' guide to product application and selection. This course specifically covers the needs of curly, frizzy, coily and/ or damaged hair but the scalp conditioning tips and insights apply to all hair types.

During this one day course you will customise and build a range of six different formulations all designed to work with rather than against the hair.

The course is designed to suit brand owners, hair product enthusiasts, stylists and salon owners alike and while the emphasis is on natural ingredients as actives, some safe synthetics may be present in the formula bases.

Key topics covered in this course include:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of scalp and hair health and apply that to natural product creation
  • Become familiar with hair classifications and the needs of different hair types.
  • Understand how different ingredients and technologies can be used to hydrate the hair.
  • Investigate different vegetable oils and be able to select emollient ingredients based on their suitability for scalp protection, shine, nutrition and cleansing.
  • Evaluate different protein sources for hair strength, flexibility and hydration.
  • Understand how different plant based ingredients including extracts and essential oils can add value to their hair formulations
  • Explore the psychology of good and bad hair days as we tap into what makes a product click with your audience.

Instructor Profile

To ensure your learning experience can be applied and customised to suit your aspirations the course is taught from both a chemistry and an application perspective:

Amanda Foxon-Hill is our in-house cosmetic chemist teaching expert. She has over twenty years experience in guiding students and brand owners through new product development and onto launch, trouble-shooting and customisation. Amanda's approach is to meet students where they are at which often starts with identifying and investigating the myths and misconceptions around the topic before focusing on building a solid foundation of scientific literacy. This approach is designed to teach you how, rather than what to think.

Amanda also consults to the cosmetics industry on all aspects of green chemistry and product development and advocates the promotion of sensible science to consumer groups via her blog

Amanda has a degree in Chemistry and a Diploma in Cosmetic Science and Formulating.

What's Included

  • Included in the course is a take-home booklet of starting-point formulations. These formulations are built on naturally derived active ingredients and are designed to inspire further experimentation.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be issued.


New Directions will make every effort to ensure that the workshop and the program content will take place as advised. Please note however, New Directions reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any workshop and its content at any time as circumstances dictate. In the event that a workshop is cancelled by New Directions, the registrant will be entitled to a credit or refund to the value of the cost of the workshop only. New Directions will not be financially responsible for consequential losses such as airfares, accommodation and so on. Should a workshop be cancelled, registrants will be notified by email or phone with as much notice as possible. Every effort will be made to provide a workshop of equivalent standard and value at a future date and registrants will be advised of the same.

Workshop Booking Cancellation Policy:

Once a workshop booking has been confirmed, all workshop bookings are non-refundable however may be transferred to another date if available, gifted to a nominated person, or a credit to the maximum value of the workshop can be saved to use for purchases of New Directions products and services via the website, over the phone or within our showroom. Workshop booking cancellations must be made no later than 7-days prior to the scheduled date of the workshop.