Workshops & Courses

Workshops & Courses

Cosmetic Chemistry Part 1 and 2 Workshop

Cosmetic Chemistry Part 1 & 2 Workshop

Instructors : Amanda Foxon-Hill
Dates: To be advised(Two Day Workshop)
Location: Sydney
Price : $655.00 per person.(GST inclusive)

Hate chemistry? Let us show you just how much fun it can be as we teach you how a cosmetic product really works! This two day course guides you through the process of developing safe, effective and marketable cosmetic formulations.

We have crafted this course to concentrate on one of the key aspects of the cosmetic formula - surface activity and more specifically the difference between a surfactant and emulsifier and a solubiliser, forming an emulsion and applying that knowledge to all-natural framework formulations ready for refining and scale-up.

 

How to Start Your Own Business

How to Start Your Own Business Workshop

Instructor : Amanda Foxon-Hill
Dates: To be advised.
Location: Sydney
Price : $325.00 per person.(GST inclusive)

If you want to launch your own brand, or would like to improve your business, increase sales and reduce your stress levels, then this is the workshop for you!
Take the mystery out of labeling laws, liabilities, insurances and cosmetic and TGA regulations and let us guide you through these essential areas of your business development, so it becomes easy to understand and enjoyable. These areas may seem like the less exciting necessities of your business, but our easy style and a relaxed environment make it a joy to soak up years of her industry knowledge compacted succinctly into one day. Plus we can guarantee you will enjoy the benefits of increased sales, new marketing prowess and a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of running a successful business. We will also teach you how to communicate your brand effectively. She believes in surpassing the humdrum of industry standards and addressing the individual needs of your client to gain their confidence and loyalty. Protect and empower yourself and your brand, with the information you need to succeed in your new venture.

 

Create Your Own Skincare Stage One Workshop

Create Your Own Skincare Stage One Workshop

Instructor : Amanda Foxon-Hill
Dates: To be advised.
Location: New Directions Showroom, 47 Carrington Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 (Free Parking)
Price : $385.00 per person.(GST inclusive)

If you have always wanted to make your own retail standard cosmetics, then this inspirational workshop is perfect for you.

This is a course suitable for beginners right through to spa and salon owners. Whether you are interested in just making products for your own use or aspire to be the next cosmetic giant this course offers you a fun and hands-on dive into what is a fascinating and rewarding industry.

During this course you will learn how to put together a range of different skin care products from serums and creams to spritzers and face masks using the New Directions bases are starting points. Together we explore what makes Australian Native Botanicals so potent and beneficial for the skin, discuss the benefits of using essential oils in your skin care formulations and learn more about how the cosmetic industry works.

 

Create Your Own Skincare Stage Two Workshop

Create Your Own Skincare Stage Two Workshop

Instructor : Amanda Foxon-Hill
Dates: To be advised.
Location: New Directions Showroom, 47 Carrington Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 (Free Parking)
Price : $385.00 per person.(GST inclusive)

After completing Create Your Own Skincare Stage One workshop, you will be ready to take a much closer look at what goes on inside a cosmetic product and how products achieve the things they claim on the label!

This one-day hands-on workshop introduces you to a range of different actives including peptides, vitamins, herbs, AHA's and enzymes. You will discover the biological targets of each different type of ingredient, how to formulate safely with different technologies and how to combine actives for a fuller, faster effect.

 

The Chemistry of Cleansers Workshop

The Chemistry of Cleansers Workshop

Instructor : Amanda Foxon-Hill
Dates: To be advised.
Location: New Directions Showroom, 47 Carrington Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 (Free Parking)
Price : $385.00 per person.(GST inclusive)

This workshop has been designed to take what you have learned in Cosmetic Chemistry Part 1 and 2 Workshop and apply it to a section of the market that is diverse, interesting and lucrative for brand owners. This hands-on course explores the many different types of cleansers on the market from Castile Soap to oil-to-milk technology, Cream washes, Gels, Foams and Micellar waters. We explore what it takes to remove different types of dirt from the skin and work together to create some exciting formulations based on your choice of exfoliants, vegetable oils and aromas from our selection.

Please note that this is NOT a soap making workshop, we do cover working with Castile soap but not saponification of vegetable oils.

 

Create Your Own Urban Haircare Stage One

Create Your Own Urban Haircare Stage One Workshop

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

Styling Edition!

Calling all hair product brand owners, product developers and hair fashion enthusiasts!

This one day course offers you the opportunity to explore and apply the science and beauty behind urban haircare. The formulations we develop pay homage to the iconic and timeless Sydney side aesthetic that combines edgy high-fashion with a laid-back beachside chic. The results? Nutritive, easy-to-wear products that deliver photo-shoot ready hair with minimal fuss.

The six formulations we create together balance the science of runway ready styling with the wisdom of scalp health and vitality ensuring comfort, wearability and a level of performance that instils confidence.

 

Create Your Own Urban Haircare Stage Two

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)

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.