Chris Baran

Redken Education Artistic Director and a NAHA Master Stylist Winner

Chris has created Redken’s vision for trend shoots, styling and finishing techniques. He helps develops the core curriculum taught across the country and around the world in Principle Based Design and Finishing, Redken education and fashion’s hottest trends. And he is a key facilitator for Redken’s train-the-trainer programs, both internationally and domestically. So he’s pretty good at what he does.

Alongside his work as Education Artistic Director, Exchange Facilitator, and training coach, Chris makes time for major trade shows, hands-on workshops with schools like Tricoci University, and as a stylist for New York Fashion Week. He is also the owner and president of Fuel Productions, a company dedicated to creating easy to understand technical training systems and problem-solving for salon stylists.

Fuel Education System

Chris Baran has been cutting hair for 45 years, training hundreds of thousands of hairdressers in 26 countries to understand the Principles of Design and the Principles of Finishing, developed in cooperation with Redken 5th Ave. Everyone has heard the expression, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This is the truth at the heart of the Fuel for Education System. If you understand hair, you’ll never need to learn another haircut. You will know, just by looking at it, how to recreate any design out there.  You will have the understanding that unlocks your creativity, paving the way for you to go from good to Great. Chris’ promise: Any cut, any style, any time. And it’s all yours for less than the cost of a good pair of shears.

Chris breaks his massive experience down into easy to absorb bites with clear lessons in a See-Do format. First you watch, and then you do it yourself. Then Chris explores the most common mistakes with you. The DVDs, in conjunction with the Manual, Workbook, and Lesson Plan, create a fast, efficient highway for learning.

Awards and Achievements

Chris Baran’s accolades include Canadian Hairdresser of the Year, an ABBIE for Best Educational Program, and the prestigious Master Stylist title at the NAHA Awards. Chris was recognized at the Mirror Awards as International Stylist of the Year, and received its Lifetime Achievement Award. Twice named Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year and Educator of the Year in Canada and in the US, Chris is in worldwide demand. A lot.

Whether in the US or in the 30 plus countries seeking his expertise, his relaxed teaching style, sense of humour and easy how-to approach make his sessions fly by, and they pay off with increased technical and creative skills that grow client demand. Kaboom.