A cutting-edge one-day workshop for a lasting hairdressing career.

Staying ahead of the curve is key in the hairdressing realm.

This course covers current cut and color techniques that are both fashionable and wearable, and thus high-demand styles.

You'll also delve into the editorial world, including hair and makeup methods as well as photography basics.

The end result? A diverse array of insights that equip and empower you to be an industry pro.

Look and Learn

K-Gloss Class

Color Classes

Editorial Styling | Makeup Classes

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Educator Bios

  • Team Member

    Winnie Loo

    Award-winning Entrepreneur and Founder of A Cut Above Group of Salons and Academy 36 years ago, a young girl with great passion in hair cutting started her career with a pair of scissors and skilful hands. That was the birth of the #1 hair salon in Malaysia, A Cut Above (ACA). In a trade once wrongly perceived as the path for dropouts or individuals with problematic backgrounds, she proved the world wrong and went on rocking with style as Malaysia’s most talked about hair maestro. Today, Winnie Loo stands as one of the most versatile and innovative woman entrepreneurs with 19 salons and counting. To date, she has won numerous prestigious awards under her belt such as The Brand Laureate SMEs Brand Personality Awards 2011, Ernst & Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 and many more. Now, she is bringing her career to a greater height by opening the first overseas ACAAcademy in New York City. She is here to share the experience and knowledge she has acquired all these years in creating cutting edge skills in the hair industry.

    Team Member

    Emma Wolfe

    Emma Wolfe's passion has always been educating her peers as well as her clients. She is a Vidal Sassoon trained stylist who has been practicing her craft since an early age. Her emphasis as a stylist has always been precision cutting which caters to a wash and wear clientele; the everyday woman. Her fundamental training is the building block she uses to create beautiful shapes in the hair. Her dedication to the art of hair cutting is evident by the finished look.

    Team Member

    Yolanda Recinos

    National Bilingual Educator and Master Colorist for Chromastics hair color. Having over 10 years experience, when she is not behind the chair, she is traveling around the country to train and share her artistry. Aside from hair color, She has also worked for several different styling lineswhere shehasmastered her skills in styling. Having worked the NYC fashion week inspired her to open her horizon to photo shoots, videography and editorial work. She then partnered with renowned Avant Garde stylist Palma N’Sheluvzit.Yolanda was instrumental in managing Palmas work, having it entered into art galleries, resulting in a nomination for an editorial award for 2015 NAHA. They decided to share their knowledge by traveling around the country in hair shows and private salons. Their companyMakeYaMarkconsults and trains other artists in the industry to not only walk in peoples lives but to also leave a mark. They have teamed up with an inspiration to the hair world Ms.


As the founder of A Cut Above—a Malaysia-based salon group and academy—it's an overwhelming step for our academy to now have a presence in New York City.

In business, it's amazing to see how one strong partnership with the right person can create an incredible impact on success. And this has proven particularly evident after a chance to work with Jerry Chee of Le Salon East presented itself. Knowing that together we are able to inspire more people in the hairdressing industry, I'm more than happy to come on board and launch the A Cut Above Academy in New York City.

Education unlocks limitless new opportunities, and we aim to inspire more hairdressers to excel in their chosen profession.

With the vast experience and knowledge Jerry and I have acquired around trends in both the East and West, we are excited to pass on the best of both worlds.

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