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Master Class Supplement 2018

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// by KARIE L. FROST GETTY IMAGES STRONG MENTORSHIP TODAY GUARANTEES A THRIVING HAIR INDUSTRY TOMORROW. For Matrix artistic director Nicholas French, the words of his father—famed UK hairdresser Freddy French—left an indelible mark on him. "He always said, 'It's even more important what you leave behind.' So I've always had the attitude to encourage and mentor up-and-coming stylists to take our industry to the next level," recalls French, who regularly leads "Icons and Legends" teaching and mentoring events at Skyfall, his education center in Palm Springs, California. If Freddy French's words ring true to you, mentorship may be an enriching way to take what you love about being behind the chair and sharing that knowledge with others. But what does it take to be a strong mentor? Industry pros that have made teaching a major part of their careers share what it means to lead and pave the way for others. 22 | MASTER CLASS | AUGUST 2018 Follow Leader the

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