ABOUT CHAULK EDUCATION

Chaulk is hair colour education, which is brand neutral. We encourage complete creative freedom to allow each individual to improve his or her own aptitude, dexterity, and expertise when learning.

Chaulk founders Sarah Spiers and Lianne Storer are considered some of the most knowledgeable colour experts within the UK. Two girls who love to colour hair with freedom, no commitment to brands, and an alternative approach to learning. London educators with over 30 years experience in hair colour.

Individually having their own journeys, Sarah and Lianne have now joined forces to create Chaulk Education. 

Bringing London education to your door.

After shaking off the restrictions of working with branded colour houses, we have incorporated our wealth of knowledge and exceptional talent to create colour education that is brand free, giving a unique experience without limitations.

What we do at CHAULK

We are forever learning and building on our findings, to create the most up to date education. Always inquisitive and reflecting on what we have achieved to create the best results for your team.

Our course format’s are malleable, we work on refreshing our techniques whenever we see a change in the industry and within the salon, moving towards helping achieve clients expectations.

Our approach is very team friendly. All our courses are made to fit each team.

How do we do this?

We like to have in-depth consultations with each team to decipher the best course outline. This may take more than one conversation, especially when dealing with Sarah, she loves to chat.

NO BRANDS, NO BULLSHIT, NO LIMITATIONS.

WHO ARE WE?

I have always wanted to know ‘The Why’ in pretty much anything that I came across, it drove my family mad. Science at school always took my interest and I think the larger secrets to science always have intrigued me.  When starting at Toni and Guy in the mid-eighties, under the inspiring mentor Tony (Peter) Ulatovski. The technical side of hairdressing pulled me in. I loved learning the science of hair — it seemed to make sense to me.  Moving to London west end and working in the colour teams at Paul Edmonds and then Trevor Sorbie where I worked alongside the incredibly creative Eugene Souleiman and Sally Brooks (then later managed the team at Brooks and Brooks) I learned a how to listen to the team and find solutions for colour problems. This gave me the drive to share what I had learned.  So of course the next step into coaching was ideal, sharing my skills with knowledge hungry apprentices’, such as Sophia Hilton, Kim Rance and Jonathan DeFrancesco, became my drive and taught me a lot about the psychology in learning.  These experience’s also helped me to understand how liaising with people was so important, getting an understanding of their hair ideas helped me to capitalise ‘The Why’.  I now impart this into coaching at Chaulk. I have to admit, I do get very expressive and animated when explaining my passion. There is always a energy and a sense of discovery when I teach. Every individuals unique technique is a journey to me and boy do I love it when I witness a eureka moment.  It used to really upset me when I heard comments such as colour technicians are half a hairdresser. Then I realised these comments where usually said because of the fear for the science of hair, unfortunately our basic hairdressing training leaves a lot of blank spaces. Once notion became clear to me, I was able to approach and support education with more vigour and compassion.  Throughout my 30 years in colouring hair, I have had my own eureka moments and they have definitely helped to shape and establish the foundations to the way we coach at Chaulk.,I am now on a journey to share my findings with those who want to learn. With the help and support of my co director Lianne, we are making waves in the industry.

Hairdressing was something I fell into, when looking for a part time job while still at school….  

When starting at Toni and Guy in the mid-eighties, under the inspiring mentor Tony (Peter) Ulatovski. The technical side of hairdressing pulled me in. I loved learning the science of hair — it seemed to make sense to me. 

Moving to London west end and working in the colour teams at Paul Edmonds and then Trevor Sorbie where I worked alongside the incredibly creative Eugene Souleiman and Sally Brooks (then later managed the team at Brooks and Brooks) I learned a how to listen to the team and find solutions for colour problems. This gave me the drive to share what I had learned.

So of course the next step into coaching was ideal, sharing my skills with knowledge hungry apprentices’, such as Sophia Hilton, Kim Rance and Jonathan DeFrancesco, became my drive and taught me a lot about the psychology in learning.

These experience’s also helped me to understand how liaising with people was so important, getting an understanding of their hair ideas helped me to capitalise ‘The Why’. 

I now impart this into coaching at Chaulk. I have to admit, I do get very expressive and animated when explaining my passion. There is always a energy and a sense of discovery when I teach. Every individuals unique technique is a journey to me and boy do I love it when I witness a eureka moment. 

Throughout my 30 years in colouring hair, I have had my own eureka moments and they have definitely helped to shape and establish the foundations to the way we coach at Chaulk., I am now on a journey to share my findings with those who want to learn. With the help and support of my co director Lianne, we are making waves in the industry.

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The hair journey began for me in the North of England, watching my mum spend hours having her Perm in the salon, wanting to be the hairdresser, and generally fascinated by it all.  I was always a busy stylist (some may say a money maker), always having a dream for more.

I had a shared love for cutting and colouring and always had real difficulty when people asked me the question ‘which skill do you enjoy most?’, for me I could never imagine one without the other.

I always remember being told that you could never be truly amazing at both or a jack of all trades, I disagree. I decided to step away from my northern roots and move to London. I joined RUSH who were exciting and hungry for growth, working in flagship stores, travelling the world and being part of huge shows, this is where my passion for colour and education really began.

Teaching was what really made me smile and gave me the fulfilment I needed. After working alongside large brands within the industry for several years I knew I wanted change, something fresh and new. I always felt the restrictions of only being able to use certain products, confused as to why we felt we had to stick to a certain brand idea, why couldn’t we have it all? I felt this is where the limitations were really holding me and others alike back.

After reconnecting with Sarah, I realised that we had a strong understanding of how we wanted to give back to the industry. Our careers were different, yet we had the same vision and ‘want’ for our industry and the future of the youth.

Chaulk is a collaboration of our journeys, our knowledge, and our love for passing on this vision in an every growing, mind-blowing industry. Most of all it’s about doing it with freedom.