Virtual Runway Styling Course Q&A

Virtual Runway Styling Course Q&A2018-05-05T00:32:20+00:00

Q: I am still in Beauty School and haven’t got my license yet. Am I able to participate?
A: Yes, the course is available to hairdressers at all levels.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: We do not offer refunds. If you are unable to complete the course due to unforeseen circumstances, we can look into offering you a credit of what you’ve paid towards a future course, however that must be worked out and approved on a case-by-case basis.

Q: What does my course admission include?

  •  All course materials/curriculum
  • Six interactive webinars with Jon Reyman
  • Access to over 400 educational videos via a 3 month subscription to Salon Pro Rx
  • Individual critiques and feedback on your YouTube video assignments where you demonstrate techniques used at Fashion Week
  • If you complete the course and all assignments you’ll be guaranteed to work backstage with Jon at a minimum of two Fashion Week shows
  • If you successfully complete the course you’ll be on Jon’s “go-to” list for other industry events including Bridal and Men’s Fashion Week.

Q: I have a very busy schedule. What if I am unable to make a webinar?
A: If you can’t attend a live webinar no worries. Each webinar is recorded and available
to view at your convenience on Youtube.

Q: What methods of payment are accepted?
A: We accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover Cards. We do not take checks.

Q: How does your payment plan work?
A: The payment plan would consist of 3 equal payments (credit card only) one payment
every other week. Your tuition must be paid in full prior to participating in Fashion Week.

Q: Can I access webinars and Salon Pro Rx videos from my iPhone/ Android?
A: Yes

Q: What types of assignments will I have to complete?
A: You will have weekly assignments inclusive of watching online SPRx curriculum videos and demonstrating you have mastered the techniques by filming yourself performing the skills on a mannequin or live model and posting your video(s) for review on your YouTube channel.

Q: How long do my technique demonstration videos that I upload to YouTube need to be?
A: Your videos just need to be long enough to demonstrate that you have mastered the technique. We need to see that you can do all steps and the finished result. You do not want to make your videos too long or you’ll have difficulty uploading them to YouTube.

Q: How will my assignments be graded? Is it pass/fail?
A: Your video assignments will be reviewed and critiqued prior to each weekly webinar. You will receive constructive feedback via your YouTube channel and you are expected to take the feedback and continue to practice the technique until you’ve mastered it. As long as you complete all of your assignments/videos and demonstrate the ability to do the techniques, you will complete the course and be able to work backstage at Fashion Week.

Q: How many Fashion Week shows will I get to work backstage at?
A: We guarantee you will work backstage at a minimum of two shows, however we will always do our best to get you as many shows as possible.

Q: How many models will I get to work on at a show?
A: You will be partnered up with another hair stylist to style one model. How many models you work on really depends on how big of a show it is and how many models are walking.

Q: Once I enroll in the course what other additional costs will I incur?
A: Students will be responsible for purchasing any necessary tools needed for their fashion week kit (list provided with course materials). You will also need to cover flight, hotel, meals and expenses as needed for traveling to London or NY Fashion Week.

Q: How much should I expect to spend on travel costs for New York or London Fashion Week?
A: That really depends on your own personal preferences, where you are flying from, how far in advance you book your flights and how long you stay. Last season’s students spent between $1,200-2,500 on travel expenses including flight, hotel, meals and

Q: Am I able to do New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week? What is the cost if I do both?
A: Yes. The cost of doing New York and London Fashion Week is $3,000. This does NOT include travel expenses or the cost of putting together your backstage kit.

Q: Am I required to build my own Fashion Week Kit?
A: Yes, you will receive a list of all of the items needed for your kit with your course curriculum. You may do this at your own convenience, but will need to have it before Fashion Week. You do not have to purchase or have the specific brands Jon recommends as long as you have the item.

Q: If I’ve taken the course before and want to work backstage at Fashion Week again what do I need to do?
A: The cost for returning students is $1,000. This goes towards administrative costs and shows sponsorship fees.

Q: When is New York Fashion Week (NYFW)?
A: September 6-14 2018

Q: When is London Fashion Week (LFW)?
A: September 14-18 2018

Q: When should I know what shows I will be working and when should I book my travel?
A: The show schedules can be very last minute and change. The best thing to do is book travel now for the dates that you are able to take off within the week (knowing the more days you are available, the more shows we can hopefully have you participate in) and work that way.

Q: Where should I plan to stay for NYFW?

A: That is really dependent on your budget. All shows are in Manhattan with the majority of NYFW shows taking place at Skylight at Moynihan Station (360 W 33rd St), Made @Milk Studios (450 W 15th St), F.Y.I. @MADE (449 W 14th St), The Shop @ NYFW: The Shows (875 Washington St), and Skylight Clarkson Sq (558 Washington St). With the subway, taxis and ride share services like Via, Uber and Lyft, getting around the city doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive regardless of where you are staying. We will share everyone’s contact information that is taking the course so feel free to reach out to other students to try to and coordinate finding a roommate for a hotel or Airbnb.

Q: What airport should I fly into for London Fashion Week?
A: Heathrow or Gatwick airports. Whichever you find a better fare into should work.

Q: What airport should I fly into for NYFW?
A: La Guardia (LGA), Newark (NWK) or John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) should all work. Go with whichever airport you find the better fare into. You can take the train, a cab or Uber/Lyft into the city. From Newark or JFK if you don’t take the train, transportation into the city will definitely cost more than if you flew into La Guardia, but if you get a cheaper flight into one of those airports it might be worth it.

Q: Where should I plan to stay for LFW?
A: That is really dependent on your budget. The majority of shows will be taking place in Central London. We will share everyone’s contact information that is taking the course so feel free to reach out to other students to try to and coordinate finding a roommate for a hotel or Airbnb. Central London neighborhoods include: Camden, Islington, Kensington, Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster. The best places to stay are around Bloomsbury, there are a cluster of hotels that are in Bedford Place owned by a company called The Grange Hotels, these are very reasonable and comfortable. If you are looking for high end, St Martins Lane and the Sanderson hotels are central to the shows but will be more expensive.

Q: Can I have a friend or family member watch me work backstage or attend the show I’m working?
A: You will be on the backstage list, but we cannot get friends/family on the backstage or show list, nor can we get you access to any other shows. Show tickets are usually reserved for buyers, press and celebrities.

Q: Can I network backstage at Fashion Week? Hand out business cards, etc.?
A: Backstage is not a networking opportunity. It would not be appropriate to be handing your cards to models, photographers, designers, etc. Nor would you want to be soliciting and asking people for their cards.

Q: Can I take photos backstage?
A: You can take photos backstage, but only after the models have been prepped and are ready to show/walk. You would not want to be snapping shots, taking selfies or tweeting while you are in the midst of prepping your model(s).

Q: What should I wear to work backstage at the shows?
A: Wear comfortable shoes and comfortable black clothes.