In the words of Diana Vivi, Colour Master-"Continued education is key to success. Learn more to earn more"
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You know those little voices in your head telling you “you’re not good enough”? I’m here to help you get rid of them..
Hey, I’m Diana Vivi. I’m an international educator, balayage expert, salon owner, and founder of Blend Academy. Oh, and I am obsessed with growth. My own growth and yours.
Pleasure to meet you.
My passion is to help you discover a newfound confidence and accelerate your career. I’m here to be your mentor and share with you the knowledge that has taken years to discover (and I’m talking 20 years!)
I know that feeling of having big goals and visions: wanting to succeed, but not knowing where to begin. Spending endless nights working behind the chair trying to learn the craft and build a clientele. I’ve experienced the rollercoaster of emotions and pivoting in this ever-evolving career to stay on top and create work that stands out — and I wouldn’t change a single thing.
I gotta admit. It’s taken years of repetition and mastery.
But if there’s one thing that stuck with me throughout everything, it’s this: to create a thriving business you’ll not only need to unlearn old limits and perfect your craft, you’ll need to totally shift your perspective and understand the elements to building a thriving, scalable business..
Woah, right? A little scary!
That’s why I founded Blend Academy. A collection of my experiences that breakdown and simplify the strategies I’ve developed, tested, and perfected. And not just for my own business — but for thousands of other artists around the world!
I can’t wait to transform you into a BOSS behind the chair and raise the bar with Blend Academy’s 3-pillars of success! Because why be good, when you can be a pro?
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Hey! I’m Sharon, a master colourist and brunette specialist at ViviD Salon. I’ve been colouring for over 20 years and I absolutely LOVE what I do. I’ve worked with some of the industry’s biggest and baddest brands like L'oreal, Revlon, and so many others. But the truth is, I didn’t always have a passion for hair.
After years of colouring, I fell out of touch with my craft: I wasn’t building, wasn’t learning, and most importantly: I didn’t feel a connection to my work. My career felt stale and everyday felt the same when I wasn’t able to recreate the looks my clients wanted. Passion turned to boredom — between you and me, I left the industry for a hot minute.
I explored different avenues, became a baby momma. But let me tell you: there wasn’t a DAY that went by when I didn’t miss my craft. So, I started seeking out inspirations, ways to reignite my passion and get back into what I love. That’s when I met Diana. Diana was simply amazing at what she did. The techniques and formulas she developed were nothing like I’ve seen before throughout my WHOLE career — and that is a rarity!
Presented with an opportunity to work at Diana’s salon, I jumped on that REAL quick and, well, the rest is history. Not only did she teach me her incredible skills that transformed the way I worked, she made me fall in love with my craft all over again. Now, I’m a blend expert and global trainor with a powerful brand. I’m on a level I’ve never been on before and can humbly say my work is booked up for months in advanced. Talk about GROWTH! It wasn’t easy though. Restless nights, butchered blends, unhappy clients… I had to ride the wave of self improvement before I was able to recognize my strengths and realize my talent. All I can tell you is that it was WORTH IT.
I’ve learned so, so much. Not only about the art of hair, but how to break out of old habits and step into new mindsets. How perseverance and believing in yourself is the single most important part of anything you do. I’m so grateful to have been mentored by such a powerful artist and amazing woman! But even more, I’m thankful to be able to combine our skills and inspire other artists through their journey of building their careers with the power of the 3 pillar philosophy! See you in class!