Haircare Formulating Masterclass, Sept 30th 9:30am - 4pm, Guelph
Full day master class about formulating hair care products! In this session, we’ll be exploring the biology of hair and considerations when making hair care products, hair-loving active ingredients, and green and natural formulations. Other important topics will include surfactants/emulsifiers, how to create safe and stable products, and effective preservation. Learn to make mild natural haircare products for any hair type (straight, wavy, thick, fine, curly, textured, etc). You’ll learn how to make the following products: shampoo (liquid & bar form), conditioner, leave in conditioner and hair serum. This class will be a wee bit on the advanced side but still very accessible to anyone enthusiastic about making cosmetic products. This class would also be great for professional development for indie beauty brands, estheticians, and hairdressers.
Here’s the timeline for our masterclass
9:30 - 10:30 am: An overview of hair biology as it relates to cosmetics
10:30 - 12 pm: Surfactants, Emulsifiers, Active Ingredients, Preservation
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Product Making
You get to keep all 5 of your products, which you’ll have the opportunity to customize to yourself with various active ingredients and essential oils. The price of the workshop also includes coffee and tea throughout as well as information booklets that will include all the topics covered and all the formulations for the products made. There will only be 15 tickets available to ensure an intimate seminar class where we can cover all of your questions.
Location: 10 Carden, 42 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario
Date: Sept 30th, 9:30-4pm
This session will be led by Jen Novakovich, cosmetic chemist with a passion for green and science-driven formulations. She attended the University of Guelph studying Nutraceuticals, with an emphasis on cosmeceuticals, and completed her graduate studies in cosmetic chemistry. She's the director here at The Eco Well as well as the environmental organization The Eco Market.