The Importance of Mannequin Prep


Day 1 (9:30 - 11:00)
Day 2 (2:00 - 3:30)

A Two Phase, Two day Class to include:

Instruction of Preparation of Swatches and Mannequin Preparation

This class is designed to help the potential candidate achieve the goals expected to pass the mannequin prep portion of the ABCH Performance Exam. Toni will demonstrate step by step instructions of foil preparation, the importance of the size of a slice, product workability, easy how-to-check progress of packets, workmanship and timing critical to achieving pale yellow stage while maintaining a correct grade of porosity. The importance of a good mannequin prep reassures the evaluator of the patience of the candidate. Toni will explain the grading process and criteria the evaluator follows for each candidates' score. Hand outs will be given so the class can follow along.


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Toni Mondragon

Toni Mondragon owner of The Colourdragon Enterprises, A Studio Salon in Denver CO taught hair color for various color manufacturers throughout the years but found her niche when she was introduced to the philosophy of non-product specific education presented by the American Board of Certified Haircolorists. Toni has been board certified since 1998 and became an Evaluator for the board since 2000. Among her accomplishments, Toni has created a study program that works in conjunction with the ABCH Certification Exam and enjoys a 100% pass rate among the candidates she has mentored. I love to share my knowledge with professionals in our industry and one of the best platforms for this is the ABCH ENERGIZING SUMMIT.

Class Outline

The Importance of Mannequin Prep

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