Salon Education.

Industry's #1 fact-based, unbiased education platform, founded by world-renowned salon consultants, Lisa Kelley and Leo Lapierre.

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"A true colorist will use the cheapest color and get the most vibrant, long-lasting results. It's just chemistry, and we'll prove it to you." - Lisa Kelley, President

Start Here. Watch “Chemistry. Design. Business.” the Open House to everything we teach at Coastline Education.

Coastline Education contains college-level courses for professionals only.
Chemistry. Design. Business. is the introduction to everything we teach. For best results, watch this video before watching all other videos.
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Master these areas to level up your salon business.


Best results, no matter your brand. Science of hair and truth about your products.

Chemistry Library


Become a master stylist. Changing the way you design and execute haircuts forever.

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Slash color costs, increase efficiency, keep more clients and take your power back!

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About Coastline

We bring science-based, unbiased education to the salon community, disproving misinformation spread through salons and misguided social media channels.

For years, we've been pulling back the curtain on the salon industry - big brand companies selling overpriced products with B.S. ingredients to naïve salon owners.

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Genuinely can't believe the things that they teach in this class aren't part of my state's own cosmetology program.

“I have way more confidence passing on industry facts to my clients, rather than just giving information I've been fed from product lines.”

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Why Learn With us?

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World-Class Instructors

Nation's elite stylists, salon owners, consultants, colorists, and the real chemists behind your products. Bringing you the most unbiased, fact-based education available in the salon industry.

Creating Elite Salons

Top salon consultants designed this curriculum purely for salon owners to better understand and operate their businesses from all angles: Chemistry. Design. Business.

National Community

Thousands of top salon owners on a mission to stop the spread of misinformation, and bring back fact-based education.

Endless Resources

With our extensive international team and vast experience across the salon industry, we’ve seen it all. Whether you’re a new salon or already crushing it, we’re here to help you become the best you can be.

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Discover great content to grow your skills in Design, Development and Marketing.

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Brunette Formulations: How to Achieve Bright Red Hair Without Using Bleach

Are you a brunette who dreams of having vibrant red hair? You're not alone. Many people with dark hair desire the bold and fiery look that red hair can bring. However, achieving this color change is not as easy as it seems. Traditionally, going from brunette to bright red required bleaching the hair, which can cause damage and breakage. But fear not, there are now brunette formulations that can give you the red hair of your dreams without having to use bleach.

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Blonde Formulations in Cosmetology: Mastering the Art of Dyeing Clients' Hair

When it comes to hair color, blonde has always been a popular choice among women. From platinum to honey and everything in between, there is no denying that blonde hair is considered timeless and versatile. But what many people don't realize is that achieving the perfect shade of blonde is not as simple as just picking out a color from a box.

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Mastering Hair Color Formulation: A Comprehensive Guide for Stylists

The art and science of hair coloring depend heavily on mastering formulation. As a hair stylist, you aim to solve problems and deliver exceptional coloring results that exceed client expectations. It can be particularly challenging to rely on toners or follow trendy social media techniques. However, with a solid grasp of the 4 Steps of Formulation, you gain freedom, control, and consistency. Importantly, these steps are universal, meaning they apply to all brands and allow brand flexibility.


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Universal salon education: a place to learn the true science of operating a successful salon business, without brand bias.

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Franco Marino Cut & Color Certification (F.M.C.C.C)

Get ready to level up your hair styling skills with the Franco Marino Cut & Color Certification (F.M.C.C.C) event.

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March 10, 2024
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9:30 am
5:00 pm
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Walpole, MA