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Deciphering Who’s Who in the IBE® Education Program

Understanding Certified Stylists, Boost Stylists, Master Technicians, Elite Artists and Platform Educators

In the fast-paced world of hairstyling, achieving recognition and advancing your career often hinges on obtaining certifications and mastering specialized skills. Within the realm of hair extensions, the IBE® program offers a structured pathway for stylists to elevate their expertise and establish themselves as leaders in the field. Let’s delve into the differences between the various designations within the IBE® program—Certified Stylist, Master Technician, Elite Artist, and Platform Educator—and what sets each apart.

IBE® Certified Stylist:

Becoming an IBE® Certified Stylist marks the initial step in your journey towards excellence in hair extensions. This designation signifies that you have completed the foundational training modules offered by the IBE® program, equipping you with essential skills and techniques to install and blend hair extensions seamlessly.

Certified Stylists undergo rigorous training, which includes high-definition instructional videos and one-on-one mentorship, allowing them to learn at their own pace while receiving personalized guidance. This certification is ideal for stylists looking to establish a solid foundation in hair extensions and begin building their clientele with confidence.

IBE® Boost Stylist:

The designation of Boost stylist is given to the stylists committed to continuing their education with IBE®. This stylist is equipped with continued access to the most up-to-date education in all facets of IBE®. They have direct communication with other stylists as well as top educators and leaders, creating an entire support system surrounding them. They are committed to boosting the guest experience through the continued education they have access to as a Boost stylist.

IBE® Master Technician:

Elevating your status from Certified Stylist to Master Technician is a significant milestone in professional growth. To achieve this designation, stylists must complete the comprehensive IBE® Masters Technique Course, designed to refine and enhance their skills to the highest level.

Master Technicians delve deeper into advanced techniques, honing their craft under the guidance of seasoned mentors. One of the distinguishing features of this certification is the submission of a minimum of 50 required rows to your IBE® technique mentor for approval, ensuring that you can execute techniques flawlessly in real-world scenarios. This intensive course studies the science of the scalp, and how it applies to a healthy and safe hair extension application. At the end of this course, you will feel confident with any type of high-risk client and be equipped with the knowledge necessary to install a healthy row.

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IBE® Elite Artist:

The designation of Elite Artist signifies a mastery of both technical expertise and artistic creativity in the realm of hair extensions. Elite Artists are recognized for their exceptional skills and completion of the entire IBE® Masters course, setting the standard for excellence in the industry.

To attain the status of Elite Artist, stylists must demonstrate a profound understanding of advanced extension techniques, in Color, Cutting Foundations, and Technique. An Elite Artist will also take an intensive course focusing on business strategies to help them become a highly sought-after stylist in the extension industry, as well as achieving an understanding of how to properly set up and run a successful business. This certification represents a commitment to continued education and pushing the boundaries of what a hairstylist can create in terms of their career. This is the highest educational designation that a stylist can achieve at IBE®.

IBE® Platform Educator:

The designation of Platform Educator represents mastery not only in extension work within their salons but also in education and leadership. Platform Educators are industry trailblazers, sought after for their expertise in hair extensions and their ability to inspire and educate fellow stylists.

Platform Educators possess a wealth of knowledge and experience, which they share through events/seminars, cosmetology schools, and salon demonstrations. They play a crucial role in shaping the future of the industry, driving innovation and raising the bar for excellence in the IBE® method. They are looked to as pillars within the IBE® community and provide support any way they can through the various platforms they represent.

In the competitive world of hairstyling, obtaining certifications and advancing your skills is essential for staying relevant and achieving success. Whether you’re starting as a Certified Stylist or aiming to reach the esteemed status of a Platform Educator, the IBE® program offers a structured pathway for stylists to elevate their expertise and establish themselves as leaders in the field. So, whether you’re passionate about perfecting techniques, unleashing your creativity, or inspiring others, there’s an IBE® designation to suit your aspirations and propel your career to new heights.

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