Kao Salon Division has announced plans for a flagship Sydney Academy, cementing the stature of Goldwell and KMS in colour and style, and to be located at Reid House, 75 King St Sydney.

The academy will be built in a warehouse from 1906 with a classic brick structure in the heart of the CBD. It will be structured over an entire floor that is 320 square metres of an eleven storey building, with 3.5 meter ceilings, exposed iron bark columns and striking arch shaped timber windows. The dynamic space will utilise these features, and the academy’s central city location, to create an inspiring and easily accessible learning area for the brands’ students.

The academy will act as a company hub, offering innovative classes, events, and state of the art facilities, including one day Rising Star events and Masterclass events with industry leaders. It will also be used for business events, media relations and as a shoot location for the brands’ fashion partners. Following from the success of Kao Academies in the USA and Canada, the Sydney Academy will be the flagship academy for Australia and New Zealand.

“We are so excited to officially open our new Sydney Academy this July. Kao Salon Division is passionate about igniting creativity in our stylists and offering the best education experience in the industry. The Academy will be a place to learn, network and be inspired,” said Rita Marcon, Associate Director of Channel Strategy – Marketing and Education – Australia and New Zealand.

We look forward to seeing a dynamic industry focal point emerge later this year.