Hairstyling 101

Hairstyling 101
with Johnny Lavoy
Sunday May 15 - Tuesday May 17 2022

Welcome to The Powder Group 2022! We're back live and in person with one of our most popular artist development programs - Hairstyling 101! This program is a three-day, hands-on workshop created for those starting out in hair work, as well as those with an understanding of hairstyling who want to up their hair game big time!

In this career-shifting, intensive, hands-on program, TPG favorite, celebrity stylist and owner of Moda Rey Salon, Johnny Lavoy will help you kickstart, or further develop, your hairstyling technique to strengthen your basic and beauty-focused work and up your game to new levels in hairstyling.

In Hairstyling 101, Johnny will help you to develop the expertise and secure more clients and strengthen the area of hairstyling for your own skill set. In this intensive, three-day program you will learn about the tools, products and techniques that will help you develop a working knowledge of the art of hairstyling. Johnny will teach you the same amazing techniques he uses on his top clients including Miranda Lambert, Rosie Perez, Maren Morris, Kelly Osborne and more! Check his amazing bio out below!

From a tools standpoint the program will cover how to use the most important styling tools including curling irons, flat irons, blow dryer and a selection of brushes to create the most requested and important hair styles.

From a product standpoint, the program will review the basics of product types and uses, and explain how to choose the right product for your kit, and when and why various product types should – and shouldn’t – be used to create specific looks.

From a technique standpoint, Johnny will take you through an understanding of hair types and textures, hygiene for hairstyling, creating strong beauty, special event and commercial hairstyles as well as the important area of understanding hairstyling for hi-definition work


  • Essentials for getting started in hairstyling
  • Developing a strong hair kit
  • Overview and use of tools and brushes
  • Hygiene for hairstyling
  • Best practices for working with clients
  • Must-know techniques: flatironing, curling, braiding, ponytails
  • Beauty styling for all areas of work
  • Hairstyling techniques for special events, red carpet
  • Hairstyling for HD


Date: Sunday, May 15 - Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Time: Sunday & Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Moda Rey Salon - 1157 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110
**Please note: Attendees will provide their own mannequin head and stand, and hair kit. A full kit list will be provided to registered attendees.


Travel & Accommodations

Travel: The closest airport to the event location is Hartford/Springfield Bradley International Airport. The closest train station to the event location is Hartford.

Accommodations: There are no properties located within walking distance to Moda Rey Salon however many that are within a few miles of the location. Please feel free to reach out directly to if you have questions about a specific property. The below are well regarded hotels in the area and intended to assist in finding accommodations but are not direct recommendations by TPG.

  • Delamar West Hartford
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford-Farmington
  • Courtyard by Marriot Farmington
  • Goodwin Hotel Downtown Hartford
  • Downtown Hartford has a Residence Inn, Marriot and Hilton as well.

Health and Safety

Please note that all attendees must be fully vaccinated or show a negative test result within 48 hours of program start date. Unvaccinated attendees must remain masked indoors during the program. Depending on the circumstances at the time of the program, additional testing requirement may be in place for all attendees. Local or state regulations supersede this policy and take precedent. This policy subject to change based on current CDC recommendations at the time of the program.


Johnny Lavoy is a sought after hair stylists in New York. He is the Artistic Director and founder of Moda-Rey Salon & Spa, the West Hartford, Connecticut business he started over 30 years ago. His work has also become a fixture during NY fashion week, styling hair for designers Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Dior, Cynthia Steffe, Hugo Boss, Vera Wang, Derek Lam, Do Ri, Tracey Reese, DVF, Oscar De La Renta, Proenza Schouler, Ghost, Milly, Carolina Herrera, Pat Fields, The Blondes, Duckie Brown, Tadashi, Rebecca Taylor, The Red Dress Event, Custo Barcelona and Swarovski. He was also the Key hair and makeup designer for "One Stop Plus" the first plus size fashion show during New York’s Fashion week and the lead hairstylist on Project Runway seasons 10, 11 and 12.

His work can be seen in the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, Vogue Italia, Flare, In Style, Ocean Drive, Glamour, Elle, Seventeen, Modern Salon, People Espanola, American Salon, Zink, Gotham, OK Magazine and Entertainment Weekly among others. Johnny is also a frequent contributor to many publications like Allure, Cosmo, and Lucky providing hair care advice and styling tips.

Johnny’s work has also appeared on the red carpets from the Emmys, Tonys and the Oscars. Other celebrities include Lady GaGa, Rosie Perez, Freida Pinto, Elizabeth Banks, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Little Big Town, Kasey Mustgraves, Elle King, Maddie & Tae, Caytlin Smith, Cindy Crawford, Kelly Osborne, Jeanni Mia, Lanco, Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Gayle King, Rachel Dratch, Geri Halliwell, Ethan Hawke, Sarah Brightman, Oksana Baiul, Laura Prepon, Olympia Dukakis, Joan VanArk, All American Rejects, Conner Oberst, Demi Lovato, Minds of State, Little Jackie, We The Kings and Juanes, Pistol Annie’s and Chris Young.


Deposit - $190
TPG Pro Member - $590
NON-TPG Pro Member - $790