JohnnyMatthew’s exceeds all industry standards for pre-licensing education at levels never seen before on the West Coast.
Matthew Nolan and Johnny Rawlins have worked together in the salon industry for over a decade. Now they’ve created a cosmetology school located in Salem, Oregon, and hairdressing training system that is based upon London and San Francisco aesthetics. They’ve both trained and worked with internationally renowned hair fashion artists and famous salon professionals.
Driven by JohnnyMatthew’s philosophy of pushing the boundaries of hair design and fostering creativity in the classroom, students will leave with all the skills necessary to work in the world’s top hair salons, and will be ready to market themselves with a photographic portfolio and resume. JohnnyMatthew’s is not about the average hairdresser. Our goal is to deliver highly motivated artisans of hair into a competitive, national and international salon market. JohnnyMatthew’s Hairdressing Training Systems is at the forefront of the hairdressing industry. We are pioneers of geometric hair design for the professional career hairdresser.
Meet Your Instructors
Matthew possesses European style, an English background and a fabulous local reputation in the salon industry.
He learned his craft in London, completing a hairdressing apprenticeship with England’s celebrity hairdresser Charles Worthington: voted British Hairdresser of the Year twice and Men’s Hairdresser of the Year. After working as a stylist in Worthington’s flagship salon, Matthew launched into an international career, working in salons from Beverly Hills to Seattle, all before landing in Portland’s Pearl district and finally Salem, Oregon.
He has an unmistakable style of hairdressing – distinctive, progressive and hip. He is highly respected by his clients, and his methods have been taught to fellow salon professionals. Matthew Nolan hair always pleases the eye and unfailingly flatters the wearer, and his craftsmanship is in much demand by salon clients.
In terms of clients, his Salem salon attracts a discerning patronage, the type of men and women who understand and appreciate the difference between great hairdressing services and those that are just average. Women leave the salon looking amazing and feeling fabulously feminine; men are confident of a haircut that is both flattering and fashionable.
Matthew has developed a hairdressing training system known for its technical precision. Students are taught about the latest looks and how to style hair perfectly to suit the client’s personality and lifestyle. In the salon arena, the demand for a cosmetology school that teaches dexterous, precise and versatile handiwork is in high demand, and JohnnyMatthew’s Hairdressing Training Systems meets that need enabling students to launch into an exciting career.
Johnny has had a hugely successful career in hair design spanning more than 35 years. He began his training with Vidal Sassoon in San Francisco during the 1970s. As a personal stylist he has worked with an entire generation of fashionable faces in the Bay Area. Johnny is known by many as one of the best in the business. His enthusiasm for his work is stronger than ever and he spends much of his time on the salon floor doing what he loves; cutting and styling and creating beautiful hair styles.
Pioneer of cuts and styling techniques such as the Graduated Bob, the Inverted Layer, and The Scrunch, he is constantly researching new techniques and products, many of which become part of the successful JohnnyMatthew’s Hairdressing Training System.
Johnny Rawlins has now joined forces with Matthew Nolan in one of the area’s newest and most innovative salon-education training schools in the heart of Salem, Oregon.