CoCre8 Education Harnesses the experience, wisdom and talent of CoCre8 co founders Christopher Dove and John Simpson.

We invite you to experience a CoCe8 Education Event. Through collaboration, connection and compassion, Chris and John’s “Classic with a Twist” education methods, will empower, inspire and motivate you. Education which stimulates all levels of industry expertise. We look forward to co creating with you! 

CoCre8 began as a Love Story which ultimately became a brand of education. The “8” is actually a combination of our initials CDJS.

We have found multiple meanings along the way about our 8 such as “New Beginnings’ & “Infinity” however it originated from us as us. Ultimately we have become a brand of Independant Education. Our combination of experience with different manufacturers and points of view have united as one message together as both partners in education and in life.

Christopher and John have over 50 combined years of industry experience. Individually they have achieved global recognition, awards, and accolades for their body of work in education,for major hair color manufacturers as well as print, television and film within the industry. 

Salons have the passion to serve and help make your clients look and feel beautiful which comes from not only understanding what you are doing, but why you are doing it. Harnessing the experience, wisdom and talent of Christopher Dove and John Simpson, your salon will thrive by creating a deeper connection with your team through a shared artistic and technical excellence. By co-creating with you, bringing your vision to life.

CoCre8 Education.


Cre8tive Corrections- OCTOBER 6th & 7th,2019

Cover to Consumer Finish- SEPTEMBER 22nd & 23rd,2019

The Art of Razor Cutting & Color Movement- OCTOBER 20th & 21st,2019


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The Art of RAZOR Cutting and Color MOVEMENT

Razoring is a vital technique for creating beautiful movement and texture, and it’s a must for creating movement. It takes finesse and skill!

This CoCre8 Creative Edge program, will teach you the fundamental principles of razor cutting – the when and the why – plus techniques you can use the moment you get back to your salon.

We’ll cover everything from creating invisible layers for clients with long or thick hair to executing surface and detail razoring techniques you’ll love.

We also introduce important skills such as how to analyze hairlines, growth patterns and texture to customize each look. 

Next will be the color methods specific to razor-cut hair and how to elevate all of your color work including methods of foiling, painting, melting and shadowing. Making every look “Trend Relevant” for every market. CoCre8 develops the methods, for you to Cre8 the look. 

Art of Razor Cutting & Color Movement-

OCTOBER 20th & 21st, 2019

ACADEMY TUITION- 1 DAY $250.00 -2DAY $500.00

Includes Mannequin, Hair Color & Styling Needs

 TDLR 2 DAY Certified = 15 HOURS

Each Attendee Receives Education Work Sheets, Head Sheets, Class Certificate  and Mannequin Head.

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Are you hungry for inspiration? As artists, we can never get enough of the ideas and impulses that satisfy our need to be creative, and most importantly to create beautiful hair. Our clients come to us for our ideas and creativity, but where do we find our inspiration?

How to elevate and create the styling success both your creative side craves for your photoshoots and inspiration looks, to the creative looks your salon guests desire daily. 

CoCre8 Education programs are essential for you to take your work to the next level – artistically, creatively and technically. Cover to Consumer delivers the sets, styles and sophistication to take your finishing game to the next level. CoCre8 develops the methods for you to Cre8 the look. 


 Cover to Consumer-

SEPTEMBER 22nd & 23rd, 2019 SOLD OUT!

ACADEMY TUITION- 1 DAY $250.00 - 2 DAY $500.00

Includes Mannequin, Hair Color & Styling Needs


Each Attendee Receives Education Work Sheets, Head Sheets and Class Certificate

* MANNEQUIN is for work shop only.  This is not ownership of participant.




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Cre8tive Corrections

Corrective hair color is approximately 85% of the salon guests we see in our salons daily. Not all require a complete “fix” , however most require a creative corrective adjustment. Through precision formulation and simplicity of design in your hair color, have a better understanding of how to Conquer the hair color obstacles vs. Camouflage them. Place your signature on the Hair Color situations we face every day in the language of color.. Every color!

“The Art of Painting, Foilayage, Smudges & Transitions”

This program is brand neutral in content.

Multi Sectional Workshops including theory of… 

Shadows vs. Lowlights

Creative vs. Corrective

Painting & Packets

Lift & Conquer

“Squashing” the warmth

Embracing the Gold

Pure Color Melting & Creativity

Saturation & Reflection

New Neutrals

Cre8tive Corrections- Version 1 & 2

MAY 5th & 6th, 2019

OCTOBER 6th & 7th, 2019

ACADEMY TUITION- 1 DAY$250.00 -2 DAY $500.00

Includes Mannequin & Hair Color

Each Attendee Receives Education Work Sheets, Head Sheets, Class Certificate  and Mannequin Head.

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CoCre8 Academy  

The Academy is located at 2122 W Park Row Drive Arlington , TX 76013 inside of Shelton's Salon Spa Arlington.


CoCre8 Academy recommends the following hotels located within 5 miles of our facility for your stay:

Home Wood Suites

Hampton by Hilton


After or before your program, your hotels are right in the Arlington Entertainment Area of The HIGHLANDS. Restaurants, Shopping, Bars and Entertainment. 

If you want to make a longer trip of it. The HIGHLANDS are approximately 15 minutes from Downtown Fort Worth's famous "Stock Yards" and the hip 7th Street area.

Downtown Dallas is about 30 minutes from Arlington, but the city has everything you desire and more. Art, Entertainment, Shopping and Nightlife. 


Co Cre8 Co Founders - Christopher Dove & John Simpson

Co Cre8 Co Founders - Christopher Dove & John Simpson