a progressive institute of higher learning
“As the creative director of thedavidKspace salon & academy I encourage the transformational powers of an iconic hairstyle. Our work is informed by the history of iconic hair, iconic fashion and iconic style.
The who, what, where, when, why and how of the timeless, the everlasting and what it means to the zeitgeist. In each of our classes we share our vision to inspire your dreams.”
David Kinigson • owner & creative director
(pure)Education for the thinking haircutter
in each of our classes we share our vision to inspire your dreams
thedavidKspace academy is a progressive institute of higher learning. at our national academy we present (pure)Education for the thinking haircutter – an extraordinary discovery of your professional self… technical excellence, exceptional communication, progressive learning models and cool iconic style. studying at thedavidKspace academy is a philosophical inquiry into technique and the human element of beauty, style and transformation.
the science of haircutting reveals the secrets, pathways and tools
unlocking the door to the spiritual art of liberating true beauty
empowerment and transformation… what sets our national academy apart is our post•modern vision for haircutting and professional excellence along with our commitment to transforming the salon experience. utilizing progressive learning models, we make available an informative and progressive curriculum of salon ready haircutting techniques, the practical application of original theories, as well as, protocols and inspiration for personal and professional empowerment.
proficiency and expertise are a function of practice and repetition
coaching others is the playground for mastery
with four decades of research and innovation our comprehensive curriculum is an inspiring exploration of the timeless and advanced secrets of wet and dry haircutting… a cool fusion of creative demonstrations, model presentations, original theories, iconic style and “live” hands-on. (pure)Education for the thinking haircutter, (the ultimate synthesis) in the artScience of hairCutting, is complete when you study “the theory of hair relativity” aka physicalHair. in every oneDay or twoDay workSpace… we share our vision to inspire your dreams. what’s your mode iQ?
for those of you still reading…
for the preface of The Haircutter’s Handbook, the late haircutting legend, Vidal Sassoon, had this to say, “As a student and teacher of the art of hair, David Kinigson portrays the ideals of a man dedicated to his craft. He is one of the breed of cerebral thinkers that enhance our profession.” true to his technical and creative lineage, David was among the first to offer independent, non-manufacture affiliated advanced education. it was during those years he evolved his craft by being an early pioneer of dry haircutting techniques, communication and consultation skills, the practical application of original theories, as well as, continuing to develop protocols for performance excellence.
“For me, haircutting is architecture with a human element.” • Vidal Sassoon •
“the most famous haircutter you’ve never heard of”… a New York City A-list haircutter, salon owner, national educator and consultant; editorial magazine and runway stylist, celebrity hairdresser, featured stage artist; transformational speaker, martial artist, poet, performance artist, author and award winning Master of the Craft, David began his “quest for the perfect haircut” during (what he affectionately refers to as) the “silver era” of New York City precision haircutting at Vidal Sassoon’s Fifth Avenue salon where he had the opportunity to work with legendary Artistic Directors… Roger Thompson, Christopher Brooker, Howard Fugler, Keith Zenobia, Allan “Vernon” Keech and Mary Lou Green.
a retro nouveau renaissance perspective… we distinguish our training with our post-modern vision for haircutting excellence along with our commitment to transforming the salon experience. informed by our diverse background, our innovative syllabus places emphasis on the practical application of essential and advanced skills, “salon ready” haircutting techniques, as well as, a powerful conversation for personal empowerment and professional excellence… in turn, setting you apart with a sharp edge.
“For me, the human element of haircutting is communication and physics.” • David Kinigson •
what began 40 years ago as a personal quest for haircutting excellence has organically evolved into a concise curriculum and an inspiring learning experience… packed into nine stat-of-the-art programs. our comprehensive course of study is an inspiring exploration of the timeless and advanced secrets of wet and dry haircutting. every oneDay or twoDay workSpace is pro•active and thought provoking; a cool fusion of the creative, theoretical, technical and relative aspects of haircutting.
a proud member of both Intercoiffure’s Artistic Team and Haircutting Council, David Kinigson and his award winning educationTeam share indispensable knowledge empowering you to make more informed haircutting choices and dramatically expand your technical prowess while affording you the opportunity to transform the salon experience.
thedavidKspace academy is a comfortably cool and focused setting where you will expand your haircutting and professional skills through incomparable attention to detail, as well as, a keen awareness of the arts, style, fashion and culture at large.
“the science of haircutting reveals the secrets, pathways and tools
unlocking the door to the spiritual art of liberating true beauty”
do you have mode iQ?
top foto . hadriel gonzalez . model . francesca barilla (1st Place Intercoiffure Nouveau)
next foto . john ciambrone . for “the obvious collection” . model . elizabetta fantone
middle foto . john ciambrone . model . stephanie fischer
fourth foto . ptah . model . francesca barilla
bottom foto . jim reiher . for Bazaar Italia . model . vanessa angel