Each month Pony Education raffles off tickets to live events from our Oakland-based education center. 100% of these proceeds go to our Pony Education Scholarship Fund.
Our selection committee will determine the winner of this scholarship annually.
The winner of our scholarship will attend beauty school at no-cost to them. Upon completion, they will be offered an apprenticeship at Pony Studios Co. and permanent employment after that.
Entry is $10.
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Have you been admiring mullets and shags from afar, feeling a little intimidated to try carving up one for yourself? And what’s the difference between a mullet and shag anyway?
We’re here to break it all down and share our favorite tips and tricks to give ANYONE a flattering mullet or shag.
Join us and learn new fun cutting techniques with the razor, how to get those sweet tendrily bits, and the best way to hand style any hair texture.
By learning how to observe growth patterns and seeing where the hair wants to live, you’ll be able to give your clients a fresh, easy style that brings out their own unique look while meeting their personal needs and wants. You will be given the tools to look at hair through a different lens, grow confidence to GO FOR IT! So let’s get to business so we can go to the party!
Corinna Hernandez has been a hairdresser for nearly 20 years, an expert educator for over 13 years, worked backstage at fashion week for 12 seasons, and has done editorial work for over a decade. She has taught at over 250 salons for over 3000 stylists across the country, both independently and as a member of the core Bumble & Bumble education team. She is a veteran of NY Fashion Week and has worked backstage on shows including Dior in Paris and Dolce & Gabbana in Milan. Her work as a hairdresser has been highlighted in Elle Magazine and featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery29, San Francisco Magazine, and more.
She established PONY Education in 2014 to offer unique training opportunities to hairdressers of all levels. In 2019, Corinna and her husband Brett opened their first brick-and-mortar location in Rockridge. PONY Studios includes a salon, education theatre, and an atelier lounge. In August of 2020, they opened a second location called PONY Salon in Temescal.
Cella’s hair was something she always thought about. Growing up around so many hairdressers as family friends she had access to experiment with her looks professionally from a young age. But that didn’t stop her from cutting her friends' hair with craft scissors in their bedrooms, and more notably box dyeing her hair black and deeply regretting it. She found herself always going back to hair and fashion and put herself through beauty school. Taking classes at night and working 3 jobs through the week, she couldn’t wait to be a hairstylist. Little did she know it would be years of apprenticeships before she got to that point. But ultimately, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Going full circle, two of her most influential teachers Debi Alley and Corinna Hernandez are a part of her Pony Salon family. Debi expertly taught her classic Vidal Sassoon precision cutting techniques. Corinna taught her how to break the rules with razor cutting and so many tricks on how to give that effortless look. With background education of two very different styles, this allows Cella to really hone in on her own. Today you’ll find her behind the chair at Pony Salon, laughing too hard and talking about cats with her incredible clients. Also, she vowed to never color her hair again.
Born creative, Casey Montalbano spent years soul searching for their niche in the art community. They were always inspired by the weirdos and folks who looked “different.” Casey felt different and identified with them.
"After 6 years doing hair I found a home at Pony and Corinna helped me find my weirdo niche in cutting. Helping people develop a look that makes them feel more like themselves is more that I could have dreamed of in a career making art-- and I’m excited to share that."