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Thank you for visiting, I hope through this site you find inspiration, new thought to your color design work, and follow in my thoughts that your color canvas should be as individual as the person wearing it! Enjoy some wicked formulations a cool story or two, collection pics and “how to” step by steps. I Find beauty in everything I see, so to find creativity to continue evolving my work will open your mind to seeing and thinking of your everyday differently. Complacency is the death of creativity.
John C. Simpson
John C. Simpson has been making waves in the beauty industry for more than two decades. At the age of 18, John began his career working as a stylist in Pittsburgh. Using his inspirational outlook and ever-changing techniques, John transformed the look of hundreds of people, making each client’s hair his very own canvas.
John discovered his passion for teaching in his early twenties, and quickly began working as an educator for Goldwell. He was eventually named Goldwell’s North American Creative Director. In 2008, John won Colorist of the Year from the North American Hairstyling Awards, and since then, he has traveled throughout the world educating stylists and spreading his message.
To John, the best work comes from translating real life inspiration into the art of hair coloring, cutting, and finishing. In 2014, he met fellow beauty industry icon Christopher Dove and the two decided to team up, taking hair education to a new level. Together the duo developed CoCre8, a new education platform highly anticipated by stylists worldwide. CoCre8 made its official debut at Premiere Orlando in May 2015.
NAHA 2015 was a brilliant success! The 26th annual awards ceremony showcased top industry icons and created new, up-and-coming stars! Gorgeous shows from the Matrix and Aveda teams. CoCre8 was in the house in a MAJOR way with red carpet interviews for the pre-show and then after-party appearances! Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners!
The CosmoProf weekend is not over yet! An invitation to present at the PBA’s Beacon student program is next on our list, to speak to the next generation of industry professionals on what it means to CoCre8 together!
Christopher and John have over 50 combined years of beauty industry experience. They have each achieved global recognition, awards, and accolades for their body of work in education, print, television and film within the industry.
In education and mentoring, they have acheived lead creative positions with major hair manufacturers, salon organizations and individuals. As leaders in the hair and beauty industry, their combined collaborations of hair coloring, cutting and finishing work are internationally recognized. Together, they CoCre8 their framework of education to salon professionals, conveying the message of inspiration and skilled discipline through technique and love of the craft. They encourage the industry to reclaim and regener8 their passion and creative expression, and they always leave their audiences craving more.
CoCre8 Shows/Education Package Includes
2 Top Industry Icons
Run of Show
Graphic Visuals: Video, Cut/Color Diagrams
CoCre8 Iron Features and Benefits
Titanium and Tourmaline Fusion = Non Stick Barrel
Ceramic Inner Core = Even Heat Distribution from end to end of Barrel
Tri-Level Heat Distribution
Heat Resistent Safety Glove
Dual Voltage/Internationally Compatible
Non Slip Inter Lock System = 6 Interchangeable Irons
The heating system or “heat sync” of the CoCre8 Styling Tools uses a state of the art ceramic core surrounded by the titanium and tourmaline combination of precious metals, which deliver even heat throughout the device, allowing your style to be consistent throughout your entire styling process. Moreover, this even delivery of heat, used in conjunction with negative ions that are present, will cause proteins within the hair shaft to shift from its original form and cre8 a new bond between the protein chains. This will be re-establish evenly through the hair shaft and work to seal the hair’s cuticle into its newly designed state.
The “heat sync” is a form of passive heat with an ion sync that is used to control the temperature of the ceramic core resistor device by distributing the heat and ions evenly throughout the hair styling device.
The styling tools produce negative ions by using high grade materials that have the tendency to become negatively charged, taking the positively-charged hair into a new structured state of styling with shine and longevity.
Compared to other traditional curling irons or clipless irons, the CoCre8 Styling Tools give each strand of the hair more consistent heat. The heating of up to 350 degrees provides the perfect heat control for all hair types, with no heat damage or stress.
a cocreated idea from two brilliant minds.
a combination of two creative minds coming together as one to establish a mutually-agreed upon set of brilliant concepts.
the combined brilliance of two equally talented tall, handsome and of course humble hair super heroes, passionately playing with one phrase that can change lives as it did theirs: “What if”???
Ohhhh and did we forget to mention they are a little crazy and occasionally funny too!!!
Welcome to CoCre8
CoCre8 is a brand of education like no other. A brand of non-manufacturer driven education. It’s intense, it’s informative, it’s raw and it’s real! Education which drives you to generate profit through inspiration. CoCre8 is the creative collaboration of Christopher Dove and John Simpsons’ minds and experience, taking you on an educational journey which will enhance your thought process and enlighten your approach to hair as a craft and art form. CoCre8 education happens from large stage productions, classroom education and hands-on interactive, customized educational events which can be personalized from the CoCre8 signature curriculum of hair coloring methods, hair cutting and hair finishing.
Welcome to a new experience of hair education, welcome to CoCre8!!!
CoCre8 Stylist Iron Set
An Industry Price of $300.00 with Suggested Retail of up to $600.00