Private Coaching with Kathy Simon

Private coaching is offered to all hairdressers, whether or not you are familiar with the Mekka system.


All hairdressers need one day or another to perfect their method, face their pet peeve or simply work on new techniques. In 2024, enjoy one-on-one education with one of North America's top educator.


We can help you clarify technical confusion, help you develop what you already know and support you in any technical challenges you may have. You don't need to come into our world, we'll come into yours. Our over 30 years of experience teaching thousands of hairdressers puts use in a place that allows us to understand the important key points needed to take your work to the next level. So, if all you need is a coach to push you along your career path, were here for you !


Different things we can do for your art and career


  • help you work thru your issues with certain haircuts
  • take  your styling to the next level
  • work  on one shape that's been giving you problems
  • want  to become more creative but don't know how to start
  • want  to become an educator and need someone to help you reach your goal
  • want  to learn what makes for great photoshoot hair compared to salon work
  • body positioning causing your work to not quite turn out the way you want it.
  • doing the same cut and style over and over and now need new shapes to add to     your body of work
  • want someone to evaluate your work and give your pointers on how to perfect     your skillset 



Already a Mekka student?


A private focus-type coaching is a must!  Work privately with Kathy based on your own personal Mekka needs.




◇ How to compose with the fundamental patterns

◇ Discussion and development of challenging patterns

◇ Specific fundamental patterns needing attention

◇ Freehand work & Personalized detailing work lacking direction

◇ Blow-drying and finishing techniques needing more attention

◇ Consultation challenges with clients

◇ Confused on how to adapt the fundamentals to your male clientele


One, two or three days
$250 per day (mannequin heads fees not included)
Mekka Academy | 4817 boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal
Number of students:
Kathy Simon
from 10am to 4pm

All programs

Intro to Mekka

Presenting an array of timeless shapes, contemporary styles and creative concepts all based on simple geometry and design principals. This program is designed to preview every aspect of the Mekka System, from the fundamentals to the contemporary pattern compositions. This is a perfect introduction to Mekka education and a great refresher program for returning Mekka students.

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The Fundamentals

An initiation to a fresh new vision. Presenting the fundamental laws of geometry and design applied to structural haircutting.

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The Contemporary

This class will present different Salon Contemporary styles that are modern and wearable, created by using multiple fundamental cutting patterns that are adapted and modified to suit your creative needs. Based on the Mekka Fundamentals & advanced fundamentals program.

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Mekka intensive program

Two amazing weeks of Mekka education with Kathy Simon herself!

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The advanced program

Are you looking to master intricate technical shapes and learn how to control graduation with more ease and accuracy ?

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The creatives

This program is created for both artistic and technical development resulting in bold and creative impressionistic work, through blending of Mekka fundamental shapes and various freehand applications using “Mosaic” patterns.

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Skill building program (cut & color)

This program focuses on the Fundamentals of the Mekka System with suitable patterns for Junior hairdressers who wish to further their knowledge, as well as refine their art.

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Private Focus

Pick a combo that fits your needs

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Learn how to cut and style curls without negatively affecting the texture by cutting the curl in its curly state. Learn thru the mekka’s 5 key concept how to manipulate and affect each and every type of textured hair in a way that will complement the final look.

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ALL ABOUT : Short hair

Ever felt like you’re running out of idea when it comes to short haircuts ? Ever felt like you had one or two ways of approach a short hair look and are looking to expand and master the very important world of short hair styles? Join us in this class while we look at various mekka pattern that will help us achieve a variety of short hair look each different from the other based on your own requirements or your clients needs.

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The bob. Is there none more famous and timeless then a beautifully executed bob? From mid-cheek length to just above the shoulder, Join us while we study the bob in all its facets

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ALL ABOUT : Layering long hair

This class will demystify long hair layering and showcase multiple ways of approaching it.

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Mekka Essentials

Our Mekka essentials program focuses on teaching you cutting and styling techniques that are the mainstay of your salon work, all while getting initiated to the Mekka system.

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Private Coaching with Kathy Simon

Come train privately with Kathy Simon for one, two or three days and work intensively on the aspect you want to improve

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