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How would it feel to approach 
every special event client 
with confidence and excitement? 
 Guys.....If you have to search for a video or feel anxiety when a client sends a photo...it's not your fault ! Your current method is simply not serving you!
  • I'm not sure where to start, I watch a video and forget it right away.
  • I'm in a creative rut and keep doing the same styles. I'm BORED and frustrated!
  • ​​I will be going along fine and then about half way through I get lost in the hairstyle and panic with brain fog!
  • ​I don't feel confident. I wish there was an easier step by step way to improve!
  • ​I worry she won't like it once I'm done.
  • ​I don't know how to break down a photo properly. I feel like I just wing it! Stress!
  • ​Ugh! The client... is there a better way to easily find out what she really wants? Or tell her hair hair won't do that picture?

What about these problems below?

Her hair is too long!
"She brings in a photo that has half as much hair as she does!" No worries! I have tutorials showing you how my construction system will help you think through your "problem" hair issues. This way you can shift to a simplified construction process designed to solve this extra hair dilemma,  reduce anxiety and eliminate brain freeze! 
Her hair is too thin! 
"Sure the bride gets a trial but what if someone in the wedding party has hair I can't do?" Are you willing to expand your knowledge beyond your go-to methods? If so, I will blow your mind with new ways to get fullness; give you clear training on teasing with DIY padding tips to amaze your fine hair,  and short/ mid length guests! Thus, expanding your special event services and offering everyone a chance in your chair!
I am so tired of the same photos!  
"I fear I have lost my art and creativity!" They won't stop bringing in "those" same photos! It's up to us to have new ideas in OUR feed to show her! Let's free you up mentally, emotionally and creatively, while meeting the guests needs and ensuring her an experience designed for referrals! Updo system is a beautiful marriage of mindset science and art!
She looks like she is going to be moody! 
"A face like that can be super intimidating for sure!" Most times they are just scared.  I will show you how to navigate the simple yet powerful new  brain science into your consultations so connection is made quickly, moods are altered toward you, not away and her needs are fully understood. 
     So why did I Develop The updo system Champion course and how is it unique? 
I was just like you! 
I started my career in a neighborhood salon in my home town. But a few years in I noticed how my "mentors" appeared stalled and were aging out with their clients. 
I wanted more for my career. 
My #1 love was "finishing hair" somehow I had to make that faster, easier and more profitable! 
I wanted to make a weeks pay in one day. 
Systems were the answer! 
I had to look outside of our industry!
The motivation to find a NEW way, grew from my husbands career as a quality control manager!
I devoured his books and manuals on quality, procedures and systems! 
The Updo system Champion Course was crafted 
from 3 decades of my own experience

I was driven by:

  • the need to serve more clients and make more money
  • to offer an amazing guest experience by keeping her engaged and calm
  • making my work stand out so referrals came in
  • providing education that is focused on the hairstylist & guest

No one was talking about:

  • the entirety of the guest experience
  • the reality of difficult clients and difficult hair
  • real in salon and on-location situations
  • ​​the reality that good stylists burn out and young ones get scared away from work they love

I personally desired:   

  • a way to do styles quickly & beautifully!
  • to create a system that empowers YOU!
  • ​to see my student’s experience tremendous freedom and joy 
  • ​that every stylist believes they have as much potential as those they "follow" !
What if there was a new and different way to make this service work for YOU?!
Hi! My name is Gretchen Maurer and I have been doing  special event hair since 1980! ...and a whole host of other  cool industry related things...
Today, beside teaching  and running my  two FB groups, I work with my husband Fritz, at  our mental health and coaching practice.

I have taken my experience with people, plus my mental health knowledge and applied it to 
OUR  
special event guest relationships. 
You will  learn a system for building updos that masterfully combines the consultation with a road map 
for the construction. 
 While at the same time aligning  emotionally with the guest in order to head off any anxiety.  This will help you shut down your own fears and explode your creativity! 
Guys...this career has treated me very well!

But I feel like to really had to suffer to get where I got!

Been in a bunch of magazines...

                  ...and written a couple of books!

I know I can make it easier for you! 

"Before seeing your system I had no clue where to even start with an updo. 
Now I'm not scared to take updos!" Kaylee Tang ~ student

Let's go way beyond YOUTUBE 
videos
And learn how to create, craft and control the special event career of your dreams!
What if ...
...there was one system that addressed all of your updo issues 
and grew YOU as an artist?  
 Guys...This not about following, but becoming your best! 
There is an easier way no one is showing you...  

Secret #1

Learn a systematized consultation process that empowers you to construct a solution from the photo every time!

Secret #2

Eliminate brain freeze! Learn the secret to knowing why and where to start every updo while you grow in confidence, speed and creativity. 

Secret#3

Learn the secret to reading your guests personality and wishes while delivering her an experience she will treasure forever. 
What if the Updo System champion Course
 could give you a track to run on 

so... with less anxiety ...
You work faster....
Make more money...
...and Flourish!

ok Gretchen, I'm totally intrigued but still skeptical

" Gretchen shares so much information it has made me a much better stylist. Her sectioning system gives you the freedom to work with smaller sections and not become overwhelmed. I use to ask for photos of what people were wanting before the occasion so I could scour YouTube to "learn" the design...

...now , after working my way through the updo system modules I feel much more in control and am coming up with results wwwaaayyy beyond anything I had ever contemplated."   ~ Monika Hodkins

The first 6 modules: An overview

what we will work on

Module 1: 
Learn the 30 + events! #dolifewithyourclients
  • Deepen client retention and put more $$ in your pocket
  • ​Why standing out is the new currency
  • ​Investing in yourself is investing in them
Module 2:
Connecting = $$$
~ The Prepared Pro
  • Learn the 85% rule for success
  • ​Connect to your emotional intelligence for reducing anxiety, yours and the guest
  • ​The powerful link between anxiety and organization
Module 3:
~ The Guest  ~ 
Read her to win her! 
  • The Art of the consultation: Personality types Introvert vs Extroverts
  • The photo ~ Fantasy vs Reality 
  • Learn ways to keep her happy even if her hair won't do the photo
Module 4: Consultation 
Construction Creativity
  • The Prepared Pro Consultation sheets, when and how to us them
  • ​The 3 C's System Overview
  • The power of asking diverting questions: The curiosity factor
  • The Total Look: hair, dress, balance
Module 5: Stand out and get the booking
  • The power of positive possibilities
  • Are you valuable to the market place
  • Maintaining control of the appointment
  • ​Gretchen's 4 videos ~ Wedding Morning Success
Module 6: Veil & ornamentation tips
  • Take control of the veil placement, you are the specialist
  • One hairstyle many veil options
  • Tips for removing the veil, who to ask to do it
  • ​Vintage~Flowers~Asymmetry

Hair by Diana Considine

"Hi Gretchen!! I want you to know that your system played a big part in me learning and executing my craft! A very heartfelt Thank You to you! You made a difference in my life and I'm so looking forward to more education"! Diana
I know you cAN do this. 
But the best part is ...
you don't even have to believe me! 
There is a 30 day no questions asked 
money back guarantee !
if you are not 100% satisfied with 
the course and videos
I will offer you a full refund, for 
any reason.
drop me an email within the 30 days and I will refund you and remove you from the VIP Group right away!
That means you can enroll today, and you don't even have to decide if you're in for good! Take the full 30 days to explore the material and experience the vibe of The Updo System Champion Course and then make your decision using the information you CAN experience rather then make a decision using information you don't have.  Sometimes a module comes to life in a real moment at work and you might have an additional question. DM or ask in the VIP FB Group anytime! 
You know where to find me! 
Why is this a limited time offer? 
Guys!! I really care about you learning how to crush it within this specialty!
...So I want to be available when you start. If too many sign up at once you'll just get lost in the sauce!
 If covid-19 showed us anything it is that we are truly loved and needed in the life of our beautiful guests who are within our sphere of influence! YES! 
YOU are an influencer!
So! With such a great guarantee you might as well jump on this TODAY 
and make that commitment to yourself a reality! 

The bonuses! An overview

enjoy plenty of tutorials and extras 
that drive the system home

Bonus 1: Enjoy 9 Chignon Tutorials
  • Chic and smooth ~ Self-padding ~ Roll up padding, teaching and tips
  • ​Romanic BoHo w/curls ~ Ponytail Chignon ~ Braided self padding
  • ​Braided Chignon with waves ~ Wrapped Chignon with padding ~ Feed through ponytail Chignon
Bonus 2: Live Bridal Trial and Wedding day Tutorial
  • A real live Journey: The wedding trial in two videos ~ photo Breakdown
  • ​Why her hands Connect to your emotional intelligence for reducing anxiety
  • ​The powerful link between anxiety and organization
Bonus 3: Dawn Rose of Bridal Business School
  • How to stop Brides from Ghosting you
  • 4 Ice-Breakers that create rapport with your Bride 
  • Dawn gets duped by an Agency!
  • ​Dawn Interviews Gretchen: Inside success tips with Brides
Bonus 4: Consultation Confidence~ Pinning~ Products & Science
  • Bobby pins or hair pins
  • ​How using clear elastics cuts down on bobby pin use
  • ​How to hide pins and make your own padding for pennies
  • Teasing ~ Brushes ~ Combs ~ for control and a clean look
  • The when, how and why of construction
  • ​The science of curls what products to use and why they hold or fall
Bonus 5: Manipulating Hair~ Waves~ Curls
 Ridge waves ~ and sets
  • The classic pin curl set up close with directional setting tips
  • The when and why of hot roller use
  • ​3 curling techniques with one iro
  • ​Deep Ridge Wave tutorial part 1 & 2
  • ​How to produce a soft vintage 1940's waves with a curling iron
  • ​Modern soft wave curling iron tutorial
  • ​One set 5 comb outs & French twist 


Bonus 6: Nine Boho Beauties ~so far~
VIP Group has more
  • Feed through loops/dipped sides
  • ​Live Model Very long Boho Hair
  • Highly textured fishtail and twists
  • ​Live Model How to work around a high forehead and too much fringe
  • ​Live Model Super straight fine hair prep with long ponytail design
  • ​Side ponytail BoHo
  • ​Temporary extensions on a mid length 
Let's review what's inside the course
The First 6 modules

Module 1 

  • Deepen client retention and put more $$ in your pocket video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)
  • Why standing out is the new currency video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)
  • Investing in you is investing in them video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)

Module 2 

  • What is the 85% rule that counts? video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)
  • Emotional Intelligence: Reduce Anxiety video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)
  • Pros prepare: The powerful link between organization and anxiety video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)

Module 3 

  • The art of the consultation: Introvert vs Extrovert video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)
  • The art of the consultation: The Photo video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)
  • The art of the consultation: Fantasy vs Reality video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)

Module 4 

  • The 3 C's System: Consultation Construction Creativity System Overview video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)
  • The Prepared Pro Consultation sheets video plus PDF work sheets  (Valued at $97)
  • The Power of Asking Diverting Questions ~ The Curiosity Connection video plus PDF work sheet  (Valued at $97)
  •  The Total Look: Executing Excellence video  (Valued at $97)

Module 5 

  • The Power of Positive Possibilities: Focus on what she can have and not what she can't video (Valued at $97)
  • Are you Valuable to the Market Place : Money always follows video (Valued at $97)
  • Maintaining Control of the Appointment: video (Valued at $97)
  •  4 videos from Gretchen's Book ~ Wedding Morning Success : It's YOUR work environment! Control it! 
  • ​It's your reputation so be in the know!(Valued at $297)

Module 6 

  • Veil Attachments Tips, Ideas, Pinning & Removal video (Valued at $97)
  • Move the Hair Around ~ Show her lots of Options video (Valued at $97)
  • Take command of that veil and be the expert! video (Valued at $97)
  •   One Hairstyle Many Veil Options video ( Valued at $97
  •   Veil Options for the BoHo Brides video ( Valued at $97
  •   Hair Ornamentation video ( Valued at $97
  •   Vintage ~ Flowers ~ Asymmetry video ( Valued at $97

A Total Value of $2,528 !

 The Bonuses
 Practice the tutorials with the mindset of process learning 
- not perfection!

 Even if a tutorial is not a look you "need" to learn ~ try it anyways! 
You are developing new brain neurons and eye hand muscle memory! 

The next time a situation comes up you will be ready to 
think on your feet with confidence!  

Bonus 1 

  • 9 different skill building chignon tutorials with and without padding, smooth and chic and BoHo! (Valued at $497)

Bonus 2 

  • 4 live wedding day hairstyles shot in the brides kitchen! See the system in action! (Valued at $247)

Bonus 3

  • 3 trainings from Dawn Rose of The Bridal Business School! Plus, Dawn and I chat weddings and guests! (Valued at $347)

Bonus 4 

  •   9 videos of Construction Confidence-pinning-securing-products and the science of curls PDF ( Valued at $497

Bonus 5 

  •   7 videos of hair manipulating - waves, ridge waves, pin curl set, curling iron techniques, comb outs and french twist! ( Valued at $397

Bonus 6 

  •   9 videos of different types of BoHo looks, designs and construction tips!( Valued at $497

A Total Value of the Bonuses is $2,482 !  
Access to the Members only VIP FaceBook Group? Priceless!

 Plus! You will automatically be added into a hidden 
VIP FaceBook Group only course members can see. 
This is where I will add new styles into the units for you! 

Kind words
- "...Gretchen is so inspiring to me!"
She is talented, kind and real! I have learned so much from her videos and have had the pleasure of speaking to her. She has helped me on my journey and I am very grateful for her.
- Maria CS Long Island, NY
- "...Gretchen is the very best!"
She is so talented and positive. I very much appreciate her. I learned so much from her system and style of teaching! 
You ROCK !
- Staci Beth Hamden, CT
- "...your system is the best!"
Hi Gretchen ...your system is the best information I've ever run across !!!!!!!! You really gave me confidence in updo work...now I have a partner who is a make-up artist and our business is very successful! Keep up the great work! 
- Debbie   ma
Before the secret gets out get in the course today! It is shutting down November 15th! Allow me to stand with you NOW ~
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If videos on their own worked, we would all be updo experts! 
But They don't ! People help people...
 The total value of the current course is just over $5,000 !
This is crazy ! I spent 3 years putting my life-time of experience in a 
course for you!
I am letting it go for just 
$197.00 !!
Frequently Asked Questions
   How can a one size system be capable of doing all kinds of updos? 
Awesome, I love answering this one. Much like a recipe follows a similar template, so does the updo system. What changes are the ingredients. Just like a chef crafts an amazing dish based on what's fresh that day, so it goes with the special event hairstyle. Each hairstyle is created for unique individuals going to unique places with unique tastes and unique personalities but following a system to get you there! You can apply it to any tutorial you watch!
   How fast can I expect to see results with
my hairstyling skills?
Once you start experiencing how the consultation is connected to the construction breakdown, your mind shifts from worrying about the whole head, to what's best for "this" section. Quite frankly it's a genius system in it's simplicity. For immediate improvement of updo skills you must practice the tutorials to "get" the construction system in your mind. Get yourself a mannequin head, work on relatives or host model nights. Follow the system, though it will "feel" different and you will see your skills transform!
   Honesty please! ...so what is the deal with these high value numbers? 
You know I had the same concerns when I looked at courses I wanted to buy.  Then, once you take one, experience its value, you realized you would pay even more in the end. It is truly hard to sell perceived value. Plus, once you build one it all makes sense. Three years in the making with thousands invested in coaches, soft wear and hosting fees. I conservidly put a cost of $60 per video, yet I spent that just creating my 30 second opener.  I believe it's worth even more ;)
   I am a make-up artist will this system work for me? 
Certainly! I have been told by many students that my teaching style is easy to follow. Let's be honest doing the starter hairstyles is not rocket science! It’s pretty basic, that is why everyone and their teen sister is making updo videos. But, those millions of videos are not solving the problems stylists face. Because success with hair is only 15% of the service. The rest is people skills and my system is the only one to addresses that! 
    Can I talk to you? Are you available for questions? What kind of support can I get if I get stuck?
Absolutely, I alone created this course and FB membership and am totally accessible. I have been right where you are, and I love to meet fellow stylists who share this passion. You can message me, email me, or tag me in the VIP group. Gretchen@updosystem.com I will do my best to answer your question, jump on zoom with you or help in any way I can!
   Do you have people who have used this training with success? 
Absolutely! I have been teaching this system my whole career. Now it has been brought to a new level with the mind set component. With the reach of the internet more stylists are able to "find it"! I still have past students tell me they never lost what they learned and still have successful careers. Styles change but the system remains because all people have the same core needs and it works with whatever look is popular or whatever part of the world you live!
   Why is there also a mindfulness angle to this material?
This is a great question and my favorite to answer.
The Special event client is like NO other! Even she is totally unaware of her needs for that day. 

They are partaking in an event that is outside of their typical comfort zone. They are on display; they are in the company of others
as well as strangers.
They are doing something to their appearance that is also outside of their comfort zone.
They may have gone
 on a diet, gotten plastic surgery, taken dance lessons, took out a loan, found a new "plus one" to bring as a guest to the event.

Now, add to that the money they may have spent on gowns, jewelry, hair extensions, and the venue; wanting to impress people, hoping family and guests will
get along and have 
a good time.
Special event guests bring all of that with them into the service and most of it is subconscious "stuff" that can easily surface in anxiety, tears and family squabbles!
That is why. 

Because when you over deliver and anticipate issues they have over looked you are helping at a level,
that is unforgettable. And it is nothing more than awareness. You significantly improve their day and experience.
How would it feel to be booked out for a year or more? It wasn’t until I was doing prom kids from 6 different high schools to brides at various locations, that I started to see patterns.

Relational patterns,
common chaos, regional and ethnic differences
plus a slew of personality types, melt downs,
communication breakdowns, fights, snubs
 and the overall - human condition under the
full force of stress and excitement! My reputation was on the line so managing the wedding morning became part of MY success.
I had to figure this all out! 

And now I am sharing this all with you!
Certainly with the guarantee you have nothing to loose and tons to gain. 
I understand this is totally different than anything the 
industry has ever offered. But my promise to you is my integrity, 
experience, and faith in you that you can develop 
new skills to support yourself and grow in confidence. 
The clock will run out and I can't promise this same price next time!
in case you need to see this again here you go! 
Module 1: 
Learn the 30 + events! #dolifewithyourclients
  • Deepen client retention and put more $$ in your pocket
  • ​Why standing out is the new currency
  • ​Investing in yourself is investing in them
Module 2:
Connecting = $$$
~ The Prepared Pro
  • Learn the 85% rule for success
  • ​Connect to your emotional intelligence for reducing anxiety, yours and the guest
  • ​The powerful link between anxiety and organization
Module 3:
~ The Guest  ~ 
Read her to win her! 
  • The Art of the consultation: Personality types Introvert vs Extroverts
  • The photo ~ Fantasy vs Reality 
  • Learn ways to keep her happy even if her hair won't do the photo
Module 4: Consultation 
Construction Creativity
  • The Prepared Pro Consultation sheet, when and how to us them
  • ​The 3 C's System Overview
  • The power of asking diverting questions: The curiosity factor
  • The Total Look: hair, dress, balance
Module 5: Stand out and get the booking
  • The power of positive possibilities
  • Are you valuable to the market place
  • Maintaining control of the appointment
  • ​Gretchen's 4 videos Wedding Morning Success
Module 6: Veil & ornamentation tips
  • Take control of the veil placement, you are the specialist
  • One hairstyle many veil options
  • Tips for removing the veil, who to ask to do it
  • ​Vintage~Flowers~Asymmetry
Bonus 1: Enjoy 9 Chignon Tutorials
  • Chic and smooth ~ Self-padding ~ Roll up padding, teaching and tips
  • ​Romanic BoHo w/curls ~ Ponytail Chignon ~ Braided self padding
  • ​Braided Chignon with waves ~ Wrapped Chignon with padding ~ Feed through ponytail Chignon
Bonus 2: Live Bridal Trial and Wedding day Tutorial
  • A real live Journey: The wedding trial in two videos ~ photo Breakdown
  • ​Why her hands Connect to your emotional intelligence for reducing anxiety
  • ​The powerful link between anxiety and organization
Bonus 3: Dawn Rose of Bridal Business School
  • How to stop Brides from Ghosting you
  • 4 Ice-Breakers that create rapport with your Bride 
  • Dawn gets duped by an Agency!
  • ​Dawn Interviews Gretchen: Inside success tips with Brides
Bonus 4: Consultation Confidence~ Pinning~ Products & Science
  • Bobby pins or hair pins
  • ​How using clear elastics cuts down on bobby pin use
  • ​How to hide pins and make your own padding for pennies
  • Teasing ~ Brushes ~ Combs ~ for control and a clean look
  • The when, how and why of construction
  • ​The science of curls what products to use and why they hold or fall
Bonus 5: Manipulating Hair~ Waves~ Curls
 Ridge waves ~ and sets
  • The classic pin curl set up close with directional setting tips
  • The when and why of hot roller use
  • ​3 curling techniques with one iro
  • ​Deep Ridge Wave tutorial part 1 & 2
  • ​How to produce a soft vintage 1940's waves with a curling iron
  • ​Modern soft wave curling iron tutorial
  • ​One set 5 comb outs & French twist 


Bonus 6: Nine Boho Beauties ~so far~
VIP Group has more
  • Feed through loops/dipped sides
  • ​Live Model Very long Boho Hair
  • Highly textured fishtail and twists
  • ​Live Model How to work around a high forehead and too much fringe
  • ​Live Model Super straight fine hair prep with long ponytail design
  • ​Side ponytail BoHo
  • ​Temporary extensions on a mid length 
 The total value of the current course is just over $5,000 !
Get it now for just 
$197.00
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