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Silk Trends, 202 Chingford Mount Rd, London E4 8JR
Phone: 0208 529 8000
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Simply Afro – Foundation Afro Hairdressing Skills

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The next available start date for the Simply Afro course is Monday 12th February 2018.  The course cost is normally £1395.00 per person, but we are currently offering a £400 discount if booked in advance.   Book by Monday 29th January and you will qualify for the £400 discount, so you pay only £995.00.
The Simply Afro course is a 12-week evening intensive package course which will introduce you to Afro Hairdressing foundation skills such as:
Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling Module:

  • Product Knowledge
  • Health and Safety
  • Shampoo and conditioning Afro Hair
  • Perfecting a Blow Dry (Pick Comb and Round Brush Blow Drying)
  • Treatments
  • Press styling
  • Gel comb twists
  • Natural 2-Strand Twists

Hair Braiding Module:

  • Cornrows
  • Single Braids
  • Cornrows With Extensions
  • Single Braids with Extensions

Basic Colouring and Cutting Module:

  • Client consultation
  • Semi-Permanent colouring
  • Highlights (block demo/practical)
  • Colour Application (block demo/practical)
  • One length hair cut
  • Short graduation hair cut
  • Styling and Finish


The course is delivered using a mixture of theory, demonstration and practice methods, with more emphasis on building practical skills. The beauty of the weekly sessions are that you will be given the knowledge and practice skills during the session, then encouraged to practice in between sessions, and then iron out any problems or gain further clarification with the trainer during the next session.  You will see a big increase in your ability and confidence as the course progresses with each session. There will be a maximum of 5 students per class to ensure students get a good amount of support.

Duration: 12 weeks (1 evening session per week on Mondays 6.30pm till 9.30pm)

Normal Course fee: £1395.00 per person

SPECIAL OFFER: Book by 29th January in advance and get £400 off – PAY ONLY £995.00 per person. The normal cost of the module is £1395.00 per person, and there will be a maximum of 5 students per class to ensure students get a good amount of support. This module will usually run on a Monday evening between 6.30pm and 9.30pm over 12 weeks.

Places are limited so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. A £200 deposit is required to secure your place at time of booking. To secure a place on the course click 

Next start date planned to start is Monday 12th February 2018 from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

Please note: You will require a small hairdressing tools kit for the course (some items you may already have at home).  Please see the Hairdressing Kit List.  All products and materials will be provided during each session.

Course Accreditation:

The Simply Afro package course is currently a non-accredited course. However, on completion of the course you will receive a Silk Trends Academy ‘Simply Afro‘ Certificate.  The course is designed with the National Occupational Standards in mind, which are set by the Hair and Beauty Industry Association (Habia).  This could be used as evidence of skills already gained should you wish to pursue an academic course of study in the future (e.g. NVQ Hairdressing).

About the Tutor:
Ingrid (our Principal Trainer) is a qualified and experienced Lecturer of Hairdressing and NVQ Assessor over 7 years experience teaching hairdressing at level 1 and level 2, and over 30 years experience working in the Hairdressing industry.
  • NVQ Lvl 1 Hairdressing
  • NVQ Lvl 2 Hairdressing
  • NVQ Lvl 3 Hairdressing
  • City & Guilds 7307 Stage 1 – 4 Teaching Qualification
  • D32/D34 and A1 NVQ Assessor Award
  • NVQ Level 3 Award in Retail Management