Struggling to serve Natural Afro Hair clients?
If the sight of a potential customer with natural afro hair fills you with dread, then we've got a quick and easy solution for you
Join us on our two days intensive
Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling Masterclass
Improve your services and increase your profits by learning how to style and maintain Natural Afro hair the right way
Afro Hair is the most versatile and creative hair type there is
Black women are estimated to spend six times more on haircare than other women, and change their hairstyle more often
An Afro Hair client spends £4000 annually on average on hair in UK
source: mintel research
7 reasons you should consider adding
Natural Afro Hair skills to your Hairdressing Services
- 116 % UK population is from an ethnic minority group (2011 Census), predicted to raise to 35% by 2035
- 23% of UK population identify as Black / African / Caribbean / Black British (2011 Census)
- 3£300 billion spending power of UK ethnic minorities
- 4Estimated £97 million value of UK black and asian beauty products and services market
- 5Black women are estimated to spend six times more on haircare than other women, and change their hairstyle more often, spending an average of £4000 annually on haircare in UK
- 6There's a moral obligation to ensure your salon caters for all people with and all hair types
- 7It makes financial sense
Source: Mintel research, Salon Focus magazine - October 2015 issue
Come join us on our two days intensive
Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling Masterclass
to get the skills you need to handle
Natural Afro Hair with care
Hurry, the Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling Masterclass starts in...
Next course dates:
Sunday 12th - Monday 13th May 2019 - 10.00am till 4.00pm
Why You Need This Course
- You are a qualified hair stylist, but have never or rarely worked with Afro Hair
- You have been turning away clients with Afro and Mixed Textured hair from your salon due to lack of knowledge and experience with these hair types
- You want to add an additional profitable service to your existing salon services
- You want to build confidence working with Afro Hair and get more creative
- You have a desire to ensure your salon caters for a diverse clientele, providing a professional hair service for people with all hair types
Come join us on our two days intensive Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling course where we'll teach you the foundation skills required to handle Natural Afro Hair with care.
The Course Highlights
By the end of the Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling course you will know:
Effective Client Consulations
How to perform effective client consultations for clients with Afro Hair.
How to recommend the correct hair products to use for your client's Afro hair type (yes there is more than one type of Afro Hair).
How to Shampoo and Condition your client's Afro hair the right way.
Prescribe the correct hair treatments for Afro Hair, to solve your client's hair problems.
The Perfect Blowdry
Conduct the perfect Blow Dry on Afro Hair to meet your client's needs (Pick Comb and Round Brush Blow Drying techniques)
How to do set styling the right way on Afro Hair.
Gel Comb Twists
How to perfect the single strand gel comb twist technique on natural afro hair.
Natural Two-strand Twists
How to perfect a Natural Two-strand twist protective style technique on Afro Hair.
How to use the correct thermal tools and techniques on Natural Afro hair (Tonging/Straightening)
How to finish an Afro hair style well, so your client leaves the salon happy
On completion of the course you will receive a Silk Trends Academy ‘Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling course’ Certificate of attendance.
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), or as proof of continuous professional development.
Ingrid Farrell // Creative Director of Silk Trends, Principal Tutor
I am Ingrid Farrell, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Silk Trends Hair Salon and Training Academy. I am an accomplished Hair Stylist with over 30 years experience in styling Afro, Mixed Textured and European hair.
I am also a qualified and experienced Hairdressing Trainer, and am passionate about encouraging more people to develop skills in Hairdressing in order to provide a professional service to people with all hair types from all backgrounds, and never have to turn clients away due to lack of knowledge and skills with their hair type.
Ingrid's work has been featured in...
Course Trainer Qualifications:
- 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
Course Trainer Experience:
- 30 Years plus experience of Hairdressing
- Hair styles published in a variety of Hair Magazines such as Salon Focus, Good Salon Guide, Hair magazine, Hair Styles Only magazine, Black Beauty and Hair Magazine.
- Winner of Afro Hair Salon of the Year at the London Hair and Beauty Awards in 2018 and 2016
- 15 Years experience of Barbering
- 10 years experience of teaching Hairdressing and Barbering at Level 1 & 2.
- Continuously trains all Silk Trends staff
- Attends regular training courses to keep her own skills up to date
What our students say:
Happy Afro Hair Styling course student...
Great knowledge and understanding in afro hair received. A whole new experience for me... Demonstrations and lots of practice to gain confidence. I really enjoy the day and I learnt everything I came for and more. Thank you x
Afro Hair Student...
This course is great for anyone wanting to gain skills in caring for, maintaining and styling Afro hair. The teaching is intense and very detailed.
One very happy student...
Silk Trends provides a very well structured course. Relevant material in terms of information were provided as well as appropriate equipment and products. Excellent learning pace in a very relaxed, friendly and professional environment.
Silk Trends has given me the incentive to build on the knowledge and the skills I have learned and to improve on what I have learned through further studies.
The Best Time to start learning Afro Hair skills is Now!
Do not delay. Book your place on our two days intensive Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling Masterclass today.
Invest in the skills you need to add a popular and profitable hair service to your salon. Get the skills and knowledge you need to handle Afro hair with care, and never have to turn a client away again due to their hair type.
The two days intensive Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling Masterclass will introduce you to the foundation skills required for working with Natural Afro hair types.
Next course date:
Sunday 12th - Monday 13th May 2019
Duration: 2 days
Time: 10.00am till 4.00pm
Venue: Silk Trends, 202 Chingford Mount Rd, London E4 8JR
This course is valued at £1000.00 per person
£750.00 per person
Limited Offer Price:
£495.00 per person
Book by Sunday 28th April and get an extra 20% off with our
Super limited time offer just for ASC clients:
£495.00 £395.00 per person
(that's a huge 20% off deal, saving you over £350 per person off the standard price)
Places are limited. Hurry, Book today to avoid disappointment.
There will be a maximum of 5 students on the course. Places are limited and on a first come first serve basis and will book up fast, so secure your place quickly to avoid disappointment.
Book your place on the
Natural Afro Hair Maintenance
and Styling Masterclass now!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend this course?
This course is suitable for those who are already qualified hairdressers, or working towards a hairdressing qualification, or have previous experience of hairdressing in general.
Some experience of hairdressing at least junior level is advised, but experience of working with Afro hair is not necessary, as this will be covered on the course.
Do I need to bring my own hairdressing kit?
Please note: You will require a small hairdressing tools kit for the course (some items you may already have at home, or they can be purchased from local hair supply shops).
The following equipment is required for all courses (unless otherwise stated):
Small round brush
Medium round brush
Large round brush
Pin Tail/highlighting comb
Wide tooth comb
Hairdressing Scissors (4” to 6”)
What can I do with this course?
Students can widen their skill set and work on all types of hair, opening work opportunities with session styling, photo shoots, and salon work.
What will I get at the end of this course?
You will receive a Silk Trends Academy 'Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling course' certificate on completion of this course.
Do I need to bring my own products for this course?
All products and materials will be provided during each session. However, you will need to bring your hairdressing kit for the course.
Book your place on the Natural Afro Hair Maintenance and Styling course now!
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