Hey new Hair Nieces! Welcome to our little corner of this podcast world where facts are favored over opinions and food goes in our bellies.
We are Aeleise (pink hair) and Aishia (blonde hair), founders of Black Girl Curls, licensed practicing natural hair stylists, brand agnostic curl educators, moms to tiny humans, upsetters of the Internet, and just your overall snarky aunties who really know our 'ish.
Curls Disrupted was started because mainstream beauty outlets weren’t teaching relevant or accurate to the women that look just like us. Women who spend thousands of dollars yearly and still unsatisfied with their natural texture and the services and products marketed to them.
We just want to give DOPE A** hair to natural hair wearers and set a quality standard for professional curl services and service providers. Join us as we disrupt the curl paradigm.
To learn more about us go to:
Licensed Professionals http://www.cutitkinky.com
We were hype for 2020, then Corona came along and the entire industry has had to rethink how we work and who we work with.
This is a new normal because we get to decide for ourselves what normal is. Normal doesn't mean being exhausted, resentful, exploitative. We chat about designing business that revolve around how we want to live, not around how the industry has always operated.
Building An Inclusive Curl Business
This conversation is about the the tight curl experience in salon and what you can do to craft a more vinculsieve curl business.
Why is this topic near and dear to us? For the last 4 years we have been engaging digitally with thousands of tight curl folks around the globe in our #30DHD and Black curl magic programs. As those participants worked through our content they wanted to find curl artists near them to have their serviced. We started recommending curl artists we knew and knew about through our professional networks. The result was less than stellar.
Most of the stylists we've encountered that specialize in curly hair are not black, do not have tight curls, and don't have experience working with tight curls. Which often means there is no reference point for a service standard that includes tight curls in their business. This is what we are here to address today.
3. Service methods
4. Product selection
Curls And Cosmetology School
Texture is not this foreign thing that you didn't learn in cosmetology school
Everything you learned in the first few months of cosmetology school prepared you for a solid career working on all hair in the cosmetology industry
The Texture Ghetto
Where the beauty industry attempts to segregate and category black stylists
It’s insulting to our talent and a lazy attempt at diversity.
Black stylists are cutting specialists, color geniuses, curl artists, natural hair gurus, chemical +thermal rearranging experts, pioneering educators, and far more than token representation.
The beauty industry is currently being pushed into a place that is long overdue. The industry as a whole has a responsibility to recognize the full depth and breadth of the talent + contributions of black stylists.
Pay black educators
Pay texture educators
Travel for texture education
Prioritize texture education
The Hustle Is Dead
Everybody is trying to hustle but what aboutyoukr business. Are you hustling or are you scaling?
But what is scaling? Scaling a business means setting the stage to enable and support growth in your company. It means having the ability to grow without being hampered. It requires planning, some funding and the right systems, staff, processes, technology and partners.
Hustling is over. We can't outwork Rona.
The Scramble For Texture Education
All ofa sudden everybody is a texture expert. Join us as we discuss what is really happening in the beauty industry in 2020
I've since partnered with Cut It Kinky alum and my hair is better for it! I enjoy listening to these women drop countless gems about textured hair.
Love the podcast. I am so grateful for it and the work that these two women are doing.
I’m currently in cosmetology school & I agree with everything you ladies said. I’m one of the ones that have to take evening classes & now, Covid making it harder. You ladies keep doing what you are doing because y’all are making a difference for the professionals & consumers. I’m looking forward to attending your classes.