Solange Knowles Jumbo Box Braids

Solange Knowles Jumbo Box Braids

What is Hair Braiding.          Hair Braiding is the interweaving of strands of hair to form a rope for Single Plaits; interweaving of strands of hair on a pre-determined track for Cornrows; and intertwining of strands of hair for Twist. Braids can be done on all hair types. Braids are healthy when done on a healthy head of client’s natural hair but can be damaging when used on someone whose hair is already damaged. Braids should not be held tight on the client’s scalp as this leads to traction alopecia but they should be held firmly so they don’t drop off from the client’s head.
What makes a difference between types of braids varies from how a braid is sectioned or divided ready for the strands and the hair extensions type used on the braids.
For the Jumbo braids, what you need is a medium sized section of client’s hair braided with a large size of kanekalon or synthetic hair extensions. The more extensions you add to the strands the larger your hair strand will look and the better the strand of jumbo braids you will have. This style is currently very popular at the moment as it has been made glamorous by Solange Knowles.


Type of hair extensions:        Can be done with 100% Kanekalon /synthetic quality hair extensions. Some of the quality brands include: Xpressions, Nina, Outre etc as they look pretty and last long. It is best if the hair extensions are treated into a technique we call “feather tips”.

Jumbo Box Braids from World of Braiding

Jumbo Box Braids from World of Braiding

Uniqueness of this Hair Extension type:        The benefit of the kanekalon hair extensions type is that it creates very good feather tips in the hair extensions which becomes lighter for the client to wear as against the general notion that this type of hair heavy. This hair extensions type can be shampooed frequently without losing its shine/ lustre; can be used for swimming easily without getting tangled; hair dries naturally without heat, hair is sealed with hot water; hair texture can be changed easily into wavy, curly, crimpy, straight or unlimited styling options.
Client’s Hair type:       Virgin Afro hair, Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair, Caucasian hair.
Benefit of hair style: Full volume for fine hair, easy care and styling for virgin afro hair. Better than damaging your hair with chemical treatments.
Caution** Do not use on clients with damaged thinning chemically processed hair as extensions is too heavy for client’s hair and can lead to more hair damage.

Time to put in:       Takes between 6 – 10 hours to do depending on how many stylists are working on the hair, how long the extensions is and how tightly packed the style is created.

Jumbo Box Braids World of Braiding2

Jumbo Box Braids World of Braiding2

Wear Duration:           Between 4 – 12 weeks depending on individual client’s care, maintenance and discipline regime.

Care/Maintenance:            Cleanse hair often with mild shampoo with a mixture of ¼ shampoo to ¾ water. You can also cleanse scalp with dry shampoo or distilled witch hazel. Allow hair to dry naturally without heat.

Price:       Depending on stylist experience, expertise and length of hair extensions in use.

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Joy Phido (SRH)
BSc Hons – Business Management, Qualified Hairdresser,
Natural Hair & Extensions Specialist, Designer, Consultant, HABIA Certified Educator,
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Start-up Coach/ Adviser, Mentor, Member UK Hairdressing Council, Qualified Teacher, NLP Certified Practitioner, ILEX Certified Legal Administrator




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INVEST £399.99 AND EARN MONEY FOR LIFE. (special discount)

Are you tired of looking for work and money? Stop applying for work and start applying your hands. This is exactly what I did. Here is a hint of my story. “I was made redundant, lost my home, lost my confidence and had four children to feed. I took up the skill of braiding & extensions and turned my life around.  Don’t let unemployment, redundancies and raising children stop your life. You too can do it like I did. Empower your hands to empower your life” joy phido.

World economy is not getting better. Bills are getting bigger and heavier.  We are getting more frustrated, stressed and depressed with lack of income. We can beat these problems if only we have valuable skills in our hands. Your situation will not change if you don’t change what you are doing. We have worked with series of people who were in similar situation and now they have changed their lives.  Don’t take our word for it –See some of their testimonials here. https://worldofbraiding.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/hair-braiding-training-case-studies/




By popular demand, we understand and are happy to help with this amazing one-off 60% price slash on our normal training price of £799. This is your chance to make that change today. Join our INTRODUCTION TO BRAIDING WORKSHOP.  Time to challenge yourself to face an unpredictable future and beat the worries of unemployment and redundancies by arming yourself with this extra skill to help DESIGN YOUR FUTURE with natural hairdesigning – a skill that gets you into immediate employment. 

DATES:  19th  – 21st    November 2015 (3 days)

Times: 10am – 5pm

PRICE: £399.99**  rrp £799.99 (pay before 10th November 2015) Thereafter £499.99

Possible Income

•           Single plaits with extensions

= £31,200 per year

•           Cornrows with extensison with 3 clients a day

£37,400 per year


●Single Plaits – natural hair

●Single plaits/ box braids – add extensions

●Cornrows – natural hair

●Cornrows – add extensions

●Hair Beauty Business MasterClass

Details of What you will learn

Know how to work with all hair types

Know 3 ways to section hair in single plaits or box braids

Understand your braiding fingers and know the professional finger placement for braiding

Know how to add extensions and close up gaps for a full professional head of braids

know how to create neat and tidy sections in cornrows, design professional all back cornrows, know how to add extensions and no-gap cornrows etc

know the business of hair and how to start, grow and market your natural hair business

know how hair grows, quality products and quality extensions etc etc

What you will Gain

A lifetime skill ● A skill that gets you immediate cash and employment.

●A skill that has no redundancies. ●A skill that gets better with time and experience.  ●A skill you can use on your family or for professional service.

●An internationally recognized certification that you can take to anywhere in the world. ●Gain knowledge of different types of extensions and quality hair products. ●A skill you use to work around your family if you have young children. ●Work from home, rent a chair in a salon, start your own salon etc etc. 

**This one-off offer expires on 10th November 2015.

**As part of the special offer you will receive 1 of our highly valuable DVD materials absolutely FREE:

Introduction to Hair braiding DVD worth £35 (FREE).

**You can use the Center Material for your training however,

Training Kit is available for purchase @£75.

Call now to secure your place!!!   01702 339 858

Do not miss this training:  This is a one-off offer and it is limited to only 10 students.

Call now to book your place!!

To get our special offers enroll before – 10th November 2015.

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About Joy Phido

Joy Phido and her 4 children

Joy is an award winning Natural Hair, Braids & Extensions specialist and Educator. She is a celebrity natural hair designer and trainer to celebrity stylist. She is the CEO of World of Braiding & Extensions Ltd.

Joy is a graduate of Business, a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH), a business entrepreneur, educator, trainer, teacher, Natural Hair & Extensions Designer & Carer, Natural Hair Consultant, NLP practitioner and motivational speaker.

Joy can be seen working with celebrities at photoshoots or for special events and usually the go to person at the back stage of various fashion and beauty events – ranging from working behind the scenes at Rita Ora’s X factor braided hair appearance, Rita’s Rimmel photoshoot, the Ethnic Fashion Show Southend, Essex Girls Football to major events as Blackstyles Weekend, Miss England, Miss West Africa, Afro Hair & Beauty Fashion show etc.  Training for major organisations such as Newham Summer School, Harrow Youth Council, Hackney Family Learning, American School in London, Newham Adult Education London etc

She has been braiding since the age of 5 and teaching natural hairstyles – Hair Braiding, Weaves & Extensions since 2002.

She has spent over 12 years in Natural Hair Education and Designs and 15 years in various Corporate responsibilities and careers with varied organizations and in various continents;  Currently teaching the world from the internet as a Youtuber with over 14.5 millions views and counting Joy brings on a wealth of knowledge ranging from being a mother in Business, a wife, a business owner who started from Africa and now runs her business in the West etc. You have a lot to gain from this wonderful, full of energy and ready to share knowledge woman.

Some testimonial about Joy.

“The good thing about your videos is that you are so bold and honest because you know exactly what you are talking about.Besides,you just don’t focus on braiding hair,but also on all the other aspects of it(customer service,what to consider to be successful in the business,natural hair care…)That was just firing me up!
I was getting better everyday and started braiding at home (mid May 2013), all by Faith! I wasn’t professional at all,but was working hard on that!I’m proud of my improvements today and can’t thank you enough for your insightful videos.We haven’t met yet,but I consider you as an African sister who just wants everyone to succeed .I see your business is prosperous and by God’s Grace I’m hoping mine will expand as well.And of course,I hope to work closely with you in order to get there!
By the way ,I just watched the video on tree braids with the Bundle of Joy.That hair looks amazing! And it doesn’t look silky at all,is it? It just makes me  want to use it 🙂
Well,thank you so much for your time ,Joy! Please check my pictures out when you get a chance and your advice would be greatly appreciated.
God richly bless you!


01702 339 858

07946 439 057




Glamorous Afro Hair

Teeyana Taylor in glamorous Afro hair

There is a huge need and demand to understand black hair.  The struggle to understand this hair type goes deep into history.  History has personally taught me how to appreciate and embrace my Afro hair type, how to work with it and also how to be proud of it.

Going back to the roots takes us into the history surrounding how black hair was treated prior to a change in our historical understanding.  Back in the African civilization – where the Afro hair type originates from, hairstyles were used to indicate various things  – age, ethnic identity, wealth, rank in the community, marital status, religion, birth of a new baby, coming of age, death etc.  The afro hair was groomed by women who cared and understood how the African woman’s beauty should be. The social significance of hair was massive as also was the aesthetics of the hair.  A lot of hair was a quality every woman loved and wanted. The significance for Africans was to have not just a lot of hair but clean, neat and specifically designed in plaits or braids to conform to culture.  Leaving hair undone was generally not tolerated otherwise you are seen as dirty, insane, or bereaved.  Historically, every region of Africa had different ways of styling the Afro hair.  Generally, a mother took care of a daughter’s hair while passing on the skill of grooming, understanding tools, products accessories etc to the child.  Occasionally, the grandma initiated the passing on of this knowledge and this perpetuated in the family.   In the society, styling and taking care of each other’s hair was a social treat where the mums and friends spent valuable time to share confidences and laughter in each other’s company grooming each other’s hair. Money did not exchange hands as each woman took turn to style each other’s hair.  Your hair stylist was usually someone very trustworthy as there were personal connotations attached to someone you allowed to touch your hair. The task of grooming the hair included shampooing, oiling, combing, braiding, twisting adding decorations if required etc and the process usually takes a long time lasting several hours and sometimes lasting days depending on how complicated the style may be.  The tools were generally a hand-carved comb with long tooth with the task of untangling the curled knots without causing pain. Products used were basic oils like the palm oil or palm kennel oil.  There was a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being involved within the process of grooming that accounted for a complete approach to a woman’s beauty.  Black people in Africa had pride  and loved their beauty.  They had no problem appreciating their natural beauty.

Beautiful Afro hair

Beautiful Afro hair

Then time changed.  Slave trade came into the African society around the 16thcentury.  New territories had been discovered in North America, South America and the Caribbean and the Europeans needed an imported labour force.  It was at this stage that the African slave trade began.

In a period of nearly 400 years and with an estimated 20million people forcibly removed from their home land and dragged in chains to the slave markets – slave trade changed the Black person’s mentality about themselves.  Most of the slaves were between the ages of 10 and 24 and the majority hailed from Western and West Central Africa. The captives were sold to European and Arabian slave masters.

When the black woman got to America, the issue of how to care for her hair and what style is acceptable became a problem.  This is because the slave masters wanted maximum output from each slave, often choosing to work them to death in a matter of years rather than show them compassion. Slaves were expected to work in the fields under a gruelling sun for 12 to 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. Giving these gruelling inhumane circumstances, the Africans had neither the time nor the inclinations to care about their appearance including their hair.  Personal care, grooming and well-being had been put aside. The black woman had to struggle for survival in America and was forced to put pain and suffering over her beauty regimes. Treasured African combs were nowhere to be found as they had been forcefully taken away and had no time to be organised for life in a strange land.  This led the once long, thick and healthy black hair of both women and men to become tangled and matted.  Out of desperation for tools, the slaves started using Sheep Fleece carding tool to untangle their hair.  Scalp diseases became prevalent such as head lice infestation etc took over.  Slavery had stripped black people of their identity, pride, values and culture.   This caused frustration and hardships which led the black woman in America to feel inferior and learned to hate themselves, their beauty and their hair.  Black people were not born feeling inferior but the cruel circumstance that slavery offered forced them to feel this way in a European dominated world as an example here confirms – in the mid 1800s the black woman’s hair was virtually outlawed in New Orleans when they were forced to cover their hair with a scarf while in public. Underneath the scarf was neglected hair with limited grooming options which caused serious hair and scalp problems. The black woman started to struggle with her image – good hair-bad hair, light skin-dark skin, anti-African-pro European. They started to seek solutions to change their physical appearance in order to please their slave masters – these were images opposite to their natural hair including pride in skin colour and all distinctive African physical attributes.

“We had been completely brainwashed and we didn’t even know it. We accepted white value systems and white standards of beauty and at times, we accepted the white man’s view of ourselves” Assata Shakur – former Black Panther – in her autobiography.

Then Madam Walker came to the rescue of women with a range of cosmetics for black hair needs encouraging them to take back pride in themselves. She encouraged straighteners to enable hair to become easy to comb.  She considered her hot combing more natural as this was a temporary method which allowed hair to “go back” with water.

There was now a huge demand for this hair style as it posed a solution to the problem the women were dealing with. This huge demand then gave birth to a more permanent solution to the problem which now became the chemical relaxers – a very lucrative hair industry black women deal with today.

Black women still want to know when beauty touches them. Is this in the eyes of the beholder, should we let someone else tell us when we are beautiful or should we remember that the natural gifts we have from nature is ours to embrace and work with rather than damage and work against.

These are some of the examples of well loved celebrities who have learnt to love their natural locks.

Please check them out – Jill Scot, Corinne Bailey Rae, Erykah Badu, Teeyana Taylor, Shingai Shoniwa, Solange etc

Joy Phido

CEO – World of Braiding & Extensions


+44 208 983 9815

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