INTRODUCTION TO HAIR BRAIDING COURSE

Introduction to Hair Braiding Workshop

(Qualification: Habia CPD Certification)

Pineapple Cornrows

Pineapple Cornrows

At the moment, there is no predicted end time for the stagnated world economic recession.  This is why skill based Vocational training is the only way out of the current situation for you. Your career in Hair & Beauty is one of your guaranteed tools to create your own job, get into employment/ start your own business and make money for your daily living and eventual prosperity.  

The reason for your success in hair and beauty career is based on the fact that women will continuous desire to be glamorous as this is naturally inherent in women.  This desire is regardless of age, race, status etc.  The reason for this desire in not vanity but rather helps to increase a person’s self-confidence, self-esteem and ability to portray the right personality they want others to see.  This personality helps them achieve their life’s dreams hence looking good is a necessary part of a woman’s daily life.

Your hair beauty and extensions skill being the quickest way to achieve glamour makes you one of the best things to ever happen to fashion, beauty and women generally.   Your skill to help women have the look they desire will make you a necessary part of their life as a look around will show you that practically most celebrities and ordinary women are all now wearing one form of extensions or the other.  This has therefore increased the pressure and demand from clients for professionally trained and qualified stylist who offer quality service, good customer care and understand their hair needs.

Here are some useful statistics in the hair industry: Revenue in the Black Hair industry alone reads as follows:

  • In the UK 2004, hair beauty was worth £60million. 
  • South Africa in 2002 it was $90million.
  • USA in 2008 it was $14.7billion
  • By 2013 in the US it will be worth $4.2trillion.

To get into this career and earn the money you deserve, you require professional training from an organization that will not only equip you with industry skills and standards but will also build your personal and business confidence to start and grow immediately you complete your course.  World of Braiding will enhance your knowledge and boost your confidence to help you gain clients as you complete your training.  There are specific tactics and tips that can help you get into this industry and we are happy to give you all we know because we know that your success is our success.

To get you started, we have put together this special workshop to train you on your way.   No hype! no fuss!  just simply skills, knowledge, information and education that will get you into employment.

  • Become work ready in 4 Natural hair styles
  • Get International accreditation with Habia CPD certification.
  • Gain professional techniques to boost your confidence to start operating immediately you complete your course.
  • Know hair types, textures, hair growth, hair damage, hair conditions, health & safety etc in natural hair designing
  • Essential natural hair skills for anyone interested in Natural Hair Beauty
  • Theory, Business and Practical Hands-on Classes

Detailed Practical Techniques –  (Sessions will include):

Your Course contains 4 practical hands-on techniques from our range of natural single plaits, add extensions, cornrows, add extensions.

1. Singles – Natural hair 2. Single – Add extensions 3. Cornrows – natural hair  

4. Cornrows add extensions

Single Plaits with extensions


The Course Details include: (A compulsory part for all our Courses)

  • How to professionally consult with clients to know what they want.
  • How to check client’s hair and scalp condition before designing chosen techniques
  • How to cleanse and prepare hair for the chosen techniques.
  • Health & Safety in natural hair and extensions
  • How to neatly section/partition hair into the right shapes for the chosen technique.
  • The correct braiding fingers and how to use them for the chosen technique.
  • Pick strands of hair with the correct finger placement and sequence for the chosen technique.
  • Firmly hold the base of a chosen technique with the correct grip to avoid causing pains and possibly traction alopecia.
  • Smoothly continue and neatly complete a strand of chosen technique.
  • Complete a professional full head of natural hair in chosen technique.
  • Introductions to Hair Extensions and why we need them.
  • Colour match and blend hair extensions for the chosen technique
  • PREPARE and TREAT hair extensions for the chosen technique
  • INSERT and APPLY hair extensions into the chosen technique
  • Advise client on after service & home care in the chosen technique
  • Remove & take out natural hairstyles and hair extensions correctly and safely in the chosen technique

Natural Hair Theory Class Content

Step 1: History of Natural Hairstyles & Modern Natural Hairstyles.

Step 2: Understanding Hair, how it grows and what causes damage.

Step 3: Health & Safety in Natural hairstyles

Step 4: Understanding Hair Extensions

Step 5: Understanding Hair Products


Natural Hair Business Master Class Content

Step 1: What is a business, What is business planning

Step 2: Who is your Client? Client care and consultation

Step 2: Research and understand the Natural Hair industry

Step 3: Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Internet /Social Networking for growth.

Step 4: Branding & Image Presentation

Step 5: Personal Development to grow your business

Step 6: Set your business as a Legal Entity

Step 7: Back to reception & Database


Date / Time: 

  • 5 days training from 11am – 6pm.

Why you should come to this workshop?

  • If you already own a salon and want to add modern healthy hairstyles to suit your clients.
  • If you want to grow your salon by adding more skills to your current knowledge.
  • If you want to avoid turning clients away because they demand styles you are not able to offer.
  • If you love natural hairstyles but don’t know how to go about getting into the business.
  • If you are unemployed and have a passion to see other people looking beautiful with current hairstyles.
  • If you have been practicing natural hairstyles but you want to move it to a more professional level so as to attract high end clients etc.

Assessment:

  • Continuous assessment is built into the programme to include questions and answers, discussions etc and practical work with clients may be carried out within our commercial Salon.
  • You will be required to carry out Case Studies, Research, Discussions, Salon Management and Reception duties as part of your work etc,
  • You may be contacted to participate in hair shows /events, seminars, trade shows where applicable – to help you gain confidence and understand the industry.
  • You will be given on-going support when required etc.  The assessment methods will be explained to you by your tutor and feedback will be given to you on a continuous basis.
  • To gain Habia certification, you will be required to produce and submit a PORTFOLIO of your work for assessment.

What will I receive when I complete the course?

  • Once you successfully complete the Introduction to Hair braiding course you will receive Habia Certified CPD qualification in Natural Hair Designs.
  • You will be able to obtain public liability insurance.
  • You will be able to start working with clients and start earning your money back.

Location: 

  • Unit C, 219 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ. (Or as may be stated)

Entry requirement:

  • You should be in the hair industry.
  • In addition, you must have an interest in the natural hair industry and a passion for hair.

Introduction to Hair Braiding Course kit:

Full kit for Course (-£60.00)

  • 1 Mannequin Training Heads
  • 1 Training Head Clamp
  • 12 pack sectioning Clips
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • 2 packs of braiding hair extensions
  • Carry Bag

What will I gain after the Course & Progression Route:

With hair braiding and extensions being very popular and in high demand, you will be able to create your own job by starting your business –

  • Work from home
  • Renting a chair/ booth in a salon,
  • Become a freelance/ mobile stylist.
  • Grow your existing salon.

Your earning potentials may vary according to locations, experience and time commitment. Progressions routes will be discussed during your course.

Call now to book your place as spaces are limited to only 8 Students

Spaces are booked only on first come first served basis.

Tel: +44 208 983 9815, mob: +44 7946 439 057

info@worldobraiding.com

www.worldofbraiding.com


About your Trainer

Joy Phido is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Specialist, Designer, Consultant and Educator.  Joy has a BSc in Business Admin, a qualified NVQ Level 3 Hairdresser, a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with UK Hairdressing Council, has over 20 years Natural Hair & Extensions experience.  She is also a qualified teacher, an NLP practitioner with varied career experiences.

As the Chief Executive and Artistic Director at World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions professional as well as help stylist understand how to work with it to make it glamorous for clients. Joy’s passion for natural hair is shown in everything she does as she is not a stranger on the internet where she writes from her blogs, teaches on Youtube with step-by-step videos to constantly enrich students’ knowledge.  She is also a Natural Hair & Extensions Business Mentor and adviser helping students & practitioners not only on how to get into the industry but how to become successful and prosper in the industry.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to this training to enhance your learning.  World of Business helps you get into business, market and grow your business.

But don’t take our word for it!

Here are just a few testimonials from Students across the world that Joy has trained.

“A Course from World of Braiding was all I needed to skyrocket my business.  The thing that realIy stood out for me was the determination and selfless aim of Joy to teach students’ EVERYTHING she knew. World of Braiding has changed my life forever and I’m so happy I travelled the world to gain this skill.  The training gave me confidence to expand and grow my business and now I am everything I wanted to be.  I run one of the most sought after salons in Australia. I am a committee member of a Hair Show in Sydney, write for hair magazines, speak on radio show s, stock my own natural hair brand etc.   Thank you so much – World of Braiding.

Francesca – Owner (Freedom Braiding Couture) Australia)

”I am a lawyer by profession but when the economic recession started and my business was changing, I knew it was time to start a new career that will give me a skill.  World of Braiding helped me to make my vision clear and now I run my own salon.  ” 

Vicky – Owner (Braids’n’Weaves) Hemel Hemstead

”I come from Salt Lake City in Utah in the USA and I came to England to learn detailed Braiding as it was the best full course I could find.  I took up the International Braiding Course and on completion; all aspects of the training exceeded my expectations.  I feel so well equipped and confident to take my skill to the next level. The training is so professionally organized and extremely detailed.  I will recommend this course to anyone who wants to arm their hands with this unique skill which becomes yours for life.”

Celestes –Salon Staff –  USA.

”I was fed up working for other people and wanted to start my own business. Coupled with the fact that I have young children I needed a business that will allow me work around them.  I took up the Foundation Course and now, I have set up my own salon.  After my first month in business, my shop now pays its own expenses. I am very happy as I have achieved the skill I wanted to start my business.  The rest is now left to me” 

Laurayn  – Owner (Laury’s Beauty Elite) Ilford – London

 

After completing Introduction to Braiding and a course in Extensions everything changed for me.  With the skill in my hands, I changed my small salon into a huge cosmetics and beauty shop in Portsmouth.   I combine my skill with retail of hair extensions & products. This has changed my life as I am a different person and a lot better than I ever dreamed. I cannot begin to quote my weekly earnings.  Thank you so much World of Braiding.

Rita – Owner (Rita’s Beauty) Portsmouth

EUROPEAN SEW-IN TRACK WEAVE COURSE

GET ON TRACK TO SUCCESS WITH

EUROPEAN SEW-IN TRACK WEAVES COURSE

SKILL GUARANTEED FOR SELF-EMPLOYMENT & JOB CREATIONS

WITH

European Sew-in Track Weave Workshop

(Qualification: Habia CPD Certification)

Price: £1,200.00

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Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions

A career in Hair & Beauty is the guaranteed way to get into employment and make money in today’s economy.  There is always a high demand from clients for professionally trained and qualified stylist who offers quality service and good customer care. Most celebrities now rely on extensions to get the desired look they want for their self-esteem.  Celebrities such as Cheryl Cole, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce etc are all known for their hair extensions.

Kim Kardashian Extensions

Kim Kardashian Extensions

According to market research, Revenue in the Black Hair industry alone reads as follows:

  • In the UK  2004, it was worth £60million. 
  • South Africa in 2002 it was $90million.
  • USA in 2008 it was $14.7billion
  • By 2013 in the US it will be worth $4.2trillion.

To get into this career and earn the money you deserve, you require professional training from an organization that will equip you with industry standards and build your confidence to start working with clients immediately you complete your course.  World of Braiding will enhance your knowledge and boost your confidence to help you gain clients as you complete your training.  There are specific tactics that can help you get into this industry and we are happy to give you all the tips and tricks of the trade. 

To get you started, we have put together this special workshop to train you on your way to Natural Hair and Extensions Designing.  No hype or fuss, just simply skills and information that will get you into employment.

  • Become work ready in 3 Natural hair & weave extensions hairstyles
  • Get International accreditation with Habia CPD certification.
  • Gain professional techniques to boost your confidence to operate from as little as just 6  weeks
  • Know hair types, textures, hair growth, hair damage, hair conditions, health & safety etc in natural hair designing
  • Essential natural hair weaving skills for any Natural Hair Salon
  • Theory, Business and Practical Hands-on Classes

Detailed Practical Techniques –  (Sessions will include):

Your Course contains practical hands-on techniques from our range of natural, sew-in weaving and extensions Styles such as

1. Cornrows – natural hair  2. Cornrows add extensions 3. Sew-in /Track Weave Extensions.  

The Course Details include: (A compulsory part for all Courses)

  • General Background information into natural hairstyles
  • How to professionally consult with clients to know what they want.
  • How to check client’s hair and scalp condition before designing chosen techniques
  • How to cleanse and prepare hair for the chosen techniques.
  • Health & Safety in natural hair, weaving and extensions
  • How to neatly section/partition hair into the right shapes for the chosen technique.
  • The correct braiding fingers and how to use them for the chosen technique.
  • Pick strands of hair with the correct finger placement and sequence for the chosen technique.
  • Firmly hold the base of a chosen technique with the correct grip to avoid causing pains and possible traction alopecia.
  • Smoothly continue and neatly complete a strand of chosen technique.
  • Complete a professional full head of natural hair in chosen technique.
  • Introductions to Hair Extensions and why we need them.
  • Colour match and blend hair extensions for the chosen technique
  • PREPARE and TREAT hair extensions for the chosen technique
  • INSERT, APPLY and STITCH hair extensions into the chosen technique
  • Advise client on after service & home care in the chosen technique
  • Remove & take out natural hairstyles and hair extensions correctly and safely in the chosen technique

Natural Hair & Extensions Business Master Class (Content)

Step 1: Theory on Client care and consultation

Step 2: Research and understand the Natural Hair & Extensions industry

Step 3: Marketing, selling and Internet Social Networking to accelerate your business

Step 4: Branding & Image Presentation

Step 5: Personal Development to grow your business

Step 6: Set your business as a Legal Entity

Step 7: Back to reception & Database

Date / Time:

  • 5 days training from 10am – 5pm.

Why you should come to this workshop?

  • If you already own a salon and want to add modern healthy hairstyles to suit your clients.
  • If you want to grow your salon by adding more skills to your current knowledge.
  • If you want to avoid turning clients away because they demand styles you are not able to offer.
  • If you love natural hairstyles – cornrows natural hair, cornrows with extensions, sew-in track weave, but don’t know how to go about getting into the business.
  • If you are unemployed and have a passion to see other people looking beautiful with current hairstyles.
  • If you have been practicing natural hairstyles but you want to move it to a more professional level so as to attract high end clients etc.

Assessment:

  • Continuous assessment is built into the programme to include questions and answers, repetitions, demonstrations, discussions etc and practical work on models may be carried out within our commercial Salon (where applicable).
  • You will be required to carry out Case Studies, Research, Discussions, Salon Management and Reception duties as part of your work etc,
  • You may be contacted to participate in hair shows /events, seminars, trade shows where applicable – to help you gain confidence and understanding of the industry.
  • You will be given on-going support when required etc.  The assessment methods will be explained to you by your tutor and feedback will be given to you on a continuous basis.
  • To gain Habia certification, you will be required to produce and submit a PORTFOLIO of your work for assessment.

What will I receive when I complete the course?

  • Once you successfully complete the Afro European Weave course you will receive Habia Certified CPD qualification in Weave Hair Extension.
  • You will be able to obtain public liability insurance.
  • You will be able to start working with clients and start earning your money back.

Locations: 

  • You will be advised of your training centre.

Entry requirement:

  • You should be in the hair industry.
  • In addition, you must have an interest in the natural hair weave industry and a passion for hair.
  • You should know about cornrows

Afro European Sew-In Track Weave Course kit content:

Full kit for Course (half price of -£149.99)

  • 2 Mannequin Training Heads
  • 2 Training Head Clamp
  • 12 pack sectioning Clips
  • Sectioning Tail Comb
  • Brush, weaving needles, weaving thread
  • Set of Scissors
  • 1 pack of braiding hair extensions
  • 1 pack 18” 100% human hair weaving extensions
  • Carry Bag

What will I gain after the Course & Progression Route:

With hair weaving and extensions being very popular and in high demand, you will be able to create your own job by starting your business –

  • Work from home
  • Rent a chair/ booth in a salon,
  • Become a freelance/ mobile stylist.
  • Grow your existing salon.

Your earning potentials may vary according to locations, experience and time commitment. Progressions routes will be discussed during your course.

Contact us:

Tel:             +44 1702 339 858,     mob:             +44 7946 439 057      

info@worldobraiding.com

www.worldofbraiding.com, http://www.worldofbraidingacademy.com

  

About your Trainer

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy Phido is a qualified licensed hairdresser /cosmetologist.  She is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Educator, Specialist & Designer.  As the Artistic, Creative Master Director at World of Braiding Joy is inspiring women and younger generations to embrace not only natural hairstyles but to get into the Business in order to create wealth for themselves in the hair industry.  Joy is a mother with 4 children and has first-hand experience on how difficult it is to work and run a family especially in the Western world.  After working in corporate Nigeria as a banker and corporate England in telecoms, Joy tried her hands on buy and sell businesses which failed. She eventually realized that to succeed in business; you need to have a skill in your hands first. In addition to her natural passion and skill in hair designing, Joy took series of professional training from across different continents and now has the mission to give students real skill of running a hair Business. As a way of sharing her knowledge and encouraging other women in business, Joy has been active in conducting seminars, workshops, events etc across various continents.  She can be seen on Youtube sharing her knowledge and skill with over 2million views and over 8,000 subscribers. She has written e-books and produces DVDs for sale to help her clients understand the industry better.  This is why World of Braiding has become a success and it is this passion of owning your own skill that motivates Joy in helping people who come to World of Braiding & Extensions for training.

Joy has a BSc in Business Admin, a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with UK Hairdressing Council, has over 20 years Natural Hair & Extensions experience.  She is also a qualified teacher, an NLP practitioner and has varied career experiences.

Before setting up World of Braiding & Extensions, Joy started teaching Braiding, Weaving & Extensions with the Newham Council Adult Education Department (Newceys) for 5 years at 4 Centres with some classes as big as 30 students. As the Chief Executive, Trainer and Artistic Director of World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions a professionally recognised hair beauty skill that can be practiced by anyone.

Joy’s passion for natural hair is also associated with the fact that she experienced hair damage with chemical relaxers which made her start wearing natural hairstyles thereafter.  She can be seen as a Doctor  for healthy natural hair where all her children wear natural hairstyles.  She is also a Natural Hair & Extensions Business Mentor and adviser helping students & practitioners.  

She brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to this training to enhance your learning.  World of Braiding & Extensions is constantly exhibiting at Hair events, taking part in major projects and designing hair for fashion shows and events. 

But don’t take our word for it!

Here are just a few testimonials from Students across the world that Joy has trained.

“A Course from World of Braiding was all I needed to skyrocket my business.  The thing that realIy stood out for me was the determination and selfless aim of Joy to teach students’ EVERYTHING she knew. World of Braiding has changed my life forever and I’m so happy I travelled the world to gain this skill.  The training gave me confidence to expand and grow my business and now I am everything I wanted to be.  I run one of the most sought after salons in Australia. I am a committee  member of a Hair Show in Sydney,  write for hair magazines, speak on radio show s, stock my own natural hair brand  etc.   Thank you so much – World of Braiding.

Francesca – Owner (Freedom Couture – Australia)

”I am a lawyer by profession but when the economic recession started and my business was changing, I knew it was time to start a new career that will give me a skill.  World of Braiding helped me to make my vision clear and now I run my own salon.  ” 

Vicky – Owner (Braids’n’Weaves -Hemel Hemstead)

”I come from Salt Lake City in Utah in the USA and I came to England to learn detailed Braiding as it was the best full course I could find.  I took up the International Braiding Course and on completion; all aspects of the training exceeded my expectations.  I feel so well equipped and confident to take my skill to the next level. The training is so professionally organized and extremely detailed.  I will recommend this course to anyone who wants to arm their hands with this unique skill which becomes yours for life.”

Celestes –Salon Staff –  USA.

”I was fed up working for other people and wanted to start my own business. Coupled with the fact that I have young children I needed a business that will allow me work around them.  I took up the Foundation Course and now, I have set up my own salon.  After my first month in business, my shop now pays its own expenses. I am very happy as I have achieved the skill I wanted to start my business.  The rest is now left to me” 

Laurayn  – Owner (Laury’s Beauty Elite -Ilford – London)

 

After completing Introduction to Braiding and a course in Extensions everything changed for me.  With the skill in my hands, I changed my small salon into a huge cosmetics and beauty shop in Portsmouth.   I combine my skill with retail of hair extensions & products. This has changed my life as I am a different person and a lot better than I ever dreamed. I cannot begin to quote my weekly earnings.  Thank you so much World of Braiding.

Rita – Owner (Rita’s Beauty – Portsmouth)

I attended the Track Weave Course at World of Braiding to add more to the knowledge I have in natural hair and extensions styles.  On completion, I set up my own business and since then I have not looked back.  It may be tough running a business sometimes, but I am glad I took the plunge to set up my own business.   Thank you so much World of Braiding.

Ivy – Owner (Weaves World – Glasgow)

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START AND GROW YOUR NATURAL HAIR BUSINESS

11 STEPS TO START & GROW YOUR NATURAL HAIR BUSINESS

 

1                   PREPARE YOUR MINDSET: 

This is a new field or area of business for you.  Learn to prepare yourself mentally.  Bible says you must sew before you reap.  Olympics winners don’t just get on the field and win gold medals.  They go through a lot of training and work hard to get what they want.  You have to look at all the possibilities before you decide to start in this field.

2                   INVEST IN A TRAINING:

To prepare yourself and become the best in this industry you need guidance.  To gain guidance you need to invest time and money to get the best skill.  World of Braiding is happy to offer you the best guaranteed professional and certified training you can find.

3                   PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE:

Be prepared to spend time practicing your skill.  Now you have the skill, if you stop practicing, you will lose it.  Practice makes perfect and if you want to be perfect, you must practice.  This helps to make you one of the best in the industry. Start with the Training head, then gradually grow to work with friends and family.

4                   START BY OFFERING CHEAP /FREE SERVICE:

From your practice on the training head, you are now getting gradually confident and sure of what you are doing.  You want to start working on clients so you can guage their emotions, requirements, opinions etc. Offer your service free or for very cheap prices to help you completely take control and gain your confidence.  By offering this service, you will know what client’s expectations are and how they like their hair.  This will help you build a client base as well. This gets you started on your way to become a natural hair technician.

5                   BUILD A PORTFOLIO OF YOUR WORK:

Remember the hair and beauty business is very visual.  People want to see what you claim to know.  How would they see what you know if there is no proof in a photograph.  Building a portfolio seals your capability and gives proof of what you are capable of doing. It also gives you a point of reference for your clients to have confidence in your work. Please avoid taking other people’s pictures from the internet or celebrities pictures as clients will not be fooled by this action.

6                   START TO MARKET YOUR SERVICE:

Experienced business people say this is probably the most important part of a business and also the most hated.  Your business works around people.  People need to know that you exist. The only way for people to know about your business is when you tell them about it and this is what marketing does for you.  Circulate your information around people.  Some of the popular ways include: word of mouth, fliers, advert in magazines, brochures and the most current is the Internet – social media, website etc.  World of Braiding is happy to give you tips on how to sell and market your business.

7                   SET UP YOUR BUSINESS TO BE LEGAL:

Register your business as a legal entity. This helps you to network professionally with other businesses. It gives you corporate identity and the ability to become the boss of your own business.

8                   GOOD CUSTOMER CARE & QUALITY SERVICE:

A stable business survives on clients multiplied by the no. of usage.  Now that you have clients; how do you treat or attend to them? Do you give quality service that you are proud of? Remember the rule of life about “give and take”. You need to sew in order to reap. Do not take from where you did not sew. So to get your clients coming back avoid shoddy pretentious job. Give your best at all times – 200% where possible. Treat your clients well and they will keep coming back. This proves you have a going concern and that your business will survive.  Do not take it for granted that your clients will always come back or that they do not have a choice. Your clients will go to somebody else if you do not give them what they want. Also remember to thank them always for choosing to come to you instead of your competitor.

9                   CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: (KEEP UPDATING YOUR KNOWLEDGE)

You have to continuously improve on your knowledge. Beauty is in constant motion as is seen on celebrities. Continuous learning is one area where Black Salons are losing out on their clients. You need to continuously improve on your knowledge. No one has sole custody of knowledge in the world and you are also never too old to learn. You have to keep improving on your current skill as the hair beauty industry is constantly changing.  Something you knew yesterday may have improved or changed today.  There are so many ways of improving on your knowledge – Attend hair shows, workshops, seminars, networking events, buy magazines and read articles etc. Remember other professionals such as Medical Doctors, Accountants, Solicitors etc always constantly improve on their knowledge.  You are a professional and you can only be the best if you keep your knowledge updated. You owe your clients their right to have latest hairstyles.

10              ADD OTHER RETAIL PRODUCTS TO YOUR BUSINESS:

Your clients always need products to keep their style fresh at home.   You need to help them by stocking these products so it saves them travelling to the shops to buy fake products from ignorant people as they have no experience about these products and do not know what they are talking about.  Most times they end us advising your clients to buy the wrong products.  You are the expert and you are in the best position to advise your clients and give them the best  products to meet their needs. We are happy to introduce you to suppliers that will help you grow your retail side of your business.

11              MAINTAIN A DATABASE OF YOUR CLIENT:

Keep records of your client’s activities with you. This way you will always know what style they had the last time they were with you. You also need this information to stay in touch with them.  If you stop contacting them, they think you don’t care and will go to a different place for the service they want.  You do not want to be forgotten.

 

Wishing you the best in your business start-up and growth.

 

World of Braiding is happy to support you with all the points mentioned above so you can grow and be successful.

 

Joy is the CEO of World of Braiding & Extensions

World No. 1 Professional Natural Hair Academy.

info@worldofbraiding.com, +44 208 983 9815, 07946 439 057

www.worldofbraiding.com

 

HOW CHEMICAL RELAXERS AFFECT YOUR HAIR

HOW CHEMICAL HAIR RELAXERS AFFECT YOUR HAIR

 – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT ARE THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN CHEMICAL RELAXERS

There are two major types of Chemical Relaxers – Lye and No Lye Relaxers.

LYE RELAXERS – has its main ingredient as Sodium Hydroxide also known as Lye or Caustic Soda which is a corrosive substance. This type of relaxer is also known as a BASE relaxer as it requires the coating of the scalp with petroleum jelly to protect the scalp from being irritated or burned during its application.  Lye Relaxers are made with Sodium Hydroxide mixed with water, petroleum jelly and emulsifiers to create a creamy consistency.

The ingredient Sodium Hydroxide is at the extreme end of alkalinity on the pH level of 13 and 14.

To discuss pH level, we need to understand how important it is and how it impacts on our actions. It technically stands for “potential for hydrogen ion concentration.”

The system allows us to compare our body chemistry to the chemical makeup of our environment.  pH is a medical term that describes the balance of your system and it refers to the condition of metabolic changes. pH level means how acidic or alkaline something is. The lower the pH level the more acidic it is.  The higher the pH level the more alkaline it is.  pH is based on a scale of 0-14 where the level of 7 represents neutrality and pure water is at this level.

Understanding the varying ends of the scale and how they affect us helps us to better understand what the chemical relaxer contains and how it affects our hair.  Healthy hair and skin has a pH factor of around 4.5 to 5.5.  If it is exposed to something more acidic or on a lower pH than itself, it hardens, becomes brittle and burns off when at the extreme end of the acidic scale – hydrochloric acid.  When it is exposed to something more alkaline, it tends to swell, soften, and melt off when at the extreme end of the alkaline scale – Caustic Soda. Here is an example of the pH levels on some basic products and substances.  Note where Sodium Hydroxide (caustic soda) is placed on the scale – highest level on the pH level.

pH level indicator

pH level indicator

Source: Dr. Don Colbert’s book “The Seven Pillars of Health”,

Manufacturers of lye chemical relaxers vary the sodium hydroxide content of their solution from 5% to 10% and the pH level between 10 and 14.

Also note that Sodium Hydroxide is the same active ingredient in the household liquid drain cleaners or sink un-blockers which led the United States Government – Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of more than 10% of this ingredient in household liquid drain cleaners because it corrodes and damages the drain pipes.  This same ingredient in generally the same dosage is what is used in chemical relaxers applied on Black women’s hair.

In general, the more the percentage of sodium hydroxide used, the higher the pH level and the quicker the chemical reaction will take place on the hair, and this leads to the greater the danger of hair damage.

“NO LYE” relaxers

The increasing concerns concerning the potential damage and dangers associated to the use of Sodium Hydroxide led to the discovery the “No Lye” relaxers.  There are three main types of the No lye relaxers.

Type 1 – operates on the same general principle as lye relaxers but uses a slightly weaker alkaline agent – a). Potassium Hydroxide, b)  Lithium Hydroxide or c)Guanidine Hydroxide.

Type 2 – uses ammonium thioglycolate which is also known as Perm Salt for its use in permanent waves.

Type 3 – is the relaxers sold for home use with the active ingredient as ammonium sulphite and ammonium bisulphite.  These ingredients selectively reduce the bonds in the hair and is much weaker and slower to act.

All these chemicals are designed to soften and swell the hair’s fibers and alter its natural setting.

HOW CHEMICAL RELAXERS WORK ON YOUR HAIR

When the chemical solution is applied on your hair either by a professional in a salon, or at home with your home relaxer kits, the caustic “lye cream” swells open the hair’s fibers, penetrates the protein structure of the hair and weakens its internal bonds, causing the natural curls to loosen out. This then alters the entire hair structure causing it to change by this action. The chemical melts down the protective layer of the hair shaft. Leave it for too long or apply too much and the hair will turn to a mushy paste and melt off which is the corrosive nature of the chemicals.

To understand the way the chemical relaxer works with hair, we need to have a basic glimpse of the hair strand.

Damaged hair strand

Damaged hair strand

The Human hair is the subject of a remarkably wide range of scientific investigations. Its chemical and physical properties are of importance to the cosmetics industry, forensic scientists, and to biomedical researchers.

Hair is made of keratin – a protein found in also in nails and skin.  It is keratin that gives hair its strength and elasticity.

Each strand of hair is made of 3 parts. Cuticle, Cortex and Medulla.

Cuticle is the outer layer of the hair strand and looks like scales on a fish or tiles on a roof.  They are colourless, transparent and easily damaged. The Cuticle layer protects the hair strand.  The Cortex makes up the main bulk of the hair strand. This is the place where all the chemical and physical bonds of the hair are found. The bonds determine the elasticity, texture and curl of the hair. The Medulla is the central part of the hair strand consisting of cells filled with air spaces. A medulla is present in most hairs with the exception of thin hair.

Our main concern in chemical relaxing process is the Cortex as this is what gives the hair its curl, strength and elasticity.  It contains the bonds which affect our chemical relaxing process.  The bonds are 3 types – Disulphide bonds, Salt bonds and Hydrogen bonds.  The Disulphide /Sulphur bonds are the strongest and can only be broken when chemical relaxers are applied to the hair.

When the chemical relaxer is applied to the hair shaft, it causes the cuticle to swell allowing the product to penetrate into the cortex of the hair.  This then breaks the Sulphur bonds releasing one atom of the sulphur bond and replacing it with a new bond lanthionine. The hair now has one sulphur and one lanthionine bond.  Once this bond has been broken, the hair has now lost its natural shape and resistance and is now straight. This is what has altered the natural curl of the hair strand.   Thus, when you use chemicals to make curly hair straight, you have not only changed the natural pattern of the hair but you have also lost its strength and elasticity.  The action of using chemical relaxers on the hair has been likened to burning wood into ash where it cannot become wood again. This is one of the problems about using relaxers as once you’ve applied them to your hair, there’s no turning back. There’s no way to reverse the process except to work with new growth.  The degree to which the hair is successfully straightened depends on the type and strength of chemical used, the time it’s left in the hair, and the underlying health or weakness of the hair being treated.  The treated portion of the hair moves away from the scalp as the new growth of untreated hair sprouts up from the roots, requiring periodic retreatment (about every 6–8 weeks) to maintain a consistent appearance.

HOW DOES CHEMICAL RELAXERS AFFECT YOU?

Although the general argument for relaxing hair is to increase manageability and flexibility in styling the Black hair, its damaging consequences are numerous to mention.  Most Black women have been brainwashed to think that Black hair does not grow long, is dry, will break off, is unmanageable, is too hard to comb and needs straightening in order to manage it.  The reasons for these excuses are due to ignorance and lack of sensible information on how to manage the uniqueness of the Black hair.  Most Black women will wait for hours on a busy Saturday morning at the hairdressing salon waiting for their turn, when they finally get seen, the hairdresser slaps the chemical relaxer on their hair, and ask them to wait in another chair for the relaxer to take effect.  It starts irritating and burning  your scalp but because the hairdresser is very busy she tells you to hold on and in the end you have your scalp burnt with large crumps of skin scaling from your head and in some instances the hair is completely melted away.   We do not give the burning sensation any thought as we imagine it to be normal.

Chemical relaxers generally is dangerous but in an untrained hands is worse and is a recipe for untold disaster.  Caustic soda on hair is like putting bleach on clothes.  These dangerous ingredients are corrosive and if left on the hair longer than required will melt the hair which explains why your hair does not get any straighter but thinner as it continues to melt away the protective layers of the hair strand.

chemical hair damage

chemical hair damage

Chemicals in your hair is more than just changing the texture of your hair.  The instruction for applying chemicals involves wearing gloves on your hands because it is corrosive but there is no instruction on what to use to protect the scalp.  For the reason that the scalp is exposed to these chemicals, they absorb into your skin tissues, through your cells and into your blood stream thereby exposing your health to chemical toxins.  The dosage of this exposure is constantly increased depending on the number of times you apply your relaxer e.g 6 to 12 times a year and for an average of the number of years you apply them.  This is why it is a taboo to apply these chemicals on children as has been seen to have been practices by  some mothers of children as young as 2 years. Imagine the amount of toxin in their body by the time they turn 30 years?

As these chemicals can enter the body through the skin and the lungs, it is also a known fact that this is one of the occupational hazards of beauticians and hairdressers as they are constantly inhaling and working with these chemicals which has been linked to tumors and cancers.

patchy scalp

patchy scalp

Considering the fact that we are constantly exposed to a barrage of external and environmental pollutants, the least we can do is help ourselves to reduce the amount of chemicals we put in our body. You are therefore  personally responsible for putting toxic cosmetic chemicals into your body through chemical relaxers. With the world now developing a greener conscience – cutting down on carbon emissions, the climate change issues, the genetically modified food issues etc, you therefore need to make a conscious effort to protect yourself from exposure to these chemicals by either completely cutting away from them or by decreasing your usage of them. Chemical relaxers should therefore not at any cost be applied on children.

The general consensus is that the chemical relaxers have failed the Black woman.  It does not help the Black woman’s hair to grow rather it causes it to break. It leads to brittleness, dryness, baldness and widespread alopecia where the Black woman is statistically known to have the highest rate of traction alopecia exceeding all other races combined.  This has caused Black women to accept short hair as normal where genetically this is not true.  Chemically straightening the Black woman’s hair is not an option to healthy hair.  Natural hair care options provide a healthier solution of non-hazardous styling processes.

The lack of information on the route of natural hair styles is what has sent the Black woman on a search which has led her on a road to misguided information – the beauty supply shop and the Hairdressing/cosmetology colleges.

Beauty supply and hair shops are usually owned and operated by non-specialist in Black hair and are therefore not a solution to Black hair needs.  The hairdressing and cosmetology colleges are not a solution to save the natural Black hair as they claim to be authorities on Black hair yet uphold a practice of one standard of beauty – to test the proficiency of the straight hair styling – which does not care for the health of the natural Black hair types.  Due to the wrong information offered by these hairdressing colleges, most trained Black hairdressers are also at a loss in helping the natural hair client. They lack knowledge and skill to work with natural Black hair based on their training and their role is to offer their natural Black hair clients the quick solutions of chemical relaxers.

SOLUTIONS TO WORKING WITH NATURAL BLACK HAIR

Start by taking the necessary steps to understand your hair while becoming an informed consumer.  Remember that beauty starts from within you and thank God we are no longer in the slavery era where your beauty was dictated by others but yourself.   Work with what is healthy, makes you comfortable, and is not risky and damaging to your hair follicles.  Take time to select your hair beautician as there are very few that understand the structure and chemistry of the Black hair.  There are countless untrained and unthinking hair beauticians practicing and a dose of the poisonous chemical – Sodium Hydroxide – can prove lethal in the hands of this person. Always remember the Black woman’s natural hair responds to good treatment, right tools and right products.

The natural hair alternatives to chemical processing of the hair which create beauty are: Hair weaving, hair braiding, hair locking, wig beauty etc.  Apart from hair locking, these styles are temporary and give you the various choice of styling options.  When they are done by a trained hair beautician on a base of natural black hair, these styles give you versatility without damage.  Whatever you choose to do, being in a position to decide puts you in the driving seat of your beauty and gives you the power to be pro-active instead of re-active.

World of Braiding & Extensions is a pioneer in this issue and is in a position to guide you in your journey to working on a healthier hair choice.  Let us know how we can help you by sending us your comments, questions, experiences, advise etc.

Joy Phido is the Chief Executive & Natural Hair Consultant at World of Braiding & Extensions

Contact: Tel: +44 208 983 9815, email: joy@worldofbraiding.com

www.worldofbraiding.com

References:

African Caribbean Hairdressing – Sandra Gittens

Lets Talk Hair – Pamela Ferrell

The Hair Bible – Philip Kingsley

And various internet websites.

GOING BACK TO THE ROOTS OF BLACK HAIR

GOING BACK TO THE ROOTS OF BLACK HAIR

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

www.worldofbraiding.com

+44 208 983 9815

For comments, contributions, questions and more information about this blog, please contact us.

2ND QUARTER TRAINING PLAN

WORLD OF BRAIDING FORTHCOMING WORKSHOPS / EVENTS – 2ND Quarter 2011 (APRIL – JUNE 2011)

CONTACT US ON 0208 983 9815   OR email info@worldofbraiding.com for booking. All prices exclude materials /training kit.  A list of kit will be given.

WORKSHOP DATE TIME COST £ VENUE
Introduction to Braiding  

18-22 April

(5 days)

 

10am-5pm

 

500 Kit 60

219 Bow Road

 

 

Ghana Cornrow

 

25th April

 

10am-5pm

 

199.99

219 Bow Road

 

Weave Masterclass 2nd May – 6th May (5 days)  

10am-5pm

 

700

219 Bow Road

 

         
Internet Marketing for Hair Beauty Business  

13th May

 

10am-2pm

 

49.99

219 Bow Road

 

 

 

Cornrow Workshop  

16th May

 

10am-5pm

 

199.99

219 Bow Road
Introduction to Braiding Workshop  

26th May –31st

May  (5 days)

 

10am-5pm

 

500

219 Bow Road
Lacefront Wig Workshop  

2nd June

 

10am-5pm

 

249.99

219 Bow Road

 

Weave Masterclass 6th-10th June

(5 days)

10am-5pm  

700

219 Bow Road
Weave Cutting workshop  

11th June

 

10am-5pm

 

199.99

219 Bow Road
An Evening of Networking for Hair Braiders. How are you doing – Know tips of how to grow your business  

14th June

 

5pm – 9pm

 

FREE

Relax, chat and have Drinks & snacks on us

 

219 Bow Road

Tree Braid Weave Workshop  

17th June

 

10am-5pm

 

299

219 Bow Road
Track Weave Workshop  

20th June

 

10am-5pm

 

299

219 Bow Road
Single Plaits

Workshop

 

22nd June

 

10am-5pm

 

99.99

 219 Bow Road
Long Hair&Bridal Styling Workshop  

23rd June

 

10am-5pm

 

199

219 Bow Road
Mothers in Braiding  

24th June

 

10am-5pm

 

99.99

219 Bow Road

 

Full Cornrow Weave Workshop 27th – 29th June 10am – 5pm 399.00 219 Bow Road
Prosper with Hair Business Conference Series.

Skills  Demonstration, Education and Information Workshops

 

30th June

 

10am-5pm

 

FREE

 

219 Bow Road

Natural Hair, Extensions & Beauty Exhibition. Education & Information Seminars,

Skills  Demonstration, Product exhibition etc.

1th July 10am – 5pm £19.99 TBC
             

CELEBRATING OUR STUDENT’S SUCCESS

….helping you prosper in hair.

 

02 February 2011

Reference No:  WOBEL/FRAN

PRESS RELEASE

World of Braiding Trains Australia’s Student to Natural Hair Business Success

Francesca's training

Francesca's training


 

After only six months of training Francesca De Mori, Freedom Braiding Couture one of Internet’s Top and Australia’s successful natural hairstylist is glowing with business success.

According to Francesca Angela De Mori, the founder and Managing Director of Freedom Braiding Couture “My biggest triumph in getting training is the fact that Business is BOOMING , I’m so overwhelmed with how in demand I am. Everyone wants me as their stylist and it’s a great feeling. I am truly in demand by my clients and have such a great reputation. I feel so successful in this industry and everybody around me sees how much work I put into my business”.  According to Ms De Mori since her training “I have been contacted by Rhihana’s hairstylist and Taliah Waajid, I write a monthly hair care column for a National Magazine, I speak monthly on a Radio station about new Hair styles and extensions, I’ve started doing Photo shoots, events, fashion shows and weddings etc.  It is so exciting.”

Freedom Braiding Couture’s success has been achieved by her dedication to her work and her willingness to take up training and apply herself to the knowledge she was taught. She accepts that to succeed in the industry, you have to be willing to improve on the service you offer your clients and you can only gain this knowledge from continuous training. “I needed training because I felt as a stylist I wasn’t being respected. Clients were not paying enough and they were coming late all the time. I felt if I was qualified with a professional certificate, I would be respected in the hair industry and by my clients. I also needed to  improve my skills to a higher quality.”  Since completing her training, everything has changed for her.  She now aims to work on 3 weaves in a day and earns very good fee from her clients. “I definitely help my clients more with advice on growing their hair and hair care rather that just styling as I was doing before training.  I make educated conversation and create a comfortable professional environment all the time.  I absolutely appreciate Customer service as very important to my clients.”

World of Braiding is UK’s first accredited Natural Hair Academy, a World Premier Institution offering Professional Standards and Natural Hair Glamour that helps stylist to achieve prosperity in the hair industry.

World of Braiding offers education, knowledge and skills training that let students achieve a lifetime skill for self employment in order to work around their family and friends, work from home, rent a chair, become freelance, start their salon/ grow their salon business etc.

According to Joy Phido – Chief Executive of World of Braiding, “we are focused on helping our students prosper in the hair industry.  Our training apart from offering the most detailed skills in Braids, Weaves and Extensions, gives information and statistics on the hair industry.  We welcome students from around the world and have proved our quality training with students from USA, Australia, Poland, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, Netherlands, South Africa, Barbados, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroun, Ireland, France to name a few.”

Ms De Mori concludes by advising people interested in the hair industry “Hair is a very profitable industry, however it is competitive. If you don’t have a passion for it and have the drive to excel for more education and training then do not bother going in.”

For more information on Ms De Mori and Freedom Braids Couture, see her videos on You tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1HBznnhj-Y&feature=fvst

World of Braiding is offering an Open Day of Training on February 22 2011 and it is absolutely free. Contact us for details:

 

For information on our training see our You tube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYbDyf-g5c4

World of Braiding & Extensions Ltd

Unit C, 219 Bow Road

London

E3 2SJ

Tel:  020 8983 9815

info@worldofbraiding.com

www.worldofbraiding.com

 

Contact:  Joy Phido

Chief Executive Officer

 

2010 REMAINING TRAINING /WORKSHOP PLAN

2010 REMAINING TRAINING/ WORKSHOPS PLAN

  • NOVEMBER  20TH  Internet Marketing for Hair Beauty Business  (1 Day)

FEE – Free to Returning students  – Others £99

  • Triple your Business Growth with this one day workshop .

You may have the best skill in the world but if no one knows about you, how are you going to sell your skill? Save yourself from worrying about where to get clients when you attend this one day workshop and get to know how to get business without having headaches.

Internet has taken over the World.  Facebook has over 500million members.  Twitter, Myspace, Youtube etc. How many of these do you work with?  Internet is open 24 hours of the day.  It is cheaper to own a web site than to set up a Shop front.  You have access to the world.  How else do you want to get clients if you do not add this wonderful invention to your business?  Join in or loss out.  This one day workshop will get you ready to get on this wonderful  journey to raising your business profile.

  • NOVEMBER  22nd  Mothers in Braiding  – (Caring for your Child/ren Hair) (1 Day)

FEE – £99

  • Enhance your knowledge, skill  and gain control of your children’s hair with this one day workshop.

·         Are you tired of telling friends and family to braid your child/ren’s hair?

·         Are you tired of waiting on the queue at the salon for your child’s hair to be styled?

·         Do you feel stressed having to deal with untrained stylist who pull & drag your child’s hair and still end up creating styles that hurt so much they cry all night?

If your answer is yes to any of the above then this is the workshop for you.  You will know:

·         How hair grows and the foods that help hair grow.

·         How to care for hair that it does not hurt when you work with it, products, equipment etc.

·         Get the skill of Cornrows and be able to braid your children’s hair by yourself.

A day packed with information and skill that on completion, you will be in control of the health of your children’s hair.

  • DECEMBER     01st -03rd    Introduction to Braiding (3 Days)

FEE – £350 – Save £150, KIT – £60

  • Earn up to £50,000 pa with this skill in your hands.

4 Techniques of Braiding – Single Plaits, Adding extensions to Single plaits, cornrows, Adding extensions to Cornrows. Theory to the Business of Hair Braiding

“I am very happy with my training course in Introduction to Braiding.  I had no knowledge about braiding before I joined the course but I have now gained so much information, knowledge and skill.  I had a wonderful teacher who is willing to teach, share and help others to start their own business in hair braiding. Thank you” Alena – Slovak “

  • DECEMBER  7th – 11th  Weave Master Class  (5 Days)

FEE – £500 – Save £500, KIT – £150

  • Earn up to £100,000 pa with this skill in your hands.

4 Techniques of Weaving – Full Cornrow weave, Bonding  Weave, Tree Braid Weave, Track Weave – Cut, style, Flat iron, tongue etc.  Theory to the Hair Weaving skill – products that work, quality extensions, equipment that makes the difference etc etc.

“Working on weaves made me complete in the business of hair braiding.  I can complete 2 to 3 weaves in a day and make more money than I would normally have made.  It is one of the best decisions I made.  The skill is now all mine and I decide where, when and how to create my unique designs.  All of this information and knowledge I got from World of Braiding.  Joy gave me a skill that has changed my life.” Freedom Braids Couture (Francesca  – Australian)

  • WIGS,  LACE FRONT WIGS, AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN & HUMAN HAIR EXTENTIONS!!!

NOW IN STOCK

PRICES FROM £15 ONLY

ITS CHRISTMAS AND TIME TO LOOK YOUR BEST

WHO ELSE TO BUY YOUR HAIR FROM BUT THE PEOPLE THAT KNOW ALL ABOUT IT AND WORK WITH IT

Order now and beat the rush.

 

COMPLETE TRAINING BROCHURE 2014

Graduating students

Student at work getting instructions

Student at work getting instructions

COMPLETE HAIR BRAIDING TRAINING BROCHURE

MAKE MONEY WITH PROFESSIONAL HAIR BRAIDING BUSINESSglamorising and globalising hair braiding
Welcome to World of Braiding & Extensions Complete Training Brochure.  Please take your time to read through to see what is suitable to you. If you require more information do feel free to call us. Also see the testimonial of students we have trained at the end of the page and how we have helped them achieve their dreams.  We want yours to be our next testimonial.

Intro to Braiding Class

Intro to Braiding Class

Our Courses

1.Introduction to Hair Braiding £800

2. Foundation to Hair Braiding £2500

2b. Intensive Foundation to Hair Braiding £3000

3. Afro/European Hair Weaving £1500

4. International Hair Braiding £6000

5. Specialist Courses – check individual courses

6. One technique courses £299

Our Affiliate Programs

1 Master Extensions & Natural Hair Care Practitioner Affiliates

2 Master Extensions & Natural Hair Care Practioner & Educator Affiliates

3 Marketing Affiliates

YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL OF PRICING YOUR SERVICE

(based on a single individual after training)

•           Single plaits @£100 x 6 days = £600 per week£600 x 52 Weeks

£31,200 per year

Cornrows @£40 (x 3 in 1 day) = £120 per day£120 per day x 6 days = £720 per week£720 x 52 weeks

£37,400 per year

Weaves @ £80 (x 3 in a day) = £240 per day£240 per day x 6 days = £1,440 per week£1,440 x 52 weeks

£74,880 per year

Extensions @£250 (x 2 in a day) = £500 per day£500 x 6 days = £3000£3000 x 52 weeks

£156,000 per year

Senegalese Twist

Senegalese Twist

HOW WE TRAIN YOU

(WHAT WE OFFER) IN THE PROFESSIONAL HAIR BRAIDING COURSES

1 One-to-one detailed step-by-step hands-on practical demonstration of the technique you want so you can achieve your skill immediately

2 Theory into every technique you learn so you gain clear understanding.

3 General theory into the business of hair beauty

a) details on hair extensions types, sources and styles they are best suited for

b) detail into hair products that work to create healthy and long hair for you and your clients

c) information on current hair styles and names.

4 General information on Business management with our Hair Beauty Bootcamp – this includes business knowledge,  information, web site, business plan, social networking sites membership etc etc.

a) Customer care to bring about repeat clientele

b) client consultation to avoid mistakes

c) Marketing tips on how to grow your business when you spread the word, marketing plan etc.

5 Get a folder to contain all the information you need to know.

6 Get a portfolio of your pictures – ready for your clients and possible employers.

7 Get 2 weeks after training work experience with us to gain confidence – if you choose or we will introduce you to a salon near to you to gain experience.

8 Get 2 hours one-to-one business and marketing advise from the Head of training to get you started in your business.

9 Join us to attend Hair shows, workshops and events if you want to see firsthand how our industry operate

10 Our training is flexible so we allow you the opportunity to choose a time to suit you, choose a training plan that is suitable for you and work with you according to your needs – beginner or advanced levels.

11 We introduce you to clients as your name is included on our database where work nearest to your area of practice will be passed on to you.

12 We train you on all hair types – Afro or European – so you become a versatile braider

13 We introduce you to clients as your name is included on our database where work nearest to your area of practice will be passed on to you.

WHAT YOU GAIN FROM YOUR SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE

1 Gain a skill that is yours for life and a skill that puts money in your hands.

2 Earn from £500 – £1,500 a week when you start using your skill immediately.

3 Become your own boss when you start your own business.

4 Work from home, in a salon, start your own salon or grow your salon when you add on more services.

5 Offer your service freelance or become mobile.

6 Meet new people and make new friends in your business.

7 Be free to travel to anywhere with your new skill.

8 Have the knowledge to work on all hair types which increases your customer base.

9 Relocate to anywhere in the world to a place where you are appreciated. With our HABIA Certification you will gain professional and international  recognition.

10 There are no job losses or redundancy in your skill as you decide when and how to work with it.

11 Work around your family and have the time to add quality to your family life

12 Your skill is transferable and you can pass it on to your loved ones.

WHO IS OUR CLIENT?

YOU. We can train you irrespective of age, race or gender from complete beginner to advanced professional level. We work with – mothers who want to save money by braiding your children’s hair. Unemployed person who want to earn money by gaining a skill that guarantees income in your hands, start your business and become your own boss? Employed and not sure about your job but wants to earn extra income. Salon owners who want to increase your profit and grow your business. Hairdressing students who wants to add more skill to what you have. A hair braider who wants to become professional to attract the right clients. etc etc.

Why Professional Hair Braiding?Hair & Beauty industry is at its most lucrative right now. Market research confirms that consumption in this industry is expected to be as high as $4.2 trillion by 2013. www.marketresearch.com. This is why we at World of Braiding are happy to help you earn from this business and be part of an exciting industry.  Our passion is our commitment to help you achieve your dream of gaining the skill of hair braiding. One thing we guarantee is that you will gain the skill of braiding.

WHO ARE WE?·

We are UK’S first Hair Braiding Academy·

We have HABIA CPD Certification to give you international recognition. ·

We run our training from a professionally set up classroom which is attached to a Braiding Salon to give you theory & practice.·

We have over 7 years experience of teaching hair braiding, weaves & extensions which we started with varied London Councils including Newham and Harrow and have grown to teaching students from varied backgrounds and cities in UK and the world at large – USA, Poland, Norway, Netherland to mention a few·

We participate and exhibit at various National & International Hair Shows including the industry’s most prestigious Salon International Show in London.·

Our Chief Trainer Joy Phido is an experienced Master Braiding Stylist, a State Registered Hairdresser with the UK Hairdressing Council, a qualified teacher and is experienced in a variety of businesses.

With the world’s awareness of healthy hair, the demand for glamorous hair extensions styles made popular by celebrities, this is your opportunity to take: HAIR BRAIDING & EXTENSIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

TRAINING COURSES

1. INTRODUCTION TO HAIR BRAIDING COURSE(HAIR BRAIDING LEVEL 1)
This course gives a general introduction to braiding.  It involves the basic skill of braiding from the beginner level. Ideal for students who are new to braiding or are not sure of their braiding skill.

Content:

4 basic techniques of braiding.1.Singles – natural, 2.Singles Plait extensions 3.Cornrows – natural, 4.Cornrows extensions

Plus (FREE) NATURAL HAIR & EXTENSIONS BUSINESS MASTERCLASS(worth £299)

Duration: 5 days (10am – 5pm) of intensive hands-on & theory training.
Price:  £800

Training Dates:  Flexible

Venue: 37 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW

2.  FOUNDATION /ADVANCED COURSE(HAIRBRAIDING LEVEL 2)
Gain a full knowledge of all areas of braiding – singles, cornrows, twisting, weaving, locking and extensions in a full course that contains a combination of all you need to get into the business.  Suitable to students who already own salons or intend to start a salon but need the know-how to move their business forward and avoid turning away clients. Also suitable to international students who do not want to keep travelling to improve on skills or take different classes.  Note: Students do not need any prior experience or knowledge of braiding as this course also deals with all levels that students may require.

Content:

10 techniques of braiding 1.Feather tips, 2.Human hair braiding, 3.Pixie, 4.Ghana braids, 5.Zig-zag cornrows 6.Senegalese  twist, 7.Afro kinky twist, 8.Pick’n’drop, 9.Tree Braid weave, 10.Full cornrow weave (content will vary according to  students’ requirement)

Plus (FREE) MASTERCLASS HAIR BEAUTY BOOTCAMP(worth £299)

Duration: 12 days (10am – 5pm) Flexible (£2500). Training Dates: Recommended 1 day a week & flexible as required by student.

2B. 20 days intensive hands-on training

Price:  £3000

3. AFRO /EUROPEAN WEAVING/EXTENSIONS  COURSE: This course is aimed at offering the skill of weaving to add extensions to client’s hair.  It includes stitching with needles & thread and other current weave techniques. The skill you gain can be applied on women of all races who have different natural hair types (Afro, European or Asian).  With four weave techniques, you will gain so much to add to your salon service – full cornrow weave, European track weave & Micro bead strand-by-strand extensions (the most healthy & natural extensions used by celebrities). In addition to the techniques, you will learn how to cut & style your weave, flat iron, curl etc.  You will get to know about health & safety in hair weaving, weave maintenance, products, quality weave extensions to give the most glamorous natural looking weaves, take out weaves/ extensions etc.

Content:

5 Practical Business skills.

1 CORNROW NATURAL HAIR. 2. CORNROWS ADD EXTENSIONS 3. Full Cornrow weave, 4.European Track weave 5.Micro Beads strand-by-strand extensions (content may vary according to clients’ need)

Plus (FREE) MASTERCLASS HAIR BEAUTY BOOTCAMP (worth £299)

Duration: 10 days (10am – 5pm) of intensive hands-on training.
Price:  £1,800

Training Dates:  Flexible


4. ONE /INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUE CLASSES

Pick your techniques on a pay as you go plan. This plan helps you to organize your budget to suit your training.  For example, you can braid but you need the latest braiding technique to add more to your existing line of service or to braid a particular technique on your family and friends.
Content: 1 technique of braiding ( as required– eg Ghana braid, Tree braid etc)
Duration: 1 day (10am – 5pm) of intensive hands-on training.
Price:  £299.00

Training Dates:  Evening or Day classes available.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY TRAINING: (TRAINING KIT)
Training Head (Mannequin head & Stand with Human hair of at least 12 inches long),
1 large, 1 tail comb
12 sectioning clips,
Hair extensions – jumbo & silky hairs,
Hair cream – Vaseline or blue magic, pink oil hair lotion, braid sheen etc
Scissors – a good sharp scissors
Hair brush
Lighters, rubber bands
**OR GET A BRAIDING STARTER KIT FROM US AT A FEE TO BE CONFIRMED**.

PAYMENT METHODS1 Pay cash into our Bank account.BACS PAYMENT: ACCOUNT NAME:WORLD OF BRAIDING & EXTENSIONS LTD
BANK: BARCLAYS PLC, FOLKESTONE BRANCH
SORT CODE: 20-02-62
ACCOUNT NO.: 70620173
2 By Cheque in favour ofWorld of Braiding & Extensions Ltd

3 By Credit or Debit cards.  All major credit cards accepted.  Call with your details.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: TO SECURE & CONFIRM YOUR TRAINING·         COMPLETE PAYMENT HAS TO BE MADE AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE TRAINING DATE AS IT ALLOWS FOR SMOOTH ADMINISTRATION.·         TO AVOID COMPLICATED ADMINISTRATION, PAYMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ON DAY OF TRAINING.

WORKSHOPS /SEMINARS

JOIN THE NATURAL HAIR & EXTENSIONS BUSINESS MASTERCLASS … turning ethnic salons into great businesses.TO DOUBLE; EVEN TRIPLE YOUR SALON PROFIT ON·

LOW BUDGET APRON-STRING MARKETING ·         WITH MULTIPLE STREAMS OF HAIR SERVICE YOU MAY HAVE THE BEST SKILL IN THE INDUSTRY BUT IF YOU LACK VISIBILITY, THEN POTENTIAL CLIENTS WILL NEVER KNOW YOU EXIST! HAVE YOU CONSIDERED HOW YOU CAN EFFECTIVELY PROMOTE & MARKET YOUR SALON BUSINESS TO INCREASE SALES, RAISE YOUR PROFILE AND IMPROVE YOUR CASHFLOW?·

ARE YOU CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC ENOUGH TO OFFER YOUR CLIENTS THE LATEST IN HAIR STYLE FASHION TRENDS?

If any of these questions meet your needs then why not attend this bootcamp where we l teach, provide and equip you with valuable information & tips on how to grow, promote and market your salon on a low budget marketing plan – using internet technology,  creating your database, using the Press etc etc. You will also get to know how to include multiple streams of hair style to your salon to increase your profit and ACCELERATE your growth.

Consider the following facts “African Americans alone spend $1.5 – $2 billion annually in the United States on hair care which is six times MORE than the average population” – treasuredlocs.com This shows there is a lot of money in this industry and as a business, our desire for you is to be one of the people PROSPERING from this MULTI BILLION DOLLAR industry. It is important we care for our clients: Especially when you consider some of the comments we uncovered from some clients in our research

I have lost faith in hairdressers; they damaged my hair beyond repair when all I asked for was a perm”,

Hairdressers did not consider my feelings when they started slapping chemical relaxers into my hair.

I lost all my hair in addition to losing my confidence; now all I do is wear wigs!” “African hair braiders are the worst.  They are ignorant, have bad manners & attitude and are also uneducated. They are anti-virgin Afro kinky hair type as they insist you relax your hair before they can braid it. Their customer service is non-existent.”

”Hair braiders do not listen, they braid your hair too tight and this causes headache – sometimes the scalp bleeds, they do not give you new ideas, suggestions or information.” Etc etc

For these reasons and more, we have structured our training to address all these issues and many more. We aim to train you to be ahead of your clients. We want you to be contemporary and fashionable so we do not lose out on our precious clients who have options and will take their business elsewhere if we do not meet their demands. We want to make our industry respectable to all, glamorous and appreciated by our clients as well as profitable to all of us.

TOPICS COVEREED HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE SALON·

KNOW THE LAW ON HEALTH & SAFETY·

KNOW SALON ETIQUETTE &  STAFF CONDUCT·

PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE & PERSONAL HYGIENE ANATOMY OF HAIR·

UNDERSTAND HAIR & ITS STRUCTURE·

HOW DOES HAIR GROW & WHAT CAUSES DAMAGE·

GROWING  LONG HAIR FOR BLACK WOMEN·

VIRGIN/ NATURAL HAIR PREPARATION & MAINTAINING  CHEMICAL-FREE AFRO HAIR·

KNOW  PRODUCTS THAT GROW & MAINTAIN HEALTHY HAIR ADDING MULTIPLE STREAMS OF SERVICE·

WHAT  SERVICES YOU CAN ADD OR START IN YOUR SALON – WHAT ARE BRAIDS, WEAVES & EXTENSIONS·

KNOW THE PROFESSIONAL NAMES FOR BRAIDS, WEAVES & EXTENSIONS STYLES·

WHAT ARE HAIR EXTENSIONS (WHY DO WE NEED THEM) – see & feel them, know their sources, colours, presentations, textures and lengths,BUSINESS SUPPORT & ADVISE·

TIPS ON HOW TO GROW OR  START YOUR SALON/HAIR BUSINESS·

CUSTOMER CARE, CLIENT CONSULTATION & MANAGING COMPLAINTS·

BUILD & MAINTAIN CUSTOMER DATABASE·

HOW TO MAINTAIN LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP FOR REPEAT CLIENTELE·

CREATE YOUR WORK PORTFOLIO MARKETING YOUR SALON ON LOW BUDGET·

KNOW DIFFERENT MARKETING TECHNIQUES·

GET YOUR OWN INTERNET BLOGGING SITE, JOIN  INTERNET SOCIAL NETWORKING, GET YOUR BUSINESS PLAN AND MARKETING PLAN ETC·

LOW BUDGET ADVERTISING AND MANY MORE Price:  £299.00 .


5. SET SPECIALIST COURSESThese courses are specialized in different areas of braiding and is useful to students who are interested in becoming SPECIALIST OR EXPERTS in their chosen areas of  braiding.

Cornrow class

Cornrow class

a.    CORNROW COURSE – 5 techniques of cornrows  – £1000 – 3 days (natural cornrow, add extns, ghana cornrow, zig zag, criss cross)

b.    BRAIDING COURSE – 7 techniques of braiding  – £1,000 – 3 days (natural singles, add extns, feather tips, pick’n’drop, curly, pixie, bantu knots)

c.    TWISTING – 5 techniques of twisting  – £1000 – 3 days – (two strand natural, afro kinky, silky, yarn twist, corkscrew)

d.    LOCKING – 5 techniques of locking  – £1500 – 5 days.    (single strand loc, combtwist, loc extensions, crochet loc, loc maintenance & theory on locs)

e           EXTENSIONS – 3 techniques of strand-by-strand extensions including full information /theory on extensions (worn by celebrities). £1,000 – 2 days (glue gun extn, micro bead extns, pre-bonded extns)Duration:  see individual courses.

Price: See individual Courses

Note:  Some specialist course may require prior knowledge of braiding skill e.g weaving skill. Content of course will be negotiated between student and trainer.Training days – Discuss with Trainer.

6. LACE WIG INSTALLATION COURSES Why not train to be a qualified lace wig technician with our intensive HANDS-ON-TRAINING WORKSHOP.  With lace wigs made popular by celebrities like Tyra Banks, Beyonce’, Jada Pinket-Smith, Oprah Winfrey etc, this is the time to join others who are creating beauty on their clients and making money from it.

Content: With this course, you will know different lace wig hair types, know different lace cap types & designs, General overview of head measurement, achieving proper care and maintenance techniques, preventing hair and scalp damage, preventing hair loss etc. Know different types of hair extensions, with a Masterclass on the industry. You will learn correct way of creating cornrows, add extensions to cornrows etc for Lace wig install

You will have Hands-on-Application with different techniques (tape, glue, and tape/glue combo), Easy, fast & thorough cleaning techniques, achieving a natural hair line and scalp appearance, professional way to take out wig to eliminate damage to client’s hair & scalp and many more

Duration: 3 dayS (10am – 5pm) of intensive hands-on training.

Price:  £500

Training Dates: Flexible

7 INTERNATIONAL HAIRBRAIDING ©This is top of the range full packaged training to get students into every aspect of the braiding business.  This course is for anyone who wants to be fully involved with Hair Braiding on an international basis and level. This student not only gets well informed in knowledge but gets all the practical work they desire to be up and running in the business. The content includes modern braids on all hair types such as European (Caucasian hair), Afro hair types of all textures – natural or chemically relaxed hair, Asian hair types etc.  This course releases the creativity of students to explore and try new ideas. Skills to be gained range from modern cornrows; modern twists, modern weaves, to extensions (strand-by-strand used by celebrities). This full course combines all the specialist courses and is aimed at students who are ready to move their braiding business to the next level on the international arena.

Content: 22 techniques of braiding

Duration: 40 days (10am – 5pm) of intensive hands-on training

Price:  £6,000

Course content: .

1 Single plaits  natural & add extensions, 2.cornrows natural & add extensions, 3.Feathers tips, 4.Pixie, 5.Curly hair extns,6 Yarn braiding, 7. Two strand twist, 8. Afro Kinky twist, 9.Senegalese twist, 10.Cornrows pineapple style, 11 Nubian twist,12 zig zag/criss-cross,  13 Ghana/banana 14 comb twist locs,  14  palm roll lock maintenance, 15 Silky locs, 16 Loc extension, 17 Tree braid weave 18. Bonding weave19. Cornrow designed or braid designed weave, 20 Full Cornrow weave 21 Extensions – glue gun infusion, 22.  Extensions – micro linking infusion(contents may vary for requirement) DVD ON

INTRODUCTION TO BRAIDING COURSE

On the other hand – Have no time to attend our workshop? Too busy with the family or at work?Not able to finance your course but still keen on learning your skill? Want to learn at your own pace?If your answer is yes to any of the questions, then why not buy the DVD which teaches you the 4 techniques in our introduction course.By popular demand, we have put together this practical DVD that will give you the skill you need in the comfort of your home.In this DVD, let Joy show you how to create clean and precise sections to start your braids, show you the correct finger placement to start braiding hair and complete a full head of braids and cornrows on all hair types. Call for details.

BUSINESS PARTNER AFFILIATES 1. MASTER EXTENSIONS & NATURAL HAIR CARE PRACTITIONER AFFILIATE

Avoid the pitfalls of starting a business. Buy into our knowledge, experiences and wealth of information when you directly work with us to gain hands-on knowledge, skill and everything that will get you into the business of hair braiding. We will guide you by the hand so you do not deal with the teething problems of starting a business. Become a Master Braider as you simply become us in your chosen location.  You are now a part of our growing business and we will bring everything we know to you.Suitable to anyone who knows they are ready for the business of braiding as we are ready to work with you.  Note: Students do not need any prior experience or knowledge of braiding business as we will offer every skill there is to know. The only requirement is that you are ready to start and grow.

Content: All techniques of braiding
Duration: 12 months full training including travels, exhibitions, shows, business seminars etcTime:  (10am – 5pm) of intensive hands-on training
Price:  £15,000

Training dates – Contact us for details.

2. MASTER EXTENSIONS & NATURAL HAIR CARE PRACTITIONER & EDUCATOR AFFILIATE

Do you like the idea of becoming a trainer. If yes, why not become part of our training team.  You will not only become a Master Braider but you will also know how to start training students in your neighborhood with our full backing and support. We will guide you through the whole process. Buy into our knowledge, experiences and wealth of information when you directly work with us to gain hands-on knowledge, skill and everything that will get you into the business of hair braiding and training. You will not deal with the teething problems of starting your business. Become a Braid Consultant Affiliate as you simply become us in your chosen location.  You are now a part of our growing business and we will bring everything we know to you – braiding skill & training.Suitable to anyone who knows they are ready for the business of braiding and training as we are ready to work with you.  Note: Students do not need any prior experience or knowledge of braiding business as we will offer every skill there is to know. The only requirement is that you are ready to start and grow.

Content: All techniques of braiding & Braid Training knowledge
Duration: 2 years full training including travels, exhibitions, shows, business seminars, part of training workshops etcTime:  (10am – 5pm) of intensive hands-on training
Price:  £30,000 Training dates – Contact us for details.

3. MARKETING AFFILIATES

Calling in particular on our graduates/ past students and everyone in general to make extra money.Become our Marketing Affiliate in your local area by hosting our training.  Introduce us to your local area when you advise us with local information /knowledge on how to advertise in the local papers, the best training location, accommodation etc and get paid for your trouble.  Get paid 10% for every student we train in your location.  Suitable to anyone who knows about hair braiding or is interested in the business of braiding.  We also give you free training if you want to be part of the workshop.

Content: Only for Introduction to Braiding workshopTime & Days:  (10am – 5pm) of intensive 3 days hands-on training
Venue: to be determined by our affiliatePayment incentive: 10% per student Training dates – To be agreed with affiliates

We exhibited at the Salon International 2009 and worked tirelessly at the show. Students watching a demo and getting on with the hands-on practice. Getting information is part of our training.A Hair Beauty Boot camp in progress. Graduating students with their certificates.You could be the next person.Trained students getting their hands into action at the American School in London Alumni day where the demand for our service was enormous – long queues.- Interest in our stand  at Salon International London 2009 was overwhelming.

Testimonial from some of our Graduates: “The training was fantastic, informative and also an eye opener for growing my salon business. I had been to many places including 4 months in Ghana but nothing worked until I got my training with World of Braiding.  My client’s are now happy and my business has grown tremendously” Felicia(Salon owner – NorwayThe training gave me the opportunity to understand the business of hair and extensions.  I am now fully set up in my extensions business” Marie – Lace Front Wig & Extensions specialist – IrelandThe training was absolutely useful to my requirements.  I gained a lot of knowledge and now I work from home with a web site on the internet.  I feel fulfilled.” Alexandra – Braid & Cornrow specialist  – WalesI have never touched hair before joining the course.  After a Foundation course with World of Braiding, I was amazed at the skill in my hands.  Now I take my skill everywhere.” Magda –  PolandI decided to take a Foundations course to take up Hair Braiding business to my country South Africa. Now I have my skills which has changed my life” Thandi – South AfricanI was tired of traveling the world and decided to settle back home with a course that will pay me as well as release my creativity.  World of Braiding gave me that chance and now I am settled in my business at home.” Alena – SlovakiaI am a lawyer by profession but when the economic recession came in and my business was changing, I knew it was time to start a new career that will give me a skill.  World of Braiding helped me to make my vision clear and now I run my own salon.  ” Vicky – Hemel Hemstead (Salon Owner) ” I am an accountant by profession but I work with a private firm.  I noticed the economic changes and knew it was time to tap into the skill in my hands to add to what I know.  Now I have started working in a salon and I do this part time.  World of Braiding showed me the skill in my hands.” Loveness – Slough”I come from Salt Lake City in Utah in the USA and I came to England to learn detailed Braiding as it was the best full course I could find.  I took up the International Braiding Course and on completion; all aspects of the training exceeded my expectations.  I feel so well equipped and confident to take my skill to the next level. The training is so professionally organized and extremely detailed.  I will recommend this course to anyone who wants to arm their hands with this unique skill which becomes yours for life.”Celestes – USA.”I was fed up working for other people and wanted to start my own business. Coupled with the fact that I have young children I needed a business that will allow me work around them.  I took up the Foundation Course and now, I have set up my own salon.  After my first month in business, my shop now pays its own expenses. I am very happy as I have achieved the skill I wanted to start my business.  The rest is now left to me” Laurayn  – Ilford – London

”I am a mother with 3 young girls.  It was getting quite difficult to take them to the salon every week to get their hair ready for school. My children hated going to the salon as well because they could not run around and had issues with the braider who always pulled their hair too tight and combed it too rough.  I had to gain experience in hair braiding to save myself this problem.  I took up the 3 days Introduction to Braiding workshop.  Now I braid my children’s hair, save myself money, have peace of mind as my children are at home and my husband is very happy with the savings we have made from spending on 3 children’s hair every week.” Sharon  – Devon
After completing Introduction to Braiding and a course in Extensions everything changed for me.  With the skill in my hands, I changed my small salon into a big shop in Portsmouth.  See the picture of my shop above. I combine skill and sale of hair extensions & products. This has changed my life as I am a different person and a lot better than I ever dreamed. I cannot begin to quote my weekly earnings.Rita.  PortsmouthTaking a braiding training is one of the best decisions and investments I made.  Since completing my training, now I run my own International business  shuttling between England and Barbados. I have my own team of mobile beauticians and making money is no longer my problem.Shannelle Gill – Ellen Extensions Hair & Beauty

AND MANY MORE FROM VARIOUS WORKS OF LIFE & COUNTRIESGIVE US A CALL TODAY TO BOOK YOUR TRAINING FROM ONLY THE BEST AND MOST DETAILED HAIR BRAIDING PROVIDER.

World of Braiding & Extensions Ltd
37 Alexandra Street, Southend On Sea, SS1 1BW

Tel: 0845 050 9723. Tel/fax: 01702 339 858
Mob: 07946 439 057

HAIR BRAIDING ACADEMY – getting you into self-employment and to create jobs
EXTENSIONS & BRAIDING SALON – glam your look always….
BUSINESS CONSULTANCY – passion for profit
TRAINING, EVENTS & SEMINARS – connecting people to business

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ABOUT US:

WORLD OF BRAIDING & EXTENSIONS IS UK’S FIRST HAIR BRAIDING ACADEMY.
WITH HABIA CPD CERTIFICATION, A PROFESSIONAL CLASSROOM ATTACHED TO A BRAIDING SALON, WORLD OF BRAIDING IS THE INDUSTRY’S LEADER IN HAIR BRAIDING TRAINING.

NOW WITH OVER 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE OF TEACHING HAIR BRAIDING & EXTENSIONS IN VARIOUS LONDON COUNCILS, WE HAVE TRAINED STUDENTS FROM A VARIETY OF BACKGROUNDS IN UK CITIES AND THE WORLD OVER – USA, POLAND, NORWAY, SLOVAKIA, SWITZERLAND, NETHERLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, BARBADOS TO NAME A FEW WHO HAVE QUALIFIED TO RUN SUCCESSFUL SALONS.

THE CHIEF TRAINER JOY PHIDO IS AN EXPERIENCED MASTER BRAIDER, A STATE REGISTERED HAIRDRESSER WITH THE UK HAIRDRESSING COUNCIL & A QUALIFIED TEACHER.

WE EXHIBIT AT VARIOUS NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL HAIR SHOWS INCLUDING THE INDUSTRY’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS SALON INTERNATIONAL SHOW IN LONDON.

OUR TRAINING IS FOR A VARIETY OF CLIENTS – FOR MOTHERS – TO SAVE MONEY FOR THE UNEMPLOYED – TO MAKE MONEY & START YOUR BUSINESS; HAIRDRESSING STUDENT – ADD MORE SKILL; SALON OWNER – MAKE MORE PROFIT & GROW YOUR BUSINESS ETC
MAKE THIS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE HAIR BRAIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

HAIR BRAIDING MAINTAINANCE and RULES

 
 

Glamorously braided hair

RULES OF BRAIDING

DO’S

  • Always shampoo and condition hair before putting in a braid. Never put braids on dirty hair.  It causes itch and constant scratching.
  • Remember to always have your hair in good condition to wear braids as hair braiding is about encouraging and nurturing healthy hair. If you have any particular hair condition – ring worm, head lice, alopecia, dry hair etc.  These conditions need attention, discuss with your braider as they may be able to help point you in the right direction.
  • If you wear chemically processed / relaxed hair, ensure your hair is healthy before you put on braided extensions.  This is because if your hair is damaged, braids will not restore your hair condition.  The added stress of braids will cause you further damage. Remember that if you go ahead and braid an already stressed hair condition, braiding is not the cause of your problem.  
  • If the hair is natural /virgin hair without chemical processing do the following to get started:

Afro hair

  1. add moisturising lotion – some good names include – Pink oil moisturiser, Motions moisturisers, Organic Root Stimulator moisturiser, Kids organics moisturiser etc
  2. Use hand dryers with a comb pick attachment to detangle the hair.
  3. Allow to comb easily before braiding – Tip: comb from the ends to the roots so as not to cause tangling or pain on your client.
  4. When braiding is complete, apply braid spray on hair to give it shine and moisturise the scalp some good brand names – Isoplus natural range, African Pride, Better Braids, Sulphur 8, Organic Root Stimulator etc.

European hair,

a        Dampen the hair as it is very slippery and fragile by adding water from a water spray to make it ready for braiding.

b       Do not apply grease or oil as it becomes slippery.       

  • When braiding unless otherwise necessary (due to design and style) – try and match hair extensions textures to the client’s natural hair as this gives a more natural look.

DON’TS 

  • Do not braid a freshly relaxed hair until after 2 weeks of the chemical application as this result in damage or excessive stress to the hair leading to hair loss.
  • While braiding the hair, avoid pulling the hairs at the hairline as they tend to cause damage resulting to traction alopecia i.e hair loss due to stress and tightness.
  • After a hair braid, where possible, do not over expose hair to hard water because it strips hair of its natural oil, and takes away the gloss and shine from the braid.  When there is need to cleanse the scalp of dirt and smell where applicable, use natural cleansers such as Witch hazel, tea tree oil, rubbing alcohol, surgical spirits etc.
  • Other products to cleanse scalp include dry shampoos – some good brand names include – Organic Root Stimulator, Sta-Sof-Fro, Better Braids, Isoplus etc.  After application of these products, use braid sheens, anti-itch oils, leave-in conditioners and hair fresheners to banish itch and bad smell that may occur.
  • As a rule of thumb, do not leave a braid for longer than 3 months. When you do, the hair starts to naturally lock itself and the products start to build-up leading to tight knots at the base of the braids.  This leads to hair loss & damage if the right process and products are not used when taking out the braids.  

BRAID MAINTENANCE

  • On the average, after about 6 weeks the braid should be re-touched at the hairline.  A term used in braiding which means the braids at the hair line should be taken out and re-braided to give a fresher new look.
  • Use braid and scalp conditioners on your scalp on as-needed basis to combat dry scalp and avoid flaky scalp.
  • It is important to cover your hair with a silk or satin scarf when going to sleep.  This keeps your hair smooth, neat and avoids loss of natural oils. If you have problem tying your hair then get a satin or silk pillow case as they do not absorb the moisture needed in your hair.
  • Put your hair up for your work out and activities.
  • To maintain healthy hair, add leave-in conditioners such as Infuisum 23-diluted with a little water and add your braid sheen to it.  Spray this on your braids on as-needed basis.
  • When taking a shower, keep the hair covered with a silk or satin scarf to control the hair and then put a shower cap to avoid getting your hair wet.
  • To combat frizz, mist the hair until slightly damp.  In the palm of your hands add a little gel and smooth it over the braids in the direction they were braided.  Cover with a silk or satin scarf until dry.
  • For individual braids frizz, oil the scalp, moisturise with a no-rinse conditioner, and mist lightly with water.  Cover with a silk or satin scarf until dry. Remove scarf and all are neat.
  • For Cornrows frizz, mist your hair with water until it is slightly damp, then take a small amount of gel and smooth it over the cornrows. Tie the hair down until it is completely dry.
  • For hot weather in summer, try hairstyles that are short and has no fuss.  They are cooler to maintain in the heat.
  • Cornrows are funky and easy to wear.  They are dramatic, creative and stylish.  To achieve a great style, create your own unique cornrow by adding all the other styles you find around with a design you have created and this makes it special to you.
  • If the hair on your hair line is too small to be picked up when braiding, avoid breakage and apply a light gel hair cream to get a smooth baby hair look – good brand names include – Lets Jam (Soft Sheen Carson), Elasta QP Glaze etc. 

WHEN REMOVING BRAIDS

  • When removing braids, be gentle. Avoid being in a hurry.  Set out a time and date to take your braids out in comfort or better still get the services of a professional braider.
  • Spray the braids with good products that are aimed at helping to take out braids – some good names are – Un-braid by Better Braids, Ease out by African Pride, Unlocker by Isoplus etc.  These products melt the knots that are formed at the end of each plaits due to product build up and dust from the atmosphere.
  • Gather all the braids up in a ponytail.  Take your braids down one by one and undo them. This will make removing your braids easier and less frustrating as you can gauge your progress.
  • After taking out the braids, gently comb through with a wide-tooth comb.  DO NOT WASH /SHAMPOO YOUR HAIR UNTIL YOU HAVE TAKEN AWAY ALL THE KNOTS IN YOUR HAIR.  This is important as the knots lead to hair damage.

 

 

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