CAUCASIAN HAIR DAMAGE CAN ALSO BE SELF-INFLICTED

CAUCASIAN HAIR DAMAGE CAN ALSO BE SELF-INFLICTED

caucasian damaged hair

caucasian damaged hair

Wow, what a big business move we made by relocating our business about 40 minutes away from the hassle and bustle of metropolitan life in the City of London.  It was one of those moves you make with a clear hope that you are going to have a healthier, better quality life after the stresses associated with major city life.

So we moved into the heart of Essex in England but luckily for us, Southend-on-Sea is a very bubbly City.  It offers us the best of both worlds in the sense that we are close to London which is only a train ride away within 40 minutes; a tourist town where it is usually busy without any stress and to crown our fun; an exciting seaside town with all the trimmings – series of shopping malls all within walking distances, a train station within 2 minutes’ walk, a children’s adventure Island and a beautifully designed seaside beach within 2 minutes’ walk.

On carrying out our business research, we knew it was a City with less Black clientele – 5% to be close, and yet we were not worried as all the other factors above where okay and our business catered to all races.

naomi-campbell-bald

naomi-campbell-bald

So far our business move has brought me closer to a very interesting discovery. Self-inflicted hair damage is a problem for all-races. This is because prior to our move, my understanding of hair damage has been focused on Black hair where this is what you tend to read about a lot on the internet and in newspapers.  With a clientele of mostly Blacks at the time, I believed this to be true as well.  This is where our move to Southend-on-sea has brought me a different understanding of hair damage on all hair types. It has created a different experience regarding working with Caucasian hairtypes.

On this particular Saturday morning at about 8am, my telephone rings and I answer it.  Prior to this call, I was getting prepared for a Festival event in the neighbourhood where we had been invited to braid the hair of 200 young girls in professional FA Football so preparing and putting all the materials required in my bag was an absolute necessity. I was very busy and did not want to forget any item as in events of this nature; the least forgotten item may become what ruins the whole event.

So when this telephone call came, it was simply an inconvenience that was going to distract my morning.  All the same, I answered the phone and a man on the line asked the question “what time do you open your salon?” I told him the time which is 10am.  Then there came a heavy pause on the line which I could tell were signs of desperation. So I probed and enquired if he was okay. Then it all came out as he answered.

“We are in front of your salon, my wife desperately needs help with her hair extensions, and could you come and help us.”  I can tell a cry for help when I hear one and this was one of those times.  So I told him to wait for me as I was going to be with him within 5 minutes.

Yes he waited and when I got to him, what I saw was an absolute shock – a young Caucasian lady with the whitest coloured hair I have ever seen. This hair was damaged, stringy and platinum white. I was in shock for several minutes. My immediate reaction was a mutter underneath my breath – “here we go again” and this is because I have seen incidents like this several times over.

Bad glue gun hair extensions

Bad glue gun hair extensions

On checking the state of this hair, it was extremely short – less than 2 inches natural hair attached to a very long length hair extension. I asked her to sit down and tell me what had happened and how I could help. She had bleached and coloured her hair several times over which had damaged her hair and now she needed the length back so she had gone to get a hair extensions service from a salon where they had added all this volume and length of 30” extensions to her about 2” natural hair but it looked so ridiculously fake. The worst part was that they had used black glue to add this platinum white beach blond extension onto her hair which was very visible considering her hair was very short.

How could I help, I asked? She wanted me to take out the extensions because the black glue was very obvious and did not let the extensions look real which made her feel self-conscious and look extremely ridiculous.

On further discussions, I found out that she had bleached and coloured this hair several times which had completely damaged her hair making it become very short. In a bid to recapture her locks, she had gone on to add the glue gun type of extensions to an already damaged hair.  This method is very damaging and not encouraged especially for damaged hair.  So this method had finally ruined her hair beyond repair and now she wanted me to help her take out the glue as the person who put it in, did not know how to take them out.  This is what I call self-inflicted hair loss.

caucasian hair color

caucasian hair color

This is not a one-off experience.  Prior to this lady, I have seen so many hair loss problems among Caucasians caused by series of bleaching, colouring and additions of unrealistic hair extensions.  Most times, the hair comes in looking like spaghetti straws – absolutely lifeless and in colours that could be seen in the rainbow colours.  Some of the clients say to me, that they have coloured their hair so many times, that they have no idea what their natural hair colour looked like.  Put the television on and the number of adverts on hair colouring will get the message across, then walk into the beauty isle in any super market and you will be confronted with these colours. We have discovered too that nearly every Caucasian girl in Essex wants to be blond just like the girls in TOWIE (a television series called – the only way is Essex) hence the continuous drama just like the lady above.  I have seen instances where the extensions have been applied with bonding glue up to the hairline.  Another instance was where the glue was applied directly on the scalp to hold the hair together etc, etc.

britney spears damaged hair

britney spears damaged hair

There was also another major incident where this teenager walked in with her Mum. Her hair was so damaged, I had no idea what was on her head. It looked so frail, thin and extremely short that she used bobby pins to hold the hair together. She had bleached and coloured it so much that the hair was extremely lifeless and needed these pins to be held in place.  What they wanted from me was a wig and as is normal in Essex, she wanted a blond wig. At this time, we had not stocked blond wigs so she wanted to have any colour wig fitted on so she could decide on the design to choose from.  She sat down and we fitted a red coloured wig on her head. This wig was absolutely perfect on her head and the colour suited her face very well. The design also suited her so much; you would think it was her own hair. From the fit, her mother was so impressed, she told her daughter “This is really great!  You do not have to colour your hair any more as we can buy whatever colour you want in wigs without damaging your own hair.” Then it finally dawned on me that the hair colouring and bleaching was one of the major reason responsible for Caucasian hair damage and this has always been self-inflicted hair damage as the decision to colour comes from the wearer. And there are so many more of instances like this that I meet most days as I operate from Essex. This brought home the memory of Black women and hair relaxers which just like colouring, is causing most of the Black hair damage and yet is another case of self-inflicted hair damage.

Track Extensions

Track Extensions

If any of the issues mentioned in this article has affected you, or you have an experience you will like to share with us, please feel free to do so.  Also email us if you need our advice on any issues in this article.

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Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

About your Trainer

Joy Phido is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Educator, Specialist, & Designer.  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. 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 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.

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 at World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions a professional skill as well as help stylist understand how to make money while designing glamorous clients.

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 the Doctor  for healthy natural Afro hair where all her children wear natural hairstyles and she is no stranger on the internet writing from her blogs, teaching on Youtube with step-by-step videos to constantly enrich students’ knowledge with over 3million views and over 18,000 subscribers.  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 Braiding & Extensions is constantly exhibiting at Hair events, giving talks in conference, taking part in major projects and designing hair for fashion shows and events. 

 

 

TOP 5 TIPS ON HOW TO GROW NATURAL BLACK HAIR

 

TOP 5 TIPS ON HOW TO GROW NATURAL HAIR

We constantly get contacted by Black women all over the world for guide on how to grow their natural hair.  These questions vary hence we have made it our business to add our  focus on educating Black women in particular on hints and tips of how to care for the natural hair.  We are always creating videos on our Youtube channel to help people as well so please visit youtube and search worldofbraiding  channel to find out more.

natural black hair

natural black hair

Generally most people believe that the natural Black hair does not grow or when it grows; it does not grow as quickly as they would want.  Generally Hair grows at an average of ½ inch per month (about 1.2cm per month).  This comes to about 13cm a year.  You will be able to retain length and notice growth in your hair based on how well you treat your Black hair.

Here are some basic 5 tips to help grow your natural Black hair:

healthy foods

healthy foods

1. START WITH A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:  Hair grows from inside and hair is a fiber that is part of our cells which grows from the subdivision of our cells in the hair follicles.  For this reason, we need natural healthy food that the body can easily break down for digestion in order for our hair to grow.  The foods we need for hair growth are fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and wholemeal foods.

2. PLENTY OF WATER:  Due to the unhealthy lifestyles we are forced to live with – synthetic foods, processed foods, genetically

drinking water

Drinking water

modified foods, toxins in the air etc, the body is constantly battling with toxins which do not encourage healthy body for hair growth.  To solve this problem, the body therefore needs lots of water for detoxification, lubricate food for digestion, aid digestion and reproduce the cells for hair growth.  We also need lots of water to hydrate the hair so it does not become too dry.

moisturising products

moisturising products

3. NATURAL & MOISTURISING HAIR PRODUCTS:  After the hair has grown out of the follicles, it needs care in order to avoid breakage.  The natural Afro hair is coily and naturally dry due to lack of sebum travelling down the hair strands.  Due to the coils and dryness of the Afro hair, it tangles itself and breaks easily with little manipulation.  Use of wrong products such as sulphates in Shampoos, silicons in conditioners, chemical relaxers, dyes and use of heat etc cause the hair more dryness which lead to more breakage. Start using natural moisturising oils to help make the hair supple, easy to manage and grow quicker.  These oils include jojoba oil, castor oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil, shea butter, argan oil, broccoli seed oil etc.  They contain active properties that help stimulate blood flow and make hair grow as well as contain moisturising properties that make the hair manageable and easy to care for.

4. MANIPULATION:  When the natural hair has grown out, it requires less manipulation to avoid breakage.  Handle with care as natural

two strand twist

two strand twist

hair is a very delicate fibre that breaks easily. Less manipulation means less combing, pulling, tugging, tucking, ponytails, clips, blow dryer, flat irons, tight braiding, tight weaving etc.

5. PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES:  When the hair has grown out, you do not need to leave it hanging out all the time as it requires time and attention to care for it.  You need healthy natural protective hair styles to retain your length and style.  These styles include 2 strand twist, single plaits, cornrows, braids with extensions etc to help to grow and retain its length.  These styles reduce  manipulation.  Remember not to hold the scalp too tight as it leads to hair loss and alopecia.

For any questions, comments or ability to add your personal experiences to our write up, please feel free to leave your comments or contact us using our details below for discussions.

World of Braiding & Extensions Group of Companies is made up of 4 major Service areas.
1. World of Braiding & Extensions Professional Natural Hair & Extensions Business School which offers education, knowledge & skill to students around the world with the mission to – get women into work & business.   We train our students with the best ways to apply all the different natural hair & extensions techniques.
2. World of Braiding & Extensions Professional Natural Hair & Extensions Centre offering healthy hair & extensions service on client’s hair with the passion for healthy signature natural hair glamour.  We consult with all clients before taking on a service of hair extensions.  We care for your hair and ensure there are no damages.
3. World of Braiding & Extensions Black Hair Education & Solutions Center where our focus is to train Black women in the understanding of their natural hair and how to care for it to avoid damage & hair loss.
4. World of Braiding & Extensions Natural Hair Accessories & Extensions center.  Providing all the materials you need to care for your hair.
If any of the issues mentioned in this article has affected you, or you have an experience you will like to share with us, please feel free to do so.  Also email us if you need our advice on any issues in this article.

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

info@worldobraiding.com

www.worldofbraiding.comhttp://www.worldofbraidingacademy.com

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Skype – joyphido

 

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

About your Trainer

Joy Phido is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Educator, Specialist, & Designer.  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. 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 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.

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 at World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions a professional skill as well as help stylist understand how to make money while designing glamorous clients.

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 the Doctor  for healthy natural Afro hair where all her children wear natural hairstyles and she is no stranger on the internet writing from her blogs, teaching on Youtube with step-by-step videos to constantly enrich students’ knowledge with over 3million views and over 18,000 subscribers.  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 Braiding & Extensions is constantly exhibiting at Hair events, giving talks in conference, taking part in major projects and designing hair for fashion shows and events. 

TOP 7 REASONS FOR BLACK WOMEN’S HAIR LOSS /DAMAGE

TOP 7 REASONS FOR BLACK WOMEN’S HAIR LOSS

/DAMAGE

&

HOW TO PREVENT THEM

 

Naomi Campbell hair loss

Naomi Campbell hair loss

I constantly get bombarded with questions as to what is causing Black women’s hair to break so much, get damaged and often times leading to hair loss.  I encounter women from all over who give me so many reasons for their hair damage and I will like to share some of these reasons with you and aim to offer some solutions on how we can prevent some of these problems.

It is a known fact that we are a race obsessed and addicted with hair beauty.  Our obsession & addiction with hair comes mostly from the fact that we cannot manipulate our hair as easily as other races can with their hair and this in itself puts us in a difficult situation.  This addiction has therefore put us in a position of love/hate with our hair as we do not seem to understand it.  It has turned us into Slaves for our hair as we will do anything to have the image we hope from our hair hence we really do not care in most cases how much we contribute to damaging it.  Our obsession has turned us to spend whatever money we can lay our hands on into creating the hairstyle we seek.

Surveys have shown that the Black woman spends 6 times more than any other race on hair. It has also been shown that we rate our

black women images

black women images

hair more important than most things in our lives including forfeiting paying our mortgage or getting an eduction in order to have the good hair we seek. See Good Hair Documentary by Chris Rock.  A survey from www.marketresearch.com confirmed that by 2013 we will spend $4.2 trillion on hair and accessories.  It has also been confirmed that the hair loss industry is worth more than $9billion.

But why are we spending so much money on hair and if this is the case are we achieving the good hair that we seek?

By the nature of our hair, we have discovered that our hair is unique and has qualities such as: dryness, frizz, matted strands, tangles, shrinkage, breakage, lacks moisture and ability to absorb moisture etc.  These qualities of the Black hair are the reasons we generally seek so much solution to our hair problems. But are these problems natural or are they man-made problems that we have been forced to inherit?

In the process of seeking solutions, we resort to everything we can think of to help us such as: straightening with hot comb; blow dryers; flat irons; chemical relaxers; perms; Brazilian & Japanese blow dry; colour treating; Braids with synthetic & human hair; Weaves with synthetic, human and virgin human hair;  twisting; adding different types of extensions etc etc.  All these styling – excessive manipulation, heating, chemicals etc all lead to one thing our hair – Hair damage & Hair loss.

When damage and hair loss has occurred, we further go on more trial and error spree and have to spend so much more money to try and understand how to solve our problems.  Most times the problem starts from the people styling our hair; suggesting products; training us in hairdressing /cosmetology schools, manufacturing our products and advising us about our hair as these people generally do not have any idea what our hair really is.

Here are the Top 7 reasons for hair loss & damage in Black women & how we can prevent them:

1. DRYNESS & LACK OF MOISTURE:  The Black hair is generally dry because when it grows from our scalp, it coils

dry Afro hair

dry Afro hair

around itself.  This coily nature of our hair does not allow the natural sebum which is the natural oil from our scalp to travel down the strands of our hair.  We are therefore expected to constantly hydrate and moisturise our hair in order to bring in moisture and stop the dryness.

Rather what we then do as Black people is to apply more heat to our hair and this heat continues to make the hair dryer hence leading brittle hair that  snaps and breaks at the least touch.

SOLUTION: Start hydrating your hair today and watch out to see how it will start detangling itself when you try to comb it without breaking.  A simple mixture of bottled spring water and natural oils will do a great job than any expensive over the counter product.

2. USE OF EXCESSIVE HEAT: 

blow drying hair

blow drying hair

I hear people saying that they cannot work with their hair unless it is completely blow dried and looking bone straight.  Unfortunately these people are not helping themselves with their hair health. As mentioned above, anything that takes away moisture from the Afro Hair is not a friend of this hair type.  It simply dehydrates the hair and allows it to be prone to breakage. Breakage most times is what people see but really cannot explain what led to the breakage.   Breakage is the reason our hair does not retain length and the problem we face is length retention rather than hair not growing.

SOLUTION: Stop the heat; apply more water oil solutions into your hair and it will be a lot easier to manipulate.

3. DAMAGING INGREDIENTS IN OUR HAIR PRODUCTS:

There are people who have never deliberately tried damaging their hair but continue to notice that no matter how good a product claims, they still notice that their hair is dry, brittle, difficult to comb and style or grow.  The problem is not usually the fault of the client.   This is one of the biggest mis-selling and cons in the general hair industry and in particular the Black hair industry. Our biggest enemies are in the gentlest looking glossy advertised products in our bathroom such as the shampoos, conditioners, hair creams etc.  This is one area where I am most passionate about as clients are being conned constantly into parting with their hard earned money only to end up with problems they were hoping to solve.  I will be writing more on this particular point as this is an area where my enquiries most come from.

various shampoos

various shampoos

SOLUTION: In the meantime, stay away from most shampoos, conditioners and creams and stick to the ones that say – Sulfate-free shampoos, Silicon-free conditioners and creams/ moisturisers that have as part of their ingredients natural items that you can relate to.

4. HARSH & POISONOUS CHEMICALS IN OUR HAIR RELAXERS:

Due to the above problems that the damaging ingredients in our shampoos and conditioners have caused and also with the image expectations we tend to build for ourselves especially in civilised world; most of us end up relaxing our hair with very harsh poisonous chemicals – Sodium hydroxide, ammonium thioglycolate, formaldehyde etc.  These chemicals do not help us in any form.  This is a topic I have personally taken upon to research and read about.  This is by far one of the biggest reason for our hair loss.  It gets more complicated as it permanently depletes our strands of hair of its protein content.  It gives an illusion of easy to manage hair but our women still end up asking to wear extensions in the form of Braids and weaves after completely making their hair weak and vulnerable with relaxers.  You would expect that after a chemical relaxer process that Black women will be happy to show off this relaxed new hairdo.  Unfortunately this is not usually the case.  They go further to add extensions in the form of Braids & Weaves which then beggars the question, why did you relax your hair.  This is double jeopardy and stress on this fragile strand of hair. I have no idea what the purpose of a relaxer is if you will still end up in weaves, braids & extensions.  Please take your time and think your actions to yourself.  If you wear Braids, Weaves etc on a natural base of hair, you will have good textured hair to add your extensions and the hair is usually able to take the pressure but when it has already been weakened with chemicals and you add extensions, you deliberately set your hair for damage and hair loss. These poisonous chemicals also sip into your blood streams as has been proven by so many researches due to the natural function of the skin with the ability to breath with the example of cigarettes patches and exhale with the example of sweating. You are not helping yourself with this self- inflicted damage and the only reason this form of manipulation for Afro hair exist is because it is the only quick way other races can think of solutions for the Black hair.  See the Book, Hair Bible by Philip Kingsley.

SOLUTION: Time to stop these poisonous chemicals which cause you nothing more than hair loss and health problems.

5. TIGHT AND UNCOMFORTABLE HAIR STYLES:

tight braids

tight braids

While I may be an educator on natural hair styles, I am completely aware of the damage that hair stylist are inflicting on clients with some of these hair styles.  This is such a problem in our society as untrained illiterate hairstylist believes that hair beauty equals tightness on the scalp.  They have no idea what consulting with clients mean or what it involves to match a client’s hairstyle with their natural hair features.  Most clients complain that a basic hairstyle that should not require too much force and stress ends up causing so much pain that they end up taking the hair out.  This is most times made worse when this client has probably damaged her hair with chemical relaxers and now wants to hide her hair damage with extensions.

SOLUTIONS: As a hair client, please seek professional service and be willing to pay for the expertise and advise that your professional natural hair stylist offers. Also make it clear to your client when a hair style is making you uncomfortable.

As a hair stylist, please take up training and get your knowledge, experience and education up to speed so you do not continue to contribute to causing more hair damage and hair loss to your clients. I am tired of hearing about stylist who only wants to sit by their computers and learn from youtube.  My advice to you is that no one is going to sit on youtube and give you all the knowledge you need to be a good professional hairstylist completely free.  If they do, there is something they are trying to sell to you. Also remember that what we do is not taught in Hairdressing & Cosmetology schools so you need specialist training like we offer at World of Braiding & Extensions’ School of Professional Natural Hair & Extensions Business.

6. USE OF DAMAGING HAIR ACCESSORIES:

For example Lace wigs: We tend to follow trends blindly as a race. The trend that brought the lace wig also brought with it lots of hair loss and hair damage.  Lace wigs were originally made for cancer patients who had lost all their hair due to chemotherapy.  I have attended to lots of clients and know friends who followed this fashion which has now caused them so much hair damage and in some cases irreparable damage.  As is expected with most fashion trends, I always say to my clients to weigh /consider the beauty and health consequence of a hair style. I had clients who desperately wanted to follow the fad trend as well and I am glad they listened to my sound advice.  Most stylists again simply want to have money in their bank account and do not care about advising their clients.

SOLUTION: Watch every hair trend and seek professional advice before taking them on.  They may cause you a lot of damage in the long run.

If you find you have a stylist who is not prepared to advise you when need be, please stop using this person and move on to someone who will.

I will also recommend to clients that you learn to listen as well because there are those who simply are prepared to do whatever it takes to have a certain look without caring about the consequences and the health hazards it presents.  For example, there are currently people wearing layers and layers of Virgin human hair at all cost.  Please look at the health of your hair before subjecting yourself to this self-inflicted pain as a time will come when there will be no hair for you to stitch the hair extensions unto.

Other accessories to avoid include tight ponytails, iron hair pins and clips, less tugging, pulling, tucking etc.

7. WATCH YOUR FOOD INTAKE:

healthy foods

healthy foods

Due to the unhealthy lifestyles we are forced to live with – synthetic foods, processed foods, genetically modified foods, toxins in the air etc, our body is constantly battling with toxins and stress which do not encourage healthy body for hair growth.  Hair grows from inside and hair is a fiber that is part of our cells which grows from the subdivision of our cells in the hair follicles.

SOLUTION: To solve this problem, we need natural healthy food that the body can easily break down for digestion in order for our hair to grow.  The foods we need for good hair growth are fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and wholemeal foods.

We also need lots of water for detoxification, lubrication of food for digestion, aid digestion and reproduce the cells for hair growth.  At least 2.5litre water every day.

World of Braiding & Extensions Group of Companies is made up of 4 major Service areas.
1. World of Braiding & Extensions Professional Natural Hair & Extensions Business School which offers education, knowledge & skill to students around the world with the mission to – get women into work & business.   We train our students with the best ways to apply all the different natural hair & extensions techniques.
2. World of Braiding & Extensions Professional Natural Hair & Extensions Centre offering healthy hair & extensions service on client’s hair with the passion for healthy signature natural hair glamour.  We consult with all clients before taking on a service of hair extensions.  We care for your hair and ensure there are no damages.
3. World of Braiding & Extensions Black Hair Education & Solutions Center where our focus is to train Black women in the understanding of their natural hair and how to care for it to avoid damage & hair loss.
4. World of Braiding & Extensions Natural Hair Accessories & Extensions center.  Providing all the materials you need to care for your hair.
If any of the issues mentioned in this article has affected you, or you have an experience you will like to share with us, please feel free to do so.  Also email us if you need our advice on any issues in this article.

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

info@worldobraiding.com

www.worldofbraiding.comhttp://www.worldofbraidingacademy.com

Follow us on Social media:

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Skype – joyphido

 

 

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

About your Trainer

Joy Phido is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Educator, Specialist, & Designer.  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. 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 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.

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 at World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions a professional skill as well as help stylist understand how to make money while designing glamorous clients.

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 the Doctor  for healthy natural Afro hair where all her children wear natural hairstyles and she is no stranger on the internet writing from her blogs, teaching on Youtube with step-by-step videos to constantly enrich students’ knowledge with over 3million views and over 18,000 subscribers.  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 Braiding & Extensions is constantly exhibiting at Hair events, giving talks in conference, taking part in major projects and designing hair for fashion shows and events. 

 

HOW DO I MAKE MONEY

HOW DO I MAKE MONEY?

Joy Phido’s Top 9 tips on how to make your own money.

I get series of enquiries every day from people who want to take on training that gives them skills to help them create a better life for themselves and their families.  Out of these series of enquiries comes one of the most frequently asked question (FAQ) “How do I make money?”  Ironically, this is a common question on everyone’s lips.  It is a question that defines life itself as we all want to know how to make money because having money is an absolute necessary part of life.

Why is making money such an important part of life and why do we need money? We need money because it makes the world go round so there should be no pretence or denying the need for us to make money.

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Getting rich in business

“People go to work with the aim to make money and people set up business with the aim to make money. People take up trainings, attend schools /universities, take up courses and travel the world etc with the hope to gain knowledge and skills that help them earn good money to lead a successful life.”

Money therefore is a very important topic that affects us all in the sense of what it can do for us.  Unlike other topics of life that offer training and guide for example food, health, fashion, hair, travel, make-up, technology, engineering etc, unfortunately there is no training that prepares you on how to make money or how to spend money wisely.  There is no School of Money that teaches you how to make money, handle money, protect money, care for money etc.  Money is a secret topic that no-one talks about. It is not taught in schools or universities as all the teachers would have been rich and not need their jobs. If solution to money problems were written in books, instruction manual or information packs etc, we would all have bought these pack and become rich without having to go through the stresses of trying to discover how to make money for our very existence. Money is simply taken for granted.  You either have it, keep struggling to have it or simply don’t have it.

The truth is the blueprint of how to make money is one of the mysteries of life as it has been hidden away from all of us so we continue to search for ourselves, struggle, trial & error, make mistakes; learn from it; take another route and try something different; fail; start again; achieve by getting really rich in the process or sometimes die along the way without achieving anything.  There are simply no guarantees to whatever route you choose to make money.

My life experience with reality is that no one is going to sit you down and teach you how or give you the key to make money as money in itself is power and no one wants to share power that they can keep for themselves.

According to an internet search, statistics have it that since the 1990s in US, 40 percent of the increased wealth went into the pockets of the rich minority, while only 1 percent went to the poor majority.  From 1977 to 1999, the after-tax income of the richest 20 percent of American families increased by 43 percent, while that of the poorest 20 percent decreased 9 percent, allowing for inflation. The actual income of those living on the lowest salaries was even less than 30 years ago and this story carries on.

If you do not know how to create wealth, the chances of you being able to run away from poverty are unlikely to be the case.  If you were not born into wealth, to create wealth like every skill of life, requires training, information and guide.

This is why when I set up my business in 2004, I made it my mission to help people not only gain a skill but know how to use it to help them make money.  It is this mission that has brought me a variety of people who continuously ask me this question over and over.  “When I finish your training, can you guarantee that I will make lots of money?”

To answer this question, I will take you into some of my personal experiences with money.

For various reasons, I have also been very curious in finding out how to make money for as long as I can remember – I was very aware that I was born into a poor home at an early age; I come from a poor community; I married poor and I have not been able to

African children

African children

accumulate wealth in my continuous search for it yet.  As a teenager, I had read a lot of intriguing books that gave me hope on how to achieve success in life despite my personal circumstance – such as – A woman of Substance – by Barbra Taylor Bradford; Kane & Abel – by Jeffrey Archer; Power of Positive Thinking – by Norman Vincent Peale etc etc and so I continue to hope and explore.

My immediate story to this article comes from my circumstance in 2002 when I became very desperate to make money to better my situation. 

I had just been made redundant from the company I worked for – MCI Worldcom (a US telecoms company in the City of London) and I had also just discovered that I was pregnant with my 3rd child.  These two simultaneous events made me realise I was in serious financial trouble.  The reason this became very clear is because I live in Western world where you are encouraged to buy everything on credit especially when you have a well-paying job.  With MCI Worldcom, I had a good job so I had also become a victim of the normal process which I prefer to call Western credit disease – I had a mortgage on a big house, furniture on credit, kitchen, conservatory, all the trimmings and accessories that make life comfortable in addition to the usual bills that follow – electricity, gas, telephone, petrol in the car, holidays etc etc.  I had 2 young children who had needs and was now on my third child.  All would have been okay until now that my big salary has stopped as I had lost the job.  I was in trouble waiting to face all the creditors and my fate.

This is the reality of Western civilisation – The capitalistic credit system where we are made to go through life on borrowed line – credit

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credit cards

cards – mortgage, insurance, store cards, multiple credit cards, car loans, student loans, equipment loan, hire purchase etc.  If you are on a high income, Banks, credit card companies, store cards etc all give you a large credit line, and if you are on a low income, you are given a low credit line.  You practically live a lie by buying everything on credit and pay back in little sums.  Your whole being and existence is placed at someone else’s mercy as the minute something drastic happens such as a change in your personal circumstance – your source of income disappears through redundancy, unemployment, job loss or you fall ill and stop working etc, everything you once knew disappears. Then you encounter the evils and devils of the system that will turn your regular happy life into a living hell.  Like sharks waiting for its prey, all the lenders and creditors will start appearing for their pound of flesh and your very existence as is known with free spirit then disappears.   We all live on a money time bomb as a cut on your source of income automatically blows you off the surface of the real world as we know it.

I was no exception as I knew the creditors will stop at nothing until they get everything I had acquired with their money and I was made destitute both physically and mentally – the house, car, clothes, gadgets and equipment etc etc.  There was no hiding place as this is the fate of the Western world debt disease. I was sent nasty letters, threatened with bailiffs and heart wrenching phone calls etc that breaks even the strongest of spirits and in the end, I was expected to become a shadow of the person I used to be.  It is a nasty experience to undergo.

My situation was bad and desperate and I needed to have a job but being pregnant and with 2 young children, it was difficult to find a job that will pay enough to cover child care which is another unimaginable expense in the West.  Childcare is more expensive than paying a mortgage for a big house. Before taking on a job, you have to consider who will look after your children and how much you will have to pay to get that service. I knew the job I wanted was near to impossible so I needed to help myself to create a job that would give me money and flexibility to be at home with my children – ability to work from home.

This was when my story started becoming more interesting.

In continuation with the messed up capitalist system, I made one of my first major investment mistakes.  I was desperate and went on the internet to look for businesses that could let me work from home.  I found one with a pyramid company – Herbal Life.  To cut a long story short, I invested all my redundancy money with the hope to make money for my family. To add insult to injury, I again got sucked in with the well-designed fancy marketing gimmick machine which entices, attracts, and invites the ordinary, innocent, gullible, person to fall into their trap. I ended up losing every money I invested in addition to additional money from my credit cards.  I was stuck with products worth thousands of ££££ that no one wanted to buy.

Now my financial woes had no end as I was in bigger trouble than when I started – I had no money, no job, lost all my savings and redundancy pay, huge mortgage to pay, loads of other unending bills and 3 young children to feed.

Then things changed slowly.  I love reading as reading helps me go into a world where I have control over my thoughts. I had read a book while with Herbal Life – “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.  This book guided and urged me to look into myself, my passion and hobbies and that I could turn them into my business. It went on to advise that as these hobbies are my passion, I will work with them without pressure and they will not feel like I was working.

I have always loved and worked with hair all my life but had not thought of using it as a business.  This was when I knew I had to make changes and be serious with my life as I had no other option or choice to take in my situation.  I needed to make desperate decisions to protect my children’s future.

I took my children’s savings and took up professional training in hair. I travelled the world in order to understand hair better, to be the best,   gain up to date knowledge with the current trends in the industry and offer the best service to my clients.  On completion, I set up my own business and this was how I was able to make my own money and changed my life.

“Fighting poverty and debt for me is a personal war as I know my experience is the same with most people in the Western world. This is why I make it my business to answer questions from my students about “how to make money”.  It is a personal choice to help my students who are mostly women and mothers who are in the situation I was in to aim to achieve prosperity with hair business so as to make money for their children and loved ones.”

My experience, understanding and dealings of debt are not to run away from it as this is the intention of the “powers that create debt”.  The ultimate aim of debt is to break you so you lose out on your right to exist.  Once your mind has been engaged with debt, you become fearful and scared, you shrivel, shrink, lose control of who you are and eventually your spirit disappears and you become a shadow of who you are.

The system that create debt is not built to help you recover as you are further enticed to take up more loans to pay for existing debt and the cycle never stops.  Fighting with debt is a terrible burden as it sucks into your very existence and kills your spirit and soul leaving you to deal with low self-esteem, insecurity, depression, lack of confidence, bankruptcy, schizophrenia, mental disorder, madness etc and finally you either get locked up in a mental institution or you die wretched.

Creditors do not give you advice on how to make money because you are a money making machine to them – the fees, the penalties, interest etc.  This is why the banks declare billions every year and the source of their money is mostly from ordinary people. The strain and pressure from debt jeopardizes everything you care most about – your relationship, your marriage, your health, your sanity, your freedom, your life etc.  Debt is a disease just like cancer – it spreads, imprisons and numbs the mind stopping you from any ability to think freely, recreate and be your own person.  Debt simply puts you in a mental prison as it turns you into a vulnerable wreck which is afraid of even your own shadows.

My dreams and hope for every woman is to stay away from debt and where you have been sucked in through ignorance or lack of choice, learn to break free from this trap and prison and stay strong and true to who you are as this is the only way to get out of debt.

From my experience above, I learnt that training to gain control of my natural skills and abilities gave me back my freedom and free

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passage to create my own job and money. Never stop believing in who you are and seek help from close family and friends to take up a training that puts skills into your hands.  With skills, you gain back control of who you are and this becomes your ticket to debt free life. Avoid spending any money until you have earned it as this takes away the extra pressure of adding on more debt.

According to an internet research on poverty; “A great number of Americans suffer from poverty and hunger. According to the statistics of the US government, over 32 million citizens, or 12.7 percent of the total population of the country, live under the poverty line. The incidence of poverty is higher than in the 1970s, and higher than in most other industrialized countries.”

Western world may be civilised and lands of opportunities, but it is also a land full of doom and gloom; it is also a land where dreams die young and are killed prematurely. It is a land where greed and injustice is hidden in the jargon and glorified name of the law.

My story and journey from above carried on with my husband also losing his job, was made bankrupt, we lost the big house and we had to start our lives afresh. I refused to give in, believed in myself, carried on with my dreams, vision and hope for everyone and today live to tell the story where the future is very bright.  If I could fight debt and live to tell the story, I believe everyone else can.

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This is why here at World of Braiding & Extensions, we make it our business to empower you with skills that help you create your own job where you can start by working from home; looking after your children and putting your money in your purse. As a mother, my experience of struggling with job loss and redundancy is the reasons I chose to teach women in particular to gain back control to their own lives as every woman deserves the right to have money to spend on her children and loved ones. Going by my experience, I do not wish the pain I went through on another woman and this is why I am happy to share my Top 7 Tips on How you can Make your own Money. 

 

What it Money?

spending money

spending money

To get us started, we need to understand what the definition of MONEY is? According to Merriam Webster dictionary – money serves as a medium of exchange universally accepted in return for goods and services.  Money acts as a measure of value etc etc.

My personal understanding is – Money is a medium exchanged while sharing a service, product or knowledge. Money is created from the energy we invest in the right place and at the right time.

BENEFITS OF MONEY?

  • We need money to provide us with the basic necessities that we need in life.
  • Money buys you the things you desire in life.
  • We need money to create a better life for ourselves – training, education, information, knowledge etc
  • We need money to travel and see the world and understand how other societies operate so we can compare and learn from them.
  • We need money to live in a descent home, feed ourselves with quality meals, take care of our health, have clothes on our back etc.
  • We need money to be able to help other people who are less privileged in life.  Without money our life is bleak especially if you live in the Western societies where there are bills for everything as you  cannot pay your bills so you are frozen during winter, cannot move from one place to the other, end up in a poor home, poor neighbourhood etc etc.

HOW DO I MAKE MONEY?

MY TOP 9 TIPS ON HOW TO START MAKING YOUR OWN MONEY

  1. START WITH A REALISTIC PASSION WITH A MISSION TO HELP

Go back into yourself to re-discover your natural talents, skills, hobbies and passions.  What are those things you love to do that makes you feel your best or feel good inside about yourself.  What are those skills that you share with your family and friends that they love to get from you and yet you think is of no value to anyone. Your passion is that hobby that you are most likely to do without making any complaints at all whenever you are asked to do it. This is the hobby that we are going to turn into a business and because you are passionate about it, you do not notice when you are doing it and this is what will help you become successful when you turn it into a business.

2. CHOOSE A SKILL YOU CAN SHARE

While deciding on the hobby or natural talent that you have, make sure it is something that people will be happy to take from you for a fee.  Would you be happy to buy from you?  Remember it should not be a hobby that no one will love to share with you. Example includes: maybe you love to bake cake; you love to wear make-up; you love to sing; you are good at organising events and parties; you love to see people co-ordinate their clothes; you love to cook; you love to see people wear beautiful and healthy hair etc. It should also not be a skill that will take forever to perfect but a skill that you can pick up easily.

3. RESEARCH EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR CHOSEN SKILL

Find out everything there is to know about your chosen hobby or natural talent that we are going to turn into a skill.  Is it something that people really desire?  Is there a lack of it in your community? What are the competition of your hobby in your community?

4. INVEST AND TRAIN TO BE A PROFESSIONAL IN YOUR FIELD

You have found out a lot of things from your research.  Do something about it.  Information is the key to knowledge.  Take up training and education to get yourself ready and to be good in what you want.  “It is easy when you know how”. If you don’t train, you will never know how it is done properly and professionally. You will find that you will end up  struggling for years to find a solution to a problem that could have taken a day or a few weeks because you refused to take up training. Remember the money you put into training yourself comes back to you as you become the best in your field and everyone respects your opinion and comes to you for your service.  Money invested in training yourself is one of the best investment you can make in yourself.  Your investment helps to expand your knowledge and buy you a better future. It gives you lots of edge over people who refuse to take up training.

Other ways of getting information is to read, read, read.  Read up on other people’s experiences, successes, failures etc.  There are books on every experience in life.  Develop a habit of reading to prepare your mind for success.  While food nourishes the body, books nourish the mind with ideas.  Ideas are what we want in order to grow.  Ideas are what differentiate us from animals.  Ideas are what keep us thinking and we are what we think.  Give your mind the wrong idea and you turn out with wrong reality.

5. PRACTICE YOUR SKILL AND USE FRIENDS & FAMILY AS MODELS

Whenever you finish your training, remember if you do not take your new experience into action, you will likely lose it and it will become a waste of money.  Practice the skills, knowledge and information you have gained from your training. Apply it constantly. Repeat it over and over again.  It will feel awkward at first.  This is normal.  Remember every expert was once a beginner.  You have to practice your skill to perfect it.  During your practice stage, offer free service sometimes, offer discounts, be willing to share your knowledge freely etc and this will bring you lots of clients who will believe in you.  Experience cannot be bought so you have to put your hands into practising your skill.  As you are perfecting your skill, make sure you keep portfolio of your work as this is what your clients want to see to believe you.

6. START SHARING/ SELLING YOUR SKILLS WITH OTHERS.

Selling or sharing your skill will come to you as a natural process. Remember you invested money into the training and so you have to recover your money back.  This is the stage that you then start making money.  The more you sell your skill, the more money you make.  How do you want to sell your skill; who do you want to have as your clients; how often do you want to sell your product or service etc etc.  Remember to be noticed by potential clients; you have to market your skill or product. The more people are aware of your skill, the more they will want your skill and the more money you will make.

7. STAY FOCUSED – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL

Now that you know what you are doing, there will be distractions from every source you can imagine.  Stay focused and strong – mental and physically. Watch what goes into your body as food or information.  In order for us to achieve our dreams, we have to be physically and mentally healthy.  We are responsible for what goes into our body and mind.  Take absolute control of what you expose yourself to.  In order for our life to progress forward, we have to be in good physical and mental health and we cannot be in good health if we are not watching our food intake, exercise, relaxation etc.  Only a healthy body, mind and soul can think, plan and act to achieve success.

8. NEVER STOP SEARCHING FOR BETTER & QUICKER SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS YOU ARE SOLVING

This is what they call research and development. (R&D).  This is where most people stop being relevant in business.  Do not stop learning, asking questions, researching, looking at your competition to see what new things they are adding to their businesses etc. Customers like to work with people who are up to date and not people who stay stuck in time.  Be consistently up to date and deliver latest trends to your clients. This will help draw more clients to you but remember you need to constantly seek knowledge to be ahead of people around you. PLAN YOUR LIFE instead of LEAVING IT TO CHANCE and this can be done by keeping track of what you are doing and what you plan on achieving.

9. CONTINOUSLY FEED YOUR MIND WITH POSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH READING.

Reading has helped me develop my mind continuously.  There is a saying that you start life education the day you stop going to school.  School or university does not teach you real life.  Real life you learn through experience but one of the best ways to learn is through reading about people you admire and how they achieved success. I admire Madam C J Walker and her achievement and made it my business to read about her. Other idols of mine are Anita Roddick of Bodyshop, Oprah Winfrey and a few others.  I have books on these people and constantly listen to Personal Development CDs which help me keep my mind on track.  An idle mind is the devils workshop so keep your mind on a positive track by feeding it with positive information.  This will help you discover your true mission in life and how you can help change other people’s lives for the better.  Remember making money without fulfilling a personal satisfaction with your soul leads to nothing.  Make sure the type of money you learn to make is one that you can look back on and be proud of your efforts.  Let it be one that you can pass on to your children and such that you can tell the world your source for that income.

Help make life exciting and a good experience for the next person you meet.  Make your natural gifting edify others you meet in your life and you will discover you would have achieved your life’s purpose.

My personal purpose is to share my knowledge, skill and experience with you in order for you to avoid making mistakes and to bring you success.  What are your dreams for 2013?  Would it be a year of you achieving your heart’s desires?  Would it be a year you come out of debt & poverty to take care of your life?

Is there any business ideas you will like us to help you with advise? We are always happy to help. Remember; Do not spend money unless you have earned the money. That way you will be free of debt eventually.

If you need us on any topic or will like to share your experiences with us, please email us or call us for a chat.

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Joy Phido has a BSc in Business Management.  A qualified Hairdresser /Cosmetologist specialised in natural hair & extensions consultation and designs; a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with the UK Hairdressing Council; has over 10 years Natural Hair & Extensions education; a qualified teacher; a qualified NLP Practitioner; an established Independent Business Start-up consultant and mentor; and has varied career experiences that spans over 20 years in Banking, Telecomms, Fashion, Make-up, Weight management etc etc.

 

 

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Singles box braids from World of Braiding

Singles box braids from World of Braiding

World of Braiding offers healthy hair extensions techniques as our client’s hair health is our passion and concern.  We consult with all clients before taking on a service of hair extensions.  We care for your hair and ensure there are no damages. We also train you with the best ways to apply all the different hair extensions techniques.

 If any of the issues mentioned in this article has affected you, or you have an experience you will like to share with us, please feel free to do so.  Also email us if you need our advice on any issues in this article.

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

info@worldobraiding.com

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

TOP 5 PROTECTIVE NATURAL HAIR STYLES FOR WINTER

YOUR TOP 5 RECOMMENDED PROTECTIVE NATURAL HAIRSTYLES FOR WINTER

As winter approaches our hair and skin starts to suffer.  A bad hair day becomes a bad hair season with such issues as frizzy hair, extremely dry hair, breakage due to lack of moisture etc.  Winter is a good hair’s enemy as it gives us a really bad hair time.

Some of the problems we deal with range from:

  1. Dryness caused by blustery winter winds, snow, icy cold weather  making the air frigid with very little moisture causing our hair to become brittle, dry and break easily.
  2. Heated appliances all around us – these heaters have a very drying effect on our skin and air.
  3. Use of heated hairstyling tools makes matters worse with blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons etc.  Chemical processing during winter should be avoided as it depletes the protein in our hair and leaving the remaining hair structure to struggle for moisture which leads to excessive breakage at the least opportunity.
  4. Hat head is another issue we deal with as we are constantly trying to retain heat on our head so we end up stressing our strands of hair under the winter hat.

We at the Natural Hair & Extensions Professionals from World of Braiding & Extensions have been inundated with enquiries on what is best for the winter hair days.

We are proud to give you our 5 top recommended Protective Natural Hairstyles to keep the dry wind out of your hair during the winter months as well as leaving you looking glamorous for the season ahead.

Going from our most popular down….

1                     SINGLE PLAITS WAVY INVISIBLE BRAIDS – Beyonce / Diana Ross inspired.

protective natural wavy invisible braids

protective natural wavy invisible braids

Type of hair extensions:       Can be done with 100% human hair or quality synthetic hair.  We recommend Deeptwist curls from Aftress or Freetress  for synthetic hair as it is tangle free, looks natural and  last longer.

Client’s Hair type:                            Virgin Afro hair, Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair

Benefit:                                                Full volume for fine hair, easy care and styling for virgin afro hair. Preferable especially for winter as you achieve both glamour and natural hair protection from the cold icy weather.

Time to put in:                                   Takes between 7 – 9 hours to do depending on how small the sections are created, how tightly packed the style is created, the extensions type in use and the speed /experience of the stylist.

Wear Duration:                                 Between 8 – 12 weeks depending on individual care and extensions type.

Care:                                                     Cleanse scalp with dry shampoo, distilled witch hazel or wash with mild paraben and sulphate free shampoo. Where possible avoid washing these extensions as they will tangle. Apply braid spray only on scalp preferably Better Braids.  Do not use products on the extensions as it becomes too heavy and gets weighed down. It also looses its bounce and height appeal.  Do not brush only finger comb.

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

 

 

2                     MICRO BRAIDS 100% HUMAN HAIR TREE BRAIDS PLAITS

protective natural Tree Braid Plaits - Kawa Braids

protective natural Tree Braid Plaits – Kawa Braids

Type of hair extensions:               One of the most detailed natural protective hairstyle. Can be done with 100% remy quality human hair.  We recommend Sensationnel gold premier plus 100% Human hair. For human hair, you can style it with flat iron for a smooth look or with curling tongue for a bouncy curl look – Kim Kardashian style. We recommend 18” for the basic length and 3 – 4 packs of hair extensions for a full look.

Client’s Hair type:                            Virgin Afro hair, Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair

Benefit:                                                Full volume for fine hair, easy care and styling for virgin afro hair. Lots of straight hair texture for natural hair clients who want a change of texture without damaging their natural strands. Best for protecting the hair during winter without losing out on glamour.

Time to put in:                                   Takes between 10 – 14 hours to do depending on client’s hair size, density of hair on head, small size sections, speed of the stylist and how many stylist works on the head.

Wear Duration:                                 Between 8 – 12 weeks depending on individual care and extensions type.

Care:                                                     Cleanse scalp with dry shampoo, distilled witch hazel or wash with paraben and sulphate free mild shampoo.  Depending on hair extensions type, dry with low heat dryer. Apply braid spray afterwards for moisturising the scalp – (preference – Better Braids) and leave-in conditioners for conditioning the scalp – preference (Infusium). Style hair with hot tools such as flat irons or curling tongue.

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

 

3                     TREE BRAID WEAVE

protective natural Tree Braid Weave

protective natural Tree Braid Weave

Type of hair extensions:               Can be done with 100% human hair or quality synthetic hair.  We recommend Xpressions as it looks prettier, gives good volume and last longer. The hair extensions can be straight, wavy or curly. For human hair, you can style it to suit your face shape or requirement.

Client’s Hair type:                            Virgin Afro hair, Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair, Caucasian hair.

Benefit:                                                Full volume for fine hair, easy care and styling for virgin afro hair. Good volume straight hair for natural hair clients who want change of texture without damaging their natural strands or compromising on glamour. Best for winter months.

Time to put in:                                   Takes between 3 – 5 hours to do depending on how tightly packed the style is created, the extensions type in use and the speed of the stylist.

Wear Duration:                                 Between 4 – 8 weeks depending on individual care and extensions type.

Care:                                                     Cleanse scalp with dry shampoo, distilled witch hazel or wash with paraben and sulphate free mild shampoo.  Depending on hair extensions type, dry with low heat dryer. Apply braid spray afterwards for moisturising the scalp – (preference – Better Braids) and leave-in conditioners for conditioning the scalp – preference (Infusium).

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

4                     SENEGALESE TWIST

Protective natural Senegalese Twist

Protective natural Senegalese Twist

Type of hair extensions:               Can be done with synthetic hair.  Recommended hair to use include Xpressions, Nina, Outre. It is best to work with straight hair.

Client’s Hair type:                            Long Virgin Afro hair or Relaxed/chemically processed afro hair

Benefit:                                                Easy care and easy styling for virgin afro hair clients.  Easy to take out as well. Do not use on clients with limp hair or very short hair clients as hair will come out quicker than braids. Best for winter months for protecting the natural strands.

Time to put in:                                   Takes between 6-8 hours to do depending on how tightly packed the style is created, the hair extensions type in use and the stylist experience.

Wear Duration:                                 Between 8 – 12 weeks depending on individual care and extensions type.

Care:                                                     Cleanse scalp with dry shampoo, distilled witch hazel or wash with paraben sulphate free mild shampoo.  Depending on hair extensions type, dry with low heat dryer. Apply braid spray afterwards for moisturising the scalp – (preference – Better Braids) and leave-in conditioners for conditioning the scalp – preference (Infusium).

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

5                     LONG JUMBO BOX BRAIDS – Brandy inspired

protective natural Long Jumbo Box braids

protective natural Long Jumbo Box braids

Type of hair extensions:               Can be done with synthetic hair.  Recommended hair to use include Xpressions, Nina, Outre. It is best to work with straight hair.

Client’s Hair type:                            Healthy virgin Afro hair or healthy long relaxed/chemically processed afro hair or Caucasian hair.f

Benefit:                                                Easy care and easy styling for virgin afro hair clients.  Do not use on clients with limp hair or very short hair clients as hair extensions will be too heavy for the natural hair strands. Best for winter months for protecting the natural strands.

Time to put in:                                   Takes between 9-11 hours to do depending on how tightly packed the style is created  and the stylist experience.

Wear Duration:                                 Between 8 – 12 weeks depending on individual care and extensions type.

Care:                                                     Cleanse scalp with dry shampoo, distilled witch hazel or wash with paraben sulphate free mild shampoo.  Allow hair to dry naturally. Apply braid spray afterwards for moisturising the scalp – (preference – Better Braids) and leave-in conditioners for conditioning the scalp – preference (Infusium).

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

Please drop us a line as we will like to hear from you the protective hairstyles you prefer to wear for winter in particular and why you choose the styles.  We welcome all suggestions, advise or comments and if you need our help on any of the styles mentioned above, please feel free to email us.  We are here at your service.

 

World of Braiding offers healthy hair extensions techniques as our client’s hair health is our passion and concern.  We consult with all clients before taking on a service of hair extensions.  We care for your hair and ensure there are no damages. We also train you with the best ways to apply all the different hair extensions techniques.

 If any of the issues mentioned in this article has affected you, or you have an experience you will like to share with us, please feel free to do so.  Also email us if you need our advice on any issues in this article.

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

info@worldobraiding.com

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

 

 

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

About your Trainer

Joy Phido is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Educator, Specialist, & Designer.  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. 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 qualified 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.

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 at World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions a professional skill as well as help stylist understand how to make money while designing glamorous clients.

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 and she is no stranger on the internet writing from her blogs, teaching on Youtube with step-by-step videos to constantly enrich students’ knowledge with over 1.5million views and over 6,000 subscribers.  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 Braiding & Extensions is constantly exhibiting at Hair events, taking part in major projects and designing hair for fashion shows and events. 

WORLD OF BRAIDING AT MISS WEST AFRICA UK 2012

 

 

Styling afro hair at Miss West Africa UK 2012

Styling afro hair at Miss West Africa UK 2012

WORLD OF BRAIDING ATTENDS AND PARTICIPATES AT THE

MISS WEST AFRICA UK 2012 PRESS LAUNCH

 

World of Braiding & Extensions designed the hair of Miss West Africa UK models at the Miss West Africa Beauty Press launch at Paddington  – London (July 7, 2012)

July 7th 2012, World of Braiding & Extensions was honoured to be fully involved with the Miss West Africa UK Beauty Pageant at Paddington – London.

 

We were chosen to design and style the hair of the gorgeous and glamorous beauties at the beauty pageant. An amazing introduction to the world of beauty for West African beauties in the UK. This event was held at the Notting Hill Harbour Club in West London organised by the capable Bridgette Chalu.

Miss West Africa UK is not just a beauty pageant, it is also a charity organisation as they plan on using proceeds from this event to support orphanage homes in West Africa. In this light, as part of our contribution in addition to designing glamorous natural hairstyles on our beauties, World of Braiding is proud to donate the skill of Natural Hair & Extensions training:

  1. 1.   to support mothers and young adults in West Africa to help them gain skills for Business that will help them achieve financial freedom.
  2. 2.   To help them understand how to protect, grow and glamorise their natural hair.

Remember to buy your ticket and contribute to this laudable event in order to support the unique service of beauty and charity coming together.


Please view the photo gallery below:

Miss West Africa UK contestant being interviewed

Miss West Africa UK contestant being interviewed

Miss West Africa UK contestants looking glam

Miss West Africa UK contestants looking glam

Miss West Africa UK contestants looking glam2

Miss West Africa UK contestants looking glam2

Miss West Africa UK contestant being interviewed

Miss West Africa UK contestant being interviewed

Miss West Africa UK contestants showing off their lovely figure

Miss West Africa UK contestants showing off their lovely figure

Miss West Africa UK contestants looking glam

Miss West Africa UK contestants looking glam

Miss West Africa UK contestants looking glam1

Miss West Africa UK contestants looking glam1

Miss West Africa UK contestants showing off their lovely figure

Miss West Africa UK contestants showing off their lovely figure

Miss West Africa UK contestants showing off their lovely figure

Miss West Africa UK contestants showing off their lovely figure

Bridgette Chalu

Bridgette Chalu

Joy Phido styling Miss West Africa UK contestant

Joy Phido styling Miss West Africa UK contestant

Joy Phido styling Miss West Africa UK contestant

Joy Phido styling Miss West Africa UK contestant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT JOY PHIDO & WORLD OF BRAIDING

Joy Phido (SRH)

Natural Hair & Extensions Educator, Specialist & Designer

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Coach/ Adviser, Mentor, Author

BSc Hons – Business Management, NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing,

Diploma – Hair Weaving, Certificates in Natural Hair & Extensions,

Before going into hair business, Joy has had years of  various career experiences with varied organizations including Corporate Nigeria, Lagos city banker, to Corporate England, London city telecomms.

Joy’s mission in hair is to grow, protect and design glamorous natural hair as well as help ordinary women gain financial freedom with the skill of natural hair for business.

Joy is available to glamorise your models, speak at your next event about healthy natural hair, design your hair or train you to gain the skill for business.  Please call to book.

World of Braiding is World’s No 1 PROFESSIONALLY ACCREDITED NATURAL HAIR & EXTENSIONS ACADEMY.

Contact us:

Telephone:                         01702 339 858           , Mobile:                                     07946 439 057

Email: info@worldofbraiding.com

www.worldofbraiding.comwww.worldofbraidingacademy.com

World of Braiding Designs Models at Afro Hair and Beauty Show London

EVENT 

WORLD OF BRAIDING ATTENDS AND PARTICIPATES AT THE AFRO CHIC – FASHION BOUTIQUE EVENT FOR AFRO HAIR & BEAUTY SHOW 2012

 

World of Braiding & Extensions designed the hair of Afro Chic models at the Afro Hair & Beauty show in Business Design Centre Islington – London (June 3 – 4, 2012)

In June 2012, World of Braiding & Extensions was honoured to be fully involved with the Afro Chic – Fashion Boutique at the Afro Hair & Beauty show in London.

 

We were chosen to design and style the gorgeous models at the hair beauty business show. A very important event for Black hair and beauty industry, the Afro Hair & Beauty show brings together the best of Black Hair Beauty in the UK. This event was held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London UK under the auspices of Afro Hair & Beauty Live; Collections from Mark Johnson, Fee Uhssi, Simone Williams and Vivienne Nwosu exhibited at the show along with jewellery and accessories designs from Bootcharms and Tribal Jewellery. Directed by Crystal De Roche and Christelle Kedi, Hair was sponsored by World of Braiding and Make up by Sculpt Beauty while the models were supplied by E-Look Models.

ABOUT JOY PHIDO & WORLD OF BRAIDING

Joy Phido (SRH)

Natural Hair & Extensions Educator, Specialist & Designer

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Coach/ Adviser, Mentor, Author

BSc Hons – Business Management, NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing,

Diploma – Hair Weaving, Certificates in Natural Hair & Extensions,

Before going into hair business, Joy has had years of  various career experiences with varied organizations including Corporate Nigeria, Lagos city banker, to Corporate England, London city telecomms.

Joy’s mission in hair is to grow, protect and design glamorise natural hair as well as help ordinary women gain the skill for business.

Joy is available to glamorise your models or speak at your next event about healthy natural hair.  Please call to book.

World of Braiding is World’s No 1 PROFESSIONALLY ACCREDITED NATURAL HAIR & EXTENSIONS ACADEMY.

Contact us:

Telephone:                         01702 339 858           , Mobile:                         07946 439 057

Email: info@worldofbraiding.com

www.worldofbraiding.comwww.worldofbraidingacademy.com


Please view the photo gallery and video below:

 

Model showing Afro hair glamour9

Model showing Afro hair glamour9

Model having fun at the show

Model having fun at the show

Model showing Afro hair glamour7

Model showing Afro hair glamour7

Model showing Afro hair glamour6

Model showing Afro hair glamour6

Model showing Afro hair glamour5

Model showing Afro hair glamour5

Model showing Afro hair glamour3

Model showing Afro hair glamour3

Model showing Afro hair glamour4
Model showing Afro hair glamour4

Model showing Afro hair glamour2

Model showing Afro hair glamour2

Model showing Afro hair glamour1

Model showing Afro hair glamour1

Backstage styling models

Backstage styling models

Model showing Afro hair glamour

Model showing Afro hair glamour

 

 

 

 

 

IS THE MODERN BLACK RACE AN ANTI-BUSINESS COMMUNITY?

IS THE MODERN BLACK RACE AN ANTI-BUSINESS COMMUNITY? 

This is a topic I have always found interesting.  Too many incidents have brought me to question this issue.

Vietnamese student in training

Vietnamese student in training

Last week, my Vietnamese student came to start her training with us and as is customary of our training, we wanted to find out why she chose our Course and how our training could help her achieve her dreams.  These questions help us understand how we can be supportive to our client’s needs and help them to succeed. We started talking and it transpired she has been experiencing very difficult times with her employees.  She is Vietnamese and generally hair braiding and weaving will not be her strongest skill.  She explained she had set up a hair and beauty shop in a busy location in Portsmouth – UK.  She specialises in nail beauty and to keep business moving, she had employed black girls to take over the hair beauty side of her business – division of labour; outsourcing etc you would say.

Great business plan you would think. Far be from it. This is where our story starts. Prior to Christmas; these Black girls had stopped work for 3 weeks – claiming their children were ill.  Continuously, they have become consistently unreliable.  This is why my student Thao has come to train herself to gain a skill that otherwise she would not have considered in order to take control and avoid losing her business.  This then made me question why Black girls complain about unemployment or lack of business opportunities in the economy.

Someone will say to me that braiding and weaving is a black people’s skill. But with behaviour like this constantly being reported by Salon owners and people from other races we at World of Braiding & Extensions encouraged everyone with an interest in these skills to come and get trained.  This however does not take away the fact that braiding and weaving is a skill that comes natural and is practiced more in the black community.

But why do the black community find it difficult to understand that hair beauty is a business that should be taken seriously? Research has shown that the Black community is an appearance –obsessed culture which spends 6 times more on hair beauty than any other race.  It is estimated that by 2013 the ethnic hair industry will spend $4.2 trillion. www.marketresearch.com. My personal interviews with people in hair industry confirm that black women will rather look after their hair than feed themselves; take up training to invest in themselves or pay their bills.  Yet the Black community is happy to let other races take up a skill that comes natural to their race while they fold their arms and wait for office jobs that do not exist or on the other hand, take up meagre or cleaning jobs instead etc.

This is my personal sentiments.  The Black community knowing that this is a skill they can practise easily have de-valued the skill.

A Black girl in training

A Black girl in training

They choose to work on clients without training and mentally believe that it is a short time position as they wait to go to University or take up low earning jobs.   Black race and African society in particular place too much emphasis on academic education while they show no respect towards vocational trainings.  While I may have nothing against people’s choices, these people turn round and complain about all races for taking up their jobs or businesses.  I find other races such as the Indians, British, Chinese etc races differ from the Black race as they give everyone the opportunity to choose what they are naturally gifted with. They have respect and regard for every skill based jobs.  They encourage anyone who has natural affinity to work with their hands to do what they can do, help the community and create jobs for others invariably enriching their societies.  This is why the African Society in particular is still struggling with the highest level of underdevelopment and unemployment among its people. We will get into the plane to these developed countries in search of a good life rather than grow our own continent or country.

Fact from my 8 years of training people in natural hair business, I have noticed that Black people do not take skills’ training seriously.  Thaos’ experience with her stylists is only but a minor story we have heard in our years of training Salon owners in natural hairstyles.  There are instances where the stylist will chose to sit at home and the salon owner will beg her to please come and earn some money in the shop.  There are instances where they will agree with you to book in a client then simply not show up for the job.  There are instances where when they work freelance, they book a client and do not show up to offer the service.  There are instances where salon owners get so frustrated and simply close their shop due to lack of stylist.  This is also not counting when they give the clients their private numbers to come to their home instead as they will be cheaper than the shop thereby giving unprofessional service. My personal experience is that students from other races go out and succeed quicker using the same training and information given to them.  Is this lack of seriousness based on family and friends influences or just a lack lustre attitude in us? Is this something we can look at and solve at some time in our life?

This is my question – What is the logical reason why the black community is anti-business?  Is it due to years of mental brainwashing through years of slavery to imagine that any skill not taught in the classroom is wrong? Is it through years of looking up to our neighbours who have all been to the best Universities and work in a fancy office that makes us think we should all be like them? Is it that feeling of being laughed at by your friends if they find out we do not work in an office that causes our lukewarm attitude to skills and business?

This question has got me searching and re-searching.  I come from an African country where there is untold stock of natural resources yet my country imports everything.  We don’t think it is our duty to use our skill to create anything.  We happily see everything from other countries as superior to ours. While we may conveniently blame slave trade for our problems and the continuous brainwashing from other races and bad corrupt governments etc, I know from my research about our ancestors that there existed entrepreneurship in the Black community even in the midst of slave trade  – Madam C J Walker, Madam Anie Malone, Johnson & Johnson Products (which held 80% of the ethnic hair market in the 60s and was the first Black owned company to trade on the American Stock Exchange).

Take for instance Madam C J Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) who is one of my heroines. She was the pioneer of modern cosmetics industry.  She was one of 6 children born to a former slave family in the height of discrimination and racism.  Was orphaned at the age of 7 and was raised by her elder sister. She ran away from her abusive brother-in-law, got married at the young age of 14 and was widowed at the age 20. Left with a daughter, she struggled as a washerwoman. She had no formal education but driven by her own struggles with hair loss in the 1890s, Madam C. J. Walker began experimenting with different hair care treatments and products.  When the average Black woman made less than $10 a week, Walker built herself a $250,000 thirty four room mansion, owned four automobiles, and two other homes. She was a frequent donator to various charities and also erected a community center for Black residents in Indianapolis. At the time of her death, Madam C. J. Walker was sole owner of her business, which was valued at more than $1 million. Her personal fortune was around $600,000 to $700,000.  My favourite lines from her are “I got my start by giving myself a start. Don’t sit down and wait for opportunities to come, you have to get up and make them”

If there are any lessons to be learnt from this great woman who was later commemorated with a stamp in 1998 by the American government is that you do not use your situation as excuses rather use it as a reason to change your life.

According to Booker T Washington – founder of NNBL in 1900, “if we do not do our duty now in laying the proper foundation for economic and commercial growth, our children and our children’s children will suffer because of our inactivity or shortness of vision.” “No race that has anything to contribute to the markets of the world is long in any degree ostracised.”

It is time the Black man and woman help themselves and get on the ladder of entrepreneurship as was practised in the past?  Be assured that you will never get rich working for anyone.  You will leave your unborn generations into beggars if nothing is done about this. The time is now to start creating the best foundation for your children and to leave them as owners of businesses by the time they grow old. Get training and make your business a professional one so you can attract clients and grow.  In the process of doing this, you will help your community and your race.

If you have had any experience with anything written in this blog, will like to share your experiences, make your contribution or need help in any of the issues raised, we will like to hear from you.

FEATURES OF BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

taking control of your business

taking control of your business

What is a business?   A business also known as enterprise is an organisation that sells goods or services and sometimes both to people for a profit.  I personally think you have a business when you have something that people are happy to pay you to have.  Businesses are sometimes run not-for-profit.   Some businesses are privately owned aimed at earning wealth for their owners.  They are also sometimes owned by the State or a group of individuals or a community.  Entrepreneurs take risk and most times fail, sometimes they fail more than they succeed.  They don’t however lose heart over failure as they stand up and do again.  Entrepreneurs take failures as just lessons on the way to greater success.  People go into business most times because they have decided to do something more with their life than just continuing as a wage slave.

Are there Different Types of Legal Business Ownership?  Yes.  They include:

  • Sole proprietorship:  Business owned by one person and usually for-profit. The owner can run the business alone or can employ others to help him.  The owner has unlimited liability to debts incurred by the business.
  • Partnership:  Business owned by two or more people usually for profit. In most forms of partnerships, each partner has unlimited liability for the debts incurred by the business.
  • Corporation: Business that has a separate right as a legal personality different from its owners.  Corporations can be privately-owned or government-owned; can be for-profit or not-for-profit.
  • Cooperative: Also known as a “co-op” is a limited liability business that can organize for-profit or not-for-profit. A cooperative differs from a for-profit corporation in that it has members, as opposed to shareholders, who share decision-making authority.

 Who can own a Business? Individuals, groups of individuals, Governments, Communities etc.

What are the reasons for starting your business?

  • Freedom – To be able to do your desires. To right a wrong in the society or to fill a gap.
  • Control – To be in charge of your own destiny.
  • Work & life balance – You are able to balance work commitments around your chosen lifestyle
  • To earn a good pay and create wealth
  • To pursue your dream or passion.
  • To create self-employment income after losing your job.
  • To create a second source of income.
  • To diversify a risk of losing your job or to avoid losing your job.
  • To create a family business and protect a future for your children.
  • To become a stay at home mom and still earn extra income.
  • To develop a business as an investment you can sell one day.
  • To develop a retirement asset etc, etc.

What are the Benefits of running your own Business?

  • Vision You want to leave your mark on the world and change something. Running your own business helps you to achieve this.
  • Choice – There are no policies that dictate what you can do.  The choice is now yours. Your business reflects your personal taste and style.
  • Ambition – Your ambition is only limited by your ability to grow your business. You can grow big or decide to stay small.
  • Safety net – There are lots of insurance products out there that can provide you with a financial safety net. Long term sickness or your sudden death need not mean poverty for your family.
  • Work at home – It’s likely you’ll start a new business from home. That means you can get up at a time that suits you.
  • You choose your team As you’re the boss, you get to hire the people you want and not be stuck with who the boss hires to work with you.
  • Long holidays – Providing you can organise your business to allow it, you can take as much time off as you want, whenever you want.
  • Flexible – You can adapt quickly to new opportunity. You no longer have to feed ideas up the line for other’s to make the decision.

What are the skills required to run a successful Business?  If you are willing to build a business and make a success of it, instead of just a hobby, then there are skills you should either have or learn to make them part of your entrepreneurial priority:  Just like a footballer practices every day to be good at what he does, an athlete, a boxer etc, a business owner has to learn to be good at making a success of his business.   “I wanted to be an editor or journalist. I wasn’t really interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to be an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson.  These are some of the skills you have to learn:

 

Take control with good image

Take control with good image

Personality traits & skills – be ready with the right mindset, have great personal traits – talents, character, attitude, passion & energy, dedication, hard work, integrity, drive & persistence, values & believe, optimism,  resilience, ability to work under pressure & uncertainty, ability to think on your feet, self-belief, willingness to take responsibility etc, etc.

Interpersonal Skills – Management, Leadership, Communication & listening, Negotiation & persuasion, Ethics, People Management & HR, Continuous Professional Development – willingness to constantly invest in yourself in order to stay current etc, etc.

Business skills – Skills of your trade, Planning,  Sales and Customer Relationships, Marketing Skills, Finance and Accounting Skills, Organizing, Inventory,   Create your unique selling point, Stay on top of technology, Project a professional positive image, Be accessible, Design a successful workspace , Research & Development etc, etc.

These are only but a few but they get you started on the right part and you learn as you carry on.

As part of continued business success and growth, you must continuously innovate. The continuous developments of new and better

getting rich in business

getting rich in business

ways of doing things are keys to help you grow.  There are no in between places, no middle ground. You must always be innovating and improving. Whether it is in your product or service that is delivered to your customer, or whether it is in how you do business, it is vital. When you stop innovating, you start dying, it’s that simple.

 

What are the statistics on failure rates in Business?  Statistics suggest that most business in America will fail in their first 2 years of existence.  According to the SBA, about two-thirds, or 66% last past the first two years, leaving only a third of businesses that fail within these two years. Extended to four years, the number of surviving businesses decreases to only 44%, meaning that about 56% of businesses fail at the five-year mark.  Primarily, businesses have a difficult time making a profit for their first years of business.  Almost all businesses experience a loss when first beginning and it is often several years before they can show a profit. New investors may not be willing to deal with these losses, and the business may not have enough capital to weather these first trial years.

What are the reasons for Business failure:  Lack of experience, Insufficient capital, poor location, poor inventory management, over-investment in fixed assets, poor credit arrangement, personal use of business funds, unexpected growth, competition, poor marketing, poor business planning, poor management, poor human resources, failure to embrace technology and development, government legislation, lack of clear objectives, owners may not have the passion or persistence to keep running the business efficiently and learn from their mistakes

If we avoid getting into Business, what options do we have:  Here are some amazing words of inspiration from great business men and women past and present:

 “Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J. K. Rowling

 “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.” – Madame C. J. Walker

The greatest failure is not to try. Had I listened to all the people during the course of my life who said, “You can’t. You’ll fail. It won’t work. You don’t have…,” I wouldn’t be here today.” – Debbi Fields 

When my company started really growing, I didn’t have any help in my house at all. I had the upkeep of my daily life, I had a one year old and a three year old, and I had my house. So I had to prioritize.” – Julie Aigner Clark

It was a risk. I had a husband and I was pregnant with my oldest son. But I don’t look at risk the way other people do. When you’re an entrepreneur, you have to go in feeling like you’re going to be successful.” – Lilian Vernon  

I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” – Martha Stewart

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

There is no such thing as high returns without risk.” – Gerry Schwartz

You must be very patient, very persistent. The world isn’t going to shower gold coins on you just because you have a good idea. You’re going to have to work like crazy to bring that idea to the attention of people. They’re not going to buy it unless they know about it.” – Herb Kelleher

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” – Jim Rohn

When my company started really growing, I didn’t have any help in my house at all. I had the upkeep of my daily life, I had a one year old and a three year old, and I had my house. So I had to prioritize.” – Julie Aigner Clark

“Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That’s always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.” – Richard Branson

 

In addition to Skills in Natural Hair, Weaves & Extensions, World of Braiding offers Business Trainings to Micro Businesses in order to help you grow.  Contact us if you want to be part of our training.

 

 

Joy Phido

Joy Phido

ABOUT JOY PHIDO

Joy Phido (SRH) is the CEO of World of Braiding & Extensions Ltd.  Joy is a Natural Hair Specialist, Designer, Consultant, Educator and Coach.

Joy has a BSc. Degree in Business Administration, Qualified Cosmetologist, various other trainings in Legal Secretary, NLP Practitioner, Natural Hair & Extensions, State Registered Hairdresser (SRH).

Before going into hair business, Joy has had years of  various career experiences with varied organizations including Corporate Nigeria, Lagos city banking career, to Corporate England, London city telecomms career.  Joy’s mission is to help career women look good by designing on them Professional Natural Hair & Extensions image as well as help ordinary women succeed in micro businesses with natural hair & extensions training & coaching.

World of Braiding is World’s No 1 PROFESSIONALLY ACCREDITED NATURAL HAIR & EXTENSIONS ACADEMY.

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