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CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLES BY JOY PHIDO

CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLES BY JOY PHIDO AT WORLD OF BRAIDING & EXTENSIONS

Working with clients since 2002, Joy Phido has been there and done that with hairstyling and designing. As the Chief Executive Officer and founder of World of Braiding & Extensions, she has helped millions of people across the world with the skill of Natural Hair Care, Braiding, Weaving and adding Extensions to hair. With a youtube viewership of 14.5million people and nearly 100,000 subscribers, Joy Phido is doing something right.

In addition to training people with skills she also shares other knowledge such as of personal development which she acquired from taking training in NLP, health care for optimum life and designing African fashion.

One area where Joy Phido also excels in without making a force about her skills is her designer hairstyles which she offers only to the people who appreciate their image and are willing to spend good money to have it. Some of the clients that have sat on her esteemed chair range from celebrities such as Rita Ora, Kanu Nwankwo and various beauty pageant events to name a few. Here are some of the images for your viewing and inspirational pleasure.

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Rita's braided hair on x-factor

Rita’s braided hair on X-factor

 

 

 

 

 

 

More images of the red carpet event on the X-factor with Joy’s well known stamp of perfectly manicured braids.

 

At the big weekend in Glasgow 2014, Joy also came to give her trademarked braids to support the glamorous Rita Ora with one of the well noticed braided look.

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Rita at BBC Big weekend Glasgow

Rita at BBC Big weekend Glasgow

Rita at BBC Big weekend Glasgow

Rita at BBC Big weekend Glasgow

Working with braids in particular is one of Joy’s favourite skills only in addition to natural hair care and adding various types of hair extensions as is the case with most of her clients including Stephanie who was one of the participants at the Miss England Beauty pageant 2013.

Joy can be reached at her Essex Salon and Academy in Southend on Sea where she can work with you to achieve whatever natural hair care designs or extensions that you may require for whatever the occasions.

 

Working with various high end clients is Joy’s specialism as she offers only the best service in hair extensions, braids and weaves.

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Joy styling Miss England 2013 contestant

Joy styling Miss England 2013 contestant

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Stephanie Contestant Miss England 2013

Stephanie Contestant Miss England 2013

 

To contact us:

Tel: 01702 339 858

Email: info@worldofbraiding.com

Other contacts include:

facebook – joyphido, worldofbraidingandextensions

Twitter: @joyphido, @worldofbraiding

Instagram: joyphido,

worldofobraiding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joy can be seen in her salon working with clients or in training with her students from across the world.

Hair Service at World of Braiding

Hair Service at World of Braiding

Training at World of Braiding

Training at World of Braiding

Stop wasting your life with excuses.

STOP WASTING YOUR LIFE WITH EXCUSES

Are you wasting your life to excuses? This may be true in most cases.

unemployment

unemployment

Do you find you are unemployed and unable to carry on? Are you tired of being unemployed and want to create your own job. Do you find that whenever you want to make a change you find yourself seeking excuses to stop your effort?

Do you find you want to buy or have something and discover you have not got the money to buy it? All you need is to take action to change your life. What could be responsible for your lack of action?  Idling away precious time in life is not the best way to live a successful life.  Time is money some would say and life is too short others will say. Some people however prefer to blame other people for their lack of action that will bring change to their life.  After spending years teaching women skills that help them to set up businesses to change their lives, Joy Phido has experienced unemployment and now in a position to help people review some of the age old excuses that stop progress. Here are some of the excuses people use and the different suggestions Joy offers to solve them.

unemployment

unemployment

1. CHILDREN.  Lots of people tend to hold their children responsible for their inability to progress their life. This is mostly among women. “I have 4 children and they have never stopped my progress in life. In fact I used my children as a motivation to go out and start my business” according to Joy. Avoid dropping to this level of using your children as the excuse for your lack of progress in life. For women with young under-age school going children; for the time your children are in School, you can offer to take on volunteering roles at various charity organisations and gain experience with such jobs and thereafter gain part time employment that will help you into work. On the other hand, you can join Council Adult Education trainings to gain skills, or you can take on private training to gain skills and start working from home. These are various options that can get your life back on track. Your children should not be an excuse to put your life on hold rather a catalyst to move your life farther in life.

2. HUSBAND. My husband does not understand my business idea or support my business idea. “I have a husband and this was my situation years back when I started.” says Joy. I had to follow my dream and carried on with the vision I had in my head. Your husband is not in your head and so does not understand what you are thinking or how the plans you have will work out. You have to follow your dreams and push on till he starts to see what you are talking about. In the end when the idea becomes successful, your husband will be proud of you but if you drop your idea to please him, you will live in constant regret as your dream will never be fulfilled.

3. PARENTS. My parents want to stop my progress. Remember you were born alone into the world and apart from the basic upbringing and education, your parents will not live your life. They do not know what skills you have and what your talent is. You need to stand up for yourself and show your parents that you know what you want in life and seek knowledge in that field. When you get good at what you want, your parents will be proud of you.

4. Race or being Black. Most black people like to hide under the black race as a trumpcard to stop their growth. My solution is you have 2 hands and you have a community. Start selling to your community. You do not have to chase people who do not appreciate you and what you represent. What affects most businesses is knowing who to sell to. If your business is not appreciated by all, target and narrow your market to people who would respect and love what you have to offer. We all have a potential for growth. Do not waste yours.  “When I started my business in hair braiding and extensions, my market was mostly black and today everyone appreciates my skill. I started from somewhere first.” says Joy

Getting rich in business

Getting rich in business

5. MONEY. This is number one excuse for most people. “I would have started my business but I don’t have money.” No one has money to spare. You have to make the money.  Start with the little money you have and show a passion for what you want. You can offer your time free for volunteering to help out with people who do what you do. Gain knowledge and skills to grow in that industry.  Save little money every month, cut out unnecessary expenses and save your money towards what you want.

Other excuses include being too fat, too skinny, too young, unemployed, disable etc etc.

SOLUTION.  Gain a skill in your hands and you can start by working from home while gradually

World of Braiding Home Training programme

World of Braiding Home Training programme

growing your experience and confidence. This is what we offer our students at World of Braiding & Extensions Academy. With over 10 million views on our youtube channel and over 80,000 subscribers, we are a force to reckon with while aiming to share knowledge and skill to the world. Join our team and change your  life for the better.

 

All these excuses should not stop you from living the life of your dreams.  All you need is to stay focused and work towards what you want to be.

Remember life is too short to waste.

 

For more information on personal development or to gain skills with braiding, weaving and extensions, contact us:

info@worldofbraiding.com, joyworldofbraiding@gmail.com

 

About Joy

Joy is a qualified and certified NLP practioner whose wealth of experience continues to motivate and inspire her students all over the world for growth in business and personal life.

In addition to other learning, Joy continues to educate herself in the field of Personal Development from great authors and world leaders such as Earl Nightingale, Jim Rohn, Dale Carnegie, Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Christopher Howard etc.

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 Care Designs and Extensions Educator.  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.

Business Enterprise of Natural Hair and Extensions

Black women run salons and various businesses but still struggle to make ends meet.   What is missing in the equation?  We already have the passion and the skill to care for and design natural hairstyles. Can we turn these into a great thriving business that is attractive, glamorous and welcoming to our next generation? How do we find out.

Award winning International Educator Joy Phido

Award winning International Educator Joy Phido

For more on this not to be missed  workshop; join Award winning International Natural Hair Educator, Celebrity Natural Hair designer, Master Natural Hair carer & Extensions Educator, Business Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker – Joy Phido Bsc (Hons) SRH to share her wealth of knowledge information & skills with you. 

business enterpreneurs

business enterpreneurs

  • Understand the $4.2 trillion Hair Care industry.
  • Find out how to start and Grow your Hair Care Business.
  • Create a Marketing Plan to grow your business.
  • Branding your hair business
  • Increase your hair business in 2015 with the secrets of Social Media.
  • Interact with other people in your industry to share ideas, life experiences, case studies etc – the excitement and the woes of dealing with clients.
  • Let’s connect with Hair when you take this chance to be among the first group to become a member of Joy Phido’s Hair Business Coaching Programme and gain over 20 years of business expertise and support to help you grow & many more.

DATE:   Friday 5th December 2014

TIME:   10am – 4pm (please keep to time)

PRICE: FREE (for first 50 attendees thereafter £9.99)

Meet and connect with Sleek – one of our Hair Extensions Suppliers.

Meet DeVine Rootz one of our alumni who has grown to create her own Hair products line & many more

This is an event not to be missed.  

To be part of this event, email us with your detail.

Name, Contact number and City where you operate. We look forward to meeting with you.

info@worldofbraiding.com

 

About Joy Phido

Joy Phido and her 4 children

Joy Phido and her 4 children

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

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

She has been braiding since the age of 5 and teaching natural hairstyles – Hair Braiding, Weaves & Extensions since 2003. Prior to setting up World of Braiding & Extensions, Joy has had various career experiences with varied organizations and in various continents;  Currently teaching the world from the internet as a Youtuber with over 8millions views and counting Joy brings on a wealth of knowledge ranging from being a mother in Business, a wife, a business owner who started from Africa and now runs her business in the West etc. You have a lot to gain from this wonderful, full of energy and ready to share knowledge woman.

Some testimonial about Joy.

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

 

01702 339 858

07946 439 057

http://www.worldofbraiding.com. 

 

WRONG HAIR EXTENSIONS AND HAIR CHOPS

WRONG HAIR EXTENSIONS AND  HAIR CHOPS – TERRIBLE COMBINATIONS

While our mission in this industry is to train students across the world on the best practices that help with natural healthy hair services in order to grow our client’s hair and avoid damage, we are still appalled at the experiences some clients continue to receive from unqualified salons and stylist.

Take for instance these two clients we had to attend to recently.

This client, received her service from a well known salon in the City I practice in – had been to this salon to get a Keratin Blow dry service.

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Wrong keratin blow dry

20140115_145248 20140115_145318This treatment did not only blow dry her hair but completely ruined and damaged her hair by turning some parts frizzy while what she wanted was a bone straight hair. The service destroyed her hair by cutting it into patchy parts and there was no other way she could restore her hair back. While this was bad enough, the Salon offered to give her treatments and ended up giving her what they called “egg and oil treatment”. This made the hair worse off. In the end they claimed to give her a track extensions service which became one of the worst attempt at track extensions I have ever seen.

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embarassing hair extensions

embarassing hair extensions

My question is why can’t some people get over their pride and educate or empower themselves with skills they need in order to support their client’s needs? People should be willing to invest in skills that will earn them money.  The Courses that equip you with skills are available every where but most people will rather sit at home and watch youtube to gain skills that they end up charging money for. This is ridiculous and it ends up damaging the reputation of the industry. The example above did not come cheap. This client paid £70 to get her hair ruined and equally kept paying for the subsequent services which did not help give her the image she requested from this Salon.

The second example is this other lady. She paid good money and went into another Salon to get a hair cut. Lo and behold she did get more than she bargained for – it was more like a HAIR CHOP.

Meaningless hair chop

Meaningless hair chop

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Now this to me is beyond understanding. She may have been given a junior stylist who is learning to cut hair but in my training, I will rather my students make mistakes with a mannequin than a paying client who will be traumatised with a wrong experience.  After chopping this client’s hair off, she was left with no other choice but to come to me for hair extensions service.  In the end, she paid money to get her hair chopped off and now has to pay money to get hair extensions service. This is what they call double jeopardy.

Please get into this industry with the best of intentions. Be a source of support to your clients than a source of pain and trauma. Be a Hair Care Practitioner where your Code of Conduct will be caring for your client’s hair and not damaging your client’s hair.

Have you had similar experiences as above with your hairdresser or stylist or as a Stylist, have you had difficult clients who expect more than you can offer? We will be happy to hear from you.

About Joy Phido

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy Phido is a qualified licensed hairdresser /cosmetologist.  She is an internationally established Master Extensions and Natural Hair Educator and Practitioner.  As the Artistic, Creative Master Director at World of Braiding Joy is inspiring women and younger generations to embrace not only natural hairstyles but to get into the Business in order to create wealth for themselves in the hair industry.  Joy is a mother with 4 children and has first-hand experience on how difficult it is to work and run a family especially in the Western world.  After working in corporate Nigeria as a banker and corporate England in telecoms, Joy tried her hands on buy and sell businesses which failed. She eventually realized that to succeed in business; you need to have a skill in your hands first. In addition to her natural passion and skill in hair designing, Joy took series of professional training from across different continents and now has the mission to give students real skill of running a hair Business. As a way of sharing her knowledge and encouraging other women in business, Joy has been active in conducting seminars, workshops, events etc across various continents.  She can be seen on Youtube sharing her knowledge and skill with over 5million views and over 50,000 subscribers. She has written e-books and produces DVDs for sale to help her clients understand the industry better.  This is why World of Braiding has become a success and it is this passion of owning your own skill that motivates Joy in helping people who come to World of Braiding & Extensions for training.

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

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

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

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

LETS TALK BUSINESS NATURAL HAIR PROFESSIONALS LUNCH MEETUP

LET’S TALK BUSINESS – NATURAL HAIR PROFESSIONALS LUNCH MEETUP

WORLD OF BRAIDING & EXTENSIONS ALUMNI NETWORKING & BUSINESS MEETUP – WANBU

Have you trained with us? Is your business growing as you hoped? Would you like to add more to what you know? Do you want to meet with others like you and bounce ideas to support your business? Do you want to learn from others?

networking events

networking events

networking events

Networking events

Then you are invited to this event.  

Because you have trained with us; we want the absolute best for you. 

Content:

  • Find out how to Grow your Business with a 90 Days Marketing Plan.
  • Increase your hair business in 2014 when you know the secrets to Social Media.
  • Interact with other people in your industry to share ideas, life experiences, case studies etc – the excitement and the woes of dealing with clients.
  • Take this chance to be among the first group to become a member of Joy Phido’s Hair Business Coaching Programme and gain over 20 years of business expertise and support to help you grow & many more.

DATE:   Friday 23rd May 2014

TIME:   11am – 4pm (please keep to time or you will miss out on the buffet)

PRICE: £20.00 (copy & paste or click on the link below to pay by paypal)

http://hairextensionsandbeauty.com/braiding_payment.php?v1=TWpB&v2=UVd4MWJXNXBJRTVsZEhkdmNtdHBibWNnVEhWdVkyZw&v3=UjBKUQ

VENUE:  Natural Hair & Extensions Professionals

37 Alexandra Street. Southend On Sea,

SS1 1BW

 

  • There will be a lovely lunch & drinks with Chinese buffet to eat as much as you like while we talk business.

 

east Malaysian Restaurant in Southend

east Malaysian Restaurant in Southend

           http://www.east-restaurants.co.uk/

           Register now as places are limited on first come first served basis.

 

***Dress code: Smart professional dressing preferably Black & Red or Black & White suits. 

World of Braiding Team

World of Braiding Team


Do not miss this new year networking event:  It is an opportunity to set an agenda to grow your business dreams in 2014!! 

**Come with pen & paper.

 

***CALL NOW TO MAKE YOUR PAYMENT & BOOK YOUR PLACE.***

 

Tel: 01702 339 858,  07946 439 057

email: info@worldofbraiding.com

WORLD OF BRAIDING AND EXTENSIONS 2014 FORTHCOMING EVENTS

WORLD OF BRAIDING AND EXTENSIONS 2014 FORTHCOMING EVENTS

FORTHCOMING 2014 WORKSHOPS / EVENTS – JAN – JULY)

CONTACT US ON 01702 339858   OR email info@worldofbraiding.com for booking.

 

All prices exclude materials /training kit.  A list of kit will be given when requested.

WORKSHOP DATE TIME COST £ VENUE
New Year Networking Lunch – (Buffet & Drinks)  21st February    11am-5pm  19.99 37 Alexandra Street 
 Natural Hair & Extensions Business Masterclass  7th March  10am-5pm  99.99 37 Alexandra Street 
Full Weave Closure Masterclass 28th – 1st April, (5 days)  10am-5pm  700 37 Alexandra Street
Internet Marketing for Hair Beauty Business – meet your clients online  18th April  10am-4pm  49.99 37 Alexandra Street 

 

Cornrow Workshop  25th April  10am-5pm  199.99 37 Alexandra Street
Introduction to Braiding Workshop  2nd May –6th

May  (5 days)

 10am-5pm  500 37 Alexandra Street
Lacefront Wig Workshop  23rd – 24th May  10am-5pm  249.99 37 Alexandra Street
A Glamorous Evening of Networking for Natural Hair Practitioners. Know tips of how to grow your business  6th  June  5pm – 9pm  19.99  37 Alexandra Street
Track Weave Workshop  20th – 23rd  June

(4 Days)

 10am-5pm  599.99 37 Alexandra Street
Single PlaitsWorkshop 27th June 10am-5pm 199.99  37 Alexandra Street
Prosper with Hair Business Conference Series.Skills  Demonstration, Education and Information Workshops  4th July  10am-5pm  FREE  St. Marks Beckton

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ABOUT WORLD OF BRAIDING & EXTENSIONS

World of Braiding is World’s No 1 PROFESSIONALLY ACCREDITED NATURAL HAIR & EXTENSIONS ACADEMY WITH OVER 8 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN NATURAL HAIR & EXTENSIONS.

About your Trainer – JOY PHIDO (SRH)

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

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 become someone’s staff and run a family especially in the Western world.  In addition to this, Joy has tried so many retail businesses which failed and eventually realized that to succeed in business; you need real skills in your hands first. This is the basis of Joy’s mission in training students in hair – to give women the real skill of running a 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, various certificates in natural hair, weaves and extensions in addition to 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 taught with Newham Council London – Adult Education Department (Newceys) for 5 years teaching 4 different centres with classes as big as 30 students in some classes.

As the Chief Executive 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 turn the skill into a business making money while designing  glamorous hair on clients.

Joy’s passion for natural hair is also comes from the fact that she experienced hair damage with chemical relaxers which made her start wearing natural hairstyles thereafter.  Joy can be seen as an evangelist for natural hairstyles where she and her children wear natural hair 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.

CAUCASIAN HAIR EXTENSIONS GONE WRONG

CAUCASIAN HAIR EXTENSIONS GONE WRONG

HOW NOT TO WEAR OR INSTALL HAIR EXTENSIONS

On this day I had one of my shocking experiences of working with the most damaging glue extensions on Caucasian hair.

My usual day starts and I was in training with students, then the office phone rings at about 11am so I answered.  An extremely traumatised young teenager is on the other end of the phone.  “Can you please help me take out my hair extensions?”  “Of course we can take out hair extensions” I answered back. “What type of extensions is it?” I asked her. She then confirmed that it was glue extensions. So I took it for granted that a glue extensions is normal and can be taken out easily as I teach it and have dealt with all types in my experience of working with extensions.  Afterall, I am an expert here so it will be easy and I gave her an evening appointment as I would be done with training by then.

Copydex in hair extensions

Copydex in hair extensions

About 12 midday, a young 16 year old walks into the Centre and introduced herself.  She said she was on break from school so wondered if we could take it out at that time.  It turned out she had tried everything possible and nothing was shifting this extensions with the glue in it.

 

My Students in training had settled down with their training, so I thought I could get on with it and save myself working late hours.  I then asked her to sit down and we started.

Wow! What a shock and horror when I found out the type of glue extensions I was dealing with. I had never dealt with anything like it in my over 10 years of working with Caucasian hair extensions.  The young girl’s hair had matted and tangled in a ball of mess where the glue had pulled her hair strands together.  I was in such shock it took me some minutes to decide what to do to help.  I had nightmares of not being able to help this young client and asking her to cut her hair.  I recollected my thoughts and got on with it using all the various glue remover products I knew.

I asked my students to have a look and tell me how they could have dealt with similar instance.  Luckily one of the students in training was Caucasian and owned a salon too. She then confirmed to me the type of glue that was used in this extensions.  She had experienced it in her salon hence she has come to train in the right ways of adding extensions.  The type of glue used is called COPYDEX which has nothing to do with hair but lots of rogue hairdressers are cutting corners, watching youtube, applying this glue on young people’s head, charging a lot of money for it and causing so much damage to these ignorant teenagers who simply want long hair.

It took nearly 3 hours to take out this extensions completely; the young girl was visibly traumatised and could not obviously go

Copydex in hair extensions

Copydex in hair extensions

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In the end, her hair was saved, thanks to the fact that I am extremely experienced with hair and love it so much to avoid damage where necessary.  I had to give her lots of healthy hair products to help her treat her stressed hair, gave her lots of advice on types of extensions to avoid and the ones that are healthy.

If you wear extensions, please do not wear this type of hair extensions and if you offer the service, please do not offer this to anyone. It is purely inhumane and I will advise clients to sue you for the trauma and stress they go through in experiencing this nightmare.

TIPS TO CHOOSING A HAIR EXTENSIONS STYLIST AND TYPE

  • Do not wear a type because you know someone who is wearing it.
  • Seek good consultation with your stylist and ask a lot of questions on how it will affect your hair.
  • Find out how the extensions will be taken out as it is not just about the beauty of the hair but how healthy and how it will come out too.
  • Find out how it can be maintained and cared for – what are the processes, can you take care of it or do you need frequent appointments etc.
  • Ask your stylist to show you images of work they have done in the past and confirm if this is okay for your hair type.
  • Confirm if your stylist will take it out and have an idea of how much it will cost to take it out.
Caucasian Track Extensions

Caucasian Track Extensions

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We will like to hear your experiences with hair extensions services. If you have been affected by anything in this article, please feel free to contact us and we can chat with you to help.

 

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About Joy Phido

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

Joy Phido is a qualified licensed hairdresser /cosmetologist.  She is an internationally established Master Extensions and Natural Hair Educator and Practitioner.  As the Artistic, Creative Master Director at World of Braiding Joy is inspiring women and younger generations to embrace not only natural hairstyles but to get into the Business in order to create wealth for themselves in the hair industry.  Joy is a mother with 4 children and has first-hand experience on how difficult it is to work and run a family especially in the Western world.  After working in corporate Nigeria as a banker and corporate England in telecoms, Joy tried her hands on buy and sell businesses which failed. She eventually realized that to succeed in business; you need to have a skill in your hands first. In addition to her natural passion and skill in hair designing, Joy took series of professional training from across different continents and now has the mission to give students real skill of running a hair Business. As a way of sharing her knowledge and encouraging other women in business, Joy has been active in conducting seminars, workshops, events etc across various continents.  She can be seen on Youtube sharing her knowledge and skill with over 5million views and over 50,000 subscribers. She has written e-books and produces DVDs for sale to help her clients understand the industry better.  This is why World of Braiding has become a success and it is this passion of owning your own skill that motivates Joy in helping people who come to World of Braiding & Extensions for training.

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

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

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

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

 

HOW TO SURVIVE RUNNING A MINORITY BUSINESS

HOW TO SURVIVE RUNNING A MINORITY BUSINESS IN THE WESTERN WORLD

MY TOP 7 SURVIVAL TIPS TO RUNNING A MINORITY BUSINESS IN THE WESTERN WORLD

I write when something striking comes to my spirit and experience. This thought explains to me that there are people out there experiencing similar things and are therefore looking for someone to support them.  My spirit then inspires me to either get into the studio and shoot a video on get on the computer and write about the experience. When I come out with the writings or video, I feel better because I know I would have helped someone to deal with the issue or at least know that someone out there has an idea of what they are experiencing and so they are not alone in their predicament.

This is how the topic for this article happened. Recent activities and events I have experienced is making realise how difficult it is to run a minority business in the Western world. It is a struggle to survive as a minority business in the Western Countries as people are being made to feel inadequate or inferior.  This is the issue I address in this article.

Survival in the Western World is not one of the easiest tasks in the world. Yet way back in most developing countries, the assumption is that people who live in the Western world have a very easy life. It is assumed that everyone is making lots of money and having lots of fun like the celebrities in the Hollywood blockbuster movies. As one of my friends puts it – when her family members call her from Nigeria, they tell her to send them lots of money and presents because they want to look like Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Rihana, Julia Roberts etc but she tells them, “These people are not real. I don’t live anywhere next to them and I only see them in the movies just like you do.”  Another friend of mine says she tells her family when they call her on the phone, “Hold on because I will go and pluck the money from the money tree in the garden” and many more stories.

All of the above scenarios come to play because the mainstream Western media creates the most glamorous image and impressions of wealth with civilized and fair society.  However, reality of this lifestyle is far from this truth.  It may be civilized but the bigger problems that people face are far exhausting than the benefits of civilization – issues such as racism, unfairness, bigotry etc rear their ugly heads at people when living in the West.  Some people may pretend to you that these issues don’t exist but nothing much has changed since the slave times. The names used may have changed but they continue to hide in the society – in Schools, Work place, Local Councils, Banks, Shops and worst of all when you start to run a Business.  I should know about these as I have experienced all these situations. The most important to me at the moment is when ethnic minorities try to run a business in the western society and the tons of mountains they have to climb or overcome before they can make sense of their business.  This is difficult but how to do you cope through this system to survive when you have an idea that you feel strongly about and want to turn into a business?

Here are my top 7 survival tips to running a minority Business in the Western World. 

1                   BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: 

Believe

Believe

You have to start by believing in yourself and your idea. Ask yourself a lot of questions and answer them genuinely.  What do you want to offer people? Do you really see a market for it? Who are your clients? Will you be helping people out with the service you want to offer? How will this help etc etc. Focus on what is right. My experience with World of Braiding & Extensions is a case in point. I remember when I was starting and being told by people that I was not going to create any impact in the society as there were Hairdressing Colleges everywhere.  The answer I had for such a person was – “Not everyone who is a hairdresser can braid hair. Not all hair braiders are professionals.  So there is a market for training people and offering professional service of helping people care for their hair.”  This is still the same to this day as we now have  clients from all over the world.

My advice is do not wait for anyone to pat you on the back and tell you how great you are doing. Do not wait for accolades, awards recognition etc. Simply know the clients you are going to serve. There are so many examples of people who started businesses that were told will not survive because it was not mainstream. An example is Tyler Perry and Madea. Today Tyler is worth billions. He never gave up on his dreams. We have been told by so many businesses that we are not mainstream enough. My question to such people is that I have clients to serve and my clients have needs that are not mainstream so I will continue to serve these clients.

2                   LOVE YOURSELF:

love

love

You must love yourself. People out there will want to talk you down so you forget who you are and what you want to do. They will pick on the most insignificant unnecessary issue to put you down.  These types of fights are usually spiritual as they aim to break you from inside – sadness, feeling of being inadequate, depression, mental disorder etc etc. You must learn to love yourself. You have been placed on this earth for a reason. Your creator did not make a mistake when he created you so you need to find out what you represent.  Allowing people to talk you down gives people power over you so be prepared to take on anyone who chooses to attach your physical appearance – height, face, accent, hair etc etc. example is Danny Devito – He was never your typical movie actor but he became one of the biggest actors of his time.  When people want to stress you about your physical appearance; tell them how much you love everything about yourself.  Then they will leave you alone as they find there is nothing else to pick on. They will move on to the next victim. A friend of mine who ran a Caribbean food business was told that the food she cooked was smelling and not good enough for the location we all shared at the time. This same location had another restaurant which had mainstream menus but the smell was okay and the minority restaurant was not okay. Luckily she moved and found another location to operate her business.  

3                   BE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF:

Stop being too judgemental on yourself. Praise yourself when you do great things and don’t be too heavy handed on yourself when things don’t happen the way you want them.  Don’t be your own worst enemy and criticise everything you do. When you pull yourself down all the time, chances are you will not be able to move your business forward as well.

4                   MAKE MISTAKES:

Feel free to make mistakes. This is what makes life what it is. Mistakes are a necessary part of life as it helps us grow. Mistakes are bound to happen because when they happen and you learn from them, you move your life forward. You now know what happens when something is done in a particular way. This is what they call experience. Be like a child. When they start working, they stand and try to walk and fall, they try again and fall again until they finally can walk. This should be a lesson for all of us.  You do not give in at the least opposition. Especially when you live in the Western world, all types of problems will come your way. Do not pack up and stop at the least turn. This happened to one of my student – she paid good money and learnt our highest paying skills – she was absolutely brilliant with the skill. Then she set up her room to start her business from home and her landlord told her she could not operate from her home. She gave up and stopped operating. When I heard her story I called her and offered her various options. She simply was not prepared to go back again. This is simply nothing in business. There is no one who has ever achieved anything that does not encounter problems and especially a minority business in the Western world.  Problems will come in every form.  We have encountered everything you can imagine. I have had a bailiff visit my shop for the most ridiculous reason and telling me he wants to shut down my shop. I faced him squarely and dealt with the problem.  You will face all types of problems. You simply have to learn to be strong.

5                   YOU HAVE A MARKET:

market

market

Remember you have a willing market that is ready to take on your service.  Like I mentioned earlier, you are not here to serve everyone. The world is full of people and as at 2012, we have 7billion people. You may want to serve 1000 or 500. If you are from minority, you are not aiming to serve mainstream so do not allow anyone to put you in a box and give you mountains to climb in order to serve a small set of people. Example of people who want to offer braiding services in the US being asked to take up Cosmetology in order to braid hair. In our last episode of hair helpline, we said to you, aim to be perfect in what you want to offer and not what the system wants you to learn. Our students who want to get grant and support for their training with us are told sometimes that they do not recognise our training because it is not mainstream. What does mainstream mean. Do they mean we have to sign some paper work that says mainstream or it is about filling lots of forms that mean nothing? What I say to these students is that it is up to them to decide what they want as Cosmetology will not teach them what they want so if you sit back and wait for mainstream, you will never move your life forward.  Your market will be sitting down and waiting for you while you will take up your mainstream course and start to look for clients that will not exist because the same mainstream people will not be needing your service as you do not fit into their profile. Think before you act. Ask lots of questions before you commit yourself to mistakes.  I know lots of people who went to sturdy Hairdressing courses and yet cannot use their skill in any form.

6                   FIND A MENTOR:

Never take anyone’s word for granted. Whenever you want to operate a business in the Western world, seek people who have set up businesses or are running businesses. Find out from them what it means to keep a business. Find out their experiences and how this can fit into the plans you have. Do not simply jump into it. If your heart is in your dreams and you believe in yourself fully, use all the advise you can get from these people and add to yours they start your business. Do not let anyone talk you down.

7                   DO YOUR RESEARCH AND ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS:

market research

market research

Luckily with the power of the internet, you can find out a lot of answers before asking anyone. Do not be ignorant. Ask anyone who tells you lots of tales why anything is the way they think it is. Seek your own solution and take your own decisions.  The system will not like you but they will respect you when you know your rights.

We have been there and done that. I have had all types of businesses and continue to run a successful one so I will be happy to help if you need help.

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

World of Braiding is happy to support you with all the points mentioned above to help you grow and develop.

Joy is the CEO of World of Braiding & Extensions

World No. 1 Professional Natural Hair Academy.

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TOP 10 HEALTHY OILS FOR THE NATURAL BLACK AFRO HAIR

 

TOP 10 HEALTHY OILS FOR THE NATURAL BLACK AFRO HAIR 

By Joy Phido – Master Natural Hair & Extensions Educator, Consultant & Designer

Natural Afro Hair

Natural Afro Hair

Over 17 years ago when I fully got interested in commercial hair experience, I became more and more interested in finding out what is in our hair products and what will help it become healthy. This interest has helped me in my business of offering natural hair service to my children, friends and clients alike.

The height of my interest became more intensified when I started reading books on what is causing damage to the natural hair especially the Afro Black Hair and as someone who had chosen to practice and teach the Natural hair techniques, it was obvious that I had to understand products and how they help the hair stay healthy.  After continuing to read books, research on the internet, watching videos etc, the messages where complicated, confusing and challenging especially when you consider that most people are not focusing on working with the Black Afro hair type. I decided to invest time and money to take up trainings in the Natural Cosmetics manufacturing which I completed this February 2013 to qualify and earn my CPD in Natural Cosmetics manufacturing.

My understanding and continuous experience is that the more we embrace our natural hair, the more we should learn about natural hair products which work to give us best results. My training has exposed me to read more on the labels of hair products.  A major blow to my understanding was the continuous use of Petroleum in the ingredients of our products.  Extensive research and knowledge exposed the fact that Petroleum comes from what is also known as Rock Oil / crude oil. Due to its quick availability and cheap sources, these oils are used in the form of Mineral oils known as Paraffin and Vaseline.  This is a topic for another write up but for now, the truth is that we should look elsewhere for sources that work for our body without too much processing in the form of thousands of ingredients found in nature that can be used in hair, skin and food products. These ingredients work to make every hair type healthy.

While watching our videos and DVDs, we have shown our Hydration Moisturising Mix spray which is a natural oil mix and the questions we constantly get are what is the content of our oil mix.  This mix was made from my constant work with natural hair and the fact that I get good elasticity and quick moisturising result from these hair type instead of Braid sheen or heavy cream moisturisers. Below is a list of my 10 favorite ingredients in natural hair ingredient oils and what they provide for our hair.  Remember these are oil mixes which should only be used in the form of sprays and not as creams.  You can use any combination of the oils to create your mix depending on the benefits you are expecting.

TOP 10 HEALTHY OILS FOR YOUR NATURAL AFRO HAIR

1. Castor Seed Oil  

castor oil seed

castor oil seed

castor oil

castor oil

This is a fatty, thick, sticky, liquid, stable oil which does not go rancid easily. It protects against weather and wind. It makes the hair shiny and provides water protection which is why it is a humectant.  It has anti-fungal properties which cleans the scalp, and help the hair follicles clear and prepare itself for better hair growth. Some people say it helps to grow their hair so apply it to eye lashes and to the hair temples to increase the thickness of thinning edges.

2. Jojoba Oil

jojoba oil

jojoba oil

This oil is the best oil for hair and skin.  Its properties are numerous to mention. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is the nearest to sebum which is nature’s natural oil attached to each strand of our hair. Jojoba therefore trick nature to think that it has produced enough sebum especially for black hair as our hair is naturally dry. Because it is very similar to your natural hair oils, jojoba oil can be used to balance oil production at the scalp, aiding overproducing glands that cause oily hair and also treats hair problems such as dandruff, seborrhoea, dry and damaged hair.  It has a very protective quality for hair as it is a humectant which helps it to hold moisture perfect for adding to damaged ends. It is easily absorbed by the skin and is used extensively in hair care. It softens and improves suppleness.  Jojoba is also non-greasy and will give your hair a healthy, natural shine and add volume to your hair.

 

3. Avocado/Avocado Oil

This oil is very rich with vitamins A, D, E, and contains more potassium than bananas. It is easily absorbed into the skin and hair and

avocado oil

avocado oil

avocado oil is a quick way to get multiple nutrients onto your scalp for improved hair growth.  Very good when the skin and hair is dry, tired and lacks lustre. It spreads well and very quickly and thoroughly absorbs, giving shine and softness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Argan Oil

Argan oil

Argan oil

 

 

This oil is very rich in Omega 6 essential fatty acids which stimulate, protect and regenerates helping to make the skin and hair soft, supple and elastic. Argan oil will add shine, tame frizz, help straighten your hair, or enhance your natural curls. It is seen in the industry at the moment as one of the wonder oils to use as is noted in all mixtures – infused with Argan /Moroccan oil.

 

 

 

 

5. Olive Oil

Traditionally most natural vegetable oils are good for food, skin and hair and Olive oil is one instance where this is most prominent. It

Olive oil

Olive oil

is very rich oil in nutrients hence very prominent in Mediterranean diets.  Due to its fattiness is very good for dry hair, stops trans-epidermal water loss helping to maintain moisture making it a humectant. It has nourishing, softening and protective properties.  It is good for treating dry hair, dry damaged scalp, irritated and sensitive scalp.

 

 

 

 

6. Sweet Almond / Almond Oil

Almond oil

Almond oil

You will occasionally be confronted with Sweet Almond or simply Almond oil.  I usually buy anyone I find. You can take your time to understand what the difference really is but for hair, I love Almond oil.  By massaging a few drops of almond oil into your scalp adds a healthy glow to your hair.  It helps make your hair stronger, thicker and adds shine as well as nourishing and smoothing hair cuticles. Almond oil has also been known to facilitate hair growth, making it strong and thick and controls hair breakage.

 

7. Vegetable Glycerin

vegetable glycerin

vegetable glycerin

Natural Hair products containing vegetable glycerine act as strong humectants—meaning, they attract and bind water to themselves acting as a remedy for hair problems. Vegetable glycerine also creates a layer of oil over the hair strand, thus aiding in the retention of moisture.  To stay away from frizz in curly and afro hair, regular application over time is beneficial as it does not allow the hair to dry out or tangle.  Glycerin for hair is really amazing. Try combining it with aloe vera juice to create an even better moisture spritz!

 

 

 

 

8. Sunflower Oil

This oil contains high levels of Omega 6 essential fatty acid, has high vitamin E and high lecithin content – a natural emulsifier.  It has a

sunflower oil

sunflower oil

nourishing effect on the skin and hair. It absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky feeling. It is also used to treat seborrhoea and structurally damaged hair. Sunflower oil in a product helps other active ingredients to absorb quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Grape Seed Oil

grapeseed oil

grapeseed oil

 

 

Grape Seed oil is high in Omega 6. It is a long oil and so offers excellent lubrication qualities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Neem Oil

Has a very powerful antibacterial and antifungal property which is very useful for the hair. Treats head lice and dandruff.

neem oil

neem oil

I have tried to concentrate on oils that are easily seen and readily available to buy from Natural food shops and markets. As some of these ingredients are indigenous to other countries, I suggest you buy them from “fair trade,” companies where the people who make the product are paid fair wages!

Where possible, use Organic and unrefined versions of these ingredients as they work best and ensure the retention of nutrients.

However, any version is better than applying chemicals or petroleum products on your hair.

 

 

Are there other oils you have worked with that give you great results?  Why not share with us some of your personal experiences on oils and what they do for you.

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. 

 

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