Patricia Stephens

Crochet Braids

Sun., Classroom: TBD | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Nationally recognized stylist Patricia Stephens introduces the popular crochet braids that are sweeping the nation. Come learn this protective styling technique from the past now used with a variety of synthetic and human fibers.

You will learn how to use crochet braiding to hide balding areas, blend with other styling techniques and to rock those short, medium or long looks.

Don’t miss your chance to stay ahead of the curve in natural hair styling.

Melissa Otoo

Heatless Stretching & Styling

Sat., Classroom: TBD | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This class is vital to keeping your hair healthy and growing. Say goodbye to shrinkage and tough detangling with a method called heatless stretching! This method can help reduce breakage, improve manageability and moisture retention, add length and volume to your hair and increase your styling options! Make bad hair days a thing of the past by adding these options to your hair care regimen! The techniques are all simple and anyone in the family can do them! Sign up today!

Melissa Otoo

Slow Growth Troubleshooting

Sun, Classroom: TBD   | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Have you gotten to the point in your natural hair journey where you feel like your hair growth has come to a standstill? You are not alone! Find out what may be affecting you and what you may be able to do about it. A few small changes could make a big difference!

Ayo Keisha Smith

Ouch- less Proper Hair Care for Children

Sat. & Sun., Classroom: TBD | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Healthy hair starts at an early age. You will be shown how to correctly shampoo, condition and comb out your child’s hair. Here you will also learn a few styling tips and at home maintenance techniques. Locs, color, and press your children’s hair will also be

Wanda Washington (CTA)

All Things Sisterlocks

Sat. & Sun., Classroom: TBD | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The All Things Sisterlocks™ Workshop was designed by the Sisterlocks Home Office to provide attendees with general information about the Sisterlocks hair care system. It is geared towards people interested in going natural, as well as those who would like to get Sisterlocks for themselves, along with anyone thinking about becoming a Sisterlocks practitioner. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, the history of Sisterlocks, the training and certification process, what to expect from a Sisterlocks consultant, Sisterlocks and other locking systems, general care and maintenance.

Chris Noble

How To Manage Natural Hair

Sat., Classroom: TBD | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Millions go natural for various reasons, the truth is natural hair comes with challenges too. This class will tackle different concerns so you can master any concerns you face.

Topics include:

  • Why are ladies going natural?
  • Does the relaxer cause hair damage?
  • Wat the scalp is made of and how it functions
  • Uncover common harmful products used in the salon besides relaxers
  • How to get the look you want and maintain a healthy hair and scalp maintenance products

Tracy Sanders, Esq. & Arlette Pender

Natural Hair and the Law

Sat., Classroom: TBD | Sat 4:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.

This course will examine the “natural hair journey” in a two-part workshop. Part 1 consists of guest presenter Tracy Sanders, an attorney, adjunct professor, and radio host of Legal Talk With Tracy Sanders in Los Angeles, CA will discuss the following topics: What is natural hair? What are laws and cases related to natural hair in the workplace? What are laws and cases related to natural hair in the schools? Part 2: Guest presenter Arlette Pender, a Master Pioneer Natural Hair Care Stylist, entrepreneur, and owner of Hairloks in Scottsdale, AZ will discuss transitioning and maintaining healthy natural hair.

With a lot of attention surrounding natural hair in regards to discrimination this is an important class to take to so that you can inform your family, friends and the community.

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