Team KEI had the pleasure of attending international Curly Hair Artistry Symposium at Oasis hair salon in Rockville, MD near our nation’s capital. Our furthest attendee and one of our educators was Allie C. Feminella from Brazil, she owns Studios dos Cachos, we had over 35 attendees for this symposium making it our biggest event yet! Even know we are global we are a tight knit community. Numbers of attenedees are not our main concern but quality and participation are. We get you behind that chair and kick your butt into gear to learn all kinds of techniques for you to take back to the salon.

The segment I taught for symposium was on Olaplex and the benefits to curly hair. It is no secret to my regular guest that I am a big fan of Olaplex. Some of the points I made during my class were:

Curly hair is dying for strength in order to grow, Olaplex provides various curly guests with strength to their internal structure to achieve longer lengths faster than they have ever been able to achieve.

Textured, Coily, Super Curly, 4C natural curly girls many of whom are transitioning from relaxer, keratin straightening treatments or that have heat damage and straight pieces on their hair have experienced a revival of some curl in damaged straight ends after consistent Olaplex treatments. Thus making their grow out process less painful. If the hair is too far gone for Olaplex to even give visual help it will in the least help these highly textured guests with strength to damaged ends enabling them to not have split hairs impeding their grow out process. Robin Sjoblom and her team at Southern Curl (An Olaplex Guest Blogger) use Olaplex every day, all day in their Atlanta based Curly Hair Salon with great success.

I chose a s’wavy, wavy model for this particular class. S’wavy, wavy crew are an often over looked members of the curly community, 65% of the population has some kind of texture to their hair some reports are even higher. S’wavy, wavies, make up a good bit of that curly population. S’wavy, wavies are the ones usually begging for more curl. Danielle Skroki who is a curly hair specialist has barely noticeable waves on an average day and her hair tangles very easily. We performed her Olaplex stand-alone treatment in class, (#1 for 20 minutes minimum and #2-20 minutes, then proceeded with her normal styling routine.) Danielle reported immediate results of having more wave and at least %50 less detangling time for her fine s’wavy hair, a couple of weeks later and the results are still evident making Danielle’s life easier.

All curl types experience more shine ease of styling, less detangling time, and longevity of their curly sets. All of which HUGE news in the curly world.

I have shared this class before, this time with a few additions to my fellow CHA members and It’s super exciting to hear the impact this revolutionary treatment is making for them when they bring Olaplex treatments to their guests in their part of the curly world.

 

Kelly E. Anker of Kelly Elaine Inc. a curly hair salon and such Starting class on Olaplex

Kelly E. Anker of Kelly Elaine Inc. a curly hair salon and such teaching the benefits of Olaplex to curls of all curl types!

Kelly E. Anker performing the application of Olaplex for wavy hair.

Kelly E. Anker performing the application of Olaplex for wavy hair.

Proccesing and then teaching the benefits of Olaplex.

Processing and then teaching the benefits of Olaplex.

Dicussing the benefits of Olaplex to curls with Kelly E. Anker

Discussing the benefits of Olaplex to curls with Kelly E. Anker

Our S'wavy model, barely there movement to real beach waves! #noperm Only Olaplex! by: Kelly E. Anker

Our S’wavy model, barely there movement to real beach waves! #noperm Only Olaplex! by: Kelly E. Anker of Kelly Elaine Inc. a curly hair salon and such 

During the symposium Victoria learned different product application techniques and advanced her knowledge of the different Curly Hair Artistry techniques on cutting and coloring hair to bring back to our guests. When I wasn’t teaching I had the pleasure of coaching participants through their learning experience for the duration of the symposium. “To teach is to learn.” is always my motto and man do we learn in this action packed symposium.

Greg Starkman of Innersense detailing product application of the COMPLETELY clean Organinc hair care line that is so clean it is curl approved!

Greg Starkman of Innersense detailing product application of the COMPLETELY clean Organinc hair care line that is so clean it is curl approved!

More product application during the Innersense Curly Hair Artirty Collaboration! Can you feel the love? We do!

More product application during the Innersense Curly Hair Artirty Collaboration! Can you feel the love? We do!

Thank you Greg and Joanne Starkman creators of Innersense Organics for sharing your knowledge and letting us embrace your pure and clean Orgainc your line for our curly hair guests!

Thank you Greg and Joanne Starkman creators of Innersense Organics for sharing your knowledge and letting us embrace your pure and clean organic hair care line for our curly hair guests! Check out how clean Innersense is on the Think Dirty app. 

Always need to make time for a trim for CHA guests!

Always need to make time for a trim for CHA guests! Love my Girls Heidi Burton and Lauren Kay. 

Proper hydratin is key with any curls! Stefka came all the way from England to learn with us! She got my curl heart at the first hello!

Proper hydration is key with any curls! Stefka Nikolov came all the way from England to learn with us! She got my curl heart at the first hello!