This is a really good question & I found the perfect article to answer it. I know in a lot of places you don’t have to be licensed to be a natural stylist so that’s partially why the schools leave it out, but I always felt like it should be included in the curriculum because too many regular salons claim to offer natural services, but never have a truly qualified natural stylist on staff. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com
Why Are Beauty Schools Ignoring Natural Hair ?
“But you have to understand, we don’t study natural hair here. We study real hair.”
I was on the phone with an instructor from a well-known Chicago beauty school and I just finished asking her about natural hair care basics, things like daily moisturizing, deep conditioning, detangling and clarifying. Her cluelessness became quickly evident and yet, her company wanted her to speak at an event for naturals that I was organizing.
I was excited at first, when I heard a fancy-pants Chicago beauty school liked my site and wanted to partner. And somehow, I was still optimistic when I was told the designated speaker tried, and failed, to go natural.
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