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Tight Curl Mastery Tampa

two day hands on workshop exclusively for licensed cosmetologists

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We are Aeleise & Aishia, and we are the ultimate curl nerds.

We created Cut It Kinky to chart new territory in the beauty industry in order to center what we have coined “Black Girl Curls”. As the owners of said curls we embrace and celebrate the rich culture, history, and lived experience of our target market. We bypass the forced emphasis on acceptability politics in hair, as shown by the preference for looser and lighter curls in product marketing and education, to emphasize mastery of the tightest curl.

Our flagship workshop, Tight Curl Mastery, is a laser focused, hands on class in the cutting and styling of tight, dense, coarse, and often dehydrated curls. We use 0 mannequin heads, instead understanding that every curl has a culture and history attached to it. We believe it is imperative that stylists know that the client is the master of their curl experience and our job is to use all of the tools we have in our toolbox to positively enhance the clients experience with their tight curls.

Tight Curl Mastery Tampa will take place at CIK Alum owned A&M Beauty Lounge. With 5 styling stations and 2 shampoo bowls we will cycle anywhere from 10-14 models through intense detox, styling, and cutting sessions where all stylists in attendance will have the opportunity to

  • observe each model consultation
  • ask models detailed questions on hair history and thought processes
  • learn proper cleansing techniques based on previous haircare practices
  • select and layer products based on the essential elements of hair and the clients desired results
  • translate classic cutting shapes for 3 dimensional hair
  • deliver raving fan level customer service and technical finishing for the tight curl client

Tight Curl Mastery is a three part educational experience that will consist of a live digital class, a live 2 day hands on class, and a live digital wrap up session. We do this to ensure your firm grasp of all Cut It Kinky concepts and to provide support in implementing them into your salon practice.

The Schedule is as follows.

Tight Curl Mastery Digital Class - Monday March 9th from 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST (you'll receive the link to our digital platform by email on Monday March 2nd)

Tight Curl Mastery Tampa March 15th-16th the workshop will start at 12:00pm on Sunday and end at 5:00pm on Monday Evening. We strongly encourage you to travel early enough (day before) and late enough (8:00pm or later flights) to attend the workshop in its entirety.

Tight Curl Mastery Digital Wrap Up Monday April 6th from 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST (you'll receive the link to the digital platform on Wednesday April 1st)




Your Instructor


Aeleise + Aishia
Aeleise + Aishia

We are Aeleise (pink hair) and Aishia (blonde hair) practicing natural hair stylists, moms to tiny humans, upsetters of the Internet, beauty industry disrupters, lovers of fact based hair care, tight curl experts, brand agnostic educators, Authoress behind Wash Your Damn Hair and just your overall snarky girlfriends who really know our ish. Our hair is only picture ready about 60% of the time, but we absolutely adore the curls we get to care for in the salon and online. We’re just here to help you create a joyful, simple, and fabulous experience with your black girl curls.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Tight Curl Mastery is a three part ​educational experience that will consist of a live digital class, a live 2 day hands on class, and a live digital wrap up session. We do this to ensure your firm grasp of all Cut It Kinky concepts and to provide support in implementing them into your salon practice. The Schedule is as follows. Tight Curl Mastery Digital Class - Monday March 9th from 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST (you'll receive the link to our digital platform by email on Monday March 2nd) Tight Curl Mastery Tampa March 15th-16th the workshop will start at 12:00pm on Sunday and end at 5:00pm on Monday Evening. We strongly encourage you to travel early enough (day before) and late enough (8:00pm or later flights) to attend the workshop in its entirety. Tight Curl Mastery Digital Wrap Up Monday April 6th from 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST (you'll receive the link to the digital platform on Wednesday April 1st)
How long do I have access to the course?
Your access will begin with the first digital class and will end after the wrap up session.
What if I am unhappy with the course or I need to cancel?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase or cannot attend, please contact us as soon as possible. We will offer a full refund of your paid in full registration investment within 7 days of registering for class if you have registered more than 30 days prior to the live class start date. We will offer a refund of half of your paid in full registration investment if you need to cancel past 7 days after registering and up till 30 days prior to the live class date. If you register for class within the 30 days prior to the start of the live class, you have 72 hours after registration to contact us to receive a refund of half of your registration investment. Registrations made within 30 days of the live class start date are not eligible for a full refund. There are no refunds for class cancellations 30 days or less prior to the live class. Any partial payments made on a payment plan are not refundable as well. You have the option of paying a $150 admin fee to attend a later class date in the same calendar year.
If I take Tight Curl Mastery will I become a Certified Cut it Kinky Stylist?
No. At this time Cut It Kinky does not offer a certification class or program. At the conclusion of the Tight Curl Mastery Workshop you will receive a certificate of completion denoting that you invested time and energy to complete this class. You will also receive an invitation to be listed on the CIK Alumni Directory and an invitation to join the Cut It Kinky Digital Mastermind Community.
Can I register for this Workshop if I am not a licensed cosmetologist?
If you are a US resident, No. It is imperative that all attendees who are US residents are licensed cosmetologists or cosmetology students who are more than 50% through their coursework. If you hold a natural hair license in your state, that state must be one of the few that will allow you to shampoo, condition, and cut hair per state board. If we find that you are a US resident and have registered for this class and do not meet the requirements above you will be removed from class without a refund. If you are an international stylist this policy does not apply to you.

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