What is Tight Curl Theory?
A cosmetology based educational system that centers the care, cut, color, styling, and culture of tight curls. These tight curls are often but not always found on women of African decent who have historically been excluded from the cosmetology curriculum. Our goal in creating this course is to set a new standard of competence and performance as an industry when working with the tight curl client.
We anticipate that you will invest 3-4 hours weekly engaging in the content and then bring your ideas, questions, and AHA moments over to the Cut it Kinky Digital Mastermind in roundtable and co-working sessions with your fellow curl artists from around the world.
This course is spread out over 9 modules meant to build your tight curl skills from the ground up.
In Module 1: Evaluate The Essential Elements we will apply universal cosmetology concepts to tight curls. You’ll learn how to properly assess the hair in front of you, while gaining confidence and understanding of tighter curl structure.
In Module 2: Explore The Third Dimension we use Line, Shape, Form, & Space to understand where tight curls live. We use fundamental cutting techniques and the Geometry Of Tight Curls to see and map our 3-D haircuts.
In Module 3: Interpret The Tight Curl Culture we explore the Tight Curl Demographic. We review the perception of black hair in the US and who/what is influencing tight curl culture. We also break down what professional curl training often gets wrong and client fears + expectations when visiting a salon/stylist.
In Module 4: Curl Product Process we take a brand agnostic deep dive through the products + processes we’ve found that simplify the care + styling process for tight curls
In Module 5: Rehab The Curls we attack tight curl myths and urban legends to get to the root of what moisture really is and how the products we use contribute to moisture retention. We visually take you through The Curl Rehab Process from start to finish on real life new clients that have been following mainstream tight curl care practices.
In Module 6: Set the Style Standard we explore the tight curl aesthetic along with the Secrets To Successful Sets. We guide you through our regular client models and how we are able to give a salon quality finish in 45 minutes or less.
Modules 7-9 is where we get into all of the curls with consultations and cutting shapes, along with before and after results. From Tight Tapers to Longer Lengths we span the essential elements of real life Curl Society Clients.
The Cut It Kinky Digital Mastermind is a membership community dedicated to the art, science, and most importantly, the business behind tight curls. Mastermind members have access to all of our professional digital course content including The Tight Curl Theory course, a worldwide interactive private curl community ready to share your challenges and aha moments with, live digital business retreats, monthly group mentorship, virtual salon shadowing, and small group VIP days. Annual members will also have opportunities to join our alumni directory and our upcoming Cut It Kinky certification program.
We are Aeleise and Aishia 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, authors of 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 create a joyful, simple, and fabulous experiences with tight curls.