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 Portland, ME will take place at The Curl Boutique Maine. We will cycle anywhere from 8-12 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 April 20th from 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST (you'll receive the link to our digital platform by email on Monday March 2nd)
Tight Curl Mastery Portland,ME May 17th + 18th. 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 June 1st from 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST (you'll receive the link to the digital platform on Wednesday May 27th)
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.