There’s no excuse for not being able to work with Afro and textured hair types; and with the Afro market worth more than £90 million in the UK, it’s also a hugely profitable sector.
At the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Afro Workshop, which took place at Junior Green’s salon in West London, attendees got to learn from some of the leaders in the field, as they guided stylists through a session of cutting, styling and finishing their own model looks.
On hand to provide expertise on the night were Pashcanel Mitchell from Junior Green, Regina Meessen from Avlon, Rick Roberts and Richard Tucker from Ruffians. These award-winning Afro experts spent three hours working with guests to master techniques, products and tools to create perfect Afro looks, as well as sharing their career stories and advice for working with Afro hair types on shoots, shows and – crucially – in the salon.
Roman Sys from Trevor Sorbie was one of the attendees on the night and says: “I have always wanted to learn more about the twist out technique – I absolutely love working with natural hair, and with the help of the mentors on the day, I learnt this and so much more. A huge thank you to the Fellowship for this opportunity to learn, and to all of the people who helped make it such a great evening.”
Pashcanel Mitchell, Junior Green
Regina Meessen, Avlon,
Richard Tucker, Ruffians