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Class Types:
Providing a Well-Rounded Experience for Industry Professionals

Specialty
In our specialty classes, natural hair industry trailblazers provide in-depth knowledge of what's on the horizon while learning innovative techniques.

Look & Learn
In our look & learn classes, natural hair industry artists provide the opportunity to be up close and personal while learning specialized natural hair skills.

Foundational
In our foundational classes, natural hair industry groundbreakers provide the keystones of successfully caring for and styling natural hair.

 

Hands-on
In our hands-on classes, natural hair industry innovators provide the time, the instruction, and the materials you need to either learn or perfect natural hair techniques.

Workshop 
In our workshops, natural hair industry mentors provide the business information you need to reach the next plateau.

 
 
Nadra Smiley @evolvingtextures

The Importance of Acquiring the Right Intellectual Property for Your Business
Nadra Smiley | @evolvingtextures

Do you have a unique concept or business that needs to be protected? Patent Owner, Product Developer and Education Developer, Nadra Smiley will take you on a journey to help you realize your business’s full potential. You will learn the tips to avoid spending tens of thousands dollars for your Intellectual Property (IP) and how to leverage your IP in the market place. There are 4 distinct types of IP’s that can give your business competitive advantages. Let’s find out which one is right for you!


Shannaan Dawda, CPA @paychecks2power

Building a Solid Financial Foundation to Expand Your Brand
Shannaan Dawda, CPA | @paychecks2power

Do you ever wonder where all of the money goes? Are you new to the industry and want to start with a solid financial foundation? Are you an experienced industry professional who wonders how others in the industry have the means to continuously expand their brands? Do you want to take control of your expenses to start building a nest egg for your future? This class is for you! Join Shannaan for 60 minutes to learn the financial principles of discipline, focus, and accountability to elevate yourself to the next level in the natural hair industry. Walk through the concepts of debt elimination, prioritization of spending, using your hard earned money to your advantage, and getting away from the trap of monthly payments for supplies and merchandise. Also, learn how to get your industry income to the point of multiplying like puppies, coming in like a turtle, and leaving like a sloth. ***Register now! All professionals who want to build their brand must have a solid financial foundation.***

Arlette Pender @hairloks

Establish Yourself as an Expert: Get Paid Your Worth
Arlette Pender | @hairloks

Balancing what the market will bear with pricing that reflects your level of expertise is more art than science. Do you feel underpaid after providing services to clients? Do you want to raise your prices but feel your clients may leave? This class is for you! Join Arlette for 60 minutes to learn how to become an expert and get paid like one. Explore Arlette's step-by-step approach for making yourself more valuable to your clientele, starting with how to provide new clients with a proper and informative paid consultation. Also, learn how to raise the prices of your current services and how to price new services higher than surrounding professionals without getting any pushback from your clients. ***Register now! All professionals need to learn how to get paid their worth.***


Desarie Anderson, CPA, EA @desarieanderson

Your Business Structure & Getting Ready for 2019 Tax Filing
Desarie Anderson, CPA, EA | @desarieanderson

Business structures, taxes, and tracking income...oh my! Although the administrative side of your business is not always exciting, it is important and necessary to keep your operations running smoothly. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? This class is for you! Join Desarie for 60 minutes to learn the ins and outs of legal business structures, taxes, and tracking income. Learn how legal business structures impact what forms you file and your allowable deductions; the protocol for sending and receiving 1099s; everything you need to know about calculating, setting aside, and paying estimated taxes; and determining the best income-tracking software based on your needs. Also, learn the extension process, types of deductions for industry professionals, and tips to stay ahead of the curve for 2020. ***Register now! Everyone who wants to build their brand must have efficient and effective business operations.***

Darrius Peace @darriuspeace

Building Wealth Beyond the Chair
Darrius Peace | @darriuspeace

Do you dream of increasing your earning potential as a hairstylist or a barber? Do you wonder what it takes to generate styling income without providing services to clients? This class is for you! Join Darrius for 60 minutes to gain insight into proven methodologies for increasing your earning potential, how it applies to the natural hair industry, and how to start increasing your earning potential in the near future. Also, learn the steps for creating and growing a network that not only allows you to sustain your increased earning income but also to continually increase your earning potential over time. ***Reserve your spot now! Increased earning potential is a luxury you cannot afford to pass up.***


The Science of Hair
Dr. Meena Singh, Board Certified Dermatologist | @drmeenasingh

Do you want to understand natural hair at a deeper level? Do you want to learn how to maintain the health of different hair types? Do you want to know how the products you use impact different hair types? This class is for you! Join Dr. Meena Singh, a board certified dermatologist, for 60 minutes to learn the anatomy, physiology, and chemical properties of hair. Also, learn what determines hair type, the keys to maintaining the health of each hair type, how hair types respond to the ingredients in hair care products, and the impact of various styling services on hair types. ***Register now! Every natural hair industry professional who wants to master any perspective of natural hair must understand the science of hair.***

Dr. Meena Singh,  Board Certified Dermatologist @drmeenasing
 
 

Social Media Marketing to Increase Your Revenue
Sabrina Bossiere | @naturalpartnersincrime

We all know the popularity of social media. As industry professionals, do we truly understand the power and the importance of leveraging social media to expand our brands and to increase our revenue? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of social media marketing and how to leverage various social media platforms for your brand? This class is for you!

Join Sabrina for 60 minutes to learn the language, services, and culture of social media marketing. Take a step-by-step approach to explore how social media reflects your persona, how to maximize social media platforms enabling your business to work for you, how to leverage the marketing aspects of social media platforms to increase the visibility of your brand, and how to navigate the business etiquette of social media.

Register now! To increase your revenue you must successfully market on social media. *Remember to purchase general admission.*


Bankable Money Moves
Anita Hill-Moses | @themasterpioneer

This class will teach you how to net $60,000.00 - $100,000.00 in earnings in only one year. Her personal approach to achieving financial freedom has assisted hundreds of stylist and salon owners throughout the country in reaching their financial and business goals. This class will address various factors such as Establishing Business Credit

Retirement
Booth Rent vs Commission
Retailing
Buying vs Renting

If you are a stylist, salon owner, or anyone interested in “Making Money Moves” that will sustain you today, tomorrow, and into the future, this class is a must

Sabrina Boissiere @naturalpartnersincrime
 
Anita Hill-Moses @themasterpioneer
 
 
 

Diane Bailey @emerge_nbia

Leadership Networking (includes lunch)
Diane Bailey | @emerge_nbia

This class will show you the direct empowerment of becoming an influential leader and the vital importance of true leaders in the development of growing your personal/ business network that supports, strengthens and empowers through project collaboration on common goals and interests.
This robust discussion will open your understanding of leadership, how leadership is the vision for change and a growing network is about developing strategic relationships


Diane Bailey @emerge_nbia

MasterMind Mentoring: Create a Plan to Solidify Your Next Steps
Diane Bailey | @emerge_nbia

MasterMind Mentoring: Create a Plan to Solidify Your Next Steps

Not sure what your next steps are for your business? Empower yourself with a supportive network with this mentoring workshop. Bring your business challenges to this has highly motivated small group of your peers to create a synergy of shared wisdom, inspirational goal setting, strategic professional networking and create the support you need to take your business to the next level. Surround yourself with people of like minds and that share your vision of success.
After you register for this mentoring workshop, you will receive a small questionnaire to answer. Bring it with you. This questionnaire will help us bring your concerns and questions to the mentoring group. Each group will be lead by an EMERGE Mentor to help facilitate the group.

 
 

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The L.O.C. Class: (Love Of Cultivation)
Nicole Jernigan | @adibynicolej

New locticians and stylists...Learn the fundamentals of cultivating and maintaining locs. Veteran locticians and stylists...Perfect your techniques for cultivating and maintaining locs. All locticians and stylists...Take your services and income to new levels! Join Nicole for 90 minutes to learn the importance of effective client consultations, what to include in a valuable client consultation, various ways to start locs on different hair lengths, and various ways to maintain locs while keeping health at the forefront of service and client education. ***Register now to elevate your locs services!***

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The Future is Knotless
Kamilah Gerestant | @mshairandhumor

What are knotless braids? Knotless braids are the future of braiding! Do you want to be a trailblazer in braiding services? This class is for you! Join Kamilah for 90 minutes to learn the proper techniques for installing and maintaining knotless braids, why knotless braids are important to add to your services, and how knotless braids help maintain the health and appearance of hair. Also, learn tips for parting neatly, preparing hair, and the products to use that will keep your clients coming back. ***Every braid stylist who is ready to go to the next level with braiding and move from overlooked to fully booked must attend this class!***

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Creating Flawless Flat Twist Updos
Essence China | @raressenceacademy

Are you ready to take your cornrows to the next level? It is time to perfect your feed-in method! Are you new to the feed-in method of cornrowing? This class is for you too! Join Jada for 90 minutes to learn the techniques for properly installing feed-in cornrows and to master the correct hand placement for tension-free cornrows that are quick, functional, long-lasting, and healthy for the hair. Also, learn product and maintenance tips for helping clients maintain a flawless look. ***Reserve your spot now! This is the perfect class for everyone ready to exponentially increase their cornrow clientele.***

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Instant Locs 101: No Extensions Added
Marquita James | @theknottyspot

Locs in an instant? Yes! You can do it...The proper way. Sometimes, providing instant gratification is the key to winning clients. Join Maquita for 90 minutes to learn the hottest techniques for starting locs instantly. Also, learn how to maintain the health of your clients' hair when using the innovative techniques and tips you will need to wow your clients with a flawless finished look. ***Every loctician and stylist who wants to provide stellar services to clients desiring instant locs must register for this class!***

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Flat Twist with Extensions
Stasha M. Harris | @magicfingersstudio

Sometimes a client wants a long-lasting style that will look flawless after an extended period of wear. Now is the time to either learn or perfect your technique for creating flat twists with extensions! Join Stasha for 90 minutes to learn the precise techniques for creating and styling flat twists with extensions. Also, learn the best products and tools to use when creating these long-lasting styles. ***Reserve your spot now! Every client wants a stylist who can execute long-lasting styles perfectly.***

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Curl Perfection
Fawnne Smith | @salonnoa

Rods and rollers are timeless styling tools for natural hair. Now is the time to perfect your techniques for various rod sets! Join Fawnne for 90 minutes to learn the cornerstone techniques for perm rods, flexi rods, and rollers on different types of natural hair. Also, learn the best products to create a flawless and long-lasting rod set, methods for removing rods and creating styles that will endure the daily activities of your clients, and tips your clients will need for home maintenance. ***Register now to always deliver the flawless rod set for every client!***


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The best locticians can loc any hair type! Are you ready to be the best? Modlocks™ are for you! Join Karen, founder of Modlocks™, for 90 minutes to learn her proprietary techniques for creating and maintaining locs on straight and resistant hair types. New locticians and veterans locticians will learn the Modlocks™ techniques needed to build your skill set and grow your business! ***Reserve your spot now! Modlocks™ is valuable for locticians who want take their business to the next level.***




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Perfecting the Feed-In Method
Jada Scott | @braided_rebel

Are you ready to take your cornrows to the next level? It is time to perfect your feed-in method! Are you new to the feed-in method of cornrowing? This class is for you too! Join Jada for 90 minutes to learn the techniques for properly installing feed-in cornrows and to master the correct hand placement for tension-free cornrows that are quick, functional, long-lasting, and healthy for the hair. Also, learn product and maintenance tips for helping clients maintain a flawless look. ***Reserve your spot now! This is the perfect class for everyone ready to exponentially increase their cornrow clientele.***

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The Art of Protective Styling
Markeita Pruitt | @touchofheavenartistry

Every stylist must master the art of protective styling! Now is your opportunity to either learn or perfect your technique for creating protective styles with precision. Join Markeita for 90 minutes to learn the techniques for designing and constructing simple and intricate protective styles that will be unique and beautiful. Also, learn the best products and tools to use when creating these long-lasting and healthy styles. ***Register now! This class will sell out early. All clients expect unique and beautiful protective styles.***


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Locs are not one-method-fit-all. As a loctician, you must know a variety of locing methods to deliver flawless locs to every hair type. Cue, The LockSmyth's Method. A locing technique inspired by the ancient Egyptians that will surely add value to your loctician toolkit. Join Ona for 90 minutes to learn the techniques she created to honor the ancient Egyptians while ensuring a modern and flawless approach to locs on different hair types. Also learn the methods for maintaining locs created using The LockSmyth's Method and how to help your clients maintain a flawless look between services. ***Register Now! This class is very valuable to locticians who want to diversify their services.***

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The Art of Interlocking Locs
Jocelyn Reneé | @curlynugrowth

Are you a new loctician? Are you new to interlocking? Are you a stylist who wants to add locs to your services? This class is for you! Join Jocelyn for 90 minutes to learn the fundamentals of the interlocking method for achieving longer-lasting locs and executing essential loc repairs. Also, learn the various tools and the best products for starting and maintaining locs using the interlocking method. ***Every loctician and stylist who wants to increase their clientele with added locs services must attend this class!***

 
 

LaShawn Harvey @shawncutmaster

Curls, Kinks and Coils: Curly Hair Cutting 101
LaShawn Harvey | @shawncutmaster

Every great stylist must master the art of cutting curly and coily hair! Now is your opportunity to either learn or perfect your technique for cutting all hair types with precision while embracing the natural curl pattern. Join LaShawn for 60 minutes to learn the foundational techniques for cutting curly and coily hair. The techniques you learn will elevate your haircutting skills for all hair types and enable you to increase your revenue by charging more for this speciality service. Also, learn tips to help your clients understand their natural curl pattern and embrace the beauty of their curls and coils. ***Register now! Executing perfect haircuts on natural hair is a must for every stylist! This class will sell out early.***

Jewels Jonese @embracemenaturally

Bring Out Your Clients' True Curl Potential
Jewels Jones | @embracemenaturally

Everyone has different curl journeys...To bring out the best in your clients' curls, you must understand their history. Learn how to understand and leverage your clients' curl journeys in this class! Join Jewels for 60 minutes to learn how to develop individualized hair regimens for all of your clients. The creation of individualized hair regimens, based on the true needs of your clients' curls, will enable you to become the visionary your clients need to reach their true curl potential. The knowledge, method, and techniques you learn in this class will result in a curl experience your clients never imagined. ***Register now! This class is a must for every stylist! Creating individualized hair regimens for each client will take your services to the next level.***


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The Silk Press 101
J. Jeff Carr and Timothy G. Williams | @natural_brothers_boutique

Sometimes clients want to transform their signature curls and coils into a smooth and silky finish. Every stylist must understand the essentials of executing this transformation without damaging the hair! Join Jeff and Timothy for 60 minutes to learn their signature method for transforming naturally curly and coily hair into a smooth and silky finish without causing damage to the hair with excessive heat. Contribute to an in-depth discussion that will "clear the smoke" about pressing natural hair while learning the Natural Brothers Boutique signature press and curl technique. This class will ensure you understand how to protect the signature curls and coils of your clients when straightening their hair. ***Reserve your spot now! All stylists must perfect this straightening technique to protect the natural curl pattern of each client's hair.***

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Coiffed Color Creation
Dinah LeFranc | @coiffed220

Up your color game! Learn a unique coloring technique that will elevate you to the top of the hair coloring profession. Amaze your current clients and attract many new clients! Join Dinah for 60 minutes as she takes you through the step-by-step process of her kaleidoscope coloring method. As a master colorist, Dinah will also provide tips for mastering this avant-garde approach to hair coloring and share the secrets of achieving one-of-a-kind coloring results for every client. ***Register now! This class will sell out early. Creative coloring is a highly sought-after service...Increase your knowledge to attract new clients and set yourself apart from the crowd!***

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The Art of Women’s Barbering
Adrian Fanus | @adrianfanus

Women expect an elevated experience when receiving barbering services. Do you need to either learn or refresh the particulars and the pitfalls of women's barbering to ensure an unmatched experience for your clients? This class is for you! Join Adrian for 60 minutes to learn how to provide the ultimate experience for your clients. Walk through a women's barbering experience that focuses on the introduction, the hair consultation, making your clients comfortable, providing an experience that meets the needs of your clients, and choosing the right look for your clients. This class will provide the knowledge and the know-how you need to make sure your clients return. ***Register now! This class will sell out early. There is a significant increase of women requesting barbering services.***

 
 
Tywanna Patrick @nubginns

Tywanna Patrick
@nubginns

The Foundations of Braiding & Styling Natural Hair
Tywanna Patrick | @nubginns

Are you new to the natural hair industry? Are you a cosmetologist who wants to add services for clients with natural hair? This class is for you! Join Tywanna for two hours to learn the following natural hair services: cornrows, flat twists, two-strand twists, and plaits. Also, learn about natural hair care products, tools for maintaining and styling natural hair, and tips for clients who are beginning their natural hair journey. ***Everyone who wants to either learn or perfect the foundational skills needed to be successful in the natural hair industry must attend this class!***

 
 
Sherelle Holder @hairbyrelle

Sherelle Holder
@hairbyrelle

Next Season's Loc Styling & Loc Extensions
Sherelle Holder | @hairbyrelle

Be the trendsetter your clients, future clients, and loc enthusiasts are seeking by learning cutting-edge loc styles and techniques for flawless loc extensions! Join Sherelle for two hours, in one of our most popular classes, to receive step-by-step instructions for taking your loc styling and installation of flawless loc extensions to the next level. Also, learn about innovations in loc styling and loc extensions, the best products to use when creating unique loc styles, methods for delivering flawless styles on locs of different lengths, and tips for helping clients maintain their styles in between services. ***Reserve your spot now! This class always sells out early. Industry professionals ready to elevate their loc styling by learning at least three techniques must take this class!***


Sharmele "Smiley" West @smileyshairclinic_nbhi

Sharmele "Smiley" West
@smileyshairclinic_nbhi

Are you a stylist who wants to do more than create cover-up styles when clients begin to lose their hair? Do you want to understand the types of hair loss? Do you want to learn what it takes to become certified so you can help clients find cures, treatments, and permanent solutions to hair loss? This class is for you! Join Sharmele for two hours to learn the causes, remedies, and types of alopecia; how to repair and grow hair back; scalp treatments for a scalp that still has hair follicles; and hair replacement options for hair that cannot grow back. Also, learn about measurements and molds of the head, along with what it takes to become a non-surgical hair replacement specialist and a network provider with health insurance companies to cover hair loss treatments and replacement services. ***Register now! This class will sell out early. During the class you will see a hair replacement system applied to a client's head.***