Cut It Kinky!
Professional Tight Curl Education
teaching the art, science, and business of Black Girl Curls to licensed cosmetologists
Crafting curl centric businesses that are sustainable, protfitable, and scaleable for soloprenuers and salon owners alike.
Clear and concise communication of mission values, and how we serve as curly professionals.
Discovering and maintaining the dopest curls in the imaginary curl alphabet with the highest caliber of service and products.
What We Do
Aishia Strickland is Beauty Blogger turned Licensed Cosmetologist. Aishia has made furthering her education and skills a top priority. In her short time as a stylist she has completed Cornerstone training with Curly Hair Artistry and Advanced Deva Curl Styling at the DevaCurl Academy NYC. She has also had the privilege to learn the Curl by Curl cutting technique from the Mother of Curls herself and author of The Curly Girl Handbook, Lorraine Massey.
AAeleise is a veteran cosmetologist, author, educator, and long time curl nerd based in Fayetteville, GA. Licensed and working in Illinois, Georgia, and California, she has trained with curl industry leaders and is the co-creator of Cut It Kinky Professional Education. While she understands ALL the curls in the imaginary curl alphabet, she's laser focused on the curls and culture of the tight curl consumer. Her extensive knowledge of the textured hair aisle at Target combined with her mastery of professional curl techniques and products make her highly sought out by clients throughout the US. You can find her editorial styling work featured in the creative campaigns for some of your favorite curly + natural hair brands.
In December of 2015, Aeleise & Aisha joined forces to create the #30DayHairDetox, an educational challenge for consumers about simple and easy natural hair care. Over 10,000 curlies and naturals signed up within two months. What began as a free 4 week email challenge has morphed into a 100+ pg ebook Wash Your Damn Hair, a robust consumer digital subscription community The Black Curl Magic Digital Salon, and live touring classes.
Over the last three years of working with tightly curly haired women around the country, we have come to the conclusion that there is desperate need for more licensed tight curl specialists. Potential Clients are driving across state lines and flying across the country seeking knowledgeable and trusted professionals to partner with. They're bypassing thousands of local salons, and likely yours too, in order to get the care they need. This is insane right?! Our goal in 2019 and beyond is to share the information and insights we have gleaned from working digitally and personally with thousands of tight curly clients.
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