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.
Signature Digital Education
The Tight Curl Theory Self Guided Course
What is The Tight Curl Theory?
A cosmetology based educational system that centers the care, cut 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.
This course is spread out over nine modules meant to build your tight curl skills from the ground up.
The Tight Curl Theory + Mastermind Mentorship
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 have some exciting things coming up for y’all that we can’t wait to share.
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Welcome to our corner of the internet. We are Aeleise & Aishia, ultimate curl nerds and cofounders of Black Girl Curls. Over the last four years of working with tightly curly haired women around the world, we have come to the conclusion that there is desperate need for more tight curl specialists.
Cut It Kinky! charts new territory in our industry where we are finally able to center what we have coined “Black Girl Curls” as conceived by the owners of said curls. Rich with the 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.
It is our mission as black women, to present Black Curl Magic in all of its tight, kinky glory, leading to more and more stylists embracing the whole woman who walks through their doors with natural texture. We are brand agnostic, technically focused, and culturally sensitive educators that walk our talk.
We started Cut It Kinky because we listened. We listened to our online client’s request to work with stylists in their local areas who could cut their hair without the need to blow it out. We are not only dedicated to teaching stylists how to see 3-Dimensional hair, but we are also committed to teaching the science, the business and the lived experiences of those who posses tight curls.
Our goal is to share everything we know about Black Girls and their Curls with those who are interested and dedicated to serving them. Giving Black women and girls access to local and in some cases regional tight curl specialists who are knowledgeable and equipped to work with their curls.
COVID19 has definitely impacted our ability to teach live and in person but we aren’t letting that stop us from bringing y’all all of our tight curl insight.
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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.
Aeleise is a veteran cosmetologist, author, educator, and long time curl nerd who is licensed in Illinois, Georgia, and California, 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.