Hey Curl Pros!
We are Aishia and Aeleise, your Digital Tight Curl Educators.
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.
About Your Educators
Aishia Strickland is a Beauty Blogger turned Licensed Cosmetologist. Going natural herself in 2011 lead her to the same place it leads most naturals...the Internet. It was the quest for accurate information that eventually lead her to enrolling in Cosmetology school in Fall of 2015. Front loading her education along with immersing herself into the ideas and behaviors of the natural hair client has given her massive insight. Insight that has propelled her behind the chair business. In her short time as a stylist she has had an impact on the way both professionals and clients both see tight curls.
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.
Introducing Our 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.