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KEYA NEAL

SPEAKER, EDUCATOR, DEI CONSULTANT
  • Nov 27, 6:00 PM – Nov 29, 6:00 PM
    Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime , 1417 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Join us in Baltimore for three days of DEI training and textural education. In this safe space we will dismantle the industry's biases surrounding texture and race, educate you on the various fabrics of hair, and provide hands-on learning so artists walk away confident in being part of the movement

SHIFTING THE KULTURE

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"Stylists receive little to no education on how to work on curly, coily or natural hair. Instead, our education primarily focuses on techniques for straight, finer hair.

 

This creates undereducated stylists and colorists who cannot work with textured hair, causing them to shy away from it because of their lack of knowledge. This cycle perpetuates the notion that curly and highly textured hair is “hard to work with" and reinforces racial stereotypes surrounding hair. Ultimately, clients are turned away simply because of the hair that grows out of their heads. That's not the client's fault!

 

These are all signs that the institution failed these students."

 

- Keya Neal, Texture VS Race & Kolour Kulture founder.

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Home of Kulture Kamp, a retreat for stylists to grow their kolour craft and revitalize your passion behind the chair.

Keya's signature education programs focuses on the science of kolouring all hair types and textures and identifying your client's fabric.

TEXTURE VS RACE

Texture VS Race is a unique education and consulting program that combines textural inclusive technical education, natural styling, and DEI coaching for salons, brands, and beauty professionals.

Hair is a fabric, not a race. 🤎

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KEYA NEAL

INDUSTRY DISRUPTOR
& CHANGE MAKER

Keya's textural education and racial equality activism has challenged the beauty industry to acknowledge its shortcomings in racial biases and textural inclusion.

 

With over 28 years of experience in the beauty industry, Keya provides a unique blend of technical education and DEI training in a national movement to create a more inclusive, diverse, and knowledgeable industry.

 

A scientist of the artists, Keya's education breaks down the science of hair and color to advance the beauty professional's understanding of both their medium and canvas.

Learn more about the founder of Kolour Kulture and Texture VS Race here →

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