SHIFTING THE KULTURE
"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.
& 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.