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Mon, Aug 07



Texture VS Race Pop Up - Asheville, NC

Walk away with a better understand of texture and an expanded skillset during this 2-day Texture VS Race pop-up class. Attendees will learn how to identify various components of texture across the macro-spectrum of texture and handle diverse groups with cultural competence.

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Aug 07, 2023, 9:00 AM – Aug 08, 2023, 5:00 PM

Asheville, Asheville, NC, USA

About the event

Join us for an immersive and informative two-day in-person training session focused on the world of hair texture and inclusion. This training aims to equip attendees with a comprehensive understanding of working with all types of hair and developing the cultural awareness neccessary in our ever diversifying world.

Day 1 kicks off with a thought-provoking class on the "Language of Texture" led by Texture VS Race founder, Keya Neal. Keya will delve into the cultural significance of natural hair, breaking down texture on a cultural level. Trainers will gain valuable insights into identifying various components of texture, applying their existing knowledge, and effectively sharing information that reflects an inclusive teaching approach. In addition, Keya will foster crucial conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), encouraging students to reflect on racial and textural biases within the industry and within themselves. By the end of the day, participants will walk away with a heightened understanding of the cultural importance of natural textures, the tools to challenge ingrained biases, and the technical knoweldge to diagnose hair as a fabric.

Day 2 brings an up-close approach to learning with our "Look & Lean-In" Texture Clinicals and the Hydro Discovery Method. Attendees have the opportunity to rotate between multiple stations staffed by the experienced Texture VS Race team during the Hydro Discovery Session. Engage with live models, observe closely, and feel free to ask questions throughout the process. This interactive session will cover a wide range of topics, including dry consultations, texture analysis, wet consultations/analysis, detox, detangling, product usage, and styling techniques, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the entire styling process.

To reinforce the skills learned during the Look & Lean-In session, we have a dedicated Hands-On Texture Styling Segment. Under the guidance of the talented Texture VS Race team members, attendees will practice and refine their styling and care techniques. This segment allows for a deeper exploration of the methods demonstrated earlier, providing a hands-on experience that will boost your confidence in working with various hair textures.

By the end of this training session, you will not only gain a better understanding of working with all textures of hair but also enhance your ability to teach and educate others on this important aspect of hair care. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your skills, challenge biases, and embrace the beauty of natural hair textures.

Secure your spot today and embark on a journey of discovery, inclusivity, and professional growth.


  • TVR Pop-Up Ticket | 2-Day

    Admission to 2-day TVR Pop-Up class in Asheville, NC.

    +$12.48 service fee
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  • TVR Pop-Up Ticket | 2-Day

    Admission to 1-day TVR Pop-Up class in Asheville, NC for the Language of Texture and DEI portion of the event.

    +$7.48 service fee
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