Kolour Kulture Founder, Keya Neal, Named Keynote Speaker at ABCH Energizing Summit

We are so excited to announce that Texture Vs Race will be making a return as part of the curriculum at this year’s Energizing Summit hosted by the American Board of Certificated Haircolorists! Texture Vs Race was presented by Kolour Kulture founder Keya Neal at the ABCH for the first time last year and received high praise from attendees for its educational content and deep dive discussions about race relations in the beauty industry. Not only has the ABCH been immensely supportive in the Texture Vs Race movement, going as far as sponsoring the first ever Texture Vs Race Summit in New Orleans, but this year Keya Neal has been given the honor to be the keynote speaker for the Energizing Summit’s opening ceremony!

Keya Neal expressed her excitement and gratitude on social media, stating “The church and the beauty industry are the only 2 institutions left that operate with high levels of segregation. My prayer is that God continues to use me and this platform He created to blur the lines that divide this beautiful industry by shedding light into the dark place that has been historically ignored. I’d like to give a huge thank you to the American Board of Certified Haircolorists for this opportunity. It is because of your quest to diversify the organization that we were able to birth the TVR movement. It is my distinct honor and privilege to stand on that platform and partner with you in changing this industry! “

The Texture Vs Race movement is Keya’s answer to a paradigm shift within the curly hair community. This movement seeks to unify people from a wide span of cultures and backgrounds, providing not only the technical education required to work with textured hair but also the emotional intelligence necessary to make the salon a truly inclusive and diverse environment. The American Board of Certified Haircolorists has been second to none in their support of the Texture Vs Race movement and Keya’s personal mission to empower the beauty industry.

“I want to invite you to rewrite your story, recreate your mission, and remember why you started. Change gives the opportunity for our industry to grow and growth is the measure of all involved. Let’s explore ways to be a part of the biggest evolution in our industry starting with ourselves individually,” states Keya Neal.


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