Texture Vs Race Summit 2020 RESCHEDULED!

*No refund on registration*

Sep 13, 2020, 8:00 AM
Register Now Full Payment Below.

Dear TVR Family:

Our love for the art and our community is limitless, but your health takes number one priority which is why we have postponed the Texture Vs Race Summit in light of the global spread of COVID-19. Part of what we teach those who attend Texture Vs Race is to think outside of yourself, to think of others. In light of our teachings, we are taking our social responsibility to not be a contributing factor to this global pandemic seriously, so that we can protect the vulnerable members of our society.


We greatly appreciate your patience and support as we monitor the news

and guidelines provided by the CDC.


NEW REGISTRANTS- Need a payment plan?  

You can make 3 payments of $500 for general admission using link below.  

Kolour Kulture presents our 6-week Texture Vs Race Digital Sessions hosted by our beloved founder and renown texture hair kolorist-- Keya Neal. These in-depth, texture education sessions will be accessible  right from the comfort of your home or while you're on the go.  For further updates on Texture Vs Race Digital Sessions to hone your expertise with all textures of hair, click the button below:

*Sessions are offered 1 hour once a week. Starting  Date TBD.

The Texture Vs Race Summit brings stylists from across the country together to unite under the guidance of some of the industry's top talents and coaches. Our educators will not only share their specialized techniques, but also dish out advice on how they navigated the industry to get to where they are in their career. Consult our educators during the Power Panel discussions to have all your burning questions answered.


Keya Neal

Kolour Kulture

The mastermind behind Texture Vs Race and the founder of Kolour Kulture, Keya has been using her passion for color and textural knowledge to educate those around her. Now, she has earned a seat at the table as she is re-writing the standardized education pertaining to textured hair and advocating for diversity. To learn more about Keya, visit her about section.

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Michelle O'Connor

A dancer turned stylist, Michelle's dazzling artistic abilities opened the doors for the opportunity to work with Matrix, L'Oréal, Mizani, and JCP Salons, and has earned her five NAHA Awards. Currently, Michelle is the artistic director for Matrix, where she helps to shape and diversify the beauty industry.

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Kinah Curtis

The Retail Boss

Also known as "The Retail Boss", Kinah has served as an educator to aspiring cosmetologists for over 16 years. Kinah's hard work, dedication, and goal achieving not only elevated her career to new levels, but she uses that same energy to focus on business and salon training which helps to better the beauty industry as a whole. As a cosmetology instructor, Kinah provides curriculum and specialty training as a textured specialist, retail lead, final phase prep, and more for companies that include Influance Hair Care Products, Paul Mitchell, the Weave Experts International Team, and more!

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Jin Bang

Jin Bang Hair​

A Washington D.C. native with a national presence, Jin Bang has taught cutting

edge styling technique classes in over 75 cities in North America. With 22 years of experience in the industry, Jin has served as an educator for Bumble & Bumble, boasts an impressive celebrity clientele, mastered the art of balayage at Shade Studios, and spearheaded the first USDA NOP certified natural styling line for professionals. Jin services clients out of his own salon and is a National Artist for haircare line Living Proof.

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Nubia Suarez

Consulting By Nubia

A beauty industry titan with over 30 years of experience,  Nubia's passion to empower those underrepresented in the beauty industry has fueled her life's works to educate others and redefine the standard of what is beautiful. She is the creator of the Rezo Cut and travels the world educating stylists on how to inspire their curly clients to embrace the beauty within their hair. Founder of the Utopia Salon & Day Spa and Rezo Haircare, Nubia is an undisputed authority in the beauty industry.

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Kashonna Holland

Simply Kashonna

Kashonna Holland, President and CEO of Simply Kashonna, is a keynote speaker, inspirational coach, motivational author, and corporate trainer. Using her skills and experience, she helps others to live boldly, fearlessly, and courageously. In the corporate arena, Kashonna helps to create strategic growth and personal development. Discover yourself with Kashonna as s leadership development and personal empowerment.

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Aisha Strickland 

& Aeleise Ollarvia

Founders of Cut It Kink

This powerhouse duo joined forces in 2015 and created the viral #30DayHairDetox challenge that garnered the attention of over 10,000 curlies and naturals. Since then they have proven to be a steadfast authority in the curly hair community and have created a playbook for curly hair care called "Wash Your Damn Hair." You'll find them traveling the country and teaching others their techniques for curly hair care and styling, keeping their hand on the pulse of all things curly and kinky.

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The Ultimate Texture Vs Race Summit Experience

with VIP gives You the Following Benefits:

  • A swag bag filled with products and tools from our sponsors

  • Another swag bag full of Texture Vs Race goodies

  • VIP priority seating

  • First choice for hands-on model selection

  • Entry into a product giveaway drawing which features a collection of professional sized products

  • And much more! 

Featured Hotel

 The 2020 Texture Vs Race Summit will be hosted @ the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

(700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202). 

You asked and we heard you! Introducing Texture Vs Race Academy, a membership platform created to meet the

educational needs of those that desire to learn to do textured and curly hair! You wanted a place to discover

where you can look, learn, and ask about texture, and we made one!

Texture Vs Race Academy allows you to SEE the techniques used to create beautiful looks.

This is not just about curly hair, we will be demonstrating techniques for

ALL textures of hair via live interactive videos.

Members can expect

  • 3 Live videos: 2 Interactive and 1 theory based Q&A

Students will be able to view the videos at any time for their convenience. 

Texture Vs Race Break Down

“The ethnic market is growing day by day. Now more than ever before, hairstylists are confronted with a multi-textural clientele requesting color services and more while embracing their natural curls. For this reason, the Texture Vs Race Summit was established to empower ALL stylists with the required skills to meet the needs of today's diverse clientele without making them feel marginalized.”

~ Keya Neal, founder of Kolour Kulture


Click Here To Check Out Keya Neal As She

Breaks-Down Texture Vs Race

It doesn’t matter if the client’s hair is straight,

wavy, curly or kinky, a true colorist can do it all!


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