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3- DAY EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT FOR STYLISTS

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND  |  MARCH 17th - 19th

Ready to explore the spectrum of texture?

Want to learn how to identify and care for all hair types?

Need hands-on and hearts-open technical education?

We have it all 🤎

It's time to join the movement to create a more inclusive beauty industry.

This year's Texture VS Race Summit is a full hair show experience where attendees can connect with partnered brands on the exhibit floor, participate in independent and branded education sessions, and attend a rotation of breakout sessions, classes, panels, and stage demonstrations. We are thrilled to invite you to join us for this first-of-its-kind event that celebrates diversity, creativity, and inclusion in the beauty industry.

This 3-day summit for stylists and beauty professionals provides attendees with texturally- inclusive cut, color, and styling education alongside DEI coaching while connecting with partnered sponsored. Attendees training includes stage demonstrations, breakout classes, hands-on education, and our trademark Hydro Discovery Curl Clinic™ session.

THE EVENT:

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We are dedicated to empowering beauty professionals to meet the evolving needs of a diverse clientele. Our mission is to assist stylists in honing their textural skills and building cultural competence, ultimately creating an inclusive beauty industry that embraces and celebrates texture and race both behind the chair and behind the scenes.

THE TVR MISSION:

FEATURED AT THIS YEAR'S SUMMIT

THIS YEAR'S SUMMIT WILL FEATURE EVEN MORE WAYS TO INTERACT WITH AND EDUCATE ATTENDEES,  WITH MORE STAGES, BREAKOUT GROUPS, AND ADDITIONAL CLASSES.

Exhibition Floor

DAY 1 (MARCH 17)

Browse a brand-inclusive exhibit floor with partner brands and independent educators providing product knowledge education and technical demonstrations.

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Mastermind with Keya*

DAY 1 (MARCH 17)

A deep dive into personal development, leadership and allyship. This session will include a DEI presentation by Keya focused on leadership development, followed by open discussion and interactive activities on Day 1, 10am - 1pm.
*Exclusive to Diamond  Mastermind Tickets

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Artist Exhibition

DAY 1 (MARCH 17)
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Highlight of the Night 1 will open the show with high energy education and hair demonstration.

Birthday Celebrations

DAY 2  (MARCH 18)
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Join us in celebrating Keya's 50th-and-a-half birthday by dressing up, winding down, mingling, and enjoying light bites with good company. Attendees will also receive TVR and sponsor SWAG bags. 🎉

Round-Robin
"Hydro-Discovery Curl Clinic
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DAY 2 & 3 (MARCH 18 - 19)
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Collaborative Coaches walk attendees through the clinic floor to assess and observe a spectrum of texture on live models. Topics covered include dry consultation, texture analysis, wet consultation/analysis, detox, detangling, and product usage

Stage Presentations

DAY 2 & 3 (MARCH 18 - 19)
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Main stage will feature a rotation of technical education, demonstrations, panels, and hair presentations throughout Day 2 & 3

Hands-On Education

DAY 2 & 3 (MARCH 18 - 19)
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Attendees will receive comprehensive and hands-on education covering cutting, coloring, and styling techniques for all hair textures, including straight, wavy, curly, and coily hair types.

Breakout Sessions

DAY 2 & 3 (MARCH 18 - 19)
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In-depth and intimate education sessions from a myriad of curated product, brand, and independent education.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

"THE VIP EXPERIENCE"
 

$1,399 -  EARLY BIRD

  • Artist Exhibition
    • Highlight of the night, featuring high energy education and hair demonstrations Sunday evening.

  • Exhibition Floor​

    • ​Browse a brand-inclusive exhibit floor with partner brands and independent educators providing product knowledge education and technical demonstrations.

  • Round-Robin Hydro Discovery Curl Clinic

    • TVR Collab artists will demonstrate texturally-inclusive services from wash to set on live models during this rotating, up close and hands-on session.
  • Choice of Speciality Hands-On Class

    • Choose a cutting, coloring, or styling hands-on class. Attendees will watch and follow along during hair demos and guided hands-on practice. Additional hands-on available for purchase.

  • Holiday Social 

    • Dress up, wind down, mingle, celebrate, and enjoy light bites on  Day 2 during the Texture VS Race Holiday Social.  Featuring TVR and brand SWAG.

  • Breakout Sessions​

    • ​In-depth and intimate education sessions from a myriad of curated product, brand, and independent education.

  • SWAG Bags

    • Discover new products, brands, and services with our TVR SWAG bag.

DIAMOND TICKET - MASTERMIND

$1,799 - EARLY BIRD

  • Everything included in VIP ticket

  • Morning Mastermind session with Keya Neal

    • A deep dive into personal development, leadership, salon ownership, and allyship. This session will include a DEI presentation by Keya for leadership development, followed by open discussion and interactive activities.

    • Hosted on Day 1 from 10am - 1pm

GENERAL TICKET

$747  - EARLY BIRD

  • The General Ticket Includes:

    • Artist Exhibition
    • Exhibition Floor
    • Breakout Sessions
    • Stage Sessions
    • SWAG Bags
  • The following are not included but can be added on at a later date.

    • Hydro Discovery Curl Clinic

    • Holiday Social

    • Hands-On Speciality Education

Contact us for group (5+) and student rates.

Payment Plans

PAYMENT PLANS

Plan's monthly payments begin 2-weeks after downpayment is made. 

$200.00 down then $287.26 USD for each 2 weeks, for 2 installments

$100.00 USD down, then $337.50 USD for each month, for 4 installments

$100.00 USD down, then $441.14 USD for each month, for 4 installments

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A LETTER FROM THE HOST,

Keya Neal

I am writing to you today with great enthusiasm and a renewed sense of purpose. As the founder of Texture VS Race, I am committed to driving positive change within the beauty industry and creating a more inclusive environment for all. Today, I want to share some exciting updates about the upcoming Texture VS Race Summit and how it will revolutionize the way stylists approach hair shows. This year's Texture VS Race Summit has evolved into a first-of-its-kind hair show that celebrates a truly inclusive and diverse experience. Existing hair shows significantly  lack true inclusivity. These shows are often categorized as either the  "black show" or "white show" with only a sprinkling of diversity. Such segregation does not reflect the vibrancy and diversity that exists within the beauty industry. This year's summit will bring together an inclusive array of educators and brand partners to teach, demonstrate, and build connections with attendees under the premise that "products are for performance, not people." In addition, we are thrilled to offer even more educational opportunities to help stylists diversify their skillset when working with different hair textures. Whether you specialize in cut, color, or styling, you will have the chance to participate in a rotation of stage education, hands-on learning, and breakout sessions led by esteemed educators.  My ultimate goal is for attendees to view hair through the lens of art and science. By changing the narrative and creating a brand and education inclusive hair show, stylists will have the freedom to choose products and education based on performance and need, rather than being confined by societal expectations of "black hair" or "white hair" categorization. This shift empowers stylists to become more capable beauty professionals and align with brands that share their values. I am determined to continue creating inclusive spaces within the beauty industry, and next on my agenda are the hair shows! Our mission to break down texture and racial barriers, build connections, and foster an inclusive industry is a challenge I gladly accept. I firmly believe in the power of unity and understanding, through which we can create a truly inclusive beauty industry where diversity and inclusion are not just acknowledged, but celebrated. I sincerely hope to see you at the Texture VS Race Summit and look forward to changing the industry together.🤎 With gratitude, Keya Neal

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FEATURING EDUCATION FROM:

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THE TVR COLLABORATIVE

Learn from our team’s hands-on education sessions and our trademarked “Hydro-Discover Curl Clinic™."

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INDEPENDENT EDUCATORS

Gain valuable insights, advanced techniques, industry trends, business coaching, and wellness guidance to elevate your craft and thrive in your entrepreneurial journey.

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BRAND

EDUCATORS

Align with brands to develop a deeper understanding of products and brand’s texture-inclusive offerings.

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  • Aymen Eldabli

  • Brenda Amaral of True Hair Education

  • Carla Jones

  • Cassandra Platinum

  • Christopher Aaron

  • Elizabeth Faye

  • Fey Katembo

  • Hunter Donia

  • Ladner

  • Ky Smith

  • Micheline Barber 

  • Nina Tulio

  • Stephanie Luster

  • The Texture VS Race Collaborative

... More to be announced!

FEATURED EDUCATORS & GUESTS

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WHAT WE DO

The Texture VS Race Summit gives attendees the technical and cultural know-how needed to interact with and service a diverse clientele.

COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION

Attendees will learn how to cut, color, and style any texture of hair thanks to the event's inclusive education by Texture VS Race and our portfolio of sponsored educators.

DEI COACHING

Keya's DEI coaching and signature "Language of Texture" class will help stylists to dismantle common racial and textural misconceptions as they learn about natural and curly textures.

OUR SUMMIT SPONSORS

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