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  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Hair Braid it Manual
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:90
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098316181

The Hair Braid it Manual HD

A Step By Step Guide for Popular Braiding Styles and Trending Hair Techniques

by Afiya Hopson

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Overview
The 'Hair? Braid it!' (HBI) manual Higher Definition (HD) consists of six parts which are listed below: A. Hair Care: Wash & Steam Techniques, Hair Drying Techniques & Hair Care for braids. B. Braid Style Essentials: Tools, Products, Braiding Hair descriptions & much more. C. Braiding Hair Techniques: Braid Parting Techniques, Knot-less braiding, Feed-in braiding & much more. D. HD Essentials: Tools, Equipment & Products. E. HD Hair Techniques: Silk press, Invisible Ponytails & Natural Hair Styling. F. Basics in Business: Salon Structure, Business Finances & much more. Owning an HBI manual HD allows you free entry into some of our online courses which are held throughout the year. Visit our website hairbraidit.com (training tab) for more information. This manual should take stylists from an intermediate to advanced level of salon styling.
Description
The 'Hair? Braid it!' (HBI) manual Higher Definition (HD) is an improved and extended version of the manual published in 2017. It consists of six parts which together address hair care, hair-styling essentials, hair-styling techniques for natural hair, adding braid extensions and some fundamental steps for persons interested in starting a beauty business. This instructional manual, along with the HBI online classes and other workshops and courses, is an essential tool to help persons with their styling skills. It gives step-by-step instructions for the completion of braiding techniques including feed-in braiding, knotless braiding and passion twists. The manual also addresses current trending hair techniques such as silk pressing and invisible ponytails. The HBI manual HD is a compilation of techniques on paperback that the world needs and was designed with you in mind! Whether you are a student living abroad looking for skills to manage your own hair, a new hair stylist trying to jump start your creativity, a professional stylist who wants to own your own salon, or a cosmetology teacher interested in improving your curriculum, this manual will take you to the next level.
About the author
My name is Afiya Hopson and I am the CEO and founder of the Hair?Braid It! (HBI) brand in Trinidad and Tobago. I have over nine years' experience as a stylist and my specialties are Braids and Natural hair styles. I especially love braiding because I see it as an art separate from all other hairstyles; one that requires patience and passion like no other. At the tender age of thirteen, I began practicing hair-braiding. Soon after I started sporting my own hairstyles, people began asking for my services. Over the years, through trial and error, attending workshops and watching videos my skills have improved tremendously, insomuch that I have even conducted workshops and performed my hair styling skills internationally. I am currently the owner of two salons where I train and employ many other stylists, and have also authored the HBI manual published in 2017; an introductory guide to braiding techniques that subsequently led to the launch of online classes to help stylists around the world perfect their skills. I attained my BSc. In Industrial Engineering in 2013. In 2014, I then went on to achieve my Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) after I was tested to ensure that I had the knowledge to perform all hairstyles to the highest standards. I have since combined the skills I have gained from both certifications to educate young women on the joys of braiding and provide them with a source of employment. At least two hundred women have attended my workshops, all of whom have shown remarkable progress. My goal is to continue learning and educating in the field that I love. I long to see natural hair styling and braiding play a bigger part in cosmetology programs. The HBI brand that I have established is more than a simple hairstyle or look, it is a medium used to create a woman of a different calibre, a woman of flavor, of variety; one who can harness their inner goddess and take one step closer to being that glamourous woman we all have the potential to be. My team and I at HBI seek to continuously break barriers and ensure that not only the quality of braids is excellent but that our customer service and the methods used are nonpareil. We are steadily developing a brand that is customer-driven, customer-centred and customer-focused, creating standards and guidelines that everyone can follow. To change the braiding stereotype on an international level; To promote braiding as a healthy protective style and debunk the myths that surround it; To alter the face of braids for generations to come; HBI takes braiding to a whole new level.
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