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AFRO & CURL
SPECIALIST COURSES

Afro & Curl Specialist Courses


All Hair Types


This course is designed for individuals who want to expand their knowledge on working with all hair types.

Whether you want to overcome specific challenges with Afro and Excessively Curly hair types or simply wish to boost your essential knowledge and skills, this course will help you turn your uncertainty into confidence by breaking down the barriers of working with textured hair.

All Hair Types delivers:

  • •  Identifying and developing knowledge of all hair types 1 - 4
  • •  Identifying all textures from a – c
  • •  Understanding the characteristics of all hair types
  • •  Product knowledge and selection
  • •  Hands on workshop

Duration:   1 Day

Dates:    21 February 2017

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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Finishing


This course is targeted to those who want to know how to create the perfect finish.

Take an in-depth look at styling techniques with a range of heated appliances and styling tools to develop your creative skill and leave with an over all proficiency to create on-trend styling looks.

Finishing delivers:

  • •  Product knowledge and selection
  • •  Hair preparation
  • •  Blow drying techniques
  • •  How to use salon equipment and resources
  • •  Inspiration from current trends

Duration:   1 Day

Dates:    24 April 2017

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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Salon Essentials


This course is the foundation of Francesco Group’s Education and builds confidence in the fundamental Classic cutting techniques.

Learn how to use them in innovative ways when working with Afro and Excessively Curly hair.

Salon Essentials delivers:

  • •  Confidence and understanding of cutting Afro and Excessively Curly hair
  • •  Personalising styles using Classic techniques (One Length, Graduation & Layering)
  • •  Gain a thorough understanding of Francesco Group sectioning techniques
  • •  Understanding of terminology

Duration:   2 Days

Dates:    12 / 13 June 2017

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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Purely Natural


A course focused on working with and styling natural, virgin Afro hair.

This course provides the foundation for building your skills and knowledge when working with natural hair, leaving you able to offer a higher level of service to your natural hair clients.

Purely Natural delivers:

  • •  Working predominately with hair types 3 - 4
  • •  Understanding curl patterns
  • •  Incorporating techniques such as twists, twist outs, bantu knots, braiding and plaits
  • •  Product choice
  • •  Blow drying
  • •  Inspiration from current trends
  • •  Model demonstration and hands on workshop

Duration:   2 Days

Dates:    3 / 4 July 2017

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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Visionary Cutting


An inspirational session designed for confident Stylists seeking a new challenge delivered by award winning Stylist, Michelle Thompson.

Michelle will help you bridge your knowledge gap between classic and creative work with a modern twist.

Visionary Cutting delivers:

  • •  Innovative cutting techniques tailored to suit your clientèle
  • •  Interactive demonstrations and workshops
  • •  An insight into Michelle’s latest collection
  • •  Creating relevant looks to take back to your salon
  • •  Disconnection techniques
  • •  Section patterns

Duration:   2 Days

Dates:    11 / 12 September 2017

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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Alternate Texture


This course takes inspiration from innovative, specialist products to create semi-permanent straightening.

During this session you will understand hair texture and its ability to be straightened without permanent commitment.

Alternate Texture delivers:

  • •  Interactive demonstrations and workshops
  • •  Extensive consultation skills
  • •  In-depth product knowledge
  • •  Product selection

Duration:   1 Day

Dates:    23 October 2017

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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Relaxer Class


This course is ideal for Stylists or Technicians who would like to understand or extend their knowledge on how to relax Excessively Curly hair with confidence.

Relaxer Class delivers:

  • •  Application techniques
  • •  Interactive demonstrations and workshops
  • •  Extensive consultation skills
  • •  In-depth product knowledge
  • •  Product selection

Duration:   2 Days

Dates:    13 / 14 November 2017

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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ADDITIONAL COURSES


Get the Look


Get an inside look at how to create looks for the runway with Francesco Group’s Creative Director, Michelle Thompson. The session will teach styling techniques taken from the runways at Africa and London Fashion Weeks.

Participants will learn tricks from backstage and be inspired by current trends and the changing needs of clients. Gain an insight on how to interpret images and inspiration to produce a creative result to keep your clients look up to date and yourself motivated in the salon.

Duration:   1 Day

Dates:    On request and subject to minimum numbers

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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Advanced Creative


Introducing the creative and innovative vision that inspires each Francesco Group collection.

This course will take you on a journey of intense learning and will inspire you to develop your cutting skills to the highest level. An experience designed to encourage creativity in the salon and motivate advanced hairdressers wanting to push the boundaries of modern hairdressing when cutting Afro hair. Use of creative disconnection, asymmetry and paired down, simple strength in creativity as well as high impact cutting and colour demonstrations are combined with intense workshops to achieve a full range of skills to produce and push fashion forward hair.

Francesco Group’s Michelle Thompson and the Creative Team share their inspiration, thought process and skills in order to illustrate the latest trends and collections.

Duration:   1 Day

Dates:    On request and subject to minimum numbers

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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One to One


A bespoke self-development plan tailored to your needs.

Duration:   Subject to Availability

Dates:    On request

Location:   Birmingham Academy


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