May 2018 I was lucky enough to attend Curly Hair Artistry Spring Symposium in Rockville, Maryland. Wafaya hosted this event at her beautiful curly hair salon Oasis. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many stylists who loving doing curly hair as much as we do here at Moisture Salon.
I learned how everyone else ran their booking site, services they provide and also different styling techniques. For me I think it’s important to keep educating yourself, learning different products and also techniques. One technique I learned from the Oasis team, which I think it’s better for the salon aspect rather than an at home technique for clients...they would take a bowl and put a little bit of conditioner mix with water and keep reapplying it to the hair...this they did on multi-textural (4C) hair. This is a great technique for keeping the hair hydrated and not rising our precious product down the drain. A perfect at home product application that I learned was really getting into the hair with conditioner and product and doing a prayer motion along with finger combing the product in the in the hair. This technique insures no frizz and proper product distribution, I will definitely be implementing this in my sets. I can’t wait to show everyone!
This event wasn’t just for learning new techniques but also the business aspect of the salon. An important take away for me was learning how to manage my time replying to clients on my days off but not letting it consume my day. Having one hour a day or night to tend to your job or business is perfect, you wont feel as over-whelmed but you can get your work done and then have time to spend preparing your work week or with your loved ones. I don’t think many people realize how much time we take away from our personal lives to tend to clients or potential clients. I think we should all have a mutual respect for each other especially on these designated days off.
Thank you all for reading my thoughts in somethings I've learned in these last couple days.