Two Forces In Professional Hair Care Education Join Forces to Tackle Race and Texture Fear In Facebook Live Chat

Cosmetology career enhancement organizations Kolour Kulture and Hairbrained collaborate on Facebook Live to help hairstylists overcome fears in servicing a texturally and racially diverse clientele.

December 07, 2018 (Brooklyn, NY)– Kolour Kulture and Hairbrained are leading names in the hair coloring industry, so it was only right that the two recently joined forces to present a Facebook Live tutorial on coloring textured hair. Kolour Kulture is the catalyst for the Texture VS Racemovement — a movement designed to empower industry hair colorists with confidence, knowledge, and the skill set to overcome fears related to servicing clients with hair textures different from their own. Hairbrained is a global community of passionate hairdressers & colorists, supporting each other in elevating their craft. In their joint Facebook Live broadcast, featuring Kolour Kulture founder, Keya Neal, and Hairbrained co-founder, Gerard Scarpaci, the two companies covered a few important key lessons for stylists and answered viewer questions while conducting a color demonstration on a live model.

To recap, the Facebook live provided onlooking hairstylists with the following 10 insights to overcome fears associated with coloring and servicing clients of diverse races and hair textures:

  1. As hairdressers, you need to be comfortable with all hair textures. If you have the skill and talent, you can do it all.

  2. When treating colored, textured hair, remember to condition, condition, condition to protect the hair through the coloring process.

  3. One of the secrets to keeping texture hair intact when you lift it is to use lower volume bleach and leave it on undisturbed for a longer period of time. This way it can really work its magic on the hair.

  4. Hair color with additives is a must for textured hair. Look for additives that help to preserve the integrity of the hair during the lifting process.

  5. If you have a hair color brand that is working best for you, use what you like. For Keya Neal, her favorite products to use during a color service includes Newsha, Artease, and Olaplex along with a few others.

  6. When coloring hair that has been relaxed, there are certain precautions you need to be aware of regarding the chemistry and sensitivity of relaxed hair. If you understand the hair chemistry, you will more easily know what products to use and when, proper conditioning treatments to use, and the best coloring method for it.

  7. According to Keya Neal, “you can lift relaxed hair, but never relax lifted hair.” After you relax hair, you can control the processing of your color to achieve your desired results. However, you cannot control a relaxer’s processing stage, which can put you at risk of over processing and damaging hair.

  8. Coloring should be taken carefully and seriously. Take your time, know what you’re doing, assess the hair, understand the porosity of the hair, understand the chemical state of the hair, and what your coloring can or can’t do for you and your client.

  9. For the best look, style and color hair in the way the client will be wearing their hair for most of the time and cover all bases in case the wind blows the hair a certain way or the hair is styled at a different angle. The color needs to adapt to any style choice and especially needs to complement the dominant way in which the client styles their hair. For this matter, it may be best to work with diagonal and corrugated lines or curl by curl sectioning while coloring textured hair.

  10. Sometimes color can be unpredictable and it might not turn out how you initially anticipated. In these instances, make appropriate adjustments to your color formulation that will still compliment your client and achieve as close to their desired color as possible. It’s always important to manage your client’s expectations to ensure that they realistically know what is and isn’t possible for their hair.

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In the vein of increasing ethnic diversity and the understanding of different textures in the hair care industry, Keya is spearheading the movement of inclusiveness with her 2-day educational summit for colorists, Texture Vs Race. Initially held at the Energizing Summit, hosted by The American Board of Certified Haircolorist, this class was an instant success as it broke down barriers related to hair texture and race. Now, Keya is keeping the conversation going and educating stylists of all walks of life. The 2-Day Texture Vs Race summit will be held on February 10th – 11th in New Orleans at that Royal Sonesta Hotel and will feature multiple industry leaders. To learn more about Texture Vs Race, please visit


For more information on Kolour Kulture and how this organization can assist with color education and stylist development through upcoming classes and tutorials, visit