23 May 2022

Inspirational Day with Rick Roberts

The Fellowship’s PROJECT: X recently spent an inspirational day with Rick Roberts – style guru and award-winning master of techniques. There, they learnt about texture, curls and coils.

Inspirational Day with Rick Roberts

The PROJECT: X team travelled to the ghd Academy in central London. They went with their team leader Sam Burnett for their latest mentoring team day. It was the latest in their year of education – an inspirational day with Rick Roberts. Rick Roberts is no stranger to creating beautiful textured hair images, winning Afro Hairdresser of the Year three times and is now a member of the Hall of Fame.

Working on mannequin heads, Rick talked to the team about the unique make up of textured hair, and discussed how to bring curls and coils to life.  Then, in the afternoon, they worked on Bantu Knots, twisting and rod setting, seeing for themselves the different curl results and styles possible with curly hair. But importantly, Rick went through the history of curly hair, the history of Afro Caribbean hair and understanding and respecting the curl.

Team member Tanahya Nash said: “Our PROJECT: X day with Rick Roberts was fantastic. Rick taught us a universal texture cut, braids, twists, Bantu knots and setting techniques. I can’t wait to take what we’ve learned, especially the styling techniques and put them into practice.”

Justine Weir added: “I had the best day with Rick, as always he delivers, his knowledge and understanding of curls and texture is unbelieveable. The vibes were amazing and everyone was buzzing after it, I really left like  I learnt a lot.”

Chris Donohue commented: “The inspirational day with Rick Roberts was wonderful. Textured hair is a hole in my knowledge, so it was amazing to be taught the fundamentals and more.  Rick has a really relaxed way of teaching, and it was a very open conversation.  I now feel more confident and knowledgeable in textured hair and I can’t wait to grow that part of myself.”

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