Stylists & Salons

People of curl and the stylists who desire to serve them, deserve a curl infrastructure in NZ that delivers excellence on all levels. 

From curl-centric customer experiences of this niche, to the wholesale supply of salon-quality, grassroots-trusted products from Clever Curl and EverEscents, combined with high quality professional stylist education…my vision has always been to build a sustainable curl infrastructure in Aotearoa-NZ for the generations of curls to come.   

With stockists all over NZ and having educated stylists from Nelson to the North Shore, my depth of knowledge and nationwide, organic grassroots support is a proven wealth of resource for stylists and stockists.   

I’m currently offering three options for Stylist Curl Education. Each option is designed to improve you and your stylists’ proficiency and confidence at cutting curls and serving your curly clients’ needs.

In addition, any option when completed in full, allows you as a salon owner/stylist the opportunity to become a stockist of the Clever Curl range, buying wholesale from myself as the official Clever Curl and EverEscents wholesaler for NZ. 

Curly Hair Salon NZ
The Curl Next Door

I’d been searching for new training and inspiration for a while. Having curly hair myself I was totally able to relate to everything Donna has to offer.

I spent 2 fully loaded days training in curly hair with Donna, who has so much knowledge and inspiration to give! I came away feeling fully ignited, inspired, raring to go and wanting more! Her enthusiasm and knowledge is enlightening, I can not thank her enough!!
 
‘One on one’ training is definitely the way to go. It’s hands on and you retain so much more.
 

-Vicki Carr, Nelson

In NZ, I have a unique perspective and insight into the needs and desires of the curly population.

As a grassroots curly seeing a great need, to then  establishing an infrastructure to support the birth and carefully-stewarded growth of this niche, to then also become trained by the world’s leading curl educators who are known and trusted by the global grassroots curl communities, I straddle and support both sides of the divide.

Traditional stylist training does not teach the kinds of methods that people of curl are now looking for, and the mainstream salon experience is not known among people of curl for meeting the needs of the curly client, who increasingly knows more about products/ingredients/cutting techniques and styling methods suited to curly textures than the industry itself.

In addition to this, the curly consumer is prepared to travel the length of the country for the services of a curl specialist, even going overseas for such services in the pre-Covid world, prior to the niche of curl specialists emerging here.

Due to the reach of social media, the curly client is often well aware of the difference in ‘who’s who’ and ‘what’s what’ in the global curl community, and are seeking stylists to deliver for real, on texture inclusivity.

Stylists are beginning to realise this and seek out the training opportunities that are now available in this niche.

My core role then, when educating stylists, is to equip you with the understanding and skills required to meet this demand, empowering you to deliver confident, sustainable and beautiful outcomes across the board for your curly clients.

Please email me at thecurlnextdoor.nz@gmail.com, to discuss the applicable section below.

The Curl Next Door

What an amazing experience!

My training with Donna was not only thorough, informative and inspiring, it was delivered with such passion and enthusiasm. I left with a wealth of curly knowledge, confidence and excitement for curls like never before. Thank you Donna, you are an incredibly passionate curl friend.

-Jeanette Cork, Woodbine Studios.

STYLIST CURL EDUCATION OPTIONS

Held in your salon, for up to 4 stylists, this One Day Workshop covers basic principles designed to have you and your stylists become more proficient and curl-friendly in catering to curly clients’ needs.

If we establish that this is the right educational opportunity for you and your salon stylists, we can discuss scheduling and booking via email. Upon confirmation of your booking we begin with two Orientation Video Calls.

Two Orientation Video Calls:
These give us the time needed to cover relevant historical developments of this niche, the current context of curls internationally, the expectations of the curly consumer, and your preparations for the training.

One Day Workshop covers:

  • How to conduct a Curl Consultation
  • How to do Curl Cuts, dry, using curl-friendly techniques for all the textures in your group of models.
  • How to cleanse and hydrate differing textures and densities
  • How to select and apply products from the Clever Curl range and EverEscents ranges
  • How to prepare the hair for drying and how to dry differing textures and densities, and for differing outcomes
  • How to unpack the experience for the client.

One Follow-Up Zoom Meeting provides:
The opportunity to review your stylist’s developing portfolio, for feedback and questions. It also provides the opportunity for you to have additional questions answered once you and your stylists begin implementing your new skills. These may include the set-up of your service menu, formats for your curl appointment services, further discussion of Clever Curl & EverEscents products.

SUMMARY
2 x Orientation Video Calls
1 Day Workshop
Workbook of Notes
2 x Look + Learns
2 x Model Sittings per Stylist
4 x Different Hair Experiences in Total
1 x Follow-Up Zoom Meeting

Although each model experience will be in-depth, the time available in one day allows for less diversity of models, therefore less opportunities to cover the full range of variations in natural textures, densities and needs.

However, this basic knowledge would make you what I consider to be curl-friendly stylists, or a curl-friendly salon.

UPON COMPLETION:

  • Upon completion of these requirements, each stylist, or your salon, (you as the salon owner will decide) will receive a Certificate of Completion relevant to the Education you’ve taken.
  • You will have the opportunity to go onto my Curl Specialists Directory in NZ on Facebook. 
  • You’ll now be able to place orders for Clever Curl and EverEscents products with me, and be listed on Clever Curl’s Stockists Page.
  • You will have the opportunity to have social media promotion on my The Curl Next Door Facebook and/or Instagram Pages.

To begin your enquiry, please contact me to book an Exploration Video Call.

SALON INVESTMENT:
$3000 excl GST

Prices current at June 2022.
Travel costs and accommodation not included in cost and are to be covered by the host salon. 

Held in your salon, for up to 4 stylists, this Two Day Masterclass covers the following topics in-depth, and is designed to have you confidently meeting and exceeding curly clients’ expectations with a variety of textures, needs and densities.

If we establish that this is the right educational opportunity for you and your salon stylists, we can discuss scheduling and booking via email. Upon confirmation of your booking we begin with two Orientation Video Calls.

Two Orientation Video Calls:
These give us the time needed to cover relevant historical developments of this niche, the current context of curls internationally, the expectations of the curly consumer, and your preparations for the training.

Two Day Masterclass covers:

  • How to conduct specific and thorough Curl Consultations
  • How to do Curl Cuts, dry, using curl-friendly techniques for all the textures in your group of models.
  • How to cleanse and hydrate differing textures and densities
  • How to select and apply products from the Clever Curl range and EverEscents ranges
  • How to prepare the hair for drying and how to dry differing textures and densities, and for differing outcomes
  • How to unpack the experience for the client
  • How to build a portfolio of work, for use in social media and promotions.

Three Follow-Up Zoom Meetings cover:

  • The building of a portfolio of your work
  • Feedback and discussion of portfolio
  • Further discussion of Clever Curl & EverEscents products
  • Structuring appointment flow
  • Service menu structure
  • Social media planning for launch upon completion
  • Any other strategy that you may need support for.

SUMMARY
2 x Orientation Video Calls
2 Day Masterclass
Workbook of Notes
3 x Look + Learns
4 x Model Sittings Per Stylist
7 x Different Hair Experiences in Total
3 x Follow-Up Zoom Meetings

If you, or your stylists were wanting to go into doing fully inclusive curl services 100% as a curl specialist, this is my recommended level of education.

UPON COMPLETION:

  • Upon completion of these requirements, each stylist, or your salon, (you as the salon owner will decide) will receive a Certificate of Completion relevant to the Education you’ve taken.
  • You will have the opportunity to go onto my Curl Specialists Directory in NZ on Facebook. 
  • You’ll now be able to place orders for Clever Curl and EverEscents products with me, and be listed on Clever Curl’s Stockists Page.
  • You will have the opportunity to have social media promotion on my The Curl Next Door Facebook and/or Instagram Pages.

To begin your enquiry, please contact me to book an Exploration Video Call.

SALON INVESTMENT:
$4200 excl GST

Prices current at June 2022.
Travel costs and accommodation not included in cost and are to be covered by the host salon. 

Held in my salon, this One To One Intensive Immersion Workshop covers the following topics in-depth, and is designed to have you confidently meeting and exceeding curly clients’ expectations with a variety of textures, needs and densities.

If we establish that this is the right educational opportunity for you and your salon stylists, we can discuss scheduling and booking via email. Upon confirmation of your booking we begin with two Orientation Video Calls.

Two Orientation Video Calls:
These give us the time needed to cover relevant historical developments of this niche, the current context of curls internationally, the expectations of the curly consumer, and your preparations for the training.

1 Evening & 2 Day Intensive Immersion Workshop covers:

  • How to conduct multiple, specific, thorough Curl Consultations
  • How to do Curl Cuts, appropriate to the texture structure, density, lifestyle and desire of the curl client
  • How to cleanse and hydrate differing textures and densities
  • How to select and apply products from the Clever Curl range and EverEscents ranges
  • How to prepare the hair for drying and how to dry differing textures and densities, and for differing outcomes
  • How to unpack the experience for the client
  • How to take great Befores & Afters, building a portfolio of work, for use in social media and promotions.

Three Follow-Up Zoom Meetings cover:

  • The building of a portfolio of your work
  • Feedback and discussion of portfolio
  • Further discussion of Clever Curl & EverEscents products
  • Structuring appointment flow
  • Service menu structure
  • Social media planning for launch upon completion
  • Any other strategy that you may need support for.

SUMMARY
2 x Orientation Video Calls
1 Evening Session
2 Day Intensive Immersion Workshop
Workbook of Notes
3 x Look + Learns (2 are shadowing)
6 x Subsequent Model Sittings
9 x Different Hair Experiences in Total
3 x Follow-Up Zoom Meetings

If you were wanting to go into doing fully inclusive curl services as a curl specialist, this is my recommended level of education.

UPON COMPLETION:

  • Upon completion of these requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion relevant to the Education you’ve taken.
  • You will have the opportunity to go onto my Curl Specialists Directory in NZ on Facebook. 
  • You’ll now be able to place orders for Clever Curl and EverEscents products with me, and be listed on Clever Curl’s Stockists Page.
  • You will have the opportunity to have social media promotion on my The Curl Next Door Facebook and/or Instagram Pages.

To begin your enquiry, please contact me to book an Exploration Video Call.

STYLIST INVESTMENT:
$3000 excl GST

Prices current at June 2022.
Your travel costs and accommodation are not included in cost.

I offer an exciting additional opportunity for any salon or stylist for whom I have trained. 

On a day subsequent or prior to training, the salon that is hosting me can book me for one to two Curl Events. 

These are an awesome opportunity to connect with new clients-to-be, generate publicity around your new venture and establish your space in the niche of curl specialisation.

With built-in economic benefits for the host salon, a buzz for your clients and client-to-be, and a fun way to extend your learning, these are always an absolute hit!

Feel free to discuss this with me in your Exploration Call.