Training & Education

Design Essentials Professional Support Greater Inclusivity Within Industry

by kieran / last updated July 20, 2021

Design Essentials inclusivity training

Design Essentials Professional has continued to show its support for greater inclusivity within the industry with a new training programme set to launch, following the recent approval of the Hairdressing National Occupational Standards for more extensive education which caters to all hair types.

Following this change of National Occupational Standards, college tutors will require specialist training in wavy, curly and coiled hair. As a corporate brand partner and HABIA endorsed trainer, the Design Essentials International Educator Team will be part of a nationwide programme sharing knowledge, skills and practical solutions in support of this drive for greater inclusivity in hairdressing.

The hair care brand, manufactured by McBride Research Labs, Inc., has had two team members offer their input since the review began last year, as well as its resident registered trichologist offering contributions as part of the Expert Working Group for the Trichology Standards, which were also approved.

Design Essentials has said its team is preparing to reach out and support as many college tutors, salon stylists and students in the training of textured hair as possible, planning to roll-out the ‘DE Textured Hair Training Programme’ in support.

A family run business stemming over 31 years, Design Essentials has had a long and impressive history, including being the brand of choice chosen to take residence in the salon catering to Olympians from all Nations in the Olympic Village when their home city of Atlanta hosted the event.

Sharon Thompson, Design Essential’s international marketing manager, commented: “It gives me absolute pleasure to disclose our ‘DE Textured Hair Training Programme’, in support of colleges, salons, and students to help them to incorporate textured hair into their services and deliverables along with the new qualifications that will be evident with the incorporation of the new standards as advocated by HABIA and in relation to our recognised brand partnership with them.”

Sharon concluded: “I am delighted that we can now confidently deliver training that represents every demographic evident within the communities in which we live.”

Lead photo credits:

HAIR: Tee @ffionshair for Design Essentials

PHOTOGRAPHY: @rickybgood

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