The ACA was created to provide hairstylists with education to learn about the art of curls through consultation, haircutting, product knowledge and styling. Expect to be inspired, motivated and gain new perspectives in any one of our classes.
There’s nothing better than supporting your clients in bringing their Curl Vision to life. At ACA, we aim to equip you with all the necessary tools to design your client’s dream curls, as well as how to support them outside the salon on their personal Curl Journey. Education is key; for both you AND your client!
What’s the number one thing you wish you knew about curly hair?
When finger detangling, hand motions are very important. First, pull apart then pull down. Next, run fingers through the section. Pressing your thumbnail into the hair while pulling with tension on top of the section will help to smooth the cuticle and press in product as well. It also helps to keep the hair wet while you are detangling. Water or a spray leave-in is perfect for this.
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A little behind the scenes look of some of the video footage we shot for our online class! 😍 Live classes are available for sign up now and we aim to be releasing the online course this fall! Can’t wait to see you there and support you in connecting with a whole new clientele!
Just a little preview of some content made for our online course! Having so much fun working with the models. Stay tuned for updates on our fall class 🍂🍂
After photos for the last video! 😍
(Sorry, Facebook won’t allow photo and videos in the same post!)
Amy first painted in her highlights, then after shampooing, applied product using the Denman Brush to make sure the product was applied evenly from roots to ends. Next, she diffused the curls most of the way, then switched to using the nozzle, aiming it at the roots to create volume and fullness as well as break up the curls. 👩🏽🦱😍
What a difference product and proper application can make! This shows the hair after being freshly cleansed and conditioned, but only the right side has had product applied! Amy used a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner then styled with a smoothing lotion and jelly which can either be layered putting the Lotion on first or cocktailed together. She finished with brushing the hair through with the Denman Brush to ensure proper product distribution 👩🏽🦱💕
🎉 Very exciting news! We are all about promoting and embracing one's natural hair so this makes us very happy to see!! :D
"It had nothing to do with the job... It just had everything to do with my hair," one woman said
ACA techniques in action! This haircut was done by Curl Specialist, Ester, at our home salon, Ambushed Salon. A beautiful before and after showing off her knowledge from our Curl Immersion Program.
Come learn from the Curl Master herself, Amy Bush! We can't wait to inspire you and elevate your career!
This one day crash course will get you started with introductory techniques you can apply right away. Learn the fundamentals of the 4 Pillars with an extensive walk through demo of cutting concepts, product application and styling techniques. Get the rundown on how to conduct a killer consult and take understanding your curly clients to the next level. Students will have the chance to apply their new skills with hands-on time on a mannequin or live model, soaking up one-on-one time with Amy as she assists you in perfecting each technique.
Visit our website for more info and to sign up!
✨CURLY HAIR STYLING TIP!✨
With curly hair, it's super important to choose the correct styling methods to achieve the client's desired results. If they are one to usually air dry and never diffuse their curls, having them sit under the hooded dryer will simulate a faster air drying effect. Then they can see how their curls will look on a normal day for them. Otherwise, if you diffuse instead, they may feel as though their hair is almost too curly or that it appears shorter because their curls popped up more than they are used to. Same goes for someone who usually diffuses. They will want to see their curls more pronounced as they typically style them.
With curly haired clients, especially in the beginning, a lot of it is about building trust with the client. They have likely experienced many bad haircuts and are already skeptical. Styling their curls in a way they are most used to will help them feel understood and confident in your skills.
Our first blog post is up! We plan to interview a series of leaders in our community and first up is Susie Turner, founder of BeYoutiful Naturally. Susie is a self described "fitness and natural hair enthusiast" who is on a mission to show you that fitness and natural hair CAN co-exist! She even has an upcoming event, When Natural Hair Meets Fitness (Aug 3rd), hosting multiple professionals to speak on the issue, including our own Amy Bush. To learn more about Susie and the single piece of advice she wishes everyone knew, check out her interview on the blog!
+ get tickets to her event!
Working with curly hair is truly an art. No two curly heads are alike and it's not uncommon to find mulitple different textures on one head! The day is never boring with curls and these clients will keep you on your toes. If you're feeling like you're doing the same hair styles day in and day out, maybe it's time for a change. Expanding your education into natural curl textures will not only provide you with a new perspective but a whole new set of heads to work with! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We'd love to see you in one of our classes!
EVENT ALERT!🚨 Amy will be speaking at the upcoming event, 𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, hosted by Susie Turner ofBeYoutiful Naturally. Come learn about 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞, 𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 and 𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 with industry professionals! Enjoy live entertainment, a pamper station, a 20 minute workout, lunch and more!
Join us on 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐀𝐮𝐠 𝟑𝐫𝐝 from 10-2pm at Tension Fit Trainer in Gahanna, OH.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Have you ever just felt like you weren't sure how to best care for your naturally curly haired client? Maybe it felt like there was information you were missing? Or techniques you wished you'd been taught in school that didn't just involve straightening the hair? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We've all had that dreaded feeling of doubt. Of uncertainty. "How am I going to take care of this guest?" I'm sure we'd all agree- it's not a good feeling. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We want to make sure that never happens again! That the next time a curly haired client is in your chair, you have all the confidence on how to connect with them, service them with the best techniques, and provide answers to all their questions. We want to equip you with the skills and confidence to handle ANY texture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you're ready for something new- a chance to broaden your knowledge and hone your skillset, one of our courses may just be the answer. We'd love the chance to inspire you and teach you curly hair from a fresh perspective. Poke around our website and see if we're a good fit for you. We'd love to hear what your think and can't wait to meet you!
Our passion is C U R L S. Curls of every texture from beachy waves to kinky afros and everything in between! The ACA techniques were built to be moldable to work with any texture you encounter. By giving you the tools in their most basic format, then teaching you how to put it all back together, you have the skills to create any look desired. Just as a chief can use the same ingredients to create different recipes, you'll be able to manipulate your skillset for any result! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Curious? Check out our website! http://ambushedcurlacademy.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Questions? Leave 'em below!
If you're ready to really dive in deep and take your career to new heights, our 5 DAYS OF FUNDAMENTALS class is for you! This class will meet once per week, with each week devoted to mastering a different Pillar (the essentials to understanding curly hair!). Be ready to get hands-on with both mannequins and live models to apply your new skills. Learn how to break down curly concepts to their true basics so you can build them back up again with a full understanding of how create your client’s dream curls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Class starts in September! Check out our website to learn how the Ambushed Curl Academy can elevate your career with curl education.⠀
We have multiple class options available!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
INTO TO THE 4 PILLARS is a one day crash course that will get you started with introductory techniques you can apply right away. Learn the fundamentals of the 4 Pillars with an extensive walkthrough demo of cutting concepts, product application and styling techniques. Get the rundown on how to conduct a killer consult and take understanding your curly clients to the next level. Students will have the chance to apply their new skills with hands-on time on a mannequin, soaking up one-on-one time with Amy as she assists you in perfecting each technique.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Class offered Sept 9, Sept 30 and Oct 21, 2019.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Space is limited so sign up now! http://ambushedcurlacademy.com/courses/pillars-course/
The ACA was created to provide hairstylists with education to learn about the art of curls through consultation, haircutting, product knowledge and styling. Expect to be inspired, motivated and gain new perspectives in any one of our classes. Our courses are intended for hairstylists of any skill level ready to boost their career with immersive education.
Meet Ambushed Curl Academy Founder & Educator, Amy Bush! Amy is also the Founder of Ambushed Salon, A Curly Hair Salon in Columbus, OH. The ACA is here to provide hairstylists with much-needed curly hair education!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Education has always been something I’ve been very passionate about. Over the past three decades, I have held educator positions with a few product companies, and developed classes within a long-standing salon. Throughout my career, there has always been a shortage of curly hair education. Although more recently there’s been an increase, especially in individuals sharing their own experiences on social media and YouTube and more classes have started to pop-up, frankly, there’s still not enough education, not enough stylists, and not enough awareness.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is no reason that every stylist shouldn’t have the knowledge and understanding to skillfully serve their curly haired clients. I want to change the way the industry views natural curl and texture and inspire change in the way it is taught from the very beginning. A dream of mine is to see this being taught from the start as part of the curriculum in the schools. While the ACA serves as a source of education, I also hope to inspire stylists to stay curious and never stop learning" (Amy Bush).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In-person classes begin in September! Space is limited so don't wait! We look forward to meeting you! ☺️
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