Education

ALARA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS


CLARA AMAGURU is an artistic educator for DESIGN ESSENTIALS, the leading multicultural hair product line from Atlanta, since 2004. Her love for education led her to start professional development workshops in 1998 where she taught for the Cosmetology Association of BC and to stylists that wanted to diversify their services. She has taught at Vancouver Tech and Alpha Secondary cosmetology schools. 


Many of the cosmetology schools in British Columbia lightly touch on some areas of interest to many aspiring stylists like hair extensions, embracing and working with diverse hair textures or straightening curly or coily hair. Many graduates have minimal experience in these areas and yet the demand for such services is growing with the increased diversity in our demographics. For the past two decades, she has developed and still teaches licensed stylists various techniques of hair extensions, working with textured hair, braiding, locs and cornrows. 

  • Cornrows
  • Braids
  • Hair extensions 101
  • Hair extensions advanced
  • Natural hair care
  • Custom class

 

CORNROWS (Open to everyone)    $595

  • Proper sectioning and consultation
  • Learning overhand technique in detail
  • Adding extensions to cornrows
  • Proper maintenance and removal

 

BRAIDS (Open to everyone)      $595

  • Proper sectioning and consultation
  • Learning overhand braiding technique in detail
  • Adding extensions to braids at different points
  • Proper maintenance and removal

 

HAIR EXTENSIONS 101 (Open to licensed stylists only) 2 DAYS $1100

SUNDAY (10:00am -5pm)                             

  • Hair extensions introduction                        
  • Consultation and hair analysis                     
  • Cornrows technique                                    
  • Hair quality selection                                    
  • Bonding technique                                       
  • Partial weaving                                            

  

MONDAY (10am -5pm)

  • Full head weaving
  • Clip in extensions
  • Fusion technique
  • Maintenance
  • Removing extensions
  • Troubleshooting

 

HAIR EXTENSIONS ADVANCED (Open to licensed stylists only)  $795

  • hair extensions overview and brush up on cornrows
  • net weaving for bald spots or thinning clients
  • Closure units 
  • Integration system
  • Detachable weave units

 

NATURAL HAIR CARE (Open to everyone)  $595

  • Curl /texture identification and history
  • Detailed overview of wavy, curly and coily textures (from 2B - 4C)
  • Curly styling techniques (3 methods)
  • Textured styling techniques (3 methods)
  • Featuring Design Essentials natural hair care line with product knowledge and execution

 

CUSTOM CLASSES (salons, film industry and cosmetology schools) 

Custom classes can be tailored to meet specific needs. some examples include hair relaxers, hair texturizers, cutting textured hair, perming textured hair or other hair extension techniques. 

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  1. A mannequin with at least 4inches of hair
  2. A mannequin stand or tripod
  3. A tail comb
  4. A water bottle
  5. 6 hair clips
  6. Weaving needle
  7. Weaving thread
  8. Pen for taking notes
  9. A lighter
  10. A notepad

 

CLASS SCHEDULE 2021-2022

OCTOBER 17 
Cornrows
OCTOBER 18
Braids
OCTOBER 24 & 25
Hair Extensions 101
NOVEMBER 7
Natural hair care
JANUARY 16
Cornrows
JANUARY 17
Braids
FEBRUARY 6
Hair extensions advanced 

 

GENERAL

  • Certificates will be provided at the end of each class after successful completion.
  • For group bookings of a minimum of 4 people, 10% off the course fee will be given.
  • Class sizes are very small, 4 to 6 people, to enable attendees to learn all techniques. These are hands-on with one-on-one guidance by top experts in these areas. Our wealth of knowledge, coupled with over two decades of experience, will provide attendees with unsurpassed education. 
  • Hair extension services can cost anywhere from $250 to $2000 depending on the hair quality and technique used. The class fees can be covered by your first client. The techniques learned are guaranteed to increase the income potential for any stylist.

 

REGISTRATION - Please send an email with the following information to: 

alarahairsolutions@gmail.com

 

FULL NAMES ___________________________________________________

 

EMAIL ADDRESS_________________________________________________

 

ADDRESS ______________________________________________________

  

ARE YOU A LICENSED STYLIST? _____________________________________

 

(PROOF OF LICENSE OR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES EXCEPT BRAIDS AND CORNROWS.)

 

WORKSHOP AND DATE ___________________________________________

 

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DEPOSIT OF $250 has to be submitted with registration. You can cancel up to 7 days before class dates and receive a 100% refund within 10 days. LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATIONS WILL FORFEIT THE REGISTRATION FEES AND NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.