Award-winning Rick Roberts spent the day with the Fellowship’s PROJECT: X recently where they learnt about texture, curls and coils.
The team travelled to the ghd Academy in central London with their team leader Sam Burnett for their latest mentoring team day, the latest in their year of education. Rick 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: “I had a wonderful day with Rick. 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.”
PROJECT: X Team Members:
Tanahya Nash – Bebop
Sian Roscoe – Sian Roscoe Hair
Edd Moss – Headmasters
Miles Twist – Architect Hair
Justine Weir – Tweedie & Marshall Hairdressing
Christopher Donohue – Billi Currie
Lauren Oram – Matthew Curtis Hair
Cameron Willetts – Combers Inside-Out Hairdressing
Sam Arnold – Strangeways
Kenneth McLeod – My Two
Lee Patrick Devlin – Blue Tit
Idalina Domingos – DK UK