THE TRESEMME FUTURE STYLIST FUND TEXTURE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
- TEXTURE FUNDAMENTALS
- PERFECTING THE TEXTURED CUT
- THE ART OF TEXTURED STYLING
- MEET DIANE DA COSTA, FOUNDER OF SIMPLEEBEAUTIFUL
As part of our mission to make quality salon haircare available to all, TRESemmé is committed to elevating the needs of the Black and textured hair community in the beauty industry. In 2020, we established the Future Stylists Fund to address the inequities in our industry that our Hair Bias Report revealed, including training gaps in how to care for textured hair.
We believe that every woman, regardless of hair type, deserves to have access to quality hair care that allows them to express their themselves authentically. That is why TRESemmé is expanding our Future Stylist Fund to make textured hair training more readily available to licensed stylists across the country.
TRESemmé recognizes that the ability to work with natural, textured hair is not a required core competency to achieve a professional and practicing hair license. To counteract the lack of inclusive training in past and current cosmetology curriculums, TRESemmé is expanding our Future Stylists Fund efforts by partnering with SimpleeBEAUTIFUL’s Curly Textured Academy, founded by celebrity hairstylist and CEO Diane Da Costa, to train more stylists in textured hair care.
As part of this partnership, we are launching our first TRESemmé Texture Certification Program to offer ongoing education and complimentary textured hair training to licensed stylists throughout the country. The Texture Certification Program aims to:
- Offer complimentary access to textured hair training for up to 1,000 licensed stylists across the country.
- Increase comfort for both stylists and textured hair clientele by providing tips, tools, and vocabularies for approaching natural hair.
- Ensure that every client’s needs can be met in the styling seat regardless of hair type
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The program consists of the following complimentary training courses, provided by TRESemmé in partnership with SimpleeBEAUTIFUL and TRESemmé Stylist Ambassadors:
Live webinar available for up to 1,000 stylists to receive virtual training on the basics of textured hair care, including how to identify different texture types, speak with proper language and terminology, identify best product matches, and use of professional tools for styling and cutting textured hair.
Upon the completion of Textured Hair Fundamentals, licensed stylists can sign up for this in-person training to be held in a New York studio. This hands-on training will educate stylists on specific cutting techniques and tools to use when working with different texture hair types.
Upon the completion of Textured Hair Fundamentals, licensed stylists can sign up for this in-person training to be held in a New York studio. This hands-on training will educate stylists on specific texture techniques, product, and tools for styling and will offer tips for working with different textured hair styles.
Perfecting the Textured Cut and The Art of Textured Styling will be held as back-to-back classes on the same day in a New York Studio. Completion of Texture Fundamentals is required to register.
If unable to attend these in-person courses, please sign up for our stylist newsletter to receive ongoing communications for all future TRESemmé partnership opportunities and virtual access to exclusive training content.
The Texture Certification Program courses will be available on a first come, first serve basis. *All students will be required to show proof of cosmetology certification to attend each course
Diane Da Costa is the CEO and founder of SimpleeBEAUTIFUL™ the first clean lifestyle brand with an eco-friendly retail boutique; and the CurlyTexturedBAR, a curly consult bar and texture hair care salon located in Harlem, NYC. She is the former owner of Dyaspora Salon Spa in New York City, the first leading multi-textured Aveda Concept salon founded in the late 90s to early 2000s.
With over 30 plus years in the beauty industry, Ms. Da Costa brings innovative textured styles to the forefront of today’s multi-textured hair movement. Her styles have graced the beauty and fashion pages of British Elle; French Vogue, Essence, O Magazine, Uptown & Vibe, Essence Total Makeover, and Harriette Cole’s “Jumping the Broom”. Some of her celebrity clients have included Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Roy Hargrove, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Blair Underwood, just to name a few!
Ms. Da Costa is a textured hair advocate, educator, licensed cosmetologist, master colorist, and writer. She is the recipient of The 2021 Master Pioneer Award for texture and natural hair styling. She holds a BBA in Marketing from Pace University, the Interise StreetWise MBA certificate, and resides in New York City.