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The Facts

75% of stylists want more training in how to style textured hair.

66% of high-fashion BIPOC models have experienced a hairstylist who was unable to cater to their hair texture.

65% of the world’s consumer population have textured hair, resulting in a market of 1 billion people.

TEC Mission Statement

Ensure all hairstylists are equipped with the tools to be able to service all clients and all textures.

To pave the way for all consumers to feel welcomed, valued, understood, and seen when getting serviced by hairstylists while upholding the highest standards in health and safety.

School Resources & News

Cosmetology education reimagined from the inside out. Milady Standard Natural Hair Care and Braiding is designed to be the training resource of choice for individuals committed to nurturing textured hair and providing excellent natural hair care services.

UK NOS Updates

In 2018, the British Beauty Council and Hair & Beauty Industry Authority [Habia] created a task force to update the existing National Occupational Standards for hairdressers to be inclusive of all textures. In June 2021 the updated NOS for hairdressers was released – hairdressers must learn to cut/style textured hair as a standard practice.

  • Dry, style, and finish hair using hairdressing techniques
  • Combine hairdressing cutting techniques to create a bespoke restyled

Louisiana Updates

Louisiana now requires textured hair training for all cosmetologists. The state of Louisiana’s Board of Cosmetology issued a resolution on November 1, 2021 that will mandate “all licensing exams to include a section on cutting textured hair.

New York Updates

On November 17th, New York signed legislation requiring Cosmetology State Board licensing to include training, education and testing on all hair types and textures. This monumental moment for inclusive beauty in New York has been championed by The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), in conjunction with its Texture Education Collective (TEC), founded by Aveda, DevaCurl, L’Oreal USA and Neill.