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Following the work we revealed in the Summer edition of Tribu-te, The Black Issue, we thrilled to report on a new development both on national qualifications and a partnership that will benefit training provision. 

Big news for standards

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Pic: Cantu Beauty UK, Pro-hair Initiative tutorial

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) have released a review of the NOS for Hairdressing, joining a national drive to make hairdressing more diverse and inclusive as an industry. This will be reflected in the training and qualifications for hairdressers and mean it is now a requirement to practise working on Black hair types. YAY! 

Cantu Beauty is featured in the Summer edition of Tribu-te – offering the Textured Hair Pro Training Initiative. We wrote about how The Initiative is designed to empower all stylists with tools and techniques to style and care for curly, coily and kinky hair. Hosted by Cantu Beauty’s resident Natural Hair Education Expert and Celebrity Stylist Dionne Smith (pictured below), the classes have been a resounding success thus far, with attendees responding positively and leaving the sessions feeling empowered by the knowledge that they have accrued. 

Dionne Smith delivers The Textured Hair Pro Training Initiative for Cantu Beauty


Added benefit!

Now Precilia Zongo at Cantu Beauty is delighted to share news that Cantu is proud to have partnered with the Hair & Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) to progress quicker. She says: “This centres on free virtual masterclasses for schools, training academies, apprentices and stylists alike. We are fully committed to supporting the hair industry with core knowledge and skills for all hairdressers at every level.” 

Joan Scott, chairperson at HABIA adds: Habia is very excited to announce a partnership with Cantu Beauty UK. As the leader in the care of textured hair, we are thrilled that they are focused on raising awareness with its inclusive educational campaign. Habia has recently announced that the recent review of the government backed National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Hairdressing has been approved. These standards have been updated by employers to ensure they reflect current technical developments and meet the needs of the UK’s diverse community. The new Hairdressing NOS reflects and represents all hair types – including textured, which is still underrepresented for clients across the hair sector. Cantu is passionate about education, their vision is to enhance skills in this area. Habia is delighted to back the Initiative, we look forward to working closely with the team to provide support for colleges and training providers in the hairdressing industry.

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