Fellowship project: x spend inspirational day with rick roberts

Published 18th May 2022 by Chlo Weldon
Fellowship project: x spend inspirational day with rick roberts 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
Wanting to know more on the history of curls? Be sure to head here.
Chlo Weldon

Chlo Weldon

Published 18th May 2022

Chlo writes regular content for the print magazine and website, as well as scheduling the content for HJ’s social media channels. Chlo has a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism and previously worked as Assistant Editor at craft magazine Tattered Lace. After moving to London from her small hometown to be part of the HJ team, she is loving every minute of being involved in the industry. She loves a good treatment and is on a mission for a longer and thicker mane.

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