How To Braid & Style Natural Hair Like A Professional

Discover the SECRETS to become the successful stylist you've always desired to be!

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* What if you could be a full-time natural hair stylist without years of trying to figuring it out on your own?

* Imagine creating magazine worthy hairstyles where clients look and feel great, compelling them to tell others about you, and make your styles and creations the talk of your city!

Essence China's Story

Essence China is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Educator. She is most notably known for her victory in the case Essence Farmer vs. the State Board of Cosmetologyin Arizona, where she challenged the State Board concerning their regulations on Natural hair stylist. Her victory opened the doors for all natural hair stylist to be able to operate without the regulations of the cosmetology board. Upon this great undertaking, she opened her first salon, Rare Essence Studio in 2006. She later founded Rare Essence Academy in 2013 where she teaches stylist across the globe how to style natural hair and become successful. As a hair stylist and salon founder Essence has had the privilege of being featured in, and on the cover of Essence magazine and countless other international publications.


Essence vision is to educate and empower stylist through her gift of teaching and her 20 years of experience as a natural hair stylist!

Essence China Signature Style

Learn how to get create your own signature style and set trends like Essence.

"A big shout out to Queen Essence and her team for every video I receive each month. I’m learning so much! If someone is reading this post and is thinking about signing up for Rare Essence Online Academy and wondering if it is worth the money, here is your answer…. YESSS IT IS! More than worth it. Subscribe and learn…. Much love!"

Felicia Colline-Scott

""I just wanted to thank you for sharing your gift with the world. Before taking your online classes, I could not braid at all. I have completed one year of just watching your videos and studying your technique. Now, I am in your Advanced course. Today, I completed a style for the very first time on my mannequin and I feel a little proud of myself""


""I've been enrolled in this academy for the past 8 months now, and I must say that the classes do not disappoint! This weekend we had a hands on class and the experience was amazing! I must say that an investment in yourself pays the best interest! Thank you! ""



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