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September training POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 10-12th 2024

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Get READY to braid neater and faster...

Come join stylists from across the country in Phoenix!


 If you want to increase your prices, become more confident, and attract high paying clientele then you must increase your SKILLS and Rare Essence Academy is ready to help you do just that!


RARE Stylist Retreat

Our 3 Day Hands-On Intensive training is exactly what you need to enhance your skills in braiding and natural hair styling. You will build your confidence and  increase your income after this training. 

Date: February 2024 

Location: The Cambria 

222 E Portland StPhoenix, AZ  

Braiding Essentials 9am - 3pm

To execute flawless natural styles your parts & braids must be excellent! So on day 1 we will master the essentials of natural hair styling. We will give you the secrets to execute precise parts with ease & speed. You will also learn how to master essential braiding techniques to create your own masterpieces!

  • Precision Parting 
  • Braid Integrity Techniques 
  • Developing Rhythm/Speed
  •  Stitch Braids

*Break for Lunch 12-1pm

Twisting Essentials 9am - 3pm

Your twist should have definition, precision, and creativity, so on day 2 we will give you everything you need to know to achieve high quality twist. From the prep, the products, the proportions we will equip you with the precision techniques to execute flawless twist every time. 

  • Flawless Flat Twist
  • 2 Strand Twist Perfection
  • Creative Parting
  • Creative Styling The Rare Essence Way 

*Break for Lunch 12-1pm

DAY 3 Sedona Retreat

Breakthrough Barriers that are holding you back!

Sometimes stylists lose focus and momentum and they need a PUSH to overcome barriers. During the retreat Essence and her team will challenge you to transform your mind and adopt a new way of thinking so you can accomplish your vision!

  • Bond with likeminded stylists 
  • Refocus your vision 
  • Get clarity on your next steps so you can execute 
  • Gain the confidence to set yourself apart as a RARE STYLIST

Included in your training...

Included in your training is lunch on both days and use of our equipment (mannequin heads, and tripods), so that you won't have to travel with them. We will also provide the combs and products necessary for your training. All you need to do is SHOW UP! 

Essence China Founder of REA

Essence China Signature Styles have been featured in and on the cover of ESSENCE Magazine and she has trained thousands of stylists! Her desire is that stylists GET IT! Her and her team are masters of styling natural hair and are ready to equip you reach your goals!

Adelaide Goode Master Educator 

Adelaide is a Master Natural Stylist with over 15 years of experience styling natural hair and a master teacher training with REA for 7 years. She has a heart to pour her knowledge and wisdom to up and coming stylist who are ready to become RARE! 

This will be a game changing event for your career! 

We hope to meet you there!




"I was insecure about doing certain styles because I was unsure if my clients would be satisfied, and I didn’t want to offer services that I didn’t feel confident in. Honestly i felt bad knowing I was losing money by not knowing the right techniques and I was slow, but attending this class changed everything!

Within an hour I was gaining my confidence back because I was learning the right way.  When I got back home I was able to add new services with confidence that I knew what I was doing, and I’m getting better and faster everyday by practicing what I learned from Rare Essence Academy!"


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3 payments of $900

Balance must be paid before the class


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In our course we have over 70 tutorials and Masterclasses covering Braiding Locking and Natural hair Styling. 

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