Rare Essence Academy Tour 2018

 Join our hands-on training and learn the skills to increase your clientele, confidence, and income!

Who is our training for?

Anyone passionate to learn about braiding and business. You do not need to be a professional to attend our training.


Be intentional about growing as a stylist.

Have you ever felt that if you knew the proper techniques, you would be more confident, increase your clientele, and ultimately earn more? My guess is yes! Who doesn’t want to be known for their unique designs and creative styles?

Rare Essence Academy is coming to equip you to become one of the best in your city! In our hands-on training you will be working with mannequins in a creative environment. Our training program is state of the art, and is designed for anyone who has the passion to learn more….no matter your skill set! 

Learn new and distinctive styling techniques to expand your knowledge and increase your confidence!  We want you to become skillful as well savvy, so we are not just teaching you styling artistry, we are also teaching you success principles (included in our BONUS session).

I mean what good does it serve you to have all the skills, but not the know how to succeed?  The skills and business go hand in hand, so why not learn from one of the best?

Industry leader Essence China has been featured in ESSENCE magazine, she is a salon owner of 11 years and the founder of Rare Essence Academy. She and her team are coming to a city near you. To teach you how to get to the next level in your business! We highly encourage you to register soon to attend our “Step Your Skills Up Tour”. We will cover braiding techniques and business strategies.

In order to provide the best hands on learning experience we keep our session to a minimum so be sure to sign up before the sell out!


Day I

Braiding and Styling Natural Hair 


9:00am -12:00pm 

  • Precision Parting/Creative Parting 
  • Braid Integrity/Fundamentals of Cornrows
  • Increasing Speed with Styling

12:00- 1:00pm Lunch Break (food not provided)


  • Feeding Cornrows
  • Flat Twist Perfection
  • Senegalese Twist (Method for adding hair to braids or teist for length and volume)

Register for Both Days and Receive $150 OFF

Day II 

"Understanding Locs"

Starting/ Maintaining Locs  W/ LIVE MODEL 

9:00am -12:00pm 

  • Loc Theory
  • Comb Twist 
  • 2 Strand Twist
  • Palm Rolling 

12:00- 1:00pm Lunch Break (food not provided)


  • Interlocking 
  • 3 Loc Styling Techniques
  • Loc Extensions


  • Social Media Marketing
  • Business Etiquette
  • Growing Your Clientele

Things to Bring

Some items may be purchased in our store

Afro Kinky mannequin

  1. 1 pack of Marley braid hair 
  2. 2-3 Hair clips 
  3. Scissors 
  4. 2-3 Rattail combs 

** Limited Seating Available...Reserve Your Spot Today! **

HOUSTON, TX February, 25-26TH

NEW YORK March 26th DAY 1 ONLY

Hands-On Trainings from 2017 ( pictured below )

Atlanta, GA

April 2017

New York, NY

May 2017

Washington, D.C.

May 2017

Los Angeles, CA

July 2017