A stylist whose passion for color and texture is unmatched with over 28 years of experience, Keya Neal leads a national revolution breaking textural boundaries that have long separated those in the hair industry. Keya’s passion for hair color and education led to the conception of Kolour Kulture, an educational resource for stylists who are particularly interested in the science of hair color and how it interacts with various hair textures. Keya launched her cornerstone education series “Texture vs Race” at The Energizing Summit hosted by the American Board of Certified Hair Colorist (ABCH), which has since become a nationwide movement with a summit of its very own. Texture Vs Race has amassed the support of top industry influences, including but not limited to the board of the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists.Through the evolution of Texture vs Race and her REPAIRations movement, Keya is at the helm of the salon industry's diversity and inclusion movement, encouraging "uncomfortable" conversations surrounding race and hair texture. Now, Keya acts as a color educator, texture expert, and DEI consultant, working to create a more inclusive and understanding industry.
This 3-day summit for stylists and beauty professionals provides attendees with texturally- inclusive cut, color, and styling education alongside DEI coaching while connecting with partnered sponsored. Attendees training includes stage demonstrations, breakout classes, hands-on education, and our trademark Hydro Discovery Curl Clinic™ session.
We are dedicated to empowering beauty professionals to meet the evolving needs of a diverse clientele. Our mission is to assist stylists in honing their textural skills and building cultural competence, ultimately creating an inclusive beauty industry that embraces and celebrates texture and race both behind the chair and behind the scenes.