Tried of turning down afro clients?
…Or the panic of not knowing what you are doing when they are in your chair? Feeling uncomfortable with the segregation in Salons, and want to be part of the change? The beginners course is for you.

This in-person course will give you the four elements you need to kickstart your fully-rounded hairdressing career.

It’s impossible to know how to handle a hair type you were not trained in! That's where Matt Surplice & Erica Librud come in.

Often the biggest worry is not even about the hair, it’s about using the wrong language and offending people. Wouldn’t be awesome to feel totally relaxed no matter who walked through the door?

In our beginners Afro course we can take you through four elements that we think can kickstart your new fully rounded hairdressing career.







Just getting the wrong language scare you? In this part of the class, we can talk frankly about different uses of language to make you feel more comfortable speaking about Afro hair to your client




We will look at the History of Black Afro hair, which will make you not just more comfortable with this hair type, but better at holding an educated conversation.




You will start to gain confidence in how to manage all hair types so that your body language, your verbal language, and your skill set is something to be proud of.




You will learn new skills in things that were initially a little difficult and now appear completely manageable!

What you will get
Half a day of demonstration
Half a day of hands-on learning
Practice on live models
What you will learn
Learn the history of black hair - hold an educated conversation with your client
Language. Understanding what words are appropriate and respectful to your customer.
Cutting technique. The basics of how to cut black hair in its natural form.
Styling. We will demonstrate how to style, what products to work with and how to get the most definition into black hair.


Erica Liburd

Erica Liburd is a Texture and Curl Stylist located in Northampton Uk.

With over 27 years in the industry, she has continually developed her craft as a creative and educator specialising in naturally Curly hair for which, from a Cross-Cultural perspective has begun to make waves in opening up conversation on Inclusivity in the Hairdressing Industry.

Matthew Surplice

Matthew opened Spring in 2015 a salon specifically for curly and textured hair. With over 13 years of experience working exclusively with curls, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his teaching. Aware there’s big holes in our knowledge within the industry, he enjoys sharing all that he has learned over years to make our industry the best it can be.

We wanted to make our education accessible to everyone that’s why we now offer payment plans!

How it works:

🌈 Add items to your basket and go to check out

🌈 Click on ‘payment plan’ and add your card details

🌈 Viola, you'll be charged automatically each month on your chosen card for the next 6 months


NOTE: You can add multiple courses to the same payment plan, just make sure to add them all to your basket before you checkout 💛


💛 Sharp scissors

💙 5x Alligator clips

🧡 Rat tail comb (pintail comb)

💙 Felicia Leatherwood detangling brush (Link here)

🧡 Alternatively brush - Denman D38 Detangler

💚 Hairdryer with a diffuser attachment

💛 A good night's sleep and a positive mind! It's going to be a full-on day

💙 A notepad and pen, phone and/or camera

🧡 A packed lunch/snacks

Doors open no earlier than 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start so please do not arrive before then as we will be super busy getting ready for you 💛

We try to finish as close to 5 pm as possible, due to these being practical courses, we may overrun, we recommend booking your travel home as late as possible to avoid missing out on your education.

Yes, you'll be working with live models. 

Both, the morning is theory-based and the afternoon is practical work on live models.


As we are in central London, your best option is by train. Our nearest stations are:

📍 Liverpool Street (15-minute walk)
📍Shoreditch Highstreet (5-minute walk)

📍Whitechapel (15-minute walk)


Our address is:

🌴 Not Another Salon

188 Brick Lane
E1 6SA

There is very little parking available near the salon, so we would really recommend coming by train.

There are 2 premier inn hubs very close.

📍Shoreditch Highstreet
📍Brick Lane

You can make payments securely for online learning and in-person courses.

You can use a credit/debit card.

Payment plans are available.

Yes but canceling will incur an admin fee of £15 and fees incurred by our payment partners.

If you need to cancel your enrollment for an in-person course, please notify us at management@notanotheracademy.com with a minimum of 28 days' notice before the scheduled course date to be eligible for a refund.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds outside of that timeframe.

Please be aware that cancellations are subject to an administrative processing fee of £15, which will be deducted from the refund amount.

Additionally, any payment processing fees incurred by our payment partners will also be deducted from the refund.


You can split your payment into 3 payments (£110 per month) or 6 payments (£55 per month).