We’re Just Days Away from the Texture VS Race Summit ’24


This year’s Texture VS Race Summit is a full hair show experience where attendees can connect with partner brands on the exhibit floor, participate in independent and branded education sessions, and attend a rotation of breakout sessions, classes, panels, and stage demonstrations. Founded by DEIB coach, industry-activist and NAHA-nominated educator Keya Neal, Texture VS Race Summit ’24 instruction focuses on the entire spectrum of texture.

Texture VS Race, the organization behind the TVR Summit, has a mission 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. Attendees of the summit will learn how to identify and care for all hair types. Most importantly, they’ll get “hands-on and hearts-open” technical education unlike anywhere else.

What to Expect

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 Texture VS Race Summit sponsor partners. Attendee trainings include stage demonstrations, breakout classes, hands-on education, and the Texture VS Race Summit trademark Hydro Discovery Curl Clinic™ session.

  • Date: March 17th – 19th
  • Venue: Reginald F Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD (830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202)

This year’s summit will feature even more ways to interact with and educate attendees, with more stages, breakout groups and additional classes. View the full Texture VS Race Summit ’24 event schedule here.

Why Attend?

  • Gain insights from industry experts on diverse hair textures and inclusion in the beauty industry.
  • Experience hands-on demonstrations and stage presentations led by Texture VS Race partner sponsors and the Texture VS Race Collaborative.
  • Connect with like-minded professionals and educators during intimate Huddle Hour sessions to explore topics of interest deeper.
  • Expand your skillset and become a catalyst for change in the beauty community.

As the Texture VS Race Summit ’24 takes place at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, attendees have free access to the newly installed BLACK WOMAN GENIUS: Elizabeth Talford Scott—Tapestries of Generation exhibition. The exhibit explores themes including Ancestry, Tradition, Fiber Narratives, and Healing, aiming to spotlight the distinctive elements of Elizabeth Talford Scott’s work which reflects her life experiences as a Black woman.

How to Register

Don’t miss out on this first-of-its-kind event and opportunity to learn about all hair textures, be inclusive of all people, and diversify the beauty industry! Click here to reserve your spot at this year’s Texture VS Race Summit.

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