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on-demand curly
hair education

for consumers + pros

Why did we start CHEA?


We came to the conclusion that it was pointless for us to amass knowledge on curly hair only to keep it to ourselves. When we realised there was no quality professional education in Australia, a lightbulb went on in our heads.

Given that not everyone can afford to travel abroad for further education, or to visit our salons, we chose to share our knowledge and experience. Our aim is to build a curly community and empower, educate and inspire YOU!



Dry curl cutting


Join Amanda + learn the art of dry curl cutting. The perfect short series introduction to increase your business profit by providing your curly clients with that ‘WOW’ cut.

Who is this short series best suited to?
Salon professionals

Hydration 101



Learn the techniques by hydration guru, Peter to give your hair or your clients hair that perfectly hydrated look, sure to bring out the best of your curls.

Who is this short series best suited to?
Salon professionals & anyone with curly hair (consumers) wanting to know how to bring their curls to life with hydration.

Business Add on


Learn how you can price your new services as well as tips and tricks on marketing them to both current and prospective curlies!

Who is this short series best suited to?
Salon / beauty owners

How to: refresh your curls



Watch + follow along with Amanda to learn the techniques and which products she uses to refresh her curls – the perfect time-saver when you just cbf washing it!

Who is this short series best suited to?
Absolutely anyone with curly hair who is time poor and wants to know how they can refresh their curls with product use.

lovely words from our students

Ohh thank you soooo much!!!!💕💕😘😘 since your workshop I have fell in love with the Art of Curls!!!!!! I am absolutely loving all my curly clients and enjoying the transformations using your techniques that I have learnt from you both!💛💕✨ thank you again!! Xxxxxxx”

– @curlswithmelissa

meet the masters

amanda rickman

Amanda’s Education

  • In 2013 I became a Deva Inspired Advanced Stylist. This course was my light bulb moment. It was when it all came together for me.
  • In 2014 I joined a group CHA,(Curly Hair Artistry), an astonishingly passionate collection of Curly Hair Artists in the world and have attended 2 CHA symposiums (Detroit, 2014 and Washington DC, 2015) to further advance my skills in all types of curly hair from wavy through to super curly.
  • In March 2018 I became Australia’s first and only Deva Certified Stylist.
  • In June 2019 I completed the Cut It Kinky class, working with tight curls & coils. Working with tight curls, kinks & coils gives me complete joy.
  • In February 2020, I completed Rezo certification.
  • In 2021, I become a Certified Innersense Organic Beauty Educator.

peter rickman

Peter’s Education

I have been trained by Amanda Rickman of Purely Curls, Australia and Ron Suriano of Moisture Salon, New York. I have been a hydrationist for 6 years and successfully trained over 80 Australian hairstylists in that time.

I completed further hydration education with Southern Curl in Atlanta and with Evan Joseph in New York. I am also a Certified Innersense Organic Beauty Educator.

My passion is to help curlies to achieve the best results they can through the art of hydration and correct product application.

don’t just take our word for it..

This intense weekend learning all things curly is a must! Amanda and Peter are very passionate and generous in their teaching. My team and I at @ 52 Hair Co, learnt so much. Highly recommend!!”

– 52 Hair Co.

Hold on, I have q’s

frequently asked

How do I know if this course is right for me?
  • You’re a qualified hairdresser / cosmetologist with the qualification / license to prove it
  • You have a good understanding of cutting hair
  • You want to further your education and offer your curly clients a life-changing experience
  • You want to increase your income
  • You want to be able to confidently educate your curly clients and have them return time and time again as well as recommend you to their curly friends!
When will I get access to start?

Immediately! Once you’ve purchased, you will get access to the Thinkific portal where you can upload your proof of qualification and start learning.

What if I'm an apprentice? Do you recommend doing this course still?

It is recommended that you are a qualified hairdresser / cosmetologist to take the course as a good understanding of cutting hair is required.

Can I buy the mini-series if I'm not a hairdresser?

The Hydration 101 & How to: Refresh your curls videos are for anyone, whether you are a hairdresser or a person with curly hair!

The cutting video would only be useful to you if you are a professional.

How long do I have access for?

You will have access to your course for 12 months from course start date. Extensions could be granted on a case by case basis, please contact us via email at curlyhairedu.aus@gmail.com if you require an extension.

What tools do I need?

Cutting scissors, 3-4 sectioning clips, curly haired mannequin head (Try places like Amazon, eBay etc) or alternatively a live model, and a hair dryer with a diffuser.

Do you offer payment plans?

Australian customers can access payment plan provider Zippay.

If you are located outside of Australia and want to chat payment plans please email us at curlyhairedu.aus@gmail.com.

Do you accept refunds?

Please note that digital products (Hydration 101 & How To: Refresh your Curls) are non-refundable. 

Curly Hair Education Australia complies with Australian Consumer Law in regard to refunds. We are not required to provide a refund if you change your mind about the course that you chose to enrol into.

However, while course fees are non-refundable, students may have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from undertaking their course. Where evidence can be successfully provided to support the student’s circumstances, course fees may be refunded or partially refunded as per the following:

  • A full refund is permitted if the enrolment is cancelled prior to the commencement date and if access to resources has not been provided yet.

  • A 50% refund is permitted if the enrolment is cancelled within 7 days of the course commencement date.

  • No refund will be provided after 7 days of the course commencement date.

  • No refund will be provided where work or assessment has been accessed, saved or submitted.

This decision of assessing the extenuating circumstances rests with the Managing Director and shall be assessed on a case by case situation.

Courses, course notes and materials are not to be sold, loaned, copied, or used in any way outside of the pursuit of studying the course by the person who is enrolled in the course, unless permission is sought and granted in writing by the Managing Director.

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