"Hair Rules" Goes to School


image002Hair Rules! The Ultimate Hair-Care Guide for Women with Kinky, Curly, or Wavy Hair by Hair Rules founder Anthony Dickey is now required reading for some students at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. FIDM is an accredited college that provides specialized, professional education to students seeking careers in the fashion, interior design, graphic design, and entertainment industries. Sharlene Habermeyer, a professor at FIDM’s Beauty College has incorporated Dickey’s book into her Fundamentals of Body and Hair Care course.

“I was looking for a resource that contained valuable information regarding all aspects of hair and hair care, history, myths, diseases, etc., but that would also actually engage and motivate my students. Hair Rules fit exactly what I was looking for,†Professor Habermeyer said. “This book has provided me with fabulous information from which I’ve been able to develop individual lessons for the course.â€

Now on its third printing, Hair Rules, The Ultimate Hair-Care Guide for Women with Kinky, Curly, or Wavy Hair is has become a beauty bible for women (and stylists) who want to to look at curls and waves in a positive, refreshing new way. The book also teaches women how to create beautiful, natural styles that are easier to achieve than they ever imagined. This approach can be life-changing for women with kinky or wavy hair who have been victims of years of bad information, misguided cosmetology education and irresponsible marketing platforms related to curly hair.


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“The whole idea behind the book was to empower women of all textures with the information they need to achieve gorgeous hair without the damage,†says Dickey. “When you constantly fight your natural texture, you inevitably sacrifice the health of the hair, which sets off a vicious cycle of yet more damaging interventions. When texture is respected, hair health is maintained. And when hair is in its optimal state of health and hydration, women are amazed to see that it is possible to love their hair and their texture.â€

Shampoo stations at Hair Rules New York

Shampoo stations at Hair Rules New York

His book might be taking Los Angeles students by storm, but Dickey has returned to his roots with the launch of Hair Rules New York, a truly multi-textural salon which offers a healthy approach to haircare and styling for all textures under one roof.