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2009 Professional Hair Extension Workshops

Clara Amaguru was born and raised in Uganda, East Africa. Clara’s interest in braiding started at the tender age of six. African hair sculpture is an art form that has been passed down from generation to generation. It requires manual dexterity and patience as many styles are intricate and time consuming. Clara has readily embraced this and for her, hair has become a medium for self-expression.

Clara is a licensed cosmetologist, educator, artist and business owner. She started her training at Gail Bishop’s salon in Victoria then worked at Abantu Salon in Vancouver before proceeding to business ownership. She has also been taught by some of best in the natural hair care in the United States. Clara continues to keep herself abreast of all the latest techniques by getting advanced education abroad. Clara’s unique style of braiding and artistic flare have made her a much sought after stylist in Vancouver, Canada. Her creative self expression is the main factor for the following achievements and recognition:

  1. First Canadian to win the title of the “World’s Best Braider” in first place. She won this title after competing with stylists from United States and England in Atlanta, Georgia in May, 2000. She won a second medal in 2004 coming in third place.

  2. Technical educator for McBride Research Laboratories. Educating salons and cosmetology schools on Design Essentials salon systems.

  3. Working with the film industry and sports arena in Vancouver. Some of Clara’s clients include Keith Cobb from “Andromeda” and “Young and the Restless”, Vivica Fox from “Two can play that game”, Lynn Whitfield from “A thin line between love and hate”, Grant Long from former Vancouver Grizzles basketball team, Thandie Newton from “Crush”, Little Romeo from “Romeo” show and Jason Mamoa from “Stargate Atlantis”.

  4. Feature stories in the Vancouver Sun, the Canadian Hairdresser, Burnaby Now, Afro News, the Source, VTV breakfast news and MTV appearances.

  5. Instructor for the Cosmetology Industry Association of B.C. Teaching professional development workshops on hair extensions, dreadlocks and hair relaxing.

  6. Sole proprietor of Amaguru African hair Gallery located at 5107 Kingsway, Burnaby since 2003.

  7. Professional development workshop Instructor since 1998. Developed and teaches workshops on hair extensions, braiding, cornrows, interlocking extensions and dreadlocks across Canada.

Clara has 9 years of teaching experience within BC. She has developed the following workshops to cater to stylists interested in expanding their scope of professional techniques. These workshops are geared at providing stylists with the skills needed to diversify their services. These unique techniques are guaranteed to increase their clientele and revenue. The format for the 2009 classes has changed. We are now combining all the new techniques and giving attendees more guided training time. You can choose between our 2-day hair extensions class or 1-day advanced class.

(Click on the pictures for individual workshop details)


Extensions Workshop

Advanced Extension Tchniques Workshop

Workshops are held in Vancouver, and other
big centres in Canada

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General Workshop Details 2009






June 7&8 , 2009


May 31, 2009

July 19&20 , 2009


July 10, 2009

August 10, 2009


August 1, 2009

September 13&14, 2009


September 4, 2009

October 4&5, 2009


September 28, 2009

October 19, 2009


October 9, 2009


(2-day seminar)


Sunday 10.00am – 5.00 pm

Monday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Hair Extensions 101

Full head weaving

Consultation and hair analysis

Clip –in extensions


Fusion extensions

Hair quality and selection


Bonding extensions

Removing extensions

Partial weaving


(1-day seminar)


1. Hair extensions overview.

2. Net weaving

3. Closure units

4. Integration systems

5. Detachable weave units

Supplies Provided

1. A mannequin with at least 4 inches of hair.

2. Mannequin stand/ clamp.

3. A tail comb.

4. A water bottle.

5. 6 hair clips.

6. A pen or pencil
7. A lighter
8. Weaving needle
9. Weaving thread
10. Instruction guide with take home notes
11. Product Catalogue

Certificates will be provided at the end of each seminar after satisfactory completion.

The interest in hair extensions and hair replacement techniques is overwhelming. These services at a professional level range between $200 -$2,000 in Vancouver, B.C. These workshops are affordable, professional and information packed. Usually your whole class fee can be paid off with your first 5 clients. The techniques learned are guaranteed to increase the income potential for any stylist and diversify your clientele base. For more info, contact Clara Amaguru at

Tel: (604) 438-4550
Fax: (604) 464-7482

Special Classes
Special classes may be arranged for groups of four or more, depending on the availability of the instructor. A discount of 10% will apply to such groups. For cosmetology schools and in salon training, specific classes can be customized to your needs. Contact Clara Amaguru directly for more information.

Early Bird Registration
Register by 30 days prior to the desired class date and automatically receive 10% seminar fees.

Please use registration form on our website to register. Half the class fee is required to guarantee place in class. Please submit via mail or call for more payment options. Rest of fee is payable at the beginning of class.

Class sizes are very small so please register early to reserve your space and also take advantage of some savings.

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Workshop in Progress - click for full view Clara with Students - click for full view

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