Silk Presses & Natural Haircare (Beauty Arrogance’s Nikki Wright Rudolph)
June 01, 2021

Silk Presses & Natural Haircare (Beauty Arrogance’s Nikki Wright Rudolph)


Silk Presses & Natural Haircare (Beauty Arrogance’s Nikki Wright Rudolph)

Today Nikki Wright Rudolph is going to be talking to us about all kinds of things. She's been in the hair industry for 25+ years. She's the founder of Beauty Arrogance. She's a master multicultural stylist and the author of The Art of the Healthy Silk Press. And lastly, a true pioneer in the beauty industry.

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Nikki’s background and business philosophy [01:32]

Conversations with clients about transitioning to natural hair [07:29]

Scalp care [10:59]

Protective hairstyles and taking care of them [15:52]

Silk press and its benefits [18:25]

What clients should be doing at home [22:10]




It was important to me to become a more diverse stylist and understand hair in all forms. I love all people, all textures, all complexions. And at the end of the day, we're all human.

I come from a very strong background of beautiful rebel women. I've always done the opposite of what society says I need to do. Sometimes you just have to let it all go and be free. 

A lot of people don't want to go through the natural hair route, because they are not properly educated. You have to take care of your hair, your scalp, and it all starts internal. 

A lot of times we do things because everybody else is doing it. But what are your reasons, what are your goals, and why are you doing it? That's the first question period. 

All my consultations are the same regardless of whatever. It's scalp care. It's your water intake. It's your lifestyle. 

Natural hair is an investment. Coming to me is like a college education, I'm giving you everything you need. If you want to waste your money and your time, don't do it with me. 

I'm not going to ever say that my way is the best way, I know what's the best way for my clients and for myself. My client's hair is gorgeous and healthy, they love it and I do too.

The point of the silk press is to be versatile. Clients want their hair to flow. Flow with their fro or flow with their silk press. So, it's all about making it healthy. 

You can't come in and think I'm going to give you a shampoo, conditioner, blow you out, and give you a silk press. Not the first time, not the first three times. That is a VIP service. 

It's so important for us to understand that beauty is from within and oftentimes we don't understand that. Because we're people, we're human, and we've been beat down in so many ways.

If you're ugly inside, everything about you is going to be ugly, no matter how you dress it up. The thing you have to understand is no matter where you go, you are taking you with you.

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