My advice, with 16+ years of experience, pay the fee and go to a hands on class. Or go online and buy a curly manequinn then just go for it. The wet or dry debate is really on your preference. the results are really the only thing one needs to be concered about, in my opinion. Ouidad has classes to learn as well as DevaConcepts just a small example of the types of trainings. One is a wet method the other is a dry technique. good luck and find your bliss.