stylist spotlight

How did you learn to cut curly hair?

I have curly hair also. I have gotten so many bad hair cuts that 26 years ago I decided to get a license and make a difference for all of us curly/wavy heads of hair out there not only dealing with curl but, also dealing with humidity in the South.

What's your technique?

I have been doing hair 26 years and found many techniques for curly and wavy hair types. I like to see the curl pattern and spring of curl. I also take inconsideration the porosity of the hair. I have learned to teach others to embrace the curl which makes life easier and helps keep the integrity of the hairs condition.

What products do you like best?

I love organic products. Especially ones with low poos.

Any advice for other stylists?

My 26 years of doing hair my goal in life was to help the clients out that have curly/wavy hair by teaching them to comb hair in shower while conditioner is in hair. Then drying the hair by scrunching hair with a towel and applying hair product by also scrunching hair. No comb or brush should make contact with hair unless a straight style is wanted. The comb/brush separates the curl pattern and causes frizz and undefined curl. When fighting humidity and curl/wavy this would be a faux pas!

What's the hottest curly trend?

Placing some layers to compliment the face and style desired. There is a happy medium to find. Layers left too long will result in a lot of weight and may have too much volume on sides. Layers too short will result in too much volume and maybe loose the versatility of wearing it in straighter styles.

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