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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

My oldest daughter has curly hair and even though I could cut it pretty good, It was always a challenge for me to style it curly. So I did my research and came upon Ouidad's carving and slicing technique. At that time, I was not able to attend their academy so I continued my research and discovered Deva Curl. Six years ago I was certified in Deva. This Year I completed Deva's advanced certification. Over these past years I have attended Ouidad's small classes and any other classes that I can find .

What's your technique?

I cut the curl in its dry state most of the time, However, to limit myself to just one way would be like One size fits all and we all know that just isn't so. It depends on the curl, hair texture, and the desires of the my clienst. When I cut curly hair, I make use of many techniques, such as chiseling out the curl to achieve the Look and other times, a more technical approach. Lets not forget the bulk that curly hair gets in certain area's. We certainly don't want to wear a christmas tree on our heads, so that also requires different approaches like wet hair or dry. All in all, I do what is best for the curl and my clients.

What products do you like best?

DEVA CURL and for the ones that are not fond of Deva, AG Recoil...

Any advice for other stylists?

Education is so important in this industry. So if you have a chance to go to classes, then go. Every little morsel counts. You may not need it today or tomorrow, but one day you will and voila you will know what to do...

What's the hottest curly trend?

Healthy curls of course ...

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