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  • Oribe
  • Miami Beach, Florida
  • Independent Salon Owner
  • Oribe

How did you learn to cut curly hair?

I learned to cut curly the hair the minute I realized it is was just hair with a different texture. With curly hair you concentrate more on shapes and forms. Not all the rules that apply to straight hair apply to curls – so you have to know when to think out of the box to make curly hair beautiful.

What's your technique?

I always think longer because curly hair really shrinks. I layer it where needed. You just have to look at the form more. It is a very visual type of hair cut. You cut, then look, then cut. At the end after its dry – you go back in and detail – and that is what makes curly hair take the perfect shape for the person’s face.

What products do you like best?

Oribe Hair Care, my new hair care line, is formulated with the highest quality ingredients and most innovative skincare technology – the formulas are all new to the market and achieve any desired style while keeping hair healthy and improving texture. Try my Gel Serum to moisturize curls while taming and controlling frizz. Curl by Definition is something that you put on the hair to allow the hair to take shape in a beautiful natural way. Impermeable can always be used at the end to keep the hair from frizzing. Supershine is also great to keep curly hair hydrated – especially in the Summer where you need to keep it moisturized. This is a beautiful product that will help curls relax and have a beautiful luster. Some curly hair is better reshaped with large pin curls. You can do this by using Curl by Definition, wrapping the hair in larger curls and then letting them out for a looser curl.

Any advice for other stylists?

Don’t be afraid of cutting curls. Go into it with an artistic mindset – but don’t trust the length – because it will always shrink.

What's the hottest curly trend?

Brushed out curls. Frizz is a trend.

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