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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

I have a sister with curly hair. As we all know, family members always treat us as though we know nothing about hair, and in this case, she was right. I really listened to her, and focused on my curly hair clients and discovering techniques that worked and some things that didn't. I now feel that there isn't a curl that I wouldn't be able to showcase at it's best.

What's your technique?

I treat each curl as though it is the only one. I respect the natural texture, and I try to create movement within the hair strand and curl structure by using the chipping technique that is taught by KMS California. This is done by doing a few snips within a section of hair, releasing the curl formation, and removing weight.

What products do you like best?

I love all of the KMS California Curl Up products. One of my favorites is the Curl Control Cream. It bundles the curls together while reducing frizz. Also, one of my new favorites is the KMS California Style Boost. Gone are the days of crispy curls. It gives good hold to the curls while they dry, and dishes out a dose of great shine and style stability.

Any advice for other stylists?

Don't be afraid of curls. Watch them. See how they form, and where they want to go. You will not be able to win the fight against them, so go with it.

What's the hottest curly trend?

Big beachy waves are huge, but I like to use two different irons or tongs to create dimensional curls, while keeping them soft and natural looking.

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