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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

Years of research. Talking to other stylist who I admire their work, classes and trying what works and what doesn't. I am lucky enough to have curly hair myself so I could see what did and didn't work!

What's your technique?

Depends upon the type of curl. For someone with a weak curl texture is good or even a razor cut. Either is good for enhancing curl. Choosing which one depends on how the person styles their hair. With someone who would like to stay away from curls I stay away from too many layers and texturizing. The most important part in cutting curly hair is client consultation before we begin. I always sit down and talk to people before we even go to the shampoo bowl.

What products do you like best?

I like to use a variety of products depending upon texture. Cibu Spring Roll and Cibu Origumi Creative Paste work well for me. I find they're products are consistent and always do what they say.

Any advice for other stylists?

Educate, practice, learn, practice, go to class, practice, read on the subject, practice. No matter how long you have been a salon professional or how good you are there is always something new to add to you're bag of tricks or a way to improve! Listen to you're clients. They've lived with their hair for all their lives. They usually know their hair.(exception, if it's a weave ;) )

What's the hottest curly trend?

Not a lot of hieght in the front with big soft wavy curls. No frizz, bangs, shine, keeping hair healthy(thank goodness this has finally happened!), and dimensional color!

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