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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

I learned to cut curly hair by having it, and also by seeing what works and what doesn't. Being in the industry 20+ yrs, I feel I've found the right techniques and products to create awesome shapes for curly hair.

What's your technique?

Freehand dry cutting & texturizing on wet hair. I've been travelling to Italy alot, and there is tons of curly hair there! I've learned so much on curl by working with Italian stylists & models.

What products do you like best?

TIGI Catwalk Curlesque products, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam, Moroccan Oil Treatment & Intense Curl Creme. I love Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin Formaldahyde Free Treatment, Amazon Series Cysteine Complex Curl Softening Treatment & Marcia Teixeira's Extreme Chocolate De-Frizzing. These treatments are awesome to tame frizz and enlarge the curl to give the client the look she wants.

Any advice for other stylists?

Don't be afraid of curl, go with the flow. Global Keratin, DF Cysteine Complex & Brazilian Blowout are great for loosening up tight curls and controlling frizz, especially in our St. Louis humidity!

What's the hottest curly trend?

Shine & definition, with a soft, touchable feel. Frizz-Free waves with lots of shine. Brazilian Keratin Treatment to loosen up curl & cancel frizz. Come experience it for yourself, with Robert at SALON PAPILLON St. Louis (314) 966-8813

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