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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

I'm a product of the 80's so curly hair has always been a passion of mine, I've been hooked on curl education since my first day of beauty school and have continued by seeking out methods and learning them. I may use up to 4 different methods when doing a haircut if they are going to give me the desired results I need.

What's your technique?

for those who wear their hair exclusively curly I begin with dry cutting techniques like that of diva curl or Ouidad. if the client straightens their hair occasional I begin with wet cutting for a cleaner perimeter and softer interior lines. the clients comfort level is also a consideration as many people might not want to try a new technique so I might just do a clean geometric cut like Sassoon.

What products do you like best?

I use and suggest diva curl the most but I also love Schwarzkopf, Kevin Murphy, Moroccan oil, Goldwell, Aquage, Aveda, and Avalon.

Any advice for other stylists?

learn, learn, learn! I take whatever classes I can about all types of hair and implement what works for me into my techniques, I also use a lot of chemicals so I always make sure my knowledge and skills with them are current.

What's the hottest curly trend?

right now I'm doing a lot of mosaic color and hi lights on curlies. and also a freehand texturizing cut I call "bunching" which gives a lighter, tapered end to curls with a fuller root.

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