stylist spotlight

  • Kenneth Darrell
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Independent Salon Owner
  • Studio 627

How did you learn to cut curly hair?

My education at the Sassoon Academy has probably helped me the most in understanding curly hair. But, with more than two decades of experience as a professional stylist adds up to a whole lot of great practice!

What's your technique?

I find that if I flat iron out the hair first it makes for a much more accurate cut.

What products do you like best?

Along with my personal line of hair care products (which can be found at, I also like the Sexy Hair product for curly hair.

Any advice for other stylists?

Yes! Continue to re-invent yourself! Seek out ways to grow. As artists, we can grow or wilt. There is no in between.

What's the hottest curly trend?

The bohemian look is the hot ticket currently. Think Keri Russell or Sara Jessica Parker hairstyles.

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