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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

I was born with curly hair. However growing up in the 70's Farrah Fawcett haircuts were in style. Lord knows I drove my mother crazy trying to get that look. I even rolled my hair on frozen orange juice cans to smooth the curls and frizz. I finally found someone that taught me to go with the curl. She was the one who sparked my interest in Cosmetology and I vowed to help others with natural curly hair. I had a hard time finding another hairstylist to cut my hair. I also dreamed of my own product line and cutting video. I still have that dream. I took all the knowledge over those years of what not to do to curly hair and became a specialist in curly hair.

What's your technique?

I analyze hair growth patterns dry, then I consult with client about product and I determine if a dry or wet cut is in order. Of course I have a few techniques and the most important is to allow the curl to curl as I cut in the way it wants to go.

What products do you like best?

I like a lot of products. I would love for the salon I work in to carry for curly heads only. I use the Pureology Real Curl mostly and as I've recently relocated I am beginning over with a new clietele

Any advice for other stylists?

I believe that being a good listener and giving the perfect consultation takes away alot of confusion in the end. I relate to the client and I think this helps them feel at ease because I had bad experiences myself

What's the hottest curly trend?

Curl is definitely making a comeback. I think color and shine in natural curly hair is hot.

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