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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

I have naturally curly hair myself, and I NEVER got a cut I liked because I felt no one really knew how to style it just right. This is part of what inspired me to become a stylist. I began my career in Miami where my clientele was predominately women with gorgeous curly hair. As you can imagine, this was no easy task given the 100% humidity; I learned how to enhance natural curl and how to create sleek straight styles.

What's your technique?

My technique is intuitive and unique to each woman sitting in my chair. Various curl patterns require different design choices. I am a big believer in releasing weight in just the right places to allow the curl to really pop.

What products do you like best?

I am totally obsessed with Moroccan Oil! I love the their whole line. Their new shampoo and conditioner rocks my world! The curl cream is great and best on curl that does not require much hold. I also recommend, of course, my new video, 'Now You Know How...To Blow-Dry Your Hair."

Any advice for other stylists?

My best piece of advice is to give your clients a personal experience in the chair in addition to a technically amazing hair style.

What's the hottest curly trend?

I'm really digging the disconnected curly styles. There are a million variations on this theme, but my personal favorite is a shorter cut, enhancing height on the top and disconnected pieces near the face and in front of the ear. It's funky and unexpected.

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