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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

You really need to understand the type of curly hair you are dealing with, then just use your best judgment. For example, when you cut curly hair it can shrink up to double the length, so I am always careful not to take too much off.

What's your technique?

Curly hair can be cut wet or dry, but I usually cut the hair wet first - then see if more needs to be taken off when it’s dry. When hair dries naturally it all blends and looks so gorgeous.

What products do you like best?

The products that I like to work with are my Angel Drops with Argan Oil primer that locks out the frizzies and won’t weigh the hair down. Other great products for curly hair are my Volumizing Gel, Angel Wings Paste, SoftFlocker, Honey Glaze Styling Gel and Caviar Moisturizing Styling Mousse. All are amazing and will do wonders for enhancing curls! For a more natural curly look you can also use my Plump N Thick Leave-In Thickening Crème cocktailed with the Angel Drops with Argan Oil.

Any advice for other stylists?

Be open-minded and flexible. Remember to listen to your client. If a client brings you a photo of a particular hair cut, be realistic—does the style work for your client? Do they have the right hair type? Their facial structure should also be taken into consideration. It’s all about the client and their confidence in you as the stylist.

What's the hottest curly trend?

I love soft natural waves! If you have tight curls, take a large-barrel curling iron and loosen the curl. Soft curls can be achieved by using my Angel Wings Paste— just add a little throughout the hair and ends. If you desire a harder hold, please try my Volumizing Gel, Caviar Mousse or the Volumizing Flocker. Another great tip for curly haired girls is to use your fingers when blowing or combing out hair. Turn your head over and rake the hair with your fingers—this will help to avoid frizz!

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