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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

I completed my training and further developed my skills in curly hair by working at one of the top hair salons in Manhattan "Christopher Stanley Salon", where 60 percent of the clients have curly hair. Working with curly hair for over 10 years has given me the passion and enthusiasm to become an expert in curls.

What's your technique?

I tailor my technique according to the curl. I understand that I have to adapt my techniques to each client because each person's curls are so different. I take into account a client's lifestyle in addition to assessing the way a particular head of hair curls in order to develop the best look for the client.

What products do you like best?

The most important item is a great leave-in conditioner like the one from Kiehls or Goldwell. Some more awesome products are: DevaCurl No Poo, Paul Mitchell Modern Elixirs Styling Creme, Earthly Body Marrakesh Oil, Semi Di Lino Illuminating Finish

Any advice for other stylists?

I can't stress enough that the consultation is supremely important. Listen closely to your client; they are your best guide. My clients leave my chair thinking that I do magic, but I simply listen to them and tailor my technique accordingly.

What's the hottest curly trend?

Natural healthy matte curls that don't look like they are over-styled or over-processed are the hottest curly trend. The more natural-looking the curls, the better.

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