How did you learn to cut curly hair?
I have curly hair myself so I know how the texture of the hair should look and feel. I also learned from trial and error and reading whatever literature I could find on curly hair.
What's your technique?
I do ALOT of texturizing to curly hair to help enchance the curls and manage bulky areas. I use two different texturizing shears as well. My techniques are mostly double layering, slicing, and a method I learned from a hair show called the 3 R's (Ravel, Reverse and Repeat).
What products do you like best?
I don't have just "one" product, I have several favorites! And It also depends of what curly style I'm trying to achieve. I love anything Devacurl, L'Oreal Professionnel (especially their Sculpt Paste and Anti-Frizz Gelee), Bead Head Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse, Redken Rewind06, CHI Silk InFusion, Joico Humidity Blocker spray, just to name a few :)
Any advice for other stylists?
When working with curly hair, the first half of the battle is figuring out their hair type and what the hair is lacking. Everybody's hair is different and reacts different to products. What might work for one person might not work for another. So look at the ingredients list, you never know what might be hidden in them. There is several different ways for drying curly hair too, so it's a matter of also figuring out what works best for your client.
What's the hottest curly trend?
Right now I'm in love with soft, volumptious curls. I like to create a lot of volume on top and have the hair cascade down in loose curls. It creates a very sexy, romantic look.
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