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How did you learn to cut curly hair?

Bad experiences with my OWN HAIR. Growing up I had my share of really traumatizing haircuts, so when I decided to become a stylist, I wanted to make sure that was the FIRST THING I mastered! Trial and ERROR is the only way ANYONE will fully know how to work with curly hair.

What's your technique?

ALOT of point cutting. Curly hair when you create BLUNT lines into a curly haircut (assuming the person doesn't straighten alot)you create HEAVINESS and BULK in undesirable areas. Point cutting... or any other texturizng method allows you create shape

What products do you like best?

AVEDA Be curly curl enhancer, Aveda Be curly style prep,Aveda Humectant and Aveda Confixer. Its NATURALLY derived and HEALTHY for your tresses.

Any advice for other stylists?

Don't be afraid of texture. So many stylists are programmed to their basic 4 haircuts on all of their clients...that they forget to tap into their creativity. Everyone that sits in my chair has a different lifestyle, so tap into that "stepping outside the box" feature that you have been equipped with...and beautify those tresses!

What's the hottest curly trend?

NATURAL! Let it go. Curly hair was not meant to lay FLAT! Embrace your TEXTURE!

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