curl talk THE OUIDAD BLOG

Meet Our Curl Stylists: Pia Vivas and Jason Hallman

{ Thursday, 3 March 2016 }

You won’t find many stylists who know curls better than the specialists at our Ouidad flagship salons in New York and Santa Monica. This month, get to know two of our experts – Pia Vivas and Jason Hallman – and learn more about their approach to taking curls to the next level. Pia Vivas, Stylist […]

Curl Inspiration: Our Q&A with Ouidad

{ Thursday, 3 March 2016 }

Ouidad, Founder and Entrepreneur, shares her unique curl story and what inspires her after 30 years in the curl business. When did you know you wanted to be a hairdresser? I’m curly…a free spirit! I did not know what I wanted to do. I started playing with hair at a very young age and women […]

Steal the Look: Red Carpet Curls

{ Friday, 19 February 2016 }

The 2016 awards season kicked off with the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards and a red carpet to remember. Set off by dazzling jewelry and low-plunging necklines, A-list hairstyles featured structured, polished curls; soft waves with high shine; and seductively simple low-set chignons. We loved the looks of Regina King, Amy Adams and Lily James, […]

SALON SPOTLIGHT: Ouidad’s NYC Flagship

{ Wednesday, 17 February 2016 }

There is a haven on 57th street in New York City for curly girls. Inside a sleek gold building, on the 4th floor, is a warm entrance where THE curl experts will greet you and treat your curls the way they deserve. THE Ouidad Flagship. The first salon dedicated to curl. Olga Plitt, the Director of Ouidad […]

Get the Look: Romantic Side-Swept Curls in 5 Steps

{ Friday, 5 February 2016 }

Whether your plans are for a grand event or intimate occasion, a romantic side-swept style will win the day (or night). Consider this beautiful curl inspiration when you want something a little bit different from a traditional up-do, and a whole lot romantic. This versatile style can be adapted to any curl type and easily […]

The 6-Step Melt-Down Mask Makeover

{ Friday, 29 January 2016 }

Curls require internal moisture and nutrients to hold and form their shape. The natural arcs and angles of a curl leave the cuticle layer exposed, allowing natural moisture and nutrients to escape and climatic aggressors, chemicals and heavy ingredients to be absorbed. Damaged, chemically treated hair often experiences a compromised lipid barrier – the natural […]

7 Tips for Getting Your Best Cut

{ Friday, 22 January 2016 }

Bad haircuts are mortifying no matter your hair texture.  A bad cut on curly hair can take several months, sometime years, to correct and grow out. To make the most of your curls—and to avoid any freak-outs, meltdowns or OMG salon moments—use these expert tips for getting your best cut. Tip #1: Select a stylist […]

Ouidad makeover: “Make me look like this!”

{ Friday, 15 January 2016 }

Our model Kesha is our Tight Curl inspiration, and we were excited she agreed to share her curls for our makeover demonstration.  Check out how we transformed Kesha’s already amazing curls into spectacular! Consultation / Cleanse & Condition After our initial consultation with Kesha, we started off by cleansing and conditioner her hair with Ouidad’s […]

Curl Master: Our Q&A with Lauren Moser

{ Monday, 11 January 2016 }

Lauren Moser has established herself as a leading force in the field of creative hair design. Her professional portfolio ranges from runway shows, editorial photo shoots and ad campaigns, to the commercial looks her clients love at her trendy Hair Lab Detroit the Salon. Her head-turning signature hair fashion looks have won top national honors […]

New Year, New You: Salon Pros on Reinventing Your Curls

{ Tuesday, 5 January 2016 }

New Year, New You: The hottest curl tips to reinvent your look in 2016 If you’re anything like us here at Ouidad, you consider changing your curl style about 20 times a week. You may feel that the length is dragging your curls down or noticed a lot of shorter, curlier styles on the red […]

Real Curls: Tips and Advice from Ouidad’s NY Office

{ Wednesday, 23 December 2015 }

One of the coolest things about being the AVP of Education for Ouidad is all the tips I’ve picked up from different curl experts in the industry. I love picking their brains for new and fun techniques, then testing them out on my own curls. A good hair day often leads to a good day […]

2015: The Year in Curls

{ Wednesday, 23 December 2015 }

In this year’s 2015 year-end round-up, Ouidad takes a look back at the Top 10 curl trends, looks and product choices for curls, waves and texture – including inspiration and tips to help you take your curls to the next level. Coming in at Number Ten… #10: The Wash and Wear “Curls to go” were […]