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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 […]

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 […]

Prep Your Curls for Winter

{ Friday, 18 December 2015 }

Winter’s Here: Prep Your Curls for the Season While it may have felt like it for some time already, winter is now officially here — and with it, the curl-challenging effects of snow and sleet, drying indoor heat and static-inducing hats and scarves. A change of seasons is a great reason to update your look, […]

All Night Long: 6 Secrets to Perfect Holiday Curls

{ Thursday, 17 December 2015 }

Hair is like architecture: without the perfect foundation it will ultimately weaken and fall. When prepping curls for a holiday event, use a really good primer and high-quality styling products to lay the foundation of the curl and assist in its preservation. Toast the season with stylish curls using our Curl Expert tips: Curl Expert […]

5 Rules For Cutting Curly Hair

{ Monday, 23 November 2015 }

Whether it’s conservative or edgy, nothing complements great curls more than an even greater cut. To ensure that you get the cut you want, follow our five rules for a winning snip every time. #1. Interview your stylist You don’t have to become best friends, but if it’s your first time with a stylist, take […]

8 Things Women with Curls Are Most Thankful For

{ Monday, 23 November 2015 }

It’s that time of year again, where we all reflect on the things that give us the greatest joy. With an attitude of gratitude, we asked eight stylish go-getters what they are most thankful for when it comes to their hair. Below, they dish on what they love best about their loose, classic, tight or […]