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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 […]

Seven Real Reasons Your Curls Dry Out

{ Friday, 13 November 2015 }

Keep your curls hydrated to the hilt by addressing these seven major moisture zappers. #1 Shampoos with high pH levels Did you know that curly hair is naturally low on the pH scale, making it slightly acidic? That acidity plays a key role in keeping the hair cuticle smooth and strands shiny. However, if the […]

5 Ways to Repair and Prevent Damaged Curls

{ Thursday, 12 November 2015 }

Damage happens. But how you handle it can make or (literally) break your curls. Luckily, Ouidad Educator Chad Pendley has five expert tips that will help reverse the course (or prevent it completely) and put your hair on the road to recovery. Pro Tip #1: Minimize direct contact with heat On days you decide to […]

Is Humidity a Curl’s Friend or Foe?

{ Friday, 6 November 2015 }

During the cooler months, it’s not unusual to deal with more moisture in the air. But is humidity in the fall a curly girl’s friend or foe? Below is a go-to guide for what each curl type needs and how to handle your hair in wavering weather. LOOSE What it needs: Moisture balance from deep […]

Curl Cleanse 101

{ Wednesday, 4 November 2015 }

Here’s the scoop: the key to bouncy, tangle-free curls starts with a four-star cleanse. It’s the foundation that sets your curls up to shine 24-7. When done to perfection, a good shampoo halts dryness and snagging (two of the biggest wash-day complaints) in their tracks. How do you make your next wash a winning one? […]