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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Your Top 5 Curly Hair Tips for Spring

{ Thursday, 30 April 2015 }

There’s plenty that comes along with springtime—sandals and capris, sunglasses and sundresses—but what do you do with your hair? Environmental aggressors come out in full-force in the Spring, like increased UV exposure, humidity, and heat, just to name a few. Here’s the curly hair care plan you need to keep your curls looking soft and healthy […]

Treat Your Curls This Valentine’s Day

{ Thursday, 29 January 2015 }

February is the month of love, so why not treat yourself – and your curls – to some TLC? Starting February 1st, you can receive a complimentary conditioning treatment (valued at $75) when you get a haircut at the Ouidad Flagship Salon! All you have to do is mention code VDAY* when booking your appointment. […]

Curl Resolution #3: I Will Cut the Extra Baggage

{ Monday, 19 January 2015 }

When was the last time you got a haircut? Go on, we’ll wait. As we covered in our first Curl Resolution, far too many of us put off going to the salon for fear of getting a bad haircut and losing too much length, not to mention being reprimanded by our stylist for all of […]

Meet Melanie, Our New Director of Education

{ Thursday, 15 January 2015 }

Name? Melanie-Jane Fahey Title? National Director of Education, North America Nationality? Australian Industry Experience? 24 Years Curl Type? Classic Favorite Food in America? Margaritas Favorite Drink in America? Margaritas What do you love about America? The people, first and foremost. Americans are truly beautiful people. What brought you to Ouidad? The opportunity to make a […]

How to Become a Ouidad Hair Model

{ Sunday, 28 December 2014 }

In addition to our Ouidad Flagship Salons in New York and Santa Monica, we’re continuously building our network of Certified Salons specially trained in our practices. If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably seen our #OuidadModelSearch posts, in which we search for naturally curly hair models for training sessions in the Ouidad curl cutting […]

Meet Barbara, Our New Master Colorist

{ Wednesday, 10 December 2014 }

There’s a new face at the Ouidad Salon in New York City! We’re thrilled to welcome Master Colorist Barbara Mancuso to the team. Barbara joins the team with over 15 years of experience as a stylist – meaning she has seen it all when it comes to strands, from the bone straight to the kinkiest […]

How to Prep for Your Salon Visit

{ Monday, 3 November 2014 }

So, you’ve made your first appointment with a Curl Specialist at a Ouidad Salon. How should you prepare? Here are a few things you can do to get the most out of your salon experience! Use a Deep Treatment It’s imperative to build up the structure and health of your hair, especially if you’re getting a service […]

Curls for a Cure® Pink Curl Extension Style Guide

{ Thursday, 9 October 2014 }

The Curls for a Cure Pink Curl Extension is such a simple and easy way to show your support for the fight against breast cancer. If you’ve already purchased a Pink Curl (or are thinking about it), here are a few ideas for showing your support with your curls! Two-Strand Twist For all textures, you […]