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Only Ouidad Certified Salons offer a comprehensive, curl-focused approach to cutting, styling, and care. Ouidad Certified Stylists undergo specialized training to become experts in all things curl, from our exclusive cutting techniques (including Carving and Slicing®), to therapeutic replenishing treatments, proprietary styling techniques, and product recommendations, all designed to bring out, optimize and fully express your unique curls.
Carving & Slicing is a method for cutting and styling curly hair developed by Ouidad. It is a method so unique, that Ouidad has been awarded a US Trademark. Expertly developed for the unique makeup of curly hair, the procedure is designed to help curls cup gracefully into each other, instead of stacking up on top of each other, by taking one section of the hair at a time and slicing lightly with the wave of the curl. Ouidad certified stylists will never “Thin” or your curly hair.
The preparation for Ouidad haircut; bring your curly hair clean no tangles in the way that you normally wear it, so the stylist can see what type of curl you have, and decide the best way to shape your curls, with the Carving & Slicing technique.
The Deva cutting technique is a revolutionary method for cutting curly hair whereas most traditional hair cutting techniques were created for straight hair. The advantage of a Deva Cut is that it’s customized to work with your unique curl pattern. This curl-exclusive cut requires special training to learn the technique. The hair is cut dry. Curly hair and it’s own spring factor can be misinterpreted while wet- that’s why we cut the hair in its natural form, while dry, curl by curl. This unique innovation allows the stylist to sculpt each client’s hair, according to their individual curl, look, and style because no two curls are alike.
Wash your curls the day before or the morning of your appointment, I need you to cleanse, condition, REMOVE ALL TANGLES (best way to remove tangles is with conditioner in the shower), and let your hair completely air dry (or sit under a hooded dryer), so that your curls dry in their natural form. Product in your hair is okay if it does not create a fake curl. Do not pull your curls up in a ponytail, braid, bun, clips, or wear a hat when you come in for your appointment. I need to see your curls as define as possible (do not brush).