by Daniel Curet, Journeyman Hair Stylist
Curt Darling demonstrated several dry-cutting techniques on two Asian models for removing length/weight and adding texture. One was a female model with a soft cut inspired by the Nagle posters from the ’80s and the other was a male model with a contemporary soft shorter in the back longer in the fringe haircut that blended in every direction it was combed. The benefit of dry cutting is that “you can see how the hair is behaving and falling into shape in real-time.” The result was wearable, soft-looking haircuts that did not require additional styling. Curt hosts haircutting boot camps throughout the year. For more information, check out his salon website at curtdarlingsalon.com.
Mike @ LA Shear: Mike brought an array of cutting and styling tools for the trade at a class discounted price. All of his scissors are excellent brands at a really good price point range. There is something here for everyone to update their cutting tools with. Check out his website at shop.lashear.com.
Darrell Redleaf-Fielder is a Local 706 celebrity hair stylist and brand ambassador repped by Aim Artists. He brought us his full working kit to show us some new and remind us of some old styling tools. He demonstrated how to use some of these tools and told us amusing hair styling stories. He reminded us of how we can all learn from our mistakes and how he sets aside time to experiment with new products and techniques before arriving on the job to stay current. He also warned us to make a good impression because “you are only as good as your last job.” Some of his favorite tools and products include DryBar Triple Sec, Viviscal Hair Filler Fibers, John Frieda Root Blur Powders, Y.S. Park Round Brushes, Clairol Hot Rollers with the rubber center, Calista Tools Perfecter Pro Grip Curling Wand, Matsuzaki Imperial Blow Dryer, KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry and Frenchie’s Flocked Hairpins. Check out his website at http://www.darrellredleaf.com.
Dr. Robert Nettles gave us an education on the science of hair loss and hair regrowth methods. He has an office and does extensive medical tests for his patients as part of his Stop and reGrow method. For more information, check out his website at robertnettlesmd.com or call (310) 388-6309.