What is Ouidad?
For years, hair stylists used traditional cutting techniques on curly hair, only to frustrate themselves and their clients when results were less than stellar. The Ouidad system, first available back in 1984, introduced the world to a whole new philosophy: that curls should be curls! Today, we’ll talk about this philosophy and how it can help your curly hair be its absolute best.
It started with identifying that all curls are different, and that there are four basic types: loose, classic, tight, and kinky. Each texture has its own unique properties. Ouidad, professional stylist and curly hair expert, came to the US at the young age of 16 and perfected her curly hair techniques, eventually opening her own salons in Manhattan and Santa Monica.
Since then, her philosophy has expanded with a program that certifies professional stylists in Ouidad techniques to use on their own clients, and The Full Spectrum Hair Salon is proud to be a part of this tradition.
Part of the philosophy is a special technique for cutting curly hair. Traditional techniques don’t consider the way natural curls affect how a style will look when finished. Ouidad cuts are customized for the texture of your hair and its unique curl pattern.
Another aspect is how styling is different from straight hair. Straight hair can usually be blow dried and styled according to traditional methods. But curly hair doesn’t handle blow drying well, since the results are usually frizzy and detract from the natural curl. The “rake & shake” and other methods used by Ouidad-certified stylists help activate your curls to bring out their natural quality.
Finally, Ouidad recognized that curly hair needs special products that moisten and define curls for the most beautiful textured styles. Ouidad created a full line of products especially for curly hair to bring out the best in your curls. The Full Spectrum Salon’s Ouidad-certified stylists use only these special products to make your hair look its best, and they are available to purchase to keep your style looking great at home.
Been frustrated with traditional cuts? Experience the difference of Ouidad for your curly hair at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon. Our professional, Ouidad-certified stylists are trained to provide the best cuts and styling for your curly hair using exclusive Ouidad products. You can find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy or call 972.509.1565 to book your appointment. You can also book appointments on our free mobile app, available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.