Behind the Cover (September 2010)
Ouidad, salon owner and curly hair expert, and her assistant
Ayanna Augustine-John, carefully examined model Monicaâs hair
and declared it a âvisor.â Intrigued, we had to know more.
âOh, we have all kinds of names for curly shapes,â said Ouidad. âThe âvisorâ is a full look with bangs. Thereâs also âear muffsâ where the hair is cut blunt around the face causing the hair to lift around the ears; âmop headâ where the hair is texturized all over and it just expands; âlamp shadeâ where the hair is cut to frame the face and the curls lift; and of course, there is âpoodle headâ where the curls are cut short, causing a perfect round shape.â
As the pioneer of the curly hair industry, Ouidad has created more than just terminology to describe interesting silhouettes. In addition to a product and tool line, she has designed several cutting and styling methods to maximize and beautify curls and waves. The âCarve and Sliceâ method has been trademarked and the âRake and Shakeâ is also one of her signature styling methods.
Curly hair expert Ouidad (right) poses with our cover model and assistant Ayanna Augustine-John (left).
Ouidadâs shoot resulted in two gorgeous looks. We couldnât decide which one we liked best, so we used them both!
The cover of our Texture! guide. Read it now.
Because of her expertise, we asked Ouidad to shoot the cover of our special
Texture supplement (click here to read it) this month. The looks she created
were so beautiful, we decided to put one on the cover of MODERN, too!
As the texture category continues to grow, MODERN, with our partner NaturallyCurly.com and CurlStylist.com, will keep bringing you special supplements and online content on the category. Keratin treatments, new perm services, special tools and products and hot trends are dominating the texture market right now.
Ouidad adds finishing touches to the model.
Ouidad shows off products from her own line.