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
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.