Curl Authority: McKeelaMcKeela
Stylist for Universal Beauty Product

Top techniques for curlies: Shingling, coiling and two-strand twist are ideal techniques used to create curl definition, elongation and control of your natural curl pattern.

Must-have texture products: My favorite products to use for natural textured hair are the new My DNA line of products from Universal Beauty Product. My DNA is a premium, salontested daily maintenance system designed to hydrate and strengthen all natural hair textures—coily, kinky, wavy, spiral and straight. The blend of Monoi de Tahiti and Unioil Flowers is a true revolution in the natural hair category.

How I acquired my “texpertise”: I took classes to learn how to style and manage natural hair. I asked stylists to teach me new techniques and accelerated my learning by attending natural hair trade shows. Style diversity is the key!

My best advice for working with texture: Get fully engaged with the natural hair client. Learn the terminology, embrace the lifestyle and educate yourself on what “natural” means to these particularly savvy consumers and try different styles, techniques and products.

Textured looks for spring: All lengths—short, mid-length and long. The styles will be full and big with vibrant color, infused with moisture and plenty of curl definition based on your client’s unique DNA.