Short hair styling isn't short on options for creating different looks. Taylor Leven @bytaylorleven, a barber, short hair specialist and owner of Head Space Barbershop in Downers Grove, IL, is committed to merging the worlds of barbering and hairdressing and breaking down stereotypes.
In her work, Levin incorporates graphic designs, precise texture placement, and she is always coaxing out a hair's natural wave to make it come alive.
Here she shows the deft touch required for creating curl that looks controlled but not crunchy and springy but not sprayed. The products she uses in these styling how-tos are from designline and include the Mineral Salt Texture Paste, a formula that she says has "a gentle grit for control yet it’s still so moisturizing! You can’t even tell there’s product in the hair."
The @regisdesignline Mineral Salt Texture Paste is the perfect product for curls!! #ad It has the texture qualities of sea salt spray and the hydrating qualities of a leave-in conditioner! I love this stuff! It has UV protection that protects from heat and the sun while nourishing your curls. It has a medium yet flexible hold for that lived in look. I love the natural organic ingredients in it too: beeswax, aloe vera, castor oil and rice proteins! Find Designline online @walmart or at select @smartstylesalon locations nationwide. #ModernSalonxRegis #modernsalon #artistconnective #curlyhairproduct @smartstylesalon @modernsalon #designlinehaircare #NewAtSmartStyle #sponsored
Mineral Salt Texture Paste adds volume, definition, and texture to any style. It replenishes and seals in moisture, while helping to protect hair from environmental stressors with a UV absorber and proteins. This paste offers a flexible, medium hold that is easy to rework and leaves hair frizz free with a semi matte finish. Ingredients include Aloe Vera, Beeswax, Rice Protein and Castor Oil.
Find designline at select @SmartStyleSalon locations nationwide.
YOU GUYS I'M LIVING FOR THIS TEXTURE PASTE FROM @regisdesignline!! #ad I feel like curly haired products get put on the back burner in this industry. It’s so hard to find ones that don’t leave the hair too crunchy yet contain the frizz enough and THIS IS IT!! It’s so moisturizing and you can’t even tell there’s product in the hair. It has so many moisturizing ingredients in it (beeswax, castor oil, aloe vera & rice proteins) so it won’t dry out the hair. This is the perfect product for anyone who wants a more lived in textured look, which y’all know I live for this look. I just took a dime size amount of the product and worked it through each curl to shape and form while reducing frizz and nourishing the hair! Find Designline online @walmart or at select @smartstylesalon locations nationwide. #ModernSalonxRegis #modernsalon #artistconnective #curlyhairproduct @SmartStyleSalon @modernsalon #designlinehaircare #NewAtSmartStyle #sponsored
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This Mineral Salt Texture Paste by designline is incredible! @regisdesignline! #ad It gives flat straight hair so much body and life! The Mineral Salt in the formula gives it a gentle grit for control yet it’s still so moisturizing! You can’t even tell there’s product in the hair. It has so many moisturizing ingredients in it (beeswax, castor oil, aloe vera & rice proteins) so it won’t dry out the hair. This is the perfect product for anyone who wants a more lived-in textured look, which y’all know I live for! I took a dime size amount of the product and worked it through the hair and roughly blow-dried with my fingers. You can find designline online @walmart or at select @SmartStyleSalon locations nationwide. #ModernSalonxRegis #modernsalon #artistconnective #curlyhairproduct @modernsalon #designlinehaircare #NewAtSmartStyle #sponsored
𝘛𝘏𝘌 𝘌𝘠𝘌. there’s some aspects to the trade that we can’t necessarily be taught. i think a big part of that is developing “the eye”. deciding what, where, and why. or maybe you don’t even know why. you just know that it will look cool. but that comes with time. it’s why @andrewdoeshair work is so easily recognizable and distinguished. he has the eye! he knows how to make people look like the coolest version of themselves and bring out their individual best features. it’s not a cookie cutter haircut. it’s tailored. i think that’s important and it’s something i’ve really been trying to focus more on. in this cut it’s very obvious that i left the weight in the parietal ridge very heavy and low. i could’ve blended it much more and made the fade more stretchy. but my eye told me nahhh. a year ago it would’ve driven me nuts to leave that weight line. but now i see that not everything has to be perfectly blended, and there isn’t a right or wrong way to this art form. it’s so fulfilling being able to watch my work grow and change through the years yet still have so much more to learn. i always have more to work for and look forward to. it’s quite addicting isn’t it? anyways, cheers to an ever evolving journey that always keeps me on my toes. ✨👁 #grateful #barber #texturedhair #menshair #chicagobarber
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