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Barber Rodrick Samuels' Collection Showcases Diverse Textures

Anne Moratto | April 22, 2019 | 8:48 AM
Hair: Rodrick Samuels and Lauren Moser; photographer: Kristen Correa Flint
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Hair: Rodrick Samuels and Lauren Moser; photographer: Kristen Correa Flint
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Hair: Rodrick Samuels and Lauren Moser; photographer: Kristen Correa Flint
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Hair: Rodrick Samuels and Lauren Moser; photographer: Kristen Correa Flint
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For this look, Samuels follows a three-step fading system using the Andis Supra ZR 2.Step STEP 1. Create the guide using a 000 Andis Blade for the first panel.STEP 2. For the second panel, use a #1 Andis blade.STEP 3. For the third panel, use an Andis 1A blade.STEP 4. Blend the three panels into the top. Pro Tip: If you see weight lines in the panels, use the Andis Envy Li in the open position to blend lines of demarcation.STEP 5. Detail around the neck and ears with a trimmer.STEP 6. Samuels finished the look with Cloak and Dagger Extreme Sea Salt Spray to hydrate curls and applied Cloak and Dagger Extreme Texture Paste from roots to ends.
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Strong lines and dynamic details make this collection forward-looking but still extremely wearable.

Detroit-based Rodrick Samuels, a barber, educator and part of a dynamic artistic duo with wife, Lauren Moser, welcomes clients and beauty professionals to their Hair Lab, both a salon space and an academy for advanced education. Samuels is known for inspiring excellence and in this collection, he celebrates the diversity of his models.

“Blue is my favorite color and using this filter cast amazing shadows and really brought out the detail in the men’s faces,” Samuels says. “Giving it a pop of color to tell the story was really important to set it apart and give it a futuristic spin. The variety of textures shows the range I have as a barber. The possibilities in men’s grooming with the right kind of education will allow you to offer services to any client that walks through your door.”

Samuels and Moser teach all over the world and they pride themselves on making their designs both artistically satisfying and salon-friendly.

Hair: Rodrick Samuels and Lauren Moser
Photographer: Kristen Correa Flint

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