Clients: Keke Palmer, Becky Gomez, Dascha Polanco
Beauty school confession: In beauty school you learn loads of different hair techniques. One in particular is the perm. Yes, the dreaded '80s perm. Yikes! This took about a whole week to learn, and I still have yet to do a classic perm on a client. It's outdated, the chemicals smell terrible, and it's damaging. There's new technology, which allows for easier, safer ways to achieve volume and texture.
Now that I think of it, beauty school really only taught us classic techniques and failed to incorporate current trends and modern hair. I remember asking my instructor which was her preferred method of seamless extensions, and she said the best technique was to glue (using black hair glue) extensions directly onto the scalp, especially for when installing a full head. Even back then, I knew that technique was dated, and most hairstylists frowned upon the method due to the damaging effect on the hair and scalp. While beauty school teaches you the fundamentals of hairstyling, your education definitely doesn't stop there. Trends are ever changing, and as stylists, we need to adapt and always be willing to learn new techniques.