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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How did you get started as a stylist?

I was vice president of operations of a textile manufacturing facility that formed my foundation in design. My experiences in pattern making, cutting, dying, assembly and finishing of natural fibers transferred over to cosmetology quite naturally. I was comfortable working with fibers and had an advanced knowledge of colour theory and the fashion industry. I approach hair design with references from apparel, architecture, chemistry and light theory.

 

Why do you cut hair dry?

Quite simply, that's the way we wear it. Cutting hair dry allows me to see the individual growth patterns, density changes, and overall balance with your facial features and shoulders. Dry cutting will give you a personalized couture feel that is exclusive to only you.

 

How do you determine what colour to use for me?

Your personality and lifestyle will dictate the palette for our colour process. All of my colour formulations are custom formulated to be a unique blend for your natural complexion and colour goals. I get inspiration from fashion and attend continuing education throughout the year to stay ahead of trends and knowledgeable of any chemical advancements.

 

Where do you get your inspirations?

I constantly study architecture both modern and classic to find new shapes for your hair style. I get many references from fashion and design to be at the forefront of the industry by marrying colour and contour for your signature look. I travel often for education and inspiration. 

 

Why are you known for cutting curly hair?

My approach for shaping curly hair is unorthodox. Philosophically, I try to "listen" to your wave pattern and give it what is asked. By minimizing hand tension and cutting with the contour of the wave patterns, I can essentially liberate your curl to more freely form the shape it should. Hair will immediately look fuller, bouncier, curlier and less frizzy.

 

What is Contour Cutting?

Contour Cutting is my proprietary technique of addressing wavy and curly hair. The technique is customized for your wave patterns. It starts at the scalp and winds through the hair following the waves of your hair like a train on rails. You will be amazed to see how springy your curls will be after Contour Cutting.

 

Why do I need to buy the products you recommend? Can I just use what I have been using?

I exhaustingly research products from all over the world to find only the very best that I endorse. I use these products because they are the finest; and if I could get better results from a less expensive source, I would. I get the best results by using the proper tools for the job and so should you.

 

How can I apprentice with you?

If interested, you may contact me with a concise resume, and if selected, you will be called back for an interview to determine our compatibility. I am always looking for new talent to mentor, so if an opportunity is not available at the moment,  new opportunities may soon exist.

 

What is the significance of your design identity?

Created by North Sea, the fox motif represents striking beauty with a distinctive mane. Furthermore, author and psychologist Phillip E. Tetlock of UC Berkley notes "foxes are people who have complicated thought patterns, but tend to get things right more often." Classifying thinking styles using Isaiah Berlin's prototypes of the fox and the hedgehog, Tetlock contends that the fox—the thinker who knows many little things, draws from an eclectic array of traditions and is better able to improvise in response to changing events—is more successful in predicting the future than the hedgehog, who knows one big thing, toils devotedly within one tradition, and imposes formulaic solutions on ill-defined problems.

North Sea chose the paint-by-number depiction as a nod to the faceted colour present in my design work. Paint-by-number kits begin with a raw surface on which faint blue lines divide numbered sections. Each numbered section has corresponding numbered paint to use. The kits were invented in 1950 by Dan Robbins who was employed by the Palmer Paint Company. The owner, Max S. Kline, asked Robbins for an idea for how to sell more paint. Robbins remembered being taught in high school that Leonardo da Vinci gave his assistants canvasses with numbered sections to paint. Here, the theme represents learning and application, colour and process.

 

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