The OG

Congrats, you’re The OG. But, you already knew that. Your Mane Mastery goes way back–you’ve been playing this game for years, falling deeper in love with your craft each passing year be it styling, cutting or coloring. Or, all three.

You’ve worked backstage at Fashion Week–heck, you may have even been Key Stylist–you’ve worked the hustle and bustle of a booming salon, or have run all about town for years to house calls and photoshoots, mastering that freelance life. Whatever your area of expertise, one thing’s for sure–you are most definitely The expert with a capital T. And while we know we could learn a thing or three from you–we’re here to give you a subtle refresher on all your favorite things. From interviews with your peers to social media hacks, consider this your guide to stay cutting edge and cool in all things hair. Enjoy

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How to Create and Launch a Buzzy Haircare Brand

While understandable if the product is created by a famed hair stylist or backed by a huge celeb—but what about other brands that have magically found their way, too? Is it a huge budget? Is it the best PR team? Read on for the scoop.

Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam

How to Raise Your Prices

Bc it can be awkward, even for an OG. If you’re a stylist, you know raising your prices in the salon can be a balancing act. While you don’t want to alienate your clients, you want to feel like you’re being compensated fairly. We checked in with hair guru Gina Bianca to find out how to navigate a price increase, so everyone benefits.

Raise Salon Prices

6 Key Things That Make a Salon Succesful

Are you a salon owner? Read on and let us know if you agree.

Pickthorn Salon Brooklyn

5 French Girl Hairstyling Secrets From France’s Top Hairdressers

As the home of hair highlighting technique balayage, it’s no surprise France is also home to many hairdressers who are experts and OG in LA French hair color and styling. David Mallet–who is commonly known as one of the best hair dressers in Paris shares his secrets. Read the full story here.

David Mallett Salon Paris

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Kit Raids with your fave stylists

Kit Raid: Cesar Ramirez Breaks Down Everything That’s In His Kit

We raid Cesar DeLeon Ramirez’s kit– a Mane Master who has worked with everyone from chanteuse Ciara to actress Yara Shahidi.

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PSA: The Ultra-Long Braid is Back

This old school favorite is making major waves, and the fashion elite have taken note. Mane Muses like Shay Mitchell and Kylie Jenner are taking this cool-girl trend to iconic new heights. See full story here.

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The Key to Perfecting a Curly Haircut

When it comes to cuts, straight vs. curly hair may as well be apples to oranges – you can’t expect the same results from one as the other. While getting in and out of the chair is very much a reality when cutting straight locks, curly girls know there’s no such thing as the fast lane in the salon. Ready on for the full feature.

Curly Hair

31 Black Hairstylists Who Are Changing the Game–And Deserve a Spot on Your IG Feed

Story first published by POPSUGAR Beauty.

To celebrate the work of the wildly talented, grossly underrepresented Black hair artists, you can start by supporting their work on social media. If you’re looking for inspiration to screenshot and bring to your next appointment, be it braids or other protective styles, or just want practical tips on caring for wavy, curly, and coily hair, there’s no better place to find it than on their feeds. Full story on POPSUGAR Beauty.

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How to Pick the Right Show Filtration System

Bc you know it’s important to tell your clients the right advice when it comes to the best water filtration system for their hair. See here.

Shower heads affect hair health

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Is Coconut Oil Actually Making Your Hair More Dry and Brittle?

Hmmm – could this be the reason why your ends are super brittle? This article may shock you.

Bad coconut oil for hair

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