According to famed hair stylist Andre Walker and Andre Walker Hair Typing System, which has been used by most hair stylists since its inception in the 1990s and is the predominant method for categorizing hair types, there are four main different types of hair. These four main hair-types are straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, and kinky hair. As well, these four main hair-types have a variety of sub-types. Straight hair and wavy hair can be subcategorized as fine, medium, or coarse, curly hair can be either loose or tight, and kinky hair can be either soft or wiry.
As many people can attest, these four main hair-types and their different variables can provide a seemingly infinite range of unique problems when it comes to dealing with the care of your hair, maintenance, and styling. What works for one main hair-type may not work for another, even among the various sub-types that share the same main categorization. Just the thickness of your hair strands can lead to a whole host of specific issues that need to be dealt with, which is why it is so important for you to find a salon which specializes in all different types of hair.
At Nicole Hudson Hair Care & Beauty Salon, Nicole Hudson and her team of trained specialists can tackle any hair-type, regardless of however much you’ve had trouble with it in the past. Nicole Hudson offers personalized care and one-on-one consultations for anyone who has had difficulty tackling the unique needs of their hair-type, and can get you looking and feeling your absolute best. It is our specific hair-type that makes us so unique, and we deserve a salon and a stylist that appreciates and has the skill and know-how to accommodate our individual wants and needs.
Each type of hair has its own set of problems. Straight hair, while being the easiest type of hair to deal with if you are just planning on wearing it down for a casual evening, is hard to mold when you want to do something more special. Ask anyone with straight hair about how hard it is to curl it and make it stick, and get ready for a long-winded rant about all the times they’ve tried and failed to curl their hair. Most people with straight hair give up after a while, feeling as though the look of luscious, curly hair isn’t worth the strain and the burning smell as they pass the curler through their locks again and again, waiting for it to stay in shape. Another issue that occurs is with hair volume, as sometimes it can be nearly impossible to make silky, straight hair into as voluminous a do as one may wish. At Nicole Hudson, our years of experience and special training with all hair-types gives us plenty of ideas about how best to deal with your straight hair so that we can get you looking your absolute best in any hair-style of your choice, whether you want the loudest, proudest puff of hair on the planet or just want some nice, consistent curls that will last and stay lifted on your special night out.
People with wavy hair tend to have nearly all the opposite problems of people with straight hair. Their hair can puff out too much, making them uncomfortable with its size and the way it makes their head look. It can get very frizzy and contort into all wild shapes and sizes that seem almost impossible to control. And, unlike straight hair, which lays fine naturally, wavy hair never really looks right until you style it. People with wavy hair generally feel the need to bring along a whole hair-styling kit wherever they go, complete with both a curling iron and a straightening iron. Wavy hair is just uncomfortable in-between of all the hair-types, and wavy hair problems run the gambit across the board.