The Ultimate Hair-Care Guide for Women with Kinky, Curly, or Wavy Hair
Villard, Paperback, 9780375761300, 160pp.
Publication Date: May 20, 2003
Kinky, curly, or wavy hair isn’t “problem” hair—it’s just hair with a different set of rules!
For too long, hairstylists and hair-care companies have ignored the needs of women with kinky, curly, or wavy hair, focusing on it as “problem” hair rather than celebrating its unique texture. But now hair-care and style expert A. Dickey, considered by top magazine beauty editors to be the foremost authority on caring for, cutting, and styling curly hair, has written Hair Rules! to end the frustration faced by women with curly hair every day.
Hair Rules! is chock-full of simple tips for all types of curly hair and covers everything from the best shampoos and conditioners to use, to damage-free hair-drying (dust off that hood dryer!), the use of natural oils, and the safest coloring, styling, and chemical relaxing techniques—as well as guidelines for maintaining healthy, gorgeous hair.
“My mission,” writes Dickey, “is simple: to advise and encourage all women with nonstraight hair to strive to attain their beauty, whatever their ethnicity, and whatever their tastes.”
A. Dickey is a New York City–based stylist who has been in the hair-care industry for sixteen years. He is a creative force in many facets of the industry, from runway work to print media, TV shows, and personal styling for musicians and other celebrities. In addition to his work at the Louis Licari salon, where he serves as creative director, Dickey has worked with such women as Alicia Keys, Michael Michele, Naomi Campbell, Gloria Reuben, and Andie MacDowell.
“There are plenty of stylists who care about the short term. Dickey is concerned not only about making sure you and your hair look good, but about your hair’s long-term health. I don’t think there’s a person in the world who doesn’t love him.”—Sarah Jessica Parker, actress
“Dickey has always put me at ease and made me feel comfortable about wearing a style that was appropriate to my own texture. He never sacrificed the health of my hair for a look.”—Minnie Driver, actress
“Dickey doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear, he gives it to you straight, no chaser. Just beautiful results. Listen to him, ladies. He knows of what he speaks.”—Tomiko Fraser, model