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OUR MUSE: Hair Stylist Yuri Sinata

Hair doesn’t get enough attention in the K-beauty realm. We’re trying to fix that. We’re excited to have California-based hair and makeup artist, Yuri Sinata, share her hair insights.

THE KLOG: There are so many articles about oil-slick hair and glitter roots trending right now. What’s the biggest hair trend you’re noticing these days?
Yuri Sinatra: In terms of cut, chin-length hair and lobs are definitely still trending, even to the point of becoming mainstream. Women are pulling off the tousled, undone, effortless wave with short hair and I love it.

Are there any hair products that we should all know about?

I love the dry shampoo from Prive. If you’re on a budget, baby powder does wonders! Make sure to dust it lightly on your scalp or spray from further away. Then shake your head upside down to remove some excess powder. The powder will absorb some oil from your scalp.

Is it true that the warmer your shower, the worse it is for your hair?
It’s true—hot water is not good for your hair. It opens the cuticles and is very drying and damaging especially for colored hair. Hot water essentially weakens the hair. It’s better to shower with cold water, but who ever does? So I say lukewarm is the way to go!

Best tip for natural waves?
Texturizing spray instead of regular hair spray! More texture, more movement, especially for sleek Asian hair! Also, curl in the opposite direction from each section, or at least alternate directions. If you want the undone, beach-waves look, don’t curl the ends and leave about 2 inches undone.

What’s your advice for those wanting to be a hair stylist? What was your biggest challenge?
Dream, wake up, and do it! My biggest challenge is to stay consistent. I’m too ambitious sometimes—I want to do everything at once.

Follow Yuri Sinata on Instagram @yurisinata and on Youtube.

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