Pro Hairstylist Juliet Fisher currently lives and works in the center of the beauty and style universe – New York City. Since relocating from Miami to the Big Apple in 1993 to pursue her passion in hairstyling, Fisher (a theater arts major), works daily with her diverse client list, infusing her knowledge of performance and creative arts with her years of experience handling celebrity and consumer hair. Colleagues and friends describe Fisher as a “hair aficionado”. “Juliet is actively building an extensive resume similar to some of her contemporaries; she is an amazing talent who is beginning to get recognition for her creativity and product knowledge” states her New York Based high profile agent Ken Barboza (other notable clients include Jay Manuel and Oscar James). Fisher is currently available for celebrity, beauty and fashion editorial bookings, as well as personal appointments in Manhattan NY. Fisher also provides Hair & Beauty technique/trend spotting quotes for many of today’s prominent fashion publications. Client list includes: L’Oréal | Dark n Lovely (Print Advertising). Sommore (Actress/Comedian), Eve (Actress/Hip Hop Artist). Vanessa B Williams (Actress).
CN: What are your products of choice and favorite styles?
Juliet: My products of choice for natural/curly hair are the following: AVEDA Sap-Moss Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, REDKEN Smooth Down Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, PAUL MITCHELL Moisture Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner, KARASTASE Shampoo 2 & 3, KARASTASE Oleo Relax Masque Intense (moisturizing conditioner). For finishing: AVEDA Be Curly and JANE CARTER Condition and Sculpt. The aforementioned should help provide moisture, and definition for naturally curly hair. Two of my favorite styles are twist sets and afros.
CN: What products do you recommend for dry curly hair?
Juliet: Naturally curly hair can be ridiculously dry! Aveda Be Curly, hot oil treatments (coconut and/or olive), and moisturizing deep conditioners restore and protect curls. In addition, a silk scarf, cordless conditioning cap, a sulfate free shampoo, and a daily moisturizing conditioner are all necessities. I’d have to site coconut oil and Shea butter as my favorite ingredients for natural hair.
CN: What made you decide to specialize in naturally curly/kinky hair?
Juliet: I decided to specialize in natural hair because this is when black hair is at it’s strongest and healthiest. Chemically treated hair requires much, much more maintenance.
CN: What would you tell a woman that is transitioning or thinking about going natural?
Juliet: If you’re transitioning or thinking about going natural you can either cut off all of the relaxed ends at once, or maintain the length by gradually growing the hair out.
If you wish to cut your hair in stages, you can: braid/corn row your hair, use styling gel to slick back into a pony tail or bun, roll your hair in small curls, wet set to wear curly styles, press new growth to match the permed hair then style or even wear a wig or weave. While you’re transitioning from a perm to natural hair, definitely keep up a great hair care regimen, wash and condition regularly. Whichever way you choose is really a personal decision, do what you’re most comfortable with and works best for you and your hair!
CN: Are you available for personal appointments?
Juliet: Yes, definitely! I love working with celebrities but I also enjoy working with regular everyday women! I take personal appointments at Styles Salon located at 5 West 46th Street. (For appointments call 212-730-6488)