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Dana Sear


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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.

Experience in the area

I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)


I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

What do you like about this subject?

I walk, talk, eat, breathe and sleep HAIR. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to say that after 31 years, I am still excited and passionate about my career. I can't wait to get to work every day.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

There is always something new to learn. I teach for my company and still attend classes, shows and hands on training. I love the learning process and strive to stay on top of latest trends, changes in technology. I am still growing and building my skills.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It's a great way to make a living and a slow economy does not affect my business.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Currently, in several states bills are being introduced to de-regulate the field of cosmetology. This will mean that people will not need to be licensed to do hair. Many people, including me, think this is counterproductive to the safety of the public and the integrity of the profession.

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Recent Answers from Dana Sear

2015-07-27 Enhancing natural waves:

DevaCurl makes great shampoo and conditioner and Redken has Curvaceous which I love.  Also, don't comb it. Run your fingers through it to smooth out any tangles.  Wrap your hair in a towel for a bit to

2015-07-24 I've never had a hairstyle....:

Hi Ruben,    First of all, and most important, congratulations on your happiness. Second, Kudos for finding the  motivation to grow and take charge of your life.. AND, an English teacher! How cool is that!

2015-07-20 Permanent Wave:

You cannot mix thio and hydroxide. So, even though your last relaxer was a year ago, if it hasn't been cut off its still there. If you put a thio over that hydroxide, your hair will break where the two

2015-07-12 Scalp burnt.:

Hi,    So sorry this happened. I've had a burned scalp as well I have psoriasis and we used lightened on my scalp and I got burns everywhere I had psoriasis spots, which was pretty much my whole head.

2015-07-10 Blow dryer technique:

You need to put a bit of tension on the hair in order to smooth out the curl.   Blowing it the opposite way you want it to lay and then back again with a brush and some tension should smooth out the curl


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