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Celebrity hair stylist Cynthia Alvarez (twitter: @HairbyCynthia) is the name behind some of the beautiful editorial & red carpet looks of Melanie Fiona, Kerry Washington, KeKe Palmer, Alicia Keys & Tamar Braxton to speak of a few.

While it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the hair on these celebs is homegrown, you’ll be happy to know that there was some trickery involved, also known as weaves girlfriends! On Tamar, Cynthia used Capri Silky Hand-Tied, and on Melanie no weave, however, if you wanted to create this look you could use New York Silky Wave both from the Hair Factory.

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Given Cythina’s current affiliation with the Hair Factory, HKI knew she was the perfect person to answer questions of curious weave wannabees and maybe even drop some new science on current “weavenista’s.” And as a treat, Cynthia also shares her thoughts on weave trends, her favorite weaving techniques and gives us the scoop on her favorite hair products.

Q:  How did you become affiliated with the Hair Factory?

A:  I became affiliated with Hair Factory through their PR. They contacted me and I’ve been hooked ever since. Hair Factory’s hair has impeccable quality and I’m excited to be working with them. I’ve come across plenty of hair extension companies, but none like the quality I get from Hair Factory.

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Q:  One of your specialties is color & weaves, so talk about any new trends in hair color…highlighting, low lighting, ombre?

A:  A few color techniques that are trending now are Ombré and creative coloring. Ombré has been hot for a while now. The ends of your hair graduate to another color. The effect is really flattering for most women and is very low maintenance. Creative coloring has made a huge splash in the entertainment industry with everyone from Nicki Minaj to Katy Perry. This is a great choice for someone who is feeling risky and wants to experiment with a new look. Manic Panic and Adore are a few of my go to brands when clients want a pop of exciting new color. Read more of Cynthia’s interview!

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