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Courtesy of Curt Darling Salon The much-anticipated Curt Darling Salon is opening with a Valentines Eve party in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles on Gallery Row at 440 S. Main St. and will be open for business Wed. – Sun starting Feb 20th, 2013. Curt Darling is an Emmy® award winning, celebrity hair stylist, dry cut expert and organic hair care developer with over 20 years of international experience. Curt has worked with countless celebrities over the years including Elizabeth Taylor, Jodi Foster, Sally Field and Tom Cruise. Curt was recently summoned to the London home of Sir Mick Jagger to offer the Darling DryCut™ to his rock n’ roll highness for the premier of ‘Crossfire Hurricane’. Curt was vacationing in London over the winter when he received a text stating that Mick heard he was in town and wanted a Darling DryCut™! Mick’s wife, fashion designer L’Wren Scott chimed in alsoand booked Curt to do her hair the same day for a Harpers Bazaar shoot at her Fashion house in Knightsbridge. “Cutting Mick’s hair was something I’ll never forget and a real highlight in my career!”’

Story and Photo Courtesy Curt Darling Salon

Story and Photo Courtesy
Curt Darling Salon

Curt spent many years honing his skills as Artistic Director for teams in London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles perfecting his unique Darling DryCut™. “I got frustrated working on wet hair because it is difficult to predict how the hair will respond when dry. I wanted my clients to have a great, low maintenance hair cut that will look amazing when I’m not around to style it! I therefore developed a technique that utilizes our god given quirks such as challenging cowlicks and unruly hair texture. Darling DryCut™ is not dependent on a professional blow dry to look great and my clients have stated that the shape lasts much longer than traditional wet cuts.” The Curt Darling Artistic Team will consist of seasoned Hollywood hairstylists, including two Emmy winners, along with some of the hottest young talent in L.A. “‘I have had the opportunity to work with some of L.A.’s top talent over the years in film, t.vTV.,. print and runway; excellent hair stylists, make up artists and skin care professionals. I am delighted that many of these inspiring artists have joined the Curt Darling Artistic Team to offer an unparalleled level of skill and service to our clients.”’ The Darling DryCut™ specialists receive ongoing training with Curt on a weekly basis observing demonstrations and doing practical application on live models. The hair color and technical department are trained in the latest techniques to provide clients with superior, long lasting color as well as up-to-the-minute hair color trends. Additionally, Curt has spent many years practicing meditation to build inner peace and focus, whichthat he attributes to his Zen like calm while working on top Hollywood productions such as ‘Brothers and Sisters,’ ABC television. “It can be really stressful when the whole production is waiting on you because an actor came back from the gym late with wet hair!”’ Curt will offer weekly meditation classes to his staff along with his signature Darling DryCut™ training. The historic beauty of downtown Los Angeles has intrigued Curt for many years. After attending an inspiring party at Art Walk a few years back, Curt became obsessed with making his home in DTLA and bought a loft in the Fashion District just last year. Curt then set out on a challenging journey to find the ideal location for his new salon. After searching for the past year and seeking out many possible locations, finally, the perfect place was found in the Old Bank District on Gallery Row. “I am a sculptor at heart and my lead colorist Robert Hickland is a ‘pPainter’: a / hair colorist of over 25 years. With sculpture oriented Dry- Cuts and a painter’s spirit in backing up the backing our color department, we feel right at home on Gallery Row in DTLA.” Curt Darling Salon will offer the clientsowners its exclusiveunique Darling DryCut™ along with illuminating hair color, highlights and smoothing treatments as well as organic skin care, lashes and waxing. An unprecedented Organic Blending Bar will be introduced where stylists will prescribe pure essential oils to be blended with Curt Darling Organic Hair Care products treating the individual needs of our client’s’ hair and scalp. When a client comes in for a Darling DryCut™ the hair is first ‘cleansed’ with Curt Darling Organic Dry Shampoo™. The client then receives a stimulating scalp massage with pure aromatherapy oils that are soothing and fragrant, at which point the remainder of the session is dedicated to a sculpture oriented DryCut™ with minimal emphasis on blow drying. “I like clients to come to their DryCut™ appointment with their hair styled as they normally wear it. Then I can tailor the cut around their own blow-drying skills (or lack of). There is nothing worse than seeing a client out and realizing that her hair doesn’t look as good as when itthey wasere styled professionally at the salon. With Darling DryCut™ what you see is what you get. No surprises, no high maintenance hair;, finally a style that works for your unique texture and growth patterns. Once a client has had the DryCut™ they realize why more and more people are saying, ‘Do iIt dDry Darling!” “We are delighted to be part of DTLA’S Art Walk and have created an environment that is unique and inspiring in keeping with the theme of the creative heart of this rich, artistic community’. We welcome the residents of DTLA and all of the many southern Californians and people from all over the world,those from further places whom come to visit this wonderful city, to experience first hand our passion and dedication to making others look and feel their best.”. For more information visit

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