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Watch out hair comes Ray D! He is slaying heads one celeb at a time.  Everyday we have the joy of seeing a group of lovely, opinionated, sassy women on The Real, They talk about men, hollywood gossip and important controversial topics.  The one thing we really need to be talking about is how fabulous everyone’s hair,  makeup and wardrobe looks!  These ladies are really bringing it. One that stuck out to us was Adriene Bailon. She has a different hairstyle every day and each one is giving her “a moment” as Ray D would say.  We had the opportunity to talk to Ray and here’s the dish on all his favorite products,  specialty techniques and his advice to up and coming stylists in the business.

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How long have you been doing hair?  7 years. Started on a whim but I’ve always been creative and took the opportunity when it was presented to me

What is your specialized technique or method? known for the ‘undone’ look.   Hair should be easy and breezy, it should have flow and movement.  I think I bring a younger appeal to my clients

How did you get into the business? assisted Kim Berry (Prince’s hairstylist)  started in a salon and word of mouth. {The Jasmine Ashley salon}

Who was your first celebrity/ big break? Adrienne Bailon was my first big client and word of mouth from there

What are your favorite tools/ products? Oribe texturizing spray, LOVE IT! KMS waxspray way live by!  Spray and play by bis sexy hair, biosilk drops. Tools- Nueme love their irons and wands, babyliss nano titanium, blowdryer- silver bird

Who is someone you would die to get your hands on? Would love to word with Zedaya, I love her style now, but I would love her to experience me.  I love her style, I think she’s so beautiful.

What do you see for the future of your career/ major goals? I’m actually dying to get an extension line of my own as well as a couple products. I want to share with the world a piece of me- conquering one head at a time. Malaysain hair {type of hair extensions} is my personal favorite.

Is there someone who’s work you admire beyond? Who is your biggest inspiration? I love Oscar James!! He’s an amazing hairstylist, I love him and we’re actual cool-I know him.. Ursula Stevens, she does Rihanna, I think she’s awesome and innovative. I love her work!!

Do you have any advice for up and coming hairstylists trying to break into entertainment? This industry is very up and down- so create relationships and good relationships. Its good to be good at what you do but that alone won’t cut it. Its about who you know AND what you know!! You can learn from other hairstylists, there is always new techniques and you need to stay up on your game.

Ok I just want to get a vibe for when your on set with a client- What is your favorite word right now when working with a client ? I like to tell them, they look’ beat’.  This hair beat is everything or we are having a moment- Girl this is your moment!


You can check out more of Ray’s D’ s work on his website

Be on the lookout for his latest hairstyles on Adriene Bailon on The Real .