Olivier Geymann at Work on the “Dry Cut”

Dry Cuts

Olivier, discovering how his “dry cut” blows out!

I have been going to Olivier Geymann for years. We first met at the Frederic Fekkai Salon in Beverly Hills. When they closed I followed Olivier to Serge Normant in West Hollywood…now they have closed too…Here I am with Olivier at James Kendall Salon on Brighton in Beverly Hills.

Olivier is really happy here. James Kendall the salon owner is a British subject…however he and his family reside here in Los Angeles. I met James yesterday for the first time and I really like his “down to earth” demeanor. Olivier likes it too…we all share the same philosophy that beauty is an inside job and is reflected in the way we care for ourselves and each other.

Olivier shared with me that the rule of thumb at this salon is the customer comes first. In other words because fashion and beauty is sometimes seen as a “vanity” subject – many times the egos get in the way of the work at hand. The work being a process of self improvement- self care and self love.

Olivier obviously loves what he does and you can see it in these pictures.
Because he has been “cutting” and “styling” hair for years, he is trained to cut hair in just about every way imaginable. However, is is French and so he is a master at the art of the “Dry cut.”

Cutting the hair dry has several advantages, and most women who decide to opt for a dry cut generally become hooked for life. Stylists who are able to master this cutting technique are easily able to handle textures of hair that intimidate most stylists, in particular curly, wavy, and ethnic hair types.

When it comes to curly and wavy hair, a dry cut is superior to the standard salon wet cut for many reasons. When hair becomes saturated with water it becomes very difficult, if not impossible, to see the curl pattern. Being able to see the curl pattern is essential when cutting curly and wavy hair, because if the hair is cut at the wrong part of the curl, the hair may stick out in places and become unruly and hard to manage. If you have curly hair and have problems styling it, chances are that you did not receive a dry cut.

Olivier Geymann at James Kendall Salon in Beverly Hills, Ca. 310 858-8045

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Lorelei Shellist brings new meaning to the definition of "super model." Drawing from her own experiences as a runaway teen who followed her dream to travel the world and become an international couture model. Lorelei's delightful wit and sense of humor (as well as her "perfect fit" measurements) enabled her to serve as a graceful and spirited muse for top designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Yves St. Laurent, Christian LaCroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene and Giorgio Armani. Lorelei writes candidly and boldly about life as a runaway, model, and her struggles with her fiancé’s addiction titled, "Runway RunAway A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'N Roll." Her life experiences have enabled her to pursue her passion to inspire others with her story of survival and success. Her intrinsic connection with others has led Lorelei towards counseling Women in Prison and At-Risk Teens, teaching critical “Life Skills.” As a fashion expert, Lorelei encourages women to attract appropriate attention though Conscious Dressing while having fun expressing themselves with what they wear. A graduate of the Masters Program in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica, her appeal crosses many demographics and is particularly appealing to the baby boomer generation who have grown up inundated with confusing and contradictory mass media messages.


  1. Great info I had no idea about dry cuts. My hair is naturally curly and have always had hard time with haircuts. Most of my cuts have been wet cuts. This is something I will look into. Thank you Lorelei 🙂

    • Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your comment. I am happy to know that I may have shared something of value to someone. I love my dry cut- it grows in so nicely. All the Best, Lorelei

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