My Whittemore House Salon Model Experience

Carmen Belcher

Growing out your hair? According to the Farmer’s Almanac, trimming your hair between April 19th and June 17th increases growth.

In the before photo above my hair had not been professionally trimmed in 10 months! Not a good look.

When hair stylist DeAndre Peoples advertised via his Instagram @deandrepeoples that he was giving complimentary haircuts to hair models at the stylish Whittemore House Salon in the West village, I knew I had to go. I loved the cut he gave my girlfriend and Candy cover model Leyna Ramous @mahalkitaleyna during NYFW, so I booked an appointment.

DeAndre was wonderful. He offered me cucumber water as we talked about my hair issues and desired look. Naturally, I brought him a photo of my #WCW Liya Kebede, whose polished yet carefree look I have always admired, and he said he actually assisted on that particular shoot. Sold!

Under the watchful eye of the salon director, he carefully cut off an inch of my damaged ends into a current, one length bob. I instantly felt pulled together.

Thank you Whittemore House Salon!

By: Carmen Belcher

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