Curt Darling Drycut™ Expert

Curt Darling

Owner, DryCut™ Expert

Emmy® winner Curt Darling is a DryCut™ Expert and Organic Hair Care Developer. For over 20 years Curt has cut and styled top celebrities such as Mick Jagger and Elizabeth Taylor with his trademark method Darling DryCut™.

A native of Seattle, Curt began his career at the age of 17. Curt spent many years honing his skills in advanced training centers of London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, as well as many Hollywood film and television sets.

Curt services clients and offers advanced training to hair stylists at his downtown location at 704 S. Spring St. in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles.

To schedule with Curt, please choose your location below.

Hanka Hughes - Stylist

Hanka Hughes

Text for appointment 505.920.7366

Abraham Rivera

DryCut™ & Color Specialist

Text for an appointment 626.377.2724


A native of Southern California, Abraham has found the natural landscape of the West Coast be one of his biggest inspirations. An artist of many mediums he has found hair to be one of his most satisfying outlets of creativity.

Becoming a cosmetologist at the age of 19 while working at the salon accelerated his skills enriching his craft. Over the past 5 years he has worked with top stylists learning new and creative techniques. His continuous participation in hair shows and seminars has brought his creativity and skill to the next level. Attending Creative color classes with Wella and advanced cutting classes with Toni and Guy has only furthered his skill and technique.

Jennifer Van Leigh- Stylist

Jennifer Van leigh

DryCut™ Apprentice & Color Specialist

Text for appointment: 404-207-5727


Formally educated at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, Jennifer began her training in organic chemistry, trichology, and ethically-sourced products in her hometown of Chicago nearly fifteen years ago, before relocating to Atlanta where she trained in several methods of extensions, hair pieces and wig styling. After ten years in Atlanta and now in pursuit of the dual careers of hair and film, she relocated to Los Angeles, furthering her education with a TiGi Copyright Colour Certification and extended training in natural textured hair care to get a handle on the why and how of curls. A proponent of personal style and easy living, Jennifer hopes to create your best hair that’s comfortable and perfect for you.

Diamond - DryCut Specialist (Austin)

Diamond VILLELA  

DryCut Specialist (Austin)

Diamond is Austin’s first DryCut™ stylist trained by Curt Darling. A graduate of Avenue Five Institute, she received Vidal Sassoon, Wella and Global Keratin training. Diamond specializes in curly hair and is inspired by classic looks, alternative texture and rock and roll. Diamond is committed to creating hairstyles tailored particularly to each individual.

David McComb

Apprentice DryCut™ Specialist (Austin)

A native Texan, David’s goal is to achieve classic, no fuss looks that can be duplicated easily by clients at home.  David combines the precision of his barbering background with the artistry and freedom of dry cutting to enhance the beauty of both men’s and women’s hair.  From day 1 of school, he has had the privilege of observing and being mentored personally by Curt Darling.  In alignment with Curt’s philosophy, David believes hair should not be hard work, it should instead work for the client.  By encouraging clients to embrace their own unique natural texture and movement, he allows the hair to speak for itself.