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Even though we hadn't even gotten to the actual cut yet, I was feeling the spirit of J.Lo inspire me to new levels of sexiness.

Long bob
photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

It's amazing what a difference a change in length can make to your attitude!

Next I had a luxurious shampooing experience that included an interesting pressure point massage.

photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

My hair felt incredibly silky, and — even though the massage was a little intense at first — I felt really relaxed.

I went back to the chair, and Maciques let me know that he would be cutting my curly hair DRY, not wet, to make sure it came out even.

photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

In my head I was thanking God, Yeezus, and Oprah for blessing me with a stylist who understands curls. Just because someone is a celebrity hairstylist it doesn't mean they are masters of every hair texture; Juan Carlos definitely is.

Before drying my hair, he ran Deesse's Elujuda FO Fluent Oil through my hair to add shine without a greasy finish.

Hair oil
photo: Cindy Diaz, Vivala

My hair is fine, and it was still able to absorb this.

Then he used Oribe's Sculpting Cream to lay my edges flat.

Oribe sculpting cream
photo: Cindy Diaz, Vivala

And then he blew my hair dry and straight!

photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

Look at that strength!

I need to tell you all: Juan Carlos is a wizard with the dryer. He gave me one of the most flawless blowouts of my entire life.

photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

Once my hair was dry, it was time for the REAL cut to begin.

photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

He kept it long in the front and opted for "beveling the edges" instead of adding lots of layers.

photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

This would keep the cut blunt, but not TOO blunt, as well as adding lots of movement to my hair.

And here is the final result!

photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

Even though it's scary telling a stranger to do whatever they want to your hair, I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS CUT.

Maciques gave me the smart and polished look I needed, plus enough length to throw it back in a ponytail on hot days.

Jennifer Lopez hairstylist
photo: Marianne Espinosa, Vivala

Watch out, J.Lo — with this haircut (and my own personal wind machine), I'm coming for you.

Truly the trademark of any fabulous hair experience.