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EP 12 - The Altieri Brothers Featuring Kauilani Goodwyn

Updated: Apr 14




Episode Summary


What happens when chemical engineering, cosmetology, and pharmacognosy meet hairstyling? An incredible clash of knowledge and techniques occurs to develop education on one specific type of hair: textured.


This has been the journey of hairdresser and colorist Kauilani Goodwyn! Life took her down a different path than expected and got her to fall in love with cosmetology and hair care in the way.

Kauilani also uses a special technique for cutting texture hair called Air Cut, developed by MIZANI. During this episode, the Altieri Brothers and Kaui discuss textures, coloring, and cutting techniques. The three of them agree that education is the key to success.


Kaui’s best advice for you will be “practice makes progress.” Tune in to this episode to know more about her and the way she educates the world on textured hair!



About Kauilani Goodwyn


A Color Educator for over 12 years. The Texpert Collective and Global Artistry Council Co-Founder, Mizani Artist, and Sam Villa Ambassador. Kauilani Goodwyn is a professional hairstylist with a passion for sharing hair knowledge and creating space for textured hair in the beauty community.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Kauilani went on to get her cosmetology license at the AVEDA Institute-San Antonio. Her work has been featured in international editorials and on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

She has used her talents to not only dress the tresses of celebrities and supermodels, but also to help expand the skill set of fellow stylists through hair color, cutting, and styling education.

Kauilani is a true hair enthusiast with a love for information and research.


Key Take-Aways

  • Pharmacognosy is the study of plants and natural resources for possible sources of drugs.

  • The Air Cut technique is a solution-based way to cut.

  • Andre Walker developed a typing system based on the texture of the hair, MIZANI also developed one for their products consisting of 8 types of hair.

  • Hair coloring gets easier when you know and understand color theory.

  • The theory is your fundamentals, if you know the rules you can break them.

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