Innovation often flourishes in the absence of traditional training. Such is the case with Lune Wynyard of Salune Hudson, who had no intention of becoming a professional hair stylist when she began. In most salons, hair is washed before being cut, but Wynyard taught herself to cut dry, observing and responding to the hair’s natural habits, curls, and cowlicks. After five years building a client base in New York City, Wynyard attended the Aveda Institute, where she realized how unconventional her approach was. “In traditional cutting, abstract, geometric shapes are being imposed on someone’s head. It is admirable, but it seems to necessitate heat styling,” she says.