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The Barber Behind One Popular Men’s Styling Tool Has Exciting Grooming Tips to Share

One South Floridian barber is putting naturally wavy hair in the spotlight for African American men. Perry Petit-Beau is the creator of the Wave Glyder, the handheld styling tool helping men achieve the smooth, wavy hair pattern they’re looking for outside of the barbershop. 

The Wave Glyder easily tackles stubborn hairs and boosts smoothness and shine as it helps apply oils and moisturizing products. Men find it convenient for three reasons:

  • The rubber comfort grips make styling easy and effortless.
  • The Wave Glyder’s resting dock doubles as a holding container for liquid product.
  • Best of all, it keeps hands clean.

5 Men’s Grooming Tips to Create the Perfect Wave Pattern from a Barber

For African American men caring for naturally wavy hair, a plastic bag and smoothing pad isn’t their only option thanks to Wave Glyder. Creator, licensed barber, and African American entrepreneur Perry Petit-Beau shares his expertise on how to achieve this sought-after look.

  1. The first step to obtaining the perfect wave pattern is shampooing and conditioning your hair at least twice a week. 
  2. The second tip and most important tip is to brush! Brush your hair daily, at least twice a day.
  3. After your daily brushing session use the Wave Glyder to both apply your hair product and smooth down your waves for maximum lay.
  4. You must keep your hair moisturized. 
  5. Finally, to maintain your progress, a durag/wave cap must be worn daily.

Find the original Wave Glyder kit and the special edition “Black Out” kit available for purchase on

With 20 years of experience as a barber, Perry Petit-Beau took his profession to new heights inventing a product that smooths down hair as it mimics the skin texture of the palm of your hand. Husband and wife co-founders Perry and Darneisha Petit-Beau created their first prototype in 2014 and led to the successful launch of the Wave Glyer in 2017. Their product replaces the need for men to rely on the “plastic bag” method of smoothing their wavy textured hair after brushing. 

About the Author

New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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