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July 21, 2015

The De-Bulker: Then and Now

In the early 90's, Baker was out cutting hair in LA. At that time, tons of young actors were coming to him asking for that iconic George Clooney Caeser cut. One right after the other, they came to him. That's when inspiration hit—Check it out!

The De-Bulker: Then and Now

Great innovations don’t just happen overnight! Bringing your dreams to life can be a long process, and it’s usually a journey unique to each person. That’s definitely the case for Michael Baker, editorial stylist and creator of the De-Bulker. His journey with the De-Bulker spanned 20 years and it was anything but ordinary. Check it out!

Then: The Big Idea

In the early 90’s, Baker was out cutting hair in LA. At that time, tons of young actors were coming to him asking for that iconic George Clooney Caeser cut. One right after the other, they came to him. That’s when inspiration hit— a trimmers with texturizing guards, designed to better precision and provide more creative opportunities. Unlike the De-Bulker that we know and love, in 1994 it’s name was the Sord, and it was actually a texturizer for men.

So how did the De-Bulker become a long-hair texturizing trimmers?

It wasn’t until later on in his career, when Baker was working as an editorial stylist and primarily cutting women’s hair, that the Sord took it’s next step. “That dry cutting that’s really popular today, it all started with editorial hairdressers. On set at a shoot, I have no shampoo bowl. So really what I want to do is just remove some weight from her hair so the ends are soft. I can do something with it then. I can curl it and it’ll hold,” says Baker.

So what happened next? Two decades of life. But with the support of his friends, Baker was encouraged to give it another go. After numerous bouts of trial and error, Baker’s De-Bulker dream finally came to life. It was time for stylists everywhere to experience this new innovation firsthand!

Now: The Photo Shoot

After hooking up with behindthechair.com, where the De-Bulker hit the salon world as The Next Big Thing, Baker found himself calling the shots at his very own De-Bulker photo shoot. Numerous friends came to help, including David Raccuglia, founder of American Crew, Tristin Morrison, Senior Creative Director for Aveda Canada and Van Council, Owner of Van Michael Salons Atlanta. Here’s a peek at what went down!

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