Deva Advanced Curl Specialist
Cut it Kinky
Head Shape Matters
Curly Hair Artistry-MAP Method
Raw Curls Academy
All cuts are performed on dry hair, utilizing techniques learned from the Head Shape Matters, The Deva Curl Academy, Curly Hair Artistry, The Raw Curls Academy and Cut it Kinky. Each curl is cut to optimize its unique pattern in relation to the curls around it. My aim is not to "tame" your curls, but to cultivate them and showcase their beauty!
You come to me with your curly hair clean and styled, with minimal product. I will perform a curl by curl cut, a basic detox/clarifying treatment, cleanse, hydration session and style. Expect to spend 90 to 120 minutes with me.
You will receive a complete curly hair coaching session including a cleanse and hydration. I will walk you through product selection and application. Afterward, you will style your own hair with my guidance. You can add a curl coaching session to any curly cut and transformation appointment for an additional $45. Expect to spend 60 minutes with me.
You come to me with your curly hair clean and styled, with minimal product. I will perform a curl by curl maintenance cut and a dry refresh. Expect to spend 45 to 60 minutes with me. This is a maintenance service for returning clients only and is not designed for big changes or new to me curly clients.
You will come to me with your hair clean and styled as you normally wear it with minimal product. Your hair will be cut dry, where it lives, taking into account styling and growth patterns. Add $35 for a shampoo and blowdry. Expect to spend 45 to 60 minutes with me.
All hair color services include Olaplex.
This is a retouch of only your new growth.
This is a single process color from scalp to ends.
This is a single process color at your new growth with highlights and or low-lights placed throughout the crown and sides of your head.
Foil or Pintura Highlights will be placed throughout the crown and sides of the head.
Corrections are taken on a case by case basis and typically require a minimum of four hours.
Intensive clarifying, chelating, moisturizing or protein treatments.
Olaplex #1 and #2 professional are applied to your hair and you'll be placed under the dryer. You'll go home in an Olaplex braid with #3 for maintenance use.
Brow Waxing will remain available, but all other facial waxing is temporarily suspended.
Additional fees may apply based on the length and density of your hair and the technique used
I proudly use and retail Inner Sense Organic Beauty and Malibu C at Born Blonde - A Curly Hair Salon. I test every product on my own curly hair before I offer it to my curly and straight clients. If I won't use it on my hair, I won't use it on yours!
Joico is my color line of choice. It leaves the hair healthy and shiny without silicones, which makes curly and straight hair happy.
I add Olaplex to each of my hair color services. Olaplex is a patented bond rebuilder and is the only thing of it's kind on the market. There are lots of copy cats, but only one Olaplex. I use it because it improves the integrity of the hair and who isn't a fan of that?!
I have been a certified hair cutter and educator for the patented Head Shape Matters system since 2016. I am a graduate of Scott Musgrave's Curly Hair Artistry Mastery Program and Melanie Nickels' Raw Curls Academy. I have completed the Cut It Kinky class for cutting and styling highly textured African-American hair. I have attended DevaCurl's Level 1 (Inspired) and Level 2 (Advanced Curl Specialist) training with Pintura Highlighting. Additionally, I am an American Board Certified Hair Colorist. In August I will be attending RezoCut + Rezolites.
Thank you for stopping by! I am a Colorado Native and fellow curly girl. I've spent most of my adult life fighting my frizz and frying my hair with a variety of flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers. There really is a better way! Our dry climate presents unique challenges, which is one of the many reasons I decided to specialize in wavy, swavy, curly and coily hair. My desire is to give every client who sits in my chair a cut they can love and style on their own. I have been trained to cut and color hair using a variety of techniques including Head Shape Matters, Raw Curls, Curly Hair Artistry, Deva, Cut it Kinky, Pintura highlights and Sunlights Balayage; Additionally, I am an American Board Certified Hair Colorist. I am always on the hunt for new techniques to learn and share with my clients. The best part of my day is showing a new curly girl what her hair can do! My hope is together we can find solutions to your hair challenges so you can love your curls, rather than viewing them as something to be managed or fixed. Where there is frizz, there is curl...I'd love to help you find yours!
I perform all of my cuts on dry hair. Whether you have straight or curly hair, it is important for me to see how your hair lives on your head. Growth patterns and problems areas will jump out at me allowing me to suggest solutions. Pony tails crease the hair and when the hair is dirty it doesn't behave the same as it does when it is clean. Trust me, it matters!
Lack of proper hydration is the biggest reason hair is frizzy and dry feeling. One of the primary reasons hair lacks proper hydration is because many of the things we put in our hair that claim to tame frizz are full of silicone which actually blocks the hair's ability to absorb the moisture it needs. Hair is similar to soil it needs consistent applications of the right things to produce great results...I can help you with this!
Maybe and maybe not. Feel free to bring your products in so we can read the labels together and I can help you learn what to be on the lookout for. Typically, a curly girl only needs four products and two of those are the cleanser and conditioner. If you can only invest in one great product, make it a quality water soluble conditioner.
The short answer is because it takes more time and experience to cut and style a head of curls well. The in-depth answer is because it has been a large financial investment on my part to learn and specialize in curly, coily, and wavy hair. In 2019 alone I invested over $6,000 in curly hair education. I adore working with and learning about curls...the more I learn the more I can pass along to you!
Every single cut I give is based on a foundation of the Head Shape Matters patented cutting system, which relies on an understanding of how the hair falls when cut using different angles. In addition to being certified as a Head Shape Matters hair cutter, I have attended Deva Curl's Level One Inspired and Level Two Advanced Curl Specialist with Pintura highlighting classes. I am a Curly Hair Artistry Mastery Program Certified stylist and a graduate of the Raw Curls Academy. Most recently I traveled to San Francisco for a two day hands on class, called Cut it Kinky, which focused solely on the cutting and styling of extremely coily African-American type hair. I am scheduled to attend Rezo training in August 2020...fingers crossed it doesn't get cancelled!!
This varies by client as well as the type of hair and curl, but I see most of my curly guys and gals 3-4 times a year. The factors that increase or decrease the time between visits depend on you, the type of curls you've been blessed with and the style you are maintaining. Great products and effective routines are essential. I can help you in both of those areas!
Education and practice! I spend a lot of time and money educating myself and practicing. I call myself a specialist and not an expert for a reason. I don't think I will ever know ALL the things there are to know about curly hair, or even hair in general, but I'm certainly trying. In addition to taking classes I am always reading books and articles about hair and its chemical make up and doing my best to keep up with ingredients. I'm also surrounded by a wonderful group of other curl specialists who share their knowledge.
Masks are mandatory for everyone. I am allowing only one person in my suite with me at a time and I am seeing fewer clients per day to allow myself adequate time to clean and disinfect surfaces, brushes, combs, clips, shears etc. There's also a whole lot of hand washing going on! Every client is draped with a clean cape and my window is open as often as the weather allows. Most of these precautions were already in place before the pandemic, so life at the shop doesn't feel terribly different.
Sure, you can cut your own hair, but even I leave it to my curl specialist! The influencers would have you believe it's simple....just pick up a curl here and a curl there and snip it. When I hear the words "unicorn cut" I die a little inside because I know bad things have been happening to my curl friends. Curly hair can be very forgiving, but anyone who has had a bad hair cut will tell you it takes a LONG time to grow it out.
Please cancel as early as possible. Cancelling with less than 24 hours notice will result in a charge for 100% of your missed service. I will show grace where possible, but please remember this is my livelihood when asking for exceptions.
7730 North Union Boulevard, Suite 103A, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920
By Appointment Only
Monday-Wednesday-Friday 8am to 3pm
Alternating Saturdays 8am to 5pm