Curl Specialist Featured in Curl Magazine
Curl Specialist Featured in Curl Magazine
Deva Advanced Curl Specialist
Joe Miguel Academy
Head Shape Matters
Curly Hair Artistry-MAP Method
All cuts are performed on dry hair, utilizing techniques I've learned from Head Shape Matters, The Deva Curl Academy, Curly Hair Artistry, Joe Miguel Curl Academy, The Raw Curls Academy, Rezo Cut 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, detangled and styled, with minimal product, in your best day curls. I will perform a dry curly cut, a basic chelating/clarifying treatment, cleanse, conditioning/hydrating session and style along with coaching you through products, application techniques and my favorite tips and tricks, then your curls will be cut a second time to fine tune your shape. Expect to spend 120-150 minutes with me.
You come to me with your curly hair clean, detangled and styled, with minimal product, in your best day curls. I will perform a curly cut, a basic chelating/clarifying treatment, cleanse, hydration session and style, then your curls will be cut a second time to fine tune your shape. Expect to spend 60 to 90 minutes with me.
You will receive a curly hair coaching session including a basic detox, cleanse and hydration session. I will walk you through product selection and application techniques and tricks. Expect to spend 60 minutes with me.
You come to me with your curly hair clean, detangled and styled, with minimal product. I will perform a curly maintenance cut and a dry refresh. This is a maintenance service for returning clients only and is not designed for big changes (more than three inches) or new to me curly clients. Expect to spend 30 minutes with me.
I have done away with tipping, which means the price is the price. I know it feels a little weird to start with, but I promise you'll love it! If you want to show your appreciation refer another curly girl, leave me a review on Google, bring me a flower or a soft frosted sugar cookie...But seriously, no pressure, I just want to create a more transparent pricing structure.
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.
Additional fees may apply based on the length and density of your hair.
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 clients. If I won't use it on my hair, I won't use it on yours!
99.9% of the client pictures you see here and in my social media posts are created using Malibu C and Inner Sense Organic Beauty cleansers, conditioners and styling products.
Making your retail product purchases from me supports my family, funds my ongoing curl education and impacts what I charge for services.
Head Shape Matters, Certified Hair Cutter
2017 to 2020:
Head Shape Matters Educator
Deva Level 1 Inspired
American Board Certified Hair Colorist
Curly Hair Artistry Mastery Program
Raw Curls Academy
Deva Level 2 Advanced Curl Training with
Cut It Kinky Live Class
Cut it Kinky Online Course
Cut it Kinky Online Course
Curly Hair Artistry Live Symposium
Joe Miguel Academy
Thank you for stopping by, choosing a stylist for your curls is a big deal and I'm thrilled you're here! I am a Colorado native, Veteran of the United States Air Force and fellow curly girl. I want every curly who sits in my chair to leave with a cut they love and the foundational skills to style it at home. I have been trained to cut and style curls using a variety of techniques including Head Shape Matters, Rezo Cut, Raw Curls, Joe Miguel, Curly Hair Artistry, Deva Curl and Cut it Kinky. Additionally, I am an American Board Certified Hair Colorist, but I have stepped away from hair color to focus on cutting, coaching and styling curly hair...My own hair struggles were a driving force behind helping others embrace and love their curls. I truly adore what I do and feel I'm at my best standing behind the chair shaping curls and showing their owners what is possible. Together we can find solutions to your curly hair challenges so you can finally 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 your 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 and retain 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. If you can only invest in one great product, make it a quality water soluble conditioner. I promise, your curls will love you for it!
How many bad hair cuts have you had? Most of the folks who sit in my chair have at least one story about being bullied because of their hair or leaving a salon feeling ugly. This has led me to only work with wavy, curly and coily hair. It has been a significant financial investment on my part, requiring multiple trips across the US to learn from the masters. I call myself a specialist rather than an expert because learning and growing never stops!
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 based on the various planes of each person's head. I have attended Deva Curl's Level One and Level Two Curl Classes, I learned and used Pintura highlighting before stepping away from hair color. I am a Curly Hair Artistry Mastery Program Certified Stylist and have also attended a live symposium event which consisted of two and a half days along side some of the biggest hitters in the curly hair world cutting, styling and talking all things curls...these are stylists I've followed on social media and admired for years! I was blessed to learn along side them and hone my craft further. The Raw Curls Academy in Florida was another live event where I worked on models as well as mannequins. I have attended a two day hands on Cut it Kinky class which focused solely on the cutting and styling of tight coily curls and I took a deeper dive into this education with their online program. Last summer I attended a two day class where I learned to cut and style using RezoCut techniques. Last, but certainly not least, was a quick trip to Boston for a jam packed day with Joe Miguel where I again worked on coily hair and soaked up all the knowledge I could from Joe and the other talented stylists around me. I'm blessed to be surrounded by curl specialists near and far who are willing to share their passion and knowledge of curls with me. If I don't have an answer, I have a tribe who does...
This varies by client, but I see most of my curly gals 3-4 times a year. The factors that increase or decrease the time between visits include how you care for your hair, the type of curls you've been blessed with and the shape you are maintaining. Great products and effective routines are essential. Proper at-home care goes a long way toward stretching salon visits.
Tipping has long been a customary part of the salon industry, but for me it has always felt, well, awkward...so I decided to make it go away! So after October 1, 2021 the tip screen will disappear from the check out process. I want to be as transparent as possible with my pricing and tipping during check out doesn't feel right for my space. Seriously, it's that easy and I'm excited to hear your feedback! To be clear, I still accept and love the baked goodies flowers and Dutch Bros that y'all occassionally bring me...I mean, I'm not an animal!
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 are 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 out a bad cut.
Please cancel as early as possible. Cancelling with less than 36 hours notice will result in a charge for 50% of your missed service before you can rebook. No call/No show clients will be charged 100% of their 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 9am to 3pm
Friday 9am to 1pm
Alternating Saturdays 8am to 5pm