Deva Advanced Curl Specialist
Raw Curls Academy
Head Shape Matters
Curly Hair Artistry-MAP Method
Board Certified Hair Colorist
All cuts are performed on dry hair, utilizing techniques learned from the Deva Curl Academy, Curly Hair Artistry, The Raw Curls Academy and Head Shape Matters. 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 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 come to me with your curly hair clean and styled, with minimal product. I will perform a curl by curl cut, next you'll receive 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 $40. Expect to spend 60 minutes with me.
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, moisture or protein treatments.
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 Long Hair Don't Care (when I can get it) 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 hair 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 am a certified hair cutter and educator for the patented Head Shape Matters system and an American Board Certified Hair Colorist. I am a graduate of Scott Musgrave's Curly Hair Artistry Mastery Program and Melanie Nickels' Raw Curls Academy. I am a Level 1 Deva Inspired Stylist and a Level 2 Deva Advanced Curl Specialist. Additionally, I am skilled in Pintura and Sunlights Balayage techniques. In February 2020 I will be traveling to San Francisco for Cut It Kinky training.
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 reasons I decided to specialize in curly and wavy hair. I have been trained to cut and color hair using a variety of techniques including Head Shape Matters, Raw Curls, Curly Hair Artistry, Deva, Pintura and Sunlights Balayage; Additionally, I am an American Board Certified Haircolorist. I enjoy learning new techniques and sharing them with my clients. 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. Another culprit is silicone. Combine the two and you'll have a mess on your head, but don't worry its relatively easy to fix!
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 hydrator. If you can only invest in one great product, invest in a conditioner.
The quick answer is because it takes more time to cut and style a head of curls. The in-depth answer is because it has been a large financial investment on my part to learn and specialize in curly and wavy hair. In 2019 alone I have invested over $6,000 in curly hair classes. In early February 2020 I'll be on the road again for a class called Cut It Kinky which will immerse me in cutting and styling African-American type curls. Almost all of my training takes place out of state. The bottom line is, the more I learn the more information I can pass along to you! Win-Win in my opinion!
Every single cut I give is based on a foundation of the Head Shape Matters patented cutting system. In addition to being certified as a Head Shape Matters 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. In early 2020 I'm excited to be attending a two day Cut it Kinky class which will focus on cutting and styling extremely curly African-American type hair.
This varies by client, but typically once the shape you desire is achieved I will only need to see you about twice each year. The factors that increase or decrease the time between visits depend a lot on you. Great products and effective routines are essential. I can coach you in both of those areas!
I ask for a lot of information from each potential guest up front. In order to understand your needs I have to know what your expectations are. Expectations and realities are often very different things. I address your desires up front and give you my opinion on what is attainable and what isn't. Our relationship will be one built over time. I use permission based cutting, which means we will have an in-depth conversation about what you absolutely want and what you absolutely DO NOT want before I ever pick up my shears. I will talk you through what I'm doing every step of the way. The very last thing I want is for you to leave unhappy because I failed to honor hair goals.
Cancellations accepted up to 24 hours before the scheduled service, but 48 hours is preferred so I may offer your spot to a person on the waiting list. Cancellations occurring within 24 hours of the service, will be charged 50% of the scheduled cost the first time and 100% thereafter. 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 inside Studio Salon Suites
By Appointment Only
Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9am to 3pm
Alternating Saturdays 9am to 5pm