Any and everyone who knows me, knows that I only trust my kids hair in the hands of one person….ME. In college, I learned how to trim hair and began my life as the dorm room “kitchen beautician”. Even with my prolific experience with hair products, the one thing I can’t do is cut curly hair beyond a trim. Knowing this, I began looking for a curly hair stylist when P was three, because I wanted a stylist who had natural or curly hair themselves (a personal preference) and was familiar with the DevaCut and other curly hair processes. Contrary to what they will tell you, every stylist with a pair of scissors can NOT cut curly hair. Asking a stylist, “Can you cut curly hair?” is like asking an adult if they can cook. Anyone who knows how to operate a stove can technically cook, but not everyone knows how to make it taste good.
Here are my 5 Signs of a Great Curly Hair Stylist:
- She washes the hair first, THEN detangles it once the conditioner has been added.
- She uses her fingers to detangle the hair.
- She can cut hair without straightening it first. This is major key.
- She uses and has products in her salon that were created for curly hair (you should never have to bring your own products).
- She educates you about the best way to care for you or your child’s hair in the process.
My two year search for a stylist turned up a few options in Dallas, but randomly found Patricia Coleman of Lynn Styless while scrolling through Instagram one night. I stalked her work and loved that she worked with so many different textures of curly hair and had plenty of pictures to back up her skills. I took P in for her first salon experience and Patricia worked her magic! This girl was all about being pampered during her first salon experience:
The final result was super soft and ultra defined curls! P couldn’t keep her hands out of her head and I wasn’t mad about it! lol We are looking forward to her next visit in Patricia’s chair!!
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