I Have Curly Hair

Now THIS is why I love what I do! I get so excited to hear that people love their hair, and now I’m so excited to share with you this wonderful write up from one of my (very) longtime clients! She has curly hair, and a lot to say about it. We have tried different techniques over time (Ouidad, DevaCurl, etc) to help her achieve her goals. It’s an honor to be the one to have helped her to love her hair. I hope you enjoy! xo Marla
__I have curly hair. For a long time I had a love/hate relationship with my curls. As a young girl I always wanted long hear, but my hair just grew big. I visited many hair stylists who when asked, “Can you cut curly hair?” proclaimed, “Of course!”. Much to my chagrin, they could not. Then came Marla. She was the first and only stylist who truly understood the relationship I had with my curls and knew what to do about it. Even when I lived out of state, I found myself coming back to Marla. I’ve been seeing Marla for 30 years, and when we started out, she just seemed to have a knack for taming my curls. Since that time she has been trained and certified in two specific techniques for cutting curly hair, Ouidad and Deva Curl. I was getting a Ouidad cut for years and loved it, but when Marla asked if I’d be willing to try a Deva cut I said, “Sure”. While both techniques left me with beautiful style and fun curls, the implementation and results were slightly different. Ouidad is done on freshly washed wet hair, and the Deva cut is done on dry hair, and then washed. Both are dried with a diffuser. The Ouidad cut left me with a fuller curl compared to the more spiral shape of my curl with the Deva cut. Each technique recommends use of a specific line of hair products. I already had a supply of Ouidad products and continued to use them with my Deva cut. I found that the Ouidad shampoo and conditioner worked fine with this cut, however, the Deva curl gel worked better for styling my Deva cut. For anyone starting fresh, I recommend using the product line associated with the technique you choose, but if you already have the products, I’d say you are probably ok to use up what you have.

As for which technique I prefer, I honestly love them both. I have complete confidence in Marla and know that whichever technique she uses, I’m going to get a spectacular cut for my curls and I am finally able to grow longer, healthy, curly hair!

If you have curly hair, and struggle to make it look the way you want it, call Marla for a consultation. I guarantee, when you ask, “Can you cut curly hair?”, the answer will be an honest, “Yes I can!”

Brazilian Blowout

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Having smooth, sleek, and shinny hair seems to be something lots of women want, so I’ve done lots of research, taken many classes and had lots of practice in this area. In fact, I am certified in many smoothing and straightening options because they all offer something a bit different then the next, and they are all worth exploring. One of my most popular treatment options is the Brazilian Blowout system.

People ask me all the time why this specific process is so good and why I recommend it so often. There are many advantages to getting a Brazilian Blowout. Ok first off, let’s be clear about the Brazilian Blowout, it’s actually not a “straightening” treatment per say, but more of a “smoothing” treatment that totally conditions the hair. The Brazilian Blowout adds a tremendous amount of shine to the hair and leaves it feeling very silky. The Brazilian Blowout can be done as often as every 6 weeks without damaging the hair (because it is actually so conditioning) but can last up to 12 weeks for some people.

“Brazilian Blowout professional smoothing treatments are the most innovative and effective in the world.

Through the use of breakthrough bonding technologies, these customizable smoothing treatments actually improve the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.

The end result is smooth, frizz-free hair with radiant shine!”

(taken from the Brazilian Blowout website: https://www.brazilianblowout.com/About)

A note about the Brazilian Blowout is that it is not meant to make your hair stick straight. Instead, it will soften your curls and de-frizz your hair. You may wonder why I think this is a good thing. It’s nice to have a bit of wave or volume in our hair, but as some of you already know, if you have naturally curly hair it has a tendency to grow bigger as the day goes on. When you get a Brazilian Blowout you are actually controlling your curls, and preventing them from getting bigger and bigger by the minute, especially in humidity. So instead of having to tie you hair back by mid-day, you could actually come home with your hair looking the same way it did when you left the house.

This also allows you to have options. You could choose to wear it natural by letting it air dry – you’ll see the curl you have and the new softness it takes on. You will actually have curls you like, rather then fighting with it. And then, when you want to blow it straight, you’ll save about half the time as before since it’s so easy to style straight. Oh and a flat iron won’t be necessary anymore. So you’ll save lots of time, but also your hair will get a break from the amount of heat you’re probably putting on it right now.

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Another advantage to the Brazilian Blowout is when it grows out, your hair actually reverts back to how it was before you had the treatment rather then holding on. It grows out evenly all over your head, not leaving your roots curly and your ends straight like so many other systems will do. Basically, it won’t be obvious that your hair has been treated in comparison the new hair growing in.

A huge advantage to this treatment option is that there is no downtime needed after we do the treatment. Once you leave you can wash your hair, work out, or pulling it up. Normally you need to wait 24-48 hours after a straightening system before being able to do any of that to your hair.

The Brazilian Blowout is extremely, user friendly. Once you try it you won’t want to be without it. It helps tame, smooth and heal your hair while you can sit back and just love your “new” hair.

Let me know if you have any questions I can answer about if the Brazilian Blowout, and if it’s a good option for you and your hair! Call me or email to set up your appointment today, you will be so happy you did!

Rock Out Those Curls

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With summer here who really wants to spend 45 min to an hour blowing their hair dry to a straight smooth style that will only kink and curl right up once you step outside into the humidity. Yes I said it “humidity” – I know, compared to the east coast Arizona’s humidity is pretty much nothing, but to those of us who live here we do see a difference during monsoon season and it sure does wreck havoc on our hair!

So, to solve this issue why not embrace your curls. Learn to deal with the humity by learning to deal with your natural, healthy, beautiful curls. You might even start to look forward to this time of the year!

Dare to be brave.
Be different.
Step outside the box and show everyone how gorgeous your curls are!

As many of you know I am A Ouidad certified stylist. Ouidad is a method of cutting curly hair so it is more manageable allowing you to cut down on your getting ready time. I have been through extensive training to learn this technique and I also sell many of the products from the extensive Ouidad product line in my salon. These range from the their shampoo and conditioner to gel mousse and conditioning treatments – all to help you embrace and release your beautiful curls, just as Mother Nature intended.

Stop the madness, ease up on the stress and love those curly locks! Come on in and let me show you how. I look forward to seeing you soon!

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