In my first year going natural curly, I'd only gotten my hair cut once and that wasn't a very good experience. So, after the one year mark, I knew I had to step out there again for a cut. The dead stuff needed to be removed so the curls could bounce! After reading so many reviews on the salon finder, I made an appointment with Marie. Even though I'd read so much online, she still educated me about my curls. The experience was a great one and I walked out of the salon happier with my curls. She knows her stuff. It's clear that Marie's taken the time to understand the chemistry and character of curly hair, which makes for a confident visit in the chair for us curlies! Not to mention, Marie's a curly. Highly recommend Marie to anyone in our area looking for a curly stylist. She won't disappoint!
I've been all over Austin and Georgetown since I moved to the Georgetown area for college three years ago DESPERATELY searching for a decent haircut. I had been to a so-so place in Austin that at least didn't look horrible, but it was always really frustrating because it was a walk-in place that never had the same people, so because I could never count on seeing the same person twice, I don't think there was huge incentive either way to really get to know my hair. Marie was completely opposite, insisting that she never make an attempt to cut until she not only taught me everything I had only known a little bit before about curly hair types, but really took the time to get to know MY curls individually. This was especially important as my hair was dyed a bright purple at the time-- I wanted to color-treat it to keep it bright but I also wanted to enhance and define curls that had gotten pretty unhealthy from all the coloring. She really worked through that struggle with me and gave me awesome advice, and not to mention a really great, healthy, and fun haircut-- three months after my first (most recent) consultation and cut my hair is still a ton healthier and it has a lot of the curl to it back like before I ever started dyeing it (4 years ago...very much fixed in 3 months!). I am extremely satisfied and am no longer STRICTLY a DIY hair person... I'm going in again soon to get another cut and, for the first time ever in my life, have her professionally dye it rather than doing it myself! Save yourself time and heartache over your hair: GO TO MARIE.
I have very curly hair and have had some atrocious haircuts. I have gone to curly hair "experts" and had them go through my hair saying "I've never seen anything like this!" I came to Marie because of all the good reviews. I was a bit nervous, because as many of you "very-curlies" out there, it takes a LONG time to grow curly hair long, and 20 seconds to chop it off! I am SO PLEASED with my haircut from Marie and every day I like it more! She is very informative and spends a lot of time teaching you- even if you know a lot about your type of hair, she gives you the reason behind the "why"! Marie is very easy to talk to, very attentive, and for the first time in my "getting-a-haircut-experience" she LISTENS to you!!! She is not pushy with products and gives samples so you can see what works best for your hair and lifestyle. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great cut and a good listener! Linda
I took my daughter to Marie because she needed help with her hair. She's a 3c/4a. I was very impressed by Marie's knowledge of curly hair. She taught us both about the anatomy of curly hair and what products work best for her hair and what to stay away from. Thank you Marie for your help, see you in August.
It is wonderful to cross paths with someone who has studied their craft to the level Marie has. I now know how to take better care of my hair and show off the uniqueness that separates me from the straight hair world!
After pretty much giving up that I would ever be able to wear my hair curly again, Marie breathed new life into my hair and brought back my curls! I wasn't sure I'd still be able to wear my hair straight after my curly cut but turns out it was a great cut to fix it straight as well. I love having the versatility! The first appointment, you really do get Curly Hair 101 which is great to help you understand what's going on with your hair. Looking forward to the next step...color! Thanks, Marie!
Marie is the second curly specialist I have been to and a marked improvement on the first. The first lady told me she didn't really "like" curly hair or anything, it's just that her boss told her to get the extra training to increase business. greaaat. Marie takes her time to explain the science behind why your hair may be acting like a naughty step-child and recommends products that will transform your life. no joke. My fabulous, highly-trained, ridiculously expensive hair stylist friend from L.A. came to visit after my Curly Cut by Marie and told me that it was the best haircut I've ever had. so there you have it.
Cutting naturally curly hair takes talent and it's an art. I was skeptical about trying someone new who says they know how to cut curly hair and decided to give Marie a try based on all the great reviews. I had never had my hair cut dry or have anyone take so much time to cut and explain how to care for my hair. I was pleasantly surprised and after years of getting my hair chmemically straightened, I am learning how to style my curly hair again. I look forward to going back next week to see Marie for color and continue to learn more about styling.
I happened to be looking online and saw all the great reviews about Marie and like a lot of others was skeptical about going to someone who said they "know" how to cut naturally curly hair. I have never had my curly hair cut dry or had anyone take the amount of time that Marie took to cut my hair. After chemically straightening my hair for 8 years, I had lost my touch on how to style my hair when it grew out. Marie was very knowledgable and I love the cut! I am excited to go back for color next week!
After years of frustration with my hair, I decided to seek out a stylist who truly "knew" curly hair. In the past whever I would call a salon and ask if they were familiar with curly hair, they said "yes." However, when I arrived, it was apparent that they had limited experience and had rarely seen anyone with hair as curly as mine. I tried a Brazilian Blowout a few times to help relax the curls a bit, but I was left straight strands in the midst of curls; it looked awful! So, I decided to seek out someone who had a lot more experience with super curly hair. Thankfully, I found Marie and made the 1 hour drive to see her in late July. I was scared that I would get the same response that I always hear - "I've never seen hair as curly as yours" but I didn't. Thankfully, Marie had spent years researching curly hair - the types, how to maintain it, how to treat it, etc. I love that she took the time to explain why our hair is so different and what products we really should be using. I had put a lot of faith in Marie that evening as I let her cut a lot off my hair to get it back in shape. Just before I let her cut it, I was almost in tears because I was scared how it would end up after a lifetime of bad haircuts. She did an AMAZING job!! I've used all of the new techniques that I've learned and my hair is so much healthier now and looks great! I will see Marie again next week for a follow up and another hair cut and for the first time in my life, I'm looking forward to it.
After many disappointing cuts and styles, I finally decided to find someone who specialized in curly. Thank goodness I found Marie. She was so knowledgeable and so willing to impart that knowledge. And that doesn't even include the cut! My hair has never looked so good! Living out in the country and 1 1/2 hours away from any major city, it's usually a hassle to go somewhere, but it will definitely not be a hassle to go to my appointment with Marie. I'm looking forward to getting my next color and cut.
I feel lucky that I was finally able to find someone who not only understands how curly hair works, but actually HAS curly hair and can share experiences with product, styling, etc. with me. Marie obviously loves helping others achieve their curly hair potential, and it shows! She's incredibly knowledgeable and super nice. I'm glad I finally found a stylist I feel comfortable with! :)
I have been to Marie twice now, once for color, once for a cut. I was going to another salon for a Deva Cut, which I liked, but the stylist never talked to me, and it made me feel like she didn't like me or something (I'm sure it was my own insecurity here ), so I was looking for someone else with a nice personality who was also good with curly hair. I found both in Marie! She takes the time to discuss what you want both in color and cut, and does what you ask., and is really sweet to top it off! My hair is very happy , and I think looks just as good as the Deva cut! Also, she understands hair porosity, texture and elasticity and that different types need different products. Thanks, Marie!
I have never had my hair cut by a curly hair expert. And that is exactly what Marie is, an expert. For the first visit she explains what hair is and what is good and bad for your "type" of hair. She's good at what she does and I have been raving about her to all my curly haired friends.
I am so happy that I found Marie! She is awesome! I took my 12 year old daughter to see her and it has made the biggest difference. My daughter hated her curly hair and was always trying to hide it in pony-tails and buns. After Marie took the time to explain what made her hair different and how to care for it she has embraced the "curly girl" attitude and proudly shows off those curls everyday. She loves her curls now and loves all the compliments she gets.
I am so happy I found Marie! I have never been able to find a stylist who is so knowledgeable about curly hair! She truly took the time to listen to my concerns and I love all the tips she gave me on how to care for my hair the right way. She is definitely the best at what she does and I look forward to future appointments!! Thank you Marie!! :)
Only recently have I become aware of the curly hair philosophy and learned about how to care for my curly hair. Marie is the first stylist I have been to who specializes in curly hair cuts. It was a fun and enjoyable experience. She spent time teaching me about my hair type and telling me how to care for it. I appreciated that she took into account my lifestyle and what I was comfortable trying with my hair. I felt like she really listened to me, and I love my haircut. My husband loves whatever I do with my hair, but he has told me multiple times that this is the best haircut I'll ever have!
Marie is very thorough in explaining how to deal with curly hair. This information is greatly needed by all curly girls. She knows how to style and cut curly hair so as to get the desired look. She is great.
I am way late posting this review! I went to Marie in April and couldn't be happier, I finally found someone who understands curly hair! She was very thorough in her discussion about curly hair, what products to look for, and how to care for it. She showed me how to plop and how to clip with the duckbill clips, both techniques that I had trouble with previously. She spent over 2 hours with me and not once did I feel rushed and she actually listened to what I had to say about my hair. I love my cut and am looking forward to my next appointment!
What a thrill to have found a stylist who actually understands my curly hair! Marie Sansom is fantastic. She explained how the anatomy of curly hair is different, and should be treated differently. She explained how certain chemicals dry out my hair and recommended appropriate products. Then she gave me a terrific haircut! I look forward to my next visit!
Marie is extremely talented when it comes to understanding curly hair. I had a wonderful experience learning about my hair type and how to manage it. Marie is very knowledgeable and friendly. Jenna Shinners
I highly recomend Marie! She took the time to explain my curly hair to me: why it is the way it is. It's been three days since my appointment with her and I already see a noticable difference. I have been doing everything she told me and feel so blessed to have her help me! I look forward to my next appointment!!!
I had my first appointment with Marie and was very skepital about going and letting someone cut my hair after alot of bad hair cuts. But Marie made me at ease and gave me so much information about my hair type. She explained what products to look for and how to take care of it between haircuts and my hair looks noticeably healthier and it maintains its curls better.
Nobody before Marie has taken the time to sit down with me and explain how to take care of my curly hair. She explained what products to look for and how to take care of it between haircuts and my hair looks noticeably healthier and it maintains its curls better. She is clearly knowledgeable about curly hair and the result is one of the best haircuts I have ever gotten.
I am so happy to say that Marie gave me the best haircut of my life! She is so intelligent and friendly and really cares about your happiness. Marie sat down with me and taught me everything I need to know about my hair type and how best to choose products and how to style it! Her master cutting allowed my curls to take the spotlight and frame my face beautifully. Everyone with curly or wavy hair should seek out Marie for a fabulous hair transformation. Thank you, Marie! :)
Marie is absolutely wonderful! I'm set to have my third appointment with her next week & can't wait. She thoroughly explains everything and makes sure you know how to take care of your curly hair. On my last appointment I wanted something different, and I left there loving it! She's very sweet and fun to chat with. If you're a curly in the Austin area, definitely go to see Marie!!
I am so glad I made the 2 hour drive to Marie's salon. She gave me a great haircut and patiently taught me how to care for my curls . . . even which types of products are best for my particular kind of curl. Now my curls look great! They have less frizz, and I can't use them to predict a rainstorm anymore. I'm not afraid of a humid day :-) Thank you Marie!
I have never had a hair stylist so thorough in explaining my hair type, products and procedures to me before. I am so glad I found Curly Cutz by Marie. I would highly recommend her to anyone (not just those with wavy or curly hair), she is truly one of a kind!
Marie, You are awesome!!! I have never seen my hair curl as much as it does now. I learned so much about my hair and what I need to do to take care of it and make it look it's best. I've started getting compliments that my hair looks really good. That is the best feeling ever, and it's all thanks to you! Thanks so much
Thank goodness I found Marie! She has the specialized training to understand what we curlies go through and how to manage our locks. The teaching on hair type, how to wash, condition, dry and style was great. The cut was good the first time and even better my second visit. My curls look better and better. Thank you Marie!
Words cannot express how I feel right now. I'm so happy that I found Marie on this website. I've waited yrs to find someone whose walked in my shoes regarding curly hair. This by far is the BEST haircut I've ever gotten in my life (I'm 37) and my hi lites are awesome (blonde and red)! My teenage daughters just kept starring at me at dinner. They have never seen my hair soo curly and look so good! They both gave me raving compliments. Marie is just awesome beyond words. Without a doubt she is the best if you are a curly girl! She's also very sweet and a good listener.
My daughter and I are thilled we FINALLY found someone who knows and understands curly hair. Marie is absolutely the BEST! She takes time and explains how to care for your hair, style your hair, and explains what kind of products work best for your hair type. Lauren's hair looks beautiful and her curl definition changed by getting the right kind of cut. Marie knows her curls and I love the fact she is a curly girl too. Without a doubt would recommend her to every curly girl out there!!
Marie ROCKS!!!! I was ready to shave all my hair off but worked her wonders and now I love my hair! She is very knowledgeable about curly hair. I was doing everything wrong and my hair was a mess. Know it looks great! Thanks Marie. You are a life saver.
I LOVE Marie! Marie has been my hair stylist for years. She has a gift for helping me choose different hair styles that will make me feel beautiful and new. She always takes the time to teach me how to care for my hair so that it stays healthy and beautiful. She is committed to her clients happiness. I would recommend Marie to anyone.
I have had bad hair for a long time. I never could get a good haircut. I found Marie through work and decided to take a chance. She explained to me how to treat my hair correctly. It has been about a month and I really do like my hair now. Marie is knowledgeable and very sweet. Thanks Marie.