Before Hanna, I would color and cut my hair myself as it seems everyone I've tried is cluless about surly hair. I have *never* found a stylist that I have returned to so many times as Hanna. I made an appointment at this salon based on a review of another stylist there trained in the Deva Curl method - but Hanna was recommended when she was unavailable. I was extremely nervous upon meeting her given that she did not have curly hair, but her experience and knowledge were apparent upon talking to her. She not only knows how to cut curly hair - she is amazing with color as well. I typically make an appointment with her and tell her - "Do whatever you think is best!". If you try Hanna, please tell her I sent you! Cheers - Jenny H.
I called to schedule an appointment with Jannah, but she no longer works at Nolas. The receptionist recommended Gabby instead, and I had a GREAT experience with her. Gabby is a doll, and she has naturally curly hair herself which she treats with the Deva line. In a week, she'll be going to NYC to become Deva certified so I'm excited that I chose the right stylist. Gabby gave me an amazing haircut, even without the Deva training. She's a life-saver - my hair was a MESS before Gabby: a million layers, split ends, and some heavy sections that were weighing down my curls. But Gabby repaired it beautifully, and gave me a haircut that FINALLY brought the curls out in my canopy. She patiently had a detailed consultation with me, and gave me a realistic plan to deal with growing out my hair. She's a great listener, she only trimmed what absolutely had to be trimmed. I highly recommend Gabby - she's incredibly talented and a joy to chat with. Also, Nolas sells the Deva product line in the salon - a bonus!
Jannah is by far the most fantastic and gifted hair stylist for naturally curly hair. Jannah takes time with curls and sculpts as an artist to make each curl just right. She has an admirable natural intuition to tie in one's personality to the hairstyle. In addition; Jannah has a sparkling personality which makes each visit a joy. I highly recommend Jannah and her expertise with curly hair. She is the best hair stylist I have ever had.
Jannah is a Deva-cutting machine! she has a cult following around DC, and has recently joined the staff at Nola's. I am so happy i found her at her new salon. Jannah has the whole package...she's smart and funny, laid back and cool, and her deva work is outstanding. could not be happier with her.