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Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 2 Scissors

I have gone to "curly specialists" for over 10 years. This was the first time I actually walked out disappointed, unable to tolerate how it looked, I ran to Starbucks across the street to wet my hair. Then I noticed it was over an inch longer on one side. It was shaped terribly. Tiffany is knowledgeable and kind, but not good for my hair. Devachan is the only place for my curls. Thankfully, I went there and they fixed it, showing me how bad it was cut in the back. So many love her, and I wanted to...

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Yahoo!!!! I went to see Tiffany two days ago. It was my first time in a salon in 30 years!!!! I am 47 and it's also the first time i really like my hair! Tiffany rocks the curly world!!! She is so knowledgeable and helpful and just an all around good person. the experience was relaxing and pleasant. My hair looks great. My curls are free and shiny and bouncy. It looks so natural because it is. She barely cut it just enough. I totally trust you with my hair, Tiffany, and I thank you so much for being here, in my hood! I will definitely be back and will send more people your way, so you can work your magic and change their lives!!! woot woot !!!!

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Chose salon based on quantity of great reviews on Tiffany. Had very high expectations and they were exceeded. I've never had my hair look this great after leaving a salon. It doesn't even look like my hair, healthy, shiny, my curls are calm and I very little cut off the overall length. Loved the time she spent teaching me how to fix my hair and the recommendations of products that I could afford. All I products she didn't even sell and I could buy at Target. Definitely will be back! (My hair even still looks good after sleeping on it...shocking!)

Stylist: Diche

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I love this salon. DiChe' did an excellent job. I got a trim, wash and two strand twists. My hair feels great! I will definitely go again.

REVIEWED BY: juanab  |  3.23.12

Stylist: Diche

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I had a fantastic experience @ LCLF salon. DiChe' is great! She gave me a good trim and installed medium two strand twists. My hair looks and feels great. I will go back again.

REVIEWED BY: juanab  |  3.23.12

Stylist: Diche

Rating: Salon Rating: 1 Scissors

I was very dissappointed in the entire experience at Live Curly Live Free. My hair doesn't look any different, and it was a huge waste of money. Their salon is very small, dingy and akward. Their one bathroom is so tiny and the door is an accordian door. The cut, dry and style took over 2 hours...what a waste of time. For the dry cut all she did was take small sections of my dry hair, twist them, and cut the ends. That's it, all around my head, for an hour! Then she washed my hair, left it dripping wet, put some leave in conditioner and some gel in, and squeezed some of the water out. Next she used a few butterfly clips to position some of the curls, mainly in the back, and began blow drying it with a diffuser. The diffuser kept falling off every few minutes, and it took forever for my hair to dry even a little because of all the water and product in it. Finally when she had dried my hair a little, she turned me around and my hair looked aweful. There were a few curls sticking up in the back and the rest was flat against my head with barely a wave in it. I paid and left as quickly as I could because I just could not take any more. Please don't waste your time and money going to this salon like I did. You will regret it!

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Tiffany is simply AMAZING!!! She used to cut my hair when I lived in St. Pete. I moved to the A.T.L. and have not had a decent haircut since I left - so I drove down from Atlanta so she could cut my hair - She is a Goddess!!! I love her! You will not be sorry if you go see her -

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Tiffany is the best. What I appreciated about her the most was the time she took to actually "talk" to me about my hair care regimen, the products I was using, what I liked about them and what products I didn't like and why. All this before she even touched my hair. I didn't need a major cut, just a few snips here and there, but the recommendations she gave me on how to care for my hair.... well, let's just say, I think I heard angels sing.

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Tiffany is simply fabulous. After losing a lot of length and density due to an illness and some strong meds, I had it cut by another stylist who had high reviews on NC. However, she completely butchered my hair! I had never felt so unattractive. Then 6 months later I decided to make the 2 hour drive to see Tifanny in her new salon in Gulfport. OMG why didn't I do that sooner? She gave me the BEST haircut, and made sure I left the salon pleased. She brought my confidence back, and I am very grateful for that. It looks so nice! Even my haircut at Devachan in NY when I had longer hair cannot compete with the one I got from Tiffany. She is the best. PS: I am biracial black/white, 3c with medium/fine hair, hair barely touching my shoulders in the back.

REVIEWED BY: Wailea  |  4.14.11

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Tiffany rocks the curl!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Tiffany is AWESOME, she is the curly hair ANGEL and knows how to make you feel good about your curly hair and love it. She is a great teacher as well educating her clients about their hair so they become their own experts!!! She's the BEST!!!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Tiffany is a GREAT stylist! She understands what her clients want and understands curly hair. She gave my curls a GREAT shape and I love the way my thick curly hair looks with the short bob she cut for me. I drove 4 hours to her salon and 4 hours back. Definately worth the trip!

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Besides giving both me and my oldest daughter the best haircuts we've ever had, Tiffany also shares much information about how to take care of our hair, specific to each of our hair types (I'm coarse, wavy, low porosity, daughter is fine haired, curly, swimmer so hair is more damaged). She does not push salon products but gives us some suggestions on drugstore products that might suit each of us. We've had two haircuts with her, they grow out wonderfully, I can get almost a year between visits without it looking raggedy or anything. Very highly recommended. We drive to her from Tampa, about 20 miles, which doesn't sound like a lot, but there are probably a thousand stylists between us and her and I will happily drive by them all to get to her salon.

Stylist: Tiffany

Thank you, Tiffany, for bringing my curls back to life!!!! I drove 4 hours from Miami to see Tiffany and I'm so glad I did. She truly worked some magic on my curls. Plus, she help me pick out the products that would work best on my hair and showed my step-by-step how to style my own hair. Tiffany, you are the curl whisperer!

Stylist: Tiffany

Tiffany has been cutting my hair for almost two years now and I am SOO glad I found her-she has basically saved my hair from everything myself and other stylists had put it through in the past. She is the first person I have had work with my hair who really understands how curly hair is designed and how to best care for it and cut it. She always is able to see exactly what it needs and is not intimidated by my hair which is a huge relief and change from most of my prior salon experiences. She always does a fantastic job and leaves my hair looking great! Her superb techniques and advice have given me the confidence to be able to take care of my hair properly and to really be proud of it! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my unique head of hair and I would definitely recommend her to any curly girl who wants to revive and rejuvenate their hair-without having to alter its innate beauty. Thank you so much Tiffany!! :-)

Stylist: Tiffany

Like most women, I had a string of horror stories when it came to my super curly hair. While other people were afraid to go to the dentist, I was afraid to get my hair cut. After moving to the St. Pete area, I was craving a hair change. I found Tiffany through other reviews from women who swore that she was the, "curl guru." I figured, "she cant do any worse than what I have had done to my hair before." Thankfully, Tiffany was sweet, informative, and patient. She gave my hair new life and empowered me to live a curly life. Now, I love my hair and so does my husband! I have never felt more beautiful or happy with my hair. Tiffany has a customer for life :)

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

My daughter and I decided to make a fun mom/daughter outing by getting our hair done by a curly hair specialist. We have had so many bad experiences that our expectations were low. After Tiffany spent hours educating us, cutting our hair, coloring one of ours(Hummm!) and styling it we left. We screamed when we got in the car. We could not believe how fantastic both of our heads looked. Our curls had NEVER even come close to looking this good. We were sure we could not replicate it. But guess what...we have. And it is infinitely easier than all of the techniques and products we have used in the past. She shows you product from any store, that are generally the most economical ones on the shelf!!! Throw away your unhealthy, damaging products. Tiffany is an artist and magician. She has very curly hair so she knows!! Thank goodness she made the switch. I truly cannot recommend her enough. My daughter had decided to get dreadlocks because she no longer wanted to deal with her hair. She just left for college and for the first time she loves her hair. Really, you must RUN to Tiffany as fast as you can. She is a curly-haired genius!!!

Stylist: Tiffany

Let me start off by saying my summer vacation was supposed to take place in Cancun, MX, however i have my best friend who has lived in St. Petes for about 4 years and has begged me to come visit. the moment i found out my best friend lived 10 mins away from the salon Tiffany works at that completely changed my boyfriend and my summer vacation plans! so off to FL it was to see Tiffany, unfortunately it was not such a picnic i was due to arrive in FL on 08192010 at 10;30 my hair appt. was at 12:00, my Flight was cancelled :( and i didn't arrive until 6 p.m.. I was devastated!!! thought that i would not be able to see Tiffany, i called and left her a message and guess what happened... Tiffany completely understood and agreed to see me on Monday a day the salon was closed!!!! i got a fab haircut, beautiful highlights, and an unbelievable hair education that only Tiffany being her great self could give!!! im in love with everything that has to do with me hair. Thank you Tiffany. If you have an opportunity to go see her pls due

Stylist: Tiffany

I thought I was just going to get a decent hair cut … but it turned out to be soo much more. It’s been a few weeks since I was at the salon, but I wanted to make sure this was “for real” and that I could achieve the same results as Tiffany did. And, because I am writing this review, I was able to do it over and over again all by myself. As I get used to the routine, I am more amazed (and start to experiment more). I find myself looking at my reflection just to get a glimpse of my beautiful curls. It wasn’t just about the haircut but the steps to take to style the type curls that I have, with no big “push” on any particular product, just what would work for me. With the step-by-step instructions that I was able to take home -- that I have read more than once – it has made it easy to get my own routine to make my curls the best they can be.. So many compliments: “Are those your natural curls?” “Wow, what did you do different?” No frizz in this humidity in Florida, it’s just amazing… Thanks, Tiffany!! Now I look forward to getting my hair cut instead of dreading it!! See you in few months :-) Hillary, Tampa, Florida

REVIEWED BY: Hillary  |  6.10.10

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I am one of the pickiest, hair-paranoid, high strung ladies I know - with incredibly curly hair! I have read Tiffany's reviews for a whole year before I swallowed my fear and scheduled an appointment. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the warmest, most welcoming lady who was busy with another client. She made me feel right at home and immediately put my curl weary to ease. I was amazed at how she was magically transforming the woman's hair before me, and seriously had doubt she could do the same for me. Tiffany took the time to hear in my own words how I felt about my hair, and what my hopes and expectations were. This is where her moniker "Curl Whisperer" comes in... After a 2 + hour appointment, I have never been so pampered, pleased and educated on my own hair! I now know what works, how to work it and how to make my hair look professionally done every time. You will not be disappointed what so ever with Tiffany; her prices, product guidance, tips, and your overall experience. Thank you Tiffany and thank you to everyone who has posted a review... Your comments are the reason I chose Tiffany! I'm forever grateful!

REVIEWED BY: MandaM  |  5.30.10

Stylist: Tiffany

Tiffany gave me my best haircut and styling advice ever. I have never received so many compliments on my hair and curls. I finally feel blessed to live in Florida with curly hair!

Stylist: Tiffany

I just realized that I wrote a review 6/08...time flies...I love my hair and Tiffany is the only one that I will allow to cut it!. A day doesn't go by that someone doesn't tell me that they LOVE my curls!! It's just so easy now..I have a few product lines that I use....it works for me. Thanks Tiffany...in this crazy, stressed out world we are living in....my hair isn't an issue!

Stylist: Tiffany

Could it be I NEVER reviewed Tiffany here before now??!?! So sorry Tiffany! In December I went to Florida for a family vacation and decided to drive 2 1/2 hours from where we were staying in order to get a haircut from her. I'm a stylist myself, and it was fun talking to her about curly hair as I don't in any way shape or form consider myself an expert (we just just don't learn a lot about it in hair school). What I did learn was that I knew more than I thought! We spent over an hour together, first Tiffany cut my hair dry (I'm a wavy and this was my first experience with a dry cut) and then she styled me out using some of the same products I use and some different ones. LOVED the cut, LOVED the experience, and I had a blast with her! Thanks (and sorry for the delay, what was I thinking?!?) again Tiffany! :D Rymorg2 in KY

REVIEWED BY: rymorg2  |  5.2.10

Stylist: Tiffany

If you live in Florida near St. Pete, and have curly hair and tired of hairdressers saying they know how to cut curly hair and don't, then you need to visit Tiffany at Beau Monde Salon. She is a gem. All those great reviews about her are true.

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

I just got my hair cut by Tiffany. This is the 4th time I have gotten the Deva curly cut from her. I am just in love!! She put tons of layers in my hair this time around, and my hair looks so shiny, bouncy, full of life, voluminous, with beautifully defined curls that are not in the least bit frizzy. The most awesome thing about her, in addition to her expertise and amazing scissor wielding ability, is that she never ever tries to push or sell products to anyone. She firmly believes in the Deva products she offers for sale at her salon, but completely understands that they may not be feasible to buy for everyone's budget. I just love this woman! I am so thankful that us curly haired gals in the Tampa Bay area have Tiffany to help us maintain our luxurious glossy manes, especially in the Florida heat and humidity. And summer is only a few months away... Thank you Tiffany. You are indeed the "Curl Whisperer," you are amazing!!

Stylist: Tiffany

I was hoping to find a stylist that could cut curly hair and I did after reading all the reviews for her. Tiffany cuts it dry and then uses the right product for your type of curly hair. I recommend her just like all the other clients did. Five stars.

Stylist: Tiffany

I recently drove 2 hours to get a cut from Tiffany. It was an awesome experience! She took her time, explained what she was doing, and provided lot of great information and advice on caring for my curly hair. I went from hair that was past my shoulder blades and a uniform length to hair above my shoulders and layered. I love my new hair. It looks healthy and bouncy. By following Tiffany's advice, I'm confident I'll be able to continue to care for and style my hair with great results. Thanks Tiffany!

REVIEWED BY: wenb99  |  3.7.10

Stylist: Tiffany

This was, simply, the best haircut I've ever had in my life. Tiffany is immediately engaging and you know that you are in capable (maybe even magic) hands. I hadn't been in a salon since October, 2001. That's 8 1/2 years. That's how afraid of regular haircuts I had become. Now I'm already thinking about what else I'll do in St. Petersburg the next time I go to Tiffany for a haircut. She's less than an hour drive and I consider myself blessed. I read through many of the other reviews and I'm nodding in agreement with all the positive comments. She's super knowledgeable and wants you to be, too. My previous experiences with leaving salons involved trying to hold back tears and feeling really depressed about the way I looked, and the way my hair was. After my appointment with Tiffany I was all smiles and actually didn't avoid looking in the mirror. I am so grateful.

Stylist: Tiffany

Sadly, it's taken me awhile to get this review here. I had my hair cut by the curl master (Tiffany) on 10/24, and it was a fabulous experience. A little bit about me: I live in NY, and went to visit my parents who live near Sarasota, and was able to schedule an appointment with Tiffany. I've been CG for almost 2 years now, and up until the point of my haircut, I was using shampoo bars + ACV rinse + giovanni smooth as silk conditioner. So, we had no problem finding her salon, and I got there, and walked in, and one of the other stylists saw me looking around and said "Don't worry, Tiffany is here", I was wondering how she knew then I realized I had curly hair, so that meant I was there to see Tiffany. Tiffany came out and then sat me down and asked what I wanted out of the haircut, what I liked about my hair, what I didn't, that sort of thing; it was really great. I had no qualms really about my hair, and yet she managed to make it better even still. She did the dry cut, asking me about my regimen, and I told her I was using soap bars, which she recommended that I not use anymore (and I stopped). The biggest thing for me that I got out of this haircut was when she told me my hair texture. I was almost positive I had fine texture, and I was loading on the protein, but it turns out, I have MEDIUM texture, and normal porosity. She had me lay off the protein, and since then, I've been using giovanni triple treat shampoo, and a protein free conditioner (suave or the giovanni 50:50, or the gvp conditioning balm) and my hair has been super happy. My hair had a shelf she said, where the layers kind of stopped. She stepped down my layers, and it's much more curlier overall, all around. I absolutely love it. She is so incredible, and knowledgeable. She answered all my questions and more, and taught me how to clip. I highly recommend her to anyone who has the opportunity to get a cut by her. Especially, if you want to learn more about your hair.

Stylist: Tiffany

I actually did not go to the salon. I was very fortunate to have a style and cut by Tiffany as part of the Roadshow (California) in the Fall of 2009. I have never in all my 43 years been so happy with a stylist, cut, and style. My hair has never looked better and I am absolutely loving it. She took the time to find out what I wanted, the little quirks in my hair, what was my past experience and then actually talked me through the cut and I could ask questions while she was doing it. Afterwords, she did a style and showed me how to use clips to great effect. In amongst all this, of course, she was educating me on my hair and assisting me with questions. I would never have thought to find any stylist so outstanding. To be honest if I don't have another opportunity next year to have a cut here in CA with some sort of Roadshow, I honestly think I will be buying a ticket to Florida to get my haircut. I cannot believe I said that but folks she is THAT GOOD. I have no reservation at all in recommending if you are remotely close to her salon or if she does any roadshow coming your way, that you are the first in line for an appointment. It does not get any better than this. Her website and the e-book are also phenomenal. Overall clearly someone who cares and that makes her even more special.

Stylist: Tiffany

Rating: Salon Rating: 5 Scissors

Tiffany is awesome! First, about me – I’ve been off the sulfates and silicones for about a week now. My hair is wavy with medium texture, not porous. It’s long enough for short ponytails and up-dos; I want it to grow just a bit longer, but not much. The first thing she did was listen to my hair concerns – what do I like about my hair? What do I dislike? What was I looking for in a cut? She listened carefully, made suggestions, and gave me just what I wanted. The cut is great – she took very little and trimmed strategically to help shape my shoulder-length hair to avoid the dreaded “triangle” / Roseanne Rosanna Danna look. My hair looks less bulky and smoother. -Her analysis of my hair: medium texture, not porous (with the possible exception of some highlighted areas). Having that information will help as I try different finishing products and consider proteins vs. emollients. With medium texture hair I am free to go in either direction; I’ll be experimenting. -Validating (and adding to) my understanding of the things that I have learned from CG-friendly sites. -Gain in confidence – I left her shop feeling wavy and pretty…and I know I can do this at home! I highly recommend Tiffany! And she is really, really nice.

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I drove two hours to see Tiffany based on the reviews here. It was worth the drive and then some. This is, hands down, the best cut I have ever had in my entire life. I came to her not knowing what I wanted and left with exactly the perfect cut! She is positively amazing. I've never met anyone who even comes close to having the same amount of skill that she has cutting curly hair. Today I have no product in my hair at all and it's still just perfect. The shape, the cut is exactly what I've always wanted but didn't know how to describe to anyone. She knew exactly what to do and how to do it. I would recommend her to anyone who has curly hair and has lost faith in the ability of hairdressers. She is phenomenal. She is warm and friendly, and her knowledge of curly hair surpasses anyone I've ever met in all my 38 years. She is the absolute best stylist I have ever seen in my life and I mean that will all of my heart. After this, my first experience, I will continue to drive the two hours to have only her cut my hair from now on. Letting anyone else do it after this would just be an exercise of futility. Even if you have to fly in from a different state to see her, it would be worth the time, effort and cost. She is just that good! I cannot say enough positive things to accurately convey my feelings about her skills. You will not be disappointed!

REVIEWED BY: tinah  |  10.18.09

Stylist: Tiffany

She is Excellent! What more can I say? And her hair is absolutely gorgeous. She really gives you great education on curls and how to care for them. I love her and will be back! (She is worth the hour and half trip!) -Laura Coleman

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Tiffany is hands down the best hairstylist I have ever been to. She is the first woman on earth who not only knew how to cut my long, think coarse curly hair but also taught me how to care for it, and I haven't had a frizzy day since. Thank you for revolutionizing my life, Tiffany!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I loved the cut. Tiffany took a lot of time explaining how to care for my curls as well as how to properly style them to get the most out of my curly/wavy hair. I changed up a couple of the styling product suggestions to suit my style, but everything else she suggested was spot on!! Thanks Tiff, I will definently be back!

Stylist: Tiffany E. Anderson

After fifty-some years of wrestling with my own curly hair, I finally found a stylist who really knows and can communicate to me the best way to work with it. From the how-tos of washing and conditioning, to styling and product selection, Tiffany teaches it all. She will also send you home with written instructions and product suggestions so that you will have no trouble styling your own hair when you get home. There is no pressure to buy expensive salon products either. She is a professional who genuinely wants to help. I highly recommend Tiffany.

Stylist: Tiffany

The sign out front said "CURLY HAIR EXPERT" and they were not kidding. My 10 year old daughter is extremely happy and able to take care of her own curls now, which makes me extremely happy. Thanks so much.

Stylist: Jim

I had Jim,color,cut and style my hair. I have curly hair and no one knows how to cut it right. Jim made me feel at home. He asked my a lot about my hair and what I used to style it with. He explained what I should use on my hair and how to take care of it. Jim did something that no one else had done before he asked to look at my eye's. He said I had a lot of amber in my eye's and I needed warm colors in my hair. He gave me the BEST hilights and low lights I have ever had not to mention the hair cut and style. I will make sure he takes care of my hair from now on. He is the best!!

Stylist: Tiffany

I drove two hours to see Tiffany, and I will continue to do so every three months. I will never let another stylist touch my hair as long as I live in Florida. I can confirm all the wonderful things said in other reviews; she's sweet and funny and she not only cuts your hair but she teaches you how to care for it. Really, pictures speak louder than words. You can see for yourself what a miracle worker she is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheekysweetie/sets/72157613424320527/

Stylist: Tiffany

I recently traveled from Pittsburgh, Pa. to visit my mom in Clearwater, Fl. and scheduled an appointment with Tiffany to have my curly hair cut. I am 59 years old and also am letting my grey hair grow in. I am overwhelmingly pleased with the results. My curls never lay this way before. They are shiny and cascading around my face in a most becoming way. Even the grey looks great and weaves in with the left over treated hair. As the other reviews have said, she was so knowledgeable and informative and in a personal way for your specific hair needs. This was well-worth the trip and I plan on visiting the salon during my yearly visits to Florida.

Stylist: Tiffany

Tiffany is a wonderful stylist and who pampers and listens to her clients. Very knowledgeable about all things curly, even sends you away with a little book of the instructions and products used to help enhance curl. Highly recommend!

Stylist: Tiffany

Tiffany is absolutely fantastic and is truly an expert with curly hair! From the moment you walk into the salon and see her gorgeous curls to the final style you will feel at ease! She is so incredibly knowledgeable and I value every piece of information that she was able to provide me with that I know will help me on my curly hair journey. From my appointment, I gained so much information about dewpoints, proteins, porosity and more which has greatly helped me in my hair routine. She is willing to suggest products without pushing any and encourages using more affordable products if possible. She taught me how to plop my hair the live curly live free way and even use clips (both of which are two things I had given up on) and now do every-time I style my hair. As if Tiffany's skills aren't enough, she is so sweet, warm and compassionate! I am so thankful for the amazing work that she performed and know that is right where she needs to be in her calling in life. I am very privileged to only be 2 hours away from her but even if I lived 8 hours away, I would make the trip...really, she is THAT good! Feel free to check out my thread for before/after pics if you need any more encouragement when deciding to make an appt. Otherwise, just do it!

Stylist: Tiffany

Curly hair...in Florida... defined curls... without frizz... Impossible, right? That's what I thought until I spent 2 hours with Tiffany. This is the first time in my 40 years of life that I left a hair salon absolutely thrilled with my cut. Not only that, I walked away with lots of new information about how to care for and style my hair. Tiffany is knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. She knows her stuff and is happy to pass on her wisdom. Sounds a bit dramatic, but my appointment with Tiffany was life-changing. I no longer feel at war with my curls. Thanks, Tiffany!! I'll definitely be back.

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I have been a proud curly girl all of my life but making an appointment with Tiffany has been the best thing to ever happen to my hair. She is worth her weight in gold. She not only cuts your hair beautifully but she empowers you with knowledge. I noticed the difference in my curl pattern DURING the hair cut. She really finesses them and brings the spirals out. It's been six days and I barely recognize my curls. I would unequivocally recommend Tiffany!

REVIEWED BY: kreyes  |  5.12.09

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I was due to get my haircut about the same time I was going to visit my father in the Tampa Bay area, and suddenly realized I had the opportunity to have it cut by "The Curl Whisperer," a.k.a. Struttswife. I've learned so much from her posts on CurlTalk, and knew from prior reviews that I could expect to learn a lot about my hair, and how to work with it, that I knew I didn't want to pass on that opportunity. The cut is the best I've ever had. It doesn't compare, though, with the amazing amount of education that came with it. It was almost an information overload, though I'm not new to CG. I learned a tremendous amount that is helping me to simplify and fine tune my hair care, and product selection, along with the reasoning behind those selections, which will also help me in future as product availability changes. My only regret? That I live too far away (in northern New York State) for Tiffany to be my regular stylist.

Stylist: Tiffany

At age 50 plus I had accumulated a lot of fear of hair stylists because no one could cut my hair in a way that looked right or felt right. Tiffany is the expert when it comes to curly hair. She taught me a new way to take care of my hair. She applied products and cut my hair in a way so different from anything I had before, but so right for my hair. And she did it without a perm or curling iron. I love my hair now. I have had so many compliments and my friends say I look 10 years younger. I love the way it always looks great and it now has more versatile styling than ever before. No more ponytails, braids and buns for me. I feel like Tiffany set my hair and me free. Thank you Tiffany.

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Oh My God I've Nevere Loved My Curls Like This Before! I'd like to thank Tiffany for teaching me so much about my hair and the simple steps it takes to make it look beautiful. I've received more comments in the week that since I've seen her than I have my whole 26 years! I will never go to another hairdresser/salon again! I've found The Curl Whisperer and I'm Satisfied! Thanks Tiffany!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I recently had my 2nd haircut by Tiffany and wanted to chime in about her wonderful ability to cut curly hair! She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough, and very passionate about helping us curly girls live frizz free lives. From someone who can relate in almost every way to the women mentioned in the Curly Girl book, I am so thankful that I have found someone who cuts my hair in a way that enables me to embrace my God given curls. And...I know that even if I have a bad hair day, it has nothing to do with my cut! I drive from Jacksonville and will continue to do so, along with my curly girl friend(s) who have recently met Tiffany and love their cuts too! Thank you Tiffany!

REVIEWED BY: curly07  |  3.18.09

Stylist: Tiffany

All I can say is "Wow"! Believing that straight hair was better hair I've spent most of my adult life fighting my naturally curly hair (chemical relaxers, hrs of flat ironing etc.) After deciding that I no longer wished to be a slave to chemicals nor deny my curls the search was on to find a stylist knowledgable about curly hair. Well, after 10 years, alot of frustration, split ends and tears my prayers were answered in Tiffany. She is amazing! She has given me the tools and knowledge to embrace my curls and to feel great about myself again. Tiffany is stuck with me for life! Thank you NaturallyCurly.com, Thank you Essentials and Thank You Tiffany!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Yes, it really is worth a long drive to get a dry curly haircut from Tiffany! She is friendly, informative, and methodical in giving the haircut. This is NOT your typical haircut and style in half an hour. The cost is reasonable, the salon is comfortable, and Tiffany takes the time to give a cut that enhances your unique curl pattern. My hair is happy, and I am happy, too!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I rarely write reviews but I have to now. I had my first curly cut last week with Tiffany. For starters, I had given up hope of having healthy, frizz-free hair. After Tiffany finished, I could not believe it was my hair. Beautiful, healthy, loose spiral curls with no frizz. I am still amazed. As for Tiffany, she is absolutely fantastic. She is extremely informative and provides a wonderful crash course on curly hair. She really took her time on the dry cut, I cannot believe the difference it made. She spent two and a half hours on my hair and educating me on how to care for it. It was such a wonderful experience, I cannot wait to go back. On a personal level, Tiffany put me right at ease immediately. She is intelligent, humorous, and really understands the frustrations of wavy and/or curly hair. I am so glad that I scheduled an appointment based on the reviews here. I am still in awe at what Tiffany did for my hair. And, I am able to maintain it. The BEST hair cut ever, plus so much more. Thank you, Tiffany!

REVIEWED BY: lillyc  |  2.18.09

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Tiffany Anderson is wonderful! She gave me the BEST haircut I've ever had in my entire life. She did a dry cut, taking the time to analyze and then snip each and every individual curl. Now before I met her my hair was thin and the ends were always straggly. She did the most amazing thing: she made my hair look THICKER and my hair has absolutely no knots or tangles, even a month later! It feels like I received a whole new head of hair! I love my hair now and used to hate it! For the first haircut she gives, it is very unique. Like the last reviewer stated, she spends at least 2-3 hours with you, teaching you everything you need to know about curly hair and how to work with your own hair to make it look amazing. I learned techniques that work so well with my hair. She takes her time with you and you will feel so comfortable with her. She is such a warm friendly caring person. I highly recommend her and she is now my forever stylist! I will NEVER go anywhere else again! PS I'm thrilled at the prospect of FINALLY growing my hair longer. I know now that it will be possible with Tiffany, as the ends are so healthy and knot-free that my hair already is looking longer and healthier than ever. I look forward to what it will look like a year from now!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Wow - what can I say about Tiffany? I got my hair cut from her two weeks ago, and I am just stunned. I wanted to look nice for a new job that I was about to start, and I had seen the reviews for her on the site, but wanted to wait until I had secured employment before going. Tiffany is absolutely amazing! I can’t sing her praises enough. She is so kind, thoughtful, caring, easy to talk to, empathic, and knows how to cut curly hair like no one else I have ever met. You know when you talk about how someone “just gets it?” Tiffany - just gets it! I didn’t have to tell her what to do, she worked her magic on me, and the entire time we just talked, and had a great conversation like two old buddies who had known eachother for years! She cut my hair, styled, it, and explained what I needed to do in order to hydrate my hair and get it looking beautiful. She was so patient and understanding and understood all my frustrations that I have had in dealing with my hair – esp. in the Florida humidity! She spent THREE (3) hours with me on a Saturday afternoon, and charged me an extremely reasonable rate – I have NEVER had anyone ever spend that much time with me on a haircut. I also called her twice on the phone afterwards, to ask her followup questions – which I have NEVER been able to do with another stylist. She was so pleasant and friendly when talking on the phone. I didn’t feel like I was bothering or annoying her at all. I am officially a devotee of Tiffany’s house of curling magic! If I say so myself – my hair is looking absolutely fabulous, and I feel like a movie star. I constantly get compliments at my new job about my hair, and for the very first time in my life, I feel confident with my hair and in wearing it curly. I am so appreciative and grateful to Tiffany, she is amazing. I can’t stress to other curly girls out there – let Tiffany cut your hair! All the reviews on this site were dead on, and I am grateful to her. If anyone wants to contact me to ask me questions or find out info about my fabulous haircut to see if you want to go to Tiffany - email me at jewel.1322@yahoo.com The mostly reasonably priced haircut for the most amazing haircut I have ever had in my life!!!!! Thank you Tiffany!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Tiffany is fabulous! She takes her time doing the Deva cut and you can tell that she takes pride in her work and wants you to be happy with the results. I can't wait to go back for my next appointment. If you're in the area and are a curly girl, you definitely have to go see Tiffany.

REVIEWED BY: rmiro13  |  12.3.08

Stylist: Tiffany "the Curl Whisperer" Anderson

Spending time in Tiffany’s chair is EVERYTHING that other reviewers have said and more. She is a marvel of curly hair knowledge!!! The cut and experience are WELL worth the time (I live in Orlando) and cost!!!! This was my second Deva/Diva curly cut; my first was with Carlos @ Devachan in NYC. While I absolutely adored the cut and time spent with him as well, just know that Tiffany is NO second to my experience at Devachan. She is top notch!!! She has an inspiring passion about her work!! If you live in Florida, look no further!

Stylist: Tiffany

Love, love, LOVE TIFFANY! From the moment I called for an appointment, I was SO excited to get my hair cut with her... I was actually ASKED if I was getting a curly cut by the girl who took my appt. Then, when I got there, and SAW Tiffany and her absolutely GORgeous hair, I just KNEW I was going to have a great experience, which I did! Tiffany REALLY knows what she is doing, loves doing it, and does her best to pass her knowledge on. The 3 hour drive was SO worth it!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Drive two hours to get a haircut? That sounds like something a crazy woman would do! So, call me crazy but not only did I do it, I’ll do it again! What can I say about a stylist who makes you feel so welcome and so lucky to be curly? As soon as I saw her lovely, shiny locks, I was confident I was in good hands. She’s “one of us”  When I met the rest of the staff, I felt like I was spending the afternoon hanging out with friends. Tiffany cut my hair using the Deva method, gently and methodically trimming each curl while my hair was in the dry state. She explains everything as she works, even taking the time to teach ME how to trim the front portion around my face should I need a bit of a maintenance trim later. We chatted about hair products, not just Deva products. While she uses Deva products in the salon, she will NOT push Deva on the customer and will in fact, talk to you about drugstore product options. I was already very familiar with curly girl dogma but I wish I’d met her years ago when I was first starting out. Reading books and chatting online is no substitute for the real-life, hands-on training you’ll get from Tiffany. I’d never really gotten the hang of clipping until Tiffany showed me. If you think you know it all, you may surprised at what you’ve overlooked or have been doing improperly. So here’s Tiffany’s method: Cut, TEACH. Cleanse, TEACH Style, TEACH Clip, TEACH Diffuse, TEACH Shake, TEACH Lift, Shape, Finish, TEACH So I drove 2 hours, spent just over 2 hours at the salon and drove 2 ½ hours home. Orlando traffic, grrrr! It was absolutely worth it, a great day, and I feel more happy and confident that my curly hair ROCKS. Incidentally, she also doesn’t overbook or try to do two/three clients at once. Your appt is yours alone and she won’t be flitting around taking care of others during your appointment time. YOU will get her undivided, friendly attention. I cannot say enough about how fulfilling it is to spend part of an afternoon with a stylist who makes you feel more like a curly girlfriend than a client. I have found The Curl Whisperer and she is in St Pete!

Stylist: Tiffany

Absolutely phenomenal. The best haircut I have had in many years. The time she spends cutting each curl, and the teaching she does on product use is absolutely the greatest. I sent my daughter and she i just as happy. If you have curl hair and on't know what to do with it, I strongly recommend you go see Tiffany.

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

What to say about Tiffany that hasn't been said time and again by her other clients? It's difficult because she REALLY IS that good, and once you've spent some time with her and she cuts your hair, you want to make sure anyone reading truly understand what a special stylist Tiffany is. When I decided to get my first curly cut, I began reading the reviews for my state, and chatted with other board members who live nearby about stylists and salons. While there are probably a dozen curl specialists that would have been a significantly shorter trip for me, I never even considered them due to Tiffany's reputation of being the Best. Before setting my appointment with Tiffany, and making the 9 (yes, NINE!) hour round trip drive to St Pete, we had a phone consultation. As any curly girl knows, it's a bit of a scary proposition to try a new stylist. Tiffany made me feel so comfortable, did such a good job of foreseeing issues I *might* run into, educating me about my hair type as we went along, offering great tips. She listened to me, and to what *I* was looking for with my hair. It was obvious to me that she cares about each and every one of her clients, and truly loves what she does. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, and I plan to continue making the trip for Tiffany to care for my hair. If you're ever in the state of Florida, it would be well worth your time to set up an appointment with her- you'll be so glad you did!

Stylist: Tiffany

I moved to Orlando from New York 3 years ago and I couldn't find a stylist that knew how to cut curly hair. After being able to go to Devachan in NY and then not being able to get a good curly cut I was going to go to NY just to cut my hair. Then Tiffany came along. Tiffany is fantastic!! She gave me a great cut and she was very thorough and took her time with me. I drove 1 hr and 40 mins to get my haircut with Tiffany and it was so worth it! Tiffany will be the only one cutting my hair.

REVIEWED BY: curly66  |  10.14.08

Stylist: Tiffany

I cant say enough about her. She was incredible. What a lady, what an educator, what a stylist. I cant believe my hair. I've never been more satisfied and happy with a cut and style. Everything she did, everything she taught, perfect.She cared so much about making me comfortable & at ease. Go straight to ESSENTIAL'S & see TIFFANY. You will search no more. I love my hair, finally!Thank you Tiffany, see you an couple of months !! Lisa

Stylist: tiffany (aka struttswife on the boards!)

First let me say tiffany did not give me my first deva cut, but she gave me the BEST! The time and care she puts into a clients hair is amazing! She also will teach you the correct way to treat and style your hair. The entire staff at essentials was FABULOUS! They made me feel so special and yet right at home! Her prices are a steal and she also has a discount for regular clients. check out my before and after pics here http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=56089 or feel free to email me with any questions. DON'T MISS OUT, SHE IS WONDERFUL!

Stylist: Tiffany

I drove 45 minutes from Tampa, but I would drive from anywhere in the state of Florida just to experience Tiffany's haircuts. I can't say enough about Tiffany. She managed to remove some significant damage from my hair(from repeated past straightenings)without making my hair look significantly shorter. She showed me how to acheive perfect curls at home and gave me a list of products I could buy at the grocery store. For the first time in my life, I love my hair the way it is naturally! Did I mention no frizz whatsoever - even in a drizzle?

REVIEWED BY: jill20  |  9.13.08

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

My stylist quit 4 months ago. I went to someone who said they had experience with curly hair they DIDNOT. I found Tiffany after searching different sites and found this one. She cut my hair 9 days ago and I love it. I don't get compliments on my hair I get compliments on my curls. I had someone for years that knew how to cut curly hair but as much as I love her I have never felt this free with my curls and I have never gotten the compliments I do now. Tiffany doesn't just cut your hair she councils you on how to take care of it. When she says call her anytime if you have questions she means it. Want great hair... Call Tiffany

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Since moving to FL over 3 years ago, I have been searching for the right hair stylist - and now my search has ended. Tiffany is wonderful and her cutting technique is great. She was attentive and able to provide me with information on the best way to care for my curls. I followed her advice and my hair has never looked better. Finally hair I can live with. Definitely see Tiffany...you won't be disappointed.

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I recently let a "stylist" thin my curly locks and was horrified when I saw the results. I started searching online for products, people, anything I could to salvage my hair. Luckily I found Tiffany at Essentials! I drove 2 hours to get there and it was more than worth it. I was so impressed and happy with my hair when she was finished that I literally shed a few tears. My hair has never looked so lovely. I had perfect curls! And the best part is she showed me how to get those perfect curls at home too. It is very simple, and you can't forget any of it because she hands you this pamphlet with everything on it. I'm thinking of laminating mine so I never lose it! I cannot do her justice in words, but I will always go back to her for every hair cut I get. She was so nice and really talked to me about my hair and never pushed products which was refreshing too. I left feeling beautiful and confident in my ability to create those lovely locks we all try to get each day!

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Don't look any further for another hair stylist for your curls! Tiffany is amazingly sweet and not only that she definitely knows how to give you the best cut for your curls through the Deva technique. My hair feels so much lighter and it does not have so much bulk and yet it still looks like I have a good amount of hair. She explains everything that she will do to your hair and teaches you how to best take care of your curls. Oh yeah and she has awesome curls herself as well (good sign of an awesome stylist).

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I am from the days of Dippity Doo and OJ cans to try to straighten my hair. I went to Essentials after reading a review about Tiffany....OMG!! I am finally OK with letting my hair be curly. She explained the processes to me and what products to use and with a little experience, I will have the perfect curls that she has....Tiffany is a CURLY HAIR EXPERT!!!! I am so glad I found her....and my the way.....I traveled 4 hours to get there, and although I was visiting, I will be going back there for my next haircut. Thanks Tiffany

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

All I can say is WOW! I have never had a stylist take their time with my hair the way Tiffany did. It was absolutely decadent. She explained everything she did as she went. My hair has never looked so good after a cut and style. She usually gives you a printout to take with you with instructions on how to take care of your hair. She was out of the printouts, but mailed one to me a week later. I will make the 2 hour drive again to get my hair cut by Tiffany.

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I just want to say Thank You Tiffany I love my hair!! Thats not something I have ever said about my hair I have been fighting with it all my life. I have been straightening my curly hair for many years. Then my two daughtars who have VERY cury hair.. encouraged me to go curly .. so I tryed my daughtar Bernadette found Tiffany We were so Blessed we both went to the salon. It was like a class on curly girl hair. It was a pleasure to get my hair styled.. Normally its very dispointing. And Tiffany made sure we were satisfied before we left the salon... I would recommened Tiffany to all you CURLY GIRLS Thanks Again Tiffany Gail Sciara

REVIEWED BY: mamafrk  |  6.5.08

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

I had my very first Deva cut with Tiffany this week and it was an amazing experience. She is just as friendly and sweet as everyone says she is, and does she know curly hair. This is the best hair of my entire life and I will continue to follow Tiffany wherever she goes. I can't say enough about her professionalism and her incredible knowledge and talent. I only wish she would have been around years ago, it would have saved me a lot of pain and grief. I can't recommend her and her services enough.

REVIEWED BY: Kat722  |  5.31.08

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Tiffany and her fabulous deva curl cutting technique -- my hair has never been so incredible!!!! I would definitely recommend her to anyone with curly hair. I saw her a few weeks ago and she is just so amazing. I really notice the difference in the curliness of my hair and so have my friends and family. So far, I have referred 2 of my curly friends to see her :) She takes the time to carefully examine each curl -- in addition to looking great, I felt great, because she makes it so relaxing! Thanks again, Tiffany -- YOU ROCK!!!

REVIEWED BY: c1arita  |  5.28.08

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

Yes,for those of you that have been seeking her out, this is the same Tiffany that previously worked at Salon Tru, aka StruttsWife on the board. She is the most amazing stylist and such a wonderful person to spend time with. Her mastery of the Deva technique is evident. She takes as much time as necessary to find out what you want and to do the actually dry cut. You truly feel that you are her priority, and she will not let you leave without the best cut, style and guidance you can possibly receive. I had to travel a couple of hours, and it is so worth the trip. I will continue to do so in the future. The salon owner also seems to show a great interest and support in the deva/curly hair process, and everyone was extremely friendly and accomodating-a very comfortable place to go to get the best hair care available! :-)

Stylist: Tiffany Anderson

After two years of being afraid of having my hair cut, I found Tiffany on the Deva site and decided to take a chance. Now there is no way I will EVER go to anyone else, even though it's a 45 minute drive for me. Not only is she Deva-trained, she knows curly hair better than ANYONE else I've ever met!!! Her own curls are breathtaking and since she has also gone through every horrible curly girl hell there is, she understands every fear, every problem we face. She also explained how to use your products and what they do for you more in depth than anything I've ever heard before, plus she has this nifty little brochure you can take home with you that explains everything so you don't have to try to remember it all. My hair looks AMAZING and better than it ever has in my life! RUN, do not walk to this woman and put yourself in her talented hands. You will NOT be sorry!!!

REVIEWED BY: Guest  |  1.9.08