- Leo Freeman
Jan 05, 2011 - I first met Leo because of the ad that popped up on this site. I'm so glad I clicked on it and made an appointment. At the time, I was transitioning from absolutely hating my hair and using a relaxer once or twice a year to becoming a Deva devotee. I had already stopped relaxing and was using Deva products, but my hair was still a mess! Leo was the first stylist I can remember who actually took the time to examine my hair rather thoroughly and talk to me about what I loved or hated about it. She was really interested in discovering what "look" would work best for me. She was trained by Lorraine Massey herself, back when she still ran the workshops herself. She does a dry cut and takes her time, granted this can be VERY time consuming, but ultimately it's so very worth it. Also, she uses Deva products almost exclusively and has trained her assistants (fab girls too!) how to do the Deva style wash and condition AND even more importantly, they use super absorbant towels and do the hand scrunch dry. No rubbing or turbans from these girls! It marked the first time in my entire life I ever felt truly happy with a cut that left my hair curly - usually I'd only be satisfied if they cut and then blow dried - Leo and I let it air dry to get a good look at how it was going to take shape. From the first visit to the last (Sadly, I can't afford her right now because of my budget constraints, but I'd go back in a heartbeat if I had more $) I can honestly say that I was supremely happy with the service she provided. As the quality of my hair continues to improve, I know that it all got started with Leo's magic!