Jun 03, 2012 - I read a lot of info on what a great stylist that knew what to do with curly hair could help one achieve though trying to find such a stylist was not an easy task. I tried a Deva Curl specialist salon in Richmond and gave the receptionist my info & explained that not only was my hair curly, colored but very thick. Unfortunately for me the stylist had good ideas though was intimated by the amount of my hair, she did not know where to begin. She made a vain attempt, I went back she tried again, she fell very short of the mark, went back again & explained my dissatisfaction only to meet with the owner of the salon telling me she did not have time to help. The trip to Richmond took me one hour & forty-five minutes one way & had twice in two weeks. Needless to say, I was very disappointed and discouraged. A friend mentioned Courtney at Rudy & Kelly's. I read all her reviews & though!t what do I have to lose. I went for a free consultation, she discussed with me what she felt my problem areas were & what her game plan would be to achieve it. Wow!!! was I surprised & impressed. I know we still have a way to go but it already looks great. Yes, Courtney is a Deva Curl Specialist too, but without the rigid gyrations of separating strands of hair, etc.their techniques made it time consuming & unreasonable applications for today's lifestyles. Courtney took the same info streamlined, it works and my hair looks fabulous. She repaired the over processed coloring, which on curly hair just adds more frizz and diminishes curl. She took time her time to make sure she explained what each step would entail, came up with a plan, reaffirmed that we were on the same page and made it happen. The color looks natural, hair is easy to manage, holds its curl I just give my curls a fresh spritz which takes about 2 minutes and that's it. Now I know what I need to do to make the best out of my naturally curly hair and I owe it all to Courtney. She's knowledgeable, professional, loves her job & is a very pleasant person.The staff works together to make your experience at Rudy & Kelly's an enjoyable experience. I have found my new stylist.