- Bakersfield, California, United States
May 11, 2008 - I LOVE KIM! Wowzers! Me and my uber long curls relocated to Bakersfield a little over 2 yrs ago. (I used to live in the S.F. Bay Area.) I desperately missed my stylist from the Bay who helped me to take good care of my curls, so naturally I was crazy nervous about finding someone to cut my hair out here in NoMansLand.
I waited a ridiculously long 18 months before I even dare to try finding a stylist who took curly hair seriously. And when I began looking for a salon/stylist, I was saddened to discover that many of the salons/stylists here wanted to cut my hair then straighten it!
( Cuz' straight hair is all the rage here. :rolley-eyes: )
Yikes! All I wanted was a great cut to show off my awesome curls.
After many a Google search, I stumbled upon NaturallyCurly.com and found the 2 lone reviews about Kim, the owner of Headquarters. Since I've great experience with Aveda products, I anxiously made an appointment.
After 2 crazy stupid hot summers here in Bakoville, I knew that me and my super long curls needed to part. I simply could not stand the weight & heat of them on my hot little head any longer! So when I arrived, I explained to Kim how I was ready for a drastic change. She asked me repeatedly to confirm my desires to go short, (to make sure I wouldn't end up with buyers remorse!), and I gave the go-ahead.
She cut 80% of my hair while dry, taking great care to help the curls fall into their naural position in a fabulously cute, short, edgy style. After washing my hair she only added a little serum and curl creme to keep my locks on full bounce mode-and MY HAIR LOOKED CRAZY BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE IT! <3
I've been back a few more times since and Kim's service is always supreme. She listens very well and gives helpful input whenever I ask. She excellent at explaining how/why your hair will/will-not pull off a particular style. And easily can create one for you based upon your hopes for your hair.
When I expressed greater interest in how to care for my curls, she even located books and showed them to me at my follow-up appointments-that's dedication!
I'm such a proud devotee that I recently took my 8 yr old daughter to have Kim cut her curls FOR THE FIRST TIME! My kiddo had NEVER had her curls cut before, and Kim took excellent care of them.
I am one CRAZY SUPER HAPPY customer. :)