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Diane Montalto
Jan 26

dianemary126's Latest Product Reviews

Ouidad Curl Recovery Curl Defining Styling Souffle

Apr 18, 2015 - Impressed is an understatement! I have 2c/3a color treated, chemically damaged curls I am looking to bring back to life. Usually after the shower I need a cocktail of AT LEAST 4 products to get my hair to look decent. For the first time ever, I can use one and just one product after the shower and get amazing results! This is super moisturizing so there is no need to use a leave in conditioner with it. It has perfect amount of hold, not stiff or crunchy,adds some shine, tames frizz and makes my curl definition pop. A little goes a long way. I apply it in section by section using Ouidad's "Rake and Shake" styling technique. I never want to be without this product, I only hope it does not get discontinued.

Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-down Extreme Repair Mask

Apr 18, 2015 - i have 2c/3a color treated, bleach damaged curls. this mask, along with the whole dry recovery line is absolutely amazing. This is a new holy grail! a little goes a long way and it has a pleasant, light smell. it leaves my hair so soft, detangles effortlessly and gives new life to my droopy curls. Ouidad truly makes some of the best products out there!!!!

Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Conditioner

Mar 26, 2015 -

I didn't use this as a normal rinse out conditioner because I used the masque after shampooing however I used this as a leave-in conditioner. It has the same warm, delicious smell as the shampoo and oil treatment from this collection. It is nice and rich for a regular conditioner. Right away on wet hair my hair felt so soft and looked more shiny, but when my hair dried it felt stiff and starch like. I was disappointed.

dianemary126's Latest Salon Reviews

Ouidad - New York, New York, United States

Apr 24, 2015 -

My experience at the Ouidad salon was amazing from the second I walked into the salon until I left! I have been a fan of the great products for years but never had the signature curly cut. My stylist was the super talented Jason. Quick backstory: I had really long hair that has been breaking off for months due to bad bleaching months ago. It even ruined my curl pattern a bit unfortunately. Devastated & not used to short hair I knew I needed to get it shaped to grow out healthier and stronger than ever. Jason listens! If you have fear of haircuts, which I think is normal for curly girls, GO SEE JASON! I was concerned because some of my broken pieces were super short and I didn't want the rest of my hair to match it. He understood and respected my wish. He listened to me leaving as much length as possible but shaping my hair so my loose curls would fall better. He also asked me questions to confirm he understood what I was asking him about the results of my cut. Excellent attention to detail! I admitted the sound of "carve & slice" was super scary but in reality the cut wasn't. He explained the technique in details and how each cut is done to mimic the natural curl pattern in order to have curls puzzle in like a puzzle piece. He also said the cut is tailored to each and every individual and it all depends on the client's desired end result and hair texture. Somehow after he cut, and he didn't cut a lot of hair (thank God) my curls fell flatter to my head and looked longer than before hand! The carve and slice is done to avoid that dreaded pyramid and triangle. I also got a deep treatment which was amazing and left my hair very soft and shiny. He then styled my hair using the "rake and shake" technique explaining how I can recreate it at home. I took away so many tips and learned so much it was wonderful. At the end he also showed me how I can style and pin it back with cute braids and such. He also brought me a delicious latte and a lemon water and checked up on me when I was under the dryer for the deep treatment and to dry my hair. The chairs are the sink were nice and comfy. Not only did I get a great haircut, but I went away with knowing how to style and care for my hair at home. I can't rave about my experience enough. The whole staff at the salon were pleasant, respectful and kind. I could not have asked for a better experience and I plan on returning for my trims every few months so Jason can keep my hair in tip top condition. I also was observing other clients and every person leaving walked about with beautiful hair. My hair feels healthier already and my curls are springing back to life!

Marucci Hair Design - Staten Island, New York, United States

Oct 29, 2013 - if i can rate this salon 100 stars (scissors?) i would!! I have been a client of Lisa since she was at a different salon. I have been going to her over a year now. She is a magician!! Seriously, my hair never has looked so good until it was in her hands. Marucci Hair Design is a cute salon where you feel at home right away from the moment you go inside. The whole staff are extremely sweet, super attentive and want to make sure their clients are happy. Lisa taught me how to work with my curls so not only does my hair look great when she does it at the salon, but I can also easily recreate it at home. She also colors my hair and my color is shiny, bright & brilliant. She has a great eye for color. And let's say once in a while you want your curls straight (hey, we all need a change now and again right)- she gives the best blow out in the entire universe! Soe blow dries the hair with care, using heat protection making sure not to damage it. My hair was never so bouncy and straight without the use of a flat iron! It looked and felt like silk! My hair is light blonde and shiny and it is all thanks to her! I can't recommend this place enough! <3