- Christina Carsillo
Dec 23, 2012 - I live in Hawaii and don’t get to the mainland too often, but when I do, I try to make the most out of every trip. This trip while visiting friends and family in Atlanta, I decided to get a haircut. I had been hearing a lot of buzz about the deva cut and thought surely Atlanta would have quite a few deva certified stylists. With that in mind, I began my web search. Over and over again, the name Christina Carsillo continued to pop up. So after reading her bio, browsing her website, and reading about how great she was with curly hair, I figured that I’d give her a shot. I sent an email to schedule an appointment and later that night I received a response that Christina could see me two days later. On the day of my appointment, I walked in and was immediately welcomed at the door. Was even offered drinks and snacks. Christina was finishing up another head. Meanwhile, another stylist with a bubbly personality (can’t remember his name) gave me a questionnaire to fill out that gathered bits and pieces about my hair routine and personality. I imagine they do this to get an idea of who you are and what your daily hair routine is. By the time I finished the questionnaire, Christina was over introducing herself and rummaging through my curls. As she tried to determine my curl pattern, she gave me styling and maintenance advice according to what I had written on the questionnaire. Her knowledge of curly hair was astounding. Anywhoo, to make a long story short, I walked in to Christina’s salon with curl patterns that ranged from 2b to 3c all pretty much one un-even length that reached mid back. My ends were split and my hair lacked any shape. As I expressed what I envisioned for my curls, she began to work her magic on my dry curls. At first I was a little concerned when I saw the long pieces falling to the floor. And for a moment, I wanted to cry out, NO! Don’t cut so much, but instead I held my breath an watched the long pieces hit the floor. She finished the cut and I was still uneasy about what had just taken place (my hair was now in an afro state). After the cut, I was led to Joy, the Shampoo stylist. Joy did a fantastic job washing and deep conditioning my hair. Her technique almost put me to sleep. My curls were then dried with a diffuser. As each moment passed, I saw my newly layered curls come to life. I couldn’t believe my eyes, my curls were curling perfectly. Moment by moment I began to fall in love with my new cut! By the time they were finished diffusing my hair, I was grinning from ear to ear. Christina put so much life into my curls. I have never had anyone else bring this much life to my hair. I will definitely be coming back at least 3 times per year. Hawaii or not, there’s no distance far enough to keep me from her. She is truly amazing.