- Christina Carsillo
Jul 07, 2012 - Discovering 'Curly Girls' was an life-changing event for me and I embraced the CG/no Poo lifestyle from that day on. But while liberating myself from the hairdryer and round brush was easy, getting the best out of my thick, coarse, 2c clumps was like a long trek that never ended. I didn't seem to find the right products, fretted over the right method to maximize any chance of true curls and the right cut. I tried a couple of salons mentioned on this site, but even there I was disappointed - they insisted on shampooing my hair and wet-cutting it, and took way too much trouble styling it (when I know that I never have the time nor the talent to reproduce their results). So I took the plunge. I decided it was time to splurge on me. And I have to say I couldn't be happier.The salon is unassuming and quiet (appointment only) and you are made welcome from the get go. From the minute Christina touched my hair, I knew I was in the right place! She knew the problem spots (very heavy thick section on back right), identified a problem I didn't have a clue about (oily scalp), decided on a style based on my face shape (the only stylist ever to voice a thought about my longish oval face) and then gave me an age appropriate cut. Throughout the entire visit, Christina showed me how to use the products correctly for my type of hair and to achieve the desired effect; I watched in a mirror while she showed me how best to apply gel yet let the waves remain 'loose', and how to dry my hair upside down with paper towel properly (not how I had been doing it!) Long story short, I left the salon lighter in wallet, but feeling so good that I felt lighter in spirit! I look like a different person in the mirror, but I still look like ME, not what someone thinks I should look like. And most importantly, I feel more in control of my hair - I am sure that I will be able to take care of my waves from here on, thanks to Christina!