- Erik Emblen
Jul 30, 2010 - To be fair, coloring, cutting, styling my hair is no picnic. It's so fine it tends to form little curly dreadlocks BUT only the top couple of layers. Underneath it's barely wavy at all, just fine and tangly. What does this mean? It means that I've spent a lot of time hiding, rocking, cursing, crying and hating lots of stylists after they proclaimed to understand curly hair then given me a girl mullet, pyramid head or worse. I had gotten to the point where I was resolved that no one would cut my hair at all. Ever. That's what Erik was up against. He was my one last chance prior to becoming Rapunzel-esque freakshow that hides at home with long scary church hair. Fortunately, the dude knows what he's doing and does it very very well. I left with the first hair cut I have ever loved in my entire life. I did NOT go home and immediately restyle it - I made my guy take me out to dinner so's I could show it off. My highlights were also fabulous - painted on by someone who has an idea how curls would actually highlight in the sun - and grew out beautifully. I'm not normally a gushy chick but truly, I cannot recommend Erik enough for anyone who's just about given up on her curly, rebellious, pain-in-the-butt hair. Call him - right now! Kandace H.