Last month we shared 20 curl friends you should be following on Instagram for curly hair inspiration, and this month we’re taking it a step further by providing you a list of top curly hair experts to help you achieve your hair goals. These experts are some of the most sought after textured hair stylists in the industry. These stylists come with a wealth of curly hair experience and techniques that will have your curls flourishing.
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1. Shai Amiel (@shaiamiel“>
Shai Amiel, better known as “The Curl Doctor”, is a celebrity stylists known for transforming the curls of Tamera Mowry-Housley. With over 20 years of curly hair experience, Shai Amiel has perfected the craft of caring for curly hair. Shai is the curly hair expert for many television talk shows and news outlets. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, be sure to visit Shai at his salon, in Studio City, California.
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2. Quarita Futrell (@qfutrellhair“>
Quarita is a hair designer, trichologist practitioner, and self-proclaimed hair master based in Washington, DC. She specializes in transforming lifeless hair of all textures from tragic to magic. Her new eGuide, 10 Steps to Reawakening Your Curls, is perfect for textured beauties wanting a simple guide breaking down the steps needed to transform curls.
3. Shalleen Kaye-Jones (@stylequeenbeauty“>
Shalleen is a highly sought after Virginia textured hair stylist who bridges the gap between the DIY naturalista and the beauty professional. She specializes in helping naturalistas obtain and maintain healthy natural hair. Her twist out method is one of the best. Follow Style Queen Beauty for all professional hair tips and techniques you can do at home.
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4. Black Curl Magic (@iamblackgirlcurls“>
Black Curl Magic’s goal is to take the stupid out of natural hair care. Black Curl Magic has quickly become one of the most popular accounts for textured hair beauties to receive simple guidance for styling and maintaining natural hair. Aeleise Jana and Aishia Strickland are the co-founders whose mission is to help curl friends “turn wash day into wash hour and craft dope a** styles that last”. If you’re looking to learn about the science of caring, styling, and choosing products, then you want to follow Black Curl Magic.
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5. Aeleise Jana (@hairloveart“>
If you desire a simplified hair routine, then Aeleise Jana is the stylist for you. With over 10 years as a curl educator and visual artist, Aeleise calls herself the queen of the Hydrate and Define Wash and Go. Aeleise provides simplicity and empowerment to curly natural haired women. When you visit Aeleise’s salon in Fayetteville, Georgia, you won’t find low quality products or eight hour wash days. She is also one half of Black Curl Magic and Cut It Kinky.
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6. Aishia Strickland (@chocolatecurlsbeauty“>
Aishia Strickland is a curly hair specialist and educator who is fluent in tight curls. She is the co-founder of Black Curl Magic and is responsible for the 30 Day Hair Detox and the Curl Goals Styling Guide Series. Aishia is a contributing writer to blackdoctor.org where she has garnered over 1 million views for her article “7 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Using Coconut Oil and Shea Butter on Your Hair”.
7. Cut It Kinky (@cutitkinky“>
Co-founders Aishia Strickland and Aeleise Jana created Cut It Kinky to help stylists receive professional tight curl education. Cut It Kinky focuses on the art, science, and business of curls for license cosmetologists and stylists. The Cut It Kinky Digital Mastermind is the the first hybrid digital/live education + mentoring membership for tightly curly hair care practitioners. The dynamic co-founders also offer hands on live classes where stylists spend two days learning cutting and styling techniques. Don’t worry if you’re not a stylist because Cut It Kinky shares curly tips for both non-professional and professional curl friends.
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8. Kimberly “Kimistre” Coleman (mystylistkimistre“>
Kimberly Coleman is no stranger to creating chemistry with curly hair beauties. She is based in Washington, DC, where she is known as the Finger Coil Queen. Kimistre is trained to give precise curly cuts, especially tapered cuts. When she’s not slaying finger coils, she’s teaching clients the importance of hydration through steam treatments and high quality products.
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