I'm Neel, owner of Neel Loves Curls Hair Salon in Melbourne, Australia.

When I was in Sydney in 2005, I went to a hair seminar which taught me about cutting curly hair dry. Sadly, there aren't many places in Australia that teach curly hair so I went to America to learn the DevaCurl technique. I've only just opened up my curly/wavy hair salon so I have much to learn about running a business.

In the next 5 years I would like to train someone up and give my passion for curls to the next generation of hairdressers.

I am always inspired to learn more...

I never want to think I know everything. But the thing that inspires me the most is when a client says "WOW!" after their haircut. If you have passion in your job that helps you stand out. I find most hair salons soulless experiences so I had hand crafted gowns made and my salon is a theatre and the washing area is a jungle with jungle music whilst I wash/deep treatment your curls.

In Melbourne, everyone wants volume and big hair.

I can only speak for Melbourne in Australia but red and coppers are hugely popular on the north side of the city. As I only cut curly hair, I have definitely noticed more clients asking for more voluminous curls.. to show them off more!

I want my clients to go home knowing that...

They aren't the only person with their hair type. I send loads of clients to blogs and forums to help inspire them to embrace their curls.

Your curls are like a plant.

You are the gardener and you need the right ingredients for your curls! Oh, and NO SULFATES, and NO SILICONES!

You can check out my blog and keep up with me here.

And visit my Facebook page for salon details, hours, and photos!