User Reviews (7)
I never write reviews, whether good or bad but I had to this time especially since I called Amy Jo to discuss this but she would not return my call. I'm new to the area and was looking for someone who specialized in curly cuts. I met with Amy Jo for a consultation and she seemed very comfortable with cutting my hair. The one thing I talked about consistently was I wanted to keep my length. She even said she would start out slow and I can always come back for her to tweak it. She did the exact opposite, she did not hold back and she cut away my length. I went in with hair hanging well below my shoulders and after her cut, I have hair above my shoulders. I've had curly cuts by many people and while the techniques differ, I've never had anyone to seriously compromise my length in order to blend my curls. My guess is Amy Jo just isn't seasoned with cutting more spiral like curls that shrink and for that reason alone she should have been conservative or said she was not comfortable with doing my hair. With a curly cut you come in with your hair as you style it, your hair is cut based on how it falls in its natural state. She actually pulled apart my curls, which caused them to hang longer and I truly believe that's where she made the mistake. Even after I was styled I thought maybe she didn't put enough product on my hair which will cause my hair to drastically shrink. It wasn't until I got home and tried to put my hair up in a scrunchie and was unable to, that I realized what she had done. My hair in the front just doesn't grow much so my guess is I will never get that length back, my back grows faster so hopefully that will grow back but it will take years. Meanwhile, I'm stuck with something I hate and there's nothing I can do about it. You just shouldn't advertise something you are not specialized in doing. Besides her not even calling me back, what upsets me the most is she could have been very conservative and we could have worked together and had me come back a few times to get both of us comfortable with where I needed to be (which is what she said she would do) or just simply trim my ends for a straight cut. I truly believe if she had done this I would be a happy, repeat customer. Instead I'm unhappy, I hate this cut and I can't even wear my hair in all the styles I love, like a long sleek side ponytail. No stylist would dye someone's hair blonde when they asked for jet black hair so why on earth would you cut someone's hair short, when they asked you to leave their hair long? It doesn't matter if it looks right, the point is it's not what they asked for.
Amy Jo went to the day training in Deva cuts and offer a "curly" cut which is somewhere in between. It's like getting a dry Ouidad cut. She did a horrible job styling my hair after. I went in with beautiful soft curls and left with stingy waves and some pieces straight combed with gel. I was able to hold off on crying in the salon because I knew that she styled it badly and it would look different after I did it myself. I went straight home and re did my hair. I think she did a horrible job. I waited 2 months to write a review because I wanted to be able to have a full picture of my hair before I wrote a bad review. I have very uneven hair, it looks bad. There have been some curls I've had to cut my self to try and even it out... There are still some LARGE chunks that are two inches shorter than the rest of my hair. I will never go back and don't think that any one should
Amy Jo did a great cut for me. I used to go to DC and Baltimore for cuts but now just have a short drive.
Stephanie is the other curly hair cut stylist un the salon. I absolutely LoVE her! Although expensive, it is worth the price for the quality care you receive every time.
I have been going to Amy Jo for years. She's always done a wonderful job cutting my curly hair compared to other stylists. I have seen a huge difference in my hair now that she's doing the "Curly Cut". It is expensive ($75), but I only need a haircut every 3 months. My hair does not get split ends like it used to and I don't have to put my hair up in a ponytail because I'm disgusted with it! Amy Jo knows about the curly hair products first hand because she has curly hair too! I highly recommend Amy Jo. I wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else!
I've been going to a salon in Maryland (over an hour away) to get a Ouidad cut for the past several years. At $125 I only go about 2 times a year. After reading a review on this website about Amy Jo I decided to give it a try. She was terrific!! As many of you know it's scary going somewhere new. She is trained in the DevaCurl cut and I am so pleased with the way my haircut turned out. Not to mention it was only $70 and only 15 minutes from my house! From now on this is the salon I will go to. She was extremely patient with my many concerns and crazy questions, I highly recommend her for anyone in the area with curly hair!
I've had two decent hair cuts in my 20 year curly hair history. They were both flukes - until Amy Jo. She's trained in the DevaCurl technique. She rocks. She understands curly hair and does a phenomenal cut. Can't afford this cut often ($70), but it's worth every penny.