User Reviews (28)
Natalie was as sweet as ever. This was my first time getting my hair done at her salon and it won't be the last. I had a terrible experience previous to hers - my hair was down to my waist; long story short I ended up with hair at my shoulders. I asked for a color and trim - I got nothing close to what I asked for at the other salon; I was in her shop for 6 hours and at no point did she admit she took on more that she could handle.
Luckily, I didn't give up on finding a curly stylist and found Natalie. As soon as I walked in she was very kind. You can tell she is a geniunely good person - she is very positive and encouraging. And she knows her stuff about curly hair too! I explained my situation and that all I wanted was a shapeup / trim. I want to grow my hair back out and she understood that it must have been horrible to have 3+ years of growing my hair just gone. She was patient and only took off about an inch at most and gave a few shorter layers.
What I appreciated the most was she did EXACTLY what I asked for. She gave her opinion, but ultimately she asked me what I wanted and delivered. I said I used a mousse at home, so instead of using a lot of cream, she also used mousse. She asked if I wanted to purchase products, but she was not at all pushy. She also said she wanted me to leave happy. If I got home and hated my hair with my own products in it or it looked off, I needed to call her and she would fix it. And, if I did buy a product and tried it to find out I didn't like it I could just bring it back. I LOVED hearing this.
You can tell she loves what she does and she wants her clients to be just as happy when they leave her salon.
Natalie is the best stylist/curly hair expert I have ever met and has kept me coming back for years. She knows just how to cut/style/color naturally curly hair which is a skill very few people can master. She always leaves my hair with absolutely BEAUTIFUL color and cut! I was never able to find another stylist as skilled as her before moving to St. Louis. Perfect every time, so glad to have found her!
Natalie was very encouraging and taught my 9 year old to embrace her curls. She went through step by step showing us how to achieve the best results. She loves her new hair cut and the curls look so nice. Natalie is right on with her advice. She is genuinely a great person. She has been blessed with a talent for cutting curls. She is amazing and we will be back!
Natalie does a great job at what she does. It took me awhile to decide who i wanted to go to for my haircut because it's been years since i've really had a hairdresser and not really too trusting about anyone doing my natural hair, especially cutting it. I have curly/kinky 3c/4a hair and wanted it layered to reduce detangle time while still keeping my length and it shaped up because it had no shape, just a lot of hair on my head. I'm glad i went to Natalie, it's been about 3/4 weeks since i went and i've noticed it's so much easier and takes less time to part and detangle my hair, it still looks very thick and has it's length but doesn't weigh me down as much. I will continue to go to Natalie for my hair needs : )
I Highly recommend Natalie Clark Studio for all Curly Hair people! Natalie knows just how to cut, color and style my crazy head of hair! If only I had her expertise long ago! S
You did an amazing job on my daughter's hair. She smiled all the way home. It looked great this morning after she slept on it and was so easy to do after washing this afternoon. You are A M A Z I N G!
I had my first appointment with Natalie today. She is very professional, informative and knowledgeable. I got a great cut, and lots of new information on how to manage my curly hair as well as product information. I am very pleased and looking forward to my next visit.
Natalie is amazing! When I first started going to Natalie I had just started using the Deva Curl product line and my hair was finally starting to get under control. I used to always be wary of getting my hair cut because I had some horrible experiences in the past. A friend of mine recommended that I go to Natalie. I am so glad I took her up on that recommendation! Natalie always does an amazing job cutting my hair. She is so caring, kind and professional. My hair is now my "signature" thanks to this amazing woman. I wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else!
I didn't even understand that my hair was curly until I started going to see Natalie. As a wavy haired girl, I just thought I had crazy hair-- I didn't understand it could be calmed and beautiful. Natalie takes the time to speak with each client, talking about what they want/how much maintenance they want-- I have found this so valuable. I find it funny that there is a review complaining about the salon lofts setup-- my view of this is completely positive, Natalie's space is full of light and feels very comfortable. I've never been there or left there with anything other than a big smile on my face. I have recommended Natalie to all my friends and relatives, and noone has been disappointed.
I went to this stylist (Natalie Clark) in St. Louis, MO based on her affiliation with the DevaCurl site list of stylists and these fantastic reviews on naturallycurly.com. Her website is a 'Vagaro' site, I erroneously thought this was the name of the salon, it's not, it's some kinda $25 a month add your own biz domain. The site comes off as pretty impressive, it makes her look very professional and you envision this nice uptown place awaits you. Her email confirmation was very personable. All llooked and sounded great! Now for the reality, the salon is in a somewhat bad area, the building is very old and it's a collection of tiny cubby holes, each one housing a different stylist, none are affiliated. So it's all random indy operators in what looks like an old flop house. No receptionist, you wait out in a dark, cramped hallway area. The room where you receive service is extremely tiny and not super clean. First thing she suggested was to put a 'glaze' on my hair (glazes are a no-no for curlies/wavies). I argued with her about the glaze and she opted to skip that and couldn't understand why I wouldn't want this service, "Most curlies complain about their hair not being shiny enough!" Glazes keep curly hair from being properly hydrated. Red flag number one. She used Paul Mitchell conditioning products with sulfates and alcohol in them (I found out afterwards by researching ingredients-this is apparently an inexpensive product I could buy myself anywhere, walmart, drugstore.com, etc.,). The dryer I sat under was probably 40 years old (not exaggerating) and was too hot (and not clean in the least, there was residue all over the inside of the hood part) and it had a wheel missing (It had to be wheeled out into the tiny hallway for me to sit under for 30 min) so she tusseled with that while I sat with my head getting cold and product dripping down my neck. Afterwards she finished me off with a terrycloth towel (frizz alert) that honestly didn't smell fresh, no gel and some kind of leave in conditioner that was kind of sticky and too heavy and weighed my curls down even more. She offered to put my hair in a ponytail afterwards vs. doing any sort of styling. Nice. I questioned her as to why my hair was limp and dry feeling, "Oh it'll be okay in a day or so..." If my hair was properly hydrated by a qualified curly stylist, it should have felt good THEN, not stressed out and dry for 2-3 days! Anytime I tried to state my case, I got, "I've been an operator for 20 years!" My hair was dry when I got home (and I paniced because the color seemed a bit lighter, but it just must have been because my hair was stressed and dry from the abuse), curls were drooping, my it was super frizzy and just stressed out. I also had red bumps on my scalp possibly from the too hot dryer or a reaction to the Paul Mitchell (I read reviews and several PPL stated they had similar reactions to this product) or a combo of both. If you read the DevaCurl website carefully, it states that they're not affiliated with the stylists listed in their salon finder and they simply took a workshop. Based on what happened to me, I can't believe this person even attended a workshop, she definitely didn't read CURLY GIRL, so I don't understand how she has a link off of there. She claims she was 'trained by Lorraine Massey' DevaCurl superstar. If she 'did' take a workshop, that's not 'trained by Lorraine Massey' personally as she implies. I MAINLY cannot believe the other perfect reviews on here. If you look carefully 17 out of 18, there are no pictures (save for one) and the people signed up, then posted the review and there is/was no other reviews or activity on any of them. I cannot hardly believe these are legitimate reviews based on her methods on my hair. So know your facts and WALK OUT if anything doesn't coincide with the CURLY GIRL book. I SHOULD have, but trusted her based on the fact she claimed to have been trained by Lorraine Massey/DevaCurl and she kept parroting how she'd done hair for 20 years. Thank godz I didn't get color done by her!!! RUN DON'T WALK!
To say that I am wary of haircuts is a major understatement. I had not had a salon cut in over 10 years on my curly 3c/4a curls and was in desperate need of shaping and getting rid on dead tangled ends. I was incredibly unhappy with my hair. After reviewing salons reviewed on NaturallyCurly.com, I decided on Natalie and I am so glad I did. The only time in my life I did not leave a salon in tears or so angry I could scream. She respects and understands curls and 1 month out I could not be happier with my hair. She really listened to what I wanted and gave great advice (such as rather than a drastic cut doing a more stepwise approach that would be more of a gradual change). I have fallen in love with my hair again and it is easier to manage and looks better that it has ever. I only wish I had found Natalie before my wedding 5 years ago. Wonderful, wonderful stylist. I cannot wait to go back. I recommend her without reservation.
I'm really excited about today because I have an appointment with Natalie! I went to her last June, by way of all the amazing reviews on this site, and couldn't have had a better experience. Natalie was friendly, knowledgeable, calm and very professional! I didn't know exactly what I wanted at first, which could make for some bad news with some stylists, but I never once felt nervous, apprehensive or concerned from the first cut to the last bit of gel! Natalie knows her stuff and it's so worth the 100 mile drive for me to be once of her clients! I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation!
The first time in my almost 50 years of being a curly girl that I left a hair salon truly happy. Natalie spent three hours with me...listening to my concerns, what I was hoping for, and talking me step-by-step through what she thought was best. I LOVE my curls...she brought them back to life. Thank you Natalie!! I will be back!
I went to see Natalie for the first time and it was the BEST experience ever. She is such a great stylist. She is so personable and it was a great time. She explained everything she was doing and recomended products and color. I let her cut my hair how ever she wanted and I LOVED IT!!!!! She is a real artist with curly girl hair. Thanks Natilie!!!!!!
I am a girl who truly loves her curls now, Thanks to Natalie. I went to her for my first curly girl cut. I quickly discovered that Natalie is a curl genius!!! She explained everything as she was cutting and using the product, and answered my questions. By the end of the appointment my mouth was to the ground. My curls never looked better. Natalie helped me realize that my curls can be the stuff of envy. I highly recommend Natalie Clark at the Salon Lofts, to the girls in St. Louis who need to embrace their curls.
Natalie is an absolute expert at styling curly hair. I have spent a large amount of time and money trying to control my hair since it changed from wavy to curly a few years ago. By the time I found Natalie I was pretty discouraged, but she was wonderful. She really listened and knew exactly what to do that would work with my individual curl pattern and look good on me. After my first visit my hair was easy to style, weather-proof, and always attractive. I couldn't believe the compliments I received! I highly recommend Natalie Clark for anybody with curly hair.
Natalie was so helpful! I walked in not knowing how I really wanted my hair cut and styled but knowing that it needed to be done. She took the time to figure out what I was already doing to style it and gave me helpful recommendations to help get the look I wanted and to keep my hair healthy. She did a wonderful job with my hair cut. I could actually go straight out afterwards! Usually I run home from a hair cut and wash my hair before going anywhere. She did a great cut and style and I felt comfortable that I could recreate it at home!
I have been trusting Natlie with my hair since I happened upon her when I moved to St. Louis. The time and attention that she takes to find out what the client needs and wants and how she can truly highlight the clients' personality is so sincere. She strives to make sure that the client is comfortable and happy at all times. She is attentive and prompt with her appointments. I love that she has expertise with curly hair than you just don't find. Natalie provides not only a great service but a fantastic experience as well!
Natalie really knows her curls! I am so glad I found her. She makes my BIG hair cute and sassy! Thank you Natalie.
I always have such a lovely experience when I go get my haircut by Natalie. She is super friendly and is a curly hair expert. Natalie cuts my hair so it flatters my face and added shine to my locks. She also takes the time to discuss my haircuts. She is also a great colorist. I highly recommend her!
I went to Natalie based on the recommendation of a friend and the reviews I’d read online about her. I’m so glad I did! Not only is she super-friendly and easy to talk to, but she also REALLY knows curly hair. I’ve been using Deva products and the curly girl routine for years now, but she still gave me some awesome tips at my first appointment. She does a great job with my color and cut. She really listens to what you want, makes suggestions, and you walk out looking (and feeling) fabulous. I also LOVE that you can book online and that it sends you email reminders before your appointment – really works with my schedule. Check her out!
Even when I've gotten "good" hair cuts in the past, I never expected to leave the salon loving my hair. I always have to go home and re-style it because no one seems to know what to do with my hair. I just had my first hair cut with Natalie and I left the salon with my hair looking better than it ever has! She seriously knows what she is doing. I have had a "curly-girl" cut in the past, but this was a totally different experience....she is so passionate about what she does. Love it!
Mom my has been a long time client of Natalie Clark's and whenever I come to St. Louis from my home in NYC, I visit Natalie for a haircut. She is the ONLY person I would trust with my curly hair. In fact, after years of avoiding anything but a trim, I asked Natalie to trim my waste length curls up to my shoulders with long layers... something I have been afraid to do for years. It was the best thing that I ever did. Not only did she give me the best cut ever, but my hair is healthier and happier than it has been in forever. I have friends up in NYC who constantly ask if Natalie will be coming to the east coast so she can cut their curly 'dos as well!!! She is the BEST!!!
I always enjoy going to Natalie. I’ve been a client of hers for a year now. She has such a positive attitude and takes her time consulting before dying/cutting. I always want to try something different and she always has great ideas. Not everyone can cut curly hair. Natalie's expertise definitely shines through. She works diligently to ensure that the client looks and feels their best with their new style. I can't wait until my next haircut!
I am a curly-haired girl, and had been getting by with cutting and dying my own hair for years. I knew this wasn’t the best thing I should be doing, but every experience I had with hair salons in the past was not pleasant and I was never happy with the results… until I discovered the ultimate Curly-Haired Specialist, Natalie Clark. She completely saved my hair. After I had my first curly hair cut, my hair looked and felt more healthy and manageable. I was delighted that my hair had this much potential. I got compliments on my hair before, but Natalie maximized the beauty of my hair and now I get complimented all the time. I can throw my hair any which way and it lands just right every time because of the cut Natalie gave me. She also colored my hair with natural-looking highlights which made each curl stand out on its own. Having Natalie work on my hair is my favorite treat, and I am extremely grateful she is so good at what she does.
Natalie is the bomb! I've gotten nothing but great complements about my haircuts, since I've started going to Natalie. She is knowledgeable and personable and I couldn't recommend her more highly! She's done cut and color for me and I've been completely satisfied everytime. If you'd like to see for yourself, just email me and you can get 50% off your first visit. gr8tiff at hotmail.com
Natalie saved my hair! I'd been cutting it boy-short and coloring it crazy colors for years because my curls were unmanagable and color was dull. Natalie introduced me to sulfate free shampoo, gave me a natural highlight, and taught me how to work 'with' my curls instead of 'against' them. I get compliments nearly every day and my husband can't keep his hands off me! Natalie changed my look, which changed my attitude and my life!
I am a 44 year old curly girl. At times I have loved my curls, other times, not so much. Since hitting my 40s I have begun experiencing the "joys" of thinning hair! I have been to two other curly hair specialists in the area, and while they supposedly received the same training and utilized the same "curl by curl" dry cutting technique, the end result was really nothing special. Natalie cut my hair for the first time and she has set my curls free! My hair is sooo adorable, bouncy, and has a chic style that I wouldn't have even thought possible! I feel younger, sexier, much more stylish, and heck, even thinner (although my hair looks and feels thicker). My hair has life and movement. If you've ever watched "What Not to Wear" and saw the awesome cuts given by hairstylist Nick Arrojo and thought, "I wish I could get a cut like that" then by all means, GO TO NATALIE! You will not be disappointed, I promise!