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Melissa Stites -" There once was a curl"
14400 Pennsylvania rd.
Southgate, MI 48195
- (Rated 5/5 based on 23 Reviews)
User Reviews (23)
Hi Faithful Curly's @:) Me again. I have landed in a new home! I am so happy here and you will be too!! Still close to home, beautiful salon, beautiful staff, excellent service, and totally Curl friendly!! I plan on staying here, educating, and growing better each day. Constantly learning and educating clients and stylists alike everything I know about curls. Curly Care is my passion and I will shout it from the roof tops where ever I am <3 Thank you for sticking with me and following my website and facebook. Thank you for all of your support, messages and well wishes. Thank you for finding me and leaving reviews for others to find me as well.
Melissa Stites - www.thereoncewasacurl.com
Est. Curly since 1969 :)
Hey Curly Friends ! This is Melissa here @:) I am so sorry to announce that I am no longer at Anthony's Hair Inc. and there are no Deva stylists there trained in the Curly Girl Method. I'm in a wee bit of a flux right now so will you please follow me on F.B. and check out my website www.thereoncewasacurl.com for updated information? I am still working and taking new clients so no worries there. Thank you for all of your patience and understanding <3
I came to see Melissa because I was interested in improving the look of my hair. She started me on the CG journey, and even though it's only been a week, I can already see that my hair is on its way to better health. Melissa herself is incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and generous. I feel so comfortable with her and I look forward to seeing her again!
An absolutely wonderful haircut from a beautiful talented and amazing person! As her counterpart in Michigan I am honored to be a part of her circle.
Recently went to Anthony's hair Inc. and SUPER HAPPY!!!!! Melissa was an awesome stylist, super nice and VERY knowledgeable! I've been searching for a curly stylist for forever and I'm so happy Melissa was available and in MI! For starters my GPS took me somewhere else and I called the front desk they were super nice and helped me with directions and got there late. Still was super understanding, first time client, and I was greeted with smiles! Then Melissa immediately took me back assessed my hair and told me things I knew and didn't know. I recently cut my hair myself (bad idea) because of frustration from a previous stylist who gave me a botch keratin treatment which I regretted almost every day so I took shears and snipped unevenly away at the heat damage I found. She evened up my hair shaped it so nice, not the traditional mario mushroom that doesn't work for me. During wash she analyzed my hair and MY hair type, texture, porosity, elasticity and so on. Used great products I had and some I will be purchasing but not in a salesperson way. Explained that my Multiracial thick hair low porosity 3A-3C-4A I always thought I had and told I had is actually fine 3C high porosity hair that I have ALOT of and is still heat damaged which gives the 3A look and the 4A was actually the look and feeling of my under-moisturized 3C high porosity protein-deficient hair. Ugh Relief I now know HOW to properly treat my type of hair thanks to one awesome Deva Stylist! I can't wait to go back! Ive actually been getting more compliments on my curls since she's cut & shaped my hair too! Yay amazing what a curl shaping can do for my confidence!!! Can't wait to stay on my natural journey! P.S. I did tell Melissa prior that my hair does get straightened ever so often because of fashion shows or certain styles etc she completely understood and its totally not a weird horrible uneven cut when straight.
I'm not surprised that most of the reviews here are excellent! I got my first deva cut ever from Melissa, and I'm thrilled with the results. My curls haven't looked this good since I was a little girl. Melissa is very careful and analytical.... she thinks like a doctor about hair. Judging from the hair of another client of hers that I saw, Melissa is comfortable with any kind of curly hair. Another plus is that her prices for return clients are very reasonable...especially for people in the Ann Arbor/Plymouth area. In short, I highly recommend her. I'm going to try to drag the rest of the curlies in my family over for a cut as well.
I also was a first time client of Melissa, and I left the salon with a great experience. She was very knowledgeable about curly hair and was helpful in accommodating daily products to use for regular maintenance. Not only does she know so much about curls, she belongs the naturally curly community (she has these beautiful, thick red locks of coils), giving her a great understanding of what her clients need and want. While I was there I received my first dry cut with curly hair! No blow dryer or flat iron was needed, and my shape and curls were so pretty. I'm happy that I learned of this salon and met Melissa. I definitely will be returning for her services.
I visited this salon for the first time and was completely amazed by the friendly reception I received. Was greeted by my very enthusiastic curly stylist Melissa. She really took the time to help me understand my curly hair & went above and beyond any expectations that I had. So excited to finally be able to get a great haircut & use products that are really helping my curls evolve.
I must say that this was an experience! A great one! I have not been to a hair stylist in over 8 years - I have never left a salon happy until today. Melissa did an exceptional job and the Devacurl products are wonderful. I would recommend her and the products to any "curly girl". My hair was very long and I must admit I was actually having a pretty good hair day when I went in, but I stuck to my plan to get a lot chopped off. My hair now is just slightly above my shoulders with a side swipe bang - that I love - it was so worth it! I am very happy:)
Melissa does an amazing job at cutting curly hair. My cut surpassed all my expectations. I learned I was a curly not a wavy. I also learn some new techniques for getting conditioner into my hair. I have been a modified cg for a long time but I am going back to full cg now. I think once Melissa cuts your hair it would be hard to ever be happy going back to a non curly haircut.
I had my hair cut about three weeks ago by Melissa and have to say she did an amazing job! I will certainly be going back to her. I have been practicing the curly girl hair care routine for several years now and use Devachan products. We were immediately on the same page. Melissa is very friendly, easy to chat with, and interested in making sure your experience is good and you are satisfied with your cut. I'm so glad to find stylists who use Massey's method of cutting curly hair. I had been going to Marni Foster who is also amazing (Salon Spargo), but the location in Farmington Hills is inconvenient for me so I'm very happy to find another excellent stylists closer to home.
I can't even tell you how great my experience was with Melissa! For starters, she is very friendly and easy to talk to. She also has AMAZING curls. It is always a good sign when your stylist has great hair. When it came to the actual hair cut, I was extremely happy with the results. I asked to get about 5 inches cut off my hair (my hair is now a bit above BSL). Melissa spent a lot of time creating layers so my curls would fall nicely. The new cut is fabulous - my hair is lighter and curlier than it was before! Melissa is an expert about curly hair products (plus, her knowledge is in no way limited to Deva products). I consider myself to be quite knowledgeable about products/ingredients as I have been CG for about 2 years, but I learned a ton from Melissa. I absolutely love learning about new products, so this aspect of the Deva cut was really fun for me. She sent me home with a list of products that she thought would help me get the maximum amount of curl out of my wavy-curly hair. She also gave me various other tips like how to better distribute product into my long hair, how to properly clip my roots for volume (she even sent me home with a container of clips!), and techniques for getting wearable 2nd and 3rd day hair. My appointment was a week ago, and I have since been using the new products she suggested, along with some of my HG ones, and my hair looks SO AMAZING! I felt the need to write this review so everyone knows how great my experience was - I'm actually shocked that she doesn't have more reviews on here. I would definitely recommend Melissa to any curly girl!
I went to Anthony's for the first time because I saw all the great reviews of Melissa. When I got there, I was immediately taken aback because several employees were hanging around at the desk and not one of them asked my name or tried to help me. Instead, they were trying to decide on what to order for lunch. Very unprofessional. Eventually a man walked to the desk and saw what was happening. I believe it may have been the owner. Anyhow, he took my name and Melissa came out to see me. Melissa is very nice and very knowledgeable--if you have "normal" curly hair. By normal, I mean hair that is dry and difficult to manage. I have very fine, soft, curly hair. I immediately told Melissa I had no issues with frizz or dryness. I showed her the products I was using and told her I was having issues with my hair being flat and over-conditioned. I told her I wanted a cut and product recommendations that would help with volume. She agreed that I was over-conditioned and had a strange/different hair type. I thought things were sounding promising. However, I left disappointed. Now, don't get me wrong. Melissa is very nice, takes her time, and gives lots of suggestions. Unfortunately, I felt the suggestions were one size fits all. She put products on my already over-conditioned hair that made my hair flatter and more over-conditioned. She clearly used the same products on each curly that walked in the door. It didn't matter that my hair is so fine that I really couldn't handle the amount or type of products. The cut was ok. Not bad, but I've definitely had better. With all the hype about deva cuts, I expected a bit of a transformation. I suppose my expectations were too high. In any event, I won't be back. Melissa just wasn't for me.
I was very suprised, I didn't think I'd see an immediate change once I went but it was very obvious. I have super curly hair but alot of it has been damaged by pressing combs and blow-driers. Everyone there was very friendly something I didn't really expect. Melissa gives amazing tips and the process is quick and easy. I wasn't even in the chair for 2 hours like I though I'd be.
I have fine 2b hair (normal porosity and elasticity). I had my hair cut on April 5th 2012, and just a few short weeks later I discovered my waves. I went to Melissa just to fine-tune my cut to cooperate with my new wavy style. Melissa is a curly girl herself, and was doing curly-cuts long before she went to Deva school. She has been active on NC.com from its infancy and is in tune with the latest curly girl product and technique buzz. She knows her stuff and she's very good at what she does. She didn't just cut my hair, but she gave me loads of styling and care tips. Melissa is simply fabulous. If you live in MI/IN/OH you must make the trek to see her! She's worth the trip. A+++
Melissa was fantastic! I have wavy, 2a/b hair and wanted to make the most of it, so I went to visit her. She was extremely knowledgable about the CG method and how to make the most out of the little curls that I have. She went over washing technique with me, and showed me which products to use and exactly how much. It was fantastic. I would highly recommened her to any curlies or wavies in the MI area. I drove 2 hours for my cut and I will be doing it again :)
Took my daughter and myself to Melissa for a DevaCut and style, I had spoken with Melissa for 2 weeks via NC & FB about what we were hoping to get out of visit, She was very friendly and interested in all I had to say. When we finally met I felt like I had known her forever. She took her time and explained (to myself and my daughter 15) every step, even gave my daughter a mirror to watch the "wash" process. I am trying to grow my hair long and asked for no length taken off for the cut, which for the first time in my salon expirence lifetime was not only understood, but listened to. Curls were trimmed and airated to fall perfectly in line with the next, but not shortened. My daughter was beyond happy with her results and came away with the knowledge of how to recreate the frizz free, flat curls herself.
Melissa has been doing my hair for many years. I wouldn't have any other stylist touch my hair. Not only does she do a wonderful job in cutting and styling my hair, she is very informative and knowledgable when it comes to hair, especially curl's. I don't have curly hair but I have a natural curl that she will show me how to style. She attending the Deva school in New York and came back with wonderful ideas. She changed my mind when it comes to shampoo. I would buy whatever is on sale and now I will only wash/condition my hair with Deva No Poo products. There is a major difference in my hair because of this product. If you want more info on her check her out on face book under "There once was a curl". You'll be glad you switched to Melissa at Anthony's.
Melissa has been cutting my hair for 18 years and I would never go to anyone else. My hair is naturally wavy. Although, it does seem to be getting curlier as I get older. Melissa knows what cuts look good on me. If I come in with a picture, she will alter it ever so slightly so it will go with the shape of my face and still look like the picture. She is absolutely amazing. She knows how to work with my curls so my cut looks great whether I style it curly or straighten it. I love you, Melissa ;)
Love, love love Melissa! If you are a curly, swavy, or kinky haired girl, Melissa is the stylist for you. Melissa has a ton of knowledge on hair, product & styling of curly girls. She is also Deva trained and gives personal attention to every aspect of your curls. Different weather brings different problems to curlygirls, but it doesn't have to be a problem anymore! Every product Melissa recomended has worked for me. I now LOVE my curls. If you are tired of fighting your curls and trying to still blowdry & straighten then you need to make an appointment with Melissa and learn to love your curls! The Deva cut & color w/pintura highlights has made my hair so bouncy & shiny. I have recieved so many compliments on my hair! Stop fighting your curls and start loving them, I did. Thank you Melissa! Your AWESOME, Laura
i am writing another review because my first one seemed to disappear off of this site!! please ask for melissa stites. she is the most incredible curly hair artist. she will give you a fabulous cut and make your curls look shiny, bouncy, and healthy. she is passionate about her work which is evident by looking at all her clients. melissa is incredibly knowledgeable in her field. she will be honest with you and educate you on how to keep your hair "salon beautiful" and have "great hair days" everyday. i highly recommend melissa!!! 5 star plus rating!! she truly is the best of the best!!! bravo melissa!!! you've made so many "curlies" happy!!! xo.
if you're looking for one of the best artists to make your curls look fabulous then, you've come to the right place!!! ask for melissa stites. what sets her apart from other hair artists?? her incredible attention to detail and her love for curly hair which is evident anytime you see her at work. do you want shiny, bouncy, flawless curls? do you want to know how to care for your curls? and, do you want to be able to reproduce the gorgeous look that you will receive from melissa? if you said yes to the questions then you have truly found the best person to care for your curls! she is highly recommended!!! melissa is the best of the best in curl care and education. she is honest and such a gifted "curlista"!!! she should receive more than a 5 star rating! bravo melissa for making us curlies more beautiful and having a good hair day everyday!!!
I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Melissa, I have specialised as a stylist in curly hair for 27 years, and on my own for life. I became a hairstylist to figure out how to do my own and have been on a mission ever since. I have read these board faithfully, talked and trained with some of the popular stylist on these boards, and have receintly trained for 3 days in N.Y. with Devachan. I am working at Anthony's Hair inc. in Allen Park, Mi. and loving every minute of it. I have a a facebook page named " There once was a curl" and I'd love to chat with you about all things curly! If you are in the area, I'd love to meet you. Consultations are always free. We can talk texture, porosity, product, and dry cutting. I hope you'll let me join you on your curly journey