Curly Hair Salon

  • Fort Walton Beach - Uptown Station

  • 127 Harbor Blvd. #7A\nSola Salon Studios #45
  • Destin, FL
  • 2052188016
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Stylist: Danna

Danna wants to be artsy. She truly believes she is good. She is NOT.  She butchered my hair. She definitely doesn't follow the Devacurl method. She did NOT ask me questions or discuss my hair before she started butchering it. She just starting cutting. She also used thinning shears which is a NO NO on curly hair. I truly believes these other review are made up by her. All I can say is, she must have pulled her license from a cracker jack box. Highly disappointed. But life goes on and I will find someone to cut my hair. She definitely doesn't understand the different textures of naturally curly hair. Please be careful if you chose to go to her. She is very dominate and doesn't think she should have to talk to you before she starting cutting and butchering. Terrible. Absolute JOKE!

Reviewed on 09.14.17


Stylist: Danna

Danna is FANTASTIC!!!! Everything 'wonderful' you've read about her is true. She instinctively understands curls and how to gets the most out of your curls. I have really been trying to work with my curly hair over two years and with one cut and session of education my curls have improved drastically. My curls have never looked better. Curls not frizz. I'm so happy and will be coming back for more.

Reviewed on 09.13.13


Stylist: Danna

Danna is GREAT!!! I'm biracial and very picky about who cuts my hair... It's hard to find someone who will cut hair while it's curly but Danna did an AMAZING job and she came to my house to do it... If you are biracial or just naturally curly and looking for someone to cut your hair WITHOUT having to straighten it first, Danna is your lady :)

Reviewed on 05.22.13


Stylist: Danna

I had no idea the transformation I was in store for when Danna got a hold of my hair. I can honestly say that in my 39 years of life I do not think I have had a decent curly hair cut. I have always longed to embrace my curls but have needed to have the right haircut to do it. I have needed to be told what not to do and what to do. Danna did all these things, not only did I get an amazing haircut that encouraged my curls to bounce up, I got an education on technique. Danna is simply amazing at what she does and I would go to great lengths to use her. I have a family full of curly locks and will be making appointments for them all!

Reviewed on 05.08.13


Stylist: Danna

I almost don't want to tell y'all how fabulous Danna is because I don't want to be unable to get an appointment! I've had curly hair since I was 13. For about 25 years, I fought with good and bad hair days, good and bad hair cuts, and good and bad hair products. Then I found Danna. She is amazing. She is a sculptor -- her medium is just curly hair. And she LOVES to teach you how to take care of it yourself. She wants you to look as good walking out of your front door as you do walking out of her salon. And the best part, it is NOT hard. She can teach you how in just one or two visits. And, as long as you've got the good cut as a base to work from, you can easily handle it at home. Do this. She is fabulous!

Reviewed on 03.29.13


Stylist: Danna

Danna is fantastic! Not only did she show me how to handle my hair differently than I had ever done before, she showed me the best products to use. I have tried so many techniques and products over the years and none really worked. Danna's cleansing process and drying technique worked wonders for my hair. I have my curls back and they are healthy and bouncy. I wish I had found Dannna sooner.

Reviewed on 03.25.13


Stylist: Danna

Danna is amazing! After moving to the south, I struggled to find someone who could cut my hair. So many cuts ended in tears at first, and then just resignation. Like someone else on here said, I'd just get the dead ends cut off and then resign myself to knowing it would eventually grow out. Sometimes I'd get my hair cut while traveling elsewhere- but then it would look different when I came back to the humidity. It was hard to find a salon down here that didn't immediately bring out a straightening iron or try to give me a blowout in order to "fix" my curly hair (by making it straight). But Danna loves curls! And now I love my curls, too. She understands how curls work in this weather, and will take the time to teach you how to help your hair look great all the time. My hair routine is now shorter and much simpler- the best part of how Danna works is that she shows you how your curls can be a lot *easier* instead of more complicated: no hours-long steps, no obsessively reading every ingredient, and no more treating your hair like a delicate flower that will wilt at the slightest thing. With Dana's philosophy on curls, you can just live your life and have your fabulous curls, too. I wish I'd met her years and hundreds of dollars worth of cuts and products ago! And I've gotten so many compliments since her cut. My shiny, bouncy curls last all day. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 03.14.13


Stylist: Danna

I am so glad I found Danna! I had my appt at the Birmingham location. She walked me through how to maximize my curls and apply products. I have never had my hair as curly as it is right now without frizz. My hair was cut dry, which was a first, and I do not have the triangle effect, despite being weeks past my initial cut. I went from using six hair products to three, which is great as I am a mom of four boys and don't have time to worry about my hair. I highly recommend her! My only regret is that I didn't find her sooner as I've been struggling for years to find a stylist.

Reviewed on 03.13.13


Stylist: Danna

After 39 years, I have finally found THE stylist for my curly hair. Danna did a great job of taming my curls--I have had so many compliments on my new style. I only wish I had been referred to Danna years ago!

Reviewed on 02.08.13


Stylist: Danna

Danna was excellent in walking me through how to handle MY specific hair! She cut my hair the way that was best for my curls and not the standard trim. She walked me through the whole process, gave me lots of tips and helped clear up a lot of the confusion that I've had from researching so many curly hair tips on the internet. I've been getting a lot more compliments on my hair lately and some people can't believe that I don't use a curling iron. Thanks Danna!

Reviewed on 01.26.13


Stylist: Danna

I have straightened my curly hair my entire life, but knew my move to costal Florida would not allow me to continue with my sleek bob. I was fortunate to find Danna. She is enthusiastic and energized as well as kind and patient. She took the time to explain proper treatment techniques to maximize my curly affect. She is the ultimate professional. She recognized by reluctance and insecurity and promised she would coach me through the initial stages of curly hair treatment. I feel I have a partner on this journey. Not only that, she gave me a great cut and color. One of the best aspects of my move was meeting Danna!.

Reviewed on 01.15.13


Stylist: Danna

This is by far the best haircut I have ever received. Danna is so friendly and extremely helpful. She not only gave me a great haircut, but provided me with a step-by-step tutorial on how to manage my hair. She makes herself readily available for any questions or concerns. She provides you with cell phone number and email address and encourages communication. This is the first time I have enjoyed having curly hair, and I know as long as I stick with Danna I will learn to enjoy it even more.

Reviewed on 01.14.13


Stylist: Danna

Danna took me under her wing and really helped me to understand my curly hair. I have long been searching the internet on ways to help reduce frizz and let me curly hair be natural and look good. I found Danna and she took my hair to the next level. I went back to school after having my haircut with Danna about a month ago and never have I received so many compliments on how well my hair looked. Even the guys in my class (we all know guys don't notice a woman's hair much) noticed and complimented me on it. Danna walked me through a routine that I can use every day to keep my curls looking fresh and bouncy and not crunchy. It has just been a big boost in my confidence knowing that at least my hair looks great. Thanks Danna!

Reviewed on 01.12.13


Stylist: Danna

Danna is amazing! Not only did she give me an amazing haircut, but she freely shared so much knowledge and information that I've been desperately trying to find on how to manage my wavy hair. She knows her stuff and she wants you to know it as well! She saved me a lot of trial and error time, not to mention saving me money from buying more and more hair products! She showed me that my hair had way more wave/curl to it than I could have ever imagined AND how to recreate the same hair at home for first, second and even third day hair. I couldn't stop smiling when she was done! Go see Danna! You will be so glad you did.

Reviewed on 01.11.13


Stylist: Danna

I have been straightening my curls my entire life, but knew that my new life on the coast of Florida would not support a sleek bob. I feel fortunate to have found Danna in my new town. Not only is she enthusiastic and energized, she is patient and kind. She is passionate about curls and it shows! She took the time to explain how best to treat my hair to gain maximum affect. She is a real professional. She realized how uncomfortable I am with my curls and assured me she would coach me through the process. I feel like I have a partner on my journey to curly hair. Not only that, she gave me a great haircut and color! Northwest Florida is lucky to have Danna!!

Reviewed on 01.08.13


Stylist: Danna

After booking my first appointment with Danna a few months ago, I was really impressed by her know-how. She has a natural intuition about what works best for curly hair, and definitely helped get my 3B locks back on track. She managed to take a lot of the heaviness and dullness out of my hair without actually damaging or thinning it. I now have the perfect cut for growing my curls longer, and I'm so grateful to have found such a talented stylist! If you need someone who understands natural curls, you should consider scheduling an appointment with Danna.

Reviewed on 01.06.13


Stylist: Danna

Danna has a wonderful gift, and she really enjoys sharing her understanding and talents with her clients. She REALLY UNDERSTANDS curly and wavy hair, and absolutely knows how to help you make the most of your hair's own traits. She has shown me hair that I never knew I had, and I would love to take each of my curly-haired friends by the hand and lead them into her salon. Go visit her!! I am certain you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed on 12.26.12


Stylist: Danna

Danna has changed my life helping me manage my curly hair and making it look good! She simplified my routine and my hair is so healthy. She helped bring out the natural curl, which ended up being much bigger curls and curly than I knew! I get more compliments on my hair since I've followed her method, using her recommended products, and getting my hair cut by her. I actually stopped going to salons for a long time because I could not find anyone who could cut my hair and not mess it up. She is the best curly hair specialist!

Reviewed on 12.13.12


Stylist: Danna

Danna is one of the VERY few people that I have found that can cut my naturally curly hair (and I've lived in Atlanta, LA and Chicago). I have referred others with way more curly hair than mine, and we all agree that she is the best. Her cutting techniques are specific to each type of hair and (bonus alert) I always get compliments on her color. She is also a really nice person to be around and see (although 6 weeks is not enough). THANK YOU DANNA!!!

Reviewed on 11.27.12


Stylist: Danna

Danna CARES! After stuggling to grow out my crazy curly hair, I got disgusted one day and went to an unknown salon on a whim (mistake, I know, I know better). I told that salon to just chop it off. Thankfully, they didn't cut it all, but unfortunately, they did a horrible job on my curls. I couldn't do anything with my hair. Within a week of internet searching I FOUND DANNA! She hated that she didn't get her hands on me before the unfortunate cut earlier that year, but the future is bright. Danna has helped me unlearn everything I thought I knew about my hair. She gets a vision in her head of how great you can look and it's been a wonderful relationship that I hope lasts a very long time. She is talented, sweet, caring (and a bit nutty at times) - what a wonderful combination! I would and have recommended her to anyone with curly hair. She's been the best!

Reviewed on 11.26.12


Stylist: Danna

Before I met Danna, my hair had it's good days and bad days. Now, A.D. (after Danna), my hair is consistently well-shaped and layered, and I have stopped fretting about how it might behave. She really understands how to cut curly hair! Bless you, Danna!!

Reviewed on 11.25.12


Stylist: Danna

I have fought with my curly hair my entire life. When I discovered the Curly Girl Handbook I realized I needed to find a stylist that specialized in curly hair. Luckily I found Danna. When I first called and realized she moved out of the area but came back every 6 weeks to take care of her curly clients I knew she must know what she is doing. That fact was clear as soon as I sat in the chair. It was obvious how much she loves taking care of curly hair by the excitement she showed as my dry cut (very important for curly hair) started to take shape. She took the time to show me step by step how to apply product and why that application method worked. The best part was she actually wrote down the instructions for me so when I tried it at home I would know exactly what to do. My hair looked great when she was finished and still does! Although I have gone back to some of the products recommended in the CG Handbook I still use her guidelines on applying products and styling. Danna is great and I am excited for my next appointment!

Reviewed on 11.20.12


Stylist: Danna

I found a book called "The Curly Girl Book" it is very helpful on types of hair and what to do with it...I learned that I needed to find a stylist who was willing to cut my hair dry and who knew how to cut curly hair...did some research and found Danna!!! She is great at first I thought she is just willy nilly cutting whatever she wants off then when she was done it was great! she did a great job I would recommend her to cut your hair especially if it is curly! Had a great experiance and will always use this darling lady!

Reviewed on 11.07.12


Stylist: Danna

After moving to the South from a larger city in the northeast for my husband's work, I put off getting a haircut for 8 months out of fear that I would end up with a butchered lampshade cut by someone with zero curly hair savvy. After wearing my hair back for several months, I finally broke down and looked online for a curly hair expert in my region, and struck gold in finding Danna. I've had curly hair my entire life, and have had a real range of haircut results. I grew up getting my hair hacked at by people who had no idea what to do with my curls. In college and graduate school, and working and living in cities I got some pretty good cuts. In finding Danna, though, she has given me some of the best, if not the actual best haircuts, I've ever gotten. Danna has a tremendous ability to maximize my curly hair's potential, and turn transform it so that it complements both the hair itself and my face. She somehow takes my mental image of how good my hair could look and makes it a reality by the time I leave the appointment. She has the best ability with curly hair I've ever seen, hands down. I've now gotten three cuts with her, and each one has been excellent.

Reviewed on 11.04.12


Stylist: Danna

After moving to the South from a larger city in the northeast for my husband's work, I put off getting a haircut for 8 months out of fear that I would end up with a butchered lampshade cut by someone with zero curly hair savvy. After wearing my hair back for several months, I finally broke down and looked online for a curly hair expert in my region, and struck gold in finding Danna. I've had curly hair my entire life, and have had a real range of haircut results. I grew up getting my hair hacked at by people who had no idea what to do with my curls. In college and graduate school, and working and living in cities I got some pretty good cuts. In finding Danna, though, she has given me some of the best, if not the actual best haircuts, I've ever gotten. Danna has a tremendous ability to maximize my curly hair's potential, and turn transform it so that it complements both the hair itself and my face. She somehow takes my mental image of how good my hair could look and makes it a reality by the time I leave the appointment. She has the best ability with curly hair I've ever seen, hands down. I've now gotten three cuts with her, and each one has been excellent. At my second haircut, I last-minute sprang the idea of highlights on Danna. She fit me into her schedule so I could get them, and I was able to see her work on several other clients while my color was processing. Each of those other clients benefitted from her work as much as I do, and had beautiful hair through her work with them. Danna also adds plenty of styling and care tips into our appointments, including basics like better ways to shampoo and dry my curly hair, as well as styling techniques and warnings to stop creating frizz like I do. As an added bonus, she's a pleasure to be around during our appointments. It is well worth the two hours I drive each way to get haircuts with Danna, because I know I'll leave with a great haircut every time. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on 11.02.12


Stylist: Danna

I never thought I could find a stylist that specialized in curly hair until I found Danna. She taught me how to embrace my curls. Before,I had used the same stylist for years and could never get a cut for curly hair. Danna cut my hair and defined my curls. She taught me about products that made my curls pop! She made a deference in my hair and life. If you are burned out with curly hair go see Danna. You will learn to love having curly hair!! I look forward to my appointments!!

Reviewed on 11.01.12


Stylist: Danna

It is so difficult to find a stylist that really knows how to cut and style curly hair. After years of searching i finally found one. I have been going to Danna for 4-5 years. Her expertice has made such a great difference in my hair. Danna knows how to cut curly hair. She knows how to shape your hair to work best for you. Danna knows not to wet your hair, comb it straight and lop it all off the same. Danna also showed me the best was to cleanse my hair, not shampoo my hair. This makes a big difference in decreasing frizz. If you have any type of curl to your hair, please go see Danna and let her transform your hair.

Reviewed on 10.31.12


Stylist: Danna

If your looking for a hair stylist, I highly recommend Danna!! She's not only a great and talented stylist, but her knowledge of hair care is the best I've seen. Danna gave me a great cut and taught me how to wash and style it to get the look I want. I scheduled my next appt with her before I even left the shop! She's a wonderful person with a great personality! I always look forward to seeing her.

Reviewed on 10.29.12


Stylist: Danna

Danna is absolutely AMAZING! I'm a hairstylist myself. Due to hormone imbalances and several surgeries I thought my hair had lost its natural curl. I was so convinced my hair couldn't be worn curly anymore that I had put 2 different perms in it (one per year). No more perms for me now that I've met Danna! She has an amazing gift with curly hair, she styled mine VERY curly! I'm impressed with her, and coming from another hairstylist that's saying ALOT!

Reviewed on 10.29.12


Stylist: Danna

I have been with Danna for years and I will never go to another stylist! She is wonderful and knows more about curly hair than any other stylist I have ever encountered. Book an appointment with her... I promise you won't be disappointed!

Reviewed on 10.28.12


Stylist: Danna

Danna gave my daughter her first hair cut! My daughter has really curly hair and the texture in the front seems to be more like my hair while the texture in the back seems to be more like her fathers.I was rather particular about who would be cutting my daughters hair for the first time. Danna was very patient and accommodating! My daughter is almost three years old and Danna was excellent with her! Danna was recommended to me by a friend and after the way she handled my daughter I would highly recommend her to anyone else!

Reviewed on 10.27.12


Stylist: Danna

I found Danna through naturallycurly, and she is amazing. I grew up as a tomboy and didn't really know how to treat my naturally curly hair except to throw it up in a ponytail. I needed someone who was not going to just rush me in and out, but teach me what the heck to do! And that's exactly what she does--she tries to make sure you understand what she's doing while she's doing it. Not only is she an expert at handling color hair (I have absolute faith in her judgment), but she will answer your emails if you send her photos and help you troubleshoot through your woes. Really, she is looking for continued relationships with her client and takes a lot of pride in making sure you leave feeling good. She also colored my hair this time and I love it. She's a perfectionist and you're going to leave with perfect hair.

Reviewed on 10.26.12


Stylist: Danna

I fought my curly hair for years! Finally, I decided to give up straightening and just let it "do it's thing". Well, that wasn't so great because it seemed like no one knew how to cut my wavy, curly hair! I finally found Danna and she has been a Godsend. She definitely knows how to cut curly hair. My hair has behaved in such a better manner. I now wash it once or twice a week with conditioner and follow the other steps that Danna has suggested. I get positive comments on my hair almost every time I go out. Danna will listen to what you want and is very professional.

Reviewed on 10.26.12


Stylist: Danna

Danna has been such a help to me. After losing my hair from having Brain Cancer she has been by my side as it grows in and changes. It has been a learning time for me from Danna who has been so patience. I get to she her every 6 weeks and my hair has improved from her performance and directions. Any woman who can handle curly hair herself, and others as well, is blessed for keeping it continually looking better and better!

Reviewed on 10.25.12


Stylist: Danna

I have been seeing Danna for about a year now. She is amazing with my big curly hair. She listens to what your concerns are and gives her input as well. I used to never have a good haircut. As soon as I would get one I would go home wash my hair and be freaking out until it finally grew back out. Other hair stylists wanted to straighten my hair and Danna emphasizes keeping it natural and loving your curly hair. I would definitely recommend her to anyone, especially if you have curly hair.

Reviewed on 10.25.12


Stylist: Danna

I have been seeing Danna for about a year now and love her. I don't know how many times I have had a bad haircut. Danna has changed that though. She really listens to what you want and also gives her input as well. She is amazing with my big curly hair. She emphasizes keeping it natural and loving it. Other stylists want to straighten my hair to make it more "manageable". I really like Danna and would recommend her to anyone especially if you have curly hair.

Reviewed on 10.25.12


Stylist: Danna

Danna is awesome. She knows curls and how to manage curls. I love my hair now that Danna is my stylist. Danna is also a great person to work with. Jan

Reviewed on 10.25.12


Stylist: Danna

I found Danna here on this website and couldn't be happier with her as a stylist. She is the end-all, be-all for cutting, coloring and styling curly hair. I had no idea how to tame or work with my curls and waves. After one appointment, she had me reacquainted with my hair all over again. It only took me 30 years to find her, and I intend to follow her wherever she goes. She is a beautiful person - inside and out - and her joy is infectious. I look forward to our appointments and have recommended her to many curly gurrlfriends, who now also know her joy and her secrets to achieving curl perfection.

Reviewed on 10.24.12


Stylist: Danna

I have been going to Danna for about 10 years now. She is known not just in Birmingham, but all over the southeast as THE "go to" stylist for people with curly hair. Her expertise in cutting, styling and coloring all types of curly hair is what makes her so unique. She will teach you the tricks of the curly hair trade (from post shampoo techniques to the products that are right for your hair), so that you can replicate at home what she does in the salon. Danna taught me to embrace my curly hair rather than trying to make it into what it is not (straight!!!). Danna is positively the best there is. Oh, and did I mention... she is really warm and sweet and very patient!

Reviewed on 10.24.12


Stylist: Danna

Danna is awesome. I've always had trouble trying to figure out what exactly to do with my hair. It takes a curl specialist to handle natural curls. I love my hair now. Danna knows curls and is a sweetheart also. Jan Moore

Reviewed on 10.24.12


Stylist: Danna

I found Danna through naturallycurly, and she is amazing. I grew up as a tomboy and didn't really know how to treat my naturally curly hair except to throw it up in a ponytail. I needed someone who was not going to just rush me in and out, but teach me what the heck to do! And that's exactly what she does--she tries to make sure you understand what she's doing while she's doing it. Not only is she an expert at handling color hair (I have absolute faith in her judgment), but she will answer your emails if you send her photos and help you troubleshoot through your woes. Really, she is looking for continued relationships with her client and takes a lot of pride in making sure you leave feeling good. She also colored my hair this time and I love it. She's a perfectionist and you're going to leave with perfect hair.

Reviewed on 10.24.12


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TWO LOCATIONS: please see reviews under zip code 35242

Reviewed on 10.23.12


Stylist: Danna

This review is for Danna. She is now at Thairapy salon. I was already CG when I went to see Danna so she just did a dry cut curl by curl. She really knows curly hair! I love my haircut and will be a loyal customer. I'm glad Birmingham has someone like her. If you have curly hair you need to go see her.

Reviewed on 09.27.12


Stylist: Danna

This review is for Danna. She is at Thairapy Salon now. Im so glad we have someone in Birmingham that knows curly hair so well! I was already CG so I went to her for some shaping. She did a great job! She cut my hair dry curl by curl. I love my haircut and will definitely be back.

Reviewed on 09.17.12


Stylist: Danna

The best hair experience EVER! Danna did and amazing cut then topped it off with perfect color. I then had the most wonderful shampoo of my life (I've been around a while). Danna gave me very clear instructions on what products to use and how to use them and my long frizzy har ended up in very shiny soft looking spiral curls. Unbelievable results. This was a great hair day.

Reviewed on 09.13.12


Stylist: Danna

Thanks to the reviews on this website, I have found a curly hair specialist who can actually make my crazy curls look good!! My straight hair turned curly when I was 21 years old and for over 20 years I have been straightening it. The damage straightening and coloring has done to my hair is very obvious now and I'm letting my hair be au naturale to restore health and length. Danna is my first and only curly hair specialist. She gave me a quick dry shaping cut that immediately made a huge difference, then gave me a great color for my curls. It's fun to be curly now!!

Reviewed on 04.17.12


Stylist: Danna

I was very pleased with my experience at Salon 8:28 and with Danna. I've had the hair my entire life and have always been frustrated with the so-called precision cuts. Those cuts are for people with stick-straight hair and have nothing at all to do with people like me. One cut does not fit all! Danna and I were on the same wave-length from the start. I showed her a picture with big, natural curls and she said that is what she first pictured when she saw me. Overall I was very pleased with the initial consultation. After cutting my hair dry, she showed me how to wash my hair and scalp with conditioner and apply the hair goop (my words!). All in all, I'm pleased with my cut. I"m struggling with the styling but it's only been two days since my cut. Do I recommend Danna and Salon 8:28? Absolutely!

Reviewed on 04.14.12


Stylist: Danna

Before I met Danna, my hair had it's good days and it's bad days. Now, in my "AD" (after Danna) phase, every day my hair is consistently well-shaped and layered, and I have stopped fretting about how it might behave. She really understands how to cut curly hair, and is truly a gem!! God bless you, Danna!

Reviewed on 02.22.12


Stylist: Danna

Hi! Thank you all for the kind words! I have moved to salon 8:28 , still on valleydale Rd, just a few miles down. The number is 205-733-4070. -Danna ....and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose-Romans 8:28

Reviewed on 01.09.12


Stylist: Danna

Recently I've had bad luck with stylists not listening to what I ask for and/or not wanting to spend the extra time required to work with my super thick wavy/curly hair... Danna listened and immediately honed in on the aspects of my previous cut that were not working for my hair. She gave me a quick dry cut and fixed my problem areas. My hair is looking great again! Danna was super sweet and friendly to boot! Will definitely return!

Reviewed on 09.19.11


Stylist: Danna

Today was my first visit to this salon. I have always had my hair cut the same way, despite asking and begging stylists for something different. I went to this salon based on the reviews from this website. The website spoke highly of Danna because she has curly hair herself and knows how to deal with it. And the reviews were true-- Danna was great. My hair has always been extremely thick, prone to frizziness and the curls just seemed to weigh my face down. I can only describe it as big--it seemed to get wider not longer, no matter how many layers it was cut in. Danna showed me the appropriate way to layer my hair and then she showed me how to wash my hair. I have never been shown or even told that curly hair requires different approaches to washing. I feel so much better after my hair cut. She kept a lot of the length, which I really needed to help minimize my round face. I have had 4 jaw surgeries because of TMJ and as a result, I have a permanent double chin at the most and at the least just a moon face (thanks doc--moving my chin did wonders for my self-confidence). I am 41 years old and my hair looked like I was trying to be younger, but just looking older instead. Now I am quite proud of the fact that my hair makes me look grown up, not old. My face doesn't look like a 41 year old--I look younger--and now my whole head reflects that. I have always gone to hair stylists maybe once or twice a year because it was always the same cut. I left today making my next appointment in 8 weeks to see Danna again. I have finally found someone who sees who I can be without hiding behind my hair.

Reviewed on 09.01.11


Stylist: Danna

I finally decided it was time to get my curly hair out of a hair clip. I have worn my hair twisted up in a clip for about 5 years now. After the kiddos were born, I no longer had the time to straighten my hair, so I just clipped it up. I found Danna's reviews on this site and decided to give this a shot. I went in with long frizzy hair and told her I wanted two things.. 1. It MUST be left long enough to put in my clip on those bad hair days and (2.) I would love to be able to wear my hair down without it looking like I have been swallowed by a frizz monster! She went right to work with her scissors. She cut it dry and I could already tell it was shaping up. Then she washed it and told me exactly what to do and what not to do. Then she dried it. My hair has never looked like that before. It was actually in ringlets. I was amazed. I bought the conditioner and the styling product to try my best to recreate the do! It has been about two weeks and I love the hair cut. My hair lays in ringlets and is so easy to deal with now. I wash it every other day with conditioner, like she said,and I just get up in the morning and fluff a little. If it is really frizzy I mist spots with water to get the frizz out. I can wash and dry may hair in 10 minutes and be out the door. The cut is really great and I will go back. I love the conditioner and will continue to use it. Not crazy about the styling cream. I have gone back to my mousse and it does just fine. Anything other than mousse tends to make my hair feel sticky. It is hard to get out of the habit of putting your hair up, but I have only used my hairclip twice and even with it twisted up, it still looks better that the poof of frizz on the top of my head!!! Thanks Danna. Best haircut ever!

Reviewed on 08.30.11


Stylist: Dana

So I have searched all over Birmingham and surrounding areas for someone who knows how to cut curly hair. AND I FOUND HER!!! I got my hair cut today from Dana at Salon M2 and I have never been happier with a haircut. She cut it dry (which is how you're supposed to cut curly hair to see how it will lay) and then she wet it and showed me how to style it. That part was SUPER educational. And it looks AMAZING! It's got so much volume and definition. She showed me which products would be good without pressuring me. I am SO happy and will go to her for the rest of my life! Curly Girls, get your rear over to see her. You will not regret it!

Reviewed on 08.04.11


Stylist: Danna

I have been to a ton of different hair stylist who say they can cut curly hair and I usually end of leaving saying, "Well my hair is curly so I can hide this bad hair cut" or "She doesn't know how to style curly hair" With Danna is was completely different. She asked me all the right questions and made me feel like she knew what she was doing right off the bat. She cut my hair dry which has never been done before. Then she went through and TAUGHT me how to do my own hair. She gave me a lot of very easy steps to make my hair look amazing. I left the salon and went straight to a party where everyone commented on how great my hair looked. I styled it myself today using her tips and it looks just as great as when I left the salon. I probably paid more that I have on a hair cut, but she is my hair stylist from here on out. I have wasted a lot of money trying to find someone as great as her. If anyone ever asks me who to see for curly hair, I will never hesitate to send others her way. Thanks Danna! Leslie Treece

Reviewed on 08.01.11


Stylist: Danna

After battling with my curls for decades and living with a style straight out of 1986, Danna not only fixed me up with a super cut, but she took the time to show me how to 1) shampoo it...which is NOT to use shampoo at all; 2) towel dry it; 3) style it with the right products; and 4) dry it properly and wear it. Never again will I live with heavy, oddly-shaped hair, or bad-hair-day ponytails, or stressed-out tresses! Danna is one in a million. She helped me figure out what I was doing incorrectly and then put in place the step-by-step I need to use everyday to keep my hair healthy, natural-looking and beautiful. I feel like an official "grown-up", and my hair has never looked better. Thank you, Danna!

Reviewed on 07.09.11


Stylist: Danna

After reading the reviews of Danna and living with unruly curly hair for my entire life, I decided to go see her. I will probably never go to anyone else again! As all the other reviews say, she really took the time to teach me how to manage and maintain my curls. I have always had my hair thinned with thinning shears...turns out that is not the best way. So, it will take a little bit of time to get my hair to its full potential! But, Danna is great!!!!! A little pricey, but not everyone knows how to cut curly hair so it's just something I will have to budget for! Definitely recommend her!

Reviewed on 06.17.11


Stylist: Danna

I thought Danna did a pretty good dry cut for my curly hair--certainly comparable to my cuts in curly hair salons in New York. I was very impressed with the color she gave me. She expertly blended two shades for the top and mid-end section of my hair so that my roots won't show after a few months. I definitely recommend her!

Reviewed on 06.16.11


Stylist: Dana

I went to Dana based on all the positive reviews I read and was really pleased. Like most...she dry cut my hair then showed me how to style it to prevent any frizz. She is very personable and makes you feel at ease. As someone else said...the price for a quick dry cut was more than I am use to paying or expected to pay but.....was worth it.

Reviewed on 06.14.11


Stylist: Danna

I needed to get my hair trimmed badly, and so after reading the previous reviews, I decided to give Danna a try. She did a dry cut on my hair and I love it! My hair has so much more body and my curls also look curlier. After getting it done, I got so many compliments from other people that I know. I will definitely visit her again for another cut.

Reviewed on 06.03.11


Stylist: Danna

My experience was FAR beyond just a good haircut! She really teaches you how to make the most of your curls, instead of unintentionally getting in their way through incorrect handling, which is what I had always done before. I never knew I had hair like this!! I am so excited to find someone I can really trust my hair to.

Reviewed on 05.31.11


Stylist: Danna

I took my 12 year old daughter who has a head of thick unruly curls to Danna hoping that she could learn to manage her own hair without resorting to ponytails. Danna was so sweet, she put my daughter at ease immediately. My daugher could not believe how much lighter and cooler her hair felt on her neck after the cut. Danna gave us an easy to follow routine that has been a blessing. Danna is the best!

Reviewed on 05.31.11


Stylist: Danna

Danna is my hero! My hair was thinning and the texture had begun to change to partly curly, partly wavy, partly lifeless as a result of medication. Danna asked a lot of questions about my hair and my routines and what kind of look I was going for and she really listened! She cut my hair dry, then she washed my hair herself so that she could teach me what to use and how to do it, then she showed me exactly what to use and how to style it. It looked FABULOUS, but I never rate the success of a hairstyle until I see what it looks like after styling it myself a few times. I have received SO MANY compliments on my hair! It has gone from a schizophrenic mess to beautiful boticelli curls that I never knew I had. Even Danna wished she had taken before and after pictures of me! The salon is more expensive than I was accustomed to paying for a cut, but I have spent more than that the past several weeks on products and vitamins trying to fix this mess on my own. Love, Love, LOVE Danna!!!

Reviewed on 05.28.11


Stylist: Danna

All I can say is WOW!!! I'm still amazed at how much curl I actually have after Danna cut my hair. I thought it was more wavy. But as soon as she saw me she said, you don't realize how much curl you have, I'm gonna show you. Then she dry cut my hair. Ladies it is all about the cut and how you style your hair to get the maximum curl pattern. And also with my hair being fine and thin, the way she cut layers into my hair gave me so much volume and uniformed curls I'm still shocked. She is a wonderful stylist and I will continue to go to her for haircuts. Also the staff that I met were very inviting, warm and courteous. An overall excellent experience. Highly recommend this salon. Thanks again Danna!!! Holly

Reviewed on 05.27.11


Stylist: Danna

I finally went back to Danna (although I waited a month) and this time I decided to let her do whatever she wanted with my hair. I'm so glad I did! She cut the straighter bottom layers so well that they are adding to how cute my hair looks, not detracting. And overall my hair is curlier than ever and I am loving it! It feels so good to have a hair cutter I TRUST! By the way, M2 (M Squared) is on Valleydale, not Calleydale....

Reviewed on 05.01.11


Stylist: Danna

Danna was great! It was my first visit and she taught me a lot about how to take care of my curly hair. I am still getting used to the cut but my curls look better than ever! Can't wait to go back for another cut in a few months.

Reviewed on 04.15.11


Stylist: Danna

I liked Danna a LOT and she obviously knows curly hair! I got my cut done about 2 weeks ago and haven't had a chance to go back and talk to her yet. I had wanted to keep some length but the bottom part of my hair is much straighter than the top and sides so i think I want her to re-cut it a little. I hope I don't have to pay the full price again, though.

Reviewed on 03.30.11


Stylist: Danna

I went to Danna around 3 weeks ago and had a great experience. I wanted to wait until I styled my hair a few times, both curly and straight, before reviewing; I have gotten soooo many compliments! My hair has a touch of multiple personality disorder (some tight ringlets, some waves, some almost straight), but with just s few snips from Danna's scissors, my curls are finally in check. It's amazing! I've never had my hair behave so well.

Reviewed on 03.27.11


Stylist: Danna

I have lived in Birmingham for 5 years now, and I've never been able to find someone that I really like to cut my hair here. I went to Danna today and I don't think I'll go to anyone else! I've never had a stylist really listen to me before and be excited to cut my hair. She listened to what techniques I used and really worked with me to make sure I liked what she had done. I do believe today was the first time I've ever left a hair salon and liked how my hair looked leaving. Usually I go straight home and redo it before going anywhere else. I highly suggest checking her out!

Reviewed on 03.26.11


Stylist: Danna

i have always loved my curly hair but i have had to put it up every single day because i had so much of it and it weighed down my face. nobody has ever known how to cut it...i felt like i was hiding my best asset every day. it honestly broke my heart. i went to see danna as my last resort...and it was the best thing i have ever done for myself, my confidence and my hair. i have never had my hair look this great and i have worn it down every single day since my haircut! i was so nervous as she chopped off the curls, but i began to see it taking shape! she was so knowledgeable and to say i was impressed is an understatement! as a curly girl, i know how traumatic haircuts can be...i have left many a haircut looking like a q-tip. but danna has made my hair look like i always dreamed it could...she brought out the potential! and the fact that she has curly hair herself put me at ease...trust me, girls...she "gets it." go see her soon! you won't regret it, that's for certain! you'll only wish you had gone a long time ago!!! :)

Reviewed on 03.19.11


Stylist: Danna

My hair was in dire need of a cut, and after reading the reviews on here, I decided I'd get a cut from Danna. She did a wonderful job. I'm usually literally shaking and sick to my stomach sitting in a salon chair as I await the horrible things about to happen to my curls, but, I felt calm and completely at peace entrusting my ringlets to Danna. She knows what she's doing. My hair is tad shorter than I'd hoped for, but it's to be expected with my hair...my curls just get super excited whenever they get cut. But, the cut is most definitely THE best hair cut I've ever received. I have awesome layers for the first time in my life and I don't have the always stylish triangle look going on. Everyone loves the new "do", and I'd definitely go back! She's soo nice too. Very very sweet! Thanks, Danna!

Reviewed on 03.02.11


Stylist: Danna

I went to see Danna Friday based on her reviews from this site and it was the BEST thing I have EVER done for my hair! She already knew about the CG meathod and showed me exactly how to cowash, tips on styling for perfect volume, shape and clumps! She did an amazing layered dry cut on my hair and it looks the best it ever has. In my 30 years, I've never met anyone who knew as much about how to properly cut and treat curly hair as she was! I will be going back to her ANYTIME I need anything done to my hair! Alsow worth mentioning is that she was easy to get in and see, on time and the spa/salon she works at is stocked with CG friendly styling stuff and it's also just a nice, fun and also relaxing atmosphere! Danna was fun, friendly and eager to help!

Reviewed on 01.23.11


Stylist: Danna

I have naturally curly hair and went to see Danna. She did an amazing job. I will definitely be going back to see her and if you have naturally curly hair, you should go see her too.

Reviewed on 12.09.10


Stylist: Danna

I got the best haircut I've ever had from Danna. I moved from FL to SC in 2007 and could not find a stylist in SC in the three years I lived there. I tried a new salon every time I needed my haircut, and each one was worse than the one before. I was constantly in front of the mirror trying to "fix" the disaster on top of my head. Then I moved to Birmingham and found Danna. I feel like I hit the lottery! I went to see her on Oct. 22 and she really understands curly hair. I LOVE the cut I got! As it's growing out, my hair hasn't started to to look strange and unbalanced, like sometimes happens. I have never looked forward to getting my hair cut in my entire life. Until now. I am excited to go back and know I will be pleased with the results. Thank you Danna.

Reviewed on 12.08.10


Stylist: Danna

Danna is amazing! I have never been so happy with a haircut. She is a curly hair specialist, so she knows exactly what she is doing. She gave me awesome layers so that my hair looks full but not out of control. She also showed me how to wash, blow dry, and style my hair so that my curls are much more defined and flamboyant! It’s like having a whole new head of hair. The salon is a little pricey, but I think it’s well worth it. I HIGHLY recommend Danna at Wynn Hair and Nail Spa. The name of the salon changed from Citrus Salon Spa to Wynn Hair and Nail Spa. The phone number is (205) 538-5972.

Reviewed on 12.06.10


Stylist: Danna

Danna used to be at Sanctuary. You can find more reviews for her there. I went today for my first cut from her and she did a fantastic job. It was a dry cut and took about 20 minutes. She did just what my hair needed and she's sweet as can be! She taught me how to work with my hair and get better, bigger curls and clapped for me when I told her I was hanging up my flat iron. I adore her and will keep going back.

Reviewed on 12.02.10


Stylist: Danna

I've now had 2 haircust by Danna -- July and early September. Fabulous. Simply fabulous. I get compliments all the time on my hair -- even from people who've known me for years. It really is like having a whole new head of hair. The Salon has a new owner and the name will change soon. But, as I understand it, Danna will still be there.

Reviewed on 09.12.10


Stylist: Danna

I had a consultation with Danna this morning based on the reviews posted here when she was at a salon in another town. Long story short: I loved her. First, she has curly hair, so this stuff is not theoretical to her. Second, I told her very basic information about what I was thinking and she ran from there. Everything she said was right. If she's half as good at the hair cutting as she is in talking about curly hair issues, then I can wait for the haircut she's giving me later this week!

Reviewed on 07.10.10


Stylist: Danna

I love her! Before I went to Danna, my hair was crunchy and did not curl very well. She taught me how to get big, soft curls! She also said she offered a class on how to style your curls, but I don't remember what the class is called or where it is at. She gave me a cut that makes my hair fuller at the top instead of the bottom, so I no longer look like a triangle. Yay for Danna!

Reviewed on 03.16.10


Stylist: Danna

More praise for Danna! She's just amazing. I went to her for a year in college and I never had so many compliments on my curls! I loved that she was no push over! She knew what would look best and pretty much took charge. I felt like I had been stuck in a rut for years because I never had stylists who helped me find the best look for me and were often too careful about making a lot of change. She also still listens and pays attention to the length you want and concerns you might have. I loved every single haircut she gave me. I'm really struggling to find a new stylist since I moved away because no one is going to beat Danna!

Reviewed on 10.05.09


Stylist: Danna

I told Danna to do whatever she wanted to my hair. I have never had a haircut before that I was truly happy with, and have always worn my hair shoulder-length. She cut it very short! I was nervous at first but now I love it. She taught me how to take care of my curls (no shampoo, use a diffuser, no "turban" towel wrap after showering) and my hair feels great. The salon itself is very nice, too. It's a bit pricey but worth it. I will definitely be returning to see Danna in a few weeks!

Reviewed on 07.03.09


Stylist: Danna

For the first time in my life I truly love my curly hair. Danna is wonderful. She really understands curly hair. She explained to me how to take care of my hair to get rid of the frizzies. I look forward to going to my next appointment. Loved the salon also. Very nice and calm atmosphere.

Reviewed on 06.08.09


Stylist: DANNA

Danna is the only stylist who has ever had a clue as to how to cut my thick curly locks. I drive 2 hours to get a cut from her. I was very busy a while back and tried to get a cut locally. It was a disaster and after going back to Danna my curls are once again falling in a good direction. She has taught me how to care for my dry thick locks and they are healthy too. The Salon is classy, but with a comfortable, friendly feel.

Reviewed on 11.10.08


Stylist: Danna

Danna is the only stylist who has ever had a clue about how to cut my very curly hair. I drive 2 hours to get a cut from her. This summer I was so busy that I tried two local stylist, but they didn't compare to Danna. I went back and feel good about my hair again. She also gives great tips about how to clean curly hair without drying it out and how to style it. The salon is very classy, but comfortable and friendly.

Reviewed on 11.07.08


Stylist: Dana

Very wonderful experience!!! She taught me how to treat my curls and the best way to style them and gave me an amazing cut! I can't wait to go back!

Reviewed on 03.05.08


Stylist: DANA

Dana is the BOMB!!! My hair looks so muck better and its really healthy...and she cut it so it want be flat on top and frizzy @ the bottom ..and she told me how to take care of my hair most of her guest have curly hair and she does too!!

Reviewed on 12.30.07


Stylist: Dana

She is the best curly hair stylist in the world! She majorly transformed my hair!

Reviewed on 10.26.07