Curly Hair Barrie

Buchanan street
Barrie, ON L4m6b6
416-729-7409

User Reviews

Stylist: Nadine

This stylist focuses on straightning and has straight hair. How is this place on naturallycurly?

Reviewed on 05.04.18


Stylist: Nadine

Some curl cutting cl****es are necessary my dear

Reviewed on 04.18.18


Stylist: Owner

This salon sucks. It is not a place you go to relax and chat or get things off your chest like other salons. This stylist has zero personality. Sorry this will not be repeated, I like a place with a bit of life.

Reviewed on 04.12.18


Stylist: Nadine

I brought my hair to Nadine for a cut and highlights. I did not receive a curl by curl cut, more like a mixture of a few techniques, and the result is very uneven and confused. There are some pieces that were missed and some that were cut very bluntly. The goal was for more lift, which was certainly not achieved. What's more is that while I was promised no damage while lightening with a new product and olaplex, the pieces that were supposed to be pintura bled all over and it is more like patches. The lighter pieces are so dry and damaged that I have to use completely different products with them and spot treat. The stylist herself is in terrible need of another dye job but her hair is so obviously dead that she cannot possible sell herself as someone with the ability to produce undamaged colored hair. I was given earthtones naturals for styling and this product is much too heavy for my baby fine hair. She scrunched my hair so much that it ended up very frizzy and heavy. This was easily remedied with a wash but the rest not so much. This salon was a new experience for me an****e I know that I am very particular about my hair care, this salon fell well below my tolerances. Take your curls elsewhere if you cherish them.

Reviewed on 03.22.18


Stylist: Nadine

I have been seeking a hairdresser since moving to the area. I hadn't heard of curly stylists until becoming a member here so I sought one out. Finding Curly hair Barrie, I thought I would give it a try. The salon is in a home with a bit of an awk****d setup. The stylist was very nice however I think she layered too much as I am having trouble controlling my hair as per instruction. Maybe deva style isn't for me? Regardless I will continue to test out stylists who can control my hair.

Reviewed on 01.26.18


Stylist: Nadine

Yes that is Nadine who owned Curl Cabin. It didn't last long, I'm surprised she is trying to open another salon. It doesn't look like it's doing too well. I didn't realize it was the same girl and went to her twice. Same bad result both times, at least she's consistent! I ended up with LESS curly hair than I went in with and the layers were all uneven with really long bottom layers, like 1.5cm longer than the rest and they just hang there! Back to the salon i go, but not this one. Never again.

Reviewed on 01.25.18


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Nadine writes her own positive reviews. I heard her discussing it. (Be careful what you say in front of clients. Professionalism is important.)My own experience at this salon is that as per a couple of comments below, this salon is subpar when compared to most others. It is a somewhat shabby imitation of a professional salon. I didn't appreciate having an unsupervised young child come and monopolize my time when I  paid big bucks to get my hair done (poorly it turns out but I got it fixed elsewhere), as I didn't appreciate the drama.  I only went here once and it will be the last. It is the creepy boyfriend that smokes in the house, by the way. 

Reviewed on 02.17.17


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

I heard that this is the same stylist that owned Curl Cabin that went under after only a couple months. Anyone know if its true? If so she owes me a refund for the last terrible dye job she did on me. 

Reviewed on 02.17.17


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

I have been seeing Nadine for years now.  I went natural about 4 years ago and needed someone that understood my new choice.  From the moment I met her she was kind, warm and professional.  In my first appointment Nadine asked me what my long term hair goals were and explained to me that the stylist client relationship was based on trust and that she would absolutely not make any drastic changes to my hair until that trust was established.  She educated me further on the Curly Girl Method and Deva and I left her salon with an amazing cut and a pamphlet about taking care of my unruly curls.   When I told her I wanted to go back blonde she didn't just say okay lets do it.  She asked me if I was sure, if I was going through a break up and why I wanted to do something so drastic.  She went through the process of going lighter, the damage that would be done to my hair and what the upkeep would entail. Two years later I am still getting compliments on the colour of my hair.   Trained in new york, owned her own salon at 30, an amazing mother to a gorgeous curly headed little girl and just a genuinely nice person.  She inspires me with her hardwork and hustle and I could never trust anyone with my curls.  Now that I actually travel to Barrie to get my hair done I can say with certainty that her house absolutely does NOT smell and she doesn't smoke.  I don't think those other "reviewers" have even had their hair done by Nadine let alone have stepped foot in her home.  And I would much rather go to her warm, inviting home than that hideous TRASHY BSO she was working at in Barrie when she left Toronto.  Im going to review that place next. 

Reviewed on 01.09.17


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Reviewed on 01.04.17


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Wow, Nadine knows curly hair. I had my first hair cut with her today and really enjoyed the experience. Nadine is incredibly knowledgable about curly hair and really listens to your needs. The best part of today, was that I didn't feel the need to go home and restyle my curls, they were perfect, well defined, zero frizz and nice and soft when I left!! Thank you Nadine!! 

Reviewed on 01.03.17


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

I was happy to see a curly stylist appear in Barrie however this salon does not seem to specialize in natural curls despite the name. It was suggested that I relax my texture. The hairdresser didn't have curly hair and it was obviously not its natural color or texture. All fine for those who like such things but I will continue to make the trek to Toronto for proper natural hair care. (Maybe a name change is in order?)

Reviewed on 01.03.17


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

I have natural textured hair and will go back to my salon that specializes in curly hair even if it is a little further. This salon seems to focus more on brazilian blowouts and straightening. I'm a naturalist and the products used here are not clean. I didnt enjoy the smokey smell either. 

Reviewed on 12.15.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

It was only ok, I did get a cut out of it but ended up crunchy and frizzy and had to redo myself. At my last salon I got handed a mirror to watch, which I liked. This one advised me to stay away from harsh chemicals.. when she is obviously a dry bleach blond and pushes products that are a no no and filled with carcinogens? Girl please. 

Reviewed on 12.14.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

I didn't like the atmosphere (something about that house it kinda smells) and there was tension in the air for some reason. Ok cut but I will go somewhere more comfortable. Maybe someone that has nicer hair herself? I felt nervous that mine would end up dry

Reviewed on 12.13.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

I continue to be extremely pleased with my service and results from Nadine.  She is always professional, knowledgable and helpful. This is a small owner run business not a big salon run by an absentee owner.  No smoky smell here.  I am pleased to support her local small salon.  Great work Nadine

Reviewed on 12.12.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

These reviews must be purely friends or something i dont know how they can stand the mix of gossip and cigarette smell in this "salon". Bad mouthing friends in front of new clients is a no no. Professionalism zero. Services was a 2. 

Reviewed on 12.07.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Nadine is awesome! She goes out of her way to fit me in and she knows her stuff about curly hair! She really thought me a lot about taking care of my hair. I won't let anyone else touch my curls except Nadine! She's fast, clean, and affordable. Check her out, you won't regret it!

Reviewed on 12.01.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

This was the worst salon experience ever. I told off the person who recomended this place. Is this girl really deva certified? I so miss Krista, she was the best!!! This girl didn't even tell me what she used on me, something in a dark bottle. I can't even tell if the cut is ok because my hair is sooo crunchy and gross. The salon smells like cigarettes and there is a kid running around playing with everything. Not exactly a top notch place. 

Reviewed on 12.01.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Nadine has made me truly love my curly hair. I always felt that my previous stylists were burdened with having to deal with my thick curly hair until I met Nadine. She is so passionate about perfecting the curls and teaching her clients how to properly care for curly hair. She is also incredibly talented with accentuating my natural curl- I couldn't tell you the last time I straightened this hair. She is my curl champion and it feels awesome to finally find a stylist who gives me this amount of confidence with my hair :-) 

Reviewed on 11.20.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

I found Nadine 5 years ago. I originally went to her because of all the positive reviews. I'm so glad I did because I love my curls now!  I used to always wear my hair up, cause my hair was always a frizzy mess. But now my hair is long and lovely! I have finally embraced my curls! Nadine is always professional. She's moved to a different salon, but I'm willing to travel over a hour to get my hair done by her. I'm not interested in risking my hair with anyone else. 

Reviewed on 11.15.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Nadine is the absolute BEST! She has been cutting and styling my hair for years. I get people stopping me in the street to ask who does my hair. I never leave home without a stack of her business cards. Not only is she great, but I can manage my own curls now. Her cuts always grow out beautifully, so if I get busy, I can delay a visit for a bit.  She also knows colour!  Love this lady!  

Reviewed on 11.07.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Nadine saved my hair! Routinely visiting her, changing to more natural products she helped me find/try, and following her haircare advice transformed my hair. I've been able to grow it and get it more healthy! Nadine is not only a great stylist, she gives tips and advice about thing that I was able to discuss with my doctor which saved my hair and health. She also is very honest and committed to her clients' best interests. While other stylists have tried to get me to highlight my hair or add extensions, Nadine has always recommended me to stay away from those services to minimize damage to my hair, when other stylists like to upcharge and sell more services. You can't go wrong by visiting her! 

Reviewed on 11.07.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Nadine is AMAZING!  I have had the pleasure of working with her as well as having her magic hands in my curls!  Don't wait another minute book in now and fall in love with your curls!!!!

Reviewed on 11.07.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

the best of the best curly hair expert - Nadine.  Trained by curly hair experts and knows how to work my curls! Marcia

Reviewed on 11.06.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Having ethnic hair, it was quite the search after relocating outside the GTA to find a hairdresser who could 'handle' my hair type.  I met Nadine and found her ability to do my hair was outstanding.  She left Barrie to get further training and the search started again.  Now she's back with even more specialized curly hair training from the best of the best!  Nadine is very knowledgeable and is honest about your hair needs.  She's a true curly hair expert.   I'm loving my curls!!! MR

Reviewed on 11.06.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Nadien has been doing my hair now for about a year and I am very happy with the results!!! The first time I went to Nadien was 2 weeks after I had my haircut by another stylist , Nadien was able to fix the bad cut without cutting too much length off. Nadien is an excellent stylist who truly knows how to cut curly hair. My hair always looks good, even when it's due for a trim, the cut never seems to grow out! I would definitely recommend Nadien to anyone 

Reviewed on 11.06.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Before visiting Nadine, I could not embrace my curls. I've tried many different products and felt like every day was Russian roulette.Nadine has changed the way I view my curls, thanks to her knowledge in product and cutting curly hair. I'm so happy and couldn't ask for anything better! I wear my curls with pride now. If you're tired of feeling out of control or lost when it comes to embracing what mother nature has blessed you with, I promise Nadine will NOT disappoint you. I drive over 2 hours just to see her. It'll be the best decision you've made for yourself in a long time!

Reviewed on 11.06.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

I found Nadine about 5 years ago and have never looked back. She's the only consistent and reliable stylist/colorist for my curls. She also did a fantastic job for my wedding (8 up dos) as well as one of my best friends (6 up dos). Super professional and actually listens to her clients. It's a pleasure to sit in  her chair.

Reviewed on 11.06.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

amazing every time. knows how to work curly hair.

Reviewed on 11.06.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

She can't work ethnic tectured hair. The search continues. 

Reviewed on 10.07.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Nadine is a great person, and she knows her curls!! Wonderful experience, will be back :)

Reviewed on 08.30.16


Stylist: Curlyhairbarrie By Nadine

Very talented stylist. Always GREAT job.  Love my cut and colour.

Reviewed on 08.30.16


Stylist: CurlyHairBarrie by Nadine

Nadine takes the time and effort to work with your curly hair and make it look its best.  You will be thrilled!

Reviewed on 08.27.16