- Joanne Tucker Walsh
Apr 11, 2014 - I have always had a love/hate relationship with my curly hair. I've spent most of my life since my teens searching out the perfect product, blow dryer and more recently the flat iron, to help me to achieve long straight locks. It didn’t matter that it took almost 40 minutes to dry and straighten my long hair. I was determined to have silky straight hair. It was a constant battle and if there was a drop of humidity in the air, all bets were off and up it went into a ponytail. This all ended the day I walked into Salon Nani and met JoAnne and got my education on the Deva Curl method of cutting and styling hair. JoAnne was my hair savior! She is well studied in the Deva Curl process and my very first visit to Salon Nani changed my life. Gone was the frizz, unorganized curls and flat top / curly bottom. Now I had absolutely no frizz and gorgeous curls from top to bottom. The first thing JoAnne did was to sit me down and put her hands through my hair and talk to me. She wanted to know my expectations and then told me what I could expect. She cut my hair dry! I was so surprised as my past experiences with hair stylists varied from uneven cuts to actually having a stylist first wash my hair, dry it straight and THEN cut it. Seriously. But they always, other than that one time, without exception cut my hair wet. This was a new experience for me. JoAnne knows exactly what she is talking about and then does it. She also walked me through the Deva Curl products and made recommendations based on my curl type. I never felt like she was just trying to sell me product. She also went through the clipping process with me and even gave me a free bag of clips for me to take home with me. And can I just say how AMAZING the Deva Curl products are!!!! They work really well with the cut to completely eliminate frizz and give you organized curls all the way through your hair. Have you ever heard that old saying “You get what you pay for”? This is also true with hair stylists. If you want a barber or your best pal to cut and style your hair in their basement for $20, well then you can’t complain about a bad hair day. I feel that the cost of getting a Deva Curl cut and style is well worth whatever your stylist charges. In JoAnne’s case she even offers free oxygenation services 6 weeks after your original cut just to help shape and catch any stray hairs and we all know that curly hair changes day by day. Sometimes minute by minute on a humid day. I can’t say enough great things about Salon Nani and JoAnne and her talent in cutting and styling curly hair. She also does my color which also is a well-thought out process by JoAnne. In my honest opinion, she should have a line out her door on a daily basis with us curly haired gals and guys who just want great hair. Her Deva Curl expertise is second to none.