- Laura Pinkas
Mar 26, 2011 - Laura is definitely hands down the best stylist I have ever been to. Ever. She used to work at another salon in town before opening her own (look under Logan Raye salon for additional reviews about her). As another reviewer put it, "She's a curly girl trapped in a straight haired body." Ok here's the best part.....she is a Deva-trained stylist! YES! She gives Deva cuts! That's why all these reviews have been so good. She has never gotten around to advertising it, however, which I immediately told her she should. She trained under Massey in 2003 when the salon first began holding classes. She was one of Massey's first pupils. It definitely shows in her work and her commitment to healthy curls. She does sell Deva products and teaches you how to use them during your appointment, but she isn't pushy about it. It really is all about technique though, which Laura has! I told her I had tried Deva in the past, and they didn't work so well. She was completely understanding and actually talked to me about it. She explained what each product did and why along with the proper way to use them. She was considerate when she found out I was protein sensitive and made sure nothing touched my hair with protein in it. When I told her I was only going to buy the travel kit to test with at home, she was completely cool with it. She knows how finicky curls can be. And she offered to give me additional assistance with any problems I had related to the products or my haircut if I got home, and it wasn't working for me. Plus, she aught me how to use the confounding duck clips for crown height, which I had never been able to get to work for me! Amazing! Finally, I just want to say that on top of all of this other wonderfulness she was able to correct a horrible pixie (yes, pixie) haircut I had previously received with thinning shears in one session! She brought my curls back to life, and I now have the cutest short little curly hairdo ever, which we are going to be working on growing out from this point forward. She gave me back my curls, and she can give you back yours. Before you chop yours off, go see Laura. You won't regret it.