Mario Diab Salon
- New York, New York, United States
- Carlos Flores
Dec 30, 2010 - i first heard of Carlos Flores on Naturally Curly salon reviews. I had heard about the deva method when i read the first curly girl book, my introduction to the world of curlies! For years no one could tell me how to best cut and care for my hair, i did not even realize i had actual curls, i thought just a few waves, often frizz; my hair was a continual source of frustration. Now that i knew curly hair care existed, I decided to do my research and find the best stylist i could, and Carlos came out way on top in my research.
My first appointment was, as i suspected it would be, disappointing because my hair was too short to do a curly cut. Carlos told me to return in 5, 6 months for a cut, and meanwhile he taught me about my hair and instructed me in its care. He told me the haircut is 50% of what your hair looks like, the products you use and the way you use them is the other 50%.
Five and a half months later i returned, and it was even more than i had hoped for. Carlos brought out curls that i never knew i had, he made my hair smile and laugh! i left the salon with bouncy, happy hair. I was thrilled with my hair. That was over 5 years ago, and my hair and i are still happy. As a side note, my best friend from high school lives across the country from me. When she was visiting relatives in the area 2 years ago we got together for dinner. As we sat and talked and caught up on our lives, she kept stopping midconversation and saying, "Your hair is so curly! It wasn't like this in high school!"
Carlos listens to what you would like with your hair, he respects length and will not go shorter than you want. He has been a great source of information both about my hair properties and ingredients the times i have been in search of new products. If he gives recommendations, he tells you why he is recommending a certain product.
Two years ago i decided to stop coloring the gray in my hair and Carlos was a major source of support for me throughout the tough transition phase. When i was anxious to cut off color, he gave helpful advice about where my curls began and how it would look at certain lengths. He is available to customers with questions by phone and by email. I have referred family and friends to Carlos and they all are grateful, feel he gives them the haircut/care they want for their hair -- all types, from wavies to kinky curly. I have been stopped on the street, in the supermarket, restaurants, by many curlies who ask me who cuts my hair. Six years ago i would never have imagined that happening, and it all goes back to Carlos.