Curly hair stylist in Charlotte, NC?

CurlyKatieCurlyKatie Posts: 82Registered Users
I know there are a few people on this site who live in or around the Charlotte area. I saw a thread not too long ago (which I can't now find) where someone said they would pm another user with the name of her stylist in Charlotte. I tried the salon listed on this site for my area this past Friday, and while I do like the cut, the rest of the experience was less than ideal, so I'm in search of another salon for next time. If any of the people from that thread happen to see this, please let me know. I would appreciate it very much!!

Thanks in advance. - Katie :cry:
2c/3a Fine and Thin
CG Since 07/01/08
My hair loves: KCCC!
:love7: Nexxus Headress Weightless Leave In, HE TT, Loreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss for Long Wavy/Curly hair.
My Hair Hates: MagSulf, Jessicurl, LOOB.

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  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    :hello2:

    That was me.

    What part of Charlotte are you from?

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • CurlyKatieCurlyKatie Posts: 82Registered Users
    Thanks for responding, I'll discuss it with you in pm if that's ok. :wink:
    2c/3a Fine and Thin
    CG Since 07/01/08
    My hair loves: KCCC!
    :love7: Nexxus Headress Weightless Leave In, HE TT, Loreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss for Long Wavy/Curly hair.
    My Hair Hates: MagSulf, Jessicurl, LOOB.
  • dellia55dellia55 Posts: 4Registered Users
    And am looking for a stylist. I have an appt today with Blis Salon (Ouidad) but don't plan to get the carve & slice cut...Can either of you please share???
  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    dellia55 wrote: »
    And am looking for a stylist. I have an appt today with Blis Salon (Ouidad) but don't plan to get the carve & slice cut...Can either of you please share???


    Sorry I didn't see this sooner....
    Did you go thru with the cut?

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • bjcmombjcmom Posts: 6Registered Users
    I also live in Charlotte and the only places I've heard of is Blis in Pineville (who have a few Ouidad stylists for $100 per cut - ouch!) and Joyfully Curly in Charlotte. I haven't been to either place and would love some recommendations on either these salons or others you've been happy with.....thanks!
  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    I haven't been to either... but another member on this board has been to a place in Lake Norman area... I'll try and find the post.

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • bjcmombjcmom Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thanks! I'm over 40, too.....14 years over 40! I'm just starting to try to let my hair go naturally wavy/curly and am so glad that I stumbled upon this site. I appreciate whatever you can find out.
  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    The post is #10 Ouidad Cut

    I'm sure she wouldn't mind a PM if you want more details..
    I may being PM'ing her myself soon.. I'm tempted to give this place a try.

    Where in Charlotte are you?

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • bjcmombjcmom Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thanks again for the quick response. I'm in the South Park area and have just lived in NC for about 3 years. I've been drying my hair straight for years but am just starting to look for a change and go natural. Maybe it's my midlife crisis???? I think it may be more that I'm just more comfortable with who I am and don't feel like fighting with my hair anymore!
  • ladybug1ladybug1 Posts: 13Registered Users
    I live in the Charlotte area and got my 1st Deva cut yesterday at Joyfully Curly. Joy was very nice and seemed knowledgeable. I don't know about the cut yet. My hair is still in shock so I'm hoping the curl will "evolve" as she promised me.
    The cut was $85. Can anyone tell me if their hair goes into shock everytime it is cut and if a Deva cut really makes a difference in the amount of curl you get?
    Back - 2c/ sides -3a :confused2:, highlighted
    CG since 4/11/08 (this time around)
    HGs: DM L&T, DM CCB, FOTE, Deva AnGel, Giovanni 50/50 Shampoo 1 x week, Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Pomagrante Conditioner
    Trying: DM Aloe & Honey Jelly
  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    ladybug1 wrote: »
    I live in the Charlotte area and got my 1st Deva cut yesterday at Joyfully Curly. Joy was very nice and seemed knowledgeable. I don't know about the cut yet. My hair is still in shock so I'm hoping the curl will "evolve" as she promised me.
    The cut was $85. Can anyone tell me if their hair goes into shock everytime it is cut and if a Deva cut really makes a difference in the amount of curl you get?

    You may want to post this question in the General Curly section... more people will read it.
    I've never had deva cut so I can't help you.
    I'm happy to hear that you had a positive experience at Joyfully Curly.. she didn't get a great review last time I checked the CurlSalons section.

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i've had several haircuts over the past 3 years at devachan by two different stylists there, and my hair has never been 'in shock.' nor have they ever said anything about that. have you washed your hair yet your usual way? i've read that you are supposed to ask the hairstylist if she/he's updated what they learned, if they use that way of cutting frequently.....
    hope your hair responds well when you wash it!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • ladybug1ladybug1 Posts: 13Registered Users
    I washed it this morning & as the day has gone on, it has gotten curlier and is looking better. I'm curious to see how it grows out. My hair definitely reacts to being cut - always has even when I used to blow it out and use a flat iron. It would take days to lay
    down again.:mrgreen:
    Back - 2c/ sides -3a :confused2:, highlighted
    CG since 4/11/08 (this time around)
    HGs: DM L&T, DM CCB, FOTE, Deva AnGel, Giovanni 50/50 Shampoo 1 x week, Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Pomagrante Conditioner
    Trying: DM Aloe & Honey Jelly
  • greengurugreenguru Posts: 1Registered Users
    Bear with my super-long post, please. I have been wearing my hair curly since I was a teenager, and I have never found anyone else who cut my hair so well (I dropped the $100 at Blis - I wouldn't recommend it). It took me 10 minutes to explain to Joy everything that I did and didn't want, and she did it all! It has a shape but doesn't look like a hair helmet! Since my first Devacut, I get so many compliments about my hair - it makes me feel young and sexy and sophisticated all at once. My hair is extremely thick, and I normally have to have it thinned every 6 weeks or so (to keep it from looking like a triangle). It was almost 6 months before I needed my hair cut again, and, even then, it wasn't too thick - just shaggy. I think I might actually be saving money with the $85 hair cut every 6 months instead of a $35 haircut every 6 weeks. When I leave the salon, my hair looks a little wild, too, but it is better the next day once I wash and style it.

    The salon is beautiful and well maintained, and Joy is friendly and helpful. She even gave me some ideas of how I can help my 3 year old daughter have healthier curly hair - an advantage I didn't get! I have to help my mom (who used to iron her hair in the 70s) figure hers out! Her curls are very different from mine, and she loves Joyfully Curly, too.

    Just so I don't sound like a Devachan cultist, I do a sort-of negative: the cut takes a long time. But, the time is worth it, especially given the difference in frequency.
  • saricurlsaricurl Posts: 121Registered Users
    In the Lake Norman area I had a Deva cut by April Couse at South Mane in Cornelius. I had a great experience, I liked the cut, and she was reasonably priced and really understood curly hair. Highly recommended!
    3b with a little 3a
    Mostly CG, but I love me some amodimethicone.

    Cleanse: V05 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner; CJ Hibiscus Bliss low poo; LLL Green Tea Cleanse
    Rinse-Out: Kenra moisturizing conditioner, Redken All Soft (old formula), LVPNG, LVPHG
    Leave-In: Agave nectar plus Sebastian Potion 9 or Aloeba
    Style: Dab of QCCC, Re:Coil or Mop-C under BRHG/HESMU combo

  • dellia55dellia55 Posts: 4Registered Users
    I did go to bliss and only got a shape up...i wasn't particularly pleased with it. definitely paid too much for just a trim/shape. i am considering giving joyfully curly a try. does anyone have any before and after photos they could share?
  • jenaleejenalee Posts: 1Registered Users
    Have you had your hair colored there also? I'd like to have one salon do it all. I'm currently paying $150 for cut and color at my salon and they don't specialize in curls at all. I'm desperate to find a great stylist/colorist combo!!
    greenguru wrote: »
    Bear with my super-long post, please. I have been wearing my hair curly since I was a teenager, and I have never found anyone else who cut my hair so well (I dropped the $100 at Blis - I wouldn't recommend it). It took me 10 minutes to explain to Joy everything that I did and didn't want, and she did it all! It has a shape but doesn't look like a hair helmet! Since my first Devacut, I get so many compliments about my hair - it makes me feel young and sexy and sophisticated all at once. My hair is extremely thick, and I normally have to have it thinned every 6 weeks or so (to keep it from looking like a triangle). It was almost 6 months before I needed my hair cut again, and, even then, it wasn't too thick - just shaggy. I think I might actually be saving money with the $85 hair cut every 6 months instead of a $35 haircut every 6 weeks. When I leave the salon, my hair looks a little wild, too, but it is better the next day once I wash and style it.

    The salon is beautiful and well maintained, and Joy is friendly and helpful. She even gave me some ideas of how I can help my 3 year old daughter have healthier curly hair - an advantage I didn't get! I have to help my mom (who used to iron her hair in the 70s) figure hers out! Her curls are very different from mine, and she loves Joyfully Curly, too.

    Just so I don't sound like a Devachan cultist, I do a sort-of negative: the cut takes a long time. But, the time is worth it, especially given the difference in frequency.
  • cakesnjammomcakesnjammom Posts: 47Registered Users
    Got a DevaCut and consult from Joy today and she is awesome...my curls have never looked so good. I am very hard to please but my hair feels light and bouncy now...my hair was getting that A triangle shape and it was poofy looking...she is really good at what she does and she learned from "curly girl" Lorraine Massey herself as well as other DEVACHUN trainers.
    I believe services/prices are listed on her site
    http://joyfullycurly.com/index.html
    I at looking to have highlights done soon by her...you will not be disappointed!:afro:
    3B w/ some 3C
    Normal porosity, medium texture, dense, high elasticity
    Co-wash Suave Naturals Coconut
    Deva Curl One Condition (DCOC)
    Leave in DCOC
    LA Looks Sport Gel #10
    Homemade Version of DC Set It Free
  • cakesnjammomcakesnjammom Posts: 47Registered Users
    going in to Joy to be brightened (highlights) no bleach next week and I will post pics!
    3B w/ some 3C
    Normal porosity, medium texture, dense, high elasticity
    Co-wash Suave Naturals Coconut
    Deva Curl One Condition (DCOC)
    Leave in DCOC
    LA Looks Sport Gel #10
    Homemade Version of DC Set It Free
  • moongirl75moongirl75 Posts: 2Registered Users
    I have an appt with Joy tomorrow and I'm nervous as hell!!:sad1: LOL.. Her last review wasn't that great, but the other reviews were stellar. I'm African American with 3b/3C hair so when I read other posts from AA women, I was relieved a little.

    But I will definitely let you guys know if I like it or not.. I'm getting it shaped to keep the length and grow it out like Sophina Brown (Nmbrs/Shark)
  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    I'm bumping this thread. I'm going to get my first devacut from April at South Mane soon! :)

    Also my friend is cutting off her long hair to donate it, and she's getting her hair cut there too. Wish us luck :)
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

  • azkarismaazkarisma Posts: 3Registered Users
    I have been wanting to try a curly cut specialist too -- Charlotte is the first place I've lived with any amount of humidity (lived in Colorado, Arizona, and Texas before moving here), and at age 37 my hair is starting to do things it never has before.

    Today's LivingSocial deal is for Blis (in the S Charlotte/ Rea Rd area), which has Ouidad-trained stylists.

    It's only for new customers, but you can get $120 of salon services for $59 or $60 of salon services for $29. I'm way overdue for a cut because I've been trying to find a place that would specialize in curls.. thank goodness I found this forum, and with today's deal I'm going to go for it.

    You can check out the LivingSocial deal at Charlotte 1-Day Deals and Blis Salon at Home - Blis Salon in Charlotte, NC.

    Yay!
    --
    azkarisma ~ Charlotte, NC
    Wavy hair (type 2) for the first time in my life
    since moving from a dry climate to a humid one
    -
    Just starting my curly journey :sunny:
  • countrygirl75countrygirl75 Posts: 46Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just got home from my second cut with Joy at Joyfully Curly. I really like her and the way she cuts my hair. Very knowledgable and explains every step as she goes.
    2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

    shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

    Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel
  • carmelwavescarmelwaves Posts: 68Registered Users
    CurlyKatie wrote: »
    I know there are a few people on this site who live in or around the Charlotte area. I saw a thread not too long ago (which I can't now find) where someone said they would pm another user with the name of her stylist in Charlotte. :cry:


    I'm from the Asheville area, (not too far i dont think) If all else fails I can give you my stylist?
    ~A proud 2c who is so thankful to have stumbled across this site over a year ago!
  • butterfly57butterfly57 Posts: 19Registered Users
    Sorry this is going to be a bit lengthy. I also live close to the Charlotte area. I've been a member here for awhile, kind of lurking around reading the forums and reading about products and I believe I did two or three reviews but I've never posted a question or answer...yet. I'm curious to know how some of you liked the stylists you said you were going to go to? I personally have had 3 or 4 Ouidad cuts and 2 Deva cuts since 2006. Alot really depends on the stylist I've discovered. The Ouidad cuts I had were at Blis Salon 2 times at their Pineville location where I had Nicole carve & slice my hair. Then they opened one in the Steele Creek area called Alter Image and before I moved to PA I went there 1 time and had the owner Jennifer carve and slice my hair. The Ouidad cut is done when the hair is wet and seems to take out more of the bulk out and get rid of the pyramid look. I loved Nicole's cut but was not thrilled with Jennifer's. She "thinned" my hair out too much. It grew out great and styling was a cinch.

    After that I moved. While I lived in PA for one year I couldn't find a Ouidad salon close by so I discovered the Devachan method and found a salon nearby. Wow, shock! The owner who had a great reputation, dry cut my hair that made no sense to me and she cut it way too short (collar bone length dry)! I have to admit It felt great and healthy. The owner told me to come back after I washed and styled it if I needed some spots fixed. Why the heck would I want to have to do that? And there WERE some uneven spots in the length (which I ended up cutting), my curls don't always do the same exact thing everytime I wash and style it. But, I wound up going back in 3 months for a trim and got another stylist and she butchered my hair. Chunks seemed to be taken out at my neckline and very short at the crown where I couldn't put my hair in a ponytail. My hair on top tends to get super curly when cut short and I swear I had horns! So my Deva experience was not a good one especially by the 2nd stylist.

    I am now desperately in need of a cut and have been back in NC for almost 2 years now. I went to Nicole for a Ouidad cut last October at $105 a pop. I can't say I was super excited, my hair felt great and healthy and looked great but I have a few issues she didn't address properly. So now I actually have an appointment with April Walker in Cornelius who used to work at South Mane in Lake Norman (she relocated). She has a great reputation on here and I actually saw someone who she had just recently dry cut. Her hair looked great! So I'm scared but scheduled to go April 24th. I do plan on discussing with her my experiences and my fears and considering just getting a regular 'ole wet cut with some layering in there. We shall see. I'll report back.
    Curls 3a & 3b
    Fine but thick shoulder length hair
    Still trying to figure out the porosity and if my hair loves or hates protein
    Shampoo and Conditioner: L'Oreal Eversleek
    Styling Products: Jessicurl RR & CC
    Hair color: Nice 'N Easy semi-permanent (box color)
    Last haircut was a Devacut, prior to that a Ouidad cut, prior to that an ordinary layered cut.
    Picture in my Avatar is from last summer, a bad layered cut growing out, and I had just started using Jessicurl products.
  • carmelwavescarmelwaves Posts: 68Registered Users
    CurlyKatie wrote: »
    If any of the people from that thread happen to see this, please let me know. I would appreciate it very much!!

    Thanks in advance. - Katie :cry:


    I go to a great stylist not far from where you are!!
    ~A proud 2c who is so thankful to have stumbled across this site over a year ago!

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