Tired of Miss Jessies, where to get a good curly cut?

masscurlymasscurly Posts: 297Registered Users
Hey Curly Girlies...

I really need some help. I have gone to Miss Jessies twice and I am looking for somewhere else that's just as good but not nearly as impersonal and expensive. I've read tons of information on this site and wanted to get some recommendations of places that are in New York or the surrounding areas. I live in Boston and wouldn't mind traveling a couple times a year. I have a silkner (about 4 months old and not sure if i'm getting another), but also a texture that's closer to 4b than 4a. i don't have a loose spiral pattern. my spirals are tighter.

I heard about a salon called Christos on 5th avenue, but I'm also concerned about if i went to them "au natural" without any products, my hair would resemble an angela davis from and i'm not sure they would have a true idea of how to cut my hair. I keep hearing that it's better to cut very textured hair straight instead of wet due to te shrinkage. I wonder if the salon will want to "tame" my fro before cutting? I'm looking for a place that is okay with doing fairly textured hair. my hair is super soft, but it has an attitude of it's own, especially when I don't have the proper conditioner process.

Any suggestions? Ideally I would like to find a place that understands my hair type, uses the proper products to moisturize my hair and can really do good cuts/styling/shaping.

I can't wait to see what you ladies have to say. I love this site. I've learned so much over the past couple of weeks.
Hair type: 4a/b...

Constantly seeking the perfect product combinations. I just want healthy and manageable hair!!!

Natural hair photo journey, starting October 2006: http://public.fotki.com/masscurly/
password: healthyhair

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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    I haven't been to any of these myself, but the salons recommended in these two threads may be of interest to you.

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=75680

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=85196
  • BelleCoilyBelleCoily Posts: 13Registered Users
    there's a thread around here somewhere (4a/b) for
    great salons under $40!

    Hopefully you can find something helpful there.
    combination coily: dry/soft coils, kinks and curls
  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    webjockeyguide goes to christos and they do not straighten to cut, there is a thread in the 4a forum about haircuts check it out, they also do texturizers so would know what to do, its not cheap but if she travels there to get it and is impressed i say its probably good
    violently happy
  • masscurlymasscurly Posts: 297Registered Users
    lalapixie wrote:
    webjockeyguide goes to christos and they do not straighten to cut, there is a thread in the 4a forum about haircuts check it out, they also do texturizers so would know what to do, its not cheap but if she travels there to get it and is impressed i say its probably good

    lalapixie,

    I saw her post and was so impressed by the amount of time the receptionist provided me, I booked an appointment. I will take tons of before and after photos so I can share with everyone.
    Hair type: 4a/b...

    Constantly seeking the perfect product combinations. I just want healthy and manageable hair!!!

    Natural hair photo journey, starting October 2006: http://public.fotki.com/masscurly/
    password: healthyhair
  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    please do follow up i'm very curious, when is your appointment???
    violently happy
  • masscurlymasscurly Posts: 297Registered Users
    Unfortunately, it's not until October, October 20th. At least they don't ask for a deposit upfront. The receptionist said that if something came up, just call. Now they do take a credit card in case you just don't show, but it's not like they are charging you right away, no matter what. I asked a lot of questions about my concerns about them being able to do "my type" of hair from start to finish. I really hope I'm not dissapointed :wink: (sp??). I will post the results one way or the other...
    Hair type: 4a/b...

    Constantly seeking the perfect product combinations. I just want healthy and manageable hair!!!

    Natural hair photo journey, starting October 2006: http://public.fotki.com/masscurly/
    password: healthyhair
  • masscurlymasscurly Posts: 297Registered Users
    lalapixie wrote:
    please do follow up i'm very curious, when is your appointment???

    lalapixie,

    i decided to try Diane Da Costa instead of going to Christo's. I was nervous about going from start to finish and being able to go shopping afterwards (meaning I wanted to be sure my hair would be styled in a way that made me confident). So I assumed that becasue Diane wrote a book on about my type of hair, she would be the better stylist to go to. Well, I went and she was GREAT! I have a more detailed post on the 4a forum titled "diane da costa is great" check it out. I'm in the process of creating a Fotki account and uploading pictures. I am very pleased and highly recommend her. She's not all that expensive when you compare her to places like Curve and Christos. Her prices for cuts, for example, are actually less expensive.
    Hair type: 4a/b...

    Constantly seeking the perfect product combinations. I just want healthy and manageable hair!!!

    Natural hair photo journey, starting October 2006: http://public.fotki.com/masscurly/
    password: healthyhair

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