Why you want a Curl Specialist working on your curls
When you walk into your regular salon, how are you made to feel? Society often sends the message that curly hair is neither beautiful nor professional, that we need to tame those tresses! I never really understood this until I became a Curly Hair Specialist. You were born with it and it’s part of who you are, so as Dr. Phil says, “you teach people how to treat you”, so let’s start teaching those around us that our curls are beautiful, professional, and part of who are are. You can be professional AND curly haired, and a Curl Specialist can help you get there. Here’s some of my thoughts on why you’d want to choose a Curl Specialist to work on your curls…
A Curl Specialist has worked with all curl types and understands what the hair needs. We can make great recommendations to help you get to your full curl potential and feel professional for the workplace. Traditional stylists just don’t have the same training that Curl Specialists do, and I can say that from experience. I was one for 9 years before becoming a Curl Specialist. Both are equally needed for different reasons! Years of specific curly hair training is taken by a Curl Specialist after our initial hairschool is complete, as Hair Stylists are not taught about curly hair or what to do with it in hair school. Those with a passion educate themselves further and become Curl Specialists. Frankly, I was not taught at all what to do with naturally curly hair in hair school; I was taught to give it the best smooth blow out I could ( I am fainting at the thought!). When I graduated from hair school and had my first curly client that wanted to wear her hair curly, I felt fed to the wolves! Talk about full on panic mode! The education system in hair schools needs to change, but for now we’ll change the industry one head of waves, coils, and curls at a time.
This is my client Miss C who has decided that it’s time to let her curls shine. I couldn’t be more happy for her for accepting this beautiful and natural part of herself.
Curl Specialists are dedicated to curls and do our best to spread the message, “you’re beautiful just the way you are”. Our passion is to show people who have texture it’s beauty, and help them embrace it and learn to do it themselves at home with confidence. We don’t want to flat iron your frizz, because we’ve trained to understand that frizz is just a curl waiting to happen! Once shown how to properly care for and style their curls, most women wouldn’t ever feel the need to straighten it; they would only do it if they wanted to, not because they felt they had to. Curly Hair is acceptable and professional. It’s 2018 and it’s time for curly hair to be accepted and embraced and that’s what we as a collective group of Curl Specialists are going to help facilitate.
Hairstyling is one of the few professions where we are licensed to physically touch others. In simply touching and teaching you about your hair, we often touch hearts and minds too. Often, our curly clients become truly happy with their hair for the first time in their life. People who have embraced their natural texture have decided to cherish what they’ve been given. They know the freedom of spirit, lightness of heart, and ease of mind that comes with loving, accepting and rocking what you were born with. We also know that when we share the Curl Love, there’s a ripple effect…our clients love to share the Curl Love too! It’s so exciting to bring joy to others, and isn’t that what life is all about?
So if you haven’t already, I urge you to find a Curly Hair Specialist that makes you feel that your hair is beautiful and wants to help you enhance what you’ve been given naturally. Work on loving your natural texture JUST the way it is, and the rest will fall into place. Once you have confidence in your curls, that isn’t going anywhere…knowledge is power and we are here to help you.
*As always thanks to my Curly Hair Artistry colleagues, for without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.
**Want to learn the information and techniques that will allow YOU to embrace your naturally beautiful hair? For a comprehensive course on everything you could ever want or need to know about your hair, check out my full experience, interactive online course Style Your Curls With Confidence**