Post # 1
I see there are curly-haired bees out there in NYC planning up-dos without first straightening the hair (like me!) and I’m hoping someone can recommend a stylist. My wedding is early June 2010 and I am getting nervous about it.
Post # 3
Deva Salon specializes in naturally curly hair and hairstyles. They do a “deva cut,” which I really like. 🙂
Hope This Helps
Post # 4
Thanks CurlyDreamer. I go to Ouidad and am happy with cut. Hoping to find reasonably priced up-do…may ask stylist if she is available.
Post # 5
I am also struggling to find a good curly hair stylist in NY. I have been going to Ouidad for years and love her but they don’t travel outside manhattan. Have you found any other options that are reasonably priced?
Post # 6
I didn’t know that about Ouidad (I didn’t get my usual stylist for my last appointment and planned to ask next visit).
I got a recommendation for Blow, which has two locations in Manhattan, but I don’t know if they travel outside of Manhattan (mine is within). They’ll apparently do an up-do off-site for $125 plus cost of travel plus 20% tip. Another recommendation I got is for Bumble and Bumble, where I used to go for cuts. I may go back and see if the stylist I saw there can do it because she worked well with my curls. Hope this helps. If I get more info, I’ll post. Please do the same!
Post # 7
Would love to know if you found a place Juju! I too hate the idea of straightening my hair in order to curl it and I don’t want generic looking curls.
Post # 8
I decided against Bumble and Bumble because a stylist there quoted me $200 for trial and over $475 for day of at my house. Someone suggested DevaChan, but their salon hours weren’t early enough and I decided I would see if there’s a salon near me that opens as early as 9 rather than pay extra for someone to come over.
I’m going to try a place next weekend that is close to where I live called Scott J Salon (it’s an Aveda salon). Their prices are decent–$75 and up for updos. Note, I’m not wearing a tiara or veil, so I’m just going in for an updo, not a “bridal updo.” So, the trial is really just getting an updo and if I like that, I’ll have them do it on the big day. I’ll post an update post “trial.”
Post # 9
I have a trial coming up with a stylist who is a friend of a friend, and has lots of experience with curly hair. We’ll see how it goes! If I like, I’ll be sure to spread the word. He’ll be traveling to my wedding in CT, but we haven’t worked out exact pricing for travel yet. My trial is $130 plus tip.
Post # 10
Hi, another update for hair. I decided not to use the Scott J salon because their plan included an hour of your hair “setting” before bring styled and I was concerned with how much time they said it would all take. Is setting the hair normal?
I ended up doing a hair trial at another salon close by that charged more, but rather than setting your hair, they blow it out. I should add that I ended up deciding to go with a style that has hair straight and pulled up, but then has some curls in the up-do. The hair trial was $150 (but was 20% off for first time client and I gave her the difference as tip, even though she’s the owner). She’ll open 15 minutes early for me on the wedding day.