Tips prior to visiting a curl salon

Prepare for your visit at the salon

Did you find the perfect curly hairdresser? Here are some tips on how to prepare for your visit at the salon:

The curly specialists on CurlFinder are certified with e.g.: Curlsys, Curlcut, Devacut, Rezo cut, Curl by curl and many more. Or are salons specializing in curls, have testimonials on social media and have been recommended by other curlies from the curly hair community.

Important note: not all our listed hairdressers are CGM (Curly Girl Method) friendly. 

What you should consider before visiting the hairdresser. 

  1. When making an appointment, always ask for the curly hair specialist or a curl cut in the salon, the salons on CurlFinder have different hair specialists in their field. 
  2. Inform yourself prior whether your hairdresser is CGM friendly or not.
  3. If not, kindly ask the curly hair dresser if you can bring in your CG friendly products.
  4. Have the courage to discuss your wishes and get professional advice, before the hair cut! To avoid unwanted results.

Tips Before, During, and After

Embarking on a curly hair salon adventure is not just about a new hairstyle – it’s a celebration of your unique curls. Whether you’re a seasoned curly hair enthusiast or it’s your first time embracing the natural beauty of your locks, these tips will guide you through the entire salon experience. From preparation before your appointment to maintaining those gorgeous curls afterward, let’s dive into the essential tips for a successful and satisfying curly hair journey.

Before the Appointment:

  1. Research and Choose Wisely:
    • Take the time to research and choose a salon or stylist experienced in working with curly hair.
    • Read reviews and testimonials to ensure the stylist’s expertise aligns with your specific curl pattern and desired style.
  2. Consultation is Key:
    • Schedule a consultation, either in-person or virtually, before your appointment.
    • Discuss your curly hair goals, any concerns, and get insights from the stylist on what to expect during and after the appointment.
  3. Come Prepared:
    • Arrive at the salon with your hair in its natural state, free from heavy styling products.
    • Bring pictures or inspiration of the curly style you’re aiming for to ensure clear communication with your stylist.

During the Appointment:

  1. Communication is Crucial:
    • Communicate openly with your stylist about your preferences, concerns, and any specific issues you’d like them to address.
    • Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the techniques they are using and the products applied to your hair.
  2. Be Realistic:
    • Understand that your hair may look different after leaving the salon compared to the immediate post-styling phase. Curls often settle and become more defined over time.
  3. Ask for Styling Tips:
    • Request styling tips and techniques that you can replicate at home to maintain your curls’ shape and health.

After the Appointment:

  1. Curly Hair Care Routine:
    • Follow the stylist’s recommendations for a curly hair care routine.
    • Invest in sulfate-free, curly hair-friendly products to maintain and enhance your salon-fresh curls.
  2. Protect Your Curls at Night:
    • Sleep with a silk or satin pillowcase or use a silk or satin scarf to protect your curls while you sleep.
  3. Hydrate and Refresh:
    • Keep your curls hydrated by using leave-in conditioners or refreshing sprays between washes.
    • Schedule regular trims to maintain the health and shape of your curls.
  4. Learn to Embrace Day Two (and Three) Hair:
    • Embrace the beauty of second and third-day hair by experimenting with different styling techniques or using hair accessories to switch up your look.

Take is as a journey 

Your curly hair salon experience is a journey of self-expression and celebration. By following these tips before, during, and after your appointment, you ensure that your curls receive the care and attention they deserve. Embrace your unique curls with confidence and let your salon-fresh curls shine long after you’ve left the stylist’s chair.

Have you found a curly hair specialist?

We would be happy if you could mention CurlFinder when you visit the hairdresser.

Feel free to tag @CurlFinder on your socials, for e.g. after or during your visit at the curly hair salon.

We would highly appreciate if you recommend CurlFinder to your Curlfriends.

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