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10 tips for Styling Curly Hair

1. Use  a lot of styling product!! – we suggest Brocato CurlKarma curl energizing cream to style and DevaCurl NoPoo for wash (you don’t need a lot of NoPoo, just add more water if it doesn’t get all the way through)

2. Bring your styling product into the shower.

3. Do not brush curls out of the shower, if combing is needed do it with the conditioner in your hair with a wide tooth comb rinse and then begin styling process.

4. Add product to soaking wet hair and always listen for a scrunch noise. This sound means you have enough water in your hair and helps evenly distribute the product.

5. Use a cotton t-shirt/ sweat shirt or a micro fiber/ shammy towel instead of a regular towel to reduce frizz. Use the scrunch motion while drying, try to only scrunch each section once or twice, if you repetively go over it it can contribute to frizz.

6. If using a diffuser do not move it around in the hair, place hair in the diffuser and hold towards head, keep it still for at least 3 minutes in each section. This will amplify your curls. Try not to point it up away from you head it eill create little frizzy fly aways.

7. If you are air drying the less you disrupt the hair, or curl pattern the less frizz you will create. Remember curls don’t like to be touched, we want to set them in there natural position. This is a hard one for all you hair tossers out there…

8. Once hair is at least 80% dry use a shine spray or oil, I suggest Lanza Neem Silk Serum. Or a nice Hair spray for those of you who need more encouragement with your curls, I suggest Sebastian SHAPER.

9. Always get your hair cut by some who is experience with curls. Lots of stylists will say they can, but ask more questions like, “Do you use a razor or Thinning shears?” and “Do you dry cut?”. Hair stylist should not use  these tools on your hair it will increase frizz. Dry Cutting can be very beneficial for the really curly girls.

10. Use professional product, the DevaCurl product line is a new amazing innovative product line for curls, seek it out and use it it works!!!

At Vanilla Alley Hair Salon we retail all products listed above and Alex Huston has over 10 year experience specializing in curly textured hair styling. You will be in good hands at our Salon!20150326_112109

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Curly Hair Specialist

Alex's hair Competition photo

Alex’s  hair Competition photo

Have you been searching for some one to properly cut your curls. At Vanilla Alley Hair Salon we have heard all the horror stories from clients about the experiences they have had with their past hair cuts. Alex Huston has specialized in curly hair for over 10 years. You will be safe in her hands. Alex has cut all types of curls from Afro hair, to hair that needs a lot of encouragement to curl.  She also teaches curly hair cutting classes at the VIU Hairdressing program. Come in and get a cut that works with your natural curl, and walk out styled with beautiful curls (not straightened or puffed out! )

Attention Curly Hair People

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Do you have curly hair? Do you know some one who struggles with their curls? Want some new styling techniques?

Come see us at Vanilla Alley Hair Salon Downtown Nanaimo. We specialize in curly hair.  Our own Alex Huston teaches Curly Hair cutting Classes for the students a the VIU Hairdressing program. She has been specializing in Curly hair for over 10 years. If you have been searching for a hairdresser look no further. We will not cut too much off, we will not over texturize, we will not let you leave with a huge puffy afro 🙂 and we promise you will leave happy and feeling great!

Give us a call for an appointment today~ 250.754.7313

Its Christmas soon and Alex is on Maternity leave

Well the time has come and Alex is officially started her maternity leave.  She is due on December 25th, Christmas Day!! Alex will be visiting the salon frequently, but will no be taking clients until the spring.

As for her clients, thank you for supporting her throughout the pregnancy and she wishes for you all to continue coming to the salon and seeing Kaley, Tess and Raelene.  All three are very experienced and talented.

Kaley is amazing with Short hair and her colors are fabulous.

Tess has a great knowledge of thick hair and she specializes in achieving the perfect blonde for each client!

Raelene is an expert with fine hair and her highlights are amazing!

All three are great with curly hair, Alex has trained them well, so don’t be afraid all those curly clients out there you will be in good hands.

Also don’t forget about our new esthetician, Michel, she is in on Fridays and Saturdays. She has 10 years experience and specializes in PEDICURES! What a great gift for Christmas. She also does all other esthetic services with professionalism and perfection.

Call for your Christmas appointment ASAP, we are booking up fast.


Curly Hair Class

Once again Alex Huston is going up Vancouver Island University Hairdressing Program to teach a Curly Hair cutting class.
We will be going through the challenges stylist and clients have with curly hair. As well as a few different cutting and styling techniques. This will be the second time Alex has gone to the university to teach the curly hair cutting class. Alex has extensive training and experience with curly hair and is honored to be asked back for another class.

Don’t Fight the Curl

Ok girls enough about the chemical straightening. I am promoting your beautiful curly heads of hair. I know it is hard to find some one who knows how to cut your curls, so don’t go and straighten it with heat and chemicals, that causes damage, damage and more damage. Start embracing those curls, come see Alex at Vanilla Alley Hair Salon and you will fall in love with your curls. Once your curly hair is cut properly it will be easier to style and very sexy !
Don’t delay make an appointment soon. 250.754.7313.