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Upcoming Trip to Curl Ambassadors

Well folks, I’ve finally done it. I am officially booked in for a hair appointment at a salon that specializes in dealing with curly hair, The Curl Ambassadors, in Toronto. As someone who has rarely been pleased with hair cut experiences (with the exception of my mother’s friend and long-term trimmer and colourist of my hair, who has looked after me since the age of 12!), I am very much looking forward to this new experience.

Things they will do (that I’ve never had done before):

1) cut my hair dry – an important curly girl necessity, as you can’t really judge how high the curl will bounce if you cut it when it’s wet.

2) use Curly Girl approved hair products that are sulfate and silicone-free!

3) trim each clump of curls at a certain point to ensure that maximum curl is being produced!

I’m looking for something more voluminous – I love me a good afro – but know that competing with, say, Solange Knowles probably isn’t going to happen with my hair type. What kind of shape should I go for? And, most importantly – has anyone – curly or straight – ever had such a kickass hair cutting experience that they can’t stop raving about it to their friends? I truly hope that’s what this experience will be for me. I will most definitely do a review on The Curl Ambassadors after March 8 (when my appointment is), so until then – my excitement keeps building!



  1. Sounds like these guys are quite the experts! I feel like I just learned a lot about curly hair! You will have to snap a pic and show us the final product, can’t wait to see it! 😜

    • Jess A

      Thanks, Shani! Hair cutting is always a curly girl’s worst nightmare. Hopefully, this doesn’t end up that way!

  2. One of my curly hair friends went to a place similar to this in Richmond, Va. She had nothing but good things to say about her experience. I have yet to do anything like this, but am feeling like I need to find something different, as my curly-haired hairdresser is no longer doing hair! And I’ve been with her since I was 13! I’m sure you can imagine my despair! Fingers crossed its fabulous 🙂

    • Jess A

      I know all too well the anxiety that comes with your hairdresser retiring or moving. So many terrible haircut potentials!! Do your research, be willing to spend a little extra, and get tons of references, if possible. I looked this place up online and the majority of reviews were quite good. You never know, though!

      I will let you know how this whole thing turns out!

  3. Curious as to what you think! I went there once about 4 years ago, and though I was really excited, I wasn’t thrilled with my experience. Even though they say they do dry cuts, they didn’t, which I found weird.

    The best experience I’ve had – and the only hairdresser I’ve gone to more than once – is at Coupe Bizarre on Queen West, with Jimi. The man is amazing, and cuts each curl one at a time. Have never been happier!

    Hope it goes well for you and looking forward to your review!

    • Jess A

      Thanks! That is bizarre that they didn’t do dry cutting. Sorry you had kind of a crappy experience. I will let you know how it went with me, but in the meantime…it’s awesome that you have a hairdresser you love that much! If Curls Ambassadors is no hell, I will have to check him out. Thanks for the recommendation, Shannon!

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