Hey! So, I realized that I posted initially about my curly hair review a while ago, but the time has finally come – I went this past Saturday to the Toronto Harbord Street location of Curl Ambassadors. And it. Was. Awesome.
First things first: my hair had been complaining for a while. You know you should probably get a haircut when you mistake a hair elastic for a ball of hair, right? I wanted a better overall shape, and a trimming of all the gross split ends. I wanted to make sure that my length was retained, although the longer my hair gets, the curlier it seems to go (what a frustrating little minx my hair is!).
You can see how frizzy my hair was. Some curl definition, but overall, just sort of pissed-off looking. My hair is done with winter, man. It’s done with a lot of things, it seems.
So, Joe and I made the Greyhound trek to Toronto for me to get my hair done and just generally make a day of it. We stumbled off the bus, still a little bleary-eyed from lack of coffee, visited the nearby Starbucks, and traipsed to The Silver Snail and the mall before making the hike to 159 Harbord Street. Well worth it.
Upon first entering, I was struck by how cozy, tiny, and feel-good-vibe busy this place was. Women of all different curl types were coming in and out, shaking their curls upside down, laughing and hugging and chatting. It felt pretty damn awesome and relaxing to be there. For me. Joe beat a hasty exit once my stylist came out to take me. Quiet reading and coffee suit him better.
My stylist was Elisha, and she was lovely. She sat me down, asked me about my curly hair routine, and was quite knowledgeable. I learned that I have fine hair, but a lot of it, and that it’s difficult for me to get volume because my hair really likes to spiral together (hey, Shirley Temple comparisons!). She talked about her experience there – 4 years – and how they had gotten a Lorraine Massey representative to come in and train everyone in the dry cut. I loved the dry cut. It was quick, got rid of lots of unhappy hair ends, and I was on to the sink in no time. The DevaCurl products that she used on my hair were lovely – it felt like no residue was left on my hair, and such a nice smell. Elisha also explained the entire process to me as she was doing it. My favourite part was the shake out – front, side, side, back – to make sure that the products were evenly distributed on my hair. Then under the dryer and onto the diffuser drying process.
I left with an extremely bouncy, soft feeling in my curls, as well as a bottle of the DevaCurl Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam and some hair clips. I paid for the cut, taxes, foam, clips, and tip for around $150. I would definitely go back here, and if there are any curlies in the Toronto area, I would definitely recommend checking this out!
Finally, my hair after (because I’m smart and forgot to get Elisha to take the photos…sorry!):
Where was your best haircut? Do you always go to the same stylist? Have you ever had a dry cut? (Ok, I’ll stop with the questions. FOR NOW.).