Michelle’s Curly Cut with Carlos Flores
I arrived in Notting Hill with some time to spare and went to a coffee shop to compose myself…didn’t want to appear too eager. I had no idea there were such lovely shops in that area. Yay!
At 15h50 I walked into Unruly Studio and was given a warm welcome. Carlos wasn’t there yet so I sipped my water (waaaay too nervous to even think of having wine) and watched what was happening in the corner of the salon. A Curly was having her hair dried and the stylist was using a diffuser. He seemed to be very patient and meticulous about what he was doing. I checked the time on my phone and when I looked up the Curly was lying back in her chair, completely horizontal, and the stylist was diffusing the underneath bits of her hair. I’m thinking “please don’t let me have to do this”.
Carlos was on time and by the time the introductions were finished I felt totally at ease. He started by showing me a few ‘tricks’ to revive my curls that were quick and easy to do and they definitely work as I’ve been able to do it myself since then.
The conversation flowed freely covering topics from favourite TV shows to family trees and of course to hair care.
Carlos said I should deep condition my hair at least 3 times a week and if I could then even more often would be better.
No more plopping for me, I should just squeeze out the water from root to tip and this will retain the curl formation when my hair dries.
Carlos showed me at least 5 different hairstyles in the space of about 10 minutes! All of them easy-peasy.
The way he dried my hair was different too (well at least for me) – he used a diffuser but didn’t let it touch my hair. No touching of the curls while the hair is still wet! It looked great when he was done.
Curly Hair Tips:
I feel like I’ve missed something out. Oh yeah! I had a haircut as well! Carlos highlighted the obvious ‘v’ formation that I had going on and we agreed that he needed to straighten that line a bit. He cut my hair dry (another first) and it seemed he cut curl by curl. Ah, the joy of an appointment with Carlos! The beauty of it is that Carlos recommends a cut only every 8 months to a year so ￡100 isn’t all that bad (leaving plenty of time to save in between appointments). An appointment with Carlos isn’t a treat, it’s a necessity!
The 2 hours flew by and Carlos, the Super Awesome Curl Guru (he’s so beyond genius in my books), has gained a customer for life!
Thank you Keisha Jo and all the CG’s who voted for me.