Curls Gone Wild Salon
I am Melanie Brown owner of Curls Gone Wild Salon. For the past 15 years I have had the honor to pass my knowledge to dozen of curly clients and stylists in training.
Everyone always asks how does a straight hair chick specializes in curly hair. Well I always had an adoration for curly hair and curly hair women were always beautiful in my eyes. I always wanted curly hair and after countless failed perms on myself, I gave birth to my beautiful Curly daughter Anamaria. Shortly after that I graduated from Beauty school. That's when the journey started. I loved her hair and there was no way I would straighten it. But I realized what I was taught about hair in beauty school just was not working for her hair. Every time I would try a cut on her, I had learned in one of my advanced classes (which by the way are all performed on wet hair) her curls always dried and shrunk into a mullet. Business in the front, party in the back lol. I realized this was due to her curls being much tighter in the front then in the back. So common sense told me just to cut it dry. And after discovering the Curly Girl Book by Lorraine Massey, in which dry cutting on curly hair is recommended, I never returned to wet cuts again.
Anamaria's curls at 5y.o and now. Her curls use to not want to define and just 'puffed up'. I used to think that was just how her curls are. After years of studying it, I came to understand that curls can be trained and cultivated. I noticed that most of the issues, I.e frizz, excessive tangling, puffiness and so on was due to how I treated it.
Now her curls define very easily and are very low maintenance. This didn't happen over night. Her curls are a result of being treated, trained and cultivated properly over years.
Had we've been brushing or even straightening her curls there would be no way they would look like this.
My goal is to share my knowledge and experience and to show that curly hair is beautiful and most importantly EASY! I encourage you to stop looking for the next miracle product. I encourage you to stop focusing on differences between curls and rather look for its similarities.
My daughters hair took years to figure out. But we were determined. I loved her curls but dreaded the upkeep. I lost count on how much time and money we spent. The worst was experiencing her tears every time we detangled her curls. We would spent hours on detangling only turn around couple hours later and find it tangled again. As a mother I knew this cant be right.
Today we have a very easy system to maintain her curls. A once a week wash routine and a daily 10-15min refresh routine.
If you would like to find out how to take care of your curls or are a mother of a curly girl/boy book your educational session today. *
*If your child is under 10 years old please email Melanie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Philosophy on Curls! We DON'T shampoo curly hair!
A healthy scalp and hair cleanser is the first step to beautiful, perfect curls. Most shampoos contain harsh, dehydrating detergents that create lather that strip curls of their moisture and irritate skin. We will show you how to break your shampoo dependency and cleanse your hair in a way that will keep it hydrated and healthy.
We discourage you from blowfrying your curls!
Straightening your curls occasionally is like smoking a cigarette every once in a while you'd be surprised how much damage can be done from just that once! We will show you that over time and with good care, the memory of the curls lock in, the frizz disappears, and your curls elongate.
We cut curly hair dry!
Every curly persons hair is different, in the tightness of curl, how randomly the curls are distributed, and how they naturally frame the face. So you will never find the right cut in a magazine or hair book. There is not a style for curly heads. Cutting curly hair dry is essential. it is about what you leave not what you snip off. Imagine each strand of hair lying in its rightful place as if it were a branch on a tree. We are not going to change or manipulate it, just respond to it. Please make sure your wear your curls in their natural state. Each individual curl should be visible (not brushed out or worn in a pony tail).
We will teach you how to do your hair at home!
Your first time curly cut will take up to 90 min. That is because we will go over each step with you, so you can do the same at home. And to ensure that your new routine sticks we offer you a complimentary refresher course. That means you can come back anytime and go through the routine hands on with the help of your stylist for free!
**The info displayed on this page is partially taken out of the Curly Girl Book**