Being a curly girl herself, Dana is our go-to stylist for clients embracing their natural curl patterns and textures!
Dana has been in the hair industry for over 20 years, owning a salon in Charleston, South Carolina before relocating to Chapel Hill. We sat down with Dana to get to know the stylist behind so many happy clients!
What is your favorite part of working with curly hair?
-I love the versatility of waves and teaching people who have never loved their hair how to embrace their curl. I also love doing American waves and body perms on clients with straight or limp hair.
What products are game changers for those with curls?
-Goldwell Kerasilk has great smoothing products to help with frizz. Oribe Gel serum is great for fine, wavy hair that needs a boost, and Curl Control Silkening Cream gives soft control on thicker hair. Bumble and bumble’s Curl line is great. The most important thing is starting with the right shampoo and conditioner. Most people with curly hair worry more about styling and forget the importance of poo/cond.
What is your best advice for someone learning to embrace their natural curl in this NC humidity?
-The secret to curly hair that you will love is a good haircut and the right products. Look for something with moisturizing properties to tame your curls, and consider investing in products that will protect your style, like the Oribe Impermeable anti humidity spray!
What is your favorite part about being a hairstylist here at Citrine?
-The endless amounts of education! I always feel like there’s so much more to learn and Citrine really helps us grows as stylists. I love incorporating everything we learn and using new techniques with our clients.