One curly girl helping other curly girls learn to love their hair. I offer curl lessons and product knowledge to help you achieve your best curls.
I was told this was a curly salon but it seems to focus on other things... not a true curly salon. I was not unhappy with my service necessarily but this is not the best salon I've been to by far. There are tons of curly stylists out there now, thank goodness, who do a better job.
I finally got a cut here due to lack of options left in Barrie after Krista Leavitt left. Let me just say Spend your money elsewhere!! I got layers done and she left me with huge gaps and shelves that make my hair look totally thin!! I am told that I have easy hair to work with however Nadine not only managed to mess up my cut but also styled me frizzy and completely unmoveable curls. It turns out Krista totally still takes Barrie clients people!! I spoke to her and she will gladly clean up this mess. I will not come back to this salon, they do not seem to know or even have nice curls.
I have short, thick, greying curly hair. Stylist did not cut into the curls, in order to create supportive structure for the longer ones. Really disappointed. My hair looks dense and helmet like. Not a curly specialist. Please seek out a genuine Curly Specialist elsewhere.
My hair is growin for once since seeing Nadine. I've been using her recommendation of products which have cut down my frizz, and washing my hair less. Also been receiving olaplex treatments. Saved my hair honestly. She is happy and such a good stylist. She is passionate and happy with her job and I love that she makes me feel at home everytime.
It's like what they say about some things you cannot cheap out on. I have extremely Coily hair that I do not like relaxed. Nadine helped me to understand my curls and what they need for hydration and shape. I now love my natural hair. I've been to many people who claim to know my hair and haven't delivered. I know it's hard to deal with curly hair but please, if you are not a curly hair specialist. Do not claim to be. Nadine knows her stuff and I feelSo blessed to have met her !!!! After many many many visits elsewhere in town leaving unpleased.
Nadine was so accommodating to my needs when I had another "curly hair" stylist butcher my cut and color. She got me in in a respectable time an made me feel like I was her priority. She fixed my color and explained how we were going to shape my curls until it was back to the way it should be. I cannot thank her enough. I was in tears almost as I sat in her chair and in tears again when I left. But for good reason I love the comfortable environment. Feels like I'm hanging with a friend and catching up ;). Thanks again Nadine. I refer Every curly girl to you.
I am new to Barrie and am looking for a new curly stylist. Nadine is an ok stylist aside from the long nails scraping my scalp. What struck me was the bizarre atmosphere in the salon. After reading her rant down below I can see maybe she has other problems than a few bad reviews.I may come back if I can't find a better stylist but I am pretty sure that i can.
Hi, I am not sure how it happened but I did get a good cut from this place (so..two stars) however I somewhow I ended up crunchy AND frizzy... I would go back for another cut if I could get to do my own hair afterwards except that the colour I got was totally different from what I asked for and I can do better somewhere else I know it
I didn't like the salon and I didn't like the stylist. Nothing else to discuss really... she seems like a bit of a spazz and her service is no better than all of the other salons in Barrie
I went to this salon once but honestly despite the decent service there is too much drama surrounding this salon. I will not return as I do not like negativity. It certainly looks like someone is writing false reviews on this page BOTH good and bad. ONE stylist cannot possibly have 10 good reviews in one day.
There is no replacement for Krista. After trying Nadine twice (three actually, she was owner of Curl Cabin that went under about 2 years ago) I have decided to make the trek to Kingston to continue with Krista who is Canada's best curly stylist. Nadine only did basic training but Krista is the goddess of curly hair.
Have had Nadine as a stylist for myself and two children and we LOVE her!Ny hair is bone straight and I have Malato children a boy and a girl with very different hair from each other but both curly. Nadine is able to work on all three of us with supreme knowledge professionalism and class. Her home is open to us as clients and her family is always very much in the background of a very clean home. Nadine not only cuts and colours our hair but she also educates us on how to handle our hair and what products work and don't work for each of us. I find the level of expertise well beyond comparison to the several shops we have used throughout barrie, Toronto and north of here. The fees that Nadine charges are very well priced and comparable to shops in the GTA and Barrie are less than half of what I have paid in the past. Which only shows the level of professionalism Nadine is; refusing to price gauge even though her work is supreme
I have been to Nadine for over 8 years now - meeting in a Barrie curl salon, following her to a curl salon in Toronto, then to her own salon in Toronto and back to Barrie. She taught me how to handle and care for my curly hair. I have never left disappointed & always have compliments on my cut & colour. I have sent many curly haired women to her and they have all been pleased with the results. I am amazed at the pictures of the transformations she posts!! You can tell she knows her stuff!! I have always loved her decisions and choices with my hair and I am someone who trusts her enough to let her do whatever she wants from cut to colour!! I go to Nadine for her talent, skills, education in herself and to me about my hair and her flexibility in scheduling. Her home is clean, does not smell and her daughter is quiet and lovely. If you want to pay more for the fancy atmosphere, you go ahead! I'm paying for talent ;) she's a joy ;)
Nadine has cut my hair for several years and I am always pleased! Even as my hair grows my cut keeps working for me. I am not a curly girl, just very wavy.
Did not realize how great my hair could be until I met Nadine a year ago - night and day change. I never realized what a difference one person could make! Now I love my curls and am not abusing my hair washing it daily with damaging shampoos. Getting a dry cut first was such a revelation - always wondered how a stylist could know how my hair behaves after it is already wet? Now I know, they can't!As for having a salon in her home, more power to her - felt very welcomed and my hair has never felt more pampered and that is what it is all about
Hi, I'm Nadine of Curls by Nadine. I'm going to take a moment here if I may and address some of the negative reviews I see here. Firstly, I rarely book clients when my daughter is here and when I do I let my clients know when they book that she will be here. She is NEVER unsupervised, my boyfriend watches her when I do hair. I think it's extremely, extremely disrespectful to give me a bad review because my child is home while I work. She is quiet and very well behaved for her age. And I do not appreciate being attacked as a mother or a stylist for something that is untrue. My home smelling of smoke???? I do not smoke, I have never smoked in my life. I would never allow anyone to smoke in my home. Once again this is an attack on me as a mother. Not acceptable. I do light incense, if that bothers you, just say so and I won't light it. I follow up with ALL my clients new and old, within a week. If you are so unhappy with your hair or your experience here I'd greatly appreciate it if you would just tell me when I follow up with you instead of giving me a bad review. I 100% guarantee my work, if you're not happy please just say so and we'll fix it. My salon is in my home. I don't own my home, I rent it. So I'm sorry if it's not fancy but I'm not about to renovate a home that I do not own. I made it look the best I can with what I'm able to do. "I'm not deva certified". Well here's why it only says Deva inspired stylist. In 2009 I went to NYC to train with Loraine Massey. I became a Deva inspired stylist. I went back to NYC in 2011 to do a Curlaboration course. I became a Deva Curl Architect. A few years later Loraine Massey was bought out and left Deva. When that happened they decided to change their education system. They added more classes and changed everyone's classifications. My Devacurl education has not changed, only my title has and I don't appreciate being reviewed negatively about something you know nothing about. I owned my own curly hair salon in Toronto for 5 years before I sold it to move to Barrie. I built a salon from nothing and grew it into something someone wanted to purchase from me. In a total of 5 years I had a total of 3 negative reviews. So to be seeing all these negative reviews in such a short period of time is extremely frustrating. I have only improved my skills over the years and am currently working towards being a Deva Curl Coach. I hope anyone new reading these reviews takes a moment to read this and the others. Please do not base your decisions on the reviews about my home salon but based on my skills as a curly hair specialist.Thank you Nadine, curls by Nadine.
I have never met a stylist with more passion for their work. It was a chance encounter finding Nadine and I am so happy for it. She never once saw my hair as a challenge like many other previous stylists I've had. I trusted her immediately when she told me she would love to cut my hair. She is incredibly well informed on how to properly care for curly hair and helped me to learn to properly style and care for my hair to the point that I have so much added confidence. I wouldn't trust another stylist at this point and would highly recommend her services. I look forward to my next cut! Thanks to Nadine
Nadine is Barrie's own curly hair specialist! I'm so glad I found her again after many years. She is always accommodating when I need a last minute appointment. She has never let me down. She is one who truly cares about her client's satisfaction. It's not about the money. When I told her I wanted to cut my hair she asked me if it was something I have thought about for a while or a spur of the moment decision. She told me to think about it and if it was something I was ready for then we would cut it next time. I didn't do it! I've read some of the reviews and the negative ones are shocking. How does one comment negatively when they have not been to her salon?! You would see that Nadine is certified with a number of certificates DISPLAYED on the wall - nothing to hide. Her salon is clean, cozy and relaxing and stocked with quality Diva Curl products for us curly gurlz. Then to comment on her little girl?! Nadine likes to schedule her appts most often when her daughter is not home. One can go to other salons and find kids running around there but never has her daughter been seen or heard when I am there. There are stylists at a salon I went to who proclaim they are 'curly hair specialists' with no certifications but because they watched Nadine for a few hours?! I need to be able to trust a stylist with my hair. I trust Nadine with all her working experience both in Toronto and Barrie and her ability to work with ALL textures of hair! Nadine wishing you continued success❤
I have been with Nadine for NINE years now! She is an angel! I always hated my hair, it is so tightly coiled I could never get it looking good. Until I met Nadine. The first day we met was the worst day! Her boyfriend was being a jerk, and my husband was losing his job, but I still left looking amazing. I have followed her from salon to salon to salon, happily! We have grown my hair to my waist, but since have had to cut it shorter due to my disability. She is always available for advice, consultation, or a quick laugh. I am proud to call her a good friend now. I hold her in very high esteem. Few work harder. There is a reason I, who have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, force my husband to drive me and our two autistic children an hour and a half each way to see her. She is that good. I am mostly bedridden at home, but I still want to look good. I won't let anyone else touch my hair. She is an expert colourist as well. I carry her cards on me, as I have people stopping me in Sephora (my main hang out) to ask who does my hair. My friend is trekking from Hamilton to Barrie to see her, and my sister is waiting until she returns from teaching English in Beijing. This nonsense about a smoky house has to stop. I cannot tolerate even a whiff of smoke, and I am extraordinarily sensitive, I did not smell a thing. Nadine does not smoke, in fact she is a health nut. That's just crazy. Any time I have seen her daughter she has been beautifully behaved and we'll supervised, in fact, my children hope to get a chance to play with her each time I go, they just adore her, as do I, but she's always had childcare. Honestly, take it from me, if you ever have problems with Nadine's work, why don't you politely let her know? I am certain she would be mortified someone was not completely satisfied and work with you to fix the problem to the best of her ability. I mean, I don't ride in the car for 3 hours round trip in excruciating pain for a lousy haircut now, do I? No Way! Think about it.
Nadine is my hero. I am consistently pleased after seeing her every time. I stopped driving down to Toronto after I found her as she is the first person around here that has been able to handle my hair, and I've tried countless salons in Barrie that claim they can handle curly hair. She always has great advice on which products to chose and is knowledgeable in all of them. It is a home run salon and I have been there both while her daughter is home and when she is not and I have felt welcome every time. So happy I've found a local stylist who is actually good at her craft!
I just like to be pampered and this is not the place for it.
I tried Nadine a couple months back and while I have no complaints about her cutting technique, her styling is terrible. I was crusty and frizzy at the same time and I can't say Ive ever ended up that bad. Now that I see the reviews I am wondering.. is she or isn't she certified? She sells her services as if she is and displays it on her instagram, totally true.. and isn't it weird that most of the good reviews were written on the same day? What are the odds.
I don't even know where to begin. Do I start with letting you know that the haircuts I receive from Nadine are actually the best I've had? I couldn't be any more sincere saying this. Because she cuts to match your curls, the cut actually suits you, it's easy to style, and looks great grown out.The products I use too, have helped so much with the eczema that I have. Nadine recommended that I start with low poo to get used to it first. After one large bottle of that, I was using No Poo. This feels great on my scalp.Nadine let me know what products I needed and how to use them to get the best results on my own. I remember hating my hair and feeling so lost with it. Thank you Nadine, for being amazing at what you do. Your talent speaks for itself. I come from out of town just to see you and always will!
I have been a client of Nadine for 5 years now and have followed her wherever she is and always will. I drive all the way from hamilton to come and see her because I have beautiful hair and do not trust anyone touching it but her. My sister who is a cancer survivor makes the same trip I do, I introduced her to Nadine after she lost all her hair and was trying to grow it back. She asked so many hairstylist in the gta regarding extensions and no one could come up with a solution but Nadine did and now her hair is all grown thanks to Nadine giving her proper extensions, treatment and dietary advice to help her hair growth and care. It was a tough time for my sister and honestly if it wasn't for Nadine I don't know how a young girl like her could have survived the thoughts of just losing all her hair. I thank Nadine everytime I see her for changing and helping someone life and image when they almost gave up and helping her feel beautiful . Thank you Nadine!! You re an angel !!
I found Nadine after making the very long trip to Curl Ambassadors in Toronto and Vaughan for several years. I was delighted to find Nadine and shorten my drive for a haircut by an hour each way. I get the same great cut as I did at Curl Ambassadors. My hair looks wonderful and I feel great about it. Real review with a real name - from a REAL customer who is very happy.
Nadine is the most knowledgeable stylist I've ever encountered! She's the only person I trust to cut my hair properly and was the only stylist who ever taught me to style my curly hair and finally help me love my curls! She uses excellent quality products, provides a clean, professional atmosphere (I don't want to pay extra for fancy - I want clean and practical and comfortable). I've known and followed Nadine for years because of her skill, knowledge, professionalism and training (I'm confused to read the review stating she's not certified - I know for a fact she is and it shows in her work). Absolutely, positively worth investing your time to get to her. I won't go anywhere else!(I've never smelled smoke anywhere near her home salon - it always smells lovely)
I cannot thank her enough for taking care of my unruly hair. I've walked around for years with what can be described as a beast of hair. I am so so happy to have had the pleasure of Nadine and her knowledge. She is one of a kind. It is so hard to find good stylists around this area. I've been to Toronto and it just didn't measure up. I love Nadine. She is also so wonderfully nice. I look forward to every visit. (i come from peterborough now )
Nadine is so talented. I am baying happy to have been her customer for 9 years. She is extremely knowledgeable...she takes each of my crazy curls into consideration (my hair is very different curl patterns all over) she is great at explaining what I need to do to ensure my curls are hydrated and look great for days.... My confidence is much better than it was and I have to thank Nadine and her talent and reccomendations of product. And olaplex saved my life.She definitely is passionate and I love the laid back home salon!!! I will never go to anyone else. This girl knows her stuff. Once imitated never duplicated. I have yet to find anyone more qualified in over 20 years..... I love you Nadine
I'm a little confused. I found this stylist on instagram and chose her because she claims to be deva certified but this site lists her as only Inspired. I know full well there is a high degree of difference and it shows in the cut. I just thought you should know that this particular stylist tells tales and that her salon is sub par despite her rantings on instagram.
Before visiting Nadine, I could not embrace my curls. I've tried many different products and felt like every day was Russian roulette.Nadine has changed the way I view my curls, thanks to her knowledge in product and cutting curly hair. I'm so happy and couldn't ask for anything better! I wear my curls with pride now. If you're tired of feeling out of control or lost when it comes to embracing what mother nature has blessed you with, I promise Nadine will NOT disappoint you. I drive over 2 hours just to see her. It'll be the best decision you've made for yourself in a long time!
I found Nadine about 5 years ago and have never looked back. She's the only consistent and reliable stylist/colorist for my curls. She also did a fantastic job for my wedding (8 up dos) as well as one of my best friends (6 up dos). Super professional and actually listens to her clients. It's a pleasure to sit in her chair.
Nadine has made me truly love my curly hair. I always felt that my previous stylists were burdened with having to deal with my thick curly hair until I met Nadine. She is so passionate about perfecting the curls and teaching her clients how to properly care for curly hair. She is also incredibly talented with accentuating my natural curl- I couldn't tell you the last time I straightened this hair. She is my curl champion and it feels awesome to finally find a stylist who gives me this amount of confidence with my hair :-)
Wow, Nadine knows curly hair. I had my first hair cut with her today and really enjoyed the experience. Nadine is incredibly knowledgable about curly hair and really listens to your needs. The best part of today, was that I didn't feel the need to go home and restyle my curls, they were perfect, well defined, zero frizz and nice and soft when I left!! Thank you Nadine!!
I have been seeing Nadine for years now. I went natural about 4 years ago and needed someone that understood my new choice. From the moment I met her she was kind, warm and professional. In my first appointment Nadine asked me what my long term hair goals were and explained to me that the stylist client relationship was based on trust and that she would absolutely not make any drastic changes to my hair until that trust was established. She educated me further on the Curly Girl Method and Deva and I left her salon with an amazing cut and a pamphlet about taking care of my unruly curls. When I told her I wanted to go back blonde she didn't just say okay lets do it. She asked me if I was sure, if I was going through a break up and why I wanted to do something so drastic. She went through the process of going lighter, the damage that would be done to my hair and what the upkeep would entail. Two years later I am still getting compliments on the colour of my hair. Trained in new york, owned her own salon at 30, an amazing mother to a gorgeous curly headed little girl and just a genuinely nice person. She inspires me with her hardwork and hustle and I could never trust anyone with my curls. Now that I actually travel to Barrie to get my hair done I can say with certainty that her house absolutely does NOT smell and she doesn't smoke. I don't think those other "reviewers" have even had their hair done by Nadine let alone have stepped foot in her home. And I would much rather go to her warm, inviting home than that hideous TRASHY BSO she was working at in Barrie when she left Toronto. Im going to review that place next.
Message Nadine is a hair angel who is hardworking, dedicated, trained and professional all the time. Her home salon is clean and comforting. Don't believe any bad reviews about her or her home, some past employers are very vendictive when an amazing stylist leaves the company and all her clients follow. How shamefull that a company or undividuals of a company would stoop so low as to sabotage a young woman just trying to be successful and support her daughter. I am a long time client who gets everything from colour, cut, olaplex, keratin and even extensions done and have never experienced anything but wonderful from Nadine.
It was a decent cut but there are so many better stylists a little more south who can do a better job and who have curly hair. Also I agree with the last review that the salon isn't very luxurious.
I used to like nadine, i really did. But she has changed my appointment so many times i cant rely on her. Her house also smells like cigarettes and i am allergic.
I am desperately trying to replace my beloved curly rock star who moved away. This is not going to be my replacement. I tried, but I left with very crunchy hair that was straight at the ends and an unshapely cut. This salon is in a personal home and it was an uncomfortable atmosphere with a child running around apparently unsupervised. We are much better off in Toronto where there are deva certified (key word certified) stylists with more education and experience who work in nice professional salons.
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This revolutionary cutting technique was designed for curls, waves and all natural textures. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, while dry, in its natural state according to your lifestyle, personality and preferences. This service includes a curl coaching session and a personalized DevaCurl product prescription that makes it easy to maintain your style at home.
This customized cutting technique springs from the DevaCurl foundational principles catering to highly textured, super curly clients. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, in its natural state, according to your curl pattern, desired style, personality and lifestyle. This service includes a personalized curl coaching session and DevaCurl product prescription that makes it easy to maintain your style at home.
Your stylist will use our signature dry-cutting technique, so please arrive at the salon with your curls detangled and dry, in their natural state. Before your appointment, it’s best to let your hair hang loosely—avoid ponytail holders or clips.
This award-winning technique was designed to add gorgeous, light-reflecting highlights to curls. Pintura Highlighting offers the perfect harmony and balance to curls giving brilliance and dimension to perfectly compliment your DevaCut.
The beauty of this service is the customized design for every client. The luxurious process begins with a thorough cleanse and conditioning. Next, your stylist will shape and style your curls the way you want them to fit your lifestyle. This service is perfect for those who want to embrace their curls, and learn the fundamentals of daily curl care.
Customized and designed for every client, this service provides tremendous value when caring for super curly hair. Whether you are already wearing your hair natural or making a transition, your Deva trained stylist will guide you on a path to revealing your curls’ greatest potential! The luxurious process begins with a thorough cleanse and conditioning, followed by a coaching and styling session for daily curl care. Your stylist will guide you with styling choices and appropriate products for your hair so that you look and feel as beautiful as you are.