Emerald, that is certified with Deva Curl. She cuts curls dry, curl by curl. Emerald also colors curls and can do many different types of braids.
I went to 3 different Deva stylists until I found Emerald (through this site). She knows curls and color! What was different about Emerald was she was flexible and actually listened to what I wanted and liked. The others just did robotic styling and cutting without my input. I have stayed now for almost a year and will continue for a long time. I don't think you will be disappointed. Give her a try. Go for an appointment and see how she works with you and your curls, I think you'll find her to be a stylist you will want to return to. (as for a previous review of scheduling conflicts, I can say that hasn't happened for me. Emerald has always double checked and been flexible with my schedules and changes as needed).
After reading the Yelp reviews for Emerald, I thought I would give her a try. Please bear in mind, I NEVER actually spoke to her. All messages were done by text, including booking the appointment and the confirmations. Let the text messages speak for themselves:Friday @ 7:07 AM (SQAP): Hi ME, your appointment at EmeraldSydney on 9/2 at 3:00 PM PDT has been confirmed.Friday @7:08AM (Me to Emerald): Booked it. Thank you.Friday @ 3:08 PM (SQAP): Hi Me, your appointment at EmeraldSydney on 9/2 at 3:00 PM PDT is coming up.Friday @4:15 PM (Emerald to Me): Awesome. Let me know if you have any questions. My salon is located in Carlsbad off Jefferson in a building called Sola Salon.. When you enter the building you'll head left and I am the last studio on the left.Friday @4:46 PM (Me): See you Saturday!Saturday @1:39 PM (Me to Emerald)This is ME. Is my appt today at 3?Sat @1:50 PM (Emerald to Me): It says Sunday on my schedule.Sat @1:50 PM (Me to Emerald) It should be the 2nd. Sat @3:08 (SQAP): Hi Me, your appointment at EmeraldSydney on 9/3 at 3:00 PM PDT is coming up.Sat @ 3:27 PM (ME to Emerald): I have confirmation for 9/2/17 at 3:00. And I I also got a confirmation for 9/3/17 at 3:00. I don't recall making appts for both days. Well, I hope I see and meet you Sunday 9/3/17 at 3.Sunday @ 12:17 PM (Emerald to Me): I think I'm not the right stylist for you. I hope you can find another curly stylist.. The way I see it: Holiday weekend - 3 days. Saturday afternoon appointment, she blew me off and rescheduled the appointment for Sunday, same time. Why would I book an appointment on Saturday and then another appointment again on Sunday? Wouldn't her computer have confirmed both days had I actually scheduled both days? Her computer confirmed and reminded me of the Saturday appointment, It did not confirm the Sunday appointment, only the reminder sent. When I questioned the likelihood of booking 2 appointments, back to back, her spineless reaction was to cancel the appointment she rescheduled. My curls and my hairstylist are important to me. I want someone that I can openly communicate my needs and desires; integrity and professionalism are also very important. Emerald obviously does not meet my standards. I prefer to find a stylist that I can actually talk with, and not rely on modern technology.
I sat down in Emerald's chair and she said "tell me about your hair" I said "it's totally frizzy (and has a mind of its own, and some like to curl and some just don't and tangle city - OH and its frizzy!). I walked out with super bouncy curls, great shape and shine and virtually NO FRIZZ. I thought OK, but let's see how it is tomorrow after I wash and style - well that's today and I'm having an awesome hair day - bouncy curls, shine and NO frizz. Best haircut ever. Thanks Emerald (PS happy birthday)
So happy to have Emerald now working independently. She does a great job, listens to what I'm looking for and my curls/hair looks great, highly recommend!
So grateful I found Emerald. I have complete confidence in her talent and can trust her with my curls. Something that I haven't ever had before. She's brought out the best in my hair. Now I have a cut and color that really represents my personality. I look forward to getting my hair done by her, something that's new to me also. Curly hair can be a challenge. So often I would just end up wearing it in a messy bun. After seeing Emerald I am comfortable having down and curly, knowing that it looks great, and get tons of compliments on it. Yay! She's fun and knows what she's doing. What more could a girl want?!
GREAT NEWS! This is Emerald who previously worked at Ulta in San Marcos. She's located at Sola Salons (Suite 4) on Marron Road. Great little spot! This was my first curly cut in several years, I have been blow drying my hair for quite some time now and wanted to start wearing my hair curly again. I found Emerald by way of this site and she was able to schedule me the very next day! I will admit I was concerned with walking out with a short cut, however, we first discussed my concerns and she gave me exactly what I wanted! The cut is perfect and she also provided guidance on styling going forward. I recommend her 110%! #CurlsRock
Emerald is the "bomb"! My curls are beautiful since I have gotten curl cuts with her. Her salon is super nice but her prices are very reasonable. She has a great personality and is professional.
Emerald cut my hair back in October! Honestly, I didn't realize how happy I was with the cut until about 3 weeks later! I have African Americans texture hair with lots of shrinkage. I really appreciate her professional quality haircut! She really knows what she is doing. I tried to reach her yesterday at Ulta, and yesterday was her last day working at that location. I hope I can connect with her again somehow. [email protected]
My hair has been in bad shape for a long time and I'm so grateful I found Emerald! She was a lot of fun and together we came up with a plan for a style that suits me. Gently shaped, soft and curly. Perfect!
It had been 7 years since I've let anybody cut my hair, I did my research and found Emerald, after reading all the good reviews from previous clients I decided to book an appointment and it was the best decision I have made for my hair. She left the length I wanted and she managed to give my hair shape and volume. She also gave me tips on how to style and what products to use. Emerald is definitely worth the drive, she will know exactly what to do with your curls!
Best hair cut ever, my hair had never looked better, I have gotten a lot of compliments I also brought my 17 year old son to get his hair fixed after a bad haircut he needs to look good for senior pictures, he also got a lot of compliments at school, thanks Emerald you are a miracle worker, we will see you again.
I had not had a hair cut in about 10 years afraid to get it done after a very bad experience but I found Emerald on Devacurl.com and it was the best experience ever that I also brought my son to get a cut to fix a Bad cut the he got before and he was very happy that it was fixed with only a little cutting, thanks Emerald we will be back for sure.
had my first deva curl cut by Emerald, she did a great job, best my hair has ever looked. She is very easy to talk and makes you feel comfortable, love it, thank you Emerald
Emerald is the best hands down. If you're looking for the number one hairstylist for curls at a reasonable cost, she is your girl. She's worth the drive and super fun too!
I'm so glad I went to see emerald. I'm 36 and this is the first haircut that really made me happy. I got the diva cut and she also did some highlights, which actually makes my curls stand out even more. Worth the money, I highly recommend her. She knows curls. Thanks Emerald!
You can trust Emerald with your curls. She was so kind, answered all my questions and suggested products that would work for my curl. I left feeling empowered and like I actually have a style. I got second day hair! and us curly girls know that is not easy to achieve :) So grateful she put her name on the Deva Curl website! I would highly recommend Emerald to cut your glorious curls she is the best! More compliments on my hair than I've had in years. I love my curls again!
I am so happy that I found Emerald, she is truly the best with curly hair. Never going anywhere else, I drive 40 minutes just to go get a hair cut with her. I highly recommend her!
My naturally curly hair (3a) has been looking awesome since receiving Deva-cuts by Emerald. She has great skills and knows how to cut and shape curly hair. I highly recommend her.
Emerald will give you a GREAT haircut for your curly hair. She knows how to bring out the fun without the frizz. Understands curly hair is different and needs love. She's friendly, nice, and her prices are a steal!
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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.
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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.