Over a decade ago Shapes Salon & Studio introduced the Denver Metro area to Deva Curl and the Curly Method! Owner Richelle Gonzales was fortunate enough to train alongside Shari Harbinger before the Deva Academy was introduced to the industry. Richelle then decided to bring the Deva Curl products and curly cut method, along with Pintura color technique back to Denver and embraced the curly lifestyle. All of our staff at Shapes Salon & Studio are Deva Curl certified, and committed daily to embracing and inspiring all our curly clients to love their curl. Through their dedication and continued education Shapes Salon & Studio was awarded Best Salon for curly hair in Denver through Westword’s Best of Denver. Through Deva Richelle also become a certified Deva Educator and continues to innovate and educate her staff and clients on an ongoing basis. We invite you to experience Denver’s original curly salon! Bring your curls to the Shapes Deva Girls!
Richelle has made me a natural/curly hair convert. I have spent my entire life fighting my curls and doing just about anything to feel satisfied with my locks. Since elementary school, I have been blow drying my hair, trying different cuts, and following the infinite world of highlights/balayage/ombre coloring as a young adult. In my early 30s and I have yet to feel satisfied. Having a friend who went the Deva route, I decided to give it a try. Now that I have seen what my curls can actually do, with the amazing precision of Richelle, I have packed away all of my hair and curling irons and replaced the space with beautiful products, styling cream, and little metal clips. It has now been a full week since I went to see Richelle and for the first time in my life, I fee like I am seeing me, the real me. Richelle will forever be my stylist and I could not thank her enough. GIVE THE DEVA CUT A SHOT, IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING!
Visiting from out of town and desperately needed a deva cut. Shannon did a great job.
Nearly four years ago on a rainy, summer evening, I had a gal I didn't even know approach me just to tell me about Shannon at Shapes. I scheduled a consult shortly thereafter and finally at nearly 50 years old learned how to truly handle my thick, course, curly hair! Shannon keeps me de-frizzed and only she knows just how much grey I have!
As always Shapes Salon and Studio is my go to place! There is always such a warm vibe in the air as all the customers and stylist engage in conversations together. Shannon is my stylist and she is far from amazing. I have followed her throughout her journey in the industry. And would never let anyone else cut my hair. She is very knowledgeable on all products, colors and cuts for curly hair.
I found Shanon on a whim! She was fantastic and I will go back.She could tell I was nervous and explained everything as she went.She understands curly hair and went has special training with the Deva curl.Thank you!
I have natural curly hair. I found Shannon out of luck! She was kind and fantastic. She could see how nervous i was explained everything to me as she went.I will be a repeat customer.Thank you Shannon
I think I may have forgotten to give my five-star rating on the review I just wrote so, just in case, here it is!
Today I had my hair colored for the first time in my 63 years of life! I've always been afraid of it after what my mother went through when she started having hers colored. Shannon listened and really took time to understand my concerns about "roots", damaged hair and color that screams "dye job!", and I lost all of my fear. She did an incredible job! She really understands curly hair, as well, which seems to be fairly rare in Denver. (I've had more bad cuts over the 11 years I've been here than I care to remember.) And, att Shapes there is none of that "Get 'em in! Get 'em out!" stuff you encounter at so many salons, even expensive ones. I am so thankful to have discovered Shapes and Shannon!
Richelle is a lifesaver! We brought my 4 year old granddaughter in who has extremely curly hair. We were at a loss and did not know how to handle the curls. Richelle was so patient! She put up with our tender headed little girl screaming as we spent 2 hours detangling her hair. Richelle taught us how to do it and the transformation was miraculous. Now it takes us 10 minutes to do her hair and the best thing is no more tears and screaming! She loves wearing her beautiful curls down! She feels, and looks, like a princess! Thank you so much!!!
I had been looking for a stylist since January as mine had decided she was done with hair. Richelle, at Shapes Salon, had been recommended to me recently and I saw her for the first time 2 weeks ago and I'm so happy I did! She is great in every regard - a true professional in my opinion. She discussed, highlighted, cut and styled my hair - all of which turned out great! I have never had a stylist that actually took the time to really get to know my hair, make suggestions as to what would be needed to get it in the best condition and make it the most manageable as possible, while looking terrific. I would highly recommend Richelle to anyone that does not want just a run-of-the-mill hair stylist but wants a true professional stylist that really knows what she is doing. I wish I had known about her years ago.
Today I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon. She was very helpful with great tips and tricks. I left the salon feeling confident with my new curly hair and I was also given a handout on how to style my hair at home! The salon it self is very welcoming and everyone is very helpful. I will be back! If you have curly/Wavy hair Shannon is your girl!
I'm so lucky to have found Shapes Salon to help maintain my curls!Richelle and Shannon are fabulous! They have both taken the time to learn and understand my curls and they are both very detailed in the service that they provide.The Shapes Salon atmosphere is very laid back and inviting which is an added bonus to the amazing curly hair care that is offered.
Jess gives the best curly cuts I've ever had. She really understands my hair. She doesn't just cut it, she also explains what she's doing and why, and she teaches me how to make my hair look salon great every day. I can't recommend this Salon and especially Jess enough.
Please allow me to rave about this salon. This was my first time going to Shapes. I traveled from Nebraska hoping to get my hair cut the right way. Not only did I receive the perfect hair cut, I found the best stylist in the business. Shannon was so welcoming, patient, professional, and knowledgeable. I had a great experience with her. I will continue to travel from Nebraska to receive her expertise. I love my hair! Shannon, you are amazing! Thank you again.
After struggling with curly hair for 57 years, Shannon showed me how to love my hair for the first time! She is amazingly patient, has great suggestions, and moved me to embrace my hair. Through products and technique i had amazing results. Thank you Shannon and Shapes Salon!
i met with Jessica after loosing my Deva Curl Hairstylist due to her moving to another state. Jessica spent time getting to know my likes and dislikes and gave me a fun new shape and a GREAT cut!!
Shannon is fabulous! I decided to make a huge life change and hair cut too. Shannon was patient with me and gave me good suggestions for chopping my hair, but was very cautious and didn't do more than a little at a time. She told me great tips for caring for my curly/wavy hair through every step of the process. I left feeling totally satisfied with my new haircut and more confident about caring for curly hair. I will forever return to Shannon!
I contacted Shapes Salon & Studio via email approximately 2 weeks ago with several questions regarding my curly hair. I was fortunate enough to have Jessica respond to my email. She answered all of my questions and even encouraged me to call the salon. She knew I was nervous about finding a new salon and was kind enough to schedule my appointment with her. BEST.DECISION.EVER.The salon's owner was very welcoming once I arrived for my appointment, which was an added bonus to my experience.Jessica made me a believer in my extra curly hair! She explained in detail every step of the way what she was doing with my hair and why. I did not feel that my appointment was rushed, and she made sure to answer all of the questions I had after my amazing hair transformation. I could have cried once I saw my hair after Jessica worked her magic! I have found my new salon and stylist!
Richelle gave my son one of his first haircuts and he's 26 now! I wouldn't trust my hair color or cut to anyone but Richelle or someone that works closely with Richelle at Shapes. I lived in Manhattan for 5 years and waited until I came back to Denver to see Richelle for my hair care!!
I just wrote a review and am not too sure if it went through. I don't mind writing another because I can't say enough about my hairdresser Jessica. I have been going to shapes for the past two years. She even cuts my sisters and niece's hair. Jessica has never let me down. I never worry about her cutting my curls too short or my hair coming out lopsided. NOW we curly girls know what that means. LOL Check Jessica out, you will definitely not be disappointed. :0)
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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.