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I have been straightening my curly (3A, 3B) hair daily for the past decade and one day thought “Why am I fighting this everyday?!”. I made the trek from NW Indiana to see Paul in early March. He listened intently and was very thorough in teaching/helping me embark on a new curly hair routine. He gave a better shape to my hair (growing out a very short pixie cut!) and encouraged me on this new journey. My curls have never looked so defined (not frizzy!) and they continue to improve as time goes on. I can’t wait to go back sometime this summer when I have a little more hair for Paul to work with!
I was excited for a skilled curly cut and Paul went above and beyond! He took the time to teach me how to wash and style my curls which was completely different from what I thought I should be doing. Before, my curls were more like waves and I was so impressed to see my curls come back. I attended a class taught by Paul a few weeks later and learned how to make my hair look glorious on day 2. Paul is a great teacher, an amazing hair stylist, and definitely knows how to turn frizzy, sad curls into full, round locks. Paul is awesome, I give him an 11/10.
Great class tonight on how to make your curls look fantastic on day 2! Great tips and included some product as well. Had fun tonight learning styling techniques with Paul Martinez.
Paul was incredible! He not only listened to what I wanted out of my DevaCut and Pintura highlights, but he taught me specific tips on how to style and dry my hair. Great experience overall!
I traveled over 3 hours to get a cut from Paul and I'm so happy I did. He taught me how to wash and style and bring out my natural waves without a bunch of product. So soft and shiny. Will definitely be back!
Paul is fantastic! Truly the best haircut I’ve ever had.
I walked into the salon with cranky frizzy curls and walked out with soft wavy ribbons. Not only did Paul give me an incredible curly cut, he took the time to teach me how to properly wash, condition, and dry my curls. I have been to other Deva trained stylists, and he's the only one that did this. He's exceptional!
Finally someone who understands my hair! For the first time I love my hair. The cut was like none other, with attention paid to every curl. Paul also spent extra time to teach me how to style my hair so I can replicate the curly look. He’s got it down.
Paul paid super close attention to my layers and cut each and every one. He made sure to even give some love to my baby hairs at the top! He showed how to properly wash and condition! As well as apply products and water to get that seaweed texture! His tips were great and I’m excited to give them a try and see how it turns out :)
Paul was amazing and made my hair look amazing too. Also he's fun to hang out with. Highly recommend
I'm so glad I went to Paul. He schooled me on my waves and curls and I'm confident my hair will be more manageable and less frizzy by applying what he showed me. I'm basically going to save $100s of dollars on my products by using way less and using them in a more efficient way. And my hair looks and feels amazing!
Paul is fantastic! I had not had a hair cut in over 9 months do to a bad experience. He eased my fears and transformed my hair! Also, the styling lesson was great! I can finally wear my curls proudly, and stop hiding them in buns and braids!! Thank you!!!
I had my first DevaCurl cut. I was very nervous to get a haircut as I have had several bad cuts. I did online research to see who I should go to. I actually drove two hours to go to Paul and it was worth it. While the haircut was amazing, Paul’s teaching of how to use the products and how to do day 2 was icing on the cake. I was actually able to go four days with just refreshing my hair. Thank you Paul. I would definitely recommend Paul and EGA Salon & Spa.
Went to Paul for my first Devacut and absolutely loved It! He answered all of my questions and spent a lot of time teaching me how to reproduce the look at home. I highly recommend Paul! Thank you!
I’ve been to Curly Girls Shops from New York to Chicago. And though all of the hairdressers were good, Paul is the best & he teaches you how to style it yourself!
I got my first Devacut this month (January). I'm loving my new look. I was very hesitant on getting my haircut because I was worried that it would be too short, I'm trying to grow it. To my surprise I didn't only get a haircut, I also got a lesson on curly haircuts...no wonder I was hesitant! You need a curly hair professional which was exactly what I found in Paul M. Paul was great! He not only cut my hair but also taught me how to do it myself, which by the way I was doing it wrong all along. Thanks Paul M. you're the BEST!
Paul was amazing! Not only did he cut my hair, but he took the time to teach me how to style and take care for my curls.I cannot wait to go back for my second haircut.
Paul is great. My appointment was more like a hands on class except for the cutting part. Paul showed me how to cleanse, moisturize, heal and style my hair. It already looks healthier and curlier than I've seen it in years. Second day looks even curlier. Love it.
I got my first Devacut 2 weeks ago with Paul and I love it!!!! I’m a puertorican with that interesting puertorican hair Lol and I’ve always had bad experiences in hair salons when I moved to USA from Puerto Rico so I stopped going to hair salons and I would have my husband just trim my hair but recently I wanted an actual hair cut. So I heard about Devacurl and the Devacut and searched for stylists in the area on their website. Paul was amazing. From the moment I sat down in the chair he began to teach me how to better style my curly hair and how to take care of my curls. He is there with you every step of the haircut and style teaching you and explaining to you exactly how you can do it at home. He even had me practice it. He was nice and able to answer all my questions. The whole experience gave me confidence in my new short do and I’ve received many positive comments from people and my husband loves my new look! It was pricey but the “class” made it worth it. Oh, and all the tricks and styling tips I learned have worked great at home!
Paul worked his magic I just can't believe I have these healthy curls.Love how he put me to work from the wash to the style. Showing me things that changed my whole hair routine. Make your appointment today and meet a cool stylists. Paul your our guy forChi Curl Gurls !
I was waiting a little bit to write this review so I could test out Paul's styling tips myself a couple of times at home. Following his steps, my curls have never looked better! Paul is there with you every step of the cut and style telling you exactly how you can do it at home. He's laid back and easy to talk to and answered all of my questions. The experience was a bit pricey considering I only got a trim, but the step-by-step styling tips and tricks made it worth it. I will definitely be seeing Paul again!
I’ve had long curly hair my entire life but had never gotten a Devacut! I found Paul by luck and could not have been any happier with my cut. He’s a wizard and completely transformed my mane. He taught me how to take care of my curls and helped give me confidence in my new short do. I will definitely be returning!
Thank you Paul for helping me embrace my natural self :)
Great stylist. I used to hate my curly hair, would either blow dry it straight (I was lucky my hair is the kind that can do that) or toss it up in a pony tail when wet because I wouldn’t know how to dea with the curls. I saw Paul and learned the tricks needed to manage the curls and make them look good. Whenever I’d go to a stylist, I’d have them blow dry it straight before I’d leave. This time, I happily left with my hair curly, and have been leaving it curly since. This guy works miracles with curls, I’m so glad I went to John. It’s worth it!
I had long hair (down to my waist) of wavy, thick hair. Every time I got a haircut, hair stylists would want to thin it out and would subtly complain. Not Paul! He took his time making sure the new cut was light weight for me. He went through and had me practice EVERYTHING he was doing. Such a great learning experience. He's the first person to achieve natural curls and waves on my hair. Thanks Paul!!!!
I've seen Paul three times think he's great. The cut he gave me is growing out really well, and the patient way he explains how to use the products couldn't be nicer. I'll definitely follow him to EGA Salon.
Paul is the best hair stylist I have ever had. If you have wavy or curly frizzy hair go to Paul and get a deva cut he will work a miracle on your hair. He showed me exactly how to do my hair and told me the products he was using and had me do it a little so I would know exactly how to do it when I went home. I have never had a hair cut which I could recreate at home and makes the most of my wavy hair and brings out my waves even more. I will always go to Paul from now on.
I love this place!!!! I had the most wonderful experience, I had never been in a salon where they will teach you how to treat and styled your hair at home. I have been doing it wrong my whole life and I will definitely stop spending money in some many hair products. I highly recommend this place very knowledgeable staff (we love Paul) and great prices for absolutely amazing experience.
I love him!!! I love the way he teaches throughout the process. Showing me the proper ways to wash my hair. He made my curls look healthy and strong. I am so happy I came to him. Money was worth it. Definitely would be coming back.
Paul has been amazing in sharing tips & tricks for my curly hair. Now I get compliments all the time!
First of all, He’s the first person to actually teach me how to style my hair at home. The devacut and beachy pintura highlights, first time higlighting my hair, are exactly what I dreamed of. The highlights blend naturally and look like I’ve been at the beach all summer. I’ve been to other so called deva stylist, None compare to Paul’s instagram @curlcoachpaul_devacurlHe is an educator for Devacurl teaching other salons and he worked at the devacurl academy in L.A. for 2 years. Curly sisters he is the real deal and Chicago finally has a real Curly Master! Thank you Paul for all you do.
Paul made me look amazing. So patient, such a good teacher, and an awesome stylist. I highly recommend him, and am a Deva-convert.
I had my first Deva appointment with Paul a few weeks ago. He made my hair look super-curly in a way I’ve never been able to do myself. He was very thorough in teaching me how to do it myself. He showed me how to wash and condition my hair, properly apply product, and how to dry it to maximize my hair’s potential.I will admit that it’s taken me some time to master what he taught me, but every day it looks closer and closer to how pretty it looked when he did it. I’m absolutely thrilled with my cut, and my new ways of caring for my hair. I recommend Paul to anyone who thinks their hair is a lost cause... because I felt that way and have been shown the light. Thank you Paul!!
Paul was so understanding and validating of my hair. I'm used to being half complimented half mocked about my hair, and having stylists who just didn't know how to do it or what to say. So I was, understandably, hesitant to put all of my trust in his hands. But as we got further I trusted him more and when I saw the final results I was shocked. My hair had never looked or felt that way in my entire life. No one is a lost cause. I'm never going back :)
Can’t express in words how mind blowing this class has been to me. The experience, knowledge, and simplicity that this class has given me, definitely makes me re-think how I will be approaching my curly hair clientele. Paul is AMAZING ! Super excited to take the next step, and can’t wait for my next class on DECEMBER !!! Thank you Paul !
Attended an amazing class with Paul as the instructor on the Deva Curl product, as a stylist who prides themselves as being knowledgeable about textured hair I would have to say a was completely blown away with the education I received from Paul in the short amount of time spent with him. He has made me reevaluate the way I will be addressing the needs of my curly hair clients; I can’t wait to attend the next class with Deva Curl in DEC.
I had the opportunity to gain curl knowledge in a classroom setting taught by Paul. This “Curl Coach” truly knows his stuff. I learned more in 3 hours than all the research I’ve done in years. I also had the pleasure of becoming his model. My curls are beautiful. After watching Paul style my hair, I realized the mistakes of my daily routine. For an amazing curl experience, book with Paul.
I have grown my hair long for the first time in my life. Now that it is relatively long, I have been stumbling through blog posts and Internet forums trying to figure out how to take advantage of my curly hair and get it to look the best it can.A cut and style with Paul is what I’ve needed all along. He kept it simple but really explained the ‘why’ of what he does. My hair has never looked so good. I cannot recommend him more highly. Do yourself a favor and get an appointment.
I found Paul using the salon finder on this website and I’m so glad that I did! I learned so much about how to reduce the time it takes to wash my hair and what products will effectively moisturize my hair. I told him my goals for my hair and he set realistic expectations and gave me the best cut I’ve ever had. Paul diligently cut my dead ends without taking too much length, a delicate balance where I’ve been disappointed by stylists far too many times. Thank you so much, Paul!
I have never met someone more passionate and meticulous about curls than Paul. I've been going to the Deva salon in NYC for almost a decade and thought I was fully versed in all things Deva. Paul showed me new tricks to the trade and shortcuts to make detangling and styling less time consuming and labor intensive. Plus he's hilarious. I've never had more fun at a salon in my life (and as a Dominican I've spent about half my life in a salon). He went the extra mile and didn't stop trying new strategies with my curls until he was happy. He explained why we must say NO to coconut oil (I know right?). I have a mop of super curly textured hair and he literally left no strand untouched. His salon chair is truly a curly oasis.
for the first time I learned how to really take care of my curly hair. paul taught me how to wash it, style it, and dry it. absolutely would recommend for any curly cue! it’ll change the way you view haircuts.
I have thick curly hair that I have never really enjoyed until I got my Deva cut from Paul. He was amazing! He not only showed how to wash and style my hair he had me do it with him. So when I left I knew exactly what I was doing to be able to wear my curls down. Best hair cut ever!!!
Girls the suffering is over! The dream is real! Best curly hair I've ever had and He'll teach you how to style your hair at home so I didn't feel stranded after I left the salon. He's an educator from the real Deva Curl Academy! Thank you Paul.
Today I got my first Devacut by Paul. I was a bit nervous, but he was great at explaining the entire process to me. He also gave me detailed instructions on what to do at home and what products to purchase to maintain it. I was extremely pleased with the service that I received and will definitely return.
I had the pleasure of being styled by Paul. He was excellent. Not only did he transform my curls but gave me tips on how to care for my hair! I would defiantly recommend Paul. I love my curls thank you!!!
Paul did such a good job cutting and styling my hair! I was always hesitant when getting a haircut but now I don't have to be! Paul took the time to show me how he was styling my hair so that I could do it for myself at home. I didn't even realize my hair was as curly as it was! Paul is great and he has gained a new client!!
AMAZING! Styled by Paul, who is so helpful and friendly. He taught me all about my curls and how to care for them. My cut was wonderful, and afterwards he showed me how to clean and style my curls like a pro. My hair hasn't been THIS CURLY in so long and I'm happy Paul worked his magic and brought them back to life. PLEASE be good to yourself and visit Paul ;)
I got a complementary deep condition and "curly class" with Paul because of my membership with the spa. I'm no amateur when it comes to dealing with my 3B mop and am used to devacurl cuts and products, so I was SO surprised and happy when Paul showed me some new styling tips. He showed me how to get ready faster and use up less product, and how to really work with the direction of my curl to reduce frizz. I've been using his tips for about a month now and my hair looks fabulous. His curly consult is definitely worth it and I cannot wait to get a cut with him!
I have a love/hate relationship with my curls. For the past 3 years I've been giving my hair a break from the hot tools (with the occasional blow dry every now and then) but since I moved to Chicago I hadn't been able to find anyone who made me feel comfortable getting a curly hair cut. Paul was very knowledgeable and helpful. He showed me how I should be styling my hair, how to massage and condition it, how to diffuse it, and even how to put it up in a pony tail! I couldn't be happier with my first experience with the DevaCut. 100% recommend Paul at Studio Within!
I was looking for a new curly style that could be professional for C-suite yet still have some sex appeal for after work. Paul took the challenge and gave me a great cut/style and gave me lots of good tips. Paul also decided my color needed a tone down and put on the final touches. Voila!Couldn't be happier.
I made an emergency appointment at Studio Within after my normal hairdresser, who never cut my hair curly before, made the attempt...and failed miserably. I am so glad the excellent staff at Studio Within was able to find an appointment for me within a few days, and with an expert like Paul, no less. He made sure I was on-board with his approach, and then carefully walked me through every step of the process. I wish I had taken notes, he gave me so much good information - but, fortunately, he sent me home with a summary! I only hoped to bring my hair from disaster to bearable, but Paul sent me home with a style that I'm genuinely excited about. He DEFINITELY knows his stuff!
Paul transformed my dead blonde hair into a dark color that was healthy again. He's the best!
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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.