Studio Within is a full service Salon and Spa with a flair of vintage charm. We offer hair, massage, facials, waxing, lash and hair extensions. As a DevaCurl Advanced Stylist, Kristy is the Queen of Curls. Clients from all over the map have flocked to Kristy for her knowledge and expertise regarding their curly 'dos. Whether you need a DevaCut that will change your life or a No-Poo Transformation Service, book with Kristy and see for yourself how this Devacurl Advanced Stylist will teach you to love and care for your curls!
I went into Studio Within looking for a new stylist in my neighborhood. I'm glad I came across this place because I saw they have Deva Curl products and I have curly hair. I had my haircut with Gina and she is terrific and super nice, she's also a deva certified stylist. I absolutely love my curls more than I ever had in the past. If you're looking for a new stylist, I highly recommend Gina!
Paul is a miracle worker. Curly girls, go see him! My curls are infused with fresh life and moisture! He spent tons of time with my tangled mane, and my curls have never looked better!!
I'm transitioning from Brazilian Blowout to my naturally curly state. Was very nervous about my first curly cut - what if I hated it?? No worries with Paul. He explains everything, was very respectful that I wanted to keep my length and did a wonderful job. He spent almost 3 hours with me, teaching me all the deva steps to keep my hair in good condition while transitioning. By the time I walked out, I was in love! He's a curly haired person himself, so he definitely gets it. Don't hesitate to make an appointment with him!
All I can say is thank you to Paul and everyone at Studio Within! My favorite thing about this salon is that the stylists truly care about clients being able to sustain the health and beauty of their curls after they leave the salon. I've learned more about how to care for my curls in the past year than I have my entire life! Today, Paul gave me a new cut that rings true to who I am and the statement I'm trying to make. I couldn't be more grateful and thankful! For any of my curly hair family in Chicago looking for a salon to call home look no further!
I was walking by this salon after lunch with a friend who has great curls and she wanted to go in to check out DevaCurl. She loves DevaCurl and didn't know of a place here in Chicago. So we go in and are immediately greeted by Paul (he's got amazing curls of his own!) He takes us back to his room and starts talking to both of us about curls, how to style them and giving great tips. He then asks if we would like a demonstration and starts to cold wash my hair using DevaCurl products for wavy hair. He talked us through applying and scrunching the hair to style it. He then dried my hair and brought out waves I didn't even know I had! This was quite the afternoon and I felt so pampered without even having an appointment! I walked away with great hair and products! What a great experience. I will definitely bring people here and go back myself.
Paul gave me the cut and the look I've been dreaming of for years! I just moved to Chicago from Seattle. Right before moving I went to a "curl specialist" who left me with he worst cut of my life and no time to fix it. I wear my hair short, which is no easy feat with curls--unless you have the right cut! Coming from a rural life to a city life with four kids I needed to look and feel up-to-date and fresh. Living with a grandma cut was dragging me down and now I feel like a new woman! I couldn't be happier with the experience and the results. Studio Within is a great spot with great people and Paul is fabulous!!!
Paul transformed my dead blonde hair into a dark color that was healthy again. He's the best!
Thank you Paul for spending hours with me and teaching me how to style my hair. An amazingly talented and patient teacher.. Zen like!! My curly hair has always had a mind of it's own and be as oppositional as I can be sometimes!
I Love my devacut and color Paul changed my life. People say they never knew I had curly hair, a star from Los Angeles has arrived in Chicago!
I never did anything to my hair all through college, in fear of living another nighmare. I heard of devacurl found Paul on the stylist finder reviewed is instagram @curlcoachpaul. He is the real deal, all curly girls that look amazing. Paul is our knight in shining armour! Thank you for the haircut and highlights I found my stylist for life!
I just left Paul Martinez at Studio Within and all I can say is thank you. No wait ... HOLY HAYELL, THANK YOU!Paul took an incredible amount of time with me, ?coming in as someone who straightened my hair for 10 years and now returning to the curl life). He snipped slowly and methodically, took time at every single step to show me how to properly clean, condition and style, and was friendly & funny to boot.He fixed some bad "puppy dog ears" I had happening - no easy feat. My curls are now blended, moisturized and beautiful.I had a Deva cut with another stylist a few years ago and was totally disappointed. I'm so glad I decided to return and that I chose to see Paul. He clearly knows what he's doing, and that Master certification isn't for nothing!I highly, highly, highly recommend going to see Paul Martinez. He's a great curly stylist, a fun person to chat with while getting pretty, and overall hair life magician! Oh and he has long curly hair himself! He gets it.10/10 :)
I have long, loose curls that I have been growing out for years, and I've experimented with many products and techniques, but never tried Devacurl. Paul styled my hair and transformed my frizzy locks into perfect ringlets and imparted tons of wisdom new. Now I always use a spraybottle to apply my products, scrunch correctly, dry with a t-shirt or pillowcase, and blowdry super carefully. All of these tricks have reduced my frizz and added lots of bounce! I came back for a trim, and once again I left with volume and flair. Many of my colleagues noticed and complimented me the next day, which is rare for a curly trim. I was committed to my former stylist, but Paul's total knowledge and confidence with curls has got me hooked. He's the curl master and I totally recommend him!
You guys, do yourself a favor and just book an appointment. They are awesome! I was fortunate enough to work with both Kristy and Paul and they are both excellent. Kristy did my cut and then Paul did my color and SO much education about how to manage my curls at home. He was so thorough in explaining everything and was patient with me when I asked him to repeat the routine I should use back to me like three times so I wouldn't forget! Can't say enough great things about them.
Paul Martinez is a Master at his art! We discussed a plan (with pictures and good conversation) and he came up with a way to graduate into my dream style. This is the first cut/style with him and I already feel confident with his mad skills! Thanks Paul, see you in a few weeks XO
Paul transformed my hair to Beach Goddess standards. He made it silky, healthy, blonde, and sexy. People would come up to me to tell me how much they loved my hair. Paul is the Hair Guru of the Stars!
I love m curly hair now, thanks to Paul Martinez. He taught me how to do it on my own and my curls look better than they ever did!
I love my curly hair now! It looks great but the best part is that it's not crunchy like it was before I learned the Diva method and tried their products. Paul was very helpful and thorough in teaching me how to get my curls on my own.
I have been naturally curly for 7 months and could not take the shape my curls were growing in. I did my research and found Kristy! She did a FABULOUS job on cutting my curls into a more tapered look on the bottom and fuller on top. I'm now IN LOVE with my curly look and have already scheduled to see her again for my next trim. Kristy is so knowledgeable and definitely knows curly hair. You will love her!1
Kristy is the bomb.com with curls. I have 4a thick frizzy curls and she tamed them soooo good. The cut frames my face perfectly and I love the fact that she walks you through the Devacurl products so you know what to buy for your specific hair type. Def going to continue going to her as my hair grows out.
I love this place! I've had my hair cut here by most of the Deva stylists by now and have never had a bad cut. I used to straighten my hair and hide my curls, but then I heard about Devacurl and figured I'd give it a try. Kristy was the first to show me how my curls can REALLY look with a deva haircut and products. The warm atmosphere and complimentary tea just seals the deal. I tell all of my curly friends about Deva and Studio Within! Honestly I'll never go anywhere else.
I was pretty nervous to get a Devacut. I had only ever been to New York at the Devachan salon to get my cuts. I was recommended to see Kristy by a another curly girl. AMAZING !!! She was so knowledgable and even had a few new tricks for me to try to tame my frizzy curls. I will be back.
Kristy is a curl master! My curls went from lifeless locks to vivacious curls with just one haircut! Not only can she do an amazing DevaCut, she teaches you every step along the way so you can style your hair at home and always look your best. She consults with you before/after photos and makes you feel right at home with complimentary champagne and great atmosphere. Kristy and Studio Within definitely set the standard high!
If you have wavy or curly hair, Kristy is the only stylist you should be seeing. My hair is curly and pretty fine, but it was damaged from excessive bleaching and DIY dyeing over the years. After one haircut, my hair looked like it was never damaged. What was once dull and flat is now healthy and bouncy. I used to panic about getting my curly hair cut but thanks to Kristy I look forward to it! <3
I absolutely love Kristy and have recommended her to all of my curly hair-ed friends. She's the best and is great at what she does! Thanks Kristy!
I love Kristy! I have incredibly thick hair that I never knew was curly. Kristy cuts and styles my hair beautifully. Each curl is defined and gorgeous! I would never go anywhere else if I didn't move out of state. I've had it cut by another Deva stylist (she's a deva trainer) and the cut was good but no one styles my hair like Kristy! I'm planning on getting my hair cut by Kristy anytime I'm back in chicago for a visit - that's how good she is!
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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.