Attended several curl inspiration classes since 2006 throughout the southeast. Specializing exclusively in naturally curl hair based on The Curly Girl method, using and retailing DevaCurl products.
I went to a hair show with my uncle (who is a barber); these hair shows are to teach hair dressers about new products and to keep their licensing up to date. Stylists come in from all over to do the trainings. I went by the DevaCurl booth and one of the men at their booth was giving me high praise for my hair. I thanked him and told him I would relay it to my stylist. He looked surprised ... he thought THEY had done my hair that morning! Thanks Joy!!!I've spent years trying to tame my curls (and feel like I have tried every hair care product on the market). A couple of different people recommended DevaCurl so I figured I would give it a try. I bought the beginner kit (with the book and the trial size products) and used those for a about a year. That lead me to Joy. I have been seeing Joy for a few years now ... and people who have known me most of my life say that I have finally found products and a stylist who understands my hair. I'm so glad I found Joy!
I found Joy 4 years ago. My hair was a frizzy, over colored, and abused mess. At the first appointment Joy was very patient with me and explained the curly girl method and about the deva products. She listened to me explain how I would like my hair to look before she did anything. She cut my hair dry and picked up each little curl and trimmed it like nothing I had ever experienced before. After the cut she showed me the correct way to shampoo and condition my curls. The end result was simply amazing! Thru the years Joy has taught me to embrace my curls - they all have a place now. Thank you Joy!!
When my daughter was born, she had no hair at all. Finally, at age 2, she had waves. By 4, long ringlets. My own hair being just wavy, I scoured the Internet on what to do with curly locks; I was fortunate to discover the Curly Girl Handbook, which led me to Deva Curl products, which then led me to Joy. Joy isn’t just “Deva Curl”.... she is truly a unique stylist and talent in her own right. She does a true Curl by Curl cut. My daughter’s hair has been healthy and shaped and hydrated her entire life (now age 9) thanks to Joy. Finally last year I asked Joy to fix my botched color job and I asked her if she could help my waves. Since I have always used water based shampoos, my hair was ready to take whatever she could throw at me. Shocker: I HAVE CURLS TOO!!! Now not only do I get compliments on my great color and cut, but no longer do people ask where my daughter gets her gorgeous hair...it’s all me! :) Joy is an experienced hair artist and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with mine or my daughter’s hair.
I’ve been doing the curly girl method for almost 7 months now. The stylist who I went to for my first devacut was booked for two months and my hair was in desperate need of a cut. I was able to get an appt with joy within a week which was great. When I walked in my hair was a flat undefined mess. I told joy I didn’t want any length cut off but to do what was necessary. She was so knowledgeable about everything curly girl. She gave me some great tips and information I’d never heard of. But the best thing was when she was finished. My hair was totally transformed. I thought I had loose waves but it turns out I have beautiful bouncy curls. When I got home my boyfriend, who rarely ever compliments my hair was amazed. We went out to dinner that night and I got a compliment from the hostess. And my next days curls were even better! After pineappling overnight I had so much volume. I’m definitely following joys recommended routine and will be going back to her. As for these other reviews, I think it comes down to not being knowledgeable about what a devacut is. Curly hair gets weighed down very easily so it’s important to get regular devacuts to avoid that. So as joy recommends on her website, make sure you’re committed to the curly girl method before deciding to go this route.
Joy is EXTREMELY skilled in curly or wavy hair care & styling! I was fortunate to get an appointment with her this week and I have to say she gave me one of the best haircuts I have ever had! She expertly shaped my below shoulder length thick curly coarse hair as she gave me detailed instructions on how to properly care for and maintain my curls. Although I have been a devoted Devacurl customer for 2 years, Joy taught me how to really use the products in the best way for my hair specifically and helped me understand the reasons why at a deeper level. If you are a curly haired person near Charlotte you need to see what Joy can do for your hair, she is truly a top level professional who will help your hair be the most beautiful it can be and healthier than it ever has been before! I have already booked my bext appointment! Thank you so much Joy!
I talked to her about what I wanted before the cut, but I'm not sure she was listening. I asked her to trim off only what was needed to make it healthy while keeping the shape I had. She cut off 4-5 inches and my layers are gone. My hair is very uneven and I've been sad these last few months with yet another inches lost hair cut. She is very strict and not personable. She doesn't want to be called and is very short (semingly annoyed) when she responds in her emails. He facility was a mess, I didn't feel welcome, and she was very late to the appointment.
I had been growing out the sides in order to pull my hair back. I asked Joy to not shorten there. When I left, several inches had been whacked off. My hair grows very slowly and that set me back months. Also the styling was not chic or modern at all. I looked like a backwoods woman when she was finished.
I have called Joy many times and left messages with no return call. Very disappointed. Used text, voicemails and Facebook. I finally gave up...
Apparently devacurl will certify anyone these days. It's been over a year and a half and I'm still trying to grow out the top half of my hair that was cut ridiculously short and unproportionate. Very high maintenance cut that doesn't even look good when at it's best. Turned me off to the whole deva concept as false marketing and self promotion.
Joy is amazing. She literally changed my life and my hair routine, if you saw me 3 years ago you wouldnt even recognize me because of the beautiful mane I have grown now thanks to Joys passion and knowledge! The bad reviews on here must be from people not actually depending on the devacurl system and just looking for a automatic transformation, like I said it took me 3 years to get where i am today & a lot of time and effort on my own part. YOU MUST RESEARCH FOR YOURSELF!!! But dont trash an educated soul as sweet as her because you yourself have not done your own homework. Keep being amazing Joy! & keep changing lives like you have done for me :)
Joy cut my hair so uneven and took around 3 inches off. I was mortified. I attempted to let the cut grow out and straightened my hair 6 months later only to find so many very uneven strands it was crazy.
Joy's instructions on what to do before the consultation were enlightening. LOVED the Deva Cut. Within three days of the cut I got FIVE compliments. Four were from total strangers.
Joy is inspirational in advising, cutting, and giving information about curly hair! She is truly wonderful and does beautiful work. She is a pleasure to deal with--always professional and organized!
You’re reviewing: Joyfully Curly by Joy Rudisill
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.