Curl Culture is a salon that specializes in the care and styling of naturally curly hair. The lead stylist and owner, Erik Emblen, has been trained in the Deva cutting and Pintura highlighting techniques at the DevaCurl Academy in NYC. Erik has been attending classes at the DevaCurl Academy since 2005 and is constantly updating his curly hair styling skills. Curl Culture is dedicated to enhancing the beauty of all those fortunate enough to have naturally curly hair.
This revolutionary cutting technique was designed for all natural textures, from wavy to super curly. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, while dry, in its natural state. This service includes a transformation service.
This award-winning technique was designed to add gorgeous, light-reﬂecting highlights to all natural textures. Pintura Highlighting offers the perfect harmony and balance to waves and curls giving brilliance and dimension to beautifully compliment your DevaCut.
From wavy to super curly, the beauty of this service is the customized design for every client. This luxurious process begins with a healthy botanical cleanse and condition, followed by a styling and coaching session for at-home curl care.
Stylists at this salon
If You Have Curls.... Erik is the one for you!
I found Erik through a client who's full, curly hair always looks amazing. Having curly hair my entire life, I was always disappointed with how it looked and behaved and considered having it straightened professionally. Not anymore! My hair is soft and the styling allows me to wear it down, up or somewhere in between, always looking amazing. Erik has finally showed me how to manage my curly hair and love it. You must go see him and allow him to show you his magic!
Worst haircut, tempermental stylist
Erik butchered the curl out of my hair. I did not even know that was possible! Having had professional Devacuts in NYC for nearly a decade, I was surprised and disappointed by this "stylist". He does not follow a true devacut blueprint and heaven help you if you go there when he is in a bad mood. He can be highly unprofessional, intimidating, and unprofessional. I wish I had had the nerve to get out of the chair and leave when he started behaving in such a way, and my hair paid dearly for it. Will never go back.
Highly Recommended - I love my haircuts here!
Erik is the only stylist I've ever had where I like how my hair is cut and styled every time I walk out! He has a great understanding of curly hair and does a fantastic job with cutting curly hair and teaching you how to style your hair so your curly hair looks great every day. I highly recommend Erik!
Dislike my haircut with Erik.
Erik did not listen how I wanted my hair. He started to cut it without asking me how would I prefer it. He bragged about his curly experience during the session. At the end, my curls were not even popping. Will not go back to him. Ever!
Highly Recommended - Fantastic Haircut!
I just went to see Erik after hearing about him from one of my curly haired girlfriends who swears he is the best. She is right, he is absolutely amazing! I have never had such a professional and reasonably priced haircut. Erik gave a great consultation prior to beginning our session. He listened to what I was looking for in a style, and then incorporated his expert opinion about what would be most flattering for my hair type and face. He educated me about how best to treat my hair throughout the entire process. Erik gave me a great haircut that brought my 3A hair from looking dull and limp, back to the shiny, bouncy and soft curly hair I haven't seen in so long. I just can't say enough about Erik. I had the best experience and I love my hair!
Worth every penny
I arrived the salon with the infamous triangle head and was really scared of getting a haircut since all hairstylists I've been to before didn't know how to handle my hair. But Erik was extremely pleasant, listened to what I had to say and gave me the exact result I wanted. My hair now looks amazing and frames my face very nicely. He also took the time to explain and show me how I should style my hair. I will definitely return in a few months and recommend this place for anyone who loves their curls.
Erik is Awesome!!
Erik specializes in cutting curly hair, recently having been through Devachan's week-long training, he has their highest rating, which I understand is not very easy to get. I've been getting my haircut by Erik for years, an awesome cut every time. Erik is a truly nice person who genuinely cares about your hair.
Erik did a fantastic job with my curls!
Erik did a fantastic job with my curls! I got a Deva cut from him and will definitely be coming back. He's personable, interesting, and shared curly hair techniques and resources with me as he went. I'm not a poster child for curly hair best practices (I'm not able to spend the time and money to really maintain the look), but Erik worked with me to give my hair a great shape.
My favorite hairstylist ever!
I have been trusting Erik with my hair for seven years now! He always makes sure I am happy with my hair before I leave and the way he colors it is so perfect it always looks so natural and lovely. Thank you Erik!
Excellent stylist! I love my haircut and color!
Erik is the best curly hairstylist I have ever found! He listened carefully to my concerns and wishes and then he recommended a cut and color design that would complement my face shape, eye color and hair texture. I am thrilled with the results! The haircut and Pintura highlights he gave me look truly fantastic, and I have received many compliments from my friends. I never knew my curly hair could look so good. Erik is a kind and talented professional. I highly recommend him!
TOTAL Satisfaction is the Only way to describe Erik.
It doesn't get much better than this, I promise you. Treat yourself you will not be disappointed on any level. Erik's been professionally doing my hair for years and I will never tire of his pampering, skillful coloring and cutting of my curly hair.
Best Hiarcut EVER!!!
Finally someone who really knows curly hair!! My haircut is fantastic and Erik took the time to teach me how to take care of my curly hair. I drove over 200 miles for this and will definitely be back. 5 stars isn't enough!
Highly Recommended - Terrific experience!
I finally found someone who understood just how to cut my curly hair. Erik Emblen is a real find. He took time to discuss with me my approach and concerns, and then went about reshaping my hair in just the right way. I am so glad to have met Erik and will most certainly be back for continued styling, and next time.... color!