Curlybar

Chicago, IL
5.0 / 41 Reviews
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Chicago, IL
5.0 / 41 Reviews


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Deva Certified Stylist

Achieved DevaCurl certification, our highest level of curl expertise

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Deva Product Pro

Completed our online professional tutorial series for daily curl care

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  • Deva Certified Stylist

    Achieved DevaCurl certification, our highest level of curl expertise

  • Deva Product Pro

    Completed our online professional tutorial series for daily curl care


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Paul Martinez

Deva Certified Stylist
5.0 / 40 Reviews
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  • DevaCut
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  • DevaCurl Transformation
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Reviews

Totally worth it

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by Farah on NOVEMBER 06, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

I was nervous about going to get a deva cut for the first time. I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve gotten so overwhelmed with all the books, websites, blog posts, instagrammers, and YouTube videos on curly hair. Paul eased my anxieties and took me through every step he worked on for my hair. He even had me do some of the styling. I really liked that, so not only did it look great how he did it, but he tried to teach me how to replicate the same styling process at home. I appreciated that and will definitely be back.

Confindently Curly!!!

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by Mary Orlando on OCTOBER 30, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

I put my curls in the right hands! I procrastinated getting my hair cut in fear that no one would actually know what to do with my curly hair. Meeting Paul alleviated that fear and he gave me more than just a hair cut, he taught me what to use, how to use it and when to use it. I’m so excited for my new found knowledge and new found confidence!!! Thanks to Paul the great curl coach!! 😘😙😘

Loveee

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by Alisha on OCTOBER 24, 2018

Paul is money! He’s down to earth, personalable and super knowledgeable. Not only does my hair look and feel amazing, the entire experience was informative and interactive. Thank You for everything!

Beautiful cut!

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by Cynthia Cadenhead on OCTOBER 20, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

After having bad experiences before I've had doubts my about the devacut, however, I happy to say that Paul was able to change my mind! I am more than happy with my haircut and all of the hair care lessons that Paul taught me while doing my hair. For the first time in my life I can say that I am truly happy with the outcome of a haircut.

Magic maker!

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by Kaitlynn Scannell on OCTOBER 17, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

I wanted to wait until I washed and did the routine Paul taught me before I left a review and man did it not disappoint! I have had multiple devacuts and I have almost every product because with each new cut came a new item I had to use in my routine. 7 products and 45 minutes of hair time later and my hair was frizzier than ever. I thankfully looked up Paul based on his reviews and thought well why now and holy cow I WASTED SO MUCH MONEY BEFORE HIM! Paul showed me how to do manage my frizz, get my hair routine down to 25 minutes, and cut my products in half! He is a life saver. My hair looks better than ever before and will definitely be religiously going back to Paul.

Mis chinos divinos!

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by Dinorah Garcianava on OCTOBER 10, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

¡Quedé encantada con mi primer devacut!. Vine desde México para mi primer corte, ahora, mi cabello luce más saludable que nunca y Paul me compartió muchos tips para mantenerlo lindo y muy coqueto...¡GRACIAS Paul!.

Just WOW!

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by Sophie barbier on OCTOBER 05, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Came all the way from California, and will again, because Tony is my new hair BFF! He, his technique and his teaching ability is top notch. Not a preacher, not pushing anything, just informative and extremely knowledgeable about any kind of hair that bends :-) A plus is that he is in an awesome space. Just go see him. You will NOT be disappointed.

Worked wonders on my 3c-4a hair

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by Carla on OCTOBER 03, 2018
Service Received: Super Curly DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

I've had about a dozen or so Deva certified stylists cut my hair. There have been some that were better than others, some that were duds... but Paul.... Oh my goodness. Paul. He is in a league of his own. It is not an exaggeration when I say he's basically a curly haired God. The guy worked worked on my dry, brittle 3c-4a mane for over two hours. He's amazing. I learned so much. Seriously just put aside all your fears and worries. Trust me. Totally worth it.

Expert stylist

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by Chris on OCTOBER 03, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Paul not only gave me a rejuvenating cut and style that my hair desperately needed, but also spent a lot of time educating me on how to replicate his techniques at home. It was a great experience, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone with curly hair!

Paul is incredible!

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by Maria on OCTOBER 03, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Paul is incredible and I'm so happy I finally found a stylist who knows how to take care of my curls properly! Paul explained everything he was doing and why, plus he showed me how to get the same "salon look" at home using a fraction of the products I'd usually use. My hair is the curliest it's ever been and I love it! If you have curly hair and you're tired of trying of looking for the right stylist, Paul is your guy! Go see him.

Expert

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by Michelle on SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

Paul worked magic with my curls. I've been a DevaCurl disciple for almost a year and but no idea they could be so smooth, soft, and bouncy! He explained what he was doing every step of the way and even had me practice certain techniques so that I can recreate the look at home.

Great stylist!

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by Eve Reilly on SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Paul saved me from the worst hair ever! If you have curly hair and are tired of spending a ton of money only to be disappointed, then you have to go see Paul! I went i with triangle hair and came out with hair cut even Anna Wintour would approve of.

Excellent

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by Kristina on SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Paul gave me a wonderful cut, which helped highlight my wavy/curly hair. He also took the time to teach me a whole routine for maximum beautiful curls. Teaching meaning he modelled the techniques and then had me actually do them. One of the best ways to learn.

Amazing!

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by Alexia on SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Paul is such a great stylist. Not only does he do a great job with the cut, but he teaches you how to improve your hair routine and makes your hair look great! He’s my go to guy. Thanks, Paul!

Amazing service and curls

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by Nichole on SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
Service Received: DevaCurl Updo and Styling
Price: $51-$75

Paul did a wonderful job teaching me how to style my curls! He thoroughly explained each step, showed me how to do it, and allowed me to practice as well. I've been to many stylists over the years, none whom could replicate these curls when I walked out of the salon!

Paul is the BEST!!!

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by Angie A on SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Let me start by saying that this was my first time getting a DevaCut, and I feel lucky to have had this first experience with Paul. He Is not only knowledgeable, he is so easy to talk to and makes the entire appointment fun. He really makes sure that you understand the whole washing and styling process, not only by showing it to you but by letting you do it as well. He sent me home with a cheat sheet 😊 I can’t wait to go back in a few months and get some more of his knowledge...he is just amazing!!!

Great Stylist

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by Sierra on SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Paul is a great stylist and teacher. He’s a bit kooky and it’s awesome 😁. There is a LOT of info to cover but he assures you on multiple occasions that you can reach out to him at any time for questions/help

Thanks Paul!

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by Laura Garza on SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

My hair has been called difficult to cut since it’s wavy/curly hair and I like short hairstyles. He fixed last mistakes made by other stylists and then helped me get the look I wanted, thanks Paul!

I Finally Love My Curls Thanks to Paul!

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by Beatrice Ramirez-Aceto on SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
Service Received: Super Curly No-Poo Transformation, DevaCurl Transformation
Price: $76-$125

For as long as I can remember I have had a love/hate relationship with my curls. I loved how they looked but I didn't have a clue how to manage them so I didn't have dryness and frizzy hair. So instead, i did what the hair care industry pushes: expensive treatments like the Brazilian blowout which have chemicals which only ended up drying out my hair even more. My hair would look "good" (straight) for a while but each time I did the treatment my hair would more quickly end up frizzy and dry - it was a vicious (and expensive!) cycle I decided that i needed to find someone who would teach me how to embrace my curls and I did extensive research before i found Paul and I am so glad that I did. I drove 3 hours from Wisconsin into the city and boy was it worth it!!! Paul immediately impressed me and my husband with his passion and knowledge for teaching me how to mange my curls. He spent over two hours walking me through how to properly wash my hair and use the Deva Curl products. These products are alcohol, sulfate, silicone and paraben free and help to moisturize your hair and prevent frizziness and dryness. My hair and curls have never looked better - shiny hair and bouncy curls. I felt like I was in a one-on-one class with Professor Paul patiently going over each step. I am glad that my husband decided to come with me as he took good notes of the whole process so I can ensure that I do the process exactly the way Paul taught me. I am so happy with my hair and I now have a love relationship with my curls. I am forever grateful to Paul for taking the time to educate me on his simple yet effective process for managing my 3a/3b type curls. His rates are very reasonable for the amount of time that he spent with me. Paul is a rebel on a mission to help us curly haired sisters (and brothers) embrace our curls and say no to the hair care industry's focus on expensive damaging treatments and products.

Paul salvó mis chinos!

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by Ximena on SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
Service Received: Bounce Back Treatment, DevaCut

Mi cabello era un desastre... mitad chino, mitad lacio. Él supo perfectamente qué hacer, un par de tratamientos y después corte para mantenerlo lo más largo posible. Además de que sabe perfectamente lo que hace, Paul es súper simpático! La pasé increíble! Gracias!

The King of Curls!

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by Patricia Ramirez on SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

One year ago I found Paul on the stylist finder, I thought to myself I’ll try another person and see what happens. He’s my 3rd curly hair stylist and is the only person that taught me how to style my hair with new tips as my length has grown out and re-shaped at every appointment. I get compliments on my hair constantly, after years of struggle and hating my hair, the days of hiding under my hair are long gone, I love my curly hair it defines me. I’m in and out of the shower with my hair styled “in the shower” in a fraction of time, Paul taught me a 5 minute blow dry class and made me do it as he watched over me showing me exactly how to hold the dryer in sections, you’ll love this part of your appt. I was frizzing my own hair out, his passion for curly hair is unmatched and he has the most amazing curls you’ll ever see. Thank you Paul, you rock!

Paul is the best curl coach out there!

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by Samantha on SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

I couldn’t be more happy with how my appointment with Paul went. He was welcoming, friendly, and super knowledgable about curls (something I have been struggling to find since moving to the city!) I can’t wait to see how the transformation he has done to my curls looks in my everyday life. Thank you paul!!!!

WOW!!!

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by Erica on SEPTEMBER 09, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

My fiancé looks like a new man! After hearing about the Devacurl system from a curly-haired girlfriend, I made an appointment for my fiancé. He’s always struggled to find a stylist he likes, and had resigned himself to thinking a haircut would look terrible until a few weeks later when his hair grew out. We were both blown away with the result! Paul sculpted his hair beautifully - it simultaneously had volume and movement while looking trim and sharp. A+++ experience!

I AM NO LONGER IN A FIGHT WITH MY CURLS

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by Lu on SEPTEMBER 06, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

After having short hair for the last 5 years, I’ve been in a reluctant grow out for the last 2. Reluctant meaning I start and then inevitably end up chopping most of it off. Why? I missed the convenience of styling. I’ve had Deva cuts before BUT it wasn’t until Paul that I actually felt EMPOWERED to achieve the same look at home. This is HUGE! Paul not only gave me an amazing cut...he has REVOLUTIONIZED my washing and styling process. THIS IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION. Book an appointment to see for yourself.

Been Searching for my Curly Stylist from NY to Chicago

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by Linda Benjamin on SEPTEMBER 04, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Paul is a hair sculptor! He not only styles your hair, but he teaches you how to do it yourself. You never feel rushed and he never hawks unnecessary products. And he’s fun & comfortable to be around!

Paul is the absolute best!

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by Susan on SEPTEMBER 04, 2018
Service Received: Super Curly DevaCut
Price: $51-$75

My first time with Paul was an incredibly wonderful experience. I have straightened my poor curls for many years and had just spent 4 months trying to wear it curly but I knew I needed some professional help. He cut and styled it carefully, aware that I'm trying to grow it longer. He patiently taught me how to wash it, how to condition it, how to style it, how to dry it, and what products were best for me. I have had so many genuine compliments on my hair since then. I am generally not great with my hair but he promised me it would be easy and it's so easy! I couldn't be happier.

Nice professional style

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by [email protected] on SEPTEMBER 04, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

I needed a shorter, more professional look. Paul gave this curly girl a short, sassy, professional look. Paul does a fantastic job with curly hair. I am thrilled with my deva cut and would highly recommend Paul.

Genuinely The Best Haircut I've Ever Had

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by Ariel on SEPTEMBER 04, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

This is the first DevaCurl cut I've received. I walked in with very scraggly hair that was all kinds of lengths. I walked out with my hair in impeccably good health and bouncing all over. On top of the hair cut being everything I needed and could ever want, I received a solid lesson on hair care, product application, and how to use a diffuser in my favor. I'm excited to see what growth I can achieve now that things are in good order. Thanks Paul!

Best haircut experience EVER!!!!

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by Antoinette on SEPTEMBER 04, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

I think that I am most pleased by this haircut and styling service because I now have the knowledge to create the same curls (effortlessly might I add), on my hair that it had the day I left Paul’s salon. He is very much so into healthy curly hair and teaches you how to maintain your curls at home with expertise. There has not been a day that I have gone out and about and not gotten compliments on my curls.

I never knew I had curls!

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by Ruby Rambeau on AUGUST 31, 2018
Service Received: DevaCurl Transformation
Price: $50

I've battled with crazy frizzy hair for years, thinking I needed to flat-iron, or treat them. I have mixed hair... some of it gently wavy, and some of it is apparently curly. My hair was limp and lame and I was contemplating a serious cut. In under an hour, Paul taught me an easy method to care for and treat my hair. I've walked into work every day since then, spending minimal time on my hair and feeling just fabulous about my curls

Paul is the BEST!!!!!!

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by Miranda Owens on AUGUST 26, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

This is the second time I’ve seen Paul and he is amazing!! He has taught me so much about the care of my hair and how to train my curls. The knowledge that he has about curls is unmatched! No one has ever taken the time out to go step by step with me and answer all of my questions! Truly the best in the game, hands down!! Thanks Paul- see you soon!!

Paul is Awesome!

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by Adriana on AUGUST 25, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $126-$175

You don't just come in for a haircut, you come in to learn! Each appointment with Paul is like a class on how to handle and keep your curls looking their best. He is clearly very passionate and you'll leave the appointment with not only great hair but the knowledge on how to keep it up at home. As a college student, I also appreciate that he's always looking for a way to give you discounts on Deva Curl products.

Happy!

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by Elizabeth on AUGUST 24, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

I was so lucky to find Paul. I have loose curly hair that can easily fall flat without the right process, so having Paul to instruct me on different ways of washing and styling was very helpful. My hair was all one length and past my waist, shapeless and heavy. Needless to say I was nervous to get it cut for a while, but it was definitely necessary! When it finally came down to it, I didn't feel nervous at all in Paul's chair. He is very skilled and professional. While I am not local (I live in Texas), I will be back the next time I'm in Chicago. The experience I had was well worth the travel!

Full potential curls!

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by Emily on AUGUST 16, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

I recently discovered Devacurl products and was so intrigued by the possibilities of my hair. I found Paul through Devacurl’s “find my stylist” page and made an appointment so I could see the full potential of my curls. He has so much experience with Devacurl, cutting hair, and has curly hair himself. I did not know what to expect but I had never gone to someone who was specialized in curly hair and who did not just straighten or curl my hair at the end. I am very happy with my decision to see Paul because he taught me step by step how to wash, condition, dry, style, and even style on day two. It was a very hands on non-traditional haircut because he teaches you how to do everything yourself which is rewarding when you’re at home. I wish my hair was a bit longer because he cut it before and after washing my hair but he cut each individual curl depending on how they curled and to add layers and I am excited to style it! He gave me tips on which products to use and how to conserve them. Also, something to add is that my appointment ending up being 3 hours instead of 1.5 which was great because I needed to learn everything and no one was after me but it also is something to plan around! If you are unhappy with your hair, not sure about what products to use, or want to see the full potential of your curls, you should make a Devacut appointment with Paul.

SAVED MY HAIR

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by Britanya “Britney” on AUGUST 14, 2018
Service Received: DevaCurl Transformation, DevaCut

All my life, I have gone to so many stylists and used so many products. The problem with every single one was that it was all damaging my hair. Other than that I myself have contributed in damaging my hair by blow drying my hair. Paul was the one stylist who knew what he was doing and helped me learn how to treat, style, and dry my hair. It was a very exciting experience being my first Deva Cut appointment. I will never forget this day, and I will continue going back to him for now on.

Absolutely fantastic

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by Kathryn on AUGUST 09, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

I have always been a person that has waited a year or so to have someone cut my hair because it’s very hard to find a really good stylist who knows how to cut my hair. My hair is a 3c/4a, but more towards 3c. This was my second DevaCurl cut because the first one was great, but it was cut too short. Paul, on the other hand, is FANTASTIC. My curly hair friends, he went through each curl and cut slowly, asked me throughout the cut how I felt about it so far and if there should be any changes, and taught me how to use less product and less water for my hair to be super moisturized. He has SO MUCH experience and only cuts curly hair...and he has curly hair! I trusted him with my cut and the results are fantastic. Go to Paul for your haircut; you will never regret it!!!

First time

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by Ren on JULY 31, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

First time going to Paul for a cut and I had no idea my curls could ever look the way they did after an appointment with Paul. If you’re looking to try a Devacut for the first time or just looking for a new stylist definitely book an appointment with Paul! Definitely come prepared to learn new ways to wash and style your curls.

Oh my gawd

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by Saroja Malladi on JULY 28, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut

Paul really took the time to reshape and revitalize my hair - HIGHLY recommend!! He also taught me how to do my hair from beginning to end, I was super impressed and super happy with the results. Thank you, Paul!!

Thanks Paul!

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by Jenny on JULY 20, 2018
Service Received: DevaCurl Updo and Styling, DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

Paul has consistently provided me with patient attention and individualized looks for my natural curls. He takes his time to really examine the health of my hair and do a dry cut to create the perfect shape. I've been working with him for nearly two years and he consistently provides new tips and technique, and recommendations for products. I'm extremely picky about my curls because they take so long to grow and tend to break easily, but Paul is the most trustworthy stylist I've worked with.

Happiness feels like this...

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by Sarah Gronowski on JULY 18, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

The entire hair cut session was so interactive and educational! I absolutely love how Paul teaches you his curly hair techniques that make noticeable differences in the way you wash and style your hair! And the private Loft suite brings a relaxing feel to your visit. You'll never go back to your old ways!! He really brought back the bounce and moisture to my curls, will continue to go back! - Sarah Gronowski

Thank so much Paul!!!

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by Tammy G. on JULY 17, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

Went to Paul for the first time today all the way from St.Louis. He was amazing! He did a great cut but most importantly he taught me how to do my hair from washing to styling. He took so much time showing me and then having me do it. It was a very interactive haircut and styling session! He is going to start offering video classes that I highly recommend! Will be back for sure! He was also very down to earth. Really enjoyed my visit.

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