Studio Within Salon/Spa

Chicago, IL
5.0 / 53 Reviews
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Studio Within Salon/Spa

Chicago, IL
5.0 / 53 Reviews

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!


Our Certifications

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Deva Certified Stylist

Achieved DevaCurl certification, our highest level of curl expertise

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Deva Inspired Stylist

Completed our hands-on Level 1 course, featuring foundational cutting and color techniques

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Deva Advanced Stylist

Completed our hands-on Level 2 course, featuring advanced cutting and color techniques

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Art of Texture Stylist

Completed our hands-on course for super curly and highly textured hair

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  • Deva Certified Stylist

    Achieved DevaCurl certification, our highest level of curl expertise

  • Deva Inspired Stylist

    Completed our hands-on Level 1 course, featuring foundational cutting and color techniques

  • Deva Advanced Stylist

    Completed our hands-on Level 2 course, featuring advanced cutting and color techniques

  • Art of Texture Stylist

    Completed our hands-on course for super curly and highly textured hair


Devacurl Services


Stylists at this salon

Kristy Kladzyk

Deva Advanced Stylist
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  • Super Curly No-Poo Transformation
  • Super Curly DevaCut
  • DevaCurl Transformation
  • Pintura Highlighting
  • DevaCut
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Martha Georgina Ceja

Deva Advanced Stylist
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  • Pintura Highlighting
  • DevaCut
  • DevaCurl Transformation
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Jacob Greenfield

Deva Advanced Stylist
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  • Pintura Highlighting
  • DevaCurl Transformation
  • DevaCut
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Shyanne Whittle

Deva Inspired Stylist
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  • DevaCurl Transformation
  • DevaCut
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Paul Martinez

Deva Certified Stylist
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  • DevaCurl Transformation
  • Pintura Highlighting
  • DevaCut
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Reviews

Paul Martinez is the curl guru!

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by Andrea on MAY 24, 2017

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!

Thanks, Jacob!

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by Tal on JUNE 12, 2018

Needed only to color my hair, but decided to come here for a Devacurl experience. Jacob took great care of my hair, was super gentle with my tangled curls before started to color. Washed , conditioned, moistened and gelled along with educational explanations of the best daily routine for my curly hair. Thanks, Jacob! It was great!

A True Expert!

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by Laura on AUGUST 21, 2017

I found Paul on this website, after a friend of mine told me about the Devacurl cut. He is very experienced and took his time to explain the process and teach me how to get the most of my curls. I am very happy with my new do!

LOVE MY CURLS

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by S.W. on JUNE 12, 2018

Kristy is the best! I have always been afraid to get my haircut because of all of the awful haircuts I have had in the past. Kristy was able to give my fine curly hair a huge boost, with lots of volume without taking a ton off of my length. I will never let anyone else cut my hair! THANK YOU KRISTY!

Love my curls

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by E.M on JUNE 12, 2018

I had a haircut with Kristy Kladzyk last week and my hair has never looked better. She took her time and explained everything to me step by step. It was an excellent experience. I highly recommend her.

Curl Whisperer

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by Sara on SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

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.

Best haircut ever!! Thanks Gina :)

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by Unnati on OCTOBER 26, 2017

This is the first time I got a haircut specifically for curly hair. I've always opted for straightening treatments because my curly hair was difficult to manage but this year I decided to embrace my natural curls. I realized I'd been getting my hair cut the wrong way all this while!! My curls were cut , conditioned and dried in different techniques and this is the first time I didn't walk out with a typical straight hair blowout but embraced my curls! First of all, the salon is amazing. Such good vibes and they always have an offer going on. The staff is super friendly and I knew I wanted to go back there as soon as I went for my initial consultation. Gina is amazing and she gave me valuable tips on how to take care of my curls and habits to involve in my everyday routine to make my curls manageable and frizz free. I got a Deva curl haircut and rose gold highlights and my curls have never looked better!! Highly recommend - this is my go to place for any hair treatments now. Gina texted me the next day to ask how my hair was doing and that just speaks to how wonderful the service is.

Never Loved My Curls More!

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by Charissa on JULY 23, 2017

I went to Studio Within Salon for my first devacut with Jacob Greenfield as my stylist. I checked his work on instagram and was pleasantly surprised to find that all of his styles were gorgeous and some on girls with similar curls to mine (3b/c). He has free consultations (about 15 min) so I went in a week before to show him some pictures I found on pinterest of styles I was interested in. He shared, per my request, what he thought would look good on me ("lots of layers"). I was so blessed to have him as my stylist! There was a $75 special for new clients to get their first devacut (includes: cut, wash, and style w/devacurl products), which is exactly what this college girl needed! I walked out feeling more beautiful and comfortable than I have ever felt in my curls! The style lasted for four full days before I pinned it back on day five because of frizz, and then washed it on day six. I am so pleased and plan on purchasing more deva products (the primary reason my hair turned out so well) in the near future! I’ll be back for another cut probably next year! #besthaircutinmylife

Loving my curls!

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by Alyssa on JULY 07, 2017

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!

New life for old curls

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by Sandi on MAY 24, 2017

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 :)

Paul Martinez is excellent!

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by Laura Garza C. on MAY 16, 2017

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

I Love My Hair!

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by Sarah on JUNE 07, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

I was overdue for a haircut and made an appointment that day to see Gina. She was super sweet and gave me a beautiful cut, (just like the reference picture I had) and showed me how to take care of my hair better. Thank you Gina! :-)

Gina is Great!

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by Delzy on JUNE 12, 2018

Gina has been by far the only stylist who solely focused on my curl hydration. Instead of just simply crunching my curls and putting me under the drier hood, she split my hair into pieces and moist, moist, moist! She was very detailed and thorough, and made sure my curls were styled the way I wanted. Loved it!

My First DevaCut

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by Angela on MARCH 21, 2017

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

Best service and hair revival ever!

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by Martha on SEPTEMBER 04, 2017

Gina was my stylist and she was wonderful! She took the time to explain everything, she was very kind, made sure I had everything I needed and she did fabulous. I love how she took her time to make sure my first experience was amazing because it was. She made me love my curls more than I've ever known and now I honestly want to wear my hair like this all the time. Thank you Gina! You really gave me confidence in my natural that I didn't know I had. It was phenomenal <3

Curl Wizard

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by Melissa on SEPTEMBER 09, 2017

Kristy was amazing !!! I was so nervous... as you can imagine. She gave me a great style lesson. I was also using all the wrong Devacurl products for my curl texture. I'm loving my new haircut and products so much.

Found curls under my frizz

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by Debra on AUGUST 26, 2017

I can't get over how amazing my hair looks thanks to the magic of Paul Martinez. He unveiled the curls that had been hiding under frizz for years. Provided a lesson on how to keep up the curls and made sure I understood the routine. My hair looks healthier than it has for a long time. I can't imagine letting anyone else near my hair after this amazing experience.

Great Deva Cut and Style

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by Robin on JULY 09, 2017

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!

Best curly hair salon hands down

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by Alexia Ramirez on AUGUST 22, 2017

I highly recommend Paul Martinez. I went in for a hair cut and pintura highlights and I was really impressed with how much attention he put into my appointment. Not to mention he taught me how to style my hair the right way which definitely has updated my routine. If you have the money, I would definitely recommend setting an appointment up with him since I know it is a tad bit expensive but it's well worth it to have gorgeous curly hair.

Amazing- Thanks Kristy

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by X.H on OCTOBER 04, 2017

I can tell Kristy was very well informed when it came to my curly hair. I was a little iffy when I noticed she didn't have any type of curly hair but the way she observed my hair and then spoke to me about just showed great knowledge. She left my hair so curly and bouncy, wish she could do it every morning!

Wonderful Experience!!

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by Julie W. on OCTOBER 04, 2017

I am so unbelievably happy that I found this place! Everything from the staff to the services are total perfection!

Kristy-kristy-kristy!!!

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by Sarah on OCTOBER 24, 2017

Love my new cut. Best. haircut. ever.

A new city, a new look, a new me!!!

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by Cortney on JUNE 17, 2017

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!!!

Beachy Waves!

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by Hannah on JULY 07, 2017

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.

Fabulous stylist and teacher Paul

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by Susan Feingold on JUNE 02, 2017

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!

Paul Martinez is the curly hair champion!

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by Cindi on MAY 27, 2017

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!

Curls revived!

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by Patty on JUNE 02, 2017

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!

Great experience!

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by Selah on OCTOBER 23, 2017

Gina worked with me for my first Deva cut ever. She explained everything she was doing and taught me new techniques for properly caring for my curls. After the transformation, my curls had never looked so defined, bouncy, and frizz-free before. Highly recommended!

They are amazing!

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by Amy on MAY 23, 2017

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.

Best Beachy Highlights Ever

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by Amy on MAY 13, 2017

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!

Thanks Paul Martinez!

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by Lisa Podlesak on MAY 13, 2017

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.

From Frizz to Fabulous

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by Mimi on AUGUST 11, 2017

I was walking by the salon and saw they had Deva Curl products so I stopped in to look just as a whim. Paul approached me and asked if I'd like a complimentary consultation which included a free demonstration and styling of the products on my hair. Why not? He took me through step by step and showed me how to wash, condition, dry and style my hair. Was amazed with the results!!

Love my curls!

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by Lisa Podlesak on MAY 13, 2017

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!

Went today for a change in style. Amazing experience

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by Miriam Dickson on OCTOBER 22, 2017

Excellent service. Georgina did an excellent job in my hair. She not only made beautiful but she walked me through the process ant thought me a lot. I would definitely recommend this place, especially Georgina.

Fantastic stylist!

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by Jurnee cooper on JULY 29, 2017

Paul is by far the best curly hairstylest around! Not only does he style your hair to perfection but he also teaches you how to take care of it. The salon itself is clean, open, and friendly. If you're in town this salon is a must!

Kristy transformed my curls !!

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by Kellie P. on SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

I came to see Kristy after getting a not so great haircut in another state. We had a consultation to discuss long term goals for my hair. After the our chat I felt 100% confident to have her cut my curls. What a transformation. I couldn't be happier and my hair looks fabulous.

Cut - Color with Jacob

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by Kara on JULY 27, 2017

I have had curly hair struggles my whole life. I made an appointment with Jacob after seeing his work on Instagram. AMAZING! Jacob explained the cut and gave me several color options. I'm in love with the results. I've already had many compliments on my hair. I'm so happy I found Jacob and Studio Within.

Will travel from Hawaii for Kristy's Devacuts !!!

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by Billie D. on SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

It was so nice meeting you! BEST haircut EVER! Will be flying in from Hawaii for my next haircut!

Thank you Kristy, you saved my curls !!!

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by Stacey on JULY 24, 2017

I'm in love with my new Devacurl cut. After years of horrible haircuts I finally left the salon with amazing curls. My hair has never looked better. Thank you, thank you Kristy. I love my new hair.

So glad I found this place

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by Rachel on JULY 20, 2017

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!

Thank you Kristy

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by Beth S. on SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Kristy, thank you for fixing my curls! What a difference!

No more haircut anxiety !! Thanks Kristy Kladzyk

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by Lilly on SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

I try to book a Deva cut while I travel for work. I have had quite a few haircuts searching for the perfect one. I found it. Kristy (the owner) taught me how to use the products and gave me a step by step lesson on how to re create my look for days to come. She was very knowledgable with the products as she answered all my many questions. I am so pleased with my haircut, my curls have never looked better. I will travel to Chicago for my haircuts from now on. Wonderful experience !!!

Greatest curly cut

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by Joy on JULY 16, 2017

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!!

Absolute Godsend!

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by Jessica on DECEMBER 19, 2016

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'm a Believer

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by Melanie on AUGUST 29, 2017

I was nervous about seeing a new stylist, but Paul assuaged my fears and I left the salon with an incredibly adorable cut, beautiful highlights, and great tips and tricks for styling my coily curls at home. This is not my first Deva cut, but it is, by far, the best! Paul is patient and professional and I appreciate the time he devoted to making my hair look great!

Curl Experts

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by Annie on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

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.

Curl Genie!

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by Sylwia on SEPTEMBER 07, 2016

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!

Complete Curly Transformation!

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by Cara on SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Call Studio Within today for a DevaCut with Kristy! She is the absolute best! I have had my fair share of bad haircuts in the past with stylists not knowing how to cut curly hair...but before we got started, Kristy asked what I was looking for, showed me exactly where she wanted to cut, asked my opinion, and away we went! Throughout the process, she was telling me step by step what she was doing and how I can do it at home too. After, she pointed out all the products with detailed instructions...oh and my curls looked fabulous and still do! This is the healthiest my hair has ever been. I'll never go back to my old products or to a normal hair cut again! Thank you so much Kristy!

Queen of Curls

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by Kimber on AUGUST 19, 2016

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

My curls are alive again- Thanks Kristy

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by A.S. on NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Thank you Kristy. My hair was in desperate need of a haircut and I’m so happy I found you. See you in 3 months.

Thank you Gina

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by S.P on JUNE 12, 2018

Gina was amazing. She taught me how to properly wash, condition and style my hair. I was super happy with the Deva cut she gave me. I love my new haircut !! It was a wonderful experience. See you in a few months.

Magic Curl Tamer

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by Laura on JULY 26, 2015

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!

Curl genious

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by Jennifer on NOVEMBER 24, 2015

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!

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