Candace Witherspoon at Haircraft Studio By Ray

New York, NY
5.0 / 29 Reviews
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Candace Witherspoon at Haircraft Studio By Ray

New York, NY
5.0 / 29 Reviews

Formerly at filament hair salon. I'm passionate about curly hair. My goal is to empower men/women to embrace their curls. I'm dedicated to educating clients to learn a healthy regime that makes their curls flourish. Giving you a cut that frames your face shape and personality.

Our Certifications

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Deva Certified Stylist

Achieved DevaCurl certification, our highest level of curl expertise

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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

  • Art of Texture Stylist

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

Devacurl Services

Stylists at this salon

Candace Witherspoon

Deva Certified Stylist
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  • Super Curly DevaCut
  • Super Curly No-Poo Transformation
  • DevaCurl Transformation
  • Pintura Highlighting
  • DevaCut
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Absolutely Fabulous

by Rosa on JUNE 12, 2018

Candice is magical. I feel like I have JUST learned to appreciate what my curls can do, and I'm 31 with two kids! She gave me solid advice about my cut and color and how my curls would be effected by certain styles. She also gave me a step by step run down on how to get the curls I want at home. GO SEE HER.

Absolutely Amazing!

by Audrey on OCTOBER 20, 2017

I have been getting the Devacut for many years now and this is the first time I have walked out of the salon and been absolutely thrilled about my hair! Candace was so amazing! I showed her a picture of about how short I wanted my hair and she not only worked with the picture, but after cutting a bit in the back, she showed me the length and asked what I thought. To me that just proves she really cares about what her customers want and are looking for. Along with that, this was the first time I got pintura highlights and knowing that and knowing I was nervous about this big change I was making with my hair color, Candace helped me pick a color that would be subtle enough so I could gradually get used to this change. Also, when it was time to style my hair, I explained the devacurl products I had been using and she gave me suggestions on which ones would work better and why. Candace really is an awesome stylist and I highly highly recommender her! I can not wait for my next appointment in a couple months!

A Goddess

by Fahmida on JUNE 12, 2018

Honestly before I got my first Deva Cut I have been always good at taking care of my curls and my hair grew very long and I felt that the length was weighing down my curls and I'm so blessed that I found her because I was super nervous about getting my haircut since I never got it professionally cut before and she made me feel so comfortable and listened to what I wanted for my hair. She made me fall in love with my curls and transformed it in ways I never knew curls could form. She absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to every curly girl. I will definitely be coming back to her for my future cuts!

Exceptional Work!

by Daritza on JUNE 12, 2018

Candace was amazing! I walked in and she asked me what I wanted. I responded that I was looking for a miracle. That's exactly what she did! My hair has never looked healthier. I thought I was going to have to do the big chop and thankfully she cut enough where it wasn't the case. I am very pleased and will definitely go back for my next trim. Love my bouncy curls.

My Go-to!

by Briana on JUNE 12, 2018

Candace is my go-to stylist. She's been cutting my curly hair since December 2016. I trust her. Every cut I've had with her has left my hair healthy and in a beautiful shape! She's sweet, understanding, and easy to talk to. Definitely, recommend!

Curly hair don’t care!!

by Jordan on JUNE 12, 2018

Candace SLAYED my hair last week. Gave me a perfect devacut ans educated me on how to do a proper wash and go. I just did my own today and my curls are POPPIN’. I’ll def be visiting her again!


by Mimi on JUNE 12, 2018

Candace is precise, communicative, punctual, attentive, and is a master at what she does. I feel at ease as soon as I step in the door, and like my best wavy/curly self leaving (for 2 years and counting).


by Mirella on JUNE 12, 2018

Candace is wonderful! I've never had to wait more than 10mins for my appointment. Love it! Not only is she great at keeping time she is friendly and very knowledgeable about hair. I love that she listens to my hair concerns and then explains why you shouldn't always do what you see on YouTube. :) Also, I really like that Candace is not a super chatty stylist. She lets you control the amount of conversation you have during the appointment. The conversation never feels forced. Highly recommend Candace!


by Felisha on JUNE 12, 2018

When I first came to Candace, I had never had a Devacut and based on some of the pricing I had seen online for one, I thought that I wouldn't be able to afford one until I'd hit a few more milestones in my career. Thankfully, the lovely internet led me to Candace who I found had so many amazing reviews online. I gave it a try and she was amazing! This was my first wash and go experience. Candace is extremely professional and produces IMMEDIATE RESULTS! Each time I have sat in her chair for a cut I have seen the weight lifted off of the shoulders of my curls as she effectively gave my dead ends the boot that they've always needed. So many other stylists before had insisted that my hair be straightened before they could provide a proper hair cut. Other stylists would be really rough on my hair just to detangle it. I was stunned when Candace took the time to finger detangle my precious curls that I've worked so hard for. The care she takes really makes a difference. Overall, Candace is the best stylist I've EVER had for natural hair and oh it has been a lonnnng ride! If you're wavering on who to choose as your new stylist - choose Candice! You won't regret it. Also hurry because her appt spots fill up fast :)

Customized, personal hair care!

by Mildred on NOVEMBER 08, 2017

Today I had my first curly cut with Candace. From the moment I arrived, I felt comfortable and attended to. Candace is so sweet and soft-spoken, she puts you at ease right away. I got much more than I expected in terms of my experience. She really educated me and set realistic expectations after I shared a photo of what my curly goals were. Candace even gave me a hand mirror while she was washing and conditioning my hair so that I could see and replicate what she was doing. The end result was beautiful! My hair is on its way to recovery and I'm delighted to be on this journey with the help of Candace. I left with silky, smooth curls. I look forward to my next appointment with Candace. If you are looking for someone who listens to you and is excited about helping you reach a realistic curly hair goal, make sure you go to Candace. You won't be sorry :-)

My curls have life!

by Ivanny on JUNE 12, 2018

This was my first Devacut and I cannot stress how thankful I am for Candace. She really listened to what I was looking for and adviced me on what would be best to care for my curls and provide it the health, definition, and style that it needs. At first I was a bit nervous because I Candace informed me that my ends were damaged and a lot needed to be cut. However, I learned a lot from the visit and it was great because it was really affordable compared to other stylists. I left the salon with much bouncier curls and received compliments all around the streets of NYC. I’m really excited for my curls as they continue growing and am eager for my next visit. Book your appointment with Candace today!

amazing experience

by Julieta Rodriguez-Cruz on JUNE 12, 2018

I recently did a big chop with Candace and it was honestly the best experience I've had at a hair salon. Candace is kind and easy to talk to, she's efficient and attentive. Going to her salon was also the best decision I made for my hair; My hair was really curly in the back, kind of curly in the front and on the top that grew out into really straight ends. Other places didn't do much to help me; and then I found Candace. I'm much happier and I'm so excited to my new curl journey. 12 out of 10 would recommend.

Stellar Stylist

by Aisha on OCTOBER 11, 2017

I've had my hair colored and cut by Candace several times. Each time she has given me advice on how to care for my curls. My hair has never looked better! She really listens to me and I feel totally confident I will walk out the salon each time looking great. Looking forward to my next appointment!

Best Curly Cut

by Kat on JUNE 12, 2018

I have been going Candice for my haircut for the last two years. Every time is just as fantastic as my last cut. We always start off with a pleasant conversation about what kind of style I would like, what length I am comfortable with, and what kind of products work well with my curl pattern. Not only that, but Candice has helped change the way that I apply my products which has helped keep my curls very healthy. Candice is always fun to be around. She genuinely loves what she does and you can tell by the final result. Will always come back for my haircuts.

Best stylist ever

by Regina on AUGUST 18, 2017

It was my first time ever getting a curly haircut and Candace did not disappoint despite my hair being a choppy mess. She listened to what I wanted and also gave recommendations on products and tips on how to take better care of my hair. It was well worth the trip to the city. I'll be seeing her again in 3 months.

Wonderful stylist

by Bella on OCTOBER 27, 2017

Candace is a talented and intuitive stylist. I've been going to her for a year and a half now and she always gives me the cut I was picturing in my head. She is kind, soft-spoken and not overly chatty, which makes me feel comfortable during my cut.

My curly Hero

by RI on OCTOBER 05, 2017

She is the hero of my curly hair and will always be! Thank you for your amazing work and personality:) xo


by MA on NOVEMBER 15, 2017

I had my first Devacut experience this week with Candace and my curls look absolutely amazing! The minute I met Candace I knew I was in great hands. She is incredibly kind and a great conversationalist. I felt super comfortable throughout my visit. Candace eased any worries I had by answering all my questions and providing suggestions on how to take better care of my hair. I left feeling ecstatic about my entire experience. I’m looking forward to seeing Candace again for my next haircut!

Fantastic Experience

by Yadriana on OCTOBER 27, 2017

After a not so great experience with my first DevaCut I found Candace. She was thorough, kind and honest about what can and can not be done with my hair. She answered all my questions and was just overall a joy to talk to. The cut and style she did on my hair left me in awe! My 2b-2c waves were simply beautiful! And since seeing Candace and following her advice, my waves are blossoming! For the first time since I started my curly girl journey I can see my waves turn into the curls that I could have!

Wonderful Stylist

by Bella on OCTOBER 30, 2017

I have curly hair and I've been going to Candace for a year and a half now to get it cut. Candace is a talented and insightful stylist who never fails to give me the cut I was hoping for. She is kind and soft-spoken, with a calm presence that makes you feel at home and comfortable in her chair. I highly recommend her.

The Curl Queen

by Rose on JUNE 17, 2018
Service Received: DevaCut
Price: $76-$125

Candace is the absolute best. My hair was damaged and straightened from a Keratin treatment when I first visited Candace, and she truly works miracles! I love Candace’s thorough knowledge of curls (all different curl types!) and the way she cares about the health of my hair. With her help and guidance, I have been able to grow out my awful Keratin treatment, restore my hair’s health, and learn more about what my hair can do with every visit. I went from limp straws to ringlets! Candace is also super sweet and pleasant. She really is the best stylist!

She's so great

by Evelyn on JUNE 12, 2018

I came in for a cut back in January and left with a voluminous shape and wielding tips for healthier hair! She's so friendly and knowledgeable, which (along with her IG @curlsbycandace) put me at ease when it came time for her to handle my hair. She has done great work with such a broad range of curl types. Your hair is definitely safe in her hands!

Awesome experience

by Itzel on NOVEMBER 22, 2017

I just got my big chop today and it was terrifying, but Candace was so knowledgable that she made the experience exciting. Before cutting my hair she showed me some pictures of what I should expect, which was great. The best part was that she showed me how to properly style my hair. It hasn't even been a day and I have already gotten so many compliments. I am excited to see where my hair will go from here.

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful!

by Jovanna on JUNE 14, 2018
Service Received: Super Curly DevaCut

I’ve been seeing Candace for almost a year & I trust no one else to cut my kinky curls! She really listens & gives you the cut you want, while being honest about what will & won’t work on your specific hair. I always leave feeling more calm & at ease with my ‘fro :)


by Jessica on JUNE 12, 2018

I’m grateful to have discovered Candace. She was thorough and patient and transformed my disastrous self-cut. I look forward to seeing how it grows out and will surely return in a few months.

Amazing experience!

by Amanda on NOVEMBER 03, 2017

I had my first dry cut with Candace this afternoon and my hair feels so, so much healthier and happier. I even have cute little ringlets all over the bottom layer of my hair (which used to be more straight than anything!!!!) It's more towards the end of the day now and my hair is still defined but with even more volume than this afternoon/than I expected! Overall, she's a great stylist, very informative and SUPER nice. I'm really excited to embrace my hair now and can't wait to see her again!


by Lisa on AUGUST 14, 2017

I had my first dry cut ever with Candace a few weeks ago, and I'm loving my cut. Candace was very thorough in her consult and listened carefully to me as I described my hair care history/routine and what I'm looking for. I have thick, coarse, wavy hair and felt really well cared for as she cut, washed, and styled. I love that she embraced the idiosyncracies of my hair and worked with them, instead of against them. I look forward to going back to Candace in a few months!

Above and Beyond

by Alexandra on JUNE 12, 2018

My haircut experience with Candace was beyond my greatest expectations. Like most girls with curly hair, especially as long and thick as mine, I was a little nervous, but Candace was so personable and knowledgeable, I felt very confident once I sat down. She really took her time and listened to me, then explained what she was going to do and why. It turned out even better than imagined. Healthy, bouncy, exactly what I wanted and, essentially, needed. I will definitely be returning when it’s time for some maintenance.


by JRS on JUNE 12, 2018

Candace is an amazing curly girl or guy stylist. Having my haircut was a scary experience until I found Candace an amazing stylist and person.


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