Tanya's Image and Wellness Salon
Tanya's Image and Wellness Salon
We are a full service salon and spa in the Hyde Park area of Cincinnati, Ohio. All of us love the DevaCurl line, and we've been fortunate enough to experience several in-salon Deva trainings. We've found clients seek out the products, and we are happy to help those curly-haired clients love their curls!
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.
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
Total Confidence Boost
I was so nervous about getting my first deva cut but as soon as I sat down with Kelly and she talked me through everything we were going to do I knew I was in the right hands. She even told me not to worry about remembering everything we were gonna go over in the appointment because she was going to send me home with a cheat sheet and that helped TREMENDOUSLY! I will definitely be back and will be sending all my curly haired friends her way.
Must Have Haircut
Having bad haircut after bad haircut, I️ was reluctant to try this curly craze out. However, I️ was EXTREMELY IMPRESSED by Kelly’s amazing skills. My hair has never looked better, and I️ have gained confidence back in my appearance. I️ will definitely be revisiting Tanya's Image and Wellness Salon :)
This was my first ever DevaCut and let me tell you it has changed my life! I have so many people compliment my hair now! She was so informative and super helpful! 10/10 would recommend to anyone!
Kelly is amazing
After years of lack lauster dry/frizzy curls I was referred by a friend to Kelly. My hair looks the best it has in 10+ years. I get constant compliments on the color and the defined curls. Thanks Kelly for helping me embrace my curly hair!
Amazing cut and awesome products!
Kelly was amazing!! She took the time to ask me what I really wanted in my cut and style. Very friendly and relatable! Curly hair is hard to deal with and she gave me excellent tips on maintaining my curls! Overall very happy!!
Tons of directions and knowledge
First time ever having my hair cut by a curly stylist and I’ll never have my hair done any other way! Kelly taught me so much about my curls and even sent me a cheat sheet after my appointment to make sure I knew what to do when I got home. I’ve never felt better about treating my curls!!
Cut corners & ruined my hair!
Kelley Hightower styled my hair. While she is a nice person, my hair type was not her strength. My requested blonde was dyed variations of red & ash and the back of my hair had a slanted cut two-inches off from left to right. She left my hair wet and curly to hide the mistakes made. Once it was straight it began to break off. I was devastated. After rushing to a color expert, my hair required extensive color correction & treatments to stop the breakage. Not only did I pay $250 for the poor service, I had to pay twice as much to fix it. After contacting salon, they continue to not respond. I am contacting my attorney next.
Today was my first Deva Cut with Kelly. She taught me more about my hair in an hour, than everything I’ve learned in a lifetime. I am grateful and happy. Thank you!
What a great person and experience!
Kelly greeted me like I have known her for years. She was patient and listened to all my hair troubles. I don’t trust just anyone with my curls but she was very knowledgeable and professional from beginning to end and I love my cut!!! Everyone was pleasant and hospitable! I’ll be back!
Love my hair!
Just got my first Devacut from Kelly, and I love it! She did a great job. I’m excited to use the tutorial so my hair looks awesome all the time!
Kelly is the best! My deva cut and color was everything I wanted and more! Not only is she insanely talented she's as sweet as can be. She explained everything that she was doing and which products she was using as well as how to use them. Being able to achieve the look at home is everything to me. It’s the best feeling to be able to walk out of a salon with you hair in its natural state. I wouldn’t trust my curls with anyone but Kelly!
Kelly is FANTASTIC
I'm one of those people that's always felt "just okay" about my hair. I always felt like I didn't have the time to take care of it well or style it like I should. One of my New Years resolutions this year was to get my hair in shape! I booked my appointment with Kelly Hightower through Tanya's Image Salon and I could not be happier with the results! Kelly not only saved my hair from years of abuse and further damage, she really changed my outlook on my hair. She taught me step-by-step how to use deva curl products and why they work wonders on curly girl hair! I left the salon feeling AMAZING that my hair finally looked healthy and pretty AND knowing I could replicate the results by myself at home. I've never walked out of a hair appointment feeling this good about myself. Kelly is one special person who knows how to read her clients and deliver what they need. I'll definitely return to Kelly time and time again.
Deva Cut with Kelly!
I've fought to figure out my hair my entire life. Being biracial it's been a constant struggle trying to find the right product and the right stylist to help you out. Every time I've walked into a salon most stylists look petrified when they see me but not Kelly. She was enthusiastic, confident, and so sweet. She made me feel so comfortable even though I was nervous as all get out. I did the big chop and she made it look so great. I've never seen my hair look so healthy and fun! I will definitely be back to Kelly in the future.
An Education, Not Just An Experience.
After straightening my hair almost everyday for a decade, I decided it was time to embrace the curly locks I was born with. As you can probably imagine, I didn't have much hope for my beaten down, heat damaged hair. However, after religiously salivating over the hair transformations on Kelly's Instagram, I decided to make an appointment. Not only did she revive my curls, but she also took the time to teach me how to recreate her results at home using the Deva Curl products! I've already made a second appointment with Kelly and would highly recommend her to all of the curly haired girls out there!
Helpful, Enthusiastic, Valuable Session!
I sought out a deva curl stylist after watching a video of curl makeovers done by such stylists! I am so happy I came across Tanya's in Hyde Park. When I called to schedule, I was recommended to get a session with Kelly, and boy am I happy I did! Kelly is a confident and super enthusiastic curl stylist. She wholeheartedly appreciates natural hair, waves, and curls alike and she makes that known. She made it a point to understand my baseline practices, my goals for the session, my hopes for my cut, etc. She very much made the entire session a learning experience. The entire process was so comprehensive - I didn't leave with any questions unanswered. She helped me discover a curl pattern I didn't even know I had - because I had been washing, drying, and product-ing entirely wrong. I really can't say enough about how pleased I am with the entire experience with Kelly and the Tanya's team. She's a stellar woman, stylist, and self-esteem booster! What more can you ask for?! I haven't worn my hair pulled tightly back or in any other way than my natural curls with my natural volume. Thanks to Kelly!
Kelly the Curl Whisperer
Kelly is extremely knowledgable, efficient and precise about what she is doing and explaining why she is doing it in a very approachable way. The cut was great, the wash/styling was different than most salons' protocol so she made sure to spend time explaining while demonstrating the whole process with cues-both visual and audible of what to look for while caring for curly hair. Her follow up instructions were great too-an owners manual for great curls every time :)
My curls have life!
I had my first Devacut with Kelly H. She was polite, understanding, knowledgeable, and informative. She gave my curls life, and me hope. I have had so many compliments on my "defined curls." I am excited and confident for this curly journey with Kelly.
Kelly was my hair fairy god mother!
I have been blow drying/straightening/curling my naturally curly hair for about 10 consecutive years. For the past couple years, my hair was in a complete different shape than it was pre-heat overload and I noticed it stopped growing. After a lot of research and weeks of self convincing I decided that my hair needed a DevaCut and the only person that inspired me via Instagram was Kelly. So, I did it. Went to her, she was so wise about curly methods and provided so much info. I trusted her completely and my hair was the curliest it had been on yearssss. I now have a wonderful shape for my curls, they have more life, and I have not stopped receiving compliments on my hair. I can’t wait to come back to Kelly as I continue on my hair journey.
After being green with envy over a couple women's curls, I asked them what they used on their hair? Both proudly announced that the secret was Devacurl. I finally decided to accept my ever-increasingly curly hair, googled "Devacurl salons" & found Tanya's in Hyde Park. I was only planning a consult, but my beautician, Kelly seemed so knowledgeable that she put all of my fears quickly to rest, & the next thing I knew, I was prepping for a cut?! The cut itself was quick! I was intrigued as to why a woman with very straight hair cared so much about curly hair?? She said that she liked the challenge of curly hair b/c no two curly heads are alike and that she is constantly learning from curly hair, which she loves... to constantly learn?!!! The next, most amazing part was the shampoo/condition/gel application, which was unlike any I'd ever done before?! (P.S. the reclining chairs used for enabling the shampoo process were AMAZING! Finally, no hard bowl that always previously made the base of my head fell bruised even the next day?!) The other outstanding thing about the shampoo process is that Kelly instructed me the entire time on what she was doing & why she was doing it!! I've not had anyone, ever, teach me about my body, let alone HAIR?!! The Devacurl clips were then inserted. FINALLY, the secret to cementing volume at my roots! The drying process was actually quite quick, even though I started with extremely damp hair. Next thing I knew, a quick shake of the hair and I was DONE?! And, not to brag, but I looked stunning! With CURLY hair?!?! For the first time in my later life, I wasn't fighting this curl but admiring it!!! THANK YOU KELLY!! You were wonderful!! I can't recommend her more highly! Two thumbs WAY up!!
My very first and not my last
How & where do I start?! Kelly is absolutely amazing! Not only was she informative but she is an all around great stylist and person. She was very welcoming to questions and concerns and encouraged me to ask away - even if I have any after my appointment. I didn’t come in with any pictures or any ‘unrealistic’ expectations just because I KNOW that our hair is unique to us and I felt it would’ve been unfair (and setting myself up for disappointment) if I came in with a photo of someone else’s hair wanting mine to do the same - and she completely understood that. I wanted somewhere to start on this journey to healthier hair and ways to enhance my curls. She delivered! I already have my next appointment scheduled and I truly don’t see myself going to anyone else as long as I stay on my natural hair journey! #KellyRocks
Go to Kelly!
If you have curly hair and are scared to get it done or want to learn more about how to take care of it go visit Kelly! She’s amazing and really takes the time to teach you how to better hydrate your curls. I loved her and definitely will be back!
Kelly is amazing!
Kelly absolutely exceeded my expectations for a deva cut! I got the best hair cut of my life! She was so helpful in teaching techniques for hair care and cut my hair beautifully! The shape is so gorgeous and she was so nice too! They have complimentary tea, water, coffee, and a cocktail and latte bar you can order from! I got a brow wax with Juliana that was fantastic too!
Educational and satisfying experience
Kelly was amazing during my cut and style. After not being to a salon for 5 years, Kelly made sure I was comfortable and really took time to understand what I was looking for. She showed me how to hydrate my hair and it’s been super moisturized since.
Hands down the best cut I’ve ever received
My first Deva cut experience was with Kelly, and my hair has never looked better. She actually tends to my specific curl type! She definitely has a repeat customer.
Feeling brand new !
I walked in with super dehydrated curls, and walk out with my hair feeling brand new. It was soft, shaped to perfection, and WELL moisturized. Kelly did an amazing job, I am defiantly coming back !
Kelly is fantabulous! :)
I went to Kelly to get a deva cut after seeing her work on a friend from school and it was the best choice ever! She was extremely detailed in showing me how to maintain my curls & keep them moisturized. I loved the way it turned out! If you have curly hair & you haven't sat in her chair yet you're missing out!
Deva Haircut with Kelly
I had my first Deva cut with Kelly and it was fabulous! I was hesitant at first because I have had the same routine for so long maintaining my curls. After only about a month of my cut and education from Kelly on how to use there prouducts, I could not be happier! She was very helpful and ensured the cut and products were best for my hair. Looking forward to my next appointment with her!
best haircut with Sydney!
I can't remember my hair pre-Sydney except that i was not happy with it. Post-Sydney, my hair has never been so happy and I've never had so many compliments in my life on my hair! My sisters are both envious that I have Sydney in my hometown. :) Seriously love the cut EVERY single time and I can always recreate it at home which to me is the mark of a great stylist! Thanks Sydney!!
I've been natural for 6 years now and I've always said I don't have "wash and go hair", due to the amount of frizz that I get. Well, Kelly not only transformed curls, but also taught me how to manage and care for them to keep the look well after I leave the salon. I've never seen my curls so defined. She also gave me the perfect shape. I'm very happy with her service and have already been telling all my curly friends to make their appointments. Kelly is magical. Will definitely be coming back!
Deva Curl Haircut
Kelly Hightower is amazing. Do not let her straight hair fool you she is all about the curls. She gave me a great haircut with styling tips and product suggestions. I was very happy with the services I will be going back for sure to see her!
Kelly Hightower curly experience
Kelly is talented! Do not let her straight hair fool you she is all about the curls. I went in for a Deva Curl Haircut and she went step by step on how to get the same results at home. She also gave me a cheat sheet so I wouldn't forget the products. I will definitely go back to see her.
My curls have new life!
Kelly is the best! She's very knowledgeable about curly hair and can help you find what works best for your hair type. She gave me a lot of information that has helped me keep my curls looking as great as they did when she styled them at the salon. If you're a curly girl, do yourself a favor and pay Kelly a visit!
I've never had a Deva Cut so I was very nervous. After the cut I was surprised by how much definition my curls had! There was zero frizz as well! Kelly was so patient with me as I had many questions and she was able to walk me through the whole process. This was the first time in my life that I was able to leave the salon with my curls in their natural state! I can't wait to continue my naturally curly hair journey with Kelly!
She knows her stuff!
I went to see Kelly after being recommended by several co-workers. Kelly was great at teaching me how to work with my hair. I’m 54, and the texture of my hair changed dramatically due to some health issues. I went from straight/slightly wavy hair to very wavy/ringlets! I didn’t realize that curly hair requires special treatment. After visiting Kelly I have received lots of compliments on my hair, and for the first time in a very long time my hair feels healthy! I would highly recommend Kelly Hightower!
Great Devacut with Kelly
I had my first Devacut with Kelly Hightower and she did a fantastic job! Kelly was very thorough explaining each step and why it was part of the process. I was very relieved to find someone who wanted to highlight my natural curls rather than try to make them into something they aren't.
I’ve been searching for YEARS for someone to take care of my curls! Kelly talked to me about all the products I need to get my curls moisturized and defined. I now have a great shape and no frizz. Never thought my curls would look like this. Highly recommend.
I had my first Deva Cut experience with Kelly and it was nothing short of amazing! Kelly is extremely knowledgeable and let me know everything she was doing along the way. It was so refreshing to be able to leave a salon knowing I got the exact results I wanted. Thank you again Kelly!
Gave my curls new life!
Kelly was so helpful and really walked me through all the steps I need to help my curls reach their full potential. I never realized how curly my hair was until now!
Kelly brought my curls
I had my devacut & style with Kelly today. (Disclaimer: haircuts have stressed me out all of my life because most stylist don't know how to cut naturally curly hair.) She did an AMAZING job of explaining exactly what she was doing and why, showing me how much and what type of product to use along with how to apply it, and did a wonderful job cutting my hair. For the first time I actually left the salon LOVING my cut and style! She is super knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely be back and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in getting a devacut! Thank you, Kelly!
Best Curl Experience!
In the first five minutes of my appointment i knew more about my curls than i have my entire life! Kelly is amazing! She understood my hair, gave me tips and tricks, and answered every question while making sure I was comfortable the entire time! She made sure I understood every step and even explained what was happening for my hair the whole process! Overall amazing experience. The salon is beautiful, comfortable, and everyone is super nice.
Go to Kelly and be amazed!
I recently decided to go natural and embrace my curl! I went to see Kelly and she changed my world!! She spent 2 hours with me and taught me how to do my hair while also giving me great color! She is an amazing teacher and I wished I had found her sooner! I will definitely be back!
Amazing service by Kelly Hightower!!!
This was my first time having my hair cut by a DevaCurl professional and it completely changed the way I saw my hair! Before meeting Kelly I thought my hair was permanently a frizzy mess that only heat and dedication could fix. Now not only did Kelly give me a hair cut that brings out my natural curls, but she taught me step-by-step how to take care of my hair outside of the salon. Kelly's skill, patience, and kindness will definitely have me coming back next time I need a hair cut!
Curly girls - ask for Kelly!
Kelly is my go-to girl for both my curly cuts/styles AND my color. Having blonde curls isn't easy but she helps me maintain my shape & integrity of my hair while giving me the bright color I want at the same time! If you are in Cincinnati & have curly hair, I definitely recommend Kelly! It's hard to come across those we trust with our curls & who know how to work with them. Despite her not having curls, Kelly is very knowledgeable & is Devacurl trained which is A+++ for me!! I also recommend a consultation to discuss your wants & the products you normally use BEFORE your appointment. She will work with you & even use your products on your hair if you are not comfortable with Devacurl products (I love them, but I also have other products in my regimen). Let her know how you like to style your hair so she knows exactly how you want it. Curly hair isn't the "surprise me" type, so don't be afraid to tell your stylist what you want or you may end up unhappy. All in all, Kelly is super sweet, personable, knowledgeable & has a passion for curly hair & color - so if you are looking for those things, she will be your holy grail!!
Deva cut by Kelly
This is the best haircut I've ever had and the only haircut where I walked away feeling like I got what I asked for and liked it. She knows what she's doing and I even learned some valuable styling tips! I will definitely be seeing her again and have already recommended her.
Kelly's magical hands and devacurl knowledge got my hair into formation! I am so pleased with my curls, and very happy about the fact I am able to recreate my curls on my own! Thanks Kelly for making my curls awesome, and being so helpful! :)