Viewer mail time!
Carley— I love your hair (cut and color) and just moved to L.A. Any recommendations for hair stylisits in Los Angeles? Thank you!
— Patricia, Los Angeles
Patricia— The best accessory for your gadgets is a mop of curly hair, I agree! And you'd be surprised at how many emails I get asking for product and salon recommendations, so here are my favorites! I've been seeing Tats and Carla (currently at Privé in Hollywood, CA) for over a decade, and they are the keepers of my color and cut. Both excellent, and Tats is brilliant with blonde. Matt works at Privé too, and he's usually the guy on set with me when we're shooting.
I'm super-excited about my favorite New York salon opening nearby in Culver City, CA. It's called Devachan, and it's a cult for the curly. There's not a straightener on the premises, they only do your curly hair the way it goes naturally, and it's just as much about curly education as it is about getting a great look. I use all their products now (including the funky "claw" DevaCurl Dryer and DevaFuser pictured), and it's made a huge difference in how my hair curls and how long it lasts. They've cut my hair and styled it, and let me tell you, it's life-changing (curly girls, you know I'm not being dramatic). They have a few locations in NYC, but now that they're here, my locks have more options.
Oh, and if you do want a good blow out, I'm obsessed with my friend Alli Webb's DryBar boutiques. $35 bucks for a blow-out aaand they'll even serve you a cocktail and a chick flick. Brilliant.
Hope that's helpful, Patricia!