Curly hair is best cut dry, as we don't wear our hair wet on a daily basis. Therefore, the curls are cut where they live. Not every curl is the same even on the same head, so each curl must be cut individually. You may notice that you have tighter curls at your nape and looser curls in your crown area, or vice versa. When we cut dry and without tension, we eliminate the variance issue.
Your First Appointment:
For your first appointment with us, and every haircut appointment after that, please arrive at the salon with cleansed, loose, dry hair that is free of any braids, bobby pins, clips, or bands. We want to see your hair in its natural state. Please feel free to use your current products for the best curl definition. Depending on the definition of your curls we may cut first, then do the Product Application/Curl Set. If your curls are not properly hydrated and defined, we may choose to do the Hydrating Curly Wash first if time allows, but this is not guaranteed. Showing up to your appointment without having followed these instructions will possibly result in a cancelled appointment (for which must still be paid), or the void of guarantee.
Included in your initial appointment will be time spent discussing your curls and the proper care and maintenance of your hair. We will do a curl assessment; products will be recommended for your specific curl type and you will learn the correct techniques for the application of those products. You will receive an Asheville Hair Design Prescription with written instructions that you can follow at home. If you have been using products containing Silicone or heavy oils or waxes, we will recommend that we do a Curl Detox when we cleanse your hair. This will guarantee your best curl results. Our goal at Asheville Hair Design is that not only will you love your hair when you leave the salon but also that you have been empowered to achieve the same results at home!
Please be advised, prices may vary depending on length of hair and the time your appointment takes. Generally, if you have exceptionally thick hair, or hair more than 3 inches below your shoulders, this can add anywhere from a half-hour to an hour to your appointment and will be charged accordingly.
Curly Cut At-Home Required Preparation:
1. Detox At least a week before your appointment, get ready to detox and clarify your hair if you use any products with any form of silicone, butters, or oils in them. Start by shampooing your hair with an oil-free/butter-free/silicone-free clarifying shampoo. This means NO, ZERO, ZILCH shea moisture, Cantu, Camille Rose, Pantene, As I Am or anything similar (everything DevaCurl™ and Innersense are ok). we love DevaCurl Build Up Buster as a detoxing agent/clarifier, but any detoxing/clarifying/chelating shampoo that doesn't contain petroleum, lanolin, oils, butters, or any form of silicone will do (please do not use apple cider vinegar). Please be sure to use a shampoo that is labeled as a "clarifier" or "chelator". 2. Condition The conditioner we recommend is DevaCurl One Condition, DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture mask, Heaven In Hair, or Deep-Sea Hair Repair. But, like the shampoo, any conditioner that doesn't contain oils, butters or any form of silicone will work. 3. Style Please arrive with your hair detoxed, conditioned, in a dry wash and go/curly set. Your curls/coils should be as defined as possible using a water-based curl defining product. We recommend anything from DevaCurl, Mop Top Curly Hair Custard, or do-it-yourself flax seed gel. Please refrain from using products from Shea Moisture, Camille Rose, Pantene, As I Am, Cantu, Mielle organics, The Mane Choice or anything that contains any form of silicone, petroleum, lanolin, butters, or oils. You may have never attempted a wash & go before, and that's fine. Just do your best. At your appointment, we will give you feedback and teach you how to achieve your best wash & go yet.
Please do not use bobby pins, head wraps, ponytails, headbands, rubber bands, hats, clips, etc. on the day of your appointment. Your stylist needs to see your natural curl pattern and how your hair falls, in order to perform the cut properly. Your hair should be in a wash & go style. Failure to follow these guidelines for Deva and curly cuts may cause a $75 service charge, or your appointment to be cancelled. There are no exceptions. Please trust the process! We have been offering this service with these same instructions for years and following these steps sets you up for success! If you have questions, please contact us prior to your appointment.
First Time Curly Experience
Perfect service to understand how to style and care for your curls. Come with your curls set, free from tangles, buns, braids, ponytails, and clips. We'll cut and shape your hair dry. Followed by a detox scalp treatment to stimulate your follicles for healthy hair growth and a hydration treatment on mids to ends to rejuvenate your curls. We will then shape and set your curls to get the most bounce, shine, and fullness out of your curls. Many have said that this is a life changing experience!
This is a follow up to your first-time curly experience or if you're already experienced in how to care for your curls. Please come with your curls set, free of tangles, buns, braids, ponytails, or clips. We will shape and cut your curls dry, followed by a shampoo, conditioning, and a set your curls. This is for clients that have already had a first-time lesson or cut with Asheville Hair Design.
Estimated Duration: 1-hour session, recommended for short length with fine to medium density. Investment: $110 Maintenance: 6 weeks
Estimated Duration: 1.5 hours, recommended for medium lengths fine to medium density Investment: $135 Maintenance: 8 weeks
Estimated Duration: 2-hour session is for longer lengths with medium to thick density. Investment: $180 Maintenance: 10 weeks
Detox & Rehydrate Curls
Includes a scalp detox to stimulate your hair follicles for healthy hair growth, a hydrating hair mask on your mids and a set and style to give your curls shine, fullness, and bounce.
Estimated Duration: 1.5 hours Investment: $135
Wash and Go Curly Lesson
This is for Curlies coming to learn about their curls for the first time, or for those who need more instruction. We show you the natural approach to styling your hair. This styling is performed at the "hydration station" (shampoo area), with the goal of starting your curls toward maximum moisture and curl definition. Each step is thoroughly explained so that you can use this method at home.
Estimated Duration: 1-hour Investment: $90
This 75-minute interactive curl lesson is for families. We teach you about your child’s curls, by working on their Curls together. You and a Curl specialist will cleanse and hydrate the Curls together, so that families can replicate the Curl love at home. Either one or both parents can participate. Please call the salon to add a curl-by-curl haircut.
Estimated Duration: 1 hr. 15mins Investment: $120
Curly Style - Starting at $70
For our regular clients only, who just want to be pampered.
Curl Love (Deep Condition) - Starting at $45
We have multiple options for deep conditioning. Please call us at 828-274-4006 to discuss your needs.
Curly Color Services
*ALL BASE PRICES ARE STARTING PRICES AND ARE BASED ON THE ESTIMATED TIME EACH SERVICE TAKES. PRICING MAY CHANGE BASED ON TIME REQUIRED, LENGTH, THICKNESS AND CONDITION OF HAIR. ADDITIONAL CHARGES MAY APPLY IF EXTRA COLOR IS NEEDED. *
Curly Cut and Retouch:
We begin with a dry curl-by-curl haircut followed by a permanent color to alter your natural hair color or cover grey. Applied at the root only. Provided for existing customers only. Maintenance: every 4 weeks Estimated Duration: 2- 2 1/2 hour session Investment: Starting at $200+
Curly Cut and Single Process Color:
We begin with a dry curl-by-curl haircut followed by a hair color that can be achieved in one step. Estimated Duration: up to 2- 3 hours Investment: Starting at $200+
Curly Cut and Highlights:
We begin with a dry curl-by-curl haircut followed by hair color or lightener that is applied in a foil to lift or darken strands of hair creating more dimension from the root to the ends. Options include Face Framing, Partial Head or Full head of foils. Maintenance: every 6 weeks Duration: Up to 3-hour session Investment: Starting at $245+
Curly Cut, Highlights and Color: We begin with a dry curl-by-curl haircut followed by foil work along with a base color to either cover gray or change your look completely! Maintence: every 6 weeks Duration and Investment: Requires a design consultation