Curly Cut: $150

Minneapolis, Stillwater and Menomonie locations

Kristy has been a Curl Stylist since 1988 when her highly textured curly hair become too unmanageable for her poor mother to deal with any more. Fearing she was doomed to a life of frizz, she spent the next 20 years searching for the "cure" for her hair. After buying every product marketed "for curly hair" known to mankind, getting a few relaxers, several weaves, dozens of blow outs, and too many traumatizing haircuts to count, Kristy finally found her way when she discovered Lorraine Massey’s book “Curly Girl The Handbook”. 


Kristy’s life changed when she met Lorraine at a Curl-by-Curl cutting workshop in Atlanta in 2013. They bonded over their passion for doing curly hair and their near identical heads of corkscrew curls. Since then they’ve become close friends and collaborators. Kristy was honored to be the chief haircolorist for Lorraine’s new best selling book “Silver Hair a Handbook” published in February 2018. 

Kristy has been a Level 2: Deva Advanced stylist since 2012 when she attended the Deva Curl Academy in NYC. She returned to the academy in 2015 for PsyCurlogy training and later that year was one of the first stylists in the country to become a Level 3: Deva Certified Stylist. 

Kristy is a Curl by Curl educator with Lorraine's brand Curly World and enjoys the continuous inspiration she receives from teaching others.


Kristy and her husband Jake live in Stillwater with their two boys Henry and Jacob.


Kristy's 2020 schedule:

Tuesday & Wednesday in Minneapolis

Thursday & Friday in Stillwater

Saturday in Menomonie

On-site available by special request

She can be reached by email:


To Book with Kristy in New York call:
Spiral (x,y,z)
137 West Broadway
NY,NY 10013
(917) 261-6764
Subject to availabilty


Senior Curl Stylist
Curly Cut: $110

Minneapolis location

I’m Lauren. I was born and raised in the Midwest, and I’ve lived in the Uptown area for the past 5 years. I never knew I had wavy hair until I started my curl journey with Uptown Curl. I was a featured model in one of Kristy’s YouTube tutorial videos and was amazed by what the Curly Girl Method did for my waves!


I graduated from The Aveda Institute of Minneapolis in 2013 and worked with Aveda concept salons for a few years but never seemed to find my niche. I discovered Uptown Curl and I fell in love as soon as I walked in the door. I had no idea that curly hair specific salons even existed. After a year of working exclusively with curls I have found my passion! 


I became a Level 2 Deva Advanced Stylist at the Deva Academy in NYC in October of 2017. I’m looking forward to returning in August 2018 to attend The Art of Texture seminar to learn more about super curly/type 4 hair. 


Junior Curl Stylist

Curly Cut: $70

Minneapolis location

Hey curlfriends! My name is Renita, and I was born and raised in Saint Paul. I graduated from Arlington senior High in 2008. I fell in love with the art of hair at a very young age. My passion was sparked by discovering braiding and all the designs I could create. I had planned to jump into hair school straight out of high school, but my dreams were put on hold to raise my now 3 bundles of joy. I am so excited to be joining the Uptown Curl styling crew — not only because my hair is curly, but also because I am passionate about helping other women discover their natural beauty. Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little about me, and I hope to see you in my chair soon.


Stylist in Training

Curly Cut: $70

Menomonie location

Regina grew up in a military family, originally from Menomonie WI, she's traveled the world, living in places like Germany, Texas and most recently 19 years in Nashville, TN.  Regina has been an artist from a very early age.  Painting and drawing portraits have been her specialty.  Regina came to work for Uptown Curl in August of 2019 manning the front desk of the Minneapolis location.  She soon realized that her creativity and friendly demeanor would be better served working behind the chair.  Regina is presently enrolled at the Professional Hair Design Academy in Eau Claire and will graduate late 2020.


Master Curl Stylist
Curly Cut: $130

Minneapolis location

Justyne has a soft pattern that falls under the 3b or Botticelli curl category. Her hair can be very forgiving but is also easily

weigh down and prone to frizzing, especially when it’s humid!

She likes to switch up her products between seasons. In the winter she will use gels and a cream cleanser. In summer she will switch to a gentle lather cleanser and apply more styling products to keep the curl defined. 

She joined the team in January 2015 when she started as Kristy’s assistant. She completed her Deva Advanced training at their LA Academy in 2016. She was a stylist assistant on set in NYC on Lorraine Massey’s book “Silver Hair the Handbook” in 2017. She returned to the Deva Academy in NYC in 2018 to attend Art of Texture, a class dedicated to cutting and styling type 4/super curly hair. She is now a full time Master Stylist. 

When Justyne isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Justyne and her boyfriend Louie welcomed their daughter Aspen in December 2017. She spends most of her free time with her

beautiful curly baby girl, but also enjoys playing softball, trying new restaurants, and snuggling up with a good movie. 

Justyne looks forward to meeting you and helping you with your curls!


Senior Curl Stylist
Curly Cut: $110

Minneapolis location

I was born and raised in Minnesota. At a very young age I had a passion for doing hair. My curly hair made me unique from my friends and classmates and I had to figure out how to be my own hair stylist. I was focused on following my passion and enrolled in cosmetology school right after high school.

I received my cosmetology license in 2009, with an emphasis in hair coloring. I became a chemical tech at Rocco Altobelli and learned a lot from working beside master stylists. After a few years of being in the industry something was missing, and I felt I hadn’t found my place. That all changed when I joined Uptown Curl in January of 2015, and now I feel my creativity shine! In May 2015 I attended the DevaCurl Academy in Los Angeles and became a Level 2 Deva Advanced Stylist.

I’m the proud mother of Adison Avery who is almost three years old. I’m at home with Adison during the week, but I’m available at the salon every weekend. I look forward to having you in my chair and taking care of your curls! 


Senior Curl Stylist

Curly Cut: $110

Minneapolis location

Hello everyone!

My name is Deserae, but some call me Dezi. I was born and raised in Buffalo, Minnesota. I graduated from P.C.I. Academy in Plymouth in June of 2017. Since then, I worked at a salon in my hometown, but have now relocated to Minneapolis to begin my career as a Curl Stylist!


As you can imagine growing up in a small town made it hard for my mother to bring my sister and I to the salon. Most stylists had no idea what to do with highly textured hair, besides relaxing or straightening it, and as a result, I spent most of my childhood with straight hair. When I became an adult I realized it was time to make a difference for other curly women who struggled with the same childhood hair issues that I had. I joined Uptown Curl in February of 2018 and look forward to completing my Level 2 Deva Advanced Stylist training at the DevaCurl Academy in New York in May. I love the decision I've made to specialize in curly hair and I work with the most beautiful people!

Dezi received Curly World Curl by Curl cutting training with Lorraine Massey in December 2019.


Senior Curl Stylist

Curly Cut: $110

Stillwater location

I have been very blessed in my 30+ career as a hairstylist. After graduating from the Horst Institute, I've worked with some of the top stylists in the Twin Cities and beyond. I've learned and continue to learn from the best in our field. Education has always been very important to me!


Curly hair has always been a passion of mine, having dealt with it for most of my life, and experiencing different stages of curliness throughout.


When I learned Uptown Curl was expanding to Stillwater, I knew that was where I wanted to be! I couldn't be happier working and learning with Kristy and being a part of the Uptown Curl team! 


My goal is to help clients realize their curl potential and embracing the beauty of it!


I am excited to meet you wherever you are on your curl journey and work with you.

Kelly received Curly World Curl by Curl cutting training with Lorraine Massey in December 2019. 


Stylist in Training

Curly Cut: $70

Minneapolis location

Christopher has been in the industry for over 25 years. An East-coaster coming from Richmond, Virginia he has brought his amazing talents to the Minnie Apple. He began his career at Vidal Sassoon in New York City and throughout his journey has trained and worked for Toni & Guy salons in Austin, Texas. Christopher loves building lasting relationships  with his new guests as well as providing a positive salon experience. He specializes in hair cutting, color, foil and French Balayage placements.


Stylist in Training

Curly Cut: $70

Minneapolis location


Junior Curl Stylist

Curly Cut: $70

Minneapolis location

Stephannie was born and raised in Minneapolis. She graduated from Minneapolis college in 2018 with her Associates of Arts. Shortly after graduating she enrolled in Cosmetology school to pursue her passion for helping others, but in a more aesthetic fashion! Stephannie graduated from Minnesota school of cosmetology in October 2019. 


At home Stephannie is the mother of 2 curly girls! She has experience with a variety of curl types as the heads in home range from wavy (type 2) to kinky (type 4)! Growing up as a curly girl Stephannie encountered the struggle of bad hair cuts and vowed to prevent her kids from having the same experience. And so she found herself specializing in curly hair to help all curly girls love and appreciate their natural hair.


Senior Stylist & Co-Director
of Education

Stillwater location


Area Director

Kevin has nearly 33 years of experience. He's a brilliant hairdresser who is always in the fashion fold, loves bringing out "your BEST you!", and does so with realism and wit.  He will care about you, your hair, and your long term goals. His best ability (besides hair) is listening. 


He brings his experience as a former associate Creative and Education director of Aveda to his role as Co-Director of Education of Uptown Curl.


Facilities Manager


Barber in Training

Barber Cut: $45

Curly Cut: $70


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