Curly Cut: $125

Minneapolis & Stillwater 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, her husband Jake and their son Henry look forward to welcoming another curly boy into the world in April of 2018. 


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: $90

Minneapolis location

Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Julia is a college graduate and licensed cosmetologist from Northern Michigan University and Paul Mitchell: The School, Green Bay. She began her career at Juut where she received advanced training in cutting and coloring with Aveda.  She joined Uptown Curl in 2016 and completed her Level 2 advanced training at their NYC Academy in 2017. She is extremely passionate about curly hair and helping people understand their curls.


Senior Curl Stylist
Curly Cut: $90

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. 


Advanced Curl Stylist

Curly Cut: $75

Stillwater location

Hello! My name is Kristen and I can’t wait to see what your curls can do! I graduated from Aveda Institute - Minneapolis, in 2002, from both their Cosmetology and Esthiology programs. I’ve always had curly hair and loved to wear it natural or straight. However, Lorraine Massey’s, Curly Girl: The Handbook, changed my life! In 2016 I fully embraced my curls and haven’t touched a straightener since.

When I’m not working at the new Uptown Curl salon in Stillwater, I enjoy spontaneous road trips with my daughter, crafting, reading and photography.


Junior Curl Stylist in Training

Curly Cut: $60

Uptown & Stillwater locations

I grew up in Winona Minnesota and graduated from Aveda Institute in 2013. I enjoy being a full time mommy to my little one, Henley Erryn. I’m excited to start my own curly girl journey along with helping other curly girls with theirs.


Junior Curl Stylist in Training

Curly Cut: $60

Stillwater location


Master Curl Stylist
Curly Cut: $105

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: $90

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! 


Advanced Curl Stylist

Curly Cut: $75

Minneapolis location

Hello everyone!

My name is Deserae, but some call me Desi. 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!


Advanced Curl Stylist

Curly Cut: $75

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.


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