Hello there!! My name is Gina Marie Rodriguez, I'm a Curl Artist, specializing in Curly, Coily & Wavy haircutting and Curl Coaching.
Having wavy hair myself as well as being married to a curly guy
(and bringing up 2 little curly/wavy girls)---I've learned a thing or two about the care and maintenance of curly & wavy hair!
I've been a hairstylist since 2006 and I always enjoyed working with curls... I traveled the country and internationally teaching color and cutting and sometime around 2013, I started focusing more and more on curly hair. I finally decided to become a specialist (only working with coily, curly and wavy clients) in early 2018.
When I'm not in the salon cultivating curls, I'm cultivating my garden, creating delicious plant-based meals for my family...or learning something new. (I'm an eternal student!)
I have trained in many cutting methodologies and my most prized certifications, trainings and associations are:
ABCH-American Board Certified Haircolorist
HSM (Head Shape Matters)
DevaCurl Inspired "DevaCut"
CHA (Curly Hair Artistry)
Cut It Kinky!--Black Curl Magic,
Sassoon Cutting, among others.
In the salon:
When you come into see me you will notice that I always cut curly and wavy hair in its DRY state. I use very large toothed combs or none at all and very little tension to discourage “curl shrinkage”. (Sometimes you will even see me get super “nerdy” and pull out a protractor and measuring tape to ensure that the angles I am using are correct for the style I am creating!!)
If I sound like the hair stylist you’ve been looking for, I encourage you to book a consultation and or start off with Curl Cultivation Prep & Cut (part 1-2) appointment with me. I will always coach you on product application and styling on your journey to cultivate your curls.
Living the Curly Hair Life is a journey—and something that requires time, patience and ultimately acceptance. If you are ready to stop working "on" your hair and start working "with" your hair... join me in my studio and let's start your journey together.