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Laura McGraw, curly hair, outdoors, woman with curly hair

Hello – I’m Laura.

Your curl enthusiast, confidant,

partner in crime, therapist, curl obsessed

mood boosting, hydration specialist,

Curlfriend!

I’d love for us to get to know each other a little bit before your curl session.

 Here, I’ll go first,

Laura McGraw, curly hair, woman with curly hair, outdoors

Growing up in Houston, as a child of the eighties, it was all about the hair!! BIG hair to be exact. So happy to say that I am still all about the hair though maybe not quite as big.

I’d love to tell you some romantic story of how as a child I always longed to become a hairstylist, but that would not be the truth. It wasn’t until a friend begged me to cut her hair during our senior year of high school and everyone went crazy over it the next day at school, that I thought,

 

“hmmm, maybe this could be my future?”

 

What I would not give to go through that haircut today.

Laura McGraw, curly hair, woman with curly hair, outdoors

Being true to my own curls and encouraging my clients to do so as well, has always been important to me, even as a conventional stylist.

Specializing in curls all fell into place when a dear client shared The Curly Girl handbook with me many years ago which changed my career… and my life.

 

It was a complete “lightbulb” moment which catapulted me into seeking out varying methods of cutting and caring for curls! Not only did my amazing clients need this,

I needed this too!

 

 

Girl, I hear you.

Know that I’m on this crazy curl journey with you and can relate to many of the same struggles along the way. How to control frizz? How to have a haircut that looks on purpose (and not like a triangle). What does it take to have decent curls after sleeping? When to plan wash day? Securing curls for a workout in a way that doesn’t destroy them. Getting better definition or volume. Oh, and let's not forget that absolute unicorn (you know, rare and highly sought after) of volume AND definition!  I’m right there with you!

Laura McGraw, curly hair, woman with curly hair

I’ve designed my studio salon in such a way that will hopefully leave you feeling uplifted, relaxed, confident and more knowledgeable about caring for your curls than you’ve ever felt before.

Together, let’s embrace your curls where they’re at.

 

Whether that means lived in curls, defined curls, voluminous curls and/or all of it.

 

At every appointment, I’ll check in with you to see if we need to tweak anything or if your curl goals may have changed.

When I'm not behind the chair;

My best life is spent at home with Michael, my husband of over 30 years and our two handsome boys ages 21 and 19. No the boys aren’t so small anymore but they are still my babies!

 

 

Love heading to Home Depot with Michael on the weekends to pick out plants for the garden or planning our next project for the house. Not real crazy about dirt under my fingernails, but I love working in the garden (with gloves on)! We’ve always got herbs and veggies planted. Depending on the season, we might have kale, strawberries, celery, peppers of all kinds and the list goes on!

And herbs, I almost forgot the herbs! Have you ever experienced running your hands over rosemary and french thyme herbs?? Don’t get me started on basil!! The aromatics are insane.

 

Complete Marvel nerd (hello, boy Mom). I love me some Thor, oooh and Cap, pardon my drool.

 

DId I mention that we are addicted to the Food Network!

I’m dieing to travel to Scotland and Australia.

 

Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I thoroughly enjoy weightlifting! Mind you, this is being said by someone that use to tell everyone “I’m allergic to exercise, it breaks me out in a sweat”.

 

 

I can’t forget my two sweet Redbone Coonhounds Angus and Daphne. 

 

 

Just a couple of crazy dogs that bring us joy and chaos at the same time.

Laura Mcgraw, curly hair, woman with curly hair

NOW IT'S YOUR
TURN!

I'D LOVE TO GET TO
KNOW YOU TOO!

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