"Over the years I've been to several self-proclaimed curl experts, including a few Ouidad and Devacurl stylists. I've had good results from a few, very good results from one lady in Dallas, and horrible experiences with others. Laura McGraw is by far the best. Not only is she amazingly good at her job, but she also clearly loves doing it. Whether it's a good hair day or a bad one, she makes me feel like my curls are a treasure. Also, she is the first curl specialist I've known who makes ALL curly heads look beautiful, from a little wavy to super kinky. And she's a nice person, which is the icing on the cake"
Had an awesome experience!! For the first time ever I was able to leave the salon and not go home to fix my hair!!!! My hair was picture ready at the end of my appointment"
"Laura's 'New Client Experience' was amazing. She greeted me at the front of the salon, introduced herself and walked me to her suite. Laura is incredibly knowledgeable about curly natural hair and products. Laura is extremely passionate about curly hair and it really shows through her work. She pays attention to every detail and makes sure that your are beyond satisfied with your cut. Laura educated me on techniques & products that I can use at home to maintain my curls. I would highly recommend Laura McGraw Studios!"
"I found Laura on the Devacurl website. The first phone call with her was an education by itself. She shared so much information with me that helped me to start my transition even before the appointment. The appointment was truly like a hair workshop. Laura is patient and makes sure she understands the goal you have for your hair. She not only showed me what she was doing each step of the way but also sent me hope with a worksheet! This has never happened with any other stylist. She went curl by curl and gave me a dry cut. Some of my curls that seemed to be damaged from heat, even bounced back with curls after she hydrated my curls. I learned so much from Laura and highly recommend you take the time to make an appointment if you want to really understand your hair and how to take care of it!"
"I have been going to Laura for a few years now after fighting my curls and the never-ending frizz. I knew Laura as a friend, and as a natural curly-girl herself, I envied how in control & beautiful her curls always looked, so I made an appointment as a client and never turned back. Laura taught me how to embrace my curls from A to Z and the keys to maintaining healthy, soft hair. I love that when I walk into her salon, she is 100% focused on the client, I always feel at home when sitting in her chair, and I leave feeling energized and beautiful--and always with some new curl knowledge as she is continually learning more in order to share with others."
"I went to see Laura as a new curly. She gave me some tips and taught me some tricks. Laura is very knowledgeable but also knows there is always more to learn. Besides being great with curly hair she is super nice and easy to talk to. I always feel very comfortable in her salon."
"I had the best haircut experience I've ever had! As a girl with curly hair, it's always so difficult to find someone that truly understands my hair and what to do with it. After my haircut today, I went to work (which I've never left the salon with a curly style and been able to go out in public), and I've received several compliments on my curly style. "It looks so soft and healthy!" "I love your new style!" "What did you do? It looks great!" Thanks, Laura!"
"I have spent my life straightening, flat ironing, anything to beat my hair into submission. I avoid outdoors because of humidity, because my hair "grew" and became a curly/frizzy mess! I have wanted to try embracing the curls and could not find a stylist that I was comfortable with. I met Laura, and jumped in! Glad I did, love the curls, now that I understand how to hydrate and protect them! Laura is very talented, and patient enough to teach the styling process!"
I was fortunate to enjoy Laura's New Client Experience this week and am loving the results! I've been following the Curly Girl method for about five years, but never had a dry curly cut. I wasn't sure if it would really work for my loose waves. I'm so glad I finally did it! Laura spent a long time talking to me about my hair, how I style it, finding out what I wanted the end result to look like and assuring me that my lazy ways were compatible with this type of cut. And she insisted that I am low maintenance, not lazy!
Even though I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the CG method, Laura taught me new techniques for applying conditioner and styling products, and I got a great lesson in clipping for root lift, something I've never been able to master. I was introduced to the Innersense Organic product line, which I've been eager to try. There was no "hard sell" on any products, which I did appreciate.
Bottom line: If you're considering a dry curly cut, go for it! Laura is absolutely worth the time and travel. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!"
"I loved Laura and my entire curly girl experience! From the initial phone call she made me feel comfortable. This was easily the best haircut and hair salon visit ever! Laura gave me lots of helpful info on caring for and styling my wavy/curly hair that I had been blow drying and flat ironing for years. No more of that! I left her studio with beautiful natural curls and a huge smile on my face. Thanks Laura!"