The Curl Boutique Blog
One of the most empowering and gratifying decisions a curly can make is to stop resenting or bemoaning their uniqueness and start embracing their natural hair. How beautiful are each and every one of our twists, coils, swaves, and waves? We love you and your curls, and we want you to do the same ♡
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Celebrating Women’s History Month – Hedy Lamaar Any classic movie buffs out there? Being women’s history month, team CB wanted to highlight one interesting and inspiring curly in history, and there is no place more fun to start than in Hollywood. Webster’s dictionary defines the term “triple threat” as “a person that is adept in three different fields of activity.” Nobody deserves the term applied to them more than legendary actress Hedy Lamarr. She was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in 1914 in Vienna, Austria. After starring in German, Czech, and Austrian films in the early 1930s, she left an abusive marriage to a man with Nazi ties in 1937. She fled to London, was discovered, and ended up starring in her first Hollywood role in 1938. She was billed as “the world’s most beautiful woman” during her movie career (we can see why!). Some of her notable roles were […]Read More
Almost all curlies have that defining moment when we choose – or were forced to choose – to decide our curls are unpretty.
I felt completely crushed and embarrassed. I knew she was talking specifically about my hair. It just looked… poofy, frizz springing out of every curl. Almost all curlies have that defining moment when we choose – or were forced to choose – to decide our curls are unpretty, unruly, crazy, out of control, less-than, had a mind of their own… the list goes on. For me, this was that moment. From that day forward I spent the entirety of my childhood using clippers to buzz my little curls off. For about five years I even shaved my head entirely bald. Anything to get rid of my “ugly” hair…Read More
We want to begin this post by addressing something important: we are two white women writing this blog. This is not our history and these are not our stories. We are not here to take space, but rather, to shine light on the discrimination that has relentlessly afflicted and harmed BIPOC communities. While we can – to an extent – relate and empathize with the experience of having curly hair, we will never truly be able to comprehend or feel the oppression that people of color with curly hair have.Read More
“There is time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep” Homer, The Odyssey Sleeping with curly locks doesn’t have to be as tricky or daunting as it’s sometimes made out to be. There are endless hacks and tricks you can utilize to achieve great curl-results when you wake up in the morning. Also, keep in mind that each of these techniques work for certain curlies but may not for you! It’s all about finding what does work for you – and doing that to the best of your ability. So catch up on those Zzzz’s 😴 and wake up with the curls of your dreams! What are you resting your head on? A major factor affecting how your curls look when you wake up isn’t so much your type of curl, but rather, what your curls are resting on. We suggest using satin pillowcases! Satin is […]Read More
Hello Curlfriend, As of Friday, May 1, salons in the State of Maine have been permitted to reopen. We are soft-launching on Monday, May 4 under strict sanitization and social distancing guidelines provided by the state. We are working diligently to contact backlogged clients that we will try our absolute best to get in as soon as possible. Expect us to be in touch very soon and thank you again for your continued patience. What a challenging, disorienting, and humbling past six weeks we’ve had. Since we’ve seen you last, a lot has changed. Read here for details regarding how we are reopening in a safe and thoughtful way, and what to expect if you will be in the salon over the next month. These procedures will be in place until June 1, at which time the State of Maine will likely release new guidelines. We will assess at that […]Read More
Curlfriends, we’re sorry. We’re so sorry. We’re your hairstylists, your confidants, your beauty mentors, your friends. We know you. You’ve sat in our chairs throughout your life. You see us in winter, spring, summer, and fall, in the sunshine, snowstorms, and everything in between (#MAINE). You’ve trusted us during your highs: curl-discoveries, curl journeys, new relationships, enduring relationships, curl-friendships, engagements, newfound independence, pregnancies, weddings, promotions, career-changes, relocations, vacations, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, confidence building, milestones, and achievements. You’ve sought us out in life’s many hardships, and we’ve been honored to walk alongside you through various challenges. We know how you like your coffee. We can part your hair perfectly. We’ve scrubbed your scalp. And we must admit, though never intentionally, we’ve lied to you. We’ve misled you. We’ve brought you down a path that was not the best for you or your curls.Read More
Walking into the Curl Boutique, it’s hard not to notice the quote prominently displayed above our wash station: “Beauty begins the moment you decide to become yourself.” It’s Coco Chanel, and we love it because inside our salon, in our own chairs, we see that exact moment happen for clients each time we clip the last curl, give them a good fluff, and turn the chair. Looking straight into the mirror, they fall a little more in love with their hair – and themselves.Read More