Curly Hair in Victoria BC
Antonia Fantillo’s (@curlcrafter) love language is curly hair. With a gorgeous head of curls herself, and over 20 years’ experience, she has a deep understanding of what it takes to achieve beautiful curls. It is no wonder she is known as the curly hair guru in Victoria BC.
“Not all curls are the same… so why are they getting cut and styled like they are? I address what you love about your hair/curls and what are you struggling with. I customize a look for each curly haired individual in my chair based on their curl pattern, density, desire, and amount of time they want to spend on their hair.
The conversation around curly hair is often overwhelming, confusing and hard to understand. And it shouldn’t be! I like to keep things simple.
Products play a huge role in achieving your desired curly style.
My curly hair ritual is one that starts with a cleansing cream. A cleansing cream is gentler than traditional shampoos and conditioners on curls. They provide hydration and prevent frizz. My three go to’s are:
- R+Co Analog (light weight)
- Lure Soft As Cashmere Cleansing Cream (medium weight)
- Oribe Cleansing Crème (heavy weight).
I recommend treatments every other week, Oribe Moisture and Control Masque and/or Olaplex #3.
Styling products change season to season and depend on current trends.
R+Co Twister is my favourite curl primer. The perfect product to start with before layering other products.
I am loving the 70’s vibe happening with hair right now so Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse is my go-to. It provides volume, bounce and soft control. This product will not weigh your curls down.
If your curls are shorter and need a bit more weight but you still want fullness, R+Co Aircraft is amazing.
Finishing is a personal choice. I love R+Co High Dive because it hydrates and reforms any frizz created by diffusing. But if it’s an evening out, I recommend what I call hairspray for curly hair – Oribe Après Beach. This provides shine and texture all in one”.
Send Antonia an email with any specific curly hair questions and she will get back to you email@example.com