Curly hair expert and texture specialist Adina has never known anything other than being a curly stylist. Entering the hair and beauty industry in 2003, she began her curl expert journey after graduating from cosmetology school, starting her apprenticeship at a downtown Toronto salon in upscale Yorkville. For the most part, this salon specialized in curly hair. Adina was fascinated by the uniqueness and specialized services of a salon dealing with curls—curls of all shapes sizes and textures. She was bitten by the curly stylist bug and headed to the United States to embark on her curly education and certi cations. When Adina stepped into Deva Academy in New York for her rst ever curly course, she had no idea where that step would take her.
Today, Adina has the highest-acclaimed curl-expert certifcations. She is both Ouidad and Curlisto certified, and she also has three Deva qualifications: Advanced, the Art of Texture, and was named Canada’s rst Deva Curl Coach in 2016. A year later, she became an educator for Deva. At the time of this book’s first publication, her salon, Curly Girls Studio, is the only studio in North America offering both Ouidad and Deva techniques to clients. This unique distinction helped Curly Girls make it onto blogTO’s list of “The top 10 salons for curly hair in Toronto” within two years of opening. The boutique studio caters exclusively to curls, providing only naturally curly hair-related service—no relaxers, no perms, no blowouts—and has received accolades for Always Being Curly!