Hello Curly Hair World!
As my first post, I’d like to introduce myself and give a little background on what I do and what you can expect from this blog. My name is Kim Gabriel and I…(along with my 5 sisters!)…have been blessed with naturally very curly hair. All those nights of twisting and twirling had me very interested in hair and hair styling from a young age. It prompted to me to go on to become a stylist in our home of Toronto, Ontario for the past 17 years.
In my early years I bounced around from salon to salon with good talent, but really trying to nail down what I really wanted to put my all into…what my special expertise might become. I was getting great experience in astounding salons, but also found myself doing a whole lot chemical straightening and spending hours blowing and drying and blowdrying…all to fit in to what I unconciously thought was the norm. I hated every moment of being fake and didn’t feel like that could be my entire my professional career.
Finally i got my break when I saw a job posting for a stylist with curly hair, and although I thought that to be a bit bizarre, I jumped at the opportunity and quickly found that we curly girls have special needs and considerations that truly do require specialized services. I dedicated myself to learning all that there is to know…cutting techniques, products, texturizing methods required…and also became Deva Curl certified. I went on to launch Born With It…and after a successful few years we have now evolved into Born Curly by Kim Gabriel!
This blog is dedicated to our curly hair universe from soft wavy to coily kinky and every type in between…a sharing of what I have learned over the years, and I want to learn from you as well so please reach out.
Join me in this journey if you too love being Born Curly.
Kim Gabriel xo