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To all my valuable clients, unfortunately, due to the recent lockdown, Born Curly is required to temporarily close. Please keep monitoring this website for any changes regarding our opening date.

We wish you all the best, stay safe and we look forward to see you soon.



Signature Born Curly Cut Experience!

Born Curly by Kim Gabriel is Toronto’s finest curly hair specialist. Kim ensures all her clients receive her Signature Born Curly Cut Experience that she has worked very hard to perfect over the years.

With more than 17 years experience, Kim, has dedicated herself to learning all what there is to know about curly hair. From curly hair cutting techniques, products, texturizing methods, styling and more, she is the specialist for you!

For more information on her journey, please be sure to read her blog post “My Born Curly Journey”

Please join her on your Curly Hair journey!

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From our Blog

Back in Business!

Dear Valued Clients, I am looking forward to the reopening of Born Curly Studio. Like all salons, we are bound by new social distancing and safety guidelines designed to protect both of us during your visit to Born Curly. In keeping with this, we ask that you do the...

My Born Curly Journey!

Hello Curly Hair World! Welcome to my curly hair life, a life filled with many different paths that have led me to this wonderful curly one and made me who I am today. I was born in a large wonderful family, 6 of us girls, with beautiful curls that we did not know how...

Deva or Rëzo Cut?

Born Curly is very excited to announce they now offer clients both Deva and Rëzo Cuts. Both these curly cut techniques will give your curls a beautiful shape that is sure to please. Determining which technique is right for you really depends on the look you would like...

How To Prepare For Your Appointment

Welcome to Born Curly, Toronto’s finest curly hair specialist. Customer service is very important to us and we want to ensure you get the most out of your appointment. Please read the following information carefully in order to ensure you are fully prepared for your...

Olaplex Hair Treatment

What does having colour, highlights, perm, or relaxer on curly hair have in common? The possibility that breakage may accrue! Has this ever happen to you? Having the fear of having chemical services can now come to and end. With the Olaplex bond multiplying system, it...

Cezanne Perfect Finish

Thinking of having a smoothing system on your curly hair? Here are the pros and cons to help you decide. Most people admire or envy someone else’s curly hair image; however, it is very unpredictable. As a hair stylist working with curly hair clients day to day, a...

Cleansing & Conditioning

Maintaining healthy curly hair is all about knowing the basics of cleansing and conditioning and making it routine. Everyone has their own preference of products but I will explain below using the Deva Curl line. Cleansing for Healthy Curly Hair Your curly hair is a...

Curly Hair Resolution!

When winter is in full bloom, the air is cold and dry… Don’t neglect your curls! Before more winter damage kicks in book a Deva cut. This signature curly hair cut will freshen up your wavy, curly, coily locks unleashing the life back into your hair. First time clients...

Special Mention

Top 15 by Naturally Curly

Kim Gabriel made it to the top in Toronto’s Top 15 Natural Hair Salons by Naturally Curly.

“Kim is a good problem solver who is excellent at cutting curls. If you are looking for your next cut, Kim is the expert in Toronto.”

Naturally Curly

Born Curly Celebrity Cuts

Kim Roberts proudly dislays her new hair style on the Red Carpet at the Vaughan Film Festival.

“So amazing to meet and have my hair styled by the phenomenal Kim Gabriel at Born Curly in preparation for tonight’s Vaughan Film Festival

Kim Roberts, Canadian Actress

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Client Reviews

My life with curls has changed forever since I met Kim! I had been searching for a hairstylist that I could go to, pay my money and leave with my hair looking good! Not getting it cut then having to go home, wash it and style it myself! Then I found her.

I have been going to Kim for about 3 yrs and have been so impressed! I even walk around with her cards in my purse because everyone stops me to compliment me on my curls and my cut! Not only will Kim give you a beautiful cut and style, but she will teach you how to deal with your naturally curly hair!

If you aren’t in love with your curls yet, Kim will start the love affair. She understands our issues because she has curls herself! And with the curls that she is rocking, one look at her and you know she knows what she is doing!

The personal attention, the cut and style and then all the compliments after, will keep you coming back to see her! Probably forever like me!


Like other reviews say, it is true that Kim is a confident natural at cutting very curly hair.

I feel I should give credit where it’s due! She has “the knack,” and has curly hair herself, too. Having curly hair isn’t mandatory, of course, to be a good curly stylist (!!), but in this case it seems to give extra motivation for her to keep searching for that next, great curly product — “this time it’s personal!” — which is a bonus to clients, who learn about them, too.

I also appreciate that she has been a good problem-solver. She’ll do the same thing over and over if you like, but seems to like the challenge of fixing new problems, or experimenting. That’s a skill, too).

I followed her from another salon a couple of years ago and am still impressed by the cuts – and how they grow out – every time.

Playful Curly

I have been seeing Kim for years now. She is honestly the best stylist I have ever seen.

She has the skills and patience to turn my sometimes unruly hair into a masterpiece. With every cut, she takes the time to show and teach me a new and different way to style my hair. I always leave this salon feeling more than satisfied, and confident in my new look.

Kim is a meticulous stylist. She listens to all of my concerns and always gives a full consultation before every cut. On one occasion when I was having trouble catching on to the new technique she taught me. I was able to come back into the salon, and she stayed and instructed me until I was able to master the technique. Which of course I greatly appreciated.

When I come in for my appointments I feel welcome and comfortable. The atmosphere in the salon is friendly, interactive and professional.

I refer my own family and friends and clients to this salon.


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