Attention Curlies of OlyCurl! Show off your curls!!
We are giving away a fabulous gift basket of curl friendly products worth $195!*
Simply take a selfie and use the hashtag #iamOlyCurl and share, share, share on Facebook and Instagram. The curly girl with the most likes will win this basket of our favorite products from
The winner will be calculated on May 31st.
Get snappin' and sharin'!! We look forward to seeing your beautiful curls!
*Fine Print: The winner must be local and able to pick up their prize at the salon.
Hello and Happy Spring!
There is a lot going on this year at OlyCurl and we want to keep you in the loop, especially if you haven't been in recently.
First, we will be switching software companies within the next week or so. Your reminders will look different, and will be via email, text, or phone. This detail is still being ironed out. You will not be able to respond to the texts, and possibly emails, except to confirm, so please call the salon to cancel or reschedule appointments. As before, we do require 48 hours in order to avoid a late-cancellation or no-show fee. Please be bear with us during this transition, as I'm sure there might be glitches as we learn to work with a new system. We will be spending the next several weeks transferring customer history and updating contact information as you come in for your appointment, so we appreciate an extra measure of patience and grace!
Secondly, we are working to acquire a new home for OlyCurl! It is not set in stone yet, but I am pretty sure it will be a done deal. If it goes through, we plan to receive the keys on April 22, and then we can start renovations. I hope to be able to open in the new location by July. So stay tuned for information on that! I will be updating our facebook page and website as things are happening so make sure you are following those!
Thirdly, we are in the process of hiring a third person! So once we find that special person who is a good fit you will be able to meet him or her soon!
Lastly, here are some dates you might need to know about:
I will be out of the salon the week of April 4th - 9 for Spring Break. Julia will be there operating with normal business hours with the exceptions of closing at 5 on Monday (instead of 7) and being closed on Saturday (so that she can enjoy two days off in a row!).
Additionally, The salon will be closed or operating with limited hours from May 13 - 18 as Julia and I travel to Washington DC for continuing curly education with Curly Hair Artistry. We are very excited for this training and will be thrilled to bring home new techniques and skills that we have learned to use on our curly clients!
We look forward to seeing you soon! Have a Happy Spring!
Yukiko & Julia
Come in the Saturday the 28th for our Once-A-Year Sale while supplies last! We will be open from 9:30 to 2pm.
Rich & Radiant: Hair Cleansing Cream, Too Shea!, Confident Coils, Rockin' Ringlets, Deep Conditioning Treatment, & Awe Inspiraling Spray
Light & Luminous: Gentle Lather, Aloeba Daily Conditioner, Gelebration Spray, Confident Coils, Too Shea!, & Awe Inspiraling Spray
Confidence Collection: Hair Cleansing Cream, Too Shea!, Confident Coils, Deep Conditioning Treatment
Deva Duos: Choose from Deva Classic No Poo & One Condition or Decadence No Poo & One Condition
Raw Curls: Must buy one each of Cleanser and Conditioner to receive $10 off
I am beyond thrilled to announce that our curly community was able to raise more than our goal of $6,000 for Keep A Child Alive in a Fundraising Cut-A-Thon on September 12-13th. I was able to welcome Lorraine Massey and seven (count them, SEVEN!) Curly Hair Specialists from all over the US, to Olympia to help cut and shape curly hair for a cause! We had a blast together at the auction brunch, book signing, and meet and greet on Saturday. Then we rocked Olympia, changing lives and self esteems, on Sunday. All told, 41 haircuts were done (and one bang trim) and 100% of the proceeds went to KCA. I am so proud of my team and also the clients that showed up and donated! Enjoy the slideshow!
I have hired a new assistant and she started about two weeks ago! Read on to learn a little bit about Julia!
"I am absolutely honored to be a part of OlyCurl. I have always loved working with curly clients, and to work alongside someone so passionate about this business is truly rewarding.
I am a born-and-raised Washingtonian. I love Olympia and have no intention to leave. Giving back to my community is very important to me, so while working alongside Yukiko, I plan to volunteer at local shelters and offer free haircuts once a week.
I live and breathe hair. When I'm out of the salon, I'm still trying out different techniques and browsing current trends. I also love cooking, reading, writing poetry, and going on nature walks with my family.
I look forward to meeting all of you amazing Curlies!"
We are just over a week away from all the KEEP A CHILD ALIVE festivities! Here is a schedule of events:
Sept 1 - 10th: Online Auction is LIVE and you can bid on some great items that have been donated by OlyCurl vendors, customers, and local businesses.
Saturday the 12th:
10 am Auction Winner Brunch with Lorraine Massey and the Guest Stylists (Click here to check out the Auction Item)
1 pm Book Signing at Browser's Books located at 107 Capitol Way N. Bring your copy of Curly Girl: The Handbook, or buy one at the book signing! Proceeds will be donated to KCA!
4 - 7 pm Meet and Greet located at Marchetti Wine Tasting Room, 511 Washington Street SE. $25 tickets in advance at OlyCurl and $40 at the door. First 17 ticket holders will receive a swag bag valued at over $50!
Sunday the 13th:
10 am - 6 pm HairCutting FUNdraiser at Fosbre Academy of Hair Design, located at 111 Capitol Way N. There is still time to book a curly cut with a curly hair specialist! Call us at the salon during business hours to book a haircut for that day! 360-489-1193
Earlier I announced our OlyCurl Keep a Child Alive Fundraiser with Lorraine Massey. I now can confirm that we will be joined by five other highly-sought-after Curly Hair Artistry members in this FUNdraising effort! Here is the lineup:
Larry Bragg - 712 Salon in Charleston, WV
Andee Hoos - Mop Factory Salon in Denver, CO
Susanne Kende: - Me My Curls and I in San Diego, CA
Cindy McFarland - Red Hairz Salon in Louisville, KY
Dianne Nola - Nola Studio in San Francisco, CA
Each of these artists are flying in on their own dime to help in this effort to raise as much funds as possible for the children for whom Keep a Child Alive provides.
We have so many fun things in the works, a book signing, Meet and Greet, an online auction, an opportunity to win an evening with Lorraine and the Curl Artists, swag bags and more! Keep checking back for more info as things start coming together!
I have mentioned a hair steamer in the past on this blog and I wanted to come back to it. I have several clients who have ordered this steamer and they love it! So much so that I am now a Q-Redew affiliate!
What this means is that you can get an exclusive $5 discount on your very own Q-Redew Handheld Steamer! Just go to the Q-Redew store and enter the Coupon Code: OLYCURL to receive your discount!
Don't forget to snoop around their site and watch some great videos and read some testimonials on their great product.
Once you get your steamer and use it, let me know how it's going for you! You can comment here or send me a message. I would love to know how it works for ya!
Our One-Year Anniversary of being in business will soon be upon us and I have some very exciting news to share with all of you! To celebrate, I am creating a fundraising event for Keep a Child Alive. We are going to be partnering with Lorraine Massey, author of Curly Girl: the Handbook, and hope to raise as much funds as possible. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be going to KCA. You can read here about Lorraine's involvement with KCA.
How can you be involved?
1. We are holding an online auction with the opportunity to bid on custom curl-by-curl haircuts with the Original Curly Girl, Lorraine Massey. You can take a look at the auction here. One appointment slot will be offered up each week, starting and ending on Sunday. No credit card is needed in order to bid and winners will be announced on my Facebook page and you will be contacted with instructions for payment/donation. Lorraine is donating her time for this event, and again, 100% of the proceeds will be going to KCA. Donations can be made at any time at Lorraine's KCA fundraising page.
2. We need auction donations! YOU can also be a partner with us with your donation! I am currently researching online auction venues, to be set up shortly. Please be as creative as you need to with things you have to offer such as:
As you can see, there are so many ways we can all be involved and the more you can think outside the box the more fun this can be!
3. Would you like to help in the planning of this event? There are several ways we can put you to work! Off the top of my head, I need flyers made, people visiting downtown to spread the word to local businesses to see if they would like to donate to this cause, someone to take on the auction portion for me, an awesome door greeter on the day of the Cut-A-Thon (a Sunday in July, date tbd). I can think of more ways you can help once my brain starts kicking in high gear!
4. Are you a visionary? Do you have past experience with fundraising? I would love your collaboration! I work full time behind the chair and am working on this event on my off time so I would greatly appreciate any help I can get!
5. SHARE this news! You can share from Facebook, tell your friends, share share share! Whenever I post a newly-procured item, you can share our auction page. You can share about the Cut-A-Thon. Tell everyone you know! The success of this event completely hinges on getting the word out.
Lastly, please make sure to follow me on Facebook, or check in regularly, as all my posts may not show up on your newsfeed (thanks to FB algorithms). I will be posting there all the latest and greatest about this event so keep your eyeballs peeled!
Thank you so much for your business this past year, and before that too! I certainly appreciate the love and support as I simply work my passion with your waves and curls!
As members of CHA (Curly Hair Artistry) and your local curly hair specialists, we welcome you to learn along with us!