Welcome Hair Stylists! 


I have created for you all the

wavy & curly hair education

your heart desires, right here

at your fingertips.

Just wanted to take a hot minute and introduce myself and give you a little backstory, so you know who you'll be working with...

Having worked in this industry for the last 17 years, and specializing in curly hair for the last 8, I've learned a thing or two about texture...beyond anything I ever learned in cosmetology school. 

Many clients request a haircut and style so they can wear their natural texture everyday, only to leave the salon disappointed with smooth, sleek hair. This happens because Hair Stylists have not received the training to work with textured hair. Many Hair Stylists believe that people with curly hair want to wear their hair straight but I know from experience working with thousands of them that this line of thinking is just not true. If they had someone to guide them, 9/10 would wear their natural curls proudly. This is where you come into the picture, in combination with the training I offer. 

I now realize after years of working in this speciality that there is actually a whole chapter about curly hair missing out of the cosmetology textbook. I designed a curl-specific education for the stylist community that fills that gap in your training. When you understand how to work with curls, your income increases along with client satisfaction. With my offered training, I have built you a bridge to more income and success. I want more than anything for you in your career!

Initial results from my hands-on training class and online course for Hair Stylists have been inspiring and the responses have me excited about what lies ahead for the curly community and the stylists who care for their hair. Below are my qualifications for you to take a peek at and beyond that you can learn what classes I am currently offering, online and in person.

Training and Achievements

Since earning my license in 2003, I am constantly updating my education in curly hair by attending seminars and trainings all over the United States and Canada.

In 2019/2020 I was one of four Featured Stylists for CURL Magazine. I also served on the Advisory Board and the Stylist Panel. I continue to write articles educating the curly community about styling and maintaining curly hair.

My training and achievements include:

  • DevaCurl Inspired Stylist (Level 1, 2013)
  • DevaCurl Advanced Stylist (Level 2, 2015)
  • Curly Hair Artistry Training, 2013 & 2014)
  • Head Shape Matters Certified Stylist (online course + certification class)
  • Red Seal Certification (2003)
  • Ontario College of Trade Certificate, current
  • First place Achievement award for Highest marks from Atlantic HairStyling Academy, 2003
  • Named Canada’s Top Curl Specialist by NaturallyCurly.com, 2015
  • Nominated for Curly Hair Artistry ‘Artist of the Year’, 2014, 2016
  • My online classes for Hair Stylists are recommended professional development for the Cosmetology Assn of NB, and part of Masters program for the Cosmetology Assn of NS, 2020
Krista Leavitt - Curl Specialist

In person classes

Krista Leavitt - Curl Specialist's 1 Day Look & Learn Class 

Join me for a fun 1-day Look & Learn class. I'll be covering how I cut and style textured hair in Kingston, Ontario. Class will be taught on a live model, and space is limited to 4 Licensed Hairstylists per class. 

The class will cover:

  • Review of a full client consultation

  • How to assess and choose the appropriate cutting method for curly hair

  • How to create a custom cut using my personal, dry-cutting approach

  • How to wash, condition, choose, and apply the right products

  • How to successfully dry and finish curly hair based on the desired look

  • How to educate the client in at-home maintenance

  • The business of curly hair and marketing yourself

  • Plus so much more
Learn More...

Krista Leavitt - Curl Specialist 2 Day Hands-On Masterclass

You're invited to join me in a carefully curated, 2-day hands-on cutting and styling class in Kingston, Ontario. Class will be taught on 3 live models, and then YOU will be cutting and styling your own models in small groups. Space is limited to 4 Hair Stylists per class.

The class will cover:

  • Walking you through a full client consultation

  • How to assess and choose the appropriate cutting method for each curl type.

  • How to create a custom cut for each client on all curl types using my personal, dry-cutting approach

  • How to wash, condition, choose, and apply the right products for each curl/hair type

  • How to successfully dry and finish each curl type

  • How to educate the client in at-home maintenance

  • The business of working with curls and marketing yourself

  • Plus so much more
Learn More...

Online Courses

Krista Leavitt - Curl Specialist's Online Styling Course For Hair Stylists™

Learn the foundational techniques and basis of caring for textured hair.  Course focuses on wavy and curly hair with all techniques shown translating across all curl types. Videos, transcripts, client consultation, tons of downloadable documents and bonus content including the business of working with curls.

Learn More

Krista Leavitt - Curl Specialist's Guide To The Best Waves For Hair Stylists™

A detailed guide to styling and caring for s'wavy and wavy hair. This interactive course answers over 100 commonly asked questions on this hair type and will give you solid techniques for working with wavy hair. 

 

 

Learn More

Krista Leavitt - Curl Specialist's Guide To The Best Curls For Hair Stylists™

AND

Krista Leavitt - Curl Specialist's Guide To The Best Coils For Hair Stylists™

Both Courses Coming Soon!
Detailed guides to styling curly and coily hair, including specific no fail techniques to help you behind the chair.  The second and third parts of a series of online classes. 

Get On The Waitlist

One to One Coaching

One-to-One Stylist Class 

Work privately with me virtually over the internet for you to get the exact tips you need help with. We can discuss cutting and styling wavy, curly and coily hair and you can learn techniques and methods of working with textured hair. We can also discuss business as it relates to curly hair for any topics you need help with. This session is truly customized for you based on your needs as a stylist, covering all topics you need help wtih. The length of your customized class can be determined at the time of booking based on your individual needs.  

Contact me to book your personalized virtual class

Shoot me an email and I will customize a virtual session for you, based on your needs and within your budget.  Leave me a message with info on what you are looking for help with, and I'll get right back to you.

Multiple Hair Day Guide

Oct 21, 2020

Curly Girl Secret #4

Oct 21, 2020

Curly girl secret 6

Oct 21, 2020

Download your FREE copy of my Top 5 Mistakes When Styling Wavy, Curly, Super Curly/Tight Coily Hair (and how to course correct).

Enter your name and email and I'll send you a copy.