Deva certified curly hair stylist and salon owner, Gerri Curtis

Gerri

Gerri has been in the hair industry for over 20 years.  She has been referred to as a “Curl Expert,” “Curl Guru,” “The Girl To Go To If You Have Curls” and “The Curl Fairy.”  She has a passion and love for naturally curly hair.  Gerri started her career in high school and got her license before she even graduated.  During college she took more art classes than academic classes and of course did everyone’s hair.  It was then she realized that her passion in hair is what she loved.  She worked for a company where she was an educator for the color department and was on their artistic team which gave her the opportunity to travel and learn from some of the best in the industry.

Deva certified curly hair stylist and salon owner, Gerri Curtis with flowers

In 1999, she became an Independent Contractor at several salons.  She continued to learn and grow her passion for hair.  In 2004, she met Lorraine Massey at a hair show in New York and became obsessed with curly hair.  Working on curly hair, Gerri noticed the frustrations clients had and realized the clients needed training & education.

In 2005, she attended Deva Concepts first certification class led by Lorraine Massey and Shari Haribinger and became a Deva Certified Stylist, stepping into the DevaChan Salon inspired her to open a Curly Hair Focused Salon in Houston, TX, and what better name than Planet Curls.  She is on a curly hair quest, determined to soak up every bit of curly hair trivia & education and continues to learn everything she can to perfect and enrich her skill for naturally curly hair.  She has visited many curly salons, learning even more curl techniques. With her husband, four children and many mentors by her side … in 2013, Planet Curls was born!

Her goal and Planet Curls dream is for every person to make peace with their natural texture and fall in love with it !!!! Gerri is known throughout Houston as a leading curly hair expert.  From curly hair cuts, highlights, to no-heat treatments for those beautiful curls … come in today and expect to learn something new from Gerri!

Grinchy

Grinchy is a designer Brug, a Brussels griffon and pug. She works hard at looking her best and makes sure clients are comforted by her cuteness!! Often, you will see her on the lap of a curly haired client. She enjoys making people feel welcome and at peace at Planet Curls. You could not ask for a better shop mascot!

Grinchy, the designer Brug and Planet Curls salon mascot

Grinchy, the designer Brug and salon mascot

Grinchy, the salon mascot

Macy Qualls

Macy has been a licensed cosmetologist for 4 years. Before she even received her license she was doing hair and makeup for weddings and special occasions for 5 years. She has always been into art, so much so that she is a painter and a photographer on her off time. She started doing hair and makeup in high school, doing classmates makeup and hair for all of their special events such as prom and homecoming. She is very passionate about what she does. She is eager and willing to learn new things.

She is a certified Deva Inspired stylist, and is also a certified Glam Lab makeup artist. Keeping the integrity and health of her clients hair is the most important thing to her when coloring and cutting. She strives to create a healthy and enjoyable environment for all her clients. She believes this is a place where a client should come and be able to take their mind off of anything stressful. She believes that true beauty starts from the inside out. In her words “I couldn’t ask for a better job and I have truly been blessed with the opportunity of doing what I love.”

Katie Smith

Katie has had a passion for Hair since she was a little girl. After obtaining her cosmetology license from San Jacinto Community College, she fell into the world of curly hair. Katie became Deva Certified in 2016 and continues to grow her love for curly hair on a daily basis. She is open to learning new things and enjoys that she gets to do that among her coworkers daily.

Katie specializes in Curly perms, helping straight haired clients become the curly goddess they wish to be. Have a big event coming up? Katie also specializes in curly up-dos! Whether it be for a cut, color or an up-do, Katie is all ears. She believes every client should leave her chair feeling beautiful and confident.

Charlie Curtis, Deva Certified curly hair stylist, and graffiti wall

Charlie

Charlie is a passionate, young stylist. He is an artist as well. Growing up Charlie spent a lot of his time in the salon along his mother’s side. His first job in the salon was at 15 sweeping and folding towels. While in beauty school he apprenticed his mother, Gerri Curtis, who was fascinated by curly hair which inspired Charlie to have the passion for curls as well. Being mentored by Gerri, he traveled to many of the industries top hair shows where he learned a lot of his techniques. In 2012, he spent time in New York where he apprenticed at PANYC salon, and was trained by Shari Harbinger at the DevaChan Salon and became a Deva Certified Stylist. In 2013, he attended DevaChan’s advanced class in Los Angeles.

He believes that every client deserves to be listened to and, as a client in his chair, you will always receive a thorough and in-depth consultation in which he will work with you to create a style individualized to your needs.

He is brilliant at educating his clients on the proper care of their curls. Charlie’s goal is to send his clients home with the skills to make their everyday hair look just as amazing as when they left the salon! Charlie loves doing all types of hair, but has a soft spot for curly hair and focuses on curls.  He loves for his clients to embrace their natural texture, whether it be straight, loose waves, tight corkscrew curls, or anything in between. He is extremely dedicated to giving his clients their desired look while keeping their hair healthy, happy and vivacious!