Curly Hair Appointments: When booking, you MUST READ the FAQ section for how to arrive.  You can be denied service from lack of preparation.

Prices & Services vary by specialist.
General services provided:



Owner | Curly Hair | Big Fluff
Curly Hair | Cut | Minimal Color
Curls | Vibrant Color | Short Hair
Cut | Minimal Color | Hand Style

Arrive with your hair down and fully dried in its natural pattern.

Wash day 1 is most ideal, not only for best results but out of consideration for your stylist.

No pony tails, clips, or hat head.

Minimal product is fine.

No brush styling, meaning do not brush in your styling products. This is a disruption/manipulation of your natural curl pattern and is not safe to dry cut. NO DENMAN BRUSH.

Completely at a loss?

Wash & condition your hair, then air dry.

Our schedule only allows bookings up to 30 days in advance, meaning every day a new day will open up 30 days out on the hour. THANK YOU ahead of time for being so patient.

Tip for last minute openings: Turn on story notifications for @curlcraftsalon salon/Specialists’ instagrams to be the first to see last minute openings.

Please let us know ASAP if you will not be arriving to your appointment.

Can’t Cancel?

You are past the 48 hour cancellation window. You will be marked as a “No Show”, until you pay your cancellation fee. While we understand that things change, we cannot incur the cost of everyone’s life circumstances. We ask that you do not book an appointment if you cannot afford to incur these fees.

Can’t Reschedule?

Our online booking software will not allow you to reschedule your appointment within 48 hours because of our cancellation window.

All rescheduling must be done online – if nothing comes up, nothing is available. If you have not paid your cancellation fees, your appointment request will be declined.

If you have never had color with us before, yes. Saturday appointments cannot be guaranteed as they are in extremely high demand.

Curly hair cuts are for those of you that wear your hair in its natural state the majority of the time.

The hair is cut dry and in its own natural pattern.

This is to allow for the discrepancy in curl patterns and their varying degrees of shrinkage.

Also, your appointment will not finish in a round brush blowout. You will be finished set in your natural texture.

Your child must be able to sit still throughout their appointment.

Hair painting is a highlighting technique that creates seamless variation in color. In other words no harsh lines. Hair painting has the ability to mimic what the sun did to our hair as children.

The lightner used with this technique has a clay additive which allows it to process within a hardened exterior shell. Other forms of lightning; such as in foil or on scalp, generate more heat and add to the chemical process.

NOT SUITABLE for anyone who prefers cool tones. All hair naturally lifts warm with this hair painting technique – this product isn’t strong enough to get us past that.

For the same reason, it’s also not always suitable for those with base color.

Our Space

  • Newly renovated (2022) – 2400 square foot loft-style, 2nd story salon space
  • Salon ergonomics are an ongoing consideration for salon equipment and stations (eg. shampoo bowls are backwash units, anti-fatigue mats, etc.)
  • Bright & open –  natural light from multiple (8!) skylights, providing daylight to each station.
  • Minimal exposure to harsh chemicals – with long-term vision to become a clean-air salon.

Our neighborhood

Located on University Ave in San Diego, California in an urban and highly walkable neighborhood North Park – the salon is on the main drag, where the area has access to many restaurants, retail shops, cafes, and breweries.



Fill out the form below. If we think we might be a fit, we will reach out with next steps.

Do you want us to host you or attend a class? Please reach out to us by email – or use the contact form for business inquiry.
Upcoming Events
  • July 25th, 2022 – Mr. Smith Stylist Series

All booking is online through the booking system. No phone calls, DMs, etc. Do not use this form for booking inquiries.

To cancel CurlCraft bookings:
Use the link in your appointment confirmation to cancel any previously made reservations, before the 48 hour cancellation window.



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You can park in the residential areas and near parks, if you do not mind a short walk. For example:

You can also find parking in the following local parking garages:

Ace Parking – North Park Garage

3829 29th St, San Diego, CA 92104

$1 Per hour
$5 Daily Max from 6AM-6PM.
$5 Flat rate from 6PM-6AM.
$10 Lost ticket fee.

Grim Lots

3815 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104