A curly girl’s dream

Curly Girls know how difficult it is sometimes to even step into a hair salon ;) Deep seated traumas and multiple bad experiences have led to an innate fear of getting our curls trimmed, since it so often results in a way shorter look than initially we aimed for. When your curly hair is cut wet, as it is usually done, your hairdresser will not be able to take the multiple curl types and their individual shrinkage factor into account, leaving the outcome up to chance and making the end result unpredictable.

At the Inhairitance Curl Spa, we have innovated and perfected curly cutting techniques such as the Deva Cut and adapted them to ALL our different Curl Identities.

The Inhairitance Strategic Curl Cut (ISCC) takes our different curl patterns into account and pays respect to shrinkage, facial form and lifestyle.

Both the Deva Cut and the Inhairitance Strategic Curl Cut are Dry Cutting Techniques performed on Dry and defined Curly Hair. By cutting Curls in their natural state, your Curl Expert can gauge the shrinkage factor of each curl and give you the shape and form you crave.

From Big Chops, to shapely wavy cuts, waterfall shapes and pixie cuts, experience your curls at their best!

Abisara

founder

Growing up in Austria as a Black curly girl, positioned Abisara as an exception in almost every context. Questions such as: “Are you really going to go out with your hair like that” and “Can you actually really wash that hair?” And comments such as: “Your hair reminds me of sheep’s wool” or a former boss saying: “I think you should do something about that hair, because it will scare customers away.”

These perceptions about curly and Afro hair have deeply shaped Abisara’s identity as an Afro-European woman, without access to specific knowledge or hair products dedicated to her hair type. Accepted looks were chemically straightened hair or hair extensions, sporting a very different hair texture than her naturally curly Afro.

As the founder of the Inhairitance Curl Spa, Abisara created the safe space that she would have loved to have growing up. A place that welcomes you and your hairstory, that understands exactly what you’ve been through, the inner conflicts fought to finally accept and start loving your hair, the anxiety when placed in a hairdressing chair and of course providing you with all of that necessary knowledge on how to take care of your hair. A self-proclaimed product junkie, Abisara has learned the hard way just how much money curly girls spend on dozens of products, trying to achieve their dream curls. Unfortunately, as we all know, very few of those products actually work on our hair; that’s why the FREE Curl consultations represent the core of the Inhairitance philosophy. We are here to assist you on your personal journey and equip you with the knowledge and the most effective products to develop your personalized curl routine.

Abisara has dedicated her work to uplifting every curly girl as well as marking a new level of Black Excellence and the creation of Black wealth. From a one woman consultation desk in 2012, Inhairitance has grown to a team of 22 people based in Montreal and a first franchise located in the French Caribbean, Martinique. Her work as a workshop facilitator and public speaker has made Abisara an important figure in Montreal’s Black community and role model for many.

For all speaking engagements and workshop requests please contact us at: abisara@inhairitance.ca

A natural movement

The Natural Hair Movement was created by Black women and has since welcomed many others to embrace their natural curls and coils. At its roots, The Movement questioned standardized and unattainable beauty standards, offering new alternatives and self-defined norms of beauty and femininity.

The issues surrounding Black hair have always been political as well as aesthetic. By learning to accept and love our hair in its natural state, we are in fact also learning to accept and love our hairitage and ourselves. We often refer to this process as the Natural Hair Journey because it takes time to change the way we feel about and think of our hair and ourselves. Here at InHAIRitance, it is our goal to guide and assist you on that journey by helping you to understand what your hair needs to look and feel its best!

Natural Hair Congress Canada

The Natural Hair Congress, hosted by Inhairitance, has made its mark on the Canadian Natural Hair movement by connecting natural product vendors directly to their curly clientele. In 2015 and 2017, the NHCC offered natural hair products, organic cosmetics, handmade jewelry and afrocentric designs. Panel discussions, seminars and workshops with Taren Guy, Audrey Sivasothy and Chef Ahki contributed to an amazing exchange and learning experience.

The Natural Hair Congress will continue to uplift curly and natural women and girls all over the world in the form of events, workshops and empowerment seminars.