Jana is a Master Stylist with over 28 years of experience. In 2009 she was the FIRST stylist in Illinois to be Certified and trained as a Ouidad Certified Stylist at the Manhattan Ouidad Salon by founder and owner Ouidad herself, who is an internationally recognized as the pioneer of the curly hair industry. Since then Jana has attended a variety of curl specific education classes by a variety of artists to learn additional curly cutting techniques to benefit her clients. Jana is now delighted to bring her exclusive curl cutting techniques and expertise to Tampa. As a Chicago native dealing with extreme climate changes and Florida's notorious humidity, Jana has found the perfect products to bring structure, vibrance and bounce to her and her clients curly hair. Jana is amazed to see her own curls transform and is excited to vitalize the curls of her clients! "It was frustrating to see hundreds of women using harsh chemical services and flat irons on their curly hair. My mission is to teach my clients to embrace their natural hair texture. Curly hair is beautiful, sophisticated and sexy". With specialized curly cutting techniques and great product ...I am loving my own curls again!" Jana worked in Chicago's famed Streeterville area and in Glen Ellyn, Illinois before opening The Curl Specialist in Tampa, Florida. Jana has trained extensively with Ouidad, Schwarzkopf Professional and Goldwell. She has competed and won several styling awards and worked as a stylist for photo-shoots, theater and television.