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Curl Artists


Raquel Noriko

Salon Owner/Master Stylist

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Raquel Noriko is a licensed hairstylist, educator and salon owner who has a passion for people and curly hair. Her expertise lies in approaching cutting, coloring and styles that cater to the unique needs of each client. In 2015, she had the opportunity to travel, train, and teach fellow stylists, students, and consumers across the United States, focusing on cutting and hair care techniques for textured hair. She initially began her education career with Deva Curl. However, in February 2020, she ventured out on her own as an independent stylist and educator.


By July 2022, Raquel became the owner of Culture Curl Studio, a salon where she can further pursue her passion for curly hair. While her main focus is on curly hair, she also enjoys coloring and styling all hair types, allowing her artistic abilities to shine through her craft. Raquel has worked at various blow dry bars and salons, including Dry Bar and Blo Blow Dry Bar in Southern California. This experience has made her well-rounded in styling, updos, color services, and more. Raquel welcomes clients with all hair textures to her salon, as she believes in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Her love for hair and people is what initially drew her to this career, which she has been blessed to have for the past fourteen years.


In 2015, she felt a strong calling to Maui after visiting the island for the first time. She listened to that calling and was grateful that Maui embraced her. Growing up biracial and identifying with both her African American and Japanese roots, Raquel has always had a love for culture and diversity. She deeply respects and admires Hawaii's culture, which has only grown during her time living on the island. Raquel finds joy in helping others discover their inner beauty and confidence by embracing their natural selves. Combining her Los Angeles native hustle with her island girl heart, she feels fortunate to live out her dreams on Maui, doing what she loves and serving others with her hairstyling expertise.


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Hiring Curl Artists

Are you looking for an environment of good vibes to blossom in your talents? At Culture Curl Studio we offer the space to learn, grow, and share your talents while doing what you love. We are accepting resumes for Curl Artists at Culture Curl Studio on Maui.

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