Fall in love with your curls again
More Than Curly® Salon was founded in May 2011, as Colorado’s only Chemical Free, Curly Educating Salon, by Melissa and Jason Vaz. The desire to open a multi-cultural, drama free, and peaceful Salon environment, that provides Curly Cuts, Color, Wash and Go Styles and Education, was completely Melissa’s idea, after searching for a Curly Salon to work in after becoming licensed, and could find none.
Our goal is to have you fall in love with your curls again.
When it comes to being creative with Curly Undercuts, fades for women (Fade it and Forget it), or barbering services for that special guy in your life, we have you covered.
*As an exclusively Curly Salon, we only use products that are water soluble or organic, and are healthy for your curls. We are a Curly Collaborative Team, sharing the same focus and mission of providing excellent services that produce healthy, happy hair.
We will not have you in the Salon all day, and try our best to be respectful of your time. We will not "slip in" a softening conditioner in your Deep Conditioning Treatment (that's just wrong). We love Curls, and celebrate them.
How to set your curls
about melissa - colorado's curl queen
After Melissa received her cosmetology license in 2008, she began looking for a Salon to work in, that specializes in Curly textured hair like hers. To her dismay she found that none existed, so she booth rented at Mykal Grant Salon, and then moved on to Salon Bodhi.
In 2010, while a booth renter at Salon Bodhi, she introduced the Ouidad Product line and the Carve and Slice® to Denver. That Summer, Melissa set out with Stacy Jo (Salon Bodhi Owner) to advance her knowledge and education by venturing out to NYC, to obtain her Ouidad® Training and Certification. Melissa was personally trained by Ouidad herself in the Carve and Slice® cutting technique, but has advanced and built upon it greatly, to what we now call our “Curly Session”.
In 2011, Melissa returned to NYC to take part of the new Ouidad Train the Trainer pilot program, where she became the first Certified Ouidad Educator outside of the Ouidad Flagship Salon in NYC. That program has since dissolved, and Melissa is not considered a Ouidad educator. Her education, Curly improvisation, and teaching experience, has set Melissa and the Staff at More Than Curly apart from any Curly Salon in the nation.
Since opening in 2011 with an average of 3 Curl Specialists, More Than Curly® Salon has performed thousands of Curly services and counting, and continues to grow as the premiere Curly Salon in the Rocky Mountain region.
centennial flagship staff
Melissa vaz - (Curl Expert)
Founder/Owner - Educator
As a Master Stylist, Melissa trains and certifies each stylist at More Than Curly in our Signature Services. The standard Melissa has set must be met before a stylist performs any services.
“When my clients leave MORE Than Curly Salon, I want them to feel loved! I do this by listening to my clients. Asking them: “What is your hair goal?” and giving them the education to achieve that goal. I want them to leave excited, comfortable, and ready to wear the beautiful curly hair God has given them!
My biggest inspiration is my beautiful husband and best friend who inspires me to be the woman that God has purposed me to be. My mother inspires me also, because she illustrated what hard working, sacrificial love looks like in a mother. I praise the Lord for both of them.
My favorite thing about curls is how there are so many different types of curly hair. I get so excited when a client comes in not liking their curly hair, but loving their curly hair when they leave! They never knew they had such beautiful hair. The words I live by are: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” –Jesus-
Rhonda Curley - CURL SPECIALIST/COLORIST
Rhonda began her Curly Hair Career at More Than Curly in May of 2018. Yes, Curley is actually her last name.
Rhonda's passion for Curly Hair Care led her to MTC, after graduating from Empire Beauty School. Rhonda has excelled in Color science with Curly Hair, and has completed her Curly Academy Training with Salon Owner Melissa Vaz.
Quincy Jones - Curl Specialist
Quincy "Kiki" Jones is Melissa's brother and licensed barber.
Quincy developed a passion for Curly Hair after seeing how versatile Curly Locks can be when given the proper attention. Of course, being exposed to the expertise of his sister Melissa over the years, helped develop that passion as well.
Jordan Vaz - Salon Manager/Client Care Specialist
Jordan is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University B.A. Communications. She considers herself to be a Social Scientist, intrigued by the complexities of how communication shapes everything. Jordan's education at APU was focused on Interpersonal/Organizational Communication and Ethnic Studies.
Plainly put, Jordan loves people.
Jordan is the eldest daughter of Salon Founders Melissa and Jason Vaz, and they are both super proud that she is part of the family business.