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A quarterly print & digital magazine teaching women all the tips and techniques they need to love their curls.
A quarterly print & digital magazine teaching women all the tips and techniques they need to love their curls.
485 backers pledged $29,278 to help bring this project to life.

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Curl, The Magazine for Curly-Haired Women

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Welcome to Curl, the quarterly print and digital magazine just for women with curly hair.

We want to inspire women to embrace their hair and themselves, so Curl — approximately 100 pages of high-quality, beautifully printed magazine with classic and timeless design — covers not only tools, tips, techniques, and more for curly hair, but also the stories and shared experiences that connect and inspire us.

 Stylist panel of curly pros

We have a panel of four professional curly hair stylists who are sharing their thoughts and experience throughout the magazine. There’s even a section where they answer reader questions.

Products, tools, techniques, and more

Every issue of Curl will cover the things you want to know most — what products to use, techniques to apply them, tools you can use — and more, like troubleshooting (frizz, anyone?) and the science behind curly hair.

Having curly hair goes so much further than just our scalps. It plays a role in who we are, in our life, and in our interactions, so we’ll explore those things too.

Cut and style inspiration for curls

Every issue (and our website) will have a section of naturally curly cuts and styles to inspire you — no more googling haircuts that always turn out not to be natural curls.

Women rocking their curls in the world

We’ll introduce you to some badass women who are taking on the world with their curls blazing. In our first issue, we've already lined up:

  • Lorraine Massey, author of Curly Girl: The Handbook, founder of Devachan Salons, and cofounder of DevaCurl products. She's working on a new salon/atelier and school and new products, and we've got the scoop.
  • Sandra Joseph, who played Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for 10 years, chats about the iconic curly girl who inspired her and what she had to do to her curls to wear Christine's wig. 
  • Katrina McGhee, the founder of Loving on Me, a global movement encouraging women from every walk of life to love themselves and each other more.
  • Been straightening for years and thinking about embracing your curls?
  • Not a fan of straightening but don’t know how to make your curls behave?
  • Want to see curly-haired women like you in a magazine for once? 
  • Want to know about new products and which ones actual stylists recommend? 
  • Want to see hairstyles and cuts for women with curly hair?
  • Want to learn about your hair alongside women who want to encourage you? 

Basically, have curly hair? Curl is for you.

• The magazine, digitally and in print

• Your name included in print and online in our first issue’s thank-you page

• Our ebook of 101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair

• A hilariously honest canvas tote bag

• 100% cotton T-shirt, great for wearing or as a hair towel!

• 30-minute video chat consultations with professional curly hair specialists

• LORRAINE. HAIRCUT. NYC. We’ll fly you to New York City for a haircut and consultation with Curly Girl: The Handbook author Lorraine Massey, plus dinner with Lorraine AND Stephanie, plus products from Lorraine’s new line!

(Ebooks will be available when the campaign ends. T-shirts and tote bags expected to ship in September 2018. First-issue magazines expected to ship in Nov/Dec 2018. Consultations with stylists will be scheduled according to available schedules.)

This magazine is something I’ve been dreaming about for 20 years. It’s the big life dream I didn’t believe I could tackle, but then I crushed another lifelong goal to lose 100 pounds, and realized I could do big, scary things. Thankfully those last 20 years have prepared me for this: I got a degree in journalism, spent years working in newsrooms working on both editing and design, and ran two successful side businesses. I’ve learned a lot over the last two decades, but just to make sure I’m giving you the best magazine possible, I have a business coach and another successful magazine owner to help ensure the magazine’s success, along with a panel of amazing stylists to lean on for the curly stuff.

Our stylist panel and advisory board:

  • Wafaya Abdallah, Owner of Oasis Salon 
  • Atoya Bass, Owner of The Curly Hair Studio 
  • Krista Leavitt, Curl Specialist 
  • Yasmine Young, Owner of Diaspora Salon 
  • Susan Baroncini-Moe, Executive Coach and Business Leader 
  • Erika Lenkert, Founder and Editor of GFF Magazine

Writers

Once our Kickstarter campaign is funded and we're ready to roll, we'll be planning more content for future issues. Interested in writing for Curl? Go here and tell us about you!

Advertisers

Check out Curl's media kit here.

Stylists

Each issue of the magazine and our website will feature a Stylist Directory of curly-trained stylists, putting you right in front of your target audience. Listings in the directory include your name/salon, website, location, and your Instagram handle so curlies can check out your work. Plus, we'll include a photo of you or your logo for a personalized touch that gives potential clients an instant visual connection with you. You'll also get an "As seen in Curl Magazine" sticker and an icon to put on your website. Our online directory (which will launch when the first issue comes out) will be free for anyone to view, so you'll be seen by countless women whether or not they subscribe to the magazine.

Risks and challenges

By putting out a pilot issue, we've already navigated a lot of the risks and challenges of starting a magazine. We know what's involved and what it's going to take to consistently put out great issues.

Our biggest challenge is hiring the right people for the right positions to make the magazine a success. The funding we're pursuing now won't carry us forever, so we need the right people in ad sales and marketing positions to make sure the magazine continues to grow after the Kickstarter is done.

And while many people think print is dying, the truth is indie publications like ours are thriving. In particular, in addition to retailers, we envision Curl at salons everywhere, where you can pick it up and read it while you wait, or while you sit under the dryer. We're making it a high-quality, beautifully printed magazine with classic and timeless design so it will hold up at the salon and at home on your shelf so you can refer back to it whenever you want to.

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    Petite Curl

    Every little bit helps, and to say thank you, we'll send you our ebook of 101 tips written for curly-haired women BY curly-haired women (and professional curl stylists, too).

    Includes:
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    Digital Curl Girl

    Digital junkie? Frequent traveler? Get our first year of magazines (4 issues) digitally delivered to your devices so your go-to hair info goes where you go.

    Includes:
    • 1-Year Digital Subscription (4 Issues)
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    Digital Curl Girl + Tote Bag

    Get online access to Curl's first year of magazines (4 issues) PLUS our hilariously honest cotton canvas tote bag that reads "probably full of hair products."

    Includes:
    • 1-Year Digital Subscription (4 Issues)
    • 'Probably Full of Hair Products' Tote Bag
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    EARLYBIRD Curl Girl Subscription

    **Only 20 available!**

    Owning Curl in print means you can experience the texture of the silk paper as you turn the pages, display the beautiful and timeless design in your home, and proudly read the magazine in public where you may even inspire another curly girl to love her hair.

    And since the digital editions are free when you subscribe in print, you'll have easy access to Curl whenever you're away from home.

    From the couch to a relaxing bath to a plane or train or showing it to your stylist, a print and digital subscription allows you to take Curl anywhere.

    Includes:
    • 1-Year Print and Digital Subscription (4 issues)
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    Curl Girl Subscription

    Owning Curl in print means you can experience the texture of the silk paper as you turn the pages, display the beautiful and timeless design in your home, and proudly read the magazine in public where you may even inspire another curly girl to love her hair.

    And since the digital editions are free when you subscribe in print, you'll have easy access to Curl whenever you're away from home.

    From the couch to a relaxing bath to a plane or train or showing it to your stylist, a print and digital subscription allows you to take Curl anywhere.

    Includes:
    • 1-Year Print and Digital Subscription (4 issues)
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    Curl Girl Subscription + Tote Bag

    Includes:
    • 1-Year Print and Digital Subscription (4 issues)
    • 'Probably Full of Hair Products' Tote Bag
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    Ultimate Curl Girl Gift Pack

    Experience Curl's print and digital editions for one year, plus your name will be printed on our first issue's thank-you page!

    Additionally, you'll get our #CurlOn T-shirt AND our hilariously honest cotton tote bag that reads "probably full of hair products."

    Includes:
    • 1-Year Print and Digital Subscription (4 issues)
    • Your Name in Print on Issue No. 1 Thank-You Page
    • #CurlOn T-shirt
    • 'Probably Full of Hair Products' Tote Bag
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    Stylist Special

    For stylists:
    Put your name and business in front of your target audience in Curl's Stylist Directory in the first quarterly print magazine and your online directory listing is free for those 3 months. We'll include your name/salon, website, location, and your Instagram handle so curlies can check out your work. Plus, we'll include a photo of you or your logo for a personalized touch that gives potential clients an instant visual connection with you. You'll also get an "As seen in Curl Magazine" sticker and an icon to put on your website.

    Our online directory will be free for anyone to view, so you'll be seen by countless women whether or not they subscribe to the magazine.

    Includes:
    • Stylist Directory Listing (Print Issue No. 1 and 3 months online)
    • Print & Digital Editions of Curl Issue No. 1
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    One for You, One for Her

    Double the fun and perfect for holiday gift-giving: A one-year print and digital subscription and a tote bag for you and a one-year subscription and tote for a friend. Plus, we'll print BOTH your and your friend's name on our Issue No. 1 thank-you page.

    Includes:
    • 1-Year Print and Digital Subscription (4 issues)
    • (2x) 1-Year Print & Digital Subscription (4 issues)
    • Your Name in Print on Issue No. 1 Thank-You Page
    • (2x) 'Probably Full of Hair Products' Tote Bags
    • 'Probably Full of Hair Products' Tote Bag
    • Both Your Names in Print on Issue No. 1 Thank-You Page
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • (2x) Ebooks: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    Video Chat With a Curly Stylist

    In addition to your print + digital subscription, T-shirt, tote bag, and your name in print, we'll set you up for a 30-minute video consultation with a curly hair specialist to chat about your biggest hair concerns.

    Includes:
    • 30-Minute Video Chat With a Curly-Hair Specialist
    • 1-Year Print and Digital Subscription (4 issues)
    • #CurlOn T-shirt
    • 'Probably Full of Hair Products' Tote Bag
    • Your Name in Print on Issue No. 1 Thank-You Page
    • Ebook: '101 Tips for Women With Curly Hair'
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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    EARLYBIRD Stylist Special 1-Yr Listing

    **Only 25 available!**

    For stylists:
    Save $50 and get a 1-year print and digital subscription to Curl when you put your name/business in front of your target audience in our print magazine Stylist Directory. We'll also add you to our online directory for the year at no extra charge. A directory listing includes your name/salon, website, location, and your Instagram handle so curlies can check out your work, and we'll include a photo of you or your logo for a personalized touch that gives potential clients an instant visual connection with you. You'll also get an "As seen in Curl Magazine" sticker and an icon to put on your website.

    Our online directory will be free for anyone to view, so you'll be seen by countless women whether or not they subscribe to the magazine.

    Includes:
    • 1-Year Print and Digital Subscription (4 issues)
    • Stylist Directory Listing (Print + Online for 1 Year)
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    Stylist Special: 1-Yr Directory Listing

    For stylists:
    Save $50 and get a 1-year print and digital subscription to Curl when you put your name/business in front of your target audience in our print magazine Stylist Directory. We'll also add you to our online directory for the year at no extra charge. A directory listing includes your name/salon, website, location, and your Instagram handle so curlies can check out your work, and we'll include a photo of you or your logo for a personalized touch that gives potential clients an instant visual connection with you. You'll also get an "As seen in Curl Magazine" sticker and an icon to put on your website.

    Our online directory will be free for anyone to view, so you'll be seen by countless women whether or not they subscribe to the magazine.

    Includes:
    • Stylist Directory Listing (Print + Online for 1 Year)
    • 1-Year Print and Digital Subscription (4 issues)
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    YOU. LORRAINE. NYC TRAINING.

    Spend the day getting one-on-one curlbycurl™️ haircut training with 'Curly Girl: The Handbook' author Lorraine Massey at her new salon/atelier & school Spiral (x,y,z) in New York City. We'll fly you there, put you up for a night at a four-star hotel, and then take you out to dinner with Lorraine and Curl founder Stephanie. Plus get the full line of products from Lorraine's new line CurlyWorld™️, two years of Curl at your door, and a free year of being listed in our Stylist Directory!

    Candidates should have at least one year of training and be passionate about curls.

    The trip will be organized according to participants' schedules.

    Includes:
    • curlbycurl™️ training with Lorraine Massey at Spiral (z,y,z)
    • Roundtrip Airfare to NYC + 1 Night in a 4-Star Hotel
    • Dinner with Lorraine and Stephanie
    • Products from Lorraine's New Line, CurlyWorld™️
    • Free Curl Stylist Directory listing for 1 year
    • 2-Year Print + Digital Subscription (8 Issues)
    • Your Name in Print on Issue No. 1 Thank-You Page
    • 'Probably Full of Hair Products' Tote Bag
    • #CurlOn T-shirt
    • A Heartfelt Thank-You Email from Curl's Founder
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