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Specializing in naturally curly hair.

Certified DevaCurl stylist and a member of Curly Hair Artistry.

To book an appointment, please complete the New Client Survey by clicking the button below or contact Looks Salon & Spa at 410.381.9030.

About Amanda

With over two decades of experience in the beauty industry, I am not just a stylist—I am your dedicated curly hair expert. My passion extends beyond the salon chair, driving me to continuously pursue knowledge and master the latest techniques. As a firm believer in the power of education, I stay at the forefront of industry trends and am deeply connected to the vibrant curly hair community.

Embracing your natural texture is not just a service I provide; it’s my mission. I am committed to helping both men and women discover the beauty of their curls, fostering self-love and confidence that lasts a lifetime.

Loving your curly hair is not just a possibility; I create a reality for my clients.

I am available for bookings at Looks Salon and Spa in Columbia on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Let’s embark on a journey to unlock the full potential of your curls together.

Amanda Payne curly hair stylist, Columbia, MD


Custom Curly Cuts

The hair is curl by curl in its natural DRY state.
Amanda shapes the hair based on the way each curl naturally falls. Please plan 1.5- 2 hours. 

      • $230 (new clients) 
      • $120 (returning clients)

Express Curly Cuts

Amanda cuts the hair dry without styling. This method is available if the client has booked a previous cut within 12 weeks or less. Please plan on xx hours.

      • $100

Traditional Non Curly Cuts (ladies)

Amanda cuts the while wet and then dries it during styling. 

      • $75

Mens Cuts

    • $45


All Over, Base Color

    • Touch up with finish $115/$120 
    • Add on glaze $20/$25


    • Full $175 
    • Partial $150 
    • (Toners additional)
    • Dimensional starting at $175

B3 /Olaplex Treatment, when added to chemical service 

    • $15/$20

What Amanda's client's are saying...

Two words- AMANDA freaking Payne!!! Ok, wait, that was three words. She is God’s gift to curly-haired women!


Having curly hair has always been a struggle. It seemed like a good haircut was not a possibility for me. Then I met Amanda. She really knows how to manage and cut curly hair. Finally, I love my style!            


Amanda has been my hairdresser for over ten years. I ALWAYS love my curls when I leave the chair. I trust Amanda with my hair implicitly.


Jackie Kennedy. Farah Fawcett. Dorothy Hamill. Jennifer Anniston. We’ve all had the chance to try their iconic hairstyles. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for me and my fellow curly-haired sisters. When you think of famous curly hairstyles, names like Little Orphan Annie and Shirley Temple come to mind. No cheating with permed, teased ’80s styles on straight hair – those don’t count. It’s been a struggle for us curly girls with less-than-desirable options like orange juice can curlers, hair tape for bangs, and even attempting to iron our hair (not with a flatiron).

That was my hair life until I discovered Amanda ten years ago. Now, I can genuinely say I love my hair every day – thanks to Amanda, the Curl Whisperer. Her cuts are pure genius, coaxing my curls to fall beautifully and behave like the pretty hair they are. Amanda’s talents go beyond curls; she excels in rich, dimensional color and highlights. A true professional, she continually hones her skills and provides honest recommendations while listening and responding to my requests.

Thank you, Amanda! I’m grateful and proud to be your customer for life.