Donna The Curl Next Door

NZ Curl Specialist

Hi, I’m Donna, ‘The Curl Next Door’.

I am a curly girl on a mission. 

I’m a curl specialist confidently creating beautiful curl cuts and education for your unique curly, wavy or tight curly path a’head.

I’m a curlpreneur retailing proven, curl-friendly, curly hair products online at Curls Naturally.

And I’ve been building a curl infrastructure in NZ to serve curl friends now and the next generation of curls to come. This includes establishing a network of salons and stylists to whom I wholesaled ‘Clever Curl’ & ‘EverEscents’ products to, and by providing comprehensive Stylist Curl Education for stylists since 2020. 

I’m passionate about curls and making curly life better for NZ curlies. 

Trained in ‘The Curly Girl Method™’ and ‘CurlbyCurl™’ cutting method by Lorraine Massey in 2019, I’ve continued to expand my knowledge in various trusted curl specialist methods, including Evan Joseph Curls, Curly Hair Artistry Mastery Program, Level 2 Rëzo Cutting under Nubia Suarez, and Level 2 Cut It Kinky tight curl education, with more to come!

With my natural flair for curl love and passion for inclusivity and excellence, I offer a unique perspective in NZ, and look forward to walking on this curly path with YOU!

Donna The Curl Next Door
The Curl Next Door
Curl Stylist NZ


Hi Curl Friend! As a Curl Specialist it is my privilege to partner with you, wherever you’re at on your curl journey. 

I take immense pride in creating beautiful, fulfilling curl cuts for curl friends with naturally curly, wavy or coily hair, responding to your unique natural texture, and building your curl confidence along the way. 

Whether you need a literal curl intervention, or are a confident curl already, I’m here for you.

How good, and how empowering to finally find each other! 

Stylist Info

Coming from the grass-roots up and now successfully fully working as a NZ’s first internationally-trained curl specialist stylist, curl educator, curl product retailer and just-recently ex-wholesaler, I’m looking for stylists who have their heart in the right place, and their mind open to being sharpened and fine-tuned to meet the needs of this niche.

My core role, when educating stylists, is to equip you with the understanding and skills required to meet this demand, empowering you to deliver confident, sustainable and beautiful outcomes across the board for your curly clients.

Curl stylist
Curly Hair Tips


Walk through my visual library of resources and download everything you need for the journey a’head. 

Just starting out? Download some free resources or level up by getting yourself a copy of my E-Guide “Curls : Next Level ‘ Every Curl’s E-Guide to Understanding The Essential Elements of Hair”. 

After reading that, watch for the addition of my ‘Curls : Advanced’ and ‘Curls: Pro’ to come, specific to your hair’s essential elements.  

Each resource is jam-packed with tips, techniques and insight, designed to help you level up that curl game of yours! 


Shop online

Hooray for curl products that actually work!

Shop online at my store, Curls Naturally, for high quality, water-soluble products for wavy, kinky, coily & curly hair.

It’s NZ’s first online curl shop supported and backed up by my work as an internationally-trained Curl Specialist in Aotearoa, NZ.

CurlyWorldClever Curl, EverEscents, Innersense, Bouclème, Ecoslay, Yes Hair, Trepadora, Uncle Funky’s Daughter, TeeOwels & more. 

100% supportive of The Curly Girl Method, the Map Method, and the Cut It Kinky process.

Curl Products