Paul Anderson

Dry Cutter and Curly Specialist

Paul Anderson

Dry Cutter

Natural Texture and Curl Specialist

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Paul is the owner of Kink + Curl and one of Canberra’s leading curly cutters. Specializing in cutting natural texture and curl, Paul provides a personalized, tailored approach to your haircut and can help optimize your hair routine so you can achieve great results at home with minimal effort.

 About Me

A Canberra-born local, I’ve been passionate about hair for as long as I can remember. At the very beginning of my hairdressing career I quickly developed a preference for curly hair, dry-cutting and the ‘wash and wear’ approach to hairdressing. Ever since I have fully embraced the “minimal fuss, maximum impact” hair philosophy. I believe hairdressing should be delivered in an inclusive, gender-neutral environment.

I was lucky enough to have trained in high-end salons under some of Canberra’s best cutters for curly hair, and have continually sought further curly training, recently training with Mousey Browne in Sydney – one of Australia’s leading dry-cutting educators, and curly styling training from Clever Curl. I am a dry-cutting and curly specialist however I love to cut all hair types and styles, from a precision bob to an edgy shag or mullet – and everything in between. 

With a commitment to exceptional service and technical skill, I endeavor to create a relaxed environment for my clients, free from the stresses of the day-to-day. Understanding the disconnect most curly people have experienced with salons, my goal is for you to enjoy your salon experience and help you look and feel better for it.


Paul is an incredibly knowledgeable hairdresser who specialises in curly hair.

He spent time listening to my concerns and showed he heard me by talking through everything with me in depth.

He cut my hair to my request and also explained and showed me how to style my hair and the types of products to use.

I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Teri V.

via Google review

Paul has absolutely revolutionised my hair – no exaggeration.

My partner had encouraged me for years to grow my curly hair longer, but after a bad teenage experience I never wanted to go there again.

With Paul’s cutting and styling advice I’ve been amazed how good my hair can look – no more frizz, no bushiness.

My partner reckons I’m now living my best hair life, which is good enough for me.

Danny JB.

via Google review

Paul is a wizard with scissors!


via Google review

Paul has created exactly the style cut I was after, from my poorly described “short and not a mum style” vision.

He managed to give my thing lifeless and dead curls a glorious shaggy bob which looks edgy, fun and full of volume.

And also provided some excellent advice on how to handle and style my particular curl and hair type – which is so much less strenuous of a routine compared to my old methods.

I’ve never been happier with a cut and would highly recommend him to any and all curlies!

Thanks Paul, you’re a legend.

Kenisha A.

via Facebook review

Paul is so lovely, and clearly very knowledgable about curly hair and the curly girl method. I immediately felt at ease with him so I trusted him to completely reshape my hair – and got possibly the best haircut of my life!

Since my cut I’ve been able to have no-refresh days, which is very unusual for me, and can push my wash days out quite a bit as well, as it just sits so nicely now.

Canberra curlies should check him out!

Gabrielle M.

via Facebook review

I had my hair cut by Paul in Lyons. Not only is Paul a gem, I’m really happy with the cut!

Paul was happy to follow the inspo pic I brought in and discussed some slight modifications to the style to make it suit my face better and be more wearable.

All round, I’m very happy and would recommend for all Canberra curlies and wavies!

Selma R.

via Facebook review

Paul was amazing! He listened to what I wanted and needed, and brought my lifeless limp curls back to life. Never been happier walking out of a salon.

Ally H.

via Facebook review

Paul was wonderful. Really knows his curly and textured hair! He discussed my hair routine with me and my curly girl techniques. After assessing my hair he did a mix of dry and wet cut. He then gave me tips on using a diffuser to dry my hair. Well worth the wait! Thank you.

Edith T.

via Facebook review

I had my hair cut for the 1st time with Paul after 18 months growing wild. He tamed the mane and I feel so much better and my hair is happier.

Angela B.

via Facebook review

I had a restyle with Paul today and it looks great! Paul was able to give me advice about what cuts would suit best and he was right:)
He was really knowledgable, professional and respectful. Would 100% recommend and have already booked more appointments!

Karen S.

via Facebook review