Lorraine Massey is the founder and owner of Devachan, a chain of salons specializing in curly hair in New York. Born in the U.K., she has revolutionized the way curly hair is treated and cut, and gives seminars on her methods to stylists throughout the country. She is also the creator of the Deva line of hair-care products.
Michele Bender is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Working Mother, and Health, where she was a contributing editor. She lives in New York City.