Diane Da Costa is the "Go-to-Girl" for the beauty industry, a celebrity stylist and the curly textured hair guru to thousands of Curlies, Naturalistas and Transitioning women of all colors. Diane believes "Texture is a Lifestyle!
Your true beauty comes from within, it is not determined by your hair texture or the color of your skin." A Beauty & Lifestyle Expert, Ms. Da Costa is the author of Textured Tresses, The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining and Styling Natural Hair, Simon and Schuster, June 2004. She firmly believes it is her calling to educate both consumers and professionals with this informative and inspirational textured hairstyling guide.
The proprietor and former owner of the first Aveda Concept salon in NYC -Dyaspora Salon Spa was the first leading textured haircare salon and spa in NYC in the late 90's to early 2000s. Ms. Da Costa brings innovative curly styles to the forefront of today's multi-textured hair movement. Her styles have graced the beauty & fashion pages of British Elle; French Vogue, Essence, O Magazine, Uptown & Vibe, Essence Total Makeover, Harriette Cole's "Jumping the Broom" and "Fashion Noir" by Contance White, just to name a few.
Diane has shared her knowledge and expertise with publishers and beauty brands, including the Milady Perspecitive In Hair Design: Cutting Curly Textured Hair DVD Series with Diane Da Costa (2013); Milady Standard
Natural Hair Care & Braiding, 1st Edition textbook (2013), and Milady Standard Cosmetology Textbook, 13th Edition (2015) with Ms. Da Costa as contributing author & editor.
Da Costa has consulted with L'Oreal owned brands: Carol's Daughter as Brand Stylist & Curly Textured Expert; as Multi-textured Expert and Creative Consultant for Mizani. She has also consulted with Aveda, Phyto
Specific (Ales Group) and Design Essentials (McBride Laboratories).
Ms. Da Costa is a licensed cosmetologist, master colorist and writer. She holds a B.B.A in Marketing from Pace University and resides in New Rochelle, NY.