I'm sorry to hear that Gloria will be moving away since I know how much you like her! I don't have any before pics to share (wish I did!), but all of the local Deva stylists I've been to (Vickie, Susanne, Jen, and Angela) have taken very, very little off when I've gone to each one. I've explained to them that I'm growing my hair out, so they've just "oxygenated" the ends (a Deva term) and took off very little.
Hope that helps!
Mod-CG since December 2010.
Hair type: NC: 2A; FIA: 2cFii; Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Cleansing: CJ Cleansing Conditioner, Trader Joe's Tea Tree, or Deva No Poo
Daily conditioner: Deva One C or CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Hair Cond or GPB
Styling products: Deva B'Leave In + Deva Curl Cream + AnGel; or SS CEJ + BRHG; or AG: Recoil + BRHG; or KCKT + KCCC + BRHG
Treatments: SS protein treatment or CJ Curl Fix or Nexxus Emergencee + CJ Curl Rehab