Stylist Advice for Wavies?

I was reading the "Curly Girl" book and its advice about stylists, and I was wondering if you Wavies feel that the same principles apply.

For example: Do you have experience with your hair being cut dry? Do you think this helps? And/or, there's an idea in the book about cutting each curl in a particular spot, or cutting each curl individually. Again, I'm wondering if this plays out the same way, or very differently, for those of us who have a real mix of different shaped waves & curls on our heads......

What do you think makes a good wavy stylist? What should I be looking for when I choose a new one? (I'm trying to decide if I should go to a Boston-area stylist recommended by many curlies...... or if I should be looking for something different.)

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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I'm a 2c and had a Deva trained stylist tell me that she would cut my hair wet. That's what my regular hair dresser does, so I saved a bit of money by not getting the more expensive Deva cut. I hope that you find someone who can give you a good cut - wet or dry.
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I'm a 2c and had a Deva trained stylist tell me that she would cut my hair wet. That's what my regular hair dresser does, so I saved a bit of money by not getting the more expensive Deva cut. I hope that you find someone who can give you a good cut - wet or dry.
Originally Posted by ewenique
Wet, wet or spritzed wet? And I'm curious to learn why she wouldn't cut it dry. As a 2, my wave pattern is barely visible when wet. How would a Deva-trained stylist know where to make the cuts with wet 2'ish hair. I didn't realize that you had to have a minimal curl pattern to get a Deva cut - that's disappointing.
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I'm curious about this too. I just made an appointment with a Deva-trained stylist, and I'm wondering if it will be worth the extra expense since my hair can be wavy or curly.
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I'm curious about this too. I just made an appointment with a Deva-trained stylist, and I'm wondering if it will be worth the extra expense since my hair can be wavy or curly.
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I'm curious about this too. I just made an appointment with a Deva-trained stylist, and I'm wondering if it will be worth the extra expense since my hair can be wavy or curly.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
It was definitely worth it for me and it sounds like we have a similar curl pattern.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Thanks so much for all the insights, everybody!

Guess I'll give that guy a call. I'm not sure that he does Deva cuts, exactly..... but I do know he has curly hair, is open to all the CG stuff, and is supposedly good with curls.

Just out of curiosity, if anybody knows the answer to this and is still out there -- are Deva-trained stylists the only ones who really learn how to cut curly hair, or might there be others? Aside from the Ouidad (sp?) method, which seems controversial and (I've always assumed) more for "real" curlies, I haven't heard any other specific names or techniques mentioned. But it would seem that even a non-Deva trained person might know some of these general principles about cutting?

Thanks again for all the great info!

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Thanks so much for all the insights, everybody!

Guess I'll give that guy a call. I'm not sure that he does Deva cuts, exactly..... but I do know he has curly hair, is open to all the CG stuff, and is supposedly good with curls.

Just out of curiosity, if anybody knows the answer to this and is still out there -- are Deva-trained stylists the only ones who really learn how to cut curly hair, or might there be others? Aside from the Ouidad (sp?) method, which seems controversial and (I've always assumed) more for "real" curlies, I haven't heard any other specific names or techniques mentioned. But it would seem that even a non-Deva trained person might know some of these general principles about cutting?

Thanks again for all the great info!
Originally Posted by wavycurly40+
I think stylists other than Deva-trained ones can do a good job with curly hair, but it would probably be from something other than cosmetology school. My understanding is that general cosmetology programs do not teach curly hair techniques. As far as training other than Deva and Ouidad, there is also the Curly Hair Institute in Toronto (and maker of Curl Keeper).
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