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Old 03-22-2011, 05:32 PM   #21
 
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Now Tiffany/StruttsWife--that's another story! Great cut but she's across the US from me! If only we can get her out here again!!! *hint hint*
Well, get on it, woman, and start making some plans
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Now Tiffany/StruttsWife--that's another story! Great cut but she's across the US from me! If only we can get her out here again!!! *hint hint*
Well, get on it, woman, and start making some plans
Really?! I'll have to talk to my stylist about some training! And get some curlies together. I'll work on it!
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Now Tiffany/StruttsWife--that's another story! Great cut but she's across the US from me! If only we can get her out here again!!! *hint hint*
Well, get on it, woman, and start making some plans


What do I need to do to get you to Michigan?
We have lower dewpoints in summer
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What do I need to do to get you to Michigan?
We have lower dewpoints in summer
Always willing to talk about going anywhere if someone is willing to put something together
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Can we tempt you over to good ol' London for the British Curlies?


In all honesty its a bit far lol! But nevertheless, if I ever get to Florida in my life, Im determined to pop on by.......
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I just got my first Deva Cut last night and like someone said earlier, the stylist was sweet and seemed knowledgeable but I just dont think I like the cut. I cut quite a few inches off and love the shortness, as I was so ready for it. It just seems like she cut straight across at the bottom at my shoulders so it actually still has the triangle look ( I thought the Deva cut was not supposed to do that!?) When she was styling and drying it I couldnt really tell how it would fully dry so I didnt make her reshape it, but do you think she can fix it? My previous stylist used this technique that I loved and grew out so well, she would twist curls around her finger and then cut down into them so once it was dry they would go down to a nice point at the bottom and it was not so thick at the ends. Has anyone heard of this before? What should I do!? I feel like I have the Jennifer Grey in dirty dancing look, help!
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I'd love to have a Deva cut too! I'm in the UK, and one of my clients who moved to the US had a Deva cut. She put the photos on Facebook, and she looked so gorgeous, I was ready to jump on a plane!
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:46 AM   #28
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I just got my first Deva Cut last night and like someone said earlier, the stylist was sweet and seemed knowledgeable but I just dont think I like the cut. I cut quite a few inches off and love the shortness, as I was so ready for it. It just seems like she cut straight across at the bottom at my shoulders so it actually still has the triangle look ( I thought the Deva cut was not supposed to do that!?) When she was styling and drying it I couldnt really tell how it would fully dry so I didnt make her reshape it, but do you think she can fix it? My previous stylist used this technique that I loved and grew out so well, she would twist curls around her finger and then cut down into them so once it was dry they would go down to a nice point at the bottom and it was not so thick at the ends. Has anyone heard of this before? What should I do!? I feel like I have the Jennifer Grey in dirty dancing look, help!
sorry you had a bad experience, so been there, waaayyy too many times! i don't think it's the deva technique that made your haircut come out bad, i think it's the stylist. just because someone took a one day class (which includes how to color), does not mean they understand the entire technique. there is more than where to cut the curl, the hardest part i think is how to blend in the entire head of hair..... some can take the little training they give and run with it, and some can't. and there are stylists who never had that training but instinctively understand curly hair.
if you liked the haircuts your previous stylist gave you, i'd go back to her so she could fix it.
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thanks for the advice rbb! do you think there is some way I could get her to fix what I wanted? Or do you think she just doesnt understand the technique?
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:20 AM   #30
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i would only go back to her if you feel it was a good cut just too long, did it fall nicely just too long? otherwise, i'd head as far away as i could! at this point you cut off a number of inches, so i don't know how much you have left to play around with chancing a 2nd bad haircut?
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #31
 
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I agree with rbb. Last year a salon opened up not even 10 minutes away from my house. They posted that they were Deva cut certified so of course I had to try it out! The stylist actually finger combed my hair and obviously did not understand the concept of a deva cut. It wasnt awful, but not what a deva cut is supposed to be either. So now, rather than driving 10 minutes for a haicut, I drive an hour. So go to someone you trust... I wouldnt give that stylist a second chance.
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Do you think there is some way I can explain to her how to fix it and put in more layers and leave it wispy at the bottom? Part of the problem now is that I dont really know how to say, what i want fixed, I just know I dont like it :-/

You girls might be right though, she did kinda finger comb my hair and then pull out a curl and cut straight (not what I heard a deva cut was supposed to be!) so ill prob head elsewhere. Just mad I spent so much money and now have to spend more getting it fixed!

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I just got a Deva cut after years of getting either a Ouidad or regular cut. I HATE it! I mean like in a rage hate it. Not only do I hate the cut but whatever color he used on my hair totally fried it!! I hate the cut because it has no shape. It looks all one length which creates the pyramid look which I told him I did not want. Also, if I try to wear it any other way then the way it was the day it was cut..forget it, it's a mess! I tried a ponytail and I had random strands hanging over longer than the rest. The color was bad too. He left it on for 45 minutes and did not use the gel around my hairline so I had a nice black line around my head! Not sure what color line he used but my hair has NEVER felt so fried. I condition, give it treatments, etc and it still feels like straw. The place is in Philly (DeCarlo). The stylist was nice as could be but I just hate this cut. I think the salon uses a cheap color product since it was way cheaper than at any other place in Philly. I only tried this Deva since so many people rave about it. Oh and I hate the Deva products too. My hair felt like a brillo pad when I left the salon and it had no movement. Yuck! I will never stray from Ouidad again.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #34
 
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I'm sorry you had to go through a few days of hating your hair cut, but glad it seems to be working better now.

And don't worry, we've all been through the stress of a bad hair cut, only to discover that after a while, the hair recovers and it looks good

Are you ready to share pictures yet?
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:39 PM   #35
 
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I've searched for years for someone that could cut my curly hair and not cut it to short.
I saw the info on deva cuts and thought I found the answer, well I didn't
The video showed a dry cut holding the curl gently and cutting. Anyone who has curly hair knows once it dries you've lost and good inch if not more. I seached the web and found a salon about an hour away, made a appt and went in. The stylist was so nice I saw her certificate for going to N.Y. and being trained so I thought she must know what she's doing. My hair was dry however she pulled it straight out and cut, I didn't say anything thinking she knew what she was doing. My hair was about 4" below my neck line in back and about 3" below my shoulders. Now my hair is just under my ear lobes. After the cut she gave me a shampoo, then blew it dry. I just sat there finally she said what do you think, I said " I think it's about 2-3" shorter than I wanted, ( I even had a pic and she said no problem your hair will do that ) I'm very disappointed it took 8 months for my hair to grow that long. I got home and started messing around with it and found several places where a few strands were longer than others. I've very disappointed and will probably take the $ 80.00+ in products back, can't get my hair but at least she'll know I'm upset. I wonder if the cert. from N.Y. was fake.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:54 AM   #36
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the certification is not about training, it is just one day telling them about their techniques. in fact, deva does not call it training, they have another word for it which i am forgetting, but it implies much less. what i question is while they can cut A CURL, can they blend in the entire head of different curl patterns?? it is up to the individual stylist to learn more, and how is she in general about hair?

the random longer/shorter strands is a deva cut -- instead of layers they cut 'pieces,' looking at the hair like a bonsai plant. i personally love that about my cut!!

not sure about how much she cut off -- i've been going to my stylist for years (found him at devachan where he cut and trained people, back in those days 'training' was 2 weekends, now it's a day! and followed him to another salon). yet, each time i go for a cut, he and i discuss what i want, like and how he will shape it, how it will look. so, depending on what i want, he may say he has to take it up more in the back, etc..., and is that ok? so maybe that is what she did??? always ask after you discuss your hair, how will it look?

did she use a diffuser to dry your hair? if not, wow! i would have said something. and, my hair cannot tolerate the new formulations of the deva products (changed in 2009), so it could be the products.

wait a few days, use your own products, your own routine, see how it turns out. we've all been there. hope it falls better as you go back to your products/routine.
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So I thought I would give it a couple days before I posted, but I am not at all happy with my Deva cut. I don't think that it was the stylist. She was a sweetheart, and very knowledgeable about curly hair, and has wonderful reviews for the Deva cut, but I think it is just the Deva Cut that I dislike. I went in with almost one length hair, which we agreed wasn't a good thing. We also agreed to cut quite a few inches off as my hair on the ends was thin, and the top of my hair was thick. Maybe I still need to give it more time, but right now I am hating the way my hair looks. One of the things we talked about was how the back of my hair tended to sometimes look stringy, and to me it looks even stringier now.

How long will it take to grow this out?
Sorry, I said I would take pictures. My sister was supposed to come with me, but last minute couldn't, and I would have felt silly asking the stylist even though she was so, so nice. I don't want to leave a negative review, because I honestly don't think she did anything wrong, I just don't like the Deva cut.
I had the same results. I was so upset because it was NOT cheap. The lady was nice and all but ugh I hated what she did. The front was cut way too short and I felt like I had what resembled dog ears for the longest time. Poodle dog ears. I went to her a second time just to have my ends dyed (no cut!) and the bleach they used absolutely killed my hair. It would not even wave yet alone curl after I got out of there. I had to cut it all off because my hair was curly and then a good 4 inches at the bottom was straight and not to mention felt like HAY. It didn't even feel like hair. I tried everything to fix it with no avail. I'm never going there again. Waste of money
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