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Hi, CurlyMJ, I am in the Madison/Middleton area, but I work in Sun Prairie and I go to Hair Excellence. Kari is my current stylist, and Heather has done my hair as well. Where in Wisconsin are you?
Originally Posted by Myrna
Thank you, I'll have to check them out. I live in Verona. A salon close to west town mall just got their Deva training and I went there 2 weeks ago for a haircut. It didn't feel/look much different after I walked out so hoping to try a different salon next time.
naturallycurly.com is really a great site!
3a/3b coarse and thick.....big and red

Advanced Deva inspired Stylist
CurlyMJ, what was the salon near WT, may I ask? I have to say that I really like Hair Excellence. They are very professional, state of the art. I see people there of all ages. But, no salon is perfect...or we would not be having this discussion. And yes, this is a great website, many kudos to all the curly women who work on it, and to those who started it!

Yea, Claudine, veterinarians have learned, over the years, to communicate better with their clients (thd clients have 2 legs, the patients have 4 and cannot generally speak English. Doctors of human medicine have not. I know, I used to train veterinarians.
(Face palm.)

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
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CurlyMJ, what was the salon near WT, may I ask?
Originally Posted by Myrna
Be Inspired Salon
I didn't see that; +1 to auntie bubbs, too
Originally Posted by dovecurl
Thanks, guys. It's kind of like, I sometimes feel like I have to deal with other people's b.s. the other 23 hrs of the day, can't I just have 2 hours of the one day I go to the stylist to just be b.s. free?

LOL I know that's an exaggeration, but some salon exerperiences are like that. If it's not coming out of their mouth, it's the other part of the experience - worrying what they are doing to my hair. And yeah, this is at Deva-trained salons. I have yet to find a salon and stylist I'm 100% happy with.

But that's my personal journey, someday I will, I still have faith. In the meantime, i have hope!
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
Auntie, I understand what you are saying. We like to be pampered in a salon; for many of us (who dont regularly get manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, go on shopping sprees, or meditate), this is the time when we want to relax, lean back and feel good. If we dont feel good, what is the point? This is ultimately why I switched from my previous salon of over 10 years. I did not feel pampered in the least.
Can I just pop I real quick to add one thing??

When I said "I've had to educate a stylist or two" - these were non-deva stylists who have no idea about CG! And I was referring to educating them ABOUT CG - products, ingredients, etc!

I didnt mean to sound disrespectful at all! Just wanted to clarify that!!

I do think we have to fill stylists in on our hair, but most of the ones I've been to always are open to that.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
You have been lucky. ^

I'm glad to hear it happens. (Meant sincerely.)

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Haha! Well, maybe they just SEEMED open to it, IDK! Lol
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Myrna, I bumped another post I made last year regarding Hair Excellence in sun prairie - then I found this thread regarding the same salon...and not only that but the same stylist I was considering lol!! (Kari) I also cannot use DevaCurl so I am disappointed to read that she was less than enthusiastic about using your products. Have you been since your first visit? Which stylist? How was the experience? Did you try the other salon curlymj mentioned?

Curlymj- have you gone to hair excellence yet?
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
No I didn't go there. I was visiting family in chicago and went to a salon near my parents place and it was a regular "wet" cut but the guy did a fantastic job! My curls were amazing for weeks afterwards! It wasn't even that he was an expert in curly hair or anything but I was loving my hair! I've never been loyal to a stylist before but I guess now I will be
When I went to be inspired salon, they had just been diva trained for only a week. Their prices were $40 at that time but have since gone up. I don't think I will be going back there because my experience wasn't out of this world unlike the place in Chicago.
What's the name of the stylist and salon in Chicago? Always looking for recs!!
My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

Likes: Plopping!
Dislikes: Glycerin

CG and loving it!
Salon Fusion in Wilmette. His name is Dmitri
MJ, I interviewed Anna at Be Inspired Salon, and she flat out refused to use my products, she said it has never been done, and when I asked why not, she said something about liability (yeah, right). They have less liability with MY products, which I have used and know I am not allergic to, than they do with their own. Anna was nice enough but nice is underrated. I needed a stylist that I can communicate with. So I went to Amber at Magic Mirror. Amber was reviewed by someone else here; so I took a chance. She is young but is very open to curly hair. Last week she gave me more of a cut than she has, and I have no complaints.
Thanks for the update Myrna - I was only reading about the CG method and had only one a week of it before going there for a haircut. I was using Deva products but have since found better ones thanks to ya'll glad to hear you got a good cut!
Thanks! Maybe I'll give him a try
My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

Likes: Plopping!
Dislikes: Glycerin

CG and loving it!

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