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mariatk 02-25-2013 01:26 PM

cutting curly hair
 
Hi - I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) and am looking for a stylist who specializes in cutting curly hair. While I continue my search I've been reading about the proper way to cut curly hair (the bonsai tree method) and while I understand this technique is for creating the right shape I have a question. If the stylist focuses on cutting just certain curls on the client's head then how does the client ensure that over time her hair is getting any sort of a healthy trim to avoid dry and split ends?

rbb 02-25-2013 01:33 PM

i think the stylist cuts all, but cuts each curl separately, making some shorter, some longer (so only a snip), but the entire head gets cut.
if you look at my photo, i have a deva cut -- he always cuts all my hair, curl by curl (in the photo my curls look thick, they clump together. when he cuts he separates them each into separate curls as he cuts. those thinner curls are cut individually. he will at points take part of it and cut it short, cutting the rest of that curl long.... depending on how my hair is looking. of course, while i understand how to cut with the curl, but i could NEVER cut an entire head and NEVER duplicate what he does!! LOL),

Darby 02-25-2013 08:31 PM

rbb: How long is your shortest layer? Like starting at your crown - how long is that one?
I also get a deva cut and they cut all over my head - each curl. Same as what you described.

rbb 02-26-2013 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Darby (Post 2126690)
rbb: How long is your shortest layer? Like starting at your crown - how long is that one?
I also get a deva cut and they cut all over my head - each curl. Same as what you described.

i got my hair cut this past weekend and it's a tiny bit shorter than the photo -- he just brought the back bottom up a bit so that the sides are a tiny bit longer, and added many more random pieces which lets funky curls pop out, a look i personally love.

so, how long are the crown pieces in that photo? hard to say as they are my tightest curls so there is the length they curl at, and the length when straightened. and, as i described, it's random.

if you look at each curl in the photo, my stylist will actually separate each of them into maybe 20 curls, really thin strands so maybe even more, LOL! he calls them 'snarlsauges' as they clump into each other to resemble the width of a sausage!! he cuts these individual strands different lengths to stagger it, put more volume into my hair. i'd guess that the crown layers were 6" pulled straight in that photo, but i could be wrong.

the crucial part is this -- you want for them to curl up and lie close enough to the other layers below so you don't ever have a mullet effect. this is the part where many stylists fail -- they cannot blend in the different curl patterns to make it flow. a difficult thing on my head as i have different curl patterns, mostly 3a, but many 3b at the crown, some 2c at the bottom....

not a stylist, so i can't really describe this. maybe a stylist can jump in here?

rbb 02-26-2013 06:30 AM

ok, i just took a closer look at that photo -- i would suspect the crown layers, pulled straight, are about 8". ??????????

mell_152 05-20-2013 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by mariatk (Post 2126437)
Hi - I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) and am looking for a stylist who specializes in cutting curly hair. While I continue my search I've been reading about the proper way to cut curly hair (the bonsai tree method) and while I understand this technique is for creating the right shape I have a question. If the stylist focuses on cutting just certain curls on the client's head then how does the client ensure that over time her hair is getting any sort of a healthy trim to avoid dry and split ends?

im in halifax too and looking for a place for a good cut....i've found vibe salon in bedford....they sell devacurl products and i read someone on here review them and saying that her stylist Lindsay spoke of the deva cut method.


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