Deva cut aftermath…opinions needed

Ok, so I got a deva cut a couple of weeks ago and I'm still not happy about it. Besides the fact that it was really expensive, it's very uneven while curly. Seeing these before and after pictures really makes my blood boil.

Should I go back and ask for it to be fixed? Or just never go back and never get a cut dry again? What do you think of the difference, is it all in my head? I don't enjoy hurting people's feelings but I need to do something.

(Before the cut pic is on the left)

Last edited by sheilacurl; 11-14-2013 at 12:16 PM.
I don't think it looks bad or uneven from the pictures. I think your curls were a little more defined in the left picture though. I think that if *you're* not happy with it you should go back and have them fix it, especially since you said it was expensive. That being said, I probably wouldn't go back but that's just my personality, I never go back to someone I didn't like the first time.
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I'm sorry to say I can't see a lot of difference. However that said if you are unhappy I think you should go back and show them what you don't like. I mean I think a lot of people make that mistake with any type of stylist. They don't want you to be unhappy but they don't read minds. And any stylist I've know gets that you have to live with it a few days to see what it's really like.
Thanks for your replies Hmm, you don't think the picture on the right shows the unevenness? Maybe it is in my head then. To me, my right side (your left) looks much shorter than the other.

I agree, they are not mind readers so I think I need to say something since I have to look at it, lol. Usually, I don't go back to the same stylist either if I'm not happy, but it was a lot of money to me and I guess I had higher expectations.
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Last edited by sheilacurl; 04-03-2013 at 06:36 PM.
Ok I can see that. Thought it was just like if you were sitting legs crossed or something. I would truly go show them. It IS a lot of money. At least call and see if they act even minimally interested in fixing an issue and giving good customer service. Everyone has off days.
Yes, your cut is uneven. I suppose there are arguments for and against going back to the stylist who jacked you up to begin with.

Me personally? If it was expensive to get the cut in the first place, I'm not going to offer up my crown and glory for a second round. Because then I'd feel EXTRA angry at myself (not just them) that they took my money AND I let them work me over again. (Then again, I wouldn't offer myself up for another cheap cut either LOL) Since I'm not especially shy about what's on my mind, this is how I'd handle it:

I'd go back to the salon and speak to the salon owner and tell her or him when I got my cut and with whom. I'd say I noticed that after a couple days, it's become obvious that my cut is uneven and I'm not happy with it (then I'd show that person my hair).

Then I'd say I need my money back (not want, need). When s/he inevitably asked me to agree to have someone else correct my hair instead, I'd say no, the trust for their salon is now missing, and I'd like my money back, or if they'd like, I can write up a scad of negative reviews for their salon instead.

But that approach isn't for everyone. Whatever you do, if I were you I'd at least write a review or two just to help others avoid getting the uneven cut you got.
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Last edited by Korkscrew; 04-03-2013 at 04:07 PM.
Idk. It's a tough call. I'd personally probably call and speak to the owner or lead stylist and see if someone could fix the cut. Perhaps even the lead stylist. After that I'd probably not go back, unless the new stylist I went to really impressed me.

I guess I'd say the place deserves a chance to try to make things right. I know my curls can be different day to day, and if one side was "droopier" than the other, that might cause unevenness on me. That may not be the case for you, that's just part of why I'd consider going back.

Not that I'm defending her; she should not have let you out the door without checking her work!! But I think the business should get the opportunity to somewhat redeem itself, and you should get the cut fixed without incurring any additional cost!

So that may be something to consider - if you aren't comfortable with her, see if someone more experienced there can do it. If you aren't comfortable with that, I'd call and explain what happened, and politely ask for my money back. If they refused, the politeness would start to fall away... Lol!
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The right (my left) looks shorter, to me.

If you are unhappy and want it fixed, I say, get it fixed. You spent a lot of money. BUT I agree with the folks above who say to ask for a different stylist. My best friend is a MUA and I can say with confidence that you are well within your rights as a customer to ask for their lead stylist to fix it.
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If it's been a couple of weeks now and you still don't think it's sitting right and looks uneven I would go back. It happened to me one time (first time I'd been to this particular, expensive, stylist) and I just rang up, explained the problem and he re-cut it for me with no problem and many apologies. I felt a bit embarrassed tbh but it all worked out and I'm glad I did it. I continued to see him, without issue, until he left the salon and I couldn't find out where he'd gone.
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Thanks for your replies Hmm, you don't think the picture on the right shows the unevenness? Maybe it is in my head then. To me, my right side (your left) looks much shorter than the other.

I agree, they are not mind readers so I think I need to say something since I have to look at it, lol. Usually, I don't go back to the same stylist either if I'm not happy, but it was a lot of money to me and I guess I had higher expectations.
Originally Posted by sheilacurl
I DO see what you mean, and sorry to say, your hair looks a bit "stringier" for lack of a better term after the new cut. That's what I still hate about my hair a whole year after my Deva cut. My ends look much thinner and stringier. I had more hair at the bottom,if you KWIM.

I'm never having a Deva cut again, but I will go back to Curly Hair Institute by Jonathan Torch to get a trim and maybe have them level off the bottom a bit so it doesn't have that stringy bare patch look to it. Hope you're not insulted by the 'stringy' comment but it's what I think my hair is like after my failed Deva cut.
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Wow, thanks ladies, a lot of great advice here. It gives me many angles and perspectives to think about.

Stringy, thin & sparse ends describes exactly what my hair is like now. No offense taken. The truth hurts, lol! I don't know how that can be fixed without taking quite a few inches off. There's no way I'm ready for that.

So I guess when getting a dry cut, they assume that your hair is going to fall and clump the exact same way, everyday?

Last edited by sheilacurl; 04-05-2013 at 10:42 AM.
I think the updated technique is to do an all-over cut when dry, then to go back and wash, style, and then do the individual curl cut as needed.

Is that what they did?

I think the "original" deva technique only works for really tight, even curls.
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Hi Jas!

No, she just did a dry curl-by-curl cut , then wash and styled, then clipped my roots and sat me under a hooded dryer.
Hmm. Well, I've been told which "version" of the technique they use depends on your curl type, and I would think you are what, 3a? And that would mean an all-over cut followed up with the curl by curl -- but I am BY NO MEANS an expert!

If you are going to call them, I'd do so soon. If you wait too long they may not be as willing to fix it.
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I think the reason(s) why the Deva cut can be hit or miss to some degree, is because most people don't have just one curl pattern on their heads, plus, after the cut, the hair doesn't dry and clump the same way it did before the cut.
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