Boston curlies advice?

I really want to cut my hair like this:

http://www.greatestlook.com/curlyhair/curlyhair9.html

My hair is something like this:

http://lse.org/~tcb/pics/Lily.jpg
(on a motorcycle trip, so my hair was a bit frizzy)

http://tigerlily.twilite.org/gallery...dding/IMG_7002
(I'm all the way on the end - don't ask why I thought that outfit was a good idea to wear to a wedding)

It's slightly different textured now - very well defined curls, but too long to have much curliness on the top, but more volume than in that last picture.

Does anyone know of a hairstylist in the Boston area that could pull this cut off? I've seen several people and haven't quite been satisfied. Maybe Dana at M Salon (who I have seen once and was mostly satisfied with)? Any other suggestions?

I know there's the hairstylist directory here, but I was hoping for some more direct comments.

Thanks!

ETA - should I just wait until I get a free weekend to head down to NY and go to Devachan, who I trust a whole bunch?
Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
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I don't know what area of Boston you're looking for, but I know of a few curly specialists in the MetroWest area. In Ashland, which is right next to Framingham, there's a salon called Salon Illusions, and the owner, Tony, is great at cutting curly hair. He went to get Ouidad certified, but actually didn't like her method of cutting, so he dropped the certification and went back to his own method.

There's also a salon in Northborough, which is somewhat near Sudbury, so about 20 minutes outside Boston, called Nicholas Michaels. I don't know who the stylist is there, but I know they have Deva trained stylists b/c they sell the Deva line, and I asked them about their stylists.
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

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I'm in Somerville, but I have a car, and will definitely drive for a good cut! Hmmm, Illusions sounds promising.
Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
DevaCurl currently, but exploring new products.
Love the hair!
A number of people on this site have recommended Cala Rene in Beverly - she does the Deva cut.
i haven't seen her, but am thinking about it since so many people like her.
Please let me know who you find. I'm outside of Boston and still searching for the perfect person.
I'm in Somerville, but I have a car, and will definitely drive for a good cut! Hmmm, Illusions sounds promising.
Originally Posted by firelily

Illusions isn't the nicest looking facility. It's in the downtown Ashland area, and across from RR tracks. The salon itself is quite small, almost barber shop looking - but Tony does a terrific job.

Nicholas Michaels is a very nice salon/spa. I think it's a lot more fun going there b/c it feels like you're being pampered. I've had facials and stuff done there, but haven't gone for a haircut. This thread is making me consider it though! I haven't had my haircut professionally in almost a year - I may have to go check out a Deva cut pretty soon.
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WHY OH WHY did I find this thread. I am in western MA but I have been going into Boston to get cuts but just am not feeling it with my hair cuts. My sytlist is not bad but I dont think the cut is curly specific if you know I mean. I am almost as bad about finding a hair stylist as I am about products!!!
Central Massachusetts

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In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
xcptnl, where do you go in Boston? i'm just wondering if it's anywhere i've been.
I'm actually starting to wonder if the haircutters I've seen are okay - but somehow i'm giving them the wrong information, so i end up with cuts i don't like.....
A number of people on this site have recommended Cala Rene in Beverly - she does the Deva cut.
i haven't seen her, but am thinking about it since so many people like her.
Please let me know who you find. I'm outside of Boston and still searching for the perfect person.
Originally Posted by Max
Yes - I'm one of them. Cala is awesome and she does Deva cut and uses Deva products. And she is very, very reasonably priced.

P.S. Cala's hair is similar to how you want yours cut.
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Yes - I'm one of them. Cala is awesome and she does Deva cut and uses Deva products. And she is very, very reasonably priced.
Originally Posted by Max
Do you know if she does other kinds of cuts as well - and if she can cut hair to wear straight also?
http://www.calareneesalon.com/

She was trained at Blaine first, then Deva so I'm sure she can.

BTW - a Deva cut can be work straight or curly.
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~CG 8/06 ~
fine, wavy - 2b/3a
KCNT and KKCC
xcptnl, where do you go in Boston? i'm just wondering if it's anywhere i've been.
I'm actually starting to wonder if the haircutters I've seen are okay - but somehow i'm giving them the wrong information, so i end up with cuts i don't like.....
Originally Posted by Max
I went to Umi - that is where they razored me - REALLY BAD! I have been going to the James Joseph Studio (not the salon) and the hair cut is fine but I always have her blow me out straight (I had her try and do it curly one time - what a disaster). I just went to another salon in Newton - same thing - not a bad cut but I just don't feel like they know what to do with curly hair. Hope that helps you out.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
http://www.calareneesalon.com/

She was trained at Blaine first, then Deva so I'm sure she can.

BTW - a Deva cut can be work straight or curly.
Originally Posted by bostonwaves
Now I want to try this place!!
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I have been getting my hair cut with Dana at M Salon and really like him. I am trying a new salon for color next week (in Lexington Center). I haven't been to the place in Beverly but may try it one of these days.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
A great place I have been to 3x so far:

Moodz Day Spa and Salon
Acton,MA location only. Wayland, MA location does not have Deva stylists
Best to google it since I don't have the link. Don't book online--it does not work right.

Sharon is who I have used. There is another person there now who is trained. Just ask for the Deva trained stylist and they'll set your appt!
2C/3A auburn hair.
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I swear by Cala Renee in Beverly, I tell her to leave my hair big and funky and she does an awesome job. You get a Devachan cut for half the price of the one in NYC, and no Fung Wah bus.

I saw Dana at M Salon, and he was okay, but I will never go back now that I've found Cala.

While no one's mentioned it here....every single funky curly person I've stopped on the street says they go to Liquid in the South End. I think you may get the closest cut to the one you want there. The curlies I've talked to say the cuts grow out great, too, and the shape is fabulous. Someday I don't feel like schlepping out to Beverly, or I want to try something a little different, I am definitely trying Liquid!

http://www.liquidhairstudios.com/
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Bumping this topic up with a question.

How much does Cala Rene run for a cut? I'm seriously thinking about making an appointment. I haven't had my hair professionally done in years (Supercuts just doesn't count!). I really want to treat myself before this baby shows up, but I want to make sure I don't break the bank!

Thanks in advance.
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I am not sure of the prices of the salons listed but I found a salon in western ma with a deva trained stylist - they charge $65 the first cut and I think $55 thereafter or it could have been $55 the first and $45 after. I found them using this link:

http://www.devaconcepts.com/
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I am not sure of the prices of the salons listed but I found a salon in western ma with a deva trained stylist - they charge $65 the first cut and I think $55 thereafter or it could have been $55 the first and $45 after. I found them using this link:

http://www.devaconcepts.com/
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Which salon/where is it? have you been there yet?

i'm wondering about the Deva training. Doesn't it involve mostly learning how to cut the curl? if it does, then the stylist's eye and general skills would be pretty important - wouldn't it? I'm nervous about going to someone unless i know how good in total they are. does that make sense or am i being too cautious?
Max the salon is in Amherst and it's called Hair East. The stylist there that is deva trained is a curly. They do a consult 1st for $18 - during the consult she talks to you about your routine and then she 'washes' your hair either using no poo or low poo - conditions and styles. She feels that way she gets to check out your hair. She wanted to make sure I knew when I went for my cut it would be at least a 2 hour appt. I liked her and the salon. She totally understood when I said I didnt want to lose much length but was looking for more shape. We will see how the cut goes next tuesday! Keeping my fingers crossed.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Sounds good, Xcptnl. i'd love to hear how it goes.
i'm hoping to go to Moodz in Acton, Ma for a consultation sometime within the next week. Please report - and i'll report back, too.
Good luck!

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