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Old 02-11-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
 
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Okay, I just have to ask, been wanting to for a while. What makes Deva Cuts so special that they should cost $100 or more? I mean what do they actually DO to your hair? Is it just a form of layering? The tools they use? Thanks.

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Prices depend on where and to whom you go. I do Deva cuts and I can assure you I don't charge anywhere near $100. You can't command those kinds of prices here in St. Petersburg. However, if you are in NYC and you are affiliated with a salon like Devachan, you can ask for and receive $100+ for a Deva cut.

The reason they are so special is that they treat each curl as an individual entity during the cut ... the curls are not lumped together and cut wet so you can't see how they flow and move. The result is a much more striking (and maintainable) style that respects your natural curl pattern.
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Here in st. louis, deva cuts cost about $40 and up. I haven't gotten one yet, but from the way people rave about them, i'm willing to pay that much. (next month.. i'm excited!)
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Here in st. louis, deva cuts cost about $40 and up. I haven't gotten one yet, but from the way people rave about them, i'm willing to pay that much. (next month.. i'm excited!)
who are you going to? I went to Christopher's and Holly cut my hair. She's pretty good. She charges $35 or $40 for a Devacut.
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They keep changing he devachan site, so I can't find the listing of deva-trained stylists anymore. Can someone post the link?
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Here in st. louis, deva cuts cost about $40 and up. I haven't gotten one yet, but from the way people rave about them, i'm willing to pay that much. (next month.. i'm excited!)
who are you going to? I went to Christopher's and Holly cut my hair. She's pretty good. She charges $35 or $40 for a Devacut.
I think i'm going to go to Oliver's Studio and get a cut from Natalie or Susie (http://www.oliversstudio.com). I've never been, but i kind of researched from websites online and thats who i want. I'll definitely post on how it goes!
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I was just curious, because I used to have co-workers who were single and could afford to spend like $150 a month on their hair. But being a working Mom with twin 9yr old boys I can't afford to spend what I consider a trip to the grocery store on my hair. However I did find two salons on that site that do deva cuts and are in the next city over from me. I think I'm going to at least call and see what they charge. Btw, how often does one need to get it done? My hair grows an inch a month and so when people have told me "about every 6-8wks" I'm more like an every 4-6wks otherwise my hair just won't style. But I would love to get my hair to look like that one gals...hmmm jerseycurl?

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I was just curious, because I used to have co-workers who were single and could afford to spend like $150 a month on their hair. But being a working Mom with twin 9yr old boys I can't afford to spend what I consider a trip to the grocery store on my hair. However I did find two salons on that site that do deva cuts and are in the next city over from me. I think I'm going to at least call and see what they charge. Btw, how often does one need to get it done? My hair grows an inch a month and so when people have told me "about every 6-8wks" I'm more like an every 4-6wks otherwise my hair just won't style. But I would love to get my hair to look like that one gals...hmmm jerseycurl?
I believe it's every 4 - 6 months. So in your case, maybe every 3 months.
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I just had my first Deva Cut at a salon in Maryland called Mane Tamer done by Marty. He was great. He trained in New York at the Devachan Salan with Lorraine Massey. He explained the entire cut to me while cutting it dry and then flipped my hair upside down to cut again for pieces he missed as well as reshaping/cutting a third time after washing and styling. He used all Deva Curl products and styled using special clips. My hair looked so great when I left the salon and stayed that way for 3 days after never moving. I have to master the way he clipped and styled, but I loved it so much. I went to get a fuller look because my curls seemed to be flatter and thinner than they used to be. I was depressed at my curl pattern change after I had children. He brought it back to life for me. I am much happier and hope that it continues to grow out nicely. The cut was $90 but I got a 20% discount for my first cut. I will go back!
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I just had my first Deva Cut at a salon in Maryland called Mane Tamer done by Marty. He was great. He trained in New York at the Devachan Salan with Lorraine Massey. He explained the entire cut to me while cutting it dry and then flipped my hair upside down to cut again for pieces he missed as well as reshaping/cutting a third time after washing and styling. He used all Deva Curl products and styled using special clips. My hair looked so great when I left the salon and stayed that way for 3 days after never moving. I have to master the way he clipped and styled, but I loved it so much. I went to get a fuller look because my curls seemed to be flatter and thinner than they used to be. I was depressed at my curl pattern change after I had children. He brought it back to life for me. I am much happier and hope that it continues to grow out nicely. The cut was $90 but I got a 20% discount for my first cut. I will go back!
Where in Maryland is Mane Tamer?
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Keep in mind that the price is high, but you can wait twice as long between cuts, if not more. IMO, it balances out.
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Prices depend on where and to whom you go. I do Deva cuts and I can assure you I don't charge anywhere near $100. You can't command those kinds of prices here in St. Petersburg. However, if you are in NYC and you are affiliated with a salon like Devachan, you can ask for and receive $100+ for a Deva cut.

The reason they are so special is that they treat each curl as an individual entity during the cut ... the curls are not lumped together and cut wet so you can't see how they flow and move. The result is a much more striking (and maintainable) style that respects your natural curl pattern.
Well, maybe that's what a devacut is supposed to be, but that's not what I got the 3 times I tried it. I went to 2 different certified stylists and both of them grabbed curls in chunks and cut. Neither one picked up each curl and trimmed it. That is why I gave up on trying devacuts. The only exception will be if I get out to see SW in FL!

One stylist charges over $100, and the other charges around $55. For what I got, it wasn't worth it.
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Wow. You guys are getting a deal - my last Devacut was $100 in Studio City. I do think it was worth the price but I haven't been back in little under a year because it's a bit further from me now.
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The cuts at Devachan salon in NYC are expensive. I get my hair cut in MA by a Deva certified stylist and it costs $55.00. The cuts are special. I got a real cut (more than 1") a year ago and I still have the shape. I've had 2 trims since then, one just this weekend
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I pay $70 - also in Massachusetts but my hair grows out nicely and I can get by with 3 cuts a year tops. So for me $210 a year is not bad when I consider when I had my hair very short cut/style I was getting trims every 4-6 weeks at $35 a cut.
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Prices depend on where and to whom you go. I do Deva cuts and I can assure you I don't charge anywhere near $100. You can't command those kinds of prices here in St. Petersburg. However, if you are in NYC and you are affiliated with a salon like Devachan, you can ask for and receive $100+ for a Deva cut.

The reason they are so special is that they treat each curl as an individual entity during the cut ... the curls are not lumped together and cut wet so you can't see how they flow and move. The result is a much more striking (and maintainable) style that respects your natural curl pattern.
Well, maybe that's what a devacut is supposed to be, but that's not what I got the 3 times I tried it. I went to 2 different certified stylists and both of them grabbed curls in chunks and cut. Neither one picked up each curl and trimmed it. That is why I gave up on trying devacuts. The only exception will be if I get out to see SW in FL!

One stylist charges over $100, and the other charges around $55. For what I got, it wasn't worth it.
it makes sense that each deva stylist varies greatly from each other -- some had training years ago when they did two long weekends of training. those trained in more recent years go to a 3 hour class. you may learn how to cut an individual curl in 3 hours, but how do you deal with a head of hair that has different types of curls, different spring patterns and grow at different rates? that takes more training and TALENT.
in my opinion, deva trained stylists are like all stylists, all professions, some are great, some are good, and some you should beware of!!
that is why it is so important to get recommendations if you can. the best way is if you are lucky to see someone with a great haircut and ask them.
having said all that, i do think a well trained, talented deva stylist is the way to go. it's just a matter of finding the good amongst the good & bad.
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