What is a Deva cut?

I see a lot of people talking about a deva cut. I don't know what it is though!! From what I have deduced from looking at the odd picture, it is a way of cutting your hair so it goes down into a point (sort of like the shape of a blunt arrow head) with layers cut into the back. Am I right?

What is the advantage of having your hair cut this way? Is there a certain hair type that looks best with this cut? How does it differ from a normal cut you'd get at a curly hair salon?
I see a lot of people talking about a deva cut. I don't know what it is though!! From what I have deduced from looking at the odd picture, it is a way of cutting your hair so it goes down into a point (sort of like the shape of a blunt arrow head) with layers cut into the back. Am I right?


What is the advantage of having your hair cut this way? Is there a certain hair type that looks best with this cut? How does it differ from a normal cut you'd get at a curly hair salon?
Originally Posted by CalamityM
A deva cut is not really a specific hair style, like the "posh bob," but a hair cutting technique created by Lorraine Massey, the author of "Curly Girl" and co-owner of Devachan Salon, in New York City. With this technique, each curl is cut individually and normally at an angle so as to not disrupt the curl pattern. Deva cuts can be long, short, or in-between.

The advantage of deva cuts, I think, is that is works with the curl pattern. Most traditional hair cutting techniques were created for straight hair.

There are different curly hair cutting techniques. Quidad does something called "carve & slice," and some other stylist uses something called a "tunnel cut." I've never had any type of curly cut, so I can't compare.

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For me, I get a deva cut because it does enhance my curls and I can get a better layered cut than I have ever received from a "normal" stylist. In the past, I always had either all-one-length hair which is still curly and shiny and nice but I have really heavy hair so I basically have no volume on top and a ton at the ends, or I have had layers but they are obvious layers that look like a Christmas tree or wedding cake and you can tell where one layer ends and the next begins and that looks horrible on me.

For me, a deva cut doesn't make my hair any curlier, it just shapes it better so my curls are enhanced and I can have a little bit more volume other than at the bottom.

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