Deva cut in Beverly,Mass -- very happy

So much to my S.O.'s horror, I drove about 6 hours to a Deva stylist in Beverly, Mass. Luckily I have a brother in Boston so I could justify the hair trip with a visit to him.

Anyway, so I had my hair cut with Erin at the Cala Renee Salon in Beverly. She was very nice and took time to ask me what I was doing now and what I wanted. I hadn't had my hair cut/trimmed in about 4 months so it really needed help.

She didn't seem to do much with her scissors but there was quite a bit of hair on the floor when she was done. She took off a bit of length (not much, maybe 1/2 inch) but I told her to do what was best for my curls. My hair tends to flatten out on the top, especially at the crown so she took my hair up a bit to lighten it up in the back.

She used the Set It Free spray in my hair when it was dripping wet after the No Poo and OneC. I never used it on wet hair so I thought that was interesting. Then she used a microtowel to get rid of the drips of water and added Angell. About a tablespoon or a bit more. More than I typically use, probably. She showed me how to clip my crown. (I still don't have that down right) and then let it air dry with the help of a very low bonnet dryer.
She scrunched out the crunch with a bit more Set It free in her hands (that is what I used Set It Free for) and I was done. We talked about my routine and she made some suggestions, mostly regarding the fact that I wet my hair every day. But since I almost never get 2nd day hair, I don't see that I have much choice unless I put a hat on my head to hide the mess.

My hair ended up being a bit past my ears and had very good shape and regular curl pattern all over. My hair had good lift from the way she clipped it.

Ok, so the miracle is that today, I have 2nd day hair!! And it took me about ten minutes to spruce it up for public viewing! Very exciting. The curls are still very tight and barely loosened up overnight even though I am at my brother's apt., and not using my silk pillowcase.
So I just wanted to say that, for me, having a deva cut was well worth it. (and it was affordable) I am hoping to make the trip maybe three or four times a year.
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Hooray for you! I'm so glad you had a good experience. 6 hours! We curlies will do anything for great hair!.
I'm scheduled for a Devacut on Friday in NY and I'm excited but also super nervous. I hope I have as good an experience as you did.
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Glad you had a good experience. She's very nice and talented isn't she? I'm due for cut 2 from Cala very soon.
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Good for you!

I might have to look up that salon when I'm in NH this summer.
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That's wonderful that you had such a great experience! So, she said you shouldn't wet your hair everyday? That's weird, since LM says in her book that that's what you should so, unless you're able to just spritz and go - ??
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Horray for you. I love the Cala Renee salon, she always does a good job with my hair.

I'll be taking my friend there to get a cut for her birthday with cala and I'll probably try to get one with Erin at the same time
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Congrats on the good cut! That is a great salon - I liked it alot too.
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I would definitely recommend a devacut.
Erin did a good job. I have a long history of messing with my hair, so I was skeptical that this would be worth the trip, but figured it couldn't hurt. And I got to see my brother and shop for the rest of the weekend!
When I got home this afternoon, I did a DT since it is due and I wanted to see how my hair looked after I did it.
Well, it still looks pretty good! My curl pattern is more regular and the curls are hanging better. It is amazing how much curlier my hair appears when it didn't seem that she did all that much while we were talking!
Now to get the color dealt with!!!
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Excuse us ... where are the pics?!?!

Congrats on the great cut! I've heard great things about her, perhaps I'll make the 2 hour trip when I get a Devacut in a few months!

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Excuse us ... where are the pics?!?!
Originally Posted by thataliciagirl
Yeah! ............. Pics would be great!

It's great to hear about another great devacut experience.

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Yay, you! I am so glad it was a good experience for you and you were happy with the results. I would LOVE to see some pics, too!
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So I just wanted to say that, for me, having a deva cut was well worth it. (and it was affordable)
Originally Posted by pigreyhound
First of all, good cuts rock! Congrats!

Second, would you be willing to tell us what you mean by affordable? I'm new here and have only so far seen Deva Cut pricing for NYC, which seems very expensive to me. I'm curious what the pricing is outside of the Big City.
Pigreyhound, Glad to hear you had a good experience. Can't wait to see pics. As far as the wetting hair daily thing what was her comment about it? Thanks!
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I absolutely hate having my picture taken, but I will see if I can get one taken that doesn't make me cringe and post it.

Erin told me that I should be able to have second day hair. I don't think she was telling me not to wet my hair everyday -- I think she was saying I shouldn't need to. I shouldn't need to put full product in my hair daily, on alternate days I should use Mister Right and then just a tiny amount of gel or SetIt Free.
She did use OnePoo on me and really scrubbed at my scalp. I think since reading the CG book, I may have been too worried that I would tangle my curls so I haven't been scrubbing my scalp very well. After putting OneC in my hair and quickly rinsing it to leave a bit in, she put the Set It Free in my hair and then put a blob of Angell in her hands rubbed them together, had me bend over and kind of tapped her hands against the ends of my curls before pulling the Angell through my hair.

I thought the trip was worth it....my brother was with me (you know brothers....) and couldn't see that it made much difference. (But like a good brother, he also said,"But if it makes you happy and we can spend some time together, fine with me.") And the trip was about 7 hours one way for me....I think I will try to do this four times a year to get my curls shaped.

Cost: I believe it cost me about 60$ for the cut alone. I bought products and with the tip, the whole charge was like 110.

Let me know if I can answer more questions or if what I said above didn't make sense. I know I am always curious to know if I am using the products correctly. Many times it isn't the product that doesn't work, it is me not being able to use the product correctly.

I thought the price was very reasonable and it was a comfortable salon. They were welcoming and friendly, which goes a long way with me especially when I am traveling!
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Growing out my curls. White hair, fine to medium texture but a lot of it. Low to medium porosity. Botticelli curls -- 2c/3a mix. My hair loves protein.
CG since '08.

Cleanser: (Summer) Beautiful Curls Nurturing shampoo or Kathymack's soap bars
Co-wash: TJ Nourish
Protein: CJ Repair Me
Styling products: (Summer) BB Styling Mudd
Gel: (Summer) BRHG, Upper Management gel.

Last edited by pigreyhound; 04-23-2008 at 10:06 AM. Reason: adding photo -- such as it is
Thanks for responding! That does make sense. Hair should have enough moisture content so it doesn't have to be wet daily. That was always my thought anyway.
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Goosefootprints: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends.
LCLF:medium,normal,normal

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