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Old 11-10-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
 
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Default Ouidad Vs Deva- Long Island

Hello- I am a mother of 2 young girls w/ beautiful curls. (I myself have pin straight hair) My 3 year old is yet to need/ get a hair cut yet. But in June I took my 7 year old to my stylist for a trim. BIG MISTAKE! She layered & thinned her hair. Neither myself of my daughter liked the cut then, but as it is growing out we like it less. SHe gets upset when her hair gets "poofy" I want to take her to NYC for a good hair cut and hopefully keep her length. Any suggestions for which salon you prefer or if there are any salons worth going to on Long Island. I have read some good reviews on Colors of Spring Harbor. I have purchased a huge variety of products, but the cut is pretty bad. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.......
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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i did not have a good experience at colors in cold spring harbor. she left me with a mullet in the back. i think if your daughter's hair is all one type, it is okay. most curlies, myself included, have a mix of loose and tight curls, waves...... she was not able to take that into consideration, how it would grow in. it took me two haircuts with my regular stylist in nyc to fix it. by the way, if you do want to go into the city, i can strongly recommend carlos flores at mario diab salon.
he cuts children's hair as well as adults. all types of curls & waves.
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Thanks- for the tip
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I love Ouidad's cuts. I've always been really happy with how they cut it, so happy that I've never tried Deva. But, I use Deva's products because the no shampoo routine really works for me. Ouidad is cheaper for haircuts, so given the young age of your children, I would o there.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:58 AM   #5
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i have never had a ouidad cut, so i am speaking about things i've seen on here about them. what i've read is that the ouidad cuts do not grow out well, you need more frequent cuts. with a deva cut you can go 6 months, longer if you like. so that for me figures into the cost and convenience factor. however, it is all a matter of opinion. btw, i assume you know that carlos flores is originally from devachan, i followed him to mario diab, so he does a deva cut.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:52 AM   #6
 
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Default DO NOT get the Ouidad cut!

I have very curly hair and tried the Ouidad cut. This is a terrible haircut, as much as they say they do not "thin" the hair, this is exactly what they are doing. I guess it works for some people and good for them, but personally, I think, the curlier your hair is, the less the "thinning" technique works. I think the longer you can keep your girls hair, the better you are, as painful as it is for it to grow out. Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:25 AM   #7
 
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Default I prefer Devachan.

I went to Ouidad at least four times several years ago and have gone to Devachan at least three times in the past four years. I prefer Devachan. The products simply work better for me. The Ouidad products, now understand that this was a while ago, left my hair greasy or sticky. In addition, I still was getting my hair mildly relaxed; Devachan persuaded me to try to grow out the relaxer, which took a long time.

At Ouidad, I used to have my hair cut by Christo, who has since gone on to open his own salon. His advice is frequently featured on this site. As I recall, his cuts were fine.

At Devachan, Jackie cuts my hair and does a very good job. As someone said above, you can go for a very long time (six months, a year) between cuts and they don't try to pressure you to come in more frequently than they think you need to. (Now of course they make up for that with the price of their products, but since most of their products work well for my hair, I'm not complaining).

There's also a newer salon in New York called Hair Rules (their products are good), that you might want to check out.

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
 
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Hello- I am a mother of 2 young girls w/ beautiful curls. (I myself have pin straight hair) My 3 year old is yet to need/ get a hair cut yet. But in June I took my 7 year old to my stylist for a trim. BIG MISTAKE! She layered & thinned her hair. Neither myself of my daughter liked the cut then, but as it is growing out we like it less. SHe gets upset when her hair gets "poofy" I want to take her to NYC for a good hair cut and hopefully keep her length. Any suggestions for which salon you prefer or if there are any salons worth going to on Long Island. I have read some good reviews on Colors of Spring Harbor. I have purchased a huge variety of products, but the cut is pretty bad. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.......

I commented below, and granted, I haven't been to Ouidad in years, but I suspect Devachan is a nicer-looking salon (not that Ouidad is unpleasant; it's quite professional), but there's something about going to a really attractive, large salon that caters to women with curly hair. For the first time in life I saw lots of attractive women with hair somewhat in my range. That alone might make it worth it as a salon to try for your daughters. It's such a drag when everyone else has stick straight hair and the salon receptionist lies and tells you your hair looks nice when the stylist wasn't able to anything with it.

One day at the front counter at Devachan I saw a dad with short straight hair paying for his little girl, who had just had her very curly hair done. I thought, Great Dad!

Besides, Soho is an interesting neighborhood. I've met several women who've come there from Long Island. A few years ago, I met a woman who said her husband hadn't understood why she had to come to the City to have her haircut. "I can't get my hair cut just anywhere. I have curly hair," she said.

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Old 11-23-2009, 03:21 PM   #9
 
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I am a Long Islander - I went to Ouidad twice. While I liked the way they styled my hair, I didn't like the haircut. It looked great in the salon and then later it was not good.

I've been going to Devachan now for 4 years or more. I love their haircuts, I think their styling method is too heavy for my fine hair. I also go to Jackie who is one of the more expensive stylists, but does a great job and is the nicest stylist I've been to. She's got a great relaxed vibe, if you know what I mean.
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...I think their styling method is too heavy for my fine hair.
They always put too much product in my hair; I've had this problem with other salons. The last time I asked them to put 2/3 of what they usually would apply and it still was too much. :-)

You can't have everything, I've decided.
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