Deva Cut...worth it?

I was wondering if going to a Deva trained stylist was worth it. There is one by me who charges $72 (cut, style, products - hour long session)...not too bad, but I don't really want to only be given recommendations on Deva products. I would like for them to give me recommendations on all products - just really what is best for my hair type.
FIA: 2b/cFii
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Well, unfortunately, true certified Deva haircuts are going to be from stylists who are going to promote Deva products. Not sure what to tell you about that.

I go to a hairstylist that promotes Aveda products, but she cuts my hair very similar to the way Deva haircuts have been described. I guess many places you're going to be limited by their place of employment and what they sell there.

Good thing about this website is that you can get some ideas about all sorts of products.

Good luck!
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Assuming they work in a salon where not all stylists are Deva-trained, there will be other products and they won't necessarily promote only Deva. If they're going to push any products, it's going to be whatever they have in the salon. If you're that concerened you could always ask about that before making your appointment.
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I guess my main concern is will the cut work with other products? Or are Deva products so different the cut will only work with them? The salon's by me that are Deva trained (2 of them) vary in price, but both offer the same thing (cut, style "how to", and products to take home).

I just wish I could find a stylist around here that can cut curly hair and understands the CG method. Seems I can only do that if I go Deva.
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The cut and the products are not related. When you get home you can use whatever works best for you. Is there any reason why you don't want to use Deva products? Have you tried them before? As Boomy and I said, for the most part stylists are going to suggest the products their salon carries, so even if you don't go to someone Deva trained you're only going to get limited suggestions. I've learned about most of my products on this website.
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It seems like Deva cuts work wonderfully for some people, less well for others. I got Deva cuts for months, but I'm happier with my current stylist, whom I found through a friend with a cut I admired.

It's a risk, but it may turn out to be a good one. If you can afford it, why not give it a try?
The cut and the products are not related. When you get home you can use whatever works best for you. Is there any reason why you don't want to use Deva products? Have you tried them before? As Boomy and I said, for the most part stylists are going to suggest the products their salon carries, so even if you don't go to someone Deva trained you're only going to get limited suggestions. I've learned about most of my products on this website.
Originally Posted by Gemini13
So far I haven't needed to spend a lot of money on my products. I've been happy with my HETT and HESMU. I guess I just don't want to end up loving them... stupid as it sounds!
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
It seems like Deva cuts work wonderfully for some people, less well for others. I got Deva cuts for months, but I'm happier with my current stylist, whom I found through a friend with a cut I admired.

It's a risk, but it may turn out to be a good one. If you can afford it, why not give it a try?
Originally Posted by ninja dog
That is what I hear - you either love 'em or hate 'em.

I think I may just do it. I have an email out to a friend who has curly hair to see who she uses, but other than her none of my friends are curly. I guess I could just start asking random people

Thanks!
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
I don't think the products and cut are necessarily married to each other. I take my own products to my salon and the owner who cuts my hair is fine with it. When you make the appointment, ask if it's okay to do that. Tell them you have allergies or have a bad reaction to Deva.

I love my Deva cuts. I'm sure there is probably someone in my area who would do a good job without a Deva cut, but I haven't found him/her yet. It's worth it to me to drive four hours (each way!) to get a good hair cut that lasts 3-4 months.
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I don't think the products and cut are necessarily married to each other. I take my own products to my salon and the owner who cuts my hair is fine with it. When you make the appointment, ask if it's okay to do that. Tell them you have allergies or have a bad reaction to Deva.

I love my Deva cuts. I'm sure there is probably someone in my area who would do a good job without a Deva cut, but I haven't found him/her yet. It's worth it to me to drive four hours (each way!) to get a good hair cut that lasts 3-4 months.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
It would definitely be worth it if I only had to go every 3-4 months...I would love that!

I must say I love your hair (based on your avatar)! I can't see hardly any of it, but it reminds me of what my hair is like when it starts getting longer (as it gets curlier the longer it is).
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normal porosity
Deva cuts have been worth it for me. But I don't straighten anymore. If I was still straightening, a Deva cut wouldn't work because my hair wouldn't be even when straight.

I won't have anyone cut my hair now unless they know how to cut it dry and will cut each curl separately. Since I'm growing my hair out, I only get it cut every 3-4 months in order to keep it healthy.
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

i got my first deva cut this past july and spent about $90 on it total...let me just say that it was completely worth it. for a while, i was getting haircuts every 4-6 weeks because my hair grows so fast and it just wouldn't look good as it grew out...since i got the deva cut in july, i haven't gotten my hair cut once and it has looked amazing as it has grown out, so the money i spent initially was so worth it.

unfortunately i have no pics of the actual cut but i have generally 3b-ish hair and i got it cut into a little chin-length bob and it was so cute! but yeah, not everyone is the same!

oh ps, my deva-trained stylist didn't push deva products at all...she was more into teaching me "techniques" such as no towel-drying, scrunching product in, blah blah...all the stuff i'd already learned from here!
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I don't think I'll ever go to another stylist who isn't Deva trained. My hair has never looked better... although my stylist, whom I absolutely adore... doesn't give me product to take home . I'm going to tell her about that next time I see her... LOL.

She also doesn't push Deva products. She actually asks me product advice when I see her! She knows that I am a complete PJ, so she asks me what's new that she needs to know about... it's kind of funny.

I say go for it!
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You guys have all been so helpful.

Thank you so much!!!!
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
It would definitely be worth it if I only had to go every 3-4 months...I would love that!

I must say I love your hair (based on your avatar)! I can't see hardly any of it, but it reminds me of what my hair is like when it starts getting longer (as it gets curlier the longer it is).
Originally Posted by chrstnamarie
Thank you! That made my day.

Mine gets curlier as it gets longer too.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
Another quick question...if I do get a Deva cut can I still wear it straight if I want to, or would it look horrible? Since I am a wavy I can straighten it very easily and like to on occasion. I would hate to give that up.
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity

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