Anyone know a good one in the SoCal area?

It's dreading time for me again. I have hair cutting issues, stemming from bad haircuts in my youth and now that I am back living in Southern California again, I need to find someone who understands a curly head and wont butcher my hair!

I have heard of Lora Johnson, as someone mentioned a few posts ago, but pinning down what salon she is at is getting frustrating. I hear she is at one but then I hear she is at another.

Are there any of you who live in the area who can give me a name of someone who can give a great haircut?


It would be helpful if you told us your general vicinity. Southern California is a big place and there are quite a few stylists that are good with curly hair.
Doug Lilley
Owner/Stylist Studio 138
Fullerton, Ca.
Deva Curl Certified Stylist
Theres a devachan in culver city it ddnt get great reviews though...Richie Roman is pretty good IF you can get a hold of him I just got my hair done by Audrey at Chill Salon shes really cool and overall I like mycut
Btw they are all deva trained
I just got my hair cut yesterday at the Devachan salon in Culver City. My stylist was Sergio. I was very pleased with my overall experience at the salon. Everyone was very nice and friendly. My cut is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As I was watching the other curlies and wavies getting cut and styled everyone elses hair looked phenomenal too! I got my hair cut previously at chill salon in Seal beach and I was NOT happy....it was not cut in the "deva way" even though they say their stylists are "deva trained".....my cut was resonably priced as compared to other high end salons I have been to...I really am pleased with the devachan salon as I feel that they really are experts in curly or wavy hair...
I just got my hair cut yesterday at the Devachan salon in Culver City. My stylist was Sergio. I was very pleased with my overall experience at the salon. Everyone was very nice and friendly. My cut is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As I was watching the other curlies and wavies getting cut and styled everyone elses hair looked phenomenal too! I got my hair cut previously at chill salon in Seal beach and I was NOT happy....it was not cut in the "deva way" even though they say their stylists are "deva trained".....my cut was resonably priced as compared to other high end salons I have been to...I really am pleased with the devachan salon as I feel that they really are experts in curly or wavy hair...
Originally Posted by socalwavynurse
May I ask how much you paid for your cut and how long your hair is (just for future reference) ... I went to chill salon and didnt have a problem but one thing I can say is, just because a hair dresser doesnt cut your hair the exact way that they would at devachan doesnt mean theyre not deva trained when I got my hair cut by Richie I believe he said he either worked at a devachan or wanted to but what he said was at devachan you have to cut the hair the EXACT way you were trained down to the t, and he said he couldnt do that so devachan wasnt for him and as a stylist you are creative and once you learn something you may flip it or put a spin it so Im pretty sure all stylists deva trained outside of devachan wont cut your hair the exact way a stylist would a devachan, so Im not sure what your experience at chill salon was or who cut your hair but unless they cut you hair soaking wet that would be a valid nondeva cut lol but when I went, in some sections of my hair they did spritz some water which was because it was tangled pretty bad and I got scared but my cut came out cut so im not complaining lol
Aryn Marie Hogan at Victor Paul Salon in Costa Mesa is terrific!! She spent a lot of time with me talking about my particular curl pattern, knows a lot about curly hair, trained at Devachan in NYC. She really cares that you like the cut and that you know how to style it and care for it by the time you leave. I've been on a long and painful search for a good stylist I'm happy with. My search is over!!!

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