Getting A DevaCut! *Before & After Pics Posted!*

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I am beyond excited! I went CG in December of last year and have been *dying* to get a professional cut to fix my split ends and little remaining heat damage. I'm a poor college student and my mom agreed to take me this week. I researched salons in my area and found one with 3 DevaCurl certified stylists and a fair price for services and am going there (if you're a NC curly too, it's called Salon 360). I was disappointed to only find one review, as I monitor reviews closely to help with decision-making (because if someone says their hair was messed up there, I'm not going!)

If any of you have any tips for me of what to expect, what I should keep in mind/ask the stylist(a) when I get there, etc., I'm all ears! I'm very anxious because this is the one cut I get before I go back to college in two months, and if this doesn't go well, ... it won't be good. I do feel very comfortable, however, because as I stated earlier there are multiple stylists there who are DevaCurl certified which is better than my old salon that says they 'can handle curly hair'. Plus the one review was 5 stars, and was from a woman with coarse 3b/3c hair, and mine is medium and mostly 3a/3b so I'm not worried that they won't be able to do my hair well.

But, yeah! Tips, notes, what have you! I'd love em'!
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Last edited by JunyJu; 07-10-2015 at 07:02 AM.
Hmmm. Well when I got my first Deva cut, they sat me down and talked with me about my hair: its routine, issues I have, things I like, etc. She looked at my hair, different curls. She then sat me down and began cutting. She would keep in mind that Id like to err on the side of more length than less, I definitley would make that clear with your stylist before they begin. After the cut, my stylist washed, styled, clipped, and sat me under a dryer. Then she sotc and looked for any odd uneven curls that she may need to snip. And that was that! I'm in NC, too, and I went to Asheville Hair Design. My next haircut Ill be going to The Atrium Salon, which is priced under $55- I hope it goes well!
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Okay, that sounds awesome then! I'm really looking forward to this.

And maybe in the future I can give one of those salons a try, since once school starts back it'll be closer to my college!
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•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
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No tips but wanted to wish you good luck JunyJu! Let us know how it turns out.
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Thank you, and I will definitely post some pics on here of the results! My mom keeps laughing at me because I'm so excited (which is to be expected as the only CG in the house). But I cannot *wait* to part with these split ends and the bit of heat damage that has grown out! 😁
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•Conditioner: Searching, currently DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: DevaCare Low-Poo, Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
•CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

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I totally get being excited! Its a big deal
2c/3a, botticelli/s'wavy, thick hair
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CG 9.11.14, on & off for years before

GOD really loves you. ∞
HGs: SM Curl & Shine shampoo, Head & Shoulders co-wash, SM conditioners (RO/LI), and LA Looks Sport gel
Very! I almost want to celebrate after! My first cut as a CG! 😁 It's going to be so weird going to a salon and not having them flat-iron it, because I've never gone for anything else!
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•Conditioner: Searching, currently DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: DevaCare Low-Poo, Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
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definitely read this thread before you go! it was started by a deva stylist and has good info. it is a sticky and is the top thread of this salon/stylist forum.

What Should I Tell My Stylist?

good luck and post photos!
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styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, cj CIAB
Like previously stated, your stylist should ask you a ton of questions. If she doesn't, run out of there. I had a great experience with mine, and its unlike any cut you have ever gotten before. Excited for you!
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Thank you, I'll definitely review that thread!

And thank you! I'll be sure to keep open eyes and ears to make sure everything feels like it's going right!
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3B/C mix with some random 3a 'sprinkled' in.

•Conditioner: Searching, currently DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: DevaCare Low-Poo, Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
•CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

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Yay! I'm getting my first DevaCut in about a month and a half. I'm kinda nervous though, because I may be traveling during that time, and if so, I probably won't be able to make another appointment for at least 2 months
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Oh no! I know the excitement! My mom just told me to go ahead and make my appointment, so I'm calling tomorrow morning! I'm hoping they can do it tomorrow evening, but that's my excitement talking. Any day before Friday is fine so long as it gets done before the 4th of July craze kicks in lol!

I hope you're able to make your appointment!
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3B/C mix with some random 3a 'sprinkled' in.

•Conditioner: Searching, currently DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: DevaCare Low-Poo, Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
•CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

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Aghhh I feel so impatient! I called to make my appointment since my mom finally said I could, and just as I had feared, they are booked up this week (of course, it IS a holiday week). For a moment I considered trying one of their non-certified stylists, but I decided to be a good girl and be patient and hold out until next week.


I feel like with every passing day I'm going to get more and more excited, still. I was so excited this morning I had a hard time getting myself to call because I was worried they would pick up and I'd start talking so fast they wouldn't understand me lol.
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3B/C mix with some random 3a 'sprinkled' in.

•Conditioner: Searching, currently DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: DevaCare Low-Poo, Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
•CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

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smart to wait for the better stylist.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, cj CIAB
smart to wait for the better stylist.
Originally Posted by rbb


I think so too. When I asked one of the stylists if she would recommend me just letting one of the other stylists in the salon do it, she said that they have watched her and the other Deva stylist and that they have done other curly clients, but she also first asked how curly my hair was.


To me that was a red flag. If she had to ask how curly my hair was, that tells me that there is a possibility that the other stylists can't handle really curly hair, so that was one of my biggest motivators to just wait!
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3B/C mix with some random 3a 'sprinkled' in.

•Conditioner: Searching, currently DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: DevaCare Low-Poo, Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
•CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

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I always figured really curly hair would be easier to work with than a looser pattern. It is SO hard to find someone who can cut my loose pattern! I swear I always end up with 2 different hairstyles on my head.

I agree, smart for waiting though!
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RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
I would have thought so too! I feel like if you cut a looser curl wrong, it might turn wavy or lose its curl, whereas with curlier hair, it just puffs. But I don't know, I'm still learning stuff!


The only issue now is that I can't get in touch with them! I called the salon first, and found out that the stylists book appointments on their own, so I was given Ms. Erin and Ms. April's numbers (they are the Deva certified stylists). I called one and then the other to see their availabilities, only to find out that neither are available until next week. And then I tried to call them back and neither responded, likely because they're booked up with clients. I'm just super eager to at least have the appointment verified so I only have to sit and wait!
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3B/C mix with some random 3a 'sprinkled' in.

•Conditioner: Searching, currently DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: DevaCare Low-Poo, Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
•CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

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Oh no! I know the excitement! My mom just told me to go ahead and make my appointment, so I'm calling tomorrow morning! I'm hoping they can do it tomorrow evening, but that's my excitement talking. Any day before Friday is fine so long as it gets done before the 4th of July craze kicks in lol!

I hope you're able to make your appointment!
Originally Posted by JunyJu
Thanks I hope so too!
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Looks like my appointment will be next Thursday at 2. I think it's always a good indicator when a salon is booked up! I also think it's really interesting that at this salon the Deva stylists basically run their own camps as far as what I've heard. They book their own clients separate from the salon, you have to call their personal numbers to make appointments, and they said that at the salon there is a separate section where they style curly hair. All of this is making me really excited!


The only thing I noticed is that she didn't really give me anything to do to prepare. I remember that in all the videos I watched of people getting DevaCuts and in some of the experiences shared on here they always said that they were told to come in with their hair styled and dry so it could be cut like that. I think I'll still go in like that just in case, but Iunno. I feel like that's just my anxiety making me think too much about things like that!
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3B/C mix with some random 3a 'sprinkled' in.

•Conditioner: Searching, currently DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: DevaCare Low-Poo, Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
•CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

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Last edited by JunyJu; 06-30-2015 at 05:04 PM.
Yah, def go in with hair styled how you normally wear it. Also, make sure you dont stretch the curls by wearing it up or with a hat or anything. And I know the feeling. I could pick from 2 hairdressers but I chose the one with more experience and I have to wait > 2 weeks, but to me its a good sign that shes so popular.
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