If a stylist is Deva trained does it mean she won't butcher my hair?

I am interested in going to a new salon, mainly because this one charges half the price of where I usually go. They have two stylists there that are Deva Certified, so, should I be nervous? Is it safe to assume they know what they are doing? I really don't want to end up with a bad cut, but I also don't want to spend twice as much as I have to. TIA!
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all you can know is that she attended one class on how to cut curls. there is sooo much more to learn -- ie, most curlies have many textures, types of curls, on their head. how to cut it so it all blends is important.
i, personally, once went to a deva trained stylist who was local last year. i normally travel into manhattan to my stylist, was unable to take the time to get in and thought i'd have one haircut here. what a mistake! and, she had several positive reviews on this site -- i think it must have been her family! it took me two haircuts with my regular stylist to fix it.
i guess the best way is to watch her cut another curly. ask her how many curlies she cuts a week, does she have curly hair, does she wear it curly....
i guess it's like every profession -- some are good, some are not so good.
also, there is a thread in this section by struttswife who is a deva stylist in florida, "what to tell your stylist...." hopefully that will be helpful.
good luck!
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With Deva Cetification, you are most likely safe. Deva created their certification process for this exact reason. To become certified, a stylist must attend a class. They then must practice for 6 months (I believe) with no complaints. After that period, they must then go to another class and they become certified.

Certification is a step above being just Deva trained and assures that the stylist follows the Deva way.
Thanks so much for the info. I never knew there was a difference between being trained and certified. I guess I will have to see which she is. Thanks to both of you for the help.
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Rinse Out: GVP conditioning balm in winter. Devacurl One Condition in Summer
Co Wash: Suave
Styler: LA Looks Curl Gel
Leave in: Devacurl One Condition




I would ask them when they became certified, how long they've been doing the cut and how many curly heads they cut in a week.
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why don't you email the customer service at devachan (the email address is on their website under 'contact us,' and ask them if there is a difference between deva trained and certified, and if so, what is that difference.

i'm just saying because someone learned the deva method does not make them a good curly haircutter. sometimes someone who has not had that class is better. if possible, it's always best to go by haircuts you've seen and ask them where.
i do believe the deva method is great, go to a deva stylist, carlos flores, the best! i did once go to a deva trained/certified stylist locally on long island, and she was terrible. she knew how to cut an individual curl (and that you can find in lorraine's book), but did not know how to put my entire head of hair together -- mostly 3a, some 2c, some 3b. i ended up with a mullet!!
try to ask around from curlies you know. check out the website here, and call and talk to her/him. really pin her/him down to how many deva cuts they do in a week. then trust your instincts. maybe start the appointment with a consult, then add the cut if it feels right.
good luck!
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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, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
why don't you email the customer service at devachan (the email address is on their website under 'contact us,' and ask them if there is a difference between deva trained and certified, and if so, what is that difference.

i'm just saying because someone learned the deva method does not make them a good curly haircutter. sometimes someone who has not had that class is better. if possible, it's always best to go by haircuts you've seen and ask them where.
i do believe the deva method is great, go to a deva stylist, carlos flores, the best! i did once go to a deva trained/certified stylist locally on long island, and she was terrible. she knew how to cut an individual curl (and that you can find in lorraine's book), but did not know how to put my entire head of hair together -- mostly 3a, some 2c, some 3b. i ended up with a mullet!!
try to ask around from curlies you know. check out the website here, and call and talk to her/him. really pin her/him down to how many deva cuts they do in a week. then trust your instincts. maybe start the appointment with a consult, then add the cut if it feels right.
good luck!
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What an excellent, apt way to put it , LOL! I've had that same experience - twice - with two separate Deva-trained stylists. Never knew about the certification until I read the above - last time I looked, their site only discussed the Curlaboration and didn't mention further certification. Those two had obviously never really used the method once they got back home.
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