Sacramento Area Stylist - HELP ME PLEASE

Hello All,

This is my first time on here and posting. I just discovered the site.

I need some help finding a stylist to cut my hair. I was researching and came across the name Beverly Neeland to only find out she recently moved to San Diego. Any of her former clients in the Sacramento/Roseville area have any good suggestions for a stylist. I did find other reviews for a Heather A., but they are very mixed.

Please help me find someone as I am interested in making a big change to my normal 4-6 inch yearly blunt cut because I don't know what to do with my hair.
I'm not sure what type of curls you have or what your routine is like (CG?, etc.), so it's hard to recommend a stylist.

I have shoulder length 3b/c hair and really like getting Deva cuts now. I went to both Heather (not a Deva cut, but I think she's pretty good) and Beverly (used to do something close to a Deva cut, but yes, moved to San Diego).

I had been driving to SF to go to Madusalon. they are all Deva trained and are curly specialists for any type of cut. They do a great job, but making the time to get there was proving to be really hard.

I recently went to Rachel at LUSH in Downtown Sac. She does good work with curly hair, although not the curly Deva cut method.

I have FINALLY found a Deva trained stylist in Lincoln. I'm going to call today to make an appt. so, I'll post after my experience and let folks know how it went.
3B, with some 3C
Thanks for the information and responding.

My hair is currently mid shoulder blades and I think I have 2c/3a hair. I have no real clue, the way I always wear my hair is pulled back, up and out of the way. I have essentially done this since I was a child. The first time I cut it, I was 14 yrs old and freaked out at what it did. I normally had my mom trim 2" off and this time talked her into taking me someplace. I had about 10-12" taken off and layers put in. My hair shrank up so much, everyone thought I permed it. This was the first time in my life that any real weight was taken off.

Started letting it grow out to pull back, up and out of the way again. Cut again in college, even shorter, but this time hair did not curl up as much. But still didn't know how to deal with it, so I let it grow out and back to the same routine. For the past 17 years, yes I said 17, I get an annual haircut from a friend in another state, she is not a CG expert. She is a wonderful stylist and has had great training in all fields but curly hair. I get her to cut 6-8" off each christmas.

I am ready for a change and discovered this site. So thank you for responding. I did come across Rachel's name on Yelp with one review which was positive. I went to the Deva website and saw the one located in Lincoln. But since I have really no clue, I thought I would ask for a referral from people on this site.

Please let me know what you thought of the people/person in the Lincoln salon when you go. I am anxious to make a change and embrace the curls.
So, I got a great Deva cut from Susan (owner) of At Last Salon & Spa in Lincoln (just outside of Sacramento) last night.

She's deva trained and did a great job! She spent about an hour on my cut and then I left with my hair dry. I'm experienced with Deva cuts and styling, so it worked out perfect for me. I think she probably rinses and styles for those that are just trying to figure out how to work with their curly hair.

She listens and gives advice. She will work with you on the style that you want to achieve. I can highly recommend her!

Anyway, she's just a few minutes from my house and I'm sooooo happy that I've found her. No more driving to San Francisco!! YEA!!!!
3B, with some 3C
Laney

That is so awesome to hear. Thanks for the update and info.

How long did it take to get an appt? What does she charge?

I think I am about ready to take the plunge and cut my hair.

Last edited by v1998; 03-17-2010 at 11:41 AM.
She books about two weeks out and the Deva cut was $55.

Best of luck with your new cut, where ever you do decide to go!
3B, with some 3C
Thanks, I will be calling soon.
I have an appt for next week!!! Excited and nervous.
for those that love Beverly Neeland, she will be in Sacramento one weekend a month and is accepting appointments HelloCurls.com.
HAIR DESCRIPTION:
Wavy, Coarse Porous & Dry

FAVORITE PRODUCTS:

CJDF(Co-Wash)
CJH&B (Rinse out)
CCCC Lite
CIAB
Biosilk Rock Hard Gel or HESMU
for those that love Beverly Neeland, she will be in Sacramento one weekend a month and is accepting appointments HelloCurls.com.
Originally Posted by Pops G-Ma

Thanks for the info.
So, I got a great Deva cut from Susan (owner) of At Last Salon & Spa in Lincoln (just outside of Sacramento) last night.

She's deva trained and did a great job! She spent about an hour on my cut and then I left with my hair dry. I'm experienced with Deva cuts and styling, so it worked out perfect for me. I think she probably rinses and styles for those that are just trying to figure out how to work with their curly hair.

She listens and gives advice. She will work with you on the style that you want to achieve. I can highly recommend her!

Anyway, she's just a few minutes from my house and I'm sooooo happy that I've found her. No more driving to San Francisco!! YEA!!!!
Originally Posted by Laney1


Just got my hair cut today. She was so awesome like you said. I was stressing in the beginning but she calmed me down. I love what she did to my hair.

Thanks for recommending her to me.
Thats great to hear. Will you be posting before and after pictures???
HAIR DESCRIPTION:
Wavy, Coarse Porous & Dry

FAVORITE PRODUCTS:

CJDF(Co-Wash)
CJH&B (Rinse out)
CCCC Lite
CIAB
Biosilk Rock Hard Gel or HESMU
Laney1 and v1998 I'd love to see photos, before and after would be great! My friend Julie goes to Susan and has been telling me to go see her. I left a message today but haven't heard back. I really need to get something done with this mop. It's heavy and crazy looking!! I am sadly one with no patience but you both sounds so pleased, that I'll hopefully get a call back and see Susan soon.
The first pic is how I wore my hair since 1992. #2 Learning to embrace my curls and length of hair. This is with 1 month of going curly and lots and lots of moisture treatments. #3 Day of hair cut, length of hair wet early in the morning. Needed to be dry by the time of my appt in the late afternoon. #4 & 5 The NEW hair cut. I am loving it.
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i love your cut and you should love it, it lQQks great! I soon will have to get an appt with her also, even though I'm an hour away.

Thanks for sharing the pictures!
HAIR DESCRIPTION:
Wavy, Coarse Porous & Dry

FAVORITE PRODUCTS:

CJDF(Co-Wash)
CJH&B (Rinse out)
CCCC Lite
CIAB
Biosilk Rock Hard Gel or HESMU
i love your cut and you should love it, it lQQks great! I soon will have to get an appt with her also, even though I'm an hour away.

Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Originally Posted by Pops G-Ma
Thanks, it is taking some time to getting used to short hair.

Even though I highly recommend Susan, have you looked for someone closer to you since you live an hour away. Here is the website, http://www.devaconcepts.com/ , go to find a salon section. Maybe there is someone closer. If not, Susan is the person to go to.
+1 for Susan. I had a friend in that area get a Deva-cut with her a couple days ago and she is very pleased with not only the results but with Susan's knowledge of curly hair and products.
CG since 2/23/10!

2B 3A mix, fine texture and high porosity at crown/bangs, normal elsewhere. I like protein!

Trying to grow out a short haircut.

WASH: Jessicurl Cleansing Cream (once every week or so)
CONDITION: Jessicurl Too Shea! or Aloeba Conditioner
STYLE: Jessicurl Gelebration Spray/Awe Inspiraling Spray

http://public.fotki.com/85MR2/ (PICS OF CG TRANSITION SO FAR) Need to update. No pics with the Jessicurl products yet, but I LOVE them!
Sorry, I'm not good at uploading pics, but my hair is more 3b with some 3c in the back.

My hair looks sort of close to Lorraine Massey's in length and shape. Here's a pic of her on Jillipoo's site. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CAgQ9QEwAQ

I'm going back to Susan for new highlights this week.
3B, with some 3C
I went and saw Susan yesterday at At Last Salon and Spa in Lincoln, and she made a comment about how business has picked up, esp. in regards to Deva cuts!!!
I told her about all the great reviews she's getting here, and she appreciates it!

I have been going to her for abotu 2 years, however went to a different salon somewhere in the middle there, so we had to kind of 'start over' and get my hair back to what it needs to be, it's taken about a year.

Susan is also great with color, so if you have the need to get highlights, or have something corrected, she does an AWESOME job. I am going back next week to ahve some highlights 'fixed' that I got done somewhere else.

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