Well I forgot what a bad haircut can do to a curly girl! This was my second visit with Meg and I gave her the benefit of the doubt. My first haircut was 15 minutes and basically stuck to the basic of what my original cut was. For the second cut she was so rude and condescending regarding the whole Deva process and asked me how long I have been using products. I always have received compliments regarding my curls, and she went into conditioning and pooing. She was saying this is an art for her and how you must take the time and use the products. She sounded as if she was part of a cult. Meg actually asked how long I scrubbed my scalp for. I left feeling embarrased. In reality she should of been. My hair was cut 3 inches shorter and very blunt. No style or shape. My curls became tighter than norm and kinky. I went back two weeks later for her to fix and she said to me. What don't you like? snipped it a few times more. and told me I really should wait a month before judging the cut because it will be the best haircut I would have. She was very full of herself. Well a month and half later and it wasn't any better. I did go to Lois at the salon over a year ago and she was fantastic totally diffferent attitude and great cut. It's unfortunate that I had this experience there because I would never step foot into this salon again!
Lois is amazing! She took my shapeless hair and turned it into a chic cut that perfectly frames my face. Her cut was so good and so precise that I didn't need to go back to see her for four months. I had been going to curly salons for years, but hadn't had a haircut this good for many. I can't recommend Lois highly enough.
My Devachan experience: I had been straightening for about three years and using a lot of professional strength flat irons on a high setting. Needless to say my natural 3b curls were really damaged. I had a few of inches of spiral at the root and then several inches of what looked like straight hay like hair with no curl what so ever. I made an appointment with Lois based on a few reviews I had read and on the fact that I wanted to stay in Westchester county. I have several years ago seen several stylists in NYC--but this time was delighted to try the location near home. I explained to Lois that I wanted to go back to curly but really didn't like the transitioning look, so she could take off as much as she wanted. I pretty much left the style up to her. This wasn't easy because I had never had really short hair but I have to say I'm so happy with the decision. Lois was absolutely great. She spent so much time with me looking at my facial structure, jaw bones and figuring out the right cut for my face. I truly believe you have to be an artist and have a special eye and she definitely has both. Also I explained that I sometimes will wear my hair straight so she took the time to blow my hair out and made a few adjustment so that the curly cut would work straight also. My hair is shorter than it's ever been but it really works on my face and I've gotten so many complements. Thank you Lois!!!! BTW, when it comes to having your hair set up in the Deva clips…..Jamie is great!!!
I just received my first devacut today and was very pleased. When I walked in late due to traffic I was greeted with smiles, a silk robe, and asked if I would like anything to drink. I sat down and no later than 2 minutes my stylist Reene greeted me, and we went straight to work. He asked me what I was looking to gain and the look I was going for and really listened, he even asked me a few times before he cut certain parts so he was sure I would be pleased. When he washed my hair it was such a relaxing and therapeutic experience. Laying down under a canopy, and getting a scalp massage was really great. Finally he styled my hair and let it dry and the results were great. My hair is VERY frizzy even minutes after being soaking wet, which was something Reene took note of, understood, and acted upon. He was very friendly throughout the whole process, understanding my nervousness because it was my first time at Devachan. I had a great experience at Devachan and think although its expensive, is worth it. I will return for sure.
This is a long overdue thank you and praise for Lois Stoefhaas who cuts my hair at the White Plains Salon. Last year I was an extra in a Gary Marshal film and when I was getting my hair done for my scene the hair dresser on the set exclaimed and asked: "This is a fabulous hair cut who did it?" I told them Lois Stoefhaas cut and styled it at Devachan Spa... Thanks for your services and for making me proud of my curls... Sincerely, Angela Maddalone
I originally found Lois on Naturallycurly.com when she was working at Louis De Chiarro in Eastchester. I immediately knew that she would transform my frizz into the curly girl I dreamed of. I wasn't sure what color to do - and Lois proved to be a true artist. I was thrilled when she told me they'd be opening a Devachan in White Plains, and she would be moving there. Originally hired for her expert coloring skills she was soon doing her magic with haircuts because so many of her clients moved with her! I honestly can't say enough positive things about Lois. She is a curly hair artist - and is truly a lovely person as well. I can not recommend her highly enough.