This was my first real curly cut, and I chose a deva cut over a Ouidad cut after viewing photo and video “afters”, where the Ouidad cut looked to wispy and thin for my taste. I chose Antonio because of the excellent reviews on yelp, and because I just got a sense he was my guy. Plus, he is a colorist at Devachan salon in NYC. My experience was great. Within a few minutes in the chair-- watching the shape take form, and before it was even washed and styled-- I knew I was going to love the cut. The result I got was subtle shape and definition that provides me with lift on top and face framing ringlets without compromising on the thickness of the curl at the bottom. I have styled twice on my own with great results, and I keep getting compliments on my curls. I watched two other clients leave with gorgeous curls, too. Oh, he also fixed my color, which my fancy Aveda salon kept making too dark at the ends. I have already booked a follow-up.
I had a terrific experience with Antonio. I chose the Deva Cut because I liked the after photos on various websites better than the Oiudad cut, which looks too wispy and thin for my liking. I had planned to go to Devachan, but switched to Antonio when I saw the reviews on yelp. He was great, super nice and clearly knew what he was doing with the cut. Within a few minutes, in the chair, even before washing and styling, I knew I was going to look great. I like that the cut gave me shape and lift at the top without thinning our the curl at the bottom. I have now washed and styled on my own twice, and I am able to reproduce his results, so felt ready to write this review. I have never left a salon loving my style before. My curls are bigger and less frizzy and cascade subtly, framing my face so nicely. He also fixed my color so that the ends aren't so much darker than the roots, something I have been trying to get my fancy Aveda salon to do for months and months (I guess he is even a colorist at the NY Devachan salon). As I sat drying, I saw the woman ahead of me with 4b type coils walk out looking fantastic, too. I already booked my next appointment.