Feb 16, 2010 - I am so disappointed with my Deva cut and my experience at Mademoiselle with Teresa. I would rate it no better than the Hair Cuttery but about 8x more expensive. First, the salon was dirty and I had to sit in clipping from prior clients. It also did not seem as though the scissors/equipment had been sterilized in quite some time. That is gross. On to the cut, it seems okay but nothing special. I told Teresa that I wanted a style, not necessarily Deva, that would work with my active swimming (3x per week) lifestyle i.e. low maintenance, wash and go. Teresa explained that the cut is all about the product - $75 - and how it is applied. My hair is above shoulder length and she put about 1/10 of the bottle of Deva conditioner in it to leave in. Then globs of gel that is all meant to stay in for days and reactiviated daily with more product! Drying my hair took 25 minutes using a diffuser on high heat. I can't imagine this is good for my hair nor do I want this styling commitment every time I wash my hair. Once my hair was dried, I put my hands in my roots and could not move them because of all of the product! I felt dirty. When I got home my kids, parents and husband were horrified and they are always so, so gracious. My hair was like wearing a wig or dreadlocks, I just had to jump in the shower. Teresa either did not care or could not deviate from her routine to customize Deva for me, something she should be able to do with the price she charges. Since my cut, I have gone back to using non-Deva products and styling as usual and things are much better. In discussing this with friends, they have all had the same experience. None of us would go with either Teresa, the salon, or the Deva cut again.