- Kelly Anker (owner)
Feb 26, 2011 - I had the pleasure of having Kelly cut my hair during a special Deva training in NYC, so this review is about Kelly and her curly hair artistry. I've been a Deva product user since 2003, and have had Deva-type cuts through that whole time as well. I usually run in to not getting the best haircut the first time seeing a stylist simply because I know it can take time to figure out all the unique things a person's hair does (in addition to the fact that it is curly). But Kelly nailed it! I love my cut - it is exactly what I wanted, leaving the overall length, but giving it some shape and definition. We had talked through what she was going to do during the consultation, and I feel she listened well and gave me good feedback so that I was pretty confident that I would love how things would turn out even before we started. Kelly also did the pintura-style highlights, and I love the color and the overall look. Because of time she was only able to do highlights, but we discussed what having lowlights as well would do, and I feel confident that were time not an issue, I still would have loved the end look. I'll admit that I usually ask a lot of questions about the Deva products and how to use them, and the various techniques for applying, styling and drying (even though I have been doing all this for quite a while, I always feel there are more things I can learn to give me more options with my hair), and Kelly was great to answer all of them. She took the time to show me what the various steps should be like from no-poo though one condition and post cleansing styling. I only wish that I lived closer to Pittsburgh so that I could go back to her regularly!