I have been looking at DevaCuts online for months now. I really wanted to get one. If you don’t know what one is or how it works, no worries, I will explain soon! I was both excited and nervous to get one. Over the years I have had bad haircuts or more so what was supposed to be a trim turning into a haircut. I treat my hair very well, avoiding heat and using Salon products opposed to regular store shampoos and conditioners, so I am always sceptical to let anyone mess about with it. It’s my pride and joy. However, this hair cut actually had some good ending results.
What is a DevaCut?
A DevaCut is a method use to cut curly or wavy hair. The hair is cut dry and curl by curl. To me this is great because when others have cut my hair in the past, they cut it wet. Doing this has them cut straight across giving me no shape and cutting off way more than I would have ever wanted. This ends up being an unhappy surprise.
There are 2 DevaChan Salons in New York City. One is in SoHo and the other on the Upper West Side. If you don’t live in New York, not to worry, there are plenty of DevaCut certified stylists. The highest is level 3, they have had the most training. If you would like to find one in your area you can look here.
My hair is on the wavy/curly side. No color damage as I have never colored it. I have been straightening it here and there for several years. I have been diligently taking care of hair and not straightening for the past 6 months. Also I have only been using products that are silicone, sulfate, and paraben free in my hair. My hair was pretty long and had no shape to it and the ends needed to be trimmed.
Before going to get a DevaCut you are supposed to arrive with your hair out in its natural state. No accessories, not up in a bun, and no pony tail. There should be little to no product in your hair, I went with no product at all. I did a lot of research trying to determine which stylist to go for. I still wasn’t sure even after I had booked my appointment, which can be done online or by calling.
There are many stylists between the two Devachan Salons who charge different prices. I even considered going to a certified stylist instead. I ended up going with Lidia at the Upper West Side location. It is important to have realistic pictures of how you would like your hair to look. It gives the stylist an idea of what you are going for or would like to eventually achieve. The more the better. Even showing them what you don’t want is also helpful.
Going for my appointment made me excited and nervous. Upon arriving I checked in with the front desk. Once checked in they immediately got me a pink robe to wear. I was also asked if I wanted some water or tea. I didn’t wait long before my stylist,Lidia came over. We went over to her chair and immediately started talking about my hair. I am not going to lie, she rubbed me the wrong way at first with what she was saying and how she was saying it. I became not to thrilled about this experience very quickly.
I let her know I wanted to keep my length. She asked what was more important length or shape, of course I wanted both. Lidia told me if I kept the length as it was it would look exactly the same, because my hair was really healthy. Quickly thinking, I told her just go for the shape but, spare me some length. I showed her photos of how I would like my hair to look and let her go to work.
She talked to me a bit asking me questions about how long I wanted my face framed hair. I watched my hair get cut and even though I could still see what it was going to look like I was still freaking out a little. It was a good amount of hair in my opinion. Afterwards she took me over to get my hair washed. Best experience ever, as you get to lay down while they wash. Lidia told the lady what to wash my hair with. Afterwards she came over and handed me a mirror so that I could see how she was washing it so that I could repeat at home. Part of the DevaCut experience is educating you on your hair, products, and how to do everything at home.
Lidia used all DevaCurl products. Low Poo Original and One Condition Original to wash my hair. She then took me over to the chair again. I flipped my hair upside down while she scrunched in some Ultra Defining Gel. Then she put some clips on my roots to give some volume before putting me under a futuristic looking hair dryer for 15-20 minutes.
Once that was done she took the clips out and my hair still had the gel cast on it. She had me flip my hair back over and took a diffuser to break the cast. A little hair fluff and quick trims came while my hair was flipped to get any extra hair she may have missed. She then went in with her fingers and fluffed the roots around for more volume. Voila I was done.
At first I thought I looked like a poodle. A fancy poodle from the Upper East Side. As the curls and waves started to fall I really saw it and I liked the cut more and more. It was so much more wavy and had springy curls, especially since I let her cut it shorter than I originally wanted.
After the DevaCut
Lidia said I would really start to see changes within a couple of months. She did a great job giving me shape. Her assistant wrote down everything they used and gave it to me. I thought it was cool that they really didn’t do something I didn’t feel I could try and recreate at home. My hair is still nice and curly and bouncy. I will be washing and styling it myself in the next day or so and looking forward to seeing how it comes out when I do it.
I would definitely get another DevaCut in the future. Even if it is just to trim and keep my shape together. Lidia ended up doing a good job so I would go back to her. I do however want to try some other stylists whose work I have been following and really like.
Have you ever got a DevaCut? If not, would you get one?