One of the most common questions we receive is, “What is the difference between a regular haircut and a DevaCut?” or “Why can’t I just get a regular haircut with curly hair?”
A standard haircut, or a Shampoo/Cut/Blowdry, is a service in which the hair is cleansed and conditioned, then the cut is performed on wet hair. This allows for precision cutting and ease of styling after the cut is finished. This service works best on straight hair since the hair shaft doesn’t change shape as much as it dries.
When curls are wet, though, their shape is altered and often stretched. If a cut is performed on wet curls, once they dry and shrink back to their natural bouncy pattern, the cut and shape of the hair will be totally different from when it was wet. Many curly girls who receive a standard haircut in salons will complain of awkward “triangle” shapes and have difficulty styling their hair after their service.
Cutting curls and curly hair care in general is unfortunately not taught in general cosmetology programs, leaving curly girls underserved and misunderstood in most salon environments. Our DevaCurl stylists are specially trained and certified to cut, shape, color, and style curly hair in a way that maximizes each clients’ unique curl pattern.
During a DevaCut service, clients are asked to arrive with their hair completely dried and free of ponytails that may affect the way their curls naturally fall. The cut is performed first to create shape and maintain the health of the hair. It is only after the cut has been completed that the curls are washed and styled with a custom cocktail of curl products. We know that no two curly heads are alike!
Why DevaCurl? In our salon, we serve all varieties of curls – from Beach Waves to 4C Afros. After 6 years of research on curly hair products, DevaCurl was the best option to serve a variety of curl patterns and client concerns. This product line truly has something for everyone, and the diverse range of products allows our team to customize blends unique to each client’s needs. These products are also all sulfate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.
Have questions? Feel free to call the salon at 757-200-8890 or use our online scheduler to book a FREE consultation with one of our certified stylists!