The challenge with being a curly girl is getting a haircut by a stylist who understands curly hair. Every since I read Devachan salon founder and author Lorraine Massey’s book, Curly Girl the Handbook I have wanted to go to Devachan. The only problem was that the salon is located in New York.
I was thrilled to find out that Devachan opened a salon in Culver City. I called to book an appointment and was scheduled with Robert a senior stylist/educator from the Soho salon. Devachan is know for their dry cuts. Curls are cut in their natural form, one curl at a time. The stylist studies the clients hair and notes shrinkage pattens ie. in my case kinky areas versus loose curl areas, obviously when curly hair is cut straight all of the hair looks the same. I wear my hair curly 95% of the time so this makes perfect sense to me to cut my hair curly.
This was my before picture, my hair was four days old. You can see that my hair if falling like a “Mop top” and is dry, from color and the elements. It is to heavy in the front and covers my face if I don’t pull it back. You can’t see it on this picture but my hair falls in the middle and is flat on the top. I can’t wait to see how Devachan will work with my hair.
Upon arrival I was greeted by a fellow curly girl, given a pretty nude color robe, and a glass of herbal ice tea in a champagne flute. Robert examined my hair and began to cut it curl by curl. I felt very comfortable and did not have any anxiety regarding to much hair being cut.The atmosphere is spa like with neon green accents coordinating with the product line.
This was right after my dry cut with Robert. Although my hair looks a little crazy here, I could tell I was going to be happy with my results.
This was really nice. Instead of being in a chair with your neck in a weird position you reclined on the bed underneath the canopy while your hair was washed, conditioned and styled. Everything was explained to me as I relaxed on the “shampoo bed”, how to apply product, which products I should use, and basically how to take care of my curls.
Lots of leave in conditioner is in my hair, and clips are strategically placed in the crown of my head to get rid of the “flat top”, I love that Devachan is generous with product application, my hair drinks up product.
I never sit under the dryer at home, I think I would end up with a big frizzy top. Take note of the neon green carpet on the stairs and on the hair dryer, I love the details of the interior.
Devachan’s diffuser is shaped like a hand, it is a 360 degree dryer. It will be available as an attachment in September, I will get one of these for sure.
I love my cut. My hair feels hydrated and has movement. This is not the best quality picture, but you can still see a difference from my before picture. The back of my hair is more blended.
Now the details:
Appointment time: 1:15 I arrived at 1:10 and was taken promptly at 1:15. I was finished about 3:00
Damage: $150.00 Devachan cuts are designed to last 6 months to a year so this is really a good deal, you can also go just for curly styling cost $70.00.
Location: Devachan 9355 Culver Blvd. Culver City, call 877-711-deva for an appointment- My stylist was Robert.
Products: I love the “no poo”, “one condition” and “set it free”, I am a product junkie, but I always have these in my hair pantry. All the products are available at the salon in all sizes including travel sizes.
Are you a curly girl or a straight girl?