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Anyone gone to SALON VASO or Teri at THE STRAND Or Las Olas (Ouidad Cert) in South FL

MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
After reading through the salon reviews, I think I narrowed it down to these two. One is a half hour drive (though Saturday is a beeyotch on South Beach) and one is an hour away. Both have good reviews here and Salon Vaso was featured in Allure magazine and has good online feedback.

While I hate going to chichi salons (I am SOOO not chichi), I only need to go every 8 weeks or so and color once every 4 months, so I can deal with the stress of the salon experience. (I haven't had to do a salon in 20 years roughly).

Any feedback on Vaso or Teri appreciated. Or on the Las Olas salon in Fort Laud with the Ouidad certified snippers.

Any suggestions on how to make the transition smoother appreciated, too. I know about the basics: be on time (not an issue with my previous stylist, so I got lazy and I"m punctuality impaired), bring picstures if possible, be clear, come styled so they see more or less how I do it/like it. (I'm afraid to bring my own products the first time, though, so I'll ask if I can so I can steer away from the stuff I don't want.)

Ah, I feel so...weird. Heh.
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  • blubutterfly04blubutterfly04 Posts: 104Registered Users
    I don't have any feedback on Vaso or Teri however I just got a Devacut in Miami and I loved my results. I went with Francisco, he's at the GBS Beauty Supply in Coral Gables. He did an amazing job. He's very knowledgable about curly hair and really takes his time cutting and styling. I've never had anyone touch my hair ever, other than my mother who's a hairdresser. I will definitely go back to him again.

    P.S. It's not "chichi" at all ; )
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    Rinse-out: Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    Low-poo/Clarifiers: ACV rinses
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    DT's: Coconut Oil, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque,
    Stylers: AG:recoil, LA Looks Mega Hold Gel,
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  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Thanks, blu. How long did it take and can you tell me an approximation of his fee? :)

    Also, any pics? Would love to see.
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    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • blubutterfly04blubutterfly04 Posts: 104Registered Users
    It was expensive, 100$. Between the cutting and styling I was there may an hour and a half (I have ALOT of hair) . He set my hair sing the deva clipping method and sat me under a dryer until my hair was about 80% dry. I'll post a pic this week...
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    No Co-Washing, Using Mild Shampoos, Lo-poos: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Moisture Shampoo, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo
    Rinse-out: Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    Low-poo/Clarifiers: ACV rinses
    Leave in's: Giovanni Direct Leave-in, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    DT's: Coconut Oil, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque,
    Stylers: AG:recoil, LA Looks Mega Hold Gel,
    ** Air dry ONLY, I love plopping!**
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Oh, thanks for answering. I'd really like to see the pic.

    I will probably need to see someone by May--I want to let it grow a bit first--so I'm scouting out my options. There is a Deva-certified one near me (like a mile away), but I've never seen anyone post anything about her (Name of Bertha in GBS Aventura), so it makes me leery to go to someone cold.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • blubutterfly04blubutterfly04 Posts: 104Registered Users
    I know what you mean. I actually saw him in action prior to having him cut my hair. I had gone to GBS to pick up some products. As I walked by he stopped me, complemented me on my hair and we just began chatting. He was in the middle of a deva cut, his client was telling me she had been going to her stylist for over 14 years but would never go back now after having francisco cut her hair. So I actually saw him perform the cut, wash her hair, apply the styling products and set it. I had to book my appointment right away. He highly recommends the entire devacurl line, thats what he uses to wash and style curly hair. I like devacurl so I didn't mind him using the line. He did mention that he has a client that brings all her own products and styles her own hair once he's done with the cut and wash. Anyway, here are my pics:

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    Low Porosity
    No Co-Washing, Using Mild Shampoos, Lo-poos: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Moisture Shampoo, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo
    Rinse-out: Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    Low-poo/Clarifiers: ACV rinses
    Leave in's: Giovanni Direct Leave-in, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    DT's: Coconut Oil, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque,
    Stylers: AG:recoil, LA Looks Mega Hold Gel,
    ** Air dry ONLY, I love plopping!**
  • cubana6cubana6 Posts: 23Registered Users
    Your hair looks great! I also have been looking for a place in S Florida to get my hair cut. We have similar hair type as well! I am going to have to save up so can make an appt!
  • blubutterfly04blubutterfly04 Posts: 104Registered Users
    Thanks for the compliment! He recommended I go back in about 4 months which is when I normally get a haircut anyway.
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    CG since 9-1-09, Modified CG 1/10.3a/3b mix
    Low Porosity
    No Co-Washing, Using Mild Shampoos, Lo-poos: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Moisture Shampoo, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo
    Rinse-out: Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    Low-poo/Clarifiers: ACV rinses
    Leave in's: Giovanni Direct Leave-in, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    DT's: Coconut Oil, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque,
    Stylers: AG:recoil, LA Looks Mega Hold Gel,
    ** Air dry ONLY, I love plopping!**
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Oh, that is so pretty, blu. You look lovely, not just your hair! I think you have MORE hair than me. :) But our curl pattern has similarities (your curl is more consistent than mine, but similar). That is pretty close to how I want to grow it out. My sides are way shorter than my back, and I want more "drape" in the front, like you. Hence, I need some g rowing out time. Probably a year or more for the sides.

    I think it's worth saving up for a good cut, too.
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    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

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  • blubutterfly04blubutterfly04 Posts: 104Registered Users
    Thanks Mircurls! It's been quite a process to get my hair to look this way. Please post pics once you get your haircut. I wish you much luck in this upcoming hot, humid summer!
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    CG since 9-1-09, Modified CG 1/10.3a/3b mix
    Low Porosity
    No Co-Washing, Using Mild Shampoos, Lo-poos: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Moisture Shampoo, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo
    Rinse-out: Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    Low-poo/Clarifiers: ACV rinses
    Leave in's: Giovanni Direct Leave-in, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    DT's: Coconut Oil, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque,
    Stylers: AG:recoil, LA Looks Mega Hold Gel,
    ** Air dry ONLY, I love plopping!**
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Well, I decided not to do dry cutting and get a conventional cut (so I have the option of a blow-out should the urge strike me). I made an appt for color and cut with Teri at The Strand in Pinecrest (for me and hubby both for Fri 4/23).

    Hope I end up really happy with it, 'course. :D
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Man, my appt with Teri at THE STRAND in Pinecrest is Friday (two days away!) and I'm sooo nervous. After 22 years with the same hands handling my hair,curly and straight, colored and non-colored, it's nerve-wracking to think of going to a salon with a whole new person.

    But my hair is screaming for some color for those scraggly grays and my ends definitely would benefit from snip-snip.

    I asked Teri for permission to take pics of my cut in progress, the salon, etc, and I'll be posting a review and pics eventually.

    Fingers crossed that she's a genius with my aging, thinning, graying curls. :D
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • cubana6cubana6 Posts: 23Registered Users
    MirCurls,

    I am anxiously awaiting the result of your haircut. I want to get a Deva cut but don't really afford it so I am hoping she is good so I can go to. Is she going to shampoo and/or put cones in your hair?
  • CurlyCaraCurlyCara Posts: 399Registered Users
    In what city are you guys located?
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  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    cubana6 wrote: »
    MirCurls,

    I am anxiously awaiting the result of your haircut. I want to get a Deva cut but don't really afford it so I am hoping she is good so I can go to. Is she going to shampoo and/or put cones in your hair?

    Hi "other" cubana. :D

    I think if you wanna get a DevaCut, you should just save up for it and go to the Gables guy BluButterfly went to or the Fort Lauderdale one who is also supposed to be good (see other posts/google on that). I'm gonna get a wet cut so I have the option of blow-drying open (though I haven't in 5 months, I still want to OPTION).

    I haven't decided if I'm gonna take my own products or just let her use the AG line (she uses [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] and other AG stuff, too, I believe). I'm okay with her using her stuff as an adventure, and I can always clarify and deep treat later if I don't like what's in it. I"m not so hardcore CG that I run from a poo screaming. :D However, I might wanna take some of my stuff just in case...

    I'm gonna look over curly pics on this site and online to see if I find anything remotely suitable for my hair type. But I strongly suspect I"ll just sit, go, "This is kinda the general shape and effect I want, is it doable with a wet cut?" And let her take charge. I think the best way to guage a stylist is to give them a bit of free range and take the risk. Hair grows out after all. It's not a life commitment. :D

    My only non-negotiable is I won't go shorter than shoulder. I have a small buffalo hump from steroid usage and a fat neck from being, yeah, fat, so I prefer to camouflage that a bit. Plus, since gaining weight, I just can't rock the shorter bobs like I did when I was slimmer.

    I hope I don't spaz and forget my camera. I really wanna document this decently for other South Florida/Miami curlies who are agonizing over a stylist.

    Like me.

    However, and I'm totally serious, if you really, really, really want want want want a DevaCut, I may make a deal with you (if your hair is similar to mine) and subsidize part of it and go with you. No kidding. If I'm unhappy with my wet cut, after trying Teri and, if needed, Salon Vaso, I'd want to observe a DevaCut firsthand. It's worth it to me to pony up part of the expense if I can watch firsthand and see if it will work for me .

    So, keep that in mind. :D I may PM you in future.
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    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    CurlyCara wrote: »
    In what city are you guys located?

    We're probably in different cities, but I'm in North Miami Beach/Aventura area, which is part of the Greater Miami area of South Florida.

    I have a long drive to Teri's The Strand at Pinecrest salon. I'm way over to the Northeast, not so far from the county line of Broward and Miami-Dade. She's way south. I figure I need to leave the house about 50 mins prior to my appt to be safe, even though it's after rush hour.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=103025

    That thread above documents in a post (and with pics) my experience with Teri at THE STRAND AT PINCECREST salon.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    McCurly1 has posted her review of her cut with Teri and her pictures: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=103025

    Still asking for those who visited Salon Vaso et al to post reviews (pref with pics or link to pics). THANKS..let's help out other curlies in So FL looking for a stylist, wet or dry cut style. THANKS...
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • curlytravlrcurlytravlr Posts: 4Registered Users
    Hi ladies,
    Just joined the site and glad I found this place. Saw your post MirCurls and had to take a look since I'm in Pembroke Pines, FL and have been to Salon Vaso. Looks like you got a nice cut with Terri and I think you did well because I was underwhelmed with my cut at Salon Vaso.

    Vaso herself was very nice and I know she gets a lot of good reviews. Maybe I caught her on a bad day, but my haircut ended up being a basic trim without any shaping. She cut my hair wet (not an issue for me) and twirled sections with her fingers before drying a little bit with a diffuser. It was OK, but not fabulous and once it grew out it was kinda shapeless. FYI: I haven't posted a pic on my profile yet, but my hair is between 3a and 3b. Kind of like Blu Butterfly's (beautiful pix!), but shoulder length.

    The Vaso cut was $75, which is more than I like to pay, especially for a cut that's just OK. The salon itself is nice, although it's definitely got the South Beach vibe with trendy decor, coffee and wine (yes wine) offered on the side and lots of beautiful people. The people who work there are nice though.

    Anyway, that was my experience. I'm thinking of trying the Ouidad salon on Las Olas next. We'll see.
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Thanks for that info on Salon Vaso, CurlyTravlr. For an "okay" cut, I don't wanna pay $75, that's for sure. I mean, I don't mind getting okay/doable/standard for $30m, but I expect "va voom, yay" for more than $50.

    Good to know. Most of the reviews I read mentioned the vibe is friendly there (not snooty) which is good. Hate snooty. Wish there was a curly friendly stylist I could go to closer to home. But until I hear raves of one, I will keep schlepping to Pinecrest.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • curlytravlrcurlytravlr Posts: 4Registered Users
    I hear ya MirCurls. Actually, I've been trying to find a stylist I used to go to many years ago. I stopped using her (being young and stupid at the time, lol), but I used to hike to Pines from Miami to see her. Now that I moved to Pines, I've looked and think I found her again. So instead of the Las Olas salon, I made an appointment with her for Thursday. She didn't follow a specific program like Deva, etc. She just had curly hair and knew how to work with it. I have high hopes and will let you know how it goes!
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    bumping to keep SoFL threads together for my local curlies
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • curlytravlrcurlytravlr Posts: 4Registered Users
    Hi,

    Just wanted to drop in and tell you I went to the stylist I mentioned and I'm really happy with the cut. I would definitely recommend her. I don't think she's familiar with cg and all that. She's more of a traditionally trained stylist who's really good with curly hair (she has curly hair herself).

    If anyone's interested, her name is Michelle and she's at the Perfect 10 salon on University Drive, just north of Griffin Road. I found their website at www.perfect-ten-salon.com.
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Thank you so much, CurlyTrvlr. Could you post a separate thread on her and her salon /city as a reference? I'd add it to the master-links post for SoFl, too.

    Or if you already did that, can you post the thread link here so I can add it.

    Thanks again.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • Colochita17Colochita17 Posts: 7Registered Users
    I have been researching to which salon I should go for my first "curly cut" and have narrowed it down to Las Olas Beauty Salon and Salon Vaso. I know this thread is not new so I wanted to know if anyone has tried them recently.
    I'm leaning towards Yulia in LOBS since everyone says how amazing her cuts are and I WANT something amazing for that first cut :afro:
  • CURLYPDCURLYPD Posts: 1Registered Users
    I have been researching to which salon I should go for my first "curly cut" and have narrowed it down to Las Olas Beauty Salon and Salon Vaso. I know this thread is not new so I wanted to know if anyone has tried them recently.
    I'm leaning towards Yulia in LOBS since everyone says how amazing her cuts are and I WANT something amazing for that first cut :afro:

    Hi Colochita17...how was your experience at Las Olas Beauty? I have been wanting to try them out also. i have never had a proper cut for curly hair and want to do something shoulder length (when dry) and the wet hair cuts for straight styles don't work for curly hair. I would love to hear about your cut where ever you went:-)
  • Lali22Lali22 Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi Everyone!

    Here goes my hair-cut journey...don't know where to go at this point... I don't want to pay a fortune for a super-cut hair cut, and if I pay a lot, I want the results I'm paying for! Seems like too much to ask in South Florida...

    I've tried the "Deva cut" with Bertha from GBS, felt absolutely robbed. Probably shouldn't trust someone with very little hair. But it was one of those things, I researched, she was closest, and by the time you get there and see what the stylist does with their own hair its too late to walk out, you're already sitting in the chair and then that part of you wants to give them the benefit of doubt. So I did. I believe I paid over $100 for it. (I have very long hair). Maybe it just wasn't her day... but the "beautiful" as she claimed hair I came in with died on the floor that day.

    Then, I tried Teri at strand...she was very nice, I think I paid about $40-50 very reasonable for a hair cut. Was I happy with the cut, eh. Not particularly. I didn't hate it which does say a lot, as cutting my hair is torture for me, as the haircuts tend to be average or horribly bad. So if you just need a cut, I think Teri is great.

    I lived in NY for a couple of years, paid a small fortune at the Ouidad salon, and my hair did look healthier, but the cut itself left a lot to be desired (Especially for over $150! for a cut!)

    I also lived in Gainesville and Kimba at the Aveda salon, was AMAZING. I've never had someone cut curly hair so well. After a while, she had left the salon and I don't know where she went, I sadly could never find her again, but she cut hair so well, I'd do a road trip just to have her cut my hair.

    I have the 3a Curly Twirly type of hair, I need a stylist that can actually give my hair some shape, without giving me an afro, or making my hair straggly. I'm thinking of trying the Devand Aveda Salon at the Grove, apparently they have someone named Olivia that specializes in curly hair. Might try it out this week, unless someone can vouch for someone with real results!
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Thanks for that recap of your local (and other) experiences. I"m still happy with Rachael at House of Hair in North Miami Beach (former Rachael and Jovan Salon).

    Please do update as you experience other stylists. HOp you find your perfect pro.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • blubutterfly04blubutterfly04 Posts: 104Registered Users
    Hey ladies, I just posted a new thread regarding my experience this morning at Curls Rock Studio in Boca Raton. Although it is an hour from my home, I was completely satisfied with my Feba cut.
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    No Co-Washing, Using Mild Shampoos, Lo-poos: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Moisture Shampoo, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo
    Rinse-out: Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    Low-poo/Clarifiers: ACV rinses
    Leave in's: Giovanni Direct Leave-in, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    DT's: Coconut Oil, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque,
    Stylers: AG:recoil, LA Looks Mega Hold Gel,
    ** Air dry ONLY, I love plopping!**
  • blubutterfly04blubutterfly04 Posts: 104Registered Users
    Edit* Deva Cut, not Feba ;)
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    CG since 9-1-09, Modified CG 1/10.3a/3b mix
    Low Porosity
    No Co-Washing, Using Mild Shampoos, Lo-poos: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Moisture Shampoo, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo
    Rinse-out: Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    Low-poo/Clarifiers: ACV rinses
    Leave in's: Giovanni Direct Leave-in, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    DT's: Coconut Oil, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque,
    Stylers: AG:recoil, LA Looks Mega Hold Gel,
    ** Air dry ONLY, I love plopping!**