Sacramento CA Deva Stylist Tori Mederios-Victoria James Salon

gcoronado4gcoronado4 Posts: 2Registered Users
I was wondering if anyone has tried the stylist Tori Medeiros at Victoria James Salon in Sacramento off of American River Drive? I found her listed as a Deva curl stylist but I can find no reviews of her when I do a google search. Has anyone tried her out? Anyone know of the salon?


  • elle59elle59 Posts: 3Registered Users
    I hope somebody responds to this because I am in Sacto, too, and would love to find a good curly stylist. I'll keep an eye on this thread!
  • wjbellwjbell Posts: 3Registered Users
    I'm a Deva girl. I've been driving to MadhuSalon in San Francisco for 3 yrs for my Deva cut. I am also looking for a local place certified to do the cut here in Sac. I just called Tori Mederios of Victoria James Salon here in Sacramento. Since I'm already familiar with the process I know what questions to ask. She seems knowledgeable and also stated she is a curly girl herself. I'm going to bite the bullet and step out of my comfort zone and give her a try. I'll update this post with the results after my appointment. Fingers crossed!
  • Laney1Laney1 Posts: 308Registered Users
    I used to drive to MaduSalon in SF also a few years back. I was so glad I didn't have to any more when I finally found a Deva stylist is the area a couple of years ago. I've been going to Susan at "At Last Salon & Spa" in Lincoln, CA. She's been the only Deva trained and certified stylist in the Sacramento area and I've been very happy with all of my cuts with her.

    Nice to hear there is now another Deva trained stylist in the area. Can't wait to hear how you it goes! Please update when you can. :-)
    3B, with some 3C
  • corkscrewdoocorkscrewdoo Posts: 2Registered Users
    I'm in Sac too! Looks like we're all looking for the holy grail stylist. Please let us know how the appointment went with Tori. Also, I've heard great things about MaduSalon. Which stylist worked best for you? Share!
  • curlyhairfedupcurlyhairfedup Posts: 9Registered Users
    I'm going to give Susan a try and see how it works out. I will post back after my appointment, which is in about 2 weeks for a DevaCut.

    Keeping my fingers crossed........
  • curlyhairfedupcurlyhairfedup Posts: 9Registered Users
    going to Tori in the morning instead of the salon in Lincoln.

    Will give feedback later tomorrow on DevaCut.
  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Another Sac curly here! I hope the cut goes well curlyhairfedup. I'm curious what the pricing is like.
    “It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    3B ■ Medium/Course ■ High Porosity
  • curlyhairfedupcurlyhairfedup Posts: 9Registered Users
    sew and sew.. 65.00 excluding tip etc. Said no prep of hair is necessary while another DevaCurl stylist said it was with an extra 20.00 cost for prep.

    I'll update again after my hair is DevaCut...

    Right now my hair is big big big without any DevaCurl products in it.
  • curlyhairfedupcurlyhairfedup Posts: 9Registered Users
    Ok... so my hair wasn't cut like one sees in the videos.. it was more like my hair has been cut before. I have a lot of hair so maybe that's why Tori didn't cut my hair like you see in the videos.

    2 hours later with Deva Curl products in my hair, it's still slightly damp but I like the way she styled my hair and it's less big so that's a good thing.

    Part of the spent at the salon required a seat under the dryer to help move things along and then she brings in the diffuser about 30 min after being under the dryer.

    I'll know better tomorrow after I do my own hair if I'll go back.

    Tori is very nice and she owns the shop. It's a two station salon with one shampoo bowl between the two stylists.

    I'll post pictures later of before and after.

    Overall, I'm happy with the cut and style.. which says a lot because so far I haven't been happy with the cuts or styles I have so far with my hair.
  • wjbellwjbell Posts: 3Registered Users
    do you get the full Deva treatment from At Last Salon? I went there one about two years ago and all she did was cut my dry curls and send me home. No wash, no products, no styling. That was not the Deva Treatment I have come to expect. Not to mention I was not happy with the cut once I washed and styled it myself. Two thumbs down from me.
  • curlyhairfedupcurlyhairfedup Posts: 9Registered Users
    I didn't go there because I found a Deva Certified Salon in Sacramento.

    To be honest, I don't think the Deva Cut is as brilliant as the Deva Curl products. They make the difference in the hair. I've had my hair cut many times and I really didn't notice a difference in how she cut my hair. It wasn't like in the videos on YouTube, but then again, I don't have tight or ringlet type curls.

    My hair was cut dry and I was initially worried because I have big hair and after she cut it. my hair was still big. She then cut in some layering. I never hung my head upside down or sides for her to cut my hair.

    2 hours later and 136.00 later (includes cut, wash, style, products and tip) I walked out with slightly damp hair (which isn't unusal for my hair).

    She also told me to stop washing my hair everyday. I don't know I can do that, but I'm going to try and not shampoo my hair tomorrow and see what happens.
  • wjbellwjbell Posts: 3Registered Users
    I've found both the cut and products to make a differnce for me. I have curly ringlets and the Deva Cut should be done at an angle for every snip, the ends of each curl should look like a corkscrew with a point, not a flat tip/edge.
    I just found out a friend of a friend is headed Tori's way in the next couple of weeks and I may pop in to see first hand how her technique is.
    Thanks so much for updating me and enjoy your curls.
  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Thanks for the info curlyhairfedup! I'm going to keep Tori in mind. I hope you enjoy the cut more as you get used to it.
    “It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    3B ■ Medium/Course ■ High Porosity
  • curlyhairfedupcurlyhairfedup Posts: 9Registered Users
    Well, as the afternoon/evening moves along, I'm finding my hair is still swarming my face. When I lean over all I can see is hair so I'm going to have to go back to Tori and see what else she can do for my hair.
  • curlyhairfedupcurlyhairfedup Posts: 9Registered Users
    Well what a mess it was. .knots abound and I could easily move into dreadlocks if I went another couple of days with no washing so I'm going back to every day washing. Does anyone else have big hair with this issue? I'm thinking I don't like the curly look so much now.
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    So what was the final verdict? Need a stylist to help me with my 3c/4a hair in the Sacramento area.
  • l.deonl.deon Posts: 235Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Another Sacramento curly here. I would like to know the final verdict too!
    3B Mod CG
    Medium texture/ Normal to low porosity / High density

    Current Routine:

    Shampoo- GTTT, GVP Paul Mitchell Tea tree Shampoo or ACV/ Baking soda (once a week)
    Co wash- Trader Joes Nourish Spa
    Leave in- Shea Moisture Shea Butter leave- in, Elucence
    Gel- BRHG

    Holy grail combo Feb 2013: ISO Bouncy Creme with BRHG on top! :blob3:
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Just found this older thread. How's it been going with either Tori or Susan anyone? I just moved here 4 months ago and went to Susan about a month ago. WAY different than my deva salon in Salt Lake City, Utah. In Utah, I was trimmed dry first and then washed, styling product and diffuse dry and then if needed some more trimming. All for 65.00 on average minus tip.
    Susan charged 65.00 for just a trim. She made sure I had my hair DONE before I came in and I wondered why. Well, she doesn't wash or style UNLESS you want her to and then it's 20.00 MORE. I find that ridiculous. The trim she did was nice and I was happy with it. So that was good.
    I was wondering about Tori in Sac. I read in the above post that the one lady's bill was 136.00??!! Did you buy extras?? Or was that the cut and style?

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • gcoronado4gcoronado4 Posts: 2Registered Users
    I am going to see Susan on Saturday. I have been to her a couple time and she always leaves my hair gorgeous looking and charges about $65 a cut. I am going to cut off about 12 inches this time so I have a feeling she may charge me the extra $20 from what other ppl have mentioned because she is going to have to do my hair once she makes the big chop! Hope my curl pattern doesn't freak out with my hair being so short! Wish me luck....
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    Gcoronado4 how'd it go for u? Did u like the results? What's your hair type??
  • Laney1Laney1 Posts: 308Registered Users
    Just checking back in on this thread. As I mentioned previously, I used to travel to Madusalon in SF, then I found Susan in Lincoln. She never did wash and dry my hair, just cut and go, but I always got good Deva Cuts with her and it was quite a bit cheaper. She's really quite the artist and takes a long time to do the cut each time you go back.

    I've moved away from Lincoln, so I've now been going to Kara at Studio K in Davis. She does the whole Deva Cut process, dry cut, shampoo, etc., so of course, more expensive than Susan. She does a really good job and I've been very happy.

    Would like to hear more about Tori as that salon is very close to me now!

    Just thought I would share.... been getting Deva cuts for over 6 years now and I've really been very happy with all of them!

    Sometimes I go longer and sometimes I get it cut shorter. I guess I've been lucky or just have hair that really takes to the Deva cut! :pl:

    ps. Curlyhairfedup: usually when they say don't shampoo every day, they mean don't use shampoo. You can still rinse and condition everyday... also, for 2nd and 3rd day hair, a lot of us pull our hair up in a pineapple or something like that so it stays put and doesn't get messed up, you could try that...
    3B, with some 3C
  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I know this thread is kinda old, but I am looking for a new stylist in Sacramento and wondering if you guys had any reviews for Tori.

    There is also a salon in Roseville, CA that has a Deva stylist, but I can't find anything on her either.

    I currently DO go to Susan, but it's just too far, I am in Folsom, CA so it's quite the drive just for a hair cut.

  • ChocolateCurlzzChocolateCurlzz Posts: 30Registered Users
    I am also interested to know what stylists you use. I found Beverly neeland, in downtown sac in the us bank building.....

    I am interested in my first dry cut and some deva products!!
  • nes223nes223 Posts: 347Registered Users
    Has anyone been to Beverly neeland? Shes at hello curls salon in sac?
  • aaguileraruizaaguileraruiz Posts: 1Registered Users

    I went to Tori back in September 2012 trying to find a stylist here since my move from Portland and was quite displeased with my haircut. She is very sweet and has curly hair herself, but doesn't really do a Deva Cut. It is more of a pull and trim sort of approach which resulted in a disaster for my hair. I had been trying to grow it out and told her to be very careful with the length especially in the top layer that tends to curl and shrink more; after my cut, I was left with chunks of hair that had shrunk from chin-level to eyebrow level and it was just a shapeless poof. My best haircuts have not necessarily been from Deva stylists; they have always been dry, but by someone who understands my curl pattern. I recently tried Beverly in Sacramento and she has rescued my hair. She doesn't do a Deva cut, but has a wonderful eye and takes her time and really observes what your hair does.
  • egyptianchickegyptianchick Posts: 13Registered Users
    M2LR wrote: »
    I know this thread is kinda old, but I am looking for a new stylist in Sacramento and wondering if you guys had any reviews for Tori.

    There is also a salon in Roseville, CA that has a Deva stylist, but I can't find anything on her either.

    I currently DO go to Susan, but it's just too far, I am in Folsom, CA so it's quite the drive just for a hair cut.


    There is a deva stylist in Roseville.
    I think her name is Gail.

    She was a total no for me! Straightens her own curly hair. ( What do we say about curly stylists who straighten their own hair?)
    She didn't listen to a word I said either.
    Went home and cut it myself after pay $60.

    Might be good with others but sure wasn't with me! :(
    Mostly 3b with 3a and 3c underneath
    Layered but mostly BSL (Hip length when straight)
    Conditioner: As I am Cowash, OR Tresseme Naturals OR Shea Moisture Masque.

    Style: KC Knot Today+ a TINY bit Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie.
    2nd-6th day hair: Spritz with a mixture of Aloe Vera Gel, Coconut Oil, and water.

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