DMV Ladies: Fiddleheads Hair Salon?

AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
Hey guys,

I have an appointment at Fiddleheads next week and I'm super excited :occasion9: Just wondering if anyone on the board (preferably with hair that looks sorta like mine :p ) has experience with the place? They specialize in the Devacut and I worry that my hair's not "curly" enough for that method.

Thanks!

Pic of my hurr wet/no products.

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  • cheveuxboucléscheveuxbouclés Posts: 1,111Registered Users
    I first heard of this salon from the It's Just Hair Blog here Deva Hair Cut Review June 2010 - Oops! It's Late!

    I made an appointment earlier this summer, but canceled with the intent to reschedule. Months later I have yet to do it. I really really really hope you have a good experience so I can head over myself. This mullet thing I have going on in the back is not the business.
  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The only salon that I go to in DC is salon revive on U street. I've been going for the past 3-4 years and it's the ONLY place I've let get near me with scissors or heat. To my knowledge, they don't do a "branded" curly cut but they are excellent cutters. Every cut I've received there has looked good styled curly or straight. The only stylists I use at salon revive are the co-owners Yodit (yo-deet) and Hiwot (hue-wit).

    I've never been to fiddleheads and I haven't heard many tighter curled folks talk about them. I'd be curious to know if they can handle tighter curls


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  • helpmycurlhelpmycurl Posts: 19Registered Users
    Where in the DMV is fiddleheads and approximately how much is it? Im in the DMV and in search of a salon.
  • Ogo'mOgo'm Posts: 242Registered Users
    I went there to get my hair shaped when I needed an appointment immediately and couldn't get one at Salon Revive (I normally go to Hiwot as well). Beth shaped my hair very nicely, making styling a breeze, and was reluctant to cut off too much. I had to convince her to cut off up to an inche in some places. I was desperate to even out my hair; I had too many different lengths going on. She actually advised me to stop cutting my hair so much and that my ends were fine from my last cut 4 months earlier.

    Styling wise, she didn't do a great job. I had to shake out my hair once I left the salon and I hated the smell of the leave-in she used (I think Infusium 23). The next morning my hair was dry, dry, dry.

    Overall, great cut, bad, bad styling.
  • cheveuxboucléscheveuxbouclés Posts: 1,111Registered Users
    Ogo'm wrote: »
    I went there to get my hair shaped when I needed an appointment immediately and couldn't get one at Salon Revive (I normally go to Hiwot as well). Beth shaped my hair very nicely, making styling a breeze, and was reluctant to cut off too much. I had to convince her to cut off up to an inche in some places. I was desperate to even out my hair; I had too many different lengths going on. She actually advised me to stop cutting my hair so much and that my ends were fine from my last cut 4 months earlier.

    Styling wise, she didn't do a great job. I had to shake out my hair once I left the salon and I hated the smell of the leave-in she used (I think Infusium 23). The next morning my hair was dry, dry, dry.

    Overall, great cut, bad, bad styling.

    Yeah, looking at the pics from the blog, I thought her hair looked a lot dryer than usual. Not that it matters much if she can do her job--- but is the stylist white?

    I also go to Salon Revive and I like them for trimming, but I really want and need a shaping cut. ]I can't even really wear a wash n go, because it looks a mess.
  • Ogo'mOgo'm Posts: 242Registered Users
    Ogo'm wrote: »
    I went there to get my hair shaped when I needed an appointment immediately and couldn't get one at Salon Revive (I normally go to Hiwot as well). Beth shaped my hair very nicely, making styling a breeze, and was reluctant to cut off too much. I had to convince her to cut off up to an inche in some places. I was desperate to even out my hair; I had too many different lengths going on. She actually advised me to stop cutting my hair so much and that my ends were fine from my last cut 4 months earlier.

    Styling wise, she didn't do a great job. I had to shake out my hair once I left the salon and I hated the smell of the leave-in she used (I think Infusium 23). The next morning my hair was dry, dry, dry.

    Overall, great cut, bad, bad styling.

    Yeah, looking at the pics from the blog, I thought her hair looked a lot dryer than usual. Not that it matters much if she can do her job--- but is the stylist white?

    I also go to Salon Revive and I like them for trimming, but I really want and need a shaping cut. ]I can't even really wear a wash n go, because it looks a mess.

    Yes, the stylist I saw (Beth) is white. I think she is the only one there licensed to do the Devachan cut. I liked the shape she gave me; I have different textures and shrinkage rates and I think it all comes together well now. She used the cutting comb, which I didn't mind and had no ill-effects from, but I know some people do not like for stylist to use smaller toothed combs on their hair.
  • cheveuxboucléscheveuxbouclés Posts: 1,111Registered Users
    Ogo'm wrote: »
    Ogo'm wrote: »
    I went there to get my hair shaped when I needed an appointment immediately and couldn't get one at Salon Revive (I normally go to Hiwot as well). Beth shaped my hair very nicely, making styling a breeze, and was reluctant to cut off too much. I had to convince her to cut off up to an inche in some places. I was desperate to even out my hair; I had too many different lengths going on. She actually advised me to stop cutting my hair so much and that my ends were fine from my last cut 4 months earlier.

    Styling wise, she didn't do a great job. I had to shake out my hair once I left the salon and I hated the smell of the leave-in she used (I think Infusium 23). The next morning my hair was dry, dry, dry.

    Overall, great cut, bad, bad styling.

    Yeah, looking at the pics from the blog, I thought her hair looked a lot dryer than usual. Not that it matters much if she can do her job--- but is the stylist white?

    I also go to Salon Revive and I like them for trimming, but I really want and need a shaping cut. ]I can't even really wear a wash n go, because it looks a mess.

    Yes, the stylist I saw (Beth) is white. I think she is the only one there licensed to do the Devachan cut. I liked the shape she gave me; I have different textures and shrinkage rates and I think it all comes together well now. She used the cutting comb, which I didn't mind and had no ill-effects from, but I know some people do not like for stylist to use smaller toothed combs on their hair.

    Ok, cool. She may not know what products work on tighter curls... I will definitely bring my own stylers for the end result when I go. Thanks for the info!
  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
    I've never heard of Fiddleheads but I would love to see pics after your appointment.

    I go to Fabulocs in Capital Heights, MD and I've been very pleased. Everyone in there can do hair and they have their own products which I want to try. Everyone is really in to hair health there. I've also been to Under The Sun on Georgia Ave. They cut all my relaxer off and gave me a cute coil out. If I lived closer I would've gone back.
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    Thanks everyone! Beth is the stylist I'm going to see (because, I too, found the It's Just Hair blog :) ). I considered Salon Revive but every time I go they seem anxious to cut my hair straight and I want a curly cut this time. Granted though, I've never been to Hiwot or Yodit--my standby stylists were Althea and...well I forget the other young ladies name but she was Ethiopian...but they're both gone now, so I'll look into Yodit or Hiwot next time I go. I also decided against Revive because they're a tad expensive for my student budget lol. I'm looking at $60 dollars for the cut at Fiddleheads whereas I've never spent less than 100 for ANYTHING at Revive :/

    I'll definitely post before and after pics when I get it done. I'll do a wash and go so they can maybe cut my hair dry...

    I hope others bump this thread and post their hair cuts too! I'm interested in seeing the work of stylists all over the DMV
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    Before cut:


    After cut:



    excuse the cleavage and the tired eyes. I was/am tired :/
  • cheveuxboucléscheveuxbouclés Posts: 1,111Registered Users
    AmberBrown wrote: »
    Before cut:
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    After cut:

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    excuse the cleavage and the tired eyes. I was/am tired :/

    I can't really see the pics at work--- are you happy with the cut?!
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users

    I can't really see the pics at work--- are you happy with the cut?!

    I LOVE it! Beth was so engaged. She chatted with me about my hair the whole time, cut each curl individually and basically just spent a ton of time and energy on the cut. So I'm not surprised it turned out FAB :D I even loved the hair washing lady, Michelle. She was so nice. And I got wine! Lol very pleasant experience for a total of $75.

    More thoughts: I can't stress enough how much she knew what she was doing. I'll be honest and admit that I kinda thought a white lady (esp. with straight hair!) wouldn't know how to handle my tresses. On a good day, I barely know what I'm doing. But she did! And she was so careful. I had to tell her that she could use a firmer hand as I'm not tender-headed lol. I'm definitely going back.
  • cheveuxboucléscheveuxbouclés Posts: 1,111Registered Users
    AmberBrown wrote: »

    I can't really see the pics at work--- are you happy with the cut?!

    I LOVE it! Beth was so engaged. She chatted with me about my hair the whole time, cut each curl individually and basically just spent a ton of time and energy on the cut. So I'm not surprised it turned out FAB :D I even loved the hair washing lady, Michelle. She was so nice. And I got wine! Lol very pleasant experience for a total of $75.

    More thoughts: I can't stress enough how much she knew what she was doing. I'll be honest and admit that I kinda thought a white lady (esp. with straight hair!) wouldn't know how to handle my tresses. On a good day, I barely know what I'm doing. But she did! And she was so careful. I had to tell her that she could use a firmer hand as I'm not tender-headed lol. I'm definitely going back.

    YEAH! I am so happy for you ( and me lol)... I am definitely going to make an appointment in the next few weeks. Did you take the metro or drove? I think it is metro accessible.

    I can't do wine or else I would be knocked out, head back, snoring away.
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    AmberBrown wrote: »

    I can't really see the pics at work--- are you happy with the cut?!

    I LOVE it! Beth was so engaged. She chatted with me about my hair the whole time, cut each curl individually and basically just spent a ton of time and energy on the cut. So I'm not surprised it turned out FAB :D I even loved the hair washing lady, Michelle. She was so nice. And I got wine! Lol very pleasant experience for a total of $75.

    More thoughts: I can't stress enough how much she knew what she was doing. I'll be honest and admit that I kinda thought a white lady (esp. with straight hair!) wouldn't know how to handle my tresses. On a good day, I barely know what I'm doing. But she did! And she was so careful. I had to tell her that she could use a firmer hand as I'm not tender-headed lol. I'm definitely going back.

    YEAH! I am so happy for you ( and me lol)... I am definitely going to make an appointment in the next few weeks. Did you take the metro or drove? I think it is metro accessible.

    I can't do wine or else I would be knocked out, head back, snoring away.

    LOL be sure to report back! I want to see purty hair cuts. I took the metro. I came out near the K st. exit I think. It was about a 4 block walk from Dupont Circle.
  • cheveuxboucléscheveuxbouclés Posts: 1,111Registered Users
    AmberBrown wrote: »
    AmberBrown wrote: »

    I LOVE it! Beth was so engaged. She chatted with me about my hair the whole time, cut each curl individually and basically just spent a ton of time and energy on the cut. So I'm not surprised it turned out FAB :D I even loved the hair washing lady, Michelle. She was so nice. And I got wine! Lol very pleasant experience for a total of $75.

    More thoughts: I can't stress enough how much she knew what she was doing. I'll be honest and admit that I kinda thought a white lady (esp. with straight hair!) wouldn't know how to handle my tresses. On a good day, I barely know what I'm doing. But she did! And she was so careful. I had to tell her that she could use a firmer hand as I'm not tender-headed lol. I'm definitely going back.

    YEAH! I am so happy for you ( and me lol)... I am definitely going to make an appointment in the next few weeks. Did you take the metro or drove? I think it is metro accessible.

    I can't do wine or else I would be knocked out, head back, snoring away.

    LOL be sure to report back! I want to see purty hair cuts. I took the metro. I came out near the K st. exit I think. It was about a 4 block walk from Dupont Circle.


    Good to know. Thanks for the info:)
  • cheveuxboucléscheveuxbouclés Posts: 1,111Registered Users
    Not even 4 hours ago I was thinking: damn, I don't feel like being bothered with my hair for like a week. Maybe I should get it straightened. Then like magic, I get an email from Salon Revive a few minutes ago saying they miss me and offered 20.00 off any 60.00 service or more.

    I really want to try Fiddleheads, but straightening and a trim for 40/45 bucks is really calling my name right now...

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