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Boston curlies advice?

firelilyfirelily Posts: 1,298Registered Users
I really want to cut my hair like this:

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My hair is something like this:

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(on a motorcycle trip, so my hair was a bit frizzy)

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(I'm all the way on the end - don't ask why I thought that outfit was a good idea to wear to a wedding)

It's slightly different textured now - very well defined curls, but too long to have much curliness on the top, but more volume than in that last picture.

Does anyone know of a hairstylist in the Boston area that could pull this cut off? I've seen several people and haven't quite been satisfied. Maybe Dana at M Salon (who I have seen once and was mostly satisfied with)? Any other suggestions?

I know there's the hairstylist directory here, but I was hoping for some more direct comments.

Thanks!

ETA - should I just wait until I get a free weekend to head down to NY and go to Devachan, who I trust a whole bunch?
Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
DevaCurl currently, but exploring new products.
Love the hair!

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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    I don't know what area of Boston you're looking for, but I know of a few curly specialists in the MetroWest area. In Ashland, which is right next to Framingham, there's a salon called Salon Illusions, and the owner, Tony, is great at cutting curly hair. He went to get Ouidad certified, but actually didn't like her method of cutting, so he dropped the certification and went back to his own method.

    There's also a salon in Northborough, which is somewhat near Sudbury, so about 20 minutes outside Boston, called Nicholas Michaels. I don't know who the stylist is there, but I know they have Deva trained stylists b/c they sell the Deva line, and I asked them about their stylists.
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

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  • firelilyfirelily Posts: 1,298Registered Users
    I'm in Somerville, but I have a car, and will definitely drive for a good cut! Hmmm, Illusions sounds promising. :)
    Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
    DevaCurl currently, but exploring new products.
    Love the hair!
  • MaxMax Posts: 125Registered Users
    A number of people on this site have recommended Cala Rene in Beverly - she does the Deva cut.
    i haven't seen her, but am thinking about it since so many people like her.
    Please let me know who you find. I'm outside of Boston and still searching for the perfect person.
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    firelily wrote:
    I'm in Somerville, but I have a car, and will definitely drive for a good cut! Hmmm, Illusions sounds promising. :)


    Illusions isn't the nicest looking facility. It's in the downtown Ashland area, and across from RR tracks. The salon itself is quite small, almost barber shop looking - but Tony does a terrific job.

    Nicholas Michaels is a very nice salon/spa. I think it's a lot more fun going there b/c it feels like you're being pampered. I've had facials and stuff done there, but haven't gone for a haircut. This thread is making me consider it though! I haven't had my haircut professionally in almost a year - I may have to go check out a Deva cut pretty soon.
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    WHY OH WHY did I find this thread. I am in western MA but I have been going into Boston to get cuts but just am not feeling it with my hair cuts. My sytlist is not bad but I dont think the cut is curly specific if you know I mean. I am almost as bad about finding a hair stylist as I am about products!!!
    Central Massachusetts

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  • MaxMax Posts: 125Registered Users
    xcptnl, where do you go in Boston? i'm just wondering if it's anywhere i've been.
    I'm actually starting to wonder if the haircutters I've seen are okay - but somehow i'm giving them the wrong information, so i end up with cuts i don't like.....
  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
    Max wrote:
    A number of people on this site have recommended Cala Rene in Beverly - she does the Deva cut.
    i haven't seen her, but am thinking about it since so many people like her.
    Please let me know who you find. I'm outside of Boston and still searching for the perfect person.

    Yes - I'm one of them. Cala is awesome and she does Deva cut and uses Deva products. And she is very, very reasonably priced.

    P.S. Cala's hair is similar to how you want yours cut.
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  • MaxMax Posts: 125Registered Users
    Max wrote:
    Yes - I'm one of them. Cala is awesome and she does Deva cut and uses Deva products. And she is very, very reasonably priced.

    Do you know if she does other kinds of cuts as well - and if she can cut hair to wear straight also?
  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
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    She was trained at Blaine first, then Deva so I'm sure she can.

    BTW - a Deva cut can be work straight or curly.
    "What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

    ~CG 8/06 ~
    fine, wavy - 2b/3a
    KCNT and KKCC
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Max wrote:
    xcptnl, where do you go in Boston? i'm just wondering if it's anywhere i've been.
    I'm actually starting to wonder if the haircutters I've seen are okay - but somehow i'm giving them the wrong information, so i end up with cuts i don't like.....

    I went to Umi - that is where they razored me - REALLY BAD! I have been going to the James Joseph Studio (not the salon) and the hair cut is fine but I always have her blow me out straight (I had her try and do it curly one time - what a disaster). I just went to another salon in Newton - same thing - not a bad cut but I just don't feel like they know what to do with curly hair. Hope that helps you out.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    http://www.calareneesalon.com/

    She was trained at Blaine first, then Deva so I'm sure she can.

    BTW - a Deva cut can be work straight or curly.

    Now I want to try this place!!
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • MassCurlsMassCurls Posts: 272Registered Users
    I have been getting my hair cut with Dana at M Salon and really like him. I am trying a new salon for color next week (in Lexington Center). I haven't been to the place in Beverly but may try it one of these days.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
  • miacurlmiacurl Posts: 332Registered Users
    A great place I have been to 3x so far:

    Moodz Day Spa and Salon
    Acton,MA location only. Wayland, MA location does not have Deva stylists
    Best to google it since I don't have the link. Don't book online--it does not work right.

    Sharon is who I have used. There is another person there now who is trained. Just ask for the Deva trained stylist and they'll set your appt!
    2C/3A auburn hair.
    between shoulders and BSL
  • PianoWirePianoWire Posts: 24Registered Users
    I swear by Cala Renee in Beverly, I tell her to leave my hair big and funky and she does an awesome job. You get a Devachan cut for half the price of the one in NYC, and no Fung Wah bus.

    I saw Dana at M Salon, and he was okay, but I will never go back now that I've found Cala.

    While no one's mentioned it here....every single funky curly person I've stopped on the street says they go to Liquid in the South End. I think you may get the closest cut to the one you want there. The curlies I've talked to say the cuts grow out great, too, and the shape is fabulous. Someday I don't feel like schlepping out to Beverly, or I want to try something a little different, I am definitely trying Liquid!

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  • fuzzbucketfuzzbucket Posts: 996Registered Users
    Bumping this topic up with a question.

    How much does Cala Rene run for a cut? I'm seriously thinking about making an appointment. I haven't had my hair professionally done in years (Supercuts just doesn't count!). I really want to treat myself before this baby shows up, but I want to make sure I don't break the bank!

    Thanks in advance.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I am not sure of the prices of the salons listed but I found a salon in western ma with a deva trained stylist - they charge $65 the first cut and I think $55 thereafter or it could have been $55 the first and $45 after. I found them using this link:

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    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • MaxMax Posts: 125Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote:
    I am not sure of the prices of the salons listed but I found a salon in western ma with a deva trained stylist - they charge $65 the first cut and I think $55 thereafter or it could have been $55 the first and $45 after. I found them using this link:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.devaconcepts.com%2F" class="Popup

    Which salon/where is it? have you been there yet?

    i'm wondering about the Deva training. Doesn't it involve mostly learning how to cut the curl? if it does, then the stylist's eye and general skills would be pretty important - wouldn't it? I'm nervous about going to someone unless i know how good in total they are. does that make sense or am i being too cautious?
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Max the salon is in Amherst and it's called Hair East. The stylist there that is deva trained is a curly. They do a consult 1st for $18 - during the consult she talks to you about your routine and then she 'washes' your hair either using no poo or low poo - conditions and styles. She feels that way she gets to check out your hair. She wanted to make sure I knew when I went for my cut it would be at least a 2 hour appt. I liked her and the salon. She totally understood when I said I didnt want to lose much length but was looking for more shape. We will see how the cut goes next tuesday! Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • MaxMax Posts: 125Registered Users
    Sounds good, Xcptnl. i'd love to hear how it goes.
    i'm hoping to go to Moodz in Acton, Ma for a consultation sometime within the next week. Please report - and i'll report back, too.
    Good luck!
  • firelilyfirelily Posts: 1,298Registered Users
    PianoWire wrote:
    While no one's mentioned it here....every single funky curly person I've stopped on the street says they go to Liquid in the South End. I think you may get the closest cut to the one you want there. The curlies I've talked to say the cuts grow out great, too, and the shape is fabulous. Someday I don't feel like schlepping out to Beverly, or I want to try something a little different, I am definitely trying Liquid!

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    I saw Wendy at Liquid a while back, and she took a razor to my hair! It ended up being an average cut. I wouldn't go backto her again. I know there is a person with big curly hair who works there, but I don't like his cut & style (I am so hoping he's not reading this), so I wouldn't go to him. Most of the people I know who go to liquid have either long, straight hair, or trendy short cuts, with the exception of 2 curly haired friends (2c-3a) who see Wendy and like her.

    I've got to admit, I've been to chicken to make any appointment with anyone at all! :oops:
    Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
    DevaCurl currently, but exploring new products.
    Love the hair!
  • PattyInBostonPattyInBoston Posts: 16Registered Users
    I'll vote for Cala Rene too, She did a great job on my hair, she's down to earth, and she will take the time to talk to you about what you want done with your hair, she really listens. Because I went about 3 months ago, I can't really remember the price, but it was less than I expected.
  • MaxMax Posts: 125Registered Users
    firelily wrote:
    I've got to admit, I've been to chicken to make any appointment with anyone at all! :oops:

    I know what you mean. I'm pretty much in the same place. i haven't gotten my hair cut since last September. I desperately need a cut, but I just haven't felt comfortable with anyone yet. I've had so many haircuts that I haven't liked that i'm really nervous. I know i'm going to do something soon, though, since i'm getting really tired of wearing it up.