choosing a salon after going CG

curly01curly01 Registered Users Posts: 284 Curl Neophyte
What are other CGs doing when going for a haircut?
Bringing your own products? Looking for a salon that carries CG products?
Also, since LM suggests that the ONLY way to cut curly hair is when it's dry, how do you go about getting a stylists who is experienced in cutting dry. Most seem to be unfamiliar with it. Even in the pricey salons.
I'm not really close to any of the salons listed on the Deva website.

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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Registered Users Posts: 4,049
    I don't have any options about dry cuts. No one is within 4 hrs on this site or the Deva website.

    My hairstylist cuts my hair wet (although I've only had one trim since going CG). I will say he was cutting my hair a couple of years before I went CG and while I'm happier now with my hair than then, I was happier then with it than ever before. He has a method for cutting curly hair that allows for springback. I'm totally hair inept and even when he explained it didnt' mean much to me so I couldn't describe it for you. :(

    I don't take my own products because I figure one shampoo or conditioner that isn't CG isn't going to take long to recover from if my hair is healthy going in.
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  • winifredwinifred Registered Users Posts: 295
    I started going to a new stylist after I went CG. He's not Deva trained so I was fully expecting sulfates and cones and a wet cut. To avoid the bad products I told him that my hair was clean so all I needed was a water rinse. He took a good look at my 2c hair and said, "I have to cut your hair dry. It's too curly and I need to see where the curls fall." I was pleasantly surprised.
  • curly01curly01 Registered Users Posts: 284 Curl Neophyte
    Wow, I've never had that kind of luck with a stylist! Even after calling ahead to see who has lots of experience with curly hair. Everyone has washed it and then cut it.
    Until going CG it never occurred to me to bring up the idea of a dry cut though, so maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised at what I find. If they style it after the cut, I like the idea of just asking for your hair to be wet and not washed. Thanks!
  • tmmycattmmycat Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 256
    I found a salon about 5 miles away from me whose entire staff is Deva-trained. That's where I plan to go in a couple months next time I get a haircut.

    I am emailing to see if the owner has any recommendations for a stylist for me. I would really, really, REAALLY LOVE to find a stylist who can cut my hair in such a way that it looks nicely shaped even when I'm not using styling products. Obviously I wouldn't look perfect, but that's ok all I really want is a flattering shape. I am so tired of having haircuts that are meant for straight hair but just look weirdly shaped on me.
    shoulder-length wavy - no shampoo/no cones
    currently experimenting with water-only washing
  • curly01curly01 Registered Users Posts: 284 Curl Neophyte
    That sounds perfect - the entire staff is trained to cut curly hair! The only salons that I've found like that are always in the NY area, which isn't anywhere close to me. I won't need a cut for a couple of months, so I'll try to do some research in the meantime to see what I can come up with.
    I have had LOTS of unflattering haircuts that probably would have been fine for straight hair. With so many curlies out there, it seems like it shouldn't be so difficult to find a trained stylist. What I usually hear is something like "all of our stylists can cut curly hair"
  • tmmycattmmycat Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 256
    yes that is a frustrating answer to hear! I supposed anyone could "cut" curly hair but could they do it in a way that looks good and works with the natural texture not against it?? that is the big question

    If anyone is near Philly ... there is a stylist there called Julius Scissor who gave me the best haircut ever ... it was so flattering and shaped beautifully even when I rolled out of bed with nothing in it. that was a dry cut on my wavy hair and I think he used a razor, I have no idea what he did exactly but it brought out so much curl that I never realized I had and it was completely effortless to style. Unfortunately next time I visited him he got all artsy on me and gave me a mullet. I was so traumatized that I went astray cutting my own hair for years and actually got sort of good at cutting the front. (not the back though!. :) Now I am trying to find a stylist again but I will definitely go back to Julius if my deva-certified salon doesn't work out. :)

    I think the biggest problem I run into with haircuts is communicating what I want!!! It is so hard to anticipate every weird thing a stylist might do so that I can ask them in advance not to do it. :)
    shoulder-length wavy - no shampoo/no cones
    currently experimenting with water-only washing
  • memesmemes Registered Users Posts: 785
    My last haircut was a Devacut and it's a very good haircut. I really liked the stylist so I will probably continue with her. That said, I've had other very good haircuts from people who weren't curly specialists and who cut my hair wet.

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  • CuriousgirlgeCuriousgirlge Registered Users Posts: 95
    What website is it where you can find if a CG stylist is near you?
  • tmmycattmmycat Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 256
    I actually used the "CurlSalons" search on this website to get a list of curl-friendly salons nearby, then I looked at the individual salons' websites for more info (for the few that actually had a website) - it was the salon website that told me they were deva-certified.
    shoulder-length wavy - no shampoo/no cones
    currently experimenting with water-only washing
  • miralalunamiralaluna Registered Users Posts: 168
    My salon is in my own bathroom. Since I've never met a hairdresser who knows what to do with curls (cutting 3 inch layers into my hair is NOT ok), I haven't let one touch my hair in about a year. I divide up my hair in sections and just have at it with a pair of salon scissors. :)
    Fine texture (I think?!), normal porosity
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    - Jojoba oil

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  • curly01curly01 Registered Users Posts: 284 Curl Neophyte
    I wish I was confident enough to try cutting my own hair! How do you see what you're doing in the back?

    Curiousgirlge - I think the devaconcepts.com site has a link to deva trained stylists by zipcode.
  • CuriousgirlgeCuriousgirlge Registered Users Posts: 95
    curly01 wrote: »
    I wish I was confident enough to try cutting my own hair! How do you see what you're doing in the back?

    Curiousgirlge - I think the devaconcepts.com site has a link to deva trained stylists by zipcode.

    I'm with you! I could never take scissors to my own hair! Maybe my husband could, though. Thanks! I'll check the site.
  • miralalunamiralaluna Registered Users Posts: 168
    Mirrors!
    The back is the hardest, but even if you make a little mistake, it's hidden in all the curls.
    Fine texture (I think?!), normal porosity
    No 'poo since May 2007

    Current products (used only as & when required!):
    - Naked Sensitive Scalp conditioner
    - Shikakai powder
    - Jojoba oil

    My Fotki - pw: curlywhirly
  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Registered Users Posts: 1,980
    Does anyone know any good curly stylists in the Portland, ME area? There is one on the Deva website that I have never heard of (and I'm frankly not impressed with the Deva website. I want more information about the actual cutting process. The website looks geared more to those who know what it is rather than newbies).

    I've been driving to Massachusetts for a Ouidad cut (which I have LOVED. I had to switch salons due to my norm moving over to Curlisto...not a fan of that believe you me) but I'm in desperate need of a trim and some shaping and with gas prices being what they are it takes a lot of planning (4 hours of driving + 2 in the salon is a full day).

    Any suggestions would be great! Thanks.
  • R.B. WolvesR.B. Wolves Registered Users Posts: 1
    I, too, have used the "CurlSalons" listing on this site, and found a Ouidad-trained group of stylists not far from home. The results were amazing - I almost cried. And a definite upside to that cut is that it only needs to be done every 3-4 months. If there's a highly recommended salon anywhere nearby, give it some thought - it's only a few trips a year.

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