curly cuts, haircut fear, & wavies

mrl234mrl234 Registered Users Posts: 548
This might be a dumb question, but are stylists who are known for doing curly hair well going to cut wavy hair dry? Is it considered curly enough? Al I know is that every time someone cuts it wet, it ends up A) getting cut way too short because it springs up and B) laying really weird because the layers aren't cut with the curl in mind. I know it needs to be done differently than straight hair, but are stylists going to know thiat?

Also, I'm just so nervous about going in for a cut. The truth is, I need my layers fixed REALLY badly, because of how badly the last stylist did, but I am worried that it's going to get butchered again, that the stylist is going to take off a lot of length and undo all the time I have put so far into growing it out...gahhhh.
fia 2C/3A-F-iii, sensitive to some proteins
CGish since 10-16-08
Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
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  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    I know that the Deva method is what's the rage right now. There are a lot of us who get wet cuts and feel that our stylists do a great job. IMO, a great stylist is a great stylist. My stylist does an incredible job on straight and all types of curly hair.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
  • MimsTXMimsTX Registered Users Posts: 3,482 Curl Neophyte
    i just went for my first curly cut about a month ago, and took my 2C sister along with me. He DID cut both of us dry, but his technique was REALLY different on hers, versus mine. It's a lot more important that the layers and sides be REALLY even on a wavy, as it'll show more and be more obvious if it's off, I think. So he did a lot of comparing, and cutting more in a 'normal' way than he did with mine.

    Her hair was almost 3A afterwards though (even though she loathes her hair being curly and immediately went home, washed it, and put it up). I think it can totally work on a wavy, just with some modification :)
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG

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