Curly Cuts (DevaCurl)
What is DevaCurl?
The DevaCurl brand began in 1994 when the first Devachan salon opened its doors in New York City. This was one of the first salons of its kind – catering 100% to curly hair! Since then, the brand has expanded to multiple salon locations across the United States, an academy to teach stylists the art of curly cuts and a full product line to cater to all curly types. Most curly haired people have had a lifetime of traumatizing hair experiences and dread the thought of getting a hair cut. DevaCurl is here to change that!
This revolutionary cutting technique is designed for all natural textures – wavy, curly, and super curly. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl while dry. In other words, curls are cut “where they live.” Curly hair can bounce and change tremendously from wet to dry which is why a DevaCut is always done on dry curls. This way, there are no surprises as to how much length is being cut off or how the layers are sitting. This service begins with a thorough consultation discussing your unique curl type, curl history and the curly cut you are wanting. This is a great time to show your stylist pictures of haircuts you’ve liked (or disliked!) in the past and any curly inspiration you have. Your stylist will then dry cut your hair curl by curl. Some might refer to this process as curl sculpting! You will then be brought over to the sink and your stylist will select an appropriate cleanser and conditioner from our Neuma or Maria Nila line specifically for your curl type as well as styling products to showcase your curls and your fresh cut. Your stylist will share all their tips and tricks for home curl care so you can recreate beautiful curls at home. Education is a key component of a DevaCurl experience so feel free to ask questions! After defusing and final detailing your DevaCut is complete. Depending on the length and volume of your hair, this service generally takes about 1.5 hours.
To prepare for this service: please wear your hair dry, curly and with minimal product. Your hair doesn’t need to be squeaky clean, but your stylist will need to see a clear representation of your curl pattern. Ideally hair that has been washed within the past few days and worn down.
Pintura is a fancy way to color your curls. It literally means “to paint,” and with this technique colorists apply hues directly onto the hair without the use of foil. They “paint” this way because it allows more application freedom, as a result colorists are able to individually identify which curls catch the light the best, and highlight them to add more dimension to someone’s individual texture. The technique was born at the Devachan salon in NYC nearly 20 years ago, and is exclusive to Deva stylists with the advanced training.
In layman’s terms: It’s a hair-coloring concept that makes your curls look pretty.
Want to book with a Victoria stylist certified to offer Pintura highlights? You’re in luck, Philip Ferreira, the only certified Advanced Deva stylist on Vancouver Island, is now offering Pintura highlights. Call or book online.
This 45 min express service is designed to maintain your curly cut in between DevaCut appointments. This reshaping service is perfect for those not needing a full haircut, but general reshaping such as lifting layers that are looking a little weighed down or becoming “triangular” in shape. After your cut, this service uses Neuma or Maria Nila finishing products to rehydrate your curls, rather than washing and styling at the sink. DevaCut Refresh is geared towards existing clients wishing to maintain their hair in between DevaCuts and is recommended for those who have had a DevaCut in the past 1-3 months.
To prepare for this service: please arrive with your hair clean, dry and styled down and curly.
The DevaCurl Style, The Transformational Blowout
Cleanse. Hydrate. Style. That’s the Deva 3-Step system. Your stylist will begin with a sulfate free botanical cleanse and continue with a deep hydration treatment specialized for your curl type. Next, get ready for personalized styling products specifically chosen for your curls and gentle defusing to make your curls pop! This service encourages you to embrace your curls and learn the fundamentals of daily curl care.
Add On Service Offering:
DevaCurl Deep Conditioning Treatment
Let’s face it, sometimes curly hair just needs a little TLC. Add this to your DevaCut appointment or as a stand alone service. We carry Maria Nila perfect for your needs. Ask our stylist to recommend which mask is right for your curls!
HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR SALON VISIT
- Arrive with your hair completely dry, detangled, down and in its natural state. Your stylist will need to clearly see your curl pattern so please avoid wearing your hair in a bun or similar hairstyle that will affect your curl pattern.
- Remove all hair accessories such as elastics and bobby pins.
- Bring pictures of curls you love!
The DevaCurl Mission
- The salon chair is more than just a seat. It is a magical space where curl transformations and relationships begin.
- We believe in the transformative power of curl confidence.
- We believe in less telling and more guiding. We will listen to your curl stories, your needs, and your wants.
- Curly hair isn’t a trend. It’s a way of life.
- It’s curly, it’s complicated, it’s fun, and we get it.