What’s a DevaCurl Haircut?

DEFINITION: Deva Curl Cut is a hair cutting technique where each curl is cut individually, and normally at an angle, so as to not disrupt the curl pattern.

Deva Curl Cut
This revolutionary technique was designed for all natural textures, from wavy to super curly. Hair is sculpted curl by curl, while dry, in its natural state. This service includes a transformation service and a personalized DevaCurl product prescription to maintain your style at home.

Pintura Highlighting
This award-winning method was designed to add gorgeous, light-reflecting highlights to all natural textures. Pintura Highlighting provides the perfect harmony and balance to waves and curls giving brilliance and dimension to beautifully complement your Deva Cut.

DevaCurl Cut Method

Curl Expert: Marie “Queen of Curl,” a pioneer in the curly world who opened the world’s first salon 20 years ago devoted to curly hair.
Cutting Technique: Carve-and-Slice Dry method

Depending on the density of the hair, she slices – takes a little – or carves – takes a lot. You go to the depth of the curl, following the curvature of the curl and allowing the curls to puzzle into each.

You cut the hair in sections, shaking it to see the tightness and start of the wave pattern to see how it stacks. You either slice or carve so that the curls sit inside each other. You never cut closer than 3 inches to the scalp to prevent the hair from puffing out.

Marie always cuts curly hair when it’s dry. “You need to know the curvature of the curl in its natural state,” Marie says.

“You can’t really understand that if the hair is wet because you’re not seeing the hair as you wear it, in its natural form, which is dry,” says Marie, who emphasizes that curls should be cut only when the hair is dry.

Curly Cut FAQs

Q: What is the difference between a Curly Cut and a Deva Cut?
A: Both cuts are done on dry hair. An apprentice does a Curly Cut, and Marie does a Deva Cut since she has had Deva training, and therefore, Deva Inspired.

Q: What will a Curly/Deva Cut do that a traditional wet cut won’t?
A: Cutting curly hair dry allows the Marie to cut each curl in its natural state. This technique is especially beneficial for those who have different curl textures throughout the hair.

Q: Will a Curly Cut/Deva Cut make my hair curlier?
A: No, the cut itself does not affect how the hair grows from the scalp.

Q: What if I wear my curly hair straight from time to time? Can I still have a curly cut?
A: Yes. If you do occasionally wear your curls straight, let Marie know, and she will make the correct adjustments in terms of technique and product recommendations.

Q: My hair is curly/wavy, but I don’t ever wear it in its natural state. Do I have to have a dry curly cut?
A: No, the focus of our salon is to serve the needs of the client, always. If you are most comfortable wearing your curls straightened or smoothed, Marie will be happy to accommodate that. And if you ever decide to try a natural curl/wave, she will be happy to work with that as well. At the end of the day, it is about your comfort, satisfaction and happiness.