Few things are more terrifying for a curly girl than walking into a salon for a curly haircut appointment, and not knowing what your New Do…will look like when all is said and done. But ladies, there’s no need to grip the salon chair in terror while you let a stylist who may or may not have much experience with curls hack away at your hair. The more relaxing thing to do is. “Get a DevaCut!”
Your first DevaCut can be life changing. “No, Seriously!” It’s not uncommon for newbies to cry tears of joy (or grin uncontrollably) after getting one of Marie’s unique curly haircuts. You see, the process is not like anything else out there. Marie’s unique dry-cutting technique allows her to create a customized shape for every client based on her one-of-a-kind curls.
After the snip session, Marie will teach you how to cleanse, hydrate, and style your hair based on the look you are going for and your lifestyle, so that two days after your appointment you aren’t standing in your bathroom feeling frustrated and confused. But before all of that magic happens, it’s important to know what to do before heading to the salon. That’s why we’ve put together this quick DevaCut preparation guide for anyone who is new to Innovative Hair Designs Inc. or is planning to visit.
Here’s how to get ready for your appointment
Leave your hair alone
Marie will cut your curly hair while it’s dry, and in its natural state. Arrive at the salon with your curls conditioned, detangled, dried, and un-styled (no twist-outs, braids, curling or flat irons or any other manipulation). Let your hair hang loosely—accessories like ponytail holders can disrupt your curl pattern. Marie needs to see your true curl type.
The length of your appointment will depend on whether you’re a newbie, or if you’ve had a DevaCut before. For a new client who is getting the First Time Package, plan on being at the salon for 1 1/2 hours. This includes the initial conversation, the actual cut, the Transformation Service, a styling coaching session and drying time. If you’re a returning client, it’ll take 60 to 75 minutes for your DevaCut, Transformation Service and the drying process.
Keep your expectations in check
Bringing in a few hair goal photos to show is a great idea, but when you’re scouting online, choose images of curly hair that match your own texture and lifestyle. A beloved look on a similar curl type is much more likely to be achievable for you and Marie.
Be prepared to open up
It’s so important to talk candidly to your curl stylist about your journey. “Share as much as you can. Don’t wait for the pro to ask all the questions.” The more Marie knows about your hair history—the highlights, the challenges and your approach to daily maintenance—the better she will be able to create a cut and a daily styling routine you’ll love.
Make a list of questions
You may have mental notes about everything you want to go over with Marie, but once you plop down in the chair, it’s easy to forget your talking points. To prevent brain fog, jot down your most pressing concerns and aspirations. What do you want to know about product application? What’s your biggest gripe about your hair? Are you struggling with moisture or a particular part of your regimen? Conversation is the key to connecting with your stylist, and learning how to love your curls. With a little bit of prep, you’ll get exactly what you want out of your appointment.