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How Should I Wear My Hair to My Devacurl Consult or Cut?

It's your first Devacurl consult and you're not sure how to wear your hair, the answer is easier than you think - come with your hair in its naturally curly state, dry and free of tangles.

Simple as that!

After an initial consultation, your hair will be cut while it is still dry, ­clipping and sculpting each curl right where it lives. With your hair in an unstretched and detangled state your specialist can observe and see your hair’s natural curl pattern to guide the cut.

Now that we've seen your hair and how it falls naturally and adjusted the cut to your specifications, we can now clean and condition it with DevaCurl products. This is the absolute best process to help get your curls fully defined and beautifully styled. Once it's dried under a hooded dryer and or diffused, you'll get to see the major difference from when you arrived!

That soft, shiny, defined hair you've been looking for? With this process, you will finally see it come to life! Once your hair is totally dry, and we've touched up your curly cut (just to make sure each curl is in place) you'll be bouncing out of the salon with a brand new look.

Here are a few curly-headed ladies who came in right for their DevaCurl Consult.

Now just for emphasis here’s a quick recap: The curly girly come in with her hair in its naturally curly state without tangle, and minimal products on the curls. A lite leve in conditioner or a very lite styling product. The hair a Must be completely dry.  After your dry curly cut and shaping, we cleanse hydrate and define, this really puts the bounce back into your curls.


This curly girl came in with a wash and go in the state that she prefers . She likes her hair curly and defined and full. 


Here we gave her the desired shape that we discussed. We gave her some body and some shaping around the face while keeping her length for her wedding. 


This is the finished look after the DevaCurl 3 Step AKA Wash and Go. As her hair gets older it will be full, and shaped perfectly.  


DO NOT come with your hair pulled up or back. It needs to be in a unstretched state.  

This is a NO NO!


Walking into a salon with your hair the way you normally style it will help whatever stylist you meet with to know exactly how to trim and style your hair into it's absolute best look. It's our way of getting to know your curls, before we do anything to change them.

I hope this helps you at your next appointment - let's bring out those beautiful curls! 


Questions? Leave them in the comments below!


Bangs - Yes... or No?

Let's talk bangs.  

You see them all over Instagram, and I get asked about them all the time. They  can make a boring cut edgy. They bring attention to the eyes. They are flattering on almost all face shapes.

But bangs aren't for everyone and ultimately, you want to get bangs that fit both your daily life and the shape of your face. Not doing so can quickly make bangs become something you'll regret.

For example, square-shaped faces should definitely AVOID wide, heavy, blunt bangs. Why? They'll do nothing but add harsh angles where they don't need to be. Alternatively, a longer side swept bang would soften a square shape.  

A bigger issue, though, when it comes to bangs, is hair texture. Truthfully, curly hair doesn't work well if cut above the eyes. With the right stylist, (such as a curly hair specialist), they can help guide with the bang cut and choice. They'll know how to best shape your curls to create a flattering cut. Never EVER, let anyone cut your bangs when your hair is in a stretched or straightened state. Once you go back to your curls, it'll be a disaster that will need to be fixed!

Bangs Cheat Sheet for the Curly Girl

If you're thinking about getting bangs, be sure to find a curly girl that matches your hair with all of the following:

  • curl texture
  • curl pattern (and density) 
  • face shape

Use Pinterest or Instagram to like/save the examples you really like. And don't forget about the DevaCurl website! They have plenty of resources and examples that might match the look you're going for. Bring those images to your curl specialist for an honest opinion on what will work (and what won't.)

DevaCurl website hair guides and styling advice.


Curly hair styling by the Curl Connoisseur

This curly girl chose bangs that were cut for versatility. Instead of hiding behind her hair, we shaped the area around her face to help her eyes pop. It was a subtle change but it made quite a difference.

Curly hair styling by the Curl Connoisseur

If cut properly, bangs can be very versatile! Don't think you're limited to just one look!

Curly hair styling by the Curl Connoisseur
Curly hair styling by the Curl Connoisseur

If you're dying to see if bangs will work for your face shape, come in and ask! I'm always happy to look at your hair and tell you how to make it everything you want it to be! 

Have questions about your hair? Leave them in the comments below!