Sixty-five percent of women have natural curls and waves and do not know how to take care of them. Women fight them, hide them, tie them back, and blow them out. Curltopia wants you to embrace your curls! Free them, brag about them, and flaunt the attitude that comes with them! The Deva Cut is a hair cutting technique created by Lorraine Massey, the author of "Curly Girl" and co-owner of Devachan Salon, in New York City. With this technique, each curl is cut individually and normally at an angle so as to not disrupt the curl pattern. From slightly wavy to corkscrew curls, the cut will encourage, enhance, and control your curls allowing you to enjoy every luscious twirling lock of the curls you love so much.
Curltopia's thoroughly trained staff of Deva architects and hydration specialists offer a range of services that nurtures your senses and spirit as well as your hair. Our expert staff will train you in the fundamentals of daily hair care and styling, encouraging and supporting you to embrace and enjoy the authentic quality of your natural hair every day. Two of the many trademarks for which the experts at Curltopia are trained in, is the highly-acclaimed Deva cutting technique as well as Deva's award-winning hair painting technique, Pintura. The visual impact of these artistic expressions is a three-dimensional work of art.
What exactly is the Deva Cut?
The Deva cutting technique is a revolutionary method for cutting curly hair whereas most traditional hair cutting techniques were created for straight hair. The advantage of Deva Cuts is that it's customized to work with your unique curl pattern. This curl exclusive cut requires special training to learn the technique. The hair is cut dry, simply because we wear our hair dry not wet. Curly hair and its spring factor can be misinterpreted while wet- that's why we cut the hair in its natural form, while dry, curl by curl. This unique innovation allows the stylist to sculpt each client's hair, according to their individual curl, look, and style because no two curls are alike.
Can I get a Deva Cut?
If you have waves or curls, you need a Deva cut! And remember, frizz is just a curl waiting to happen! To see the 4 different curl types defined by Deva and for more information on your curls you can visit www.mydevacurl.com
Do I need to do anything to my hair to prepare for a Deva cut?
Yes! Definitely void sulfate products for at least the week before your appointment. If you have booked your appointment less than 3 days before your appointment wash only with conditioner. On the day of your appointment you need to arrive with your hair with only light product (enough to show curl pattern only) and dried naturally (air dry). Do not pin it up or pull it back. This prevents any manipulation to your curls which can drastically affect the efficiency of the Deva Cut. Your Deva architect needs to see your curls in their natural state. NOTE: If you do NOT arrive with your hair properly prepared to receive the Deva Cut you will have to be rescheduled.
What is the Pintura?
Deva's revolutionary, patented, award-winning hair painting technique, both unique and innovative, was designed to replace conventional highlighting. Pintura is free-form hair painting that is individualized for your unique style; curl pattern and hair type creating the perfect harmony and balance between tone and shape, light and shadow. This technique produces totally individualized results and is the preferred technique for curly hair. How the curl lays and fits with the rest of your hair is analyzed so the highlighting will show to its best advantage.
What is a Certified Pintura Colorist?
A Certified Pintura Colorist is trained by creators of the Pintura patented technique at the Devachan Salon in NYC. This hands-on session offers stylists their exclusive hair painting technique that involves strategic placement of color to emphasize curls that most beautifully reflect light. During this interactive session, attendees learn to assess and apply color based on curl type, hair color and desired aesthetic. Participants are taught how to apply color using the patented Deva Comb-brush and the Deva 3-step for cleansing, hydration and styling. This course concludes with a complete DevaCurl product portfolio discussion. Upon completion, stylists receive a personalized Deva Inspired Highlighting Stylist Diploma.
Why is Pintura beneficial over foils for Curlies?
Foiling creates "baking" when closing hair inside the pockets thus over processing fragile curly hair. Pintura is painting on each curl and processes the color at room temperature to avoid heat damage and encourage even processing. Since Pintura is painted by hand individually it gives a more natural look eliminating the “zebra look” that foils can sometime leave behind in their wake.
Can Pintura be performed on straight hair?
Yes! Pintura is a color technique for all hair- curly or straight. Though it was developed specifically for curly hair it can be performed on all hair types.
Why is Pintura good for all hair types?
Foiling is applied horizontal when our hair grows vertically. Pintura is painted on to specific curls/strands (in a vertical motion) and the color goes from thinner at the scalp to thicker on the ends to show the dimension and have less root grow out.
What is the difference between the Deva certifications?
There are two different Deva certifications based off of which training class the stylist attended.
Why would a Deva Stylist have multiple certifications?
Like all techniques and skills in any profession ‘perfect’ will never be definite perfection. The patented Deva Cut and the industry award-winning Pintura coloring technique is forever evolving. Only the upmost dedicated Deva stylists continuously attend the DevaCurl Academy burning with the passion and desire to remain on top of the lastest developments in the world of Devacurl including: optimal use of new products, updated tricks and tips on curly hair, the latest trends and styles for curly hair, etc.
At Curltopia, curly girls have the opportunity to indulge in a truly individualized experience that will leave you wondering why you ever got your hair cut any other way.
Call to make an appointment with one of our Certified Deva Hair Architects!!!
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