Back in April, I decided to get a Deva cut and color for my birthday. Since getting a blowout, I know I needed a trim, so I contacted Tamika of Wesley Styles to do a Deva Cut and color on my natural hair. I’ve seen Tamika do hair demos several times at her shop and natural hair events in NYC, so I already knew she does a great job.
What is a DevaCut?
Created by the Devachan Salon in NYC, a Deva haircut is a technique for cutting naturally wavy, kinky-coily, and curly hair. Hair is cut on dry hair and each curl is cut individually. This allows a stylist to see how the curls naturally fall and sculpt the shape of the hair. If you follow the curly girl method or regularly wear your hair in a wash and go, a DevaCut is highly recommended.
Beauty Analysis at Wesley Styles
Tamika is a certified Deva Advanced Stylist trained in DevaCuts, Pintura Highlights, and the DevaCurl Transformation. As a new customer at Wesley Styles, I scheduled a beauty analysis. The beauty analysis process started with me sharing my hair care regimen, talking about color options, performing a skin allergy test with hair color, and a hair strand test. Prior to the visit, Tamika also requested I bring pictures of hair cuts and colors that interested me. When doing the beauty analysis, Tamika also mentioned I should do trims and protein treatments regularly.
Deva Cut and Color on Natural Hair
For “cutting day”, I was pretty excited so I decided to share via Snapchat. You can partially see my stingy ends and frizz on my natural hair and the excitement to get rid of them. After the deva cut, Tamika did a halo highlight instead of a full head coloring.
Deva Cut before and after
DevaCurl Products Used to Style my DevaCut
Tamika washed and conditioned my hair with DevaCurl No-Poo Original Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser and DevaCurl One Condition Original Daily Cream Conditioner. She then styled my hair with Wonder Curl’s Curl Control Styling Lotion for a wash and go. I really liked the definition it gave and my hair was soft. When we first did the DevaCut and color, I BARELY saw a difference and the only way I was really able to see it was in the sunlight. We decided to color it again on a visit shortly after my friend’s wedding. Below are the first, third and month differences of my curly cut.
My overall Deva Cut and color experience were great. I don’t plan on coloring my hair, for a while, but I’ll be back. If you’re in the NYC area and looking for a stylist for your DevaCut, visit the Wesley Styles NYC official website or follow Tamika or Instagram and Facebook. She is natural but provides hair care for all hair types.