Many of you can probably relate to me that getting your hair cut and colored by new stylists can be a little nerve-racking. I’ve had my hair died before but it was done by someone I knew and trusted their work. This time around, I wanted someone who specialized in curly hair. After doing my research on Yelp for the best “curly stylists” I came across @elenadamovaa. Getting an appointment with Elena took about to 2-3 weeks, so plan accordingly. I originally wanted my hair cut and dyed for my birthday in April but when I called the salon, she was booked until May. I knew those reviews on Yelp were legit cause damn– that’s a wait! lol
Elena was so sweet and definitely took great care of me. I went in with my hair styled so Elena could see my curl pattern/how I style my hair. I did show her a few pictures of what I wanted so she had an idea. At the time of my appointment, Elena was located at a curly hair salon in DC. Now she’s located at Cavalry Salon (still) in DC and still works with curly heads 🙂 so be sure to book your appointment with her!
ABOUT MY DEVA CUT & COLOR:
As stated above, you want to show your stylists pictures of what you want, don’t simply try describing. DON’T expect to get exactly what you show your stylist because everyone’s curls are different but DO show pictures of people with about the same curl pattern as you.
So for those who do not know what a deva cut is, it’s simple a curly cut. Your hair is cut curl by curl while it is dry and styled. So be prepared to be there for a while. 😛 I wanted a deva cut simply for more volume and to frame my face. Deva cuts are not for everyone. If your hair is cut curl by curl, it may look uneven when straightened? So if you straighten your hair often, think about it!
As far as my color, I told Elena I wanted honey highlights. I wanted a color that I would transition into the fall. She gave me a color that would be very little maintenance, I told her I dislike having to get my hair touched up so often. She definitely worked her magic!
PRODUCTS I’VE BEEN USING LATELY:
Wonder how I’ve been getting those soft, bouncy curls? I’ve been using this lightweight leave-in detangling milk after rinsing out the 3-minute moisture. It really leaves my hair soft and smelling sooo good! With DC’s humidity, Ouidad’s heat and humidity styling gel has been my staple all summer long.
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