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Frequently asked questions

Razor Cuts

What is a Razor Cut?

​There are many questions that come to mind when deciding whether to use a razor or scissors, here I will address some of the ones that I have come across whilst working with clients and students.
What’s the biggest difference between hair that has been razor cut as opposed to scissor cut? In general, when the hair has been razored, you will see that the ends of the hair taper off to a thinner peak, whereas the scissors with produce a blunter or chunkier look towards the ends.
When would you use a razor rather than the scissors? If a client likes her hair to be messy or just jagged on the ends, or the hair is ultra thick and coarse and you need solid but soft edges, that would be a good time to pick up the razor. Razoring the ends will produce more softness and movement, it brings out waves and curls. Depending on how the person wants their end result to look, these factors can help you to choose whether to use the razor or the scissors.
What type of hair is best for razor use? Best type of hair for razor use is medium to thick, coarse non-frizzy hair. It’s ok to use them on finer hair but not if the hair is frizzy (as mentioned above). Most clients will try the razor at least once and depending on whether their experience was a good one, it can affect how the clients feels about it for the rest of her haircuts.
What can go wrong with using a razor? Other than the ones mentioned, with an inexperienced stylist, one of the worst things I think is ‘over-razoring’ it! It can make the client look like a Japanese pop star! Another problem is when the hair has been razored too close to the roots; the hair looks flat with no support from the hair underneath. So to sum up my thoughts: I think razor cutting is brilliant if the stylist is experienced and has the know how.

Will Razor cuts give me split ends

A dull razor will give you split ends. Razors, when sharpened and changed appropriately, are much sharper than shears and have the ability to slice through hair with very little tension. When working with thick coarse hair, more than one blade may be needed to achieve consistent results throughout the haircut. If a razor haircut is ever painful or you feel excessive pulling, it is possible that the razor being used is dull. Imagine slicing a tomato with a butter knife. You probably wouldn’t get the prettiest results.

Can you cut curly hair with a razor?

First and foremost, refer to the previous myth. A dull razor on any hair type, especially curly hair is a giant no-no. Razor cutting is most often used to create texture, take out bulk, or “thin” the hair. All of which are techniques that are most commonly overdone on curly hair, hence the bad rap the razor gets on curls. If the blade is sharp and glides through the hair, it can be used to define, enhance, and create beautiful, soft, fluid movement in nearly all types of curly hair, depending on hair type and texture.

Will Razor haircuts will make my hair frizzy?

Over-texturizing or over-thinning a haircut will make your hair frizzy. A novice razor user might only feel comfortable using the tool for bulk removal, thinning, or texturizing: all of which are cutting techniques which when overdone, creates frizz. An experienced razor user knows that one can create seamless layers, bounce, fluidity, natural movement and swing in a haircut with a razor and will hold off on the texturizing or thinning if it is unnecessary.

Razor Cut Pricing.



What is Balayage Color?

(​​ba-lie-azhe), from the French word meaning “to sweep” is a method of highlighting which lightens from root to tip.Balayage is a more natural looking highlight. Your outgrowth is less noticeable because of the different angles used to paint your hair. Balayage is a softer, more natural highlight, leaving some contrast from your roots to ends. Each highlight has a beautiful hand-painted lead-in that allows the highlight to become stronger as it flows from the head. This makes it look much more natural. Unlike the more traditional foil, is more carefree and creates the look of multi-dimensional color and look of movement. Glossers are gentle semi-permanent hair colors that contribute great shine and even the tone without making a drastic change. Glossers combined with Balayage create amazing depth, texture and healthy luster. The shine can last for up to 6 weeks.

The Balayage Process.

A lightening agent is painted on using a brush and paddle in a sweeping motion giving the stylist a bit more room to play, and less methodical streaks, very similar to an artist on a canvas. This process lessens the line of demarcation minimizing outgrowth.

Is Balayage for Me?

If you are the person looking for natural highlights, bold, contrast, less maintenance, or the sun-kissed look, then Balayage is right for you. Balayage can be applied so many different ways. The outcome is dependent upon how the product is applied, the different angles used, and the base color of your hair. Balayage is perfect if you are looking for softer highlights. Balayage Schedule an appointment today with one of our specially-trained Balayage stylists

Still Confused between ombre, somber, and balayage? You’re not alone.

Here are some tips to help distinguish the difference. Ombre (picture on the left) – A French word meaning “shaded”. It is a graduated color of contrast. A style in which the roots are darker and graduates into a lighter color on the end. Ombre is a little more maintenance, especially if you are a natural blonde and are trying to keep the roots darker. And lightening all over can be a process for brunettes.
Balayage (middle picture) – A French word meaning “to sweep”. It is a free hand painting technique that allows you to create a more natural and customized look. The big benefit to balayage is that it grows out beautifully leaving it to be less maintenance than traditional highlights. Bayalage accepts all hair colors and textures.
Sombre (picture on the right) – It is a combination between the ombre and balayage . (A soft ombre = sombre). Sombre is less maintenance because the grow out is more natural.

Balayage Pricing.

Partial Head: $105 to $145 Whole Head: $130 to $180

Deva Cut

What is a Deva Cut?

Deva Cut is a specialized cut designed for people with naturally curl or wavy hair. The Stylists trained in this cut have been specially certified through the DevaChan Salon and Training Facility. ​Deva cut is different. A dry cut bringing out the best in your curls. ​​Each Deva Curl experience starts with a one-on-one consultation with a Deva-trained stylist. Your stylist will examine your unique curl pattern and hair health, and listen to your concerns about your hair. Each lock of your hair can have a different density and dynamic composition, so each lock is treated with individual care. The actual cut is where you’ll see the difference in the Deva cut. This is a dry cut, unlike traditional haircuts, as your stylist will work with your hair in its natural state. When you come to the salon for a Deva cut, be sure to come with your hair showcasing its natural curls. The cut will take longer than a traditional cut, as your stylist takes the time to help your hair achieve its most beautiful, natural, curly shape. After the cut is complete, your stylist will wet your curls and wash them using the specially-formulated Deva line of haircare products. Deva Curl contains no detergents or cleansers which can strip hair of the necessary nutrients for healthy curls.

What makes a Deva Cut different from a regular haircut?

Deva Cut is performed while the hair is dry and in its most natural state. The hair is cut curl by curl to ensure the most even haircut possible. It also helps to ensure that you can get the most amount of curl out of you hair.

Why do I need a Deva Cut?

Depending on how curly you are, naturally curly hair tends to be hard to cut. The reason being is when you wet curly hair it expands up to 50% of its length. When it dries it can shrink 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches, depending on the amount of curl in you hair. Different curls shrink to different lengths, due to their individual density. Your hair is not evenly curly all over your head, most curly clients have curly areas that are looser than others. Therefore these areas when cut wet to dry, can shrink on one side and appear to be longer than another. Even though technically this is an even haircut, on a curly client it can seem uneven and disproportionate.

Are there different types of curls?

Curls are like fingerprints – there are no two that are alike. Mainly there are variations of three different types of curl: • Corkscrew, • Botticelli, and • Wavy curls.

How do I know which curl type I am?

Corkscrew curls are very tightly wound and often have lots of small coils of curls. The hair tends to be extremely dry and dull with a very high frizz factor. Corkscrew curls also tend to stand out from your head instead of lying flat. Botticelli curls tend to vary in size and shape, usually they fall gracefully down rather than sticking out. Usually the hair is a medium or fine texture, however the hair is brittle or easily damaged. Botticelli curls can also be harder to wear because normally the top layer of the hair weighs the curl down making it appear less curly. Wavy curls normally on humid days are extremely frizzy and have a tendency to look unkept. The hair tends to lie very flat in the crown, therefore most people with wavy hair have always believed their hair was straight.

How often will I need a Deva Cut?

Depending on the amount of curl in your hair, most curly clients can go 3 to 6 months before their next Deva Cut.

Whats the best way to scrunch my hair?

After cleansing and moisturizing your curls while you are still dripping wet, flip your head over and apply your styling products. Then using paper towels.

Deva Cut Pricing.


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