DevaChan: Summer Trim

With the weather heating up, I decided that I needed a trim. I love the way a new look can infuse one with energy, hope and the ability to kick *ss. Wednesday night, as I decided what to do with myself, it dawned on me that I needed to get my hair cut short – not just short but chop’t. I needed a do-over. I needed to feel alive and to shed the excess in my life. Nothing can do this better than a good haircut. I had heard that DevaChan specializes in curly hair cuts. After my experience with Bumble & Bumble and the hair stylist’s hesitation to go in for the kill – I decided to give DevaChan a go. I yelped reviews and found hairdressers with favorable ratings. This led me to Ana. I immediately called and inquired if she had an appointment the following day. The DevaChan operator laughed at me and was then surprised that he had an opening the next day at 11am. Like all things in my life these past two years – I signed up and showed up. I was instructed to show up to my appointment with dry hair – I did as I was told.

Looking more like Jesus Christ more than a Mary…
Sitting in her chair, Ana asked if I how short I wanted to go and if I had any idea of what I wanted my cut to look like. I explained to her that I was going through cataclysmic shifts in my life and that I had cojones like none other. I needed my hair/outside to match the hope/freshness/joy that was within. I showed her a picture of me with short hair that looked more like a triangle(^). I told her I was trying to avoid the cutesy Shirley Temple look and wanted to scream sexy, hot, playful and I wanted to radiate even more. I then showed her my pics for inspiration: 


She was amazed at my bravery (she had just met me- so she’s forgiven). She then called for her assistant, Lulu, to take a picture of the chop: 
Look at the serious concern on
the lady’s face in the background

As she cut my hair, Ana told me about how she had had the courage to cut her hair off many years ago. She had also gone on sabbatical for a year when she had a three month wait list. She called me her hero for having the courage to strive for happiness (for reasons that may or may not be disclosed later…). Ana asked that I stand up and she positioned my head to the left and then right as she cut away curl by curl. I was then handed off to Lulu after Ana finished the cut. Lulu gave me the newbie speech of how sulfates and parabens are bad for curly hair as she washed my hair in what was a cushiony reclined beach chair (mosquito net included). She then added product to my hair and showed me the clip trick. I was then put under a dryer after being handed raspberry ice tea (delicious!) and The Curly Girl Handbook to read. Lulu told me that my curl type is the corkscrew:

I had an awesome time at DevaChan. I was well taken care of and made to feel comfortable. I loved speaking with both Ana and Lulu. They are amazing. They gave me exactly what I wanted and more of what I didn’t know I needed. Now I have an awesome haircut to match the transitions I have been through these past couple of years. I am very happy to have had them go through this wonderful journey with me – yay DevaChan! 

“Wrapping myself up in love, cute things, smiles, laughter, gratefulness… because I have come far- gracefully, with strength and poise. So proud of me. #MarySTRONG #Growth” -via my Facebook

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