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This cut is ideal for wavy, curly, or coiled hair with a wide range of textures. (Image: Julie Gallagher)

Everything you need to know about getting a DevaCut in D.C.

If you have curly hair, you have probably dealt with the feeling of regret that follows a haircut. Your ringlets are suddenly too short, too frizzy, uneven, or they just don’t look or feel right. It can take weeks or months to feel like your hair is back to its true self. As a result, you put off getting your haircut as long as humanly possible. I’ve been there, and so have almost all of us fellow curly-haired gals.

Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a type of haircut that has become incredibly popular for people with curly hair -- and for good reason. It’s called the “DevaCut,” created by the Devachan salon, who also makes Devacurl hair care products. This cut is ideal for wavy, curly, or coiled hair with a wide range of textures.

What is the DevaCut?

The DevaCut is a dry hair cut, meaning you will sit down in the chair with your hair already styled as normal. So, it’s important to do your hair as you would on any given day with your go-to products, wash schedule, etc. Your hairdresser will cut each individual curl or ringlet depending on the way it naturally falls. This individualized attention ensures that your curls keep their shape. This helps make your hair smoother, more even, fuller and overall more polished looking.

After the cut, your hairdresser will comb and wash your hair, and then likely use the DevaCurl products to style. Once your hair is wet and styled, your hairdresser will go through your hair one more time to trim it up.

The DevaCut takes a little longer than a normal haircut, so be sure to allot upwards of an hour. It is also more expensive than a typical haircut, as these stylists have to be trained in curly hair and the DevaCut method. They are usually around $100, depending on the salon. I’ve found that the cost is usually worth it for me because I leave the salon happy and my hair stays healthy for months.

Where can you go to get a DevaCut in the D.C. area?


Salon XYZ (1807 Florida Ave NW)

Fiddleheads Salon (1515 17th Street NW)

Cavalry Washington DC (1341 Conneticut Ave NW #1)

Cole Stevens (1210 Pennsylvania Ave SE)

Parlour Salon (1522 U St NW)


Scissor & Comb Salon (7009 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD)

Bella Bethesda (4733 Elm St, Bethesda, MD)


Nolas Salon (2700 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA)

London Bob Hair Design (415 S Washington Street, Arlington, VA)

TJ's Hair Studio (7562 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA)

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