Devacurl education takes me to NYC


This is the journey of the curly hair specialist.

After months and research I decided to embark on the Devacurl journey. I booked myself on a course at the Devacurl academy beneath the Devachan hair salon , designed for curly hair, in the SoHo area of New York City.

This was an intense 2 day course learning how to cut and colour curly hair. The Devacurl way.
Intense theory and practical demonstrations cutting hair without a comb,( as a hairdresser that’s unheard of) whilst dry, and cutting hair visually, with each curl.
The reason why we cut hair dry is all to do with the spring factor, curls can and will bounce up, and having too much tension makes that spring factor happen even more.
Practical cutting followed with guidance from the educators, Cal and Jessica.

Following day was the colouring, and learning how to colour the Pintura way. This is designed by Devacurl and the beautiful way of colouring hair, softly and low mantainence for the guest.
Devacurl products were discussed, unfortunately they are unavailable in the U.K. But watch this space… (I’m on it!) what’s great about these products is they are water soluble, silicone free ( silicone is in car wax!) and sulphate free( this is drying on the hair) and botanical. I’m a firm believer of botanical products, why use chemicals when you have now researching into another product range I can offer the curly girls.

So I’m now a qualified Devacurl stylist based in Exeter, Devon and the only one to offer this unique service in the south west of England .


Whilst speaking to Cal, we talked education and told him my experience in the educational side of hairdressing and he mentioned he’ll be needing devacurl educators, and he’ll keep me in mind…. how exciting!

Curly hair is dry. Curly hair needs moisture. Curly hair needs hydration .



Over 65% of people have curly hair.

what type are you?

types of curly hair

Type 1

As you can see, that’s not us, or us pretending we have type 1 hair with the continual use of hair straighteners.

Type 2

2a,2b,2c. These curls are a a lazy ‘s’ shape. the curl pattern is non uniform and inconsistent. for example – wavy in the middle but flat at top on the crown.

this type lacks hydration

Type 3

A ,3b,3c. The classic curls. These curls are consistent and has a defined ‘s’ shape from roots to ends of hair. this type we are prone to frizz and the curls can be tighter when cut shorter. Dehydration or damage( heat, colour) can damage the hair pattern making it more of a looser curl.

Need hydration at all times.

Type 4

4a,4b,4c. Corkscrew curls, very small curl pattern, the ringlets tend to be fine and lightweight hair. Humidity can cause havoc with our hair and hair tends to expand and lose the tight curl. Strong density tight curls are prone to frizz and can easily be damaged. Prone to shrinkage and appears dense but in actual fact it’s very delicate and fine.

Look after them !!

Now you know the type of curls you have you can have more of an understanding of how do deal with them