For All Curl Kind

Holiday Beauty Guide

Tis the season for delicious food, sparkly objects, and PRESENTS.

Guys I really, really love presents. I love buying them. I love giving them. I love wrapping them (I’m a monster when it comes to unwrapping them).

But for some, the task of giving the perfect gift can be quite daunting. Which is why we’ve put together a gift guide for all of the beauty lovers in your life. Enter over 20 amazing treats – perfect for anyone in your life who is obsessed with hair care, skin care, fragrance, or cosmetics. #beautyjunkiesunite

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Citrine by Nest Fragrances ($68 for 50 mL)

Sure, you’ve heard of Nest Candles, but have you seen their fine fragrance line? It’s kind of amazing. We’re featuring Citrine, not just because its yellow color is freakishly familiar 😉 but also because it features a beautiful scent that reminds us of Delight. It’s citrus-y (duh) and just like our wavy cleanse and condition duo, it’s infused with Lotus Flower. Oh and it’s also available in an adorable rollerball.

Energy Bank Hand Makeover by thisworks ($46 for 75 ml)

I know what you’re thinking – hand cream, how exciting. Well missy, this is not your average hand cream. The entire Energy Bank line from thisworks is designed to supercharge your morning beauty routine mentally and physically. This is the line for the friend who can’t get out of bed (#me).  It’s infused with blackcurrant oil and Shea butter to nourish your skin, and aside from keeping hands hydrated, it hides pesky imperfections.

Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator by Laura Geller ($26)

Every beauty junkie is obsessed with contouring and highlighting lately – and can you blame them? Who doesn’t want dewy, glowing skin? Especially in the winter when your tan is freaking GONE. Enter this magic little thing from Laura Geller, this illuminator delivers a ton of shine. If you don’t believe me, ask Kai. Her results alone had me sold.

Mustard Slap by Grace Eleyae ($30)

WAVY HAIRED GIRLS, CURLY HAIRED GIRLS, SUPER CURLY GIRLS, GIRLS WITH HAIR, ANY HUMANS WITH HAIR ARE YOU LISTENING?! Because you need to. Meet the Slap, a silk-lined beanie. Aka the answer to your winter hat-hair nightmare. It’s genius. We’re obsessed. You need this. Your friends need this. (Oh and you can get 10% off with code: DevaCurl – boom!).

Abeille Royale Serum by Guerlain at Cosbar ($150 for 30 ml)

For the lady in your life who is INVESTED in her skin, look no further. This serum promises to do it all for your skin: firm it, plump it, smooth it, and make it glow. Talk about miracles in a bottle.

Energy Bank Skin Glow by thisworks ($55 for 30 ml)

Yes, we’re back on this line. This moisturizer is amazing – first off it has anti-aging benefits (aka the reason all of us are moisturizing), plus it boosts your skin’s natural glow (it’s infused with golden minerals to illuminate the skin #thatglowthough).

REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops in Pearl by Algenist ($38)

Yes, another highlighter. People want to sparkle during the holidays and we support this whole-heartedly. These drops from Algenist contain Silver pigments and ultra-fine pearls to help highlight the skin.

Celebrate Wavy Holiday Kit by DevaCurl ($40)

What? Like we weren’t going to showcase this amazing deal, I mean really. You can get full-sized Low-Poo and One Condition Delight, plus a 3 oz. Wave Maker (which is perfect for Holiday travel), and a DevaScarf for $40? You’re saving like $32, that’s awesome in itself. Not to mention this is the perfect intro kit for the friend who spends hours in the bathroom because she’s trying to manufacture the mermaid waves that she already has. You know who she is. Save her this holiday season. It’s your moral responsibility.

 Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil by Algenist ($82 for 30 ml)

This is the gift for your skin-care obsessed friend (or mother) who’s really into oils. It’s non-greasy and absorbs super-quickly.

BIS Perfume by Rodin at Cosbar ($300 for 50 ml)

This fragrance is the definition of luxury. It’s for that friend who loves to feel like a million bucks, who you love, like a lot. Oh and did we mentioned it’s by Linda Rodin, aka curly beauty icon?!

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REVEAL Concentrated Color Correcting Drops in Green by Algenist ($38 for 15 ml)

The friend who is obsessed with making her skin look picture perfect will be obsessed with these drops. They can be applied directly to the skin or mixed into makeup to help correct redness. Be warned: Her feed will be flooded with selfies, and it will be your fault.

Resurfacing Mask by Tata Harper at Cosbar ($58 for 30 ml)

Have a friend obsessed with facials and masks? Look no further than this instant glow option, it works like a peel without the irritation or downtime #win (and let’s be honest, the after-peel results are not pretty). P.S. It’s an Allure Best of Beauty Winner for 2016, talk about a seal of approval.

GENIUS line by Algenist  ($38 – $118)

We all have that friend who’s had an anti-aging regimen since she turned 20, and that girl will love the Genius line by Algenist. The products are infused with Alguronic acid and microalgae oil C to help bring out a radiant complexion. Our favorites? The Vitamin C Serum, Melting Cleanser, and Cream.

Verde by Nest Fragrances ($68 for 50 ml)

Your friend who became obsessed with succulents and scattered 30 in her bedroom, she’ll like this perfume. The fresh scent is infused with a variety of green notes. Plus, it’ll blend right into her décor, hidden amongst her three dozen mini planters. It’s also available in a portable rollerball.

Light Time Open Eyes by This Works ($46 for 15 ml)

That friend who can’t stop complaining about her dark circles will change her tune once she discovered this cream. It’s packed with algae, Persian Silk Tree extract, Aloe Vera, and Argan oil to help revive tired eyes.

Celebrate Curly Holiday Kit by DevaCurl ($40)

Buy this for yourself, for your mom, for your sister, for every curly person you know. Guys it’s a good deal! You get full size No-Poo Original, One Condition Original, a 3 oz. styling cream, and a scarf for less than the price of the cleanser and conditioner. It’d be idiotic to not buy this. You’re going to buy the cleanser and conditioner anyway, might as well get the fancy scarf too. I may or may not have bought 3. Don’t judge me.

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SUBLIME Optical Illuminating Moisturizer ($70)

Yes, we’re back on the whole illuminating your face thing. This moisturizer picked up on the strobing trend (aka just highlighting, instead of contouring AND highlighting – it’s like the low-maintenance, maintenance). It contains pigments to blur imperfections and can be used under or over make up depending on the desired effect.

Eye Rimz Baked Shadow in Hocus Pocus by Laura Geller ($27)

Laura Geller’s Baked Shadows are really, really, really pretty. Even just in the container. They contain a ton of sparkle, but while they look super intense, they actually apply pretty sheer. So it’s easy to apply a little or a lot. It’s the holidays, aka sparkle season, so you should probably apply a lot 😛

Eye Calligraphy Liquid Liner in Enchanting Emerald by Laura Geller ($22)

Cat-eye lovers will be obsessed with the soft tip applicator featured on this liquid liner pen. It’s super easy to use, even for us liner-newbies, oh and the emerald color is the perfect addition to your holiday party lewk.

Midnight Fleur by Nest Fragrances ($68)

My personal favorite scent from the NEST line, it’s significantly darker than Citrine or Verde, and is perfect for that friend who’s looking for a fragrance that’s a bit bolder. It’s also available in a rollerball, which might I add fits perfectly in your sparkly holiday clutch. You’re welcome.

Algenist Genius White Brightening Gentle Cleanser ($40)

Meet a  lightweight cleanser that does double duty – it helps brighten skin while fighting signs of aging. Skin care fanatics are sure to sing it’s praises in the shower, and the bathroom, and pretty much anywhere else they wash their face.

Stress Check Breathe In by thisworks ($22)

For the friend who you constantly remind to BREATHE, this rollerball contains a blend of essential oils to help her kick back and relax. It might not hurt to pair this with a subscription to Headspace or Calm.com. Just sayin’.

REVEAL Concentrated Color Correcting Drops in Blue by Algenist ($38 for 15 ml)

Got a friend who’s always photo ready? She’ll love these color-correcting drops which help keep your complexion even and reduce any yellowness in the skin. Prepare for a million selfie snapchats, sans filter.
L’Avant-Gardiste Faux Lashes by Georgie Beauty at Cosbar ($15)
Brow game? Check. Lash game? Eh. Turn up the va-va-volume on your lashes with this set by Georgie Beauty. They offer a full-flair effect that perfectly complements a cat-eye.

Celebrate Super Curly Holiday Kit by DevaCurl ($40)
You’re already hooked on the magic that is Decadence and SuperCream, your friends should be too. Give them the gift that keeps on giving – amazing curls. Oh and teach them a thing or two about how to rock a scarf. These are gifts that last a lifetime.

Filter Finish Setting Powder by Laura Geller ($32)
#NoFilter required for anyone who finishes off their look with this pressed powder. Your selfie-addicted friend will thank you profusely.
Which one of these gifts is perfect for your best friend? Which one do you want for yourself? Share with us in the comments below!

Holiday Countdown 2016

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

It’s December 1st, that means it’s the holidays. Halloween happened, Thanksgiving happened, you can’t yell at me. Holiday mode is ACTIVATED.

Break out the lights, the inflatable lawn ornaments (you love them and you KNOW it), and all of the pretty wrapping paper.

What’s better than ribbon in every color and learning how to tie bows on YouTube? Countdown calendars. You know those things where you punch out a door every day and you get another surprise – usually it’s candy? You know what I’m talking about. You fought your sibling for the chance to get the candy.

Well, we like them so much that we’re hosting a digital holiday calendar right here on the blog. It’s like a Deva-holiday party that never ends. Okay it ends after 31 days but we can all pretend.

What kind of surprises are in store over these glorious weeks?

We’ve got giveaways. We’ve got deals. We’ve got special guest bloggers. We’ve got product cocktails. We’ve got SO MANY THINGS.

Be sure to keep up with curly Joneses and check back here every day for a new treat.

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Still Shopping?

Yeah, us too. Now through the end of the year we’re giving you two free minis on any order over $50. They’re adorable. You’re welcome.

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Binge Watch With Us!

Let’s be honest, it’s winter, so it’s cold, and it’s wet, and no one in their right mind wants to be outside right now. So, we’ve put together a playlist of some of our favorite curly hair routines from all over the net. Consider it your movie marathon for all things curls.

 

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Introducing…#MyDevaCurlWish

We know you all have some Deva goodies on your holiday shopping lists (and let’s be honest, they’re for you, not your friend). Well, we want to make someone’s dreams come true. From now until Wednesday post a photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using #MyDevaCurlWish and let us know the top 3 DevaCurl products you would wish for. You just might find you’ve got a fairy curl mother after all.

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There’s nothing I, no I wouldn’t do (I wouldn’t do) just to get up next to you. You know it’s true – you’re dying for a DevaTowel or Scarf. Well from now until December 12th if you spend $100 you get one free. Plus, you also get those two free minis. Yesssssssss. FYI There’s a code required.

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Introducing Your Go-To Beauty Guide

We’ve rounded up amazing beauty must-haves that are perfect for everyone on your list (including you!). Check them out on the blog!

 

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Quick Tip

The DevaScarf is more than an accessory, you can also use it to protect your hair while you sleep. Check out this tip from Michelle below.

 

Curl Cocktail Trios

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It is also the time of year for sales. Glorious, glorious sales. They’re everywhere – on clothing, on purses, on shoes, oh and did I mention ON DEVACURL.COM?!

Starting Monday, November 21: Buy 2 stylers (any size) get 1 free.

It’s like the curl gods heard our prayers.

Oh and if you live near Devachan, you can take advantage of the sale their too. I KNOW – this is amazing!

This is your opportunity to stock up on your favorite styling gems and to try new products (and new cocktails) guilt free! Anddddd we’ve got some curly-cocktail inspiration to get you started. You’re welcome. Each cocktail is designed to give you a different result based on your #curlgoals and they’re easy as 1, 2, 3 (because that’s how many products you’ll need).

Our Favorite Curly Bloggers

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*Cues up the Golden Girls theme song*

Thank you for being a frienddddddddddddd, who’s traveled to Devachan and back againnnnnnnn.

Given the time of year, we couldn’t think of a better post than one that thanks our favorite curly influencers. The ones who love Deva, as much as we love them. (And we love them A LOT. This may or may not be a very unhealthy relationship.)

They’ve spent a lot of time (and a lot of SuperCream) spreading the DevaLove and sharing their curly hair tips and tricks with the internet. And we’re telling you all about them because you should follow them. They’re awesome and their hair is FABULOUS.

Without further ado, our leading ladies:

Kai:

Nia (aka Fro Girl Ginny):

Brit:

The reason why I put so much in is so YOU can pick and choose. I'm trying to give u options. You ain't gotta use all this product! ????If only a #washngo took 1 minute. ????…it's been a long time…an updated Instagram, wash-n-go!!!???? ????I started with Kérastase discipline cleansing conditioner curl idėal (not in video) and rinsed with cool???? water. ⭐️leave-in conditioner: @sheamoisture4u Jamaica black castor oil strengthen, grow, find you a man, restore leave-in conditioner. ???? @janecartersolution Hair nourishing cream [Heat-protectant as well]. ⭐️ @mydevacurl B'leave-in. ???? @ouidad Climate control gel. ⭐️@mydevacurl ultra defining gel. ????- you don't have to use this much gel, but I wanna be able to wear this thing for multiple days in the humidity. Skip B'leave-in, leave out the styling cream, or just pick one gel for hold if your hair easily gets weighed-down by product…or, skip it all together if you're feeling overwhelmed ????. The hair spray at the roots thing is life tho! Especially when you have an event or an evening out????. ???? @mydevacurl devadryer ???? ⭐️Diffuser: nano titanium by BaByliss Pro ???? @mydevacurl flexible-hold hair spray. ⭐️Serum: @nubianheritage Indian hemp & Tamanu grow & strengthen #serum ???? Song: "Shakara" by Fela Kuti #curls #hair #curly #curlyhair #hairtutorial #tutorial

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Talia:

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Bianca Renee:

????Good Hair Day ???? Day 1 Curls. Used @mydevacurl #SuperCream & the #DevaDryer Diffuser ✳️

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Felicia:

Bianca:

Tori:

Christina Vega:

Curly Edgy:

???????????????????? to all of my followers, All 56K!!! Thank you for your love, support & kind words! Stay tuned a giveaway is coming soon ???? ????

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Dana:

Rochelle (aka DiscoCurls):

Marlene:

Daisha:

India:

Paris:

Lissa:

Christin:

Brandi:

Lisette:

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Lynn:

Mini Marley:

Alicia (aka NeonStyleFox):

Nikia:

Rocio (aka RisasRizos):

Got my first DevaCut at Devachan Salon in Soho and I am so in love with my cut. @mia_devacurl did her thang and I was excited since it was my first curl by curl dry cut! ???? and THEN I had a slight panic attack with @vida_devacurl since it was my first time getting my hair professionally colored but she reassured me that I would be fine and that she knew exactly what she was doing. I was in great hands and these are my results. And guess what? I only used one product to style my hair! @mydevacurl Supercream gave me soft bouncy curls with the help of a diffuser on low blow and cool air setting! ???????? hello new hair!! ———–???? El otro día visite al salón de DevaChan en SOHO Nueva York y por primera vez me hice el corte seco de "Curl by Curl"! @mia_devacurl fue quien me lo corto. De ahí, @vida_devacurl me pinto el cabello (fue la primera vez que me pinte el cabello profesionalmente ????). Me encanto como me quedo el cabello! Hoy use solamente un producto! Use el @mydevacurl Supercream que dejó mi cabello súper suave y con volumen, todo con la ayuda de un difusor en low y cool. ????????

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What, you thought we didn’t love you too? C’mon. You’re our people. And your curls are just as fantastic.

As a thank you to YOU we’re giving away some goodies. Tell us why you’re thankful for your curls in the comments below for your chance to win the holiday kit that matches your curl type.

Holiday Hair Made Easy

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Happy Holidaaaaaaaaaaaays. Happy Holidaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaays.

Do you hear Bing Crosby in your head yet?

Yes, I am the person blasting holiday music at Deva HQ. I am getting it stuck in everyone’s head, including yours, and do you want to know why?!

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeear!

You know it’s true.

And to celebrate, Deva released three limited edition kits – one for wavy mavens, one for curly peeps, and one for super curly girls. Each one has a very shiny scarf, and if you ever saw it you would even say it glows (okay, I’m done…maybe).

And now, we’re going to show you how to use each kit and how to rock the scarf. We’re going to frolic and play, the DevaCurl Way, stylin’ you for a winter wonderlaaaaaaaand.

3 Scarf Styles for Curly Hair

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ICYMI (that’s “In Case You Missed It” for us less acronym savvy folks) this year’s limited edition Holiday Kits from DevaCurl feature a fancy-schmancy scarf.

And while the scarf is great for protective styles or for wrapping your hair when you sleep (bye, bye frizz!) it’s also an adorable hair accessory whether you have wavy, curly, or super curly hair.

And lucky for you we have three simple tutorials to get you started. Before you know it your curls will be all wrapped up and ready to go.

Which of these looks is your favorite? Do you have a go-to scarf style? Share with us in the comments below!

DevaCut Before & Afters That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

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Let’s make one thing super clear, this brand and everything it stands for started in one place: the salon. Our first Devachan salon opened in 1994 in New York City and it is where all of this (*waves frantically around the website*) was born.

The most magical, miraculous thing to ever come out of Devachan? The highly coveted DevaCut. If you don’t believe me there are 28,000 posts on Instagram using #DevaCut to prove you wrong. (And might I remind you that Instagram is only 6 years old, Devachan is 22. That is 16 years of missing hashtags people).

Curly girls everywhere are obsessed with the DevaCut. And you want to know why? Because it is GENIUS. Not to toot the DevaCurl horn or anything but: BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

Seriously though, you walk into a typical salon and they cut every texture the same way. Hair gets wet, it’s pulled straight, and then cut. And this is fine for people with straighter hair, but when you have curls a cut like this usually results in an uneven disaster. Because hello, no two curls are the same, and pulling them straight doesn’t exactly account for the way your texture varies. And last I checked, we don’t wear our hair wet so why on earth would we want to cut it that way?  The traditional haircut just doesn’t work, which is why the stylists at Devachan knew they had to do something different.

Enter one genius idea: dry cutting. By cutting the hair dry, in its natural state, stylists are able to cut the curls where they live naturally, and thus create a beautiful shape. This is the simple, but LIFE CHANGING concept behind the DevaCut. (And it may be the only time EVER that the answer to a curly girl’s problem wasn’t more water).

If you’re curious about the process of the cut and what to expect you can check out our first person account of the experience here or you can watch it from start to finish below:


It’s pretty amazing right? But don’t just take that one girl’s word for it. We’re sharing with you BUNCHES of before and after’s because hey, maybe you need a little inspiration. Check it out:

 

Now I know what you’re thinking—where can I get this cut?! (That is, if you haven’t already). Devachan salons – there are four: two in New York City, one in White Plains, New York, and one in Los Angeles. You can book an appointment at any of those salons right here. Don’t live there? Don’t cry. It’s going to be okay. There are hundreds of Deva-trained stylists across the country, and you can find them using the DevaCurl Stylist Finder. There are three levels of training: Inspired, Advanced, and Certified (Certified being the highest level).

Already booked your cut and want to know the do’s and don’ts of how to arrive, or learn about what to expect? Check out this post.

If you have gotten a DevaCut, share your experience (and your before and after photos!) with us in the comments below.

 

90’s TV Curl Crushes

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There are some things that will never go out of style.

Case and point: The iconic ‘dos of our favorite curly characters. Let’s be honest, their hair styles are cult-classics. We’ve all been obsessed with at least one (Debra Messing, if you’re reading this, I will never not want your hair).

And now, we’re showing you how to get THAT hair. I know. I KNOW. I’m excited too.

But, let me preface by saying: you need to have the right texture to get some of these looks. I’m sorry, but currently there is no magic product to give you Denise Huxtable’s hair if you actually have Phoebe Buffays’s texture (But if there was, that would be freaking AMAZEBALLS—brb I’m going to send a note to the DevaCurl Product Team).

The tips and cocktails we’re about to share, are based on the given texture of the actress, and achieving the type of look they rocked (big volume, soft definition, etc).  Slight side note: Why are so many Hollywood curls manufactured?! UGH. C’mon guys. Whatever, we’re going to make believe a little bit here. Speaking of make believe…you might also spot a few curly girls from the early 2000’s, just pretend they’re from the 90’s. The hair was too good to leave out and you know it.

Alright, ready? Lights, camera, CURLS!

Curly Costume Inspiration

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Tis’ the season for spooky celebrations. Feeling stumped when it comes to your costume? You’re in luck. We’ve compiled some amazing ideas that leverage your best asset.

OMG, I meant your hair.

Curly Girl Spotlight: Lynn Kate’s Big Volume Routine

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I like Big Volume and I cannot lie. You other curly girls can’t deny. When a girl walks in with big volume in your face you get JEALOUS.

Okay, I’m sorry, I had to. You knew that pun was coming eventually. But seriously, look at Lynn’s hair and tell me you’re not swooning. Her hair, it’s full of volume secrets. And now she’s sharing them with us. Let’s break it down.