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Marie Cesar is amazing! I'm a guy with 3b hair just past my shoulders. Having long hair is relatively new to me, and getting "real" haircuts is even newer. For me, the expertise Marie has is an absolute necessity. She tells me everything she's doing and using, and makes sure I know exactly how to do it on my own at home. She is definitely one of a kind. Yes, it is expensive, and the Deva Cuts take a long time (2ish hours); but they have to cut, wash, style, dry, and cut again. For my hair, the drying alone takes 30+ minutes. To me, that is a good thing. What you are paying for is the time of a true expert. All those hours, and those pricey products (which they use very generously when they style you) to me, justifies the price. Oh, and it definitely helps that the place is always filled with laughter and kindness. I look forward to my time there.
tl;dr I would NOT suggest going to Madu Salon.The stylist that I had did an acceptable job cutting my hair, though the DevaCut took 3 hours. I've had ~15 DevaCuts in my life, and until now none have taken more than 90 minutes.Most seriously, the process of booking the appointment was extremely painful. The first appointment that I booked was cancelled the morning of the appointment due to the stylist having family emergency. Fine. This is reasonable. I was rescheduled for an evening the following week. The day before the second appointment, I received a call from a Madu Salon receptionist, who said that my forthcoming appointment had been scheduled too late in the day for a DevaCut and could I come in 2 hours earlier (at 3pm on a workday). I could not, so I was rescheduled to 10am the following Saturday.The day before the third appointment, I received a call from the salon notifying me that the salon didn't even open until 12pm on Saturday so could I please come in then. Note that the receptionist had previously suggested 10am on Saturday, so the mis-scheduling was her fault.By this point, I was very frustrated with the salon, and I shared that I had now been rescheduled three times with the receptionist. To their credit, upon hearing this, they said the stylist would come in earlier to honor the original 10am appointment.Nevertheless, the number of times (3!) that I had to reschedule this appointment was absurd. Frankly, I would have picked a different salon after the second time I was rescheduled, but Madu Salon had charged me the full $100 for the appointment up front and the idea of getting on the phone with them again made me sick to my stomach.
I booked an appointment online for my daughter as a surprise for Christmas. She's 22, with amazing hip length loose curls, but she wanted a change and some style. We both have been using Deva curl products for about 2 years now, but neither of us has had a cut by a Deva trained stylist. It was super easy to book online, with bios and calendars for all the stylists at Madu. Plus #1 for our busy lives. Confirmation was great and prompt. Andriana was AMAZING! Friendly, knowledgeable, easy to follow, and we both learned a lot! My daughter LOVES the way her hair turned out. She loves that she knows more about how much product to use and which are the best Deva products for her hair type. I can't say enough great things about the salon and about Adrian. Highly recommend!
With the exception of one cut 9 months ago, I haven't let anyone else touch my hair other than Latasha. She's a true artist and understands that one head may have many different curl patterns. She expertly gauges how to style and cut my hair, which is exceptionally tight curls in the crown, with looser curls surrounding it. I could not be happier with the past two cuts that she's given me.
Ginger is an absolutely amazing stylist! She helped bring my curls back to life with an amazing cut and treatment. Her warm touch and bubbly personality kept me laughing and enertertained my entire experience. She's confident in her skills and knows how to cut curls with care. Id recommend her to any #curlfriend!
It might sound dramatic to say that a haircut and some hair education can be life changing, but for all those curly girls out there that kept their hair braided for the first 18 years of their life I think you won't find it so hard to believe me. I've been going to Ginger for Deva Cut / Color for years and she is the best! She is not only a great person and a joy to be around but she also really keeps up on her hair cutting techniques products and coloring. She is helpful when I don't have much direction for what I want but know I just want something "different" and I trust her to know me and to give me a cut that is right for me! I get TONS of compliments on my hair and curly girls ask me where I get my hair cut frequently. I always recommend Ginger at Madu salon. The curly friends I have that have gone to see her have also become long time customers of hers because they realize no one is better! Give Ginger at Madu salon a try you won't be disappointed.
I had a wonderful experience at MaduSalon. Isabel was magnificent. I had a devacurl cut, a lesson on how to take care of my hair and maintain them curls.It was lovely to see so many curly heads at MaduSalon. It is time for curls to rule.
I was referred to Latasha Lathen by a friend because I loved her Devacut. When I arrived everyone was super friendly and happily bustling around giving great care to each client. The atmosphere was lively with fun music. I was offered water, hot tea and even a great tasting champagne. I learned so much from Latasha about how to take care of my naturally curly hair. She was warm, personable and very knowledgable. Previous shops never understood my hair but I definitely enjoyed my experience at Madu Salon, they now have a new loyal customer!
I found, no stumbled into, the Madu Salon via a Bloomspot 50% coupon way back when...my first DevaCut was done by Latasha and as they say: The rest is history!! I never had another hairstylist for many years in SF. She cut and styled my hair like no one before her. Most impressive is her ability to cut a DevaCut!! Months later my hair always was looking great. She taught me how to style it with the Deva products, never went back to any other line of products. And last, but most certainly not least, Marie, the owner, runs the salon like a good old beauty parlor, always laughter and great conversations!!! Now I have to find a new stylist in NYC and hope she/he will be as great as Latasha is.
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This revolutionary cutting technique was designed for curls, waves and all natural textures. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, while dry, in its natural state according to your lifestyle, personality and preferences. This service includes a curl coaching session and a personalized DevaCurl product prescription that makes it easy to maintain your style at home.
This customized cutting technique springs from the DevaCurl foundational principles catering to highly textured, super curly clients. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, in its natural state, according to your curl pattern, desired style, personality and lifestyle. This service includes a personalized curl coaching session and DevaCurl product prescription that makes it easy to maintain your style at home.
Your stylist will use our signature dry-cutting technique, so please arrive at the salon with your curls detangled and dry, in their natural state. Before your appointment, it’s best to let your hair hang loosely—avoid ponytail holders or clips.
This award-winning technique was designed to add gorgeous, light-reflecting highlights to curls. Pintura Highlighting offers the perfect harmony and balance to curls giving brilliance and dimension to perfectly compliment your DevaCut.
The beauty of this service is the customized design for every client. The luxurious process begins with a thorough cleanse and conditioning. Next, your stylist will shape and style your curls the way you want them to fit your lifestyle. This service is perfect for those who want to embrace their curls, and learn the fundamentals of daily curl care.
Customized and designed for every client, this service provides tremendous value when caring for super curly hair. Whether you are already wearing your hair natural or making a transition, your Deva trained stylist will guide you on a path to revealing your curls’ greatest potential! The luxurious process begins with a thorough cleanse and conditioning, followed by a coaching and styling session for daily curl care. Your stylist will guide you with styling choices and appropriate products for your hair so that you look and feel as beautiful as you are.