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What Are Pintura Highlights?

With the crisp autumn air flowing, the holiday season steadily approaching—and the leaves miraculously turning from shades of green to a variations of red, orange, and yellow—what better way to keep the good times rolling than to follow suit, and embrace the seasonal changes with a splash of color, and transformation.

If change and transformation is on your New Year’s resolution list this year, consider a splash of burgundy, or a high-lift color of blonde to match the everchanging leaves and weather by trying DevaCurl’s Pintura. Don’t worry—it won’t damage your lustrous curls. With the right guidance, and proper maintenance, your curls will continue to flourish, but with a change of tint and tone!

What is Pintura?

Pintura isn’t just an elaborate way to say “hair-dye”, but rather a technique that colorist, and stylist use to apply hues and tones directly to your curls to “paint” or tint your curls without the use of the traditional bleach/foil in hair method. The Pintura method allows colorist to pinpoint exactly which strands of curls look better with different shades of color (lightening, highlighting), to give your style the overall pop of color it needs by adding dimension, and versatility to your hair texture. DevaCurl has been using this method for more than 20n years—and it is strictly exclusive to Deva Certified Stylist who live for giving your curl style and texture the transformation it needs!

How do you prepare for Pintura?

Devachan Colorist, Nicolle Lemonds suggests preparing for the Pintura process with a clean slate, and trimmed ends. “You definitely need to start with freshly trimmed hair for the best color results. A color process can bring out any split ends or previous color or heat damage even if it wasn’t visible before and you don’t want to get a new color only to end up with frayed or damaged ends.” The key to Pintura is curl maintenance, which needs to begin way ahead of the color changing process to help you maintain your healthy hair. A fresh trim before your appointment, within days or at least a month before is highly suggested.

How should my hair look when I arrive for my appointment?

Your hair should be detangled, and in its natural state.
“Coming in with hair up and misshapen make it hard to see your proper shape and can affect the placement,” says Nicolle. Coming in with your hair in its natural state allows the colorist to place the highlights onto your hair according to the shape of its cut, and the pattern of your curls.

What happens after my appointment?

Maintenance, Maintenance, and more Maintenance. Nicolle adds that treating your curls with the same kind of care you did prior to Pintura is important, but should continue even after your trim, and transformation. “Pintura can dehydrate your hair if you don’t take care of it, so be sure to continue doing regular weekly or bi-weekly conditioning masks like Heaven in Hair or Melt into Moisture to not only prep your hair for the service but continuing post Pintura.

What else should I consider before I book my appointment?

Color change is definitely fun, and exciting, but it is a change nonetheless. Senior Stylist at Devachan, Mia Emilio suggests pinpointing the perfect time within your schedule to book your appointment, prior to any events or special occasions. “Curly hair is unpredictable. Never get your hair done the day of an Event or special occasion—always two to three weeks before. Getting a haircut or color service freaks curls out and they may go into shock. The curls need some time to get back into its groove.”

How can I style my hair at home?

Depending on hair texture—use the proper regimen for your curls suggested on Once cleansed, conditioned, and deep conditioned, use your favorite go-to styler as usual, but spray Flexible Hold Hairspray over your curls after styling (while still wet) to set your style, and help your curls last for days to come.