The Mint Cut
Questions and Answers:
So what is the mint cut?
A Mint Cut cut is an intuitive and technical dry cutting method specifically designed for the curlies around the world, inspired by the leading curly brands including DevaCurl. By working with your curls in their dry, natural state, we are able to achieve the best shape and length for YOUR curls- no two Mint cuts are the same from curly person to curly person because each cut is specifically designed for your curl type(s) and head shape. Not only are your curls a deciding factor in your personal experience, but your lifestyle. You will have a thorough conversation with your stylist so we can all be on the same page when it comes to who you are as a person and what your curls are to you personally.
What is the pricing?
Mint offers four levels of Deva-Inspired Stylists.
Our Educator Stylist, Jordan, (Level 3) is a National DevaCurl Educator and Certified through DevaCurl. Jordan has spent seven years perfecting her craft and has taken all available classes through the NYC and LA academies. She teaches Level-1 cutting around NYS, New England, and locally. All Deva-Inspired services with Jordan are priced at $100/hour.
Our Level 2 Deva-Inspired Stylists specializing and highly trained in the DevaCurl waterfall, DevaBOB, and Deva Pintura services. They have had extensive training through the DevaCurl Academy as well as through owner, Jordan. They are priced starting at $70/hour.
Our Level 1 Deva-Inspired Stylists have begun their journey with DevaCurl. They have taken the level-1 cutting course and have continued education at Mint allowing them to cut the acclaimed DevaBob and provide Pintura services. They are priced starting at $50/hour.
Our Trainee Stylists are currently learning from Mint and will be beginning their journey with the DevaCurl Academies once they are ready. They will cleanse and dry clients for level 1-3. They may take cut clients under the supervision of level 2 and 3. Clients working with our trainees are considered models. They are priced starting at $40.
How long is my appointment?
A first time Deva cut appointment will last anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours, including a lifestyle conversation, curl consultation and a coaching session for at home care.
Returning Mint cuts usually last 1 hour.
Can I have a consultation first?
Of course!! All potential curly clients can feel free to schedule a complimentary 15-minute curl consultation prior to a Deva cut or do an email consultation with one of our stylists. A consult is a great time to meet one-on-one with your curly specialist and to have all of your questions and concerns addressed. We are here to support your lifestyle and your curl's own personality.
So, is mint salon for me?
About 75% of us fall somewhere within the Curly Spectrum, from very loose beach waves to a tight corkscrew. No matter where you are, the Mint cut will work for you. We believe that it's what's inside that counts, we work with you emotionally to find the best options for you.
How do I learn how to style at home?
A Mint cut involves a coaching session at the sink that teaches you the best methods for cleansing, conditioning, and styling your curls. You will leave Mint Salon with the knowledge to keep your curls happy and healthy. We use DevaCurl, Surface, and HairStory products at Mint, which are all available to take home!
How often do I need to come in?
Mint cuts are known for their longevity, most Mint guests will come back anywhere from 8-12 weeks depending on their length, curl type, and shape. It is all up to your personal lifestyle and goals.
If you have any additional questions on the process of a Deva cut, our staff is more than happy to guide you through the process.
**It is important you arrive with your hair thoroughly detangled. We will charge a detangling fee if extra detangling is required prior to the service.Please let us know if you would like a detangling session during or prior to your appointment. When you arrive your hair should be down, dry, and in it's natural curl form with minimal use of product so your stylist can see where your hair falls naturally.
**Due to the nature of our schedule, we ask that you give a minimum of 48-hours notice to cancel or reschedule your appointments. Your appointment is specifically and uninterruptedly yours. Without proper notice, the time slot will not be able to be filled and a cancellation fee will be charged to cover your service provider's time in the book.