Style Addicts, Need A Stitch Fix?

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Stitch Fix is your online personal stylist. The magic begins after answering a series of style preference questions that are used to create your style profile. Your personal stylist will then pull items based on your preferences and send them to you in a nicely packed box, like the one below.

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On the flap of the box are notes to remind you of how Stitch Fix works. Inside the box or “fix” you will find five items (clothing and/or accessories), a helpful style card, and an item price list. I received the items that I am holding in the picture above, along with the top I am wearing.

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Stitch Fix charges a $20 styling fee that can be used toward your final purchase, which seems super reasonable. If you choose not to purchase any item, you have only lost $20. However, that $20 does not cover half the cost of one item, if you choose to make a purchase.

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Below are highlights of what I appreciated and disliked about my Stitch Fix. Let’s start with dislikes, so that we end on a positive note.

What I disliked about my Stitch Fix…

  • Too much advance notice is required when scheduling a fix, the date availability is limited.
  • Items are overpriced. The quality and cost did not match up for me.

What I appreciated about my Stitch Fix…

  • The personalization. The stylist addressed me by name, took time to review my social media accounts, and included her name with a friendly closing.
  • How neatly the items were packed. I am all about order and organization. I color code my hangers.
  • The style card, it’s a great tool.
  • Free shipping and returns.

Thanks for reading!

Hugs,

Roshell

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Devachan Salon seemed great until my curls…

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I paid Devachan Salon Culver City a visit to cash in on the Free Wash & Curl Set certificate (see below) I received months ago. Devachan washes, conditions, detangles and styles curls using its products.

Few people are allowed to touch my hair, but I decided to take one for the team and try Devachan. The possibility of hair damage seemed very slim considering the salon is all for finger detangling and anti-combs.

Upon entering, the front desk greeted me, offered a robe (in exchange for my jacket) and a glass of H2O. My stylists Stacia soon retrieved me from the waiting area. I relaxed at the wash bowl as she carefully (in tiny sections) finger detangled my hair while explaining the process and products she used in my hair.

After we finished at the princess-like canopy covered wash bowl, we went back to her chair. We previously decided to set my curls in a basic fro. I’m growing out a tapered cut from last year, so my hair is different lengths. The week before my Devachan visit ‘The Natural Hair Whisperer’ Felicia Leatherwood trimmed my ends and they were on point.

While Stacia checked on her other client who had been under the dryer, I snapped a few photos and posted one to Instagram with the caption “So far, so great”.

When Stacia returned, she placed a few metal clips in my hair to add volume while my hair dried. I appreciated that she asked which heat settings I preferred. We went with warm heat and high speed. Everything seemed great until my curls were stiff/crunchy (not fluffy) and my hair looked like blah!

I asked for more volume, so Stacia rubbed the pomade-like DevaCurl Set Up & Above near my roots. That method is not ideal for my curls. Upon further inspection there were dried white product clumps throughout my hair.

Where did we go wrong? I feel that the Devachan method did not prepare her for the variables of my kinky curls and cut combination.

Check out how I style my own curls on the kinkycurlsLA Facebook page or Youtube. I am not formally trained, but I may have been a hair stylist in my past life.

photoWash & Curl Set Certificate and Deva Curl Trial+Travel Kit Plus

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