When trying to perfect your natural curl look, especially the beloved wash-n-go, the cut does matter. Afraid of the shears? Don’t be. Cutting won’t stunt your hair growth, but it will give you the best curls you’ve ever seen and allow your curls to reach their maximum potential.

At the Devachan salon, stylists pride themselves on the popular “dry-cut” method where guests are cut in a natural state without heat or water. As for me, I’m the biggest fan of this method so I can see exactly what my hair will look each day when I wash and style.

To accurately depict the power of the cut, we asked curl-maestro and co-founder of Devachan, Denis DaSilva, to demonstrate on four ladies how to go from nice curls to eye-catching curls in no time.