Rezo Cut: DIY Step-by-Step for Cutting Curly Hair at Home

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Looking to transform your curls with a fresh, new haircut? You’ve got a ton of options to choose from, but one that you’ve got to know about is the Rezo Cut, a relatively new style that has been making waves online within the curly world.

Whether you’re totally new to the Rezo cut or you’d like to know more, we can help. In this article, we’ll tell you what the Rezo Cut is, who created it, how it’s different from other curly cuts like the Deva cut, and more. 

What is the Rezo Cut? 

The Rezo Cut is a popular dry cut that creates enormous volume at the crown of the head while preserving the length of the curls. Because of this, the haircut is flattering on everyone, regardless of their hair type.

With this haircut, the curls can move about freely, adding personality to the overall look. 

Perhaps the best thing about the Rezo Cut is that it’s more versatile than most other curly girl cuts. When done correctly, it looks great whether your hair is curly or straightened.

The cutting technique can also be altered to create different results (less volume, more volume, bangs, etc.) and works on all hair types.

Curly girl with type 4A curl pattern wearing a Rezo Cut from the Devachan Salon.

Who Created the Rezo Cut? 

The Rezo Cut was created by Nubia Suarez, a mega-popular stylist and curly hair guru who owns Utopia Salon & Day Spa. According to Curl Expert, Nubia Suarez, the Rezo Cut uses circular cuts and triangular parts to create flawless shape, body, and balance. 

Rezo Cut vs. Deva Cut

Black woman with a curly cut that highlights her type 3C and 4A curl patterns.

Some people get confused between the DevaCut and the Rezo Cut. While both cuts are performed on dry hair, there are some distinct differences you should be aware of.

The DevaCut refers to a curl-by-curl cut that focuses on framing the face and making each of your loose curls look great.

It’s a curl-cutting technique that’s best for those who usually wear their curls in their natural state, as a DevaCut rarely looks good on straight hair or after blowing it out.  

On the other hand, the Rezo Cut does not primarily focus on framing the face. Instead, it focuses more on adding volume and movement.

The Rezo Cut technique also differs from that of the DevaCut. The Rezo Cut requires a distinctive cutting technique that utilizes a special parting technique and circular cuts versus cutting curl by curl. 

How to Do a Rezo Cut


If you’re new to cutting your own hair, we strongly suggest that you find a hair stylist (curl specialist) in your area who is familiar with how to do a Rezo Cut. This will help you prevent a disastrous haircut.

But if you’ve got a little bit of experience under your belt, you could create a beautiful Rezo Cut from the comfort of your home, and we’ll show you how to perfect the cutting technique. 

If you want to do a Rezo Cut yourself, this section is for you. We’ll tell you exactly what to do to get a bomb RezoCut without the expensive salon trip. 

A young African American female is showing off her new curl cut using the Rezo revolutionary technique.

Gather Your Materials

The first step is to gather all of the materials you’ll need for this style. For a Rezo Cut, you’ll need the following items: 

  • Haircutting shears
  • Alligator clips
  • Rattail comb

Shampoo, Condition, and Style

To get the best results, you should ensure that your hair is in the style that you’d normally wear. That way, you’ll know how your hair will look at the end as you’re cutting it.

If your hair is super dirty, stretched out, or caked in the build-up from heavy products, we recommend starting from scratch with a shampoo session. 

Shampoo your hair as you normally would, unless you regularly use a sulfate shampoo. Non-sulfate shampoos are much gentler on the hair and can achieve the same cleaning results as sulfate shampoo.

We recommend switching to a moisturizing non-sulfate shampoo if possible. Focus the shampoo on the roots of your hair, and then rinse thoroughly. 

Follow up the shampoo session with a conditioner or deep conditioner. A deep conditioner will leave your hair more hydrated than a regular conditioner can.

However, you may be able to get by with a regular conditioner if you’re not dealing with chronic hair dryness.

Apply the conditioner or deep conditioner to all of your hair, focusing primarily on your ends, and then rinse thoroughly (wait a few minutes before rinsing out the deep conditioner). 

Now that your hair is clean and conditioned, it’s time to style it how you usually wear it. Most women who opt for a Rezo Cut wear their hair in a wash-and-go hairstyle.

Apply your leave-in, moisturizer, styler, and/or gel, and then dry your hair as usual. 

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How To Do the Rezo Cut at Home

Now you’re ready to start cutting. Take the following steps to do a Rezo Cut at home. 

  1. Part your hair into 3 sections. Use your rat tail comb to part your hair horizontally from ear to ear. Then part it again down the middle (from the front of your head to the horizontal part). You should have two sections on each side of your head and one large section in the back. 
  2. Use alligator clips to hold each of the three sections in place until you’re ready to work on them. 
  3. Release the back section of hair from the clip and separate out a horizontal section of hair (about one to two inches in thickness). Clip the rest of the hair up and out of the way. 
  4. Smooth the section of hair downward and gather it into a round shape as if you intend to put it in a low ponytail. 
  5. Determine how long you want the back of your hair to be, and then clamp the hair down at that point with your hand. 
  6. Flip the section upward and cut the excess hair off. 
  7. Release another horizontal section of hair from the back and use the bottom section as a guide. Be sure to hold the hair in a circular formation before cutting each section. 
  8. When you get to the front, follow the same steps, except you’ll section the hair in the shape of triangles. 
  9. Choose the length you want your hair to be in the front, cut it while holding it in a circular formation, and then use the front section as a guide for how long to cut the rest of the hair. 

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How to Maintain a Rezo Cut

African American female with an even length hairstyle in its curly state wearing a black and white striped shirt and beige pants.

Maintaining a Rezo Cut is all about getting it trimmed as needed. The amount of time you should go between trims will depend on the texture of your hair.

If your curls are loose, you should go for professional maintenance every 3 months or so. But if you’ve got tight curls, you can wait as long as 6 or more months between maintenance appointments. 

There’s also the element of preference. You may like how your hair is looking as it’s growing out, and if that’s the case, feel free to go a bit longer between maintenance sessions. 

At-home Rezo Cut maintenance is an option for anyone who’s comfortable around a pair of hair shears. All you need to do is go through the cutting process outlined in the previous section – just be sure not to take off more than a half-inch to an inch of hair at a time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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How Much Does a Rezo Cut Cost?

The cost of a Rezo cut can vary depending on several factors, including the location of the salon and the stylist’s experience. On average, the cost can range anywhere from $90 to $200+. Prices may also vary based on the level of detail and complexity of the cut, as well as any additional services that may be required.

How Long Does a Rezo Cut Last?

A Rezo cut’s longevity depends on the individual’s hair growth rate, the styling products used, and the individual’s hair care routine. Typically, a Rezo cut will last anywhere from 3-6 months. To maintain the cut’s look and shape, get regular trims every three months, use nourishing products, and avoid heat-styling tools.

What’s the Difference Between a Rezo Cut and Deva Cut?

Rezo cuts are personalized to enhance your natural curl pattern. It’s done on dry hair and focuses on removing weight and defining curl shape. On the other hand, Deva cuts follow the “Curly Girl Method” and are performed on wet hair, cutting each curl individually to maintain its natural shape and minimize frizz while promoting curl definition.

Which Is Better Deva Cut or Rezo Cut?

Whether a Deva Cut or a Rezo Cut is better depends on your personal preference and hair type. Deva Cuts are all about face framing and shaping curls to enhance their natural beauty. A Rezo Cut aims to maintain an even length throughout the hair and enhances curls’ natural shape and definition by freeing them from the root area.

Is a Rezo Cut Worth It?

The value of a Rezo cut depends on personal preference and hair type. Many people find it helpful in enhancing their natural curls and improving the overall look and shape of their hair. However, it ultimately depends on the individual’s goals and expectations for their hair. It’s recommended to research and speak with a stylist before making a decision.

How Often Should You Get a Rezo Cut?

On average, curly hair typically requires a trim every 3 weeks to maintain it. However, some people may go longer in between cuts if they prefer. Getting a Rezo cut every 3 months is recommended, as curls tend to shrink over time and can cause the hair to lose its shape and definition.

Is a Rezo Cut Done on Dry Hair?

Rezo cuts are performed on dry hair because curls can shrink and change shape when wet, making it difficult to achieve an accurate cut. By cutting curls dry, a stylist can see their true length, shape, and texture, which allows them to provide a more customized cut that enhances the individual’s natural curls.

Is Rezo Cut a Dry Cut?

Rezo cuts are typically performed on dry hair. The dry-cutting technique allows for a more precise and accurate cut because the stylist can see exactly where to make each cut to enhance the curl pattern. It’s sometimes easier to maintain the natural curl pattern and shape of the hair when it’s not wet.

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Finally, if you make a mistake while cutting your hair at home, click here to learn how to fix a bad layered cut. We hope that this article has answered all of the questions you had about the Rezo Cut.

If you are looking for a haircut that enhances your curls’ beauty while giving them outrageous volume and movement, a Rezo Cut may be the perfect cut for you!

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