In all my years of living in the South Bay area this is the only stylist i've come across who can properly cut and style curly hair. Most stylist in this area are use to straight or chemically altered hair so when it come to dealing with curly hair they do a half-hearted job (in my experience). Alex doesn't only know how to cut naturally curly hair but he also has extensive knowledge on the proper care and the types of products that should be used by people with curly hair. Ever since he started cutting my hair i've noticed that it started growing in more healthy and beautifully (which means a lot to me because i've had a lot of damage due to relaxers, REALLY bad highlights, and crappy haircuts), it's actually because i started noticing these changes in my hair that i decided to go natural. The salon itself itself is very modern and welcoming, so chic! AND! it's located in one of the most glamorous streets in the South Bay - 3rd Avenue. The salon has soooo many products to choose from, a variety of makeup and nail polish, and best of all sooo MANY cute accessories! I've been going to Jade by Alex for four years now and i highly recommend it! it's a bit pricey but WELL WORTH IT! trust me! And in my experience my hair grows in very neatly, I will never ever let another stylist cut my hair! So if you're in the South Bay Area and need a haircut (no matter how damaged your hair is, and trust me my hair WAS DAMAGED!), you should try this salon out, you'll love it! i guarantee it!