I don't think I'd go to someone unlicensed unless I saw them doing another person's hair first. That being said, I did the same "audition" with my girl and after I saw how well she did another curly girl, I decided to let her do mine too.
I trust no one besides myself with my hair, but Melonnie is the exception.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)