I think you made the right decision. I'd NEVER go to an unknown stylist for a big change like that. I probably wouldn't go for a trim, either--but I've been lucky and gone to my stylist for over 30 years. Good luck with the BC when it happens!
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; DM MiraCurls Curling Gelly; UFD Curly Magic; Shescentit LIs; Sevi conditioners; Botanical Spirits Puree, CJ Repair Me