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

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