What does being straight have to do with it? :X My current stylist is a straight man and he's awesome at cutting curly hair!
Anyways, the only bad experience I've had was when I started to take out my cartilage ring so a brush wouldn't get caught in it and the girl who was about to cut my hair said, "No no, leave it in. It won't be a problem." So I left it in and left twenty minutes later with a missing ring and a bleeding cartilage.