I totally am right with you slivola! I've been going to Gloria for about a year now... and then I got her note about moving overseas.
I wasn't sure how long I was going to go without a trim, so I had a friend who is a stylist do it, but it's just not the same when they aren't accustomed to cutting curly hair.
I suppose if I just get my hair cut less often, then the price would even out, but man you just couldn't beat Gloria for the quality & the price.
type 3a/b, baby fine to medium, normal to high porosity except the canopy which is high.
recently chopped off about 4" - HOW LIBERATING!!! Learning to love my hair again instead of hating it for being a knotty mess.