I had went to a stylist when I was about 18 who, when I sat in the chair and she started to really look at my hair, told me I had the worst perm she had ever seen. She recommended I cut it ultra short and start over.
She did not believe me when I told her it was natural. I got up and left! I thought, if you can't even recognize curly (3b/3c) hair, you better get away from me!!