Oh that's soo good!!! I am very happy for you that it went well. I think we are usually better at styling our own hair so I am sure you will do fine.
Good for you! I want to see photos!
This makes me feel a little better when thinking about getting a haircut. It's been about 2 years since I had it cut at a salon (I trim it myself). I'm nervous about going anywhere and there are no Deva stylists around here (not that I follow the curly girl routine strictly.) I think in the past I have gone years between cuts. In fact, before that last one, I think I went 3 years (since before my wedding). The cut I got 2 years ago was very good (and was not a dry cut), but it was right after I discovered this board, and I hadn't found a routine that worked for me yet.
I can't decide whether I should cut my hair to shoulder length in the front again or keep growing it and see how it goes.