After numerous unsatisfying cuts at trendy, expensive places around Chicago, I decided to try this neighborhood place just a few blocks from my apartment. I had heard Sara was great from a friend with straight hair, but I wasn't sure if I could trust her with my curly hair. Sara is clearly very experienced and talented. She is no-nonsense and will definitely tell you if what you want isn't right for you. She will also take charge if you don't know what you want. I brought in a picture which she seemed to approve of, because she recreated it almost exactly, and it took 15 minutes or less. She threw in eyebrow threading (which looks great!) and upper lip wax and the total was $25. She didn't treat my curly hair like it was anything different or complicated (which was actually a nice change of pace) but she definitely knew how to cut it.