Michelle was great. My hair is 3c/4a in its current texlaxed state, and was about 2-3 inches at the time. I went for a trim just to get the ratty ends off. Michelle washed my hair and cut it while wet and curly, with DevaCare one condition for slip. She cut only as much as we'd talked about (about 1/4 inch), no more. It had a great shape and was more manageable afterward. She said she's been getting more curly and highly textured hair clients as word gets out that she can cut textured hair. So I guess it wasn't her specialty originally, but I think she does a good job. Only one con -- she rinsed my hair and used DevaCare as a leave-in at the end, but she used a LOT of conditioner and it dried to white film/glops. Oops. Had to blot it out before running errands. So minus one star but otherwise, totally competent and careful hair trimming experience. And a cool little salon.
I had never had my hair professionally done before. I haven't trusted a soul since I was little. Being biracial made me incredibly hesitant about any stylist knowing what to do with me. But I sucked it up, did some research and went to Luxe Salon in Silver Lake. Michelle and the gang were so friendly and really took the time to explain what they were doing, why they were doing it and what my curly hair required. I was completely in the dark as I had been wearing my hair pulled back in a bun since middle school and had ZERO clue how to deal with curly hair. I LOVE MY HAIR. Michelle did such a great job that I get compliments on my hair from strangers. So in less than a week I went from brushing my hair to getting curl compliments from strangers. I cannot recommend Michelle and Luxe enough. They're amazing.