Ali is a true artist. He turned my curly pyramid head into a beautiful shape. He sat me down first for a counsel and really listened to me as I told him of my hair issues and took them into consideration while cutting. I have had many haircuts in NYC, paid big bucks and have been disappointed. This guy is the real deal, a real talent, and is such a sweet guy with zero ego. Ali is originally from Turkey and is used to cutting thick curly, pain in the but, hair. I recommend him highly!!!