VERY IMPORTANT: At the time of this writing, Topaz has THREE stylists named Raechel, so be sure to ask for Raechel E. I followed Raechel from another salon (a big chain) because I loved her attitude, her own sense of style, her easy going manner and ability to help me think a tad outside the box. I never thought, at 46, that I'd be rockin' some bright red wavy hair, but I am and it looks great and I love it! She has colored my hair several times, always tried to cut for more curl definition, and works with me on a "hair plan" - i.e., how to cover my gray without foreclosing on my house. Love Raechel!
I researched hair cutters before choosing Tanya Steele at Topaz. She is a genius with curly hair. Just had my hair done yesterday and wow. My hair has never looked this good. Not only was Ms. Steele punctual, but she gave me great advice on how to avoid frizzy hair. She didn't try to push product on me but explained to me what she liked and why. She has a great chairside personality as well. Ms. Steele listened to me. She explained why I needed a bit more length off than I wanted and I agreed. Rarely have I encountered someone with such fabulous people skills combined with stylist know how. I do know one thing. I will go back to Ms. Steele. The only way anyone is ever touching my hair again is if she hangs up her shears. If you want someone who not only knows hair but also knows people, you really owe it to yourself to let Tanya Steele style your hair.