After years with another area stylist, I'm jumping ship. I've found someone who not only knows how to cut curly hair, but knows ABOUT curly hair. All the things I thought I knew about my hair texture (it's actually coarse), or about where it's really curly (more on top--not underneath) he explained! I learned new ways to style it at home, and I was able to actually do this the next day by myself. Hallelujah!!